The News

Wednesday, June 7, a group of colleagues and friends gathered to dedicate a National Geodetic Survey monument in honor of the memory, educational commitment, and life of Michael Hoke, first Managing Director of Shangri La Botanical Gardens and Nature Center.


Monday, June 26, at about 12:53 a.m., Beaumont Police officers were patrolling the parking lot of Petro at 5405 Walden Road.

The officers made contact with the driver of a silver Dodge Charger and sensed a heavy odor of marijuana. K-9 Gus and his handler responded to the scene to assist. Investigation revealed a black trash bag containing 26.8 pounds of marijuana.

The driver and sole occupant of the vehicle, identified as George Stevenson, 42, from Pascagoula, Mississippi, was transported and booked into the Jefferson County Jail for possession of marijuana.


NASA has achieved a significant milestone in its effort to make supersonic passenger jet travel over land a real possibility by completing the preliminary design review (PDR) of its Quiet Supersonic Transport or QueSST aircraft design. QueSST is the initial design stage of NASA’s planned Low Boom Flight Demonstration (LBFD) experimental airplane, otherwise known as an X-plane.

High 5, June 22

Crime Stoppers is asking for the public’s assistance in getting potentially dangerous dealers and users, along with the poisonous products they carry, off the streets.

To that end, The Examiner features a list of five persons accused of drug-related crimes here each week.

All suspects, considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law, should also be considered dangerous, and no attempt should be made to apprehend them. Call Crime Stoppers at (409) 833-TIPS (8477) with any tips you may have. You could be eligible for a cash reward up to $1,000.


Damage Controlman 2nd Class Garland Jones from Hardin, Texas, gives information about damage control equipment to family and friends of sailors assigned to Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Lake Champlain (CG 57) during a Tiger Cruise on June 21, 2017, in the Pacific Ocean. The U.S. Navy has patrolled the Indo-Asia-Pacific routinely for more than 70 years promoting regional peace and security.

— U.S. Navy