The News

Students from Nederland’s C.O. Wilson Middle School and Flint Hills volunteer

Junior Achievement of the Golden Triangle held its biannual Finance Park event May 17-20 at the Carl Parker Center in Port Arthur. The four-day event centered around local middle and high school students working closely with area businesses in an effort to teach the students how to manage finances. The goal of the event is to help students become better prepared to handle financial situations as adults.

Glenn Joseph

In advance of Memorial Day, a Vietnam veteran in hospice care was given a courtesy many of his brothers in arms never received – a welcome home.

Coordinated by his caretakers at Compassion Hospice, Glenn Joseph was celebrated for his service at an event held at his Beaumont home May 20.


Southeast Texans commemorated Memorial Day 2016 during numerous events throughout the area, celebrating fallen heroes who laid down their lives in service of the United States of America.

In Beaumont, Forest Lawn Funeral Home held its annual ceremony Monday, May 30, beginning in the chapel and continuing into the cemetery where ceremonial wreaths were placed at the veterans’ memorial wall in memory of the fallen and the missing.

handgun in holster

At its May 26 meeting, the 10-member Texas State University System Board of Regents approved the official concealed handgun policy for Lamar University students, employees and visitors that will go into effect Aug. 1.

The policy, created to comply with Senate Bill 11 and now posted online, pertains to individuals licensed to carry a handgun under Texas law. The policy addresses concealed carry of handguns only. Open carry of handguns remains unlawful on the LU campus or premises.

Lloyd “Buddy” Hughes, a 38-year employee of the appraisal district

At the Jefferson County Appraisal District Board of Directors meeting Wednesday, May 25, several concerned citizens, as well as employees of the appraisal district, had their voices heard in the public forum.