The News

Sharon Rigsby, Beaumont ISD planetarium teacher at the Murry J. Frank Planetarium, has found herself once again on the district’s Reduction in Force (RIF) list.

The original RIF list, containing more than 100 teaching positions, including Risby’s, failed to garner enough support to pass at a Monday, June 30, Board of Trustees meeting.

Darius Treyvon Jenkins

July 24, 2014, at 5:40 p.m., the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office reported that Darius Treyvon Jenkins had been located.


In a press release July 24, 2014, the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office Fugitive Warrant division asked for the public’s assistance in locating wanted fugitive and serial criminal Darius Treyvon Jenkins, 22. Jenkins is currently wanted for burglary of a habitation.


Beaumont police and other law enforcement entities are starting their warrant roundup tomorrow and are advising anyone in the community with outstanding warrants to pay them today or face arrest.

According to a news release from BPD, area law enforcement agencies and municipal courts are joining forces to host the warrant round-up beginning Friday, July 25. Several cities within Jefferson County are participating in this round up.

TEA Commissioner Michael Williams and BISD teacher Alisa Courts

By Alisa Courts

Special to The Examiner

Monday, July 21, The Examiner gave me the opportunity to meet with Texas Education Agency Commissioner of Education Michael Williams alongside various local media outlets. After receiving our clearance to visit with him, we were ushered to the fifth floor of the Edison Plaza building. Moments later, Commissioner Williams entered the room, joined us at the table where we were seated, and greeted us.

Interim Jefferson County DA Cory Crenshaw speaks at a recent Rotary meeting.

Interim Jefferson County District Attorney Cory Crenshaw, continuing to create change and call for action against public corruption and other crime across the county, addressed two separate groups over the course of two days to outline both the necessity of additional requested resources in his office, and on July 23, announcing upcoming BISD