National attention has been focused in recent weeks on sexual relations between inmates and prison staff in the wake of an escape at the Clinton Correctional Facility in upstate New York. Two inmates escaped with the help of prison tailor shop instructor Joyce Mitchell, who is reported to have had a sexual relationship with at least one of the escapees.
Every year, the Orange County Sheriff’s Office and volunteers from around the area team up to bring children, law enforcement officers and other first responders together for food, fun and fellowship at the annual Cops N Kids Picnic, and this year’s event was the biggest and best yet, Chief Deputy Clint Hodgkinson of OCSO reports.
John Sharp, chancellor of the Texas A&M University System, shared a wide range of topics and experiences, all Aggie related, on Wednesday, June 3, with members of the Beaumont Rotary Club at the MCM Eleganté Hotel and Conference Center.
Burt Lecher, president for Greater Houston Region Model A Restorers Club, showed off derby cars following a Hubley race Friday, June 12, at the MCM Eleganté Hotel. Daingerfield resident Gary Weber of the Tyler Model A Club took first place in the race.
According to a posted agenda for the Jefferson County Commissioners Court, the elected officials are set to appoint a new judge to fill a vacancy left in the County Court at Law No. 2 office with the passing of longtime public servant Judge Lupe Flores. Under regular business to be approved by the commissioners Monday, June 22, the court will "consider filling the vacancy created in County Court at Law No. 2 ... with Mr. Cory Crenshaw, such appointment to become effective June 29, 2015.
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