The News

Thomas Nelson Publishing has decided to cease publication of David Barton’s controversial book, “The Jefferson Lies.”

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In the last few months, hundreds of elderly and disabled Southeast Texans have been scammed out of tens of thousands of dollars, an investigation by The Examiner has revealed. The victims thought they were claiming a portion of federal stimulus funds set aside to assist low-income Social Security recipients, when in fact no such provision exists.

Instead, false tax returns were submitted to the IRS in their names, with roughly half of the ill-gotten refund going to a third party. Once discovered, the victims are on the hook for the entire sum.

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First Nico Pearson Memorial Scholarship awarded

 

The Ben Rogers/Lamar University/BISD “I Have A Dream” Program announced the creation and awarding of six new $1,000 scholarships to Lamar University for graduating BISD seniors.

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Jefferson County prosecutor gears up for capital murder trial in Galveston

 

The trial of Jefferson County Courthouse shooter Bartholomew Granger was pushed back to April 2 of next year in light of the capital murder indictment last week by a grand jury, and veteran prosecutor Ed Shettle said the death penalty will be on the table.


The trial was slated to begin on Aug. 20.

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It’s been more than a month since two batches of mosquitoes from Port Arthur tested positive for the West Nile Virus, and now the problem has buzzed its way into Beaumont, according to Kevin Sexton, director of Jefferson County Mosquito Control.

“They were collected on July 31, and we received information yesterday (Aug. 8) that the pool had tested positive,” Sexton said. “It was at Park and Saxe avenues in the South Park area in Beaumont.”

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