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Elaine Shellenberger, Gail Showalter, Ines Alvidres, Janet Floyd, Kristi Young,
Mayor Becky Ames speaks at the Pioneering Women event at Beaumont City Hall.

March 2016 is almost behind us as we look forward to April showers and May flowers, but Women’s History Month will not only be remembered for the advent of spring, but also for hosting the first glimpse of Southeast Texas’ Women Who Mean Business.


Crime Stoppers is asking for the public’s assistance in getting dangerous drug dealers and drug users, along with the poisonous products they carry, off the streets. To that end, The Examiner will periodically feature a list of five persons accused of drug-related crimes here in High Five.

“Crime Stoppers and The Examiner are teaming up to fight the drug problem in Southeast Texas,” Beaumont Police Officer Carol Riley of Crime Stoppers said.

Patricia Lambert (left) and Sharon Hendrix

A federal civil lawsuit against former Beaumont Independent School District assistant superintendent Patricia Lambert, who has admitted in federal criminal court to bilking the school district of student funds and participating in a conspiracy to cheat on standardized testing, was dismissed this week, preventing the claimant from seeking to recover monetary damages.

Photo from Riceland presentation

The potential odor that a proposed halal meat-processing facility could have produced gave community members pause and led the Port Arthur Economic Development Corporation (

Dr. Karen Newton (left), chairman of the Rotary Goes To School Committee from th

Site coordinators from Communities in Schools of Southeast Texas volunteered Wednesday, March 23, to assist the Rotary Club of Beaumont with its “Rotary Goes To School” event. This annual volunteer effort sends Rotarians and CISSET Site Coordinators to elementary schools in Beaumont where they read books to the children. Teams of volunteers visit every first grade class in Beaumont including 14 campuses in BISD, All Saints, Harmony, St.