The News

U.S. District Judge Ron Clark didn’t buy into the claims of racism and bias argued by defense attorney Dick DeGuerin that Calvin Walker of Walker’s Electric couldn’t receive a fair and impartial criminal trial in the Beaumont division of the Eastern District of Texas and ordered the case remain here rather than be transferred to Lufkin or to Houston.

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The Southeast Texas community is mourning the loss of a Lumberton man who died in the line of duty Wednesday, Sept. 28, at the age of 21.

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He’s devoted 34 years of his life to practicing law and working hard for his clients while maintaining a level of respect from his colleagues in the legal profession that is second to none.

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Despite falling behind 7-0, Lamar tied the score in the first quarter after Andre Bevil connected with Marcus Jackson for an 8-yard touchdown pass and Lamar found itself tied with the Northwestern State Demons heading into the second quarter.

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As the drought that started nearly a year ago has dragged on, gradually wearing away the amount of water in Lake Sam Rayburn’s conservation pool, LNVA general manager Scott Hall has been prompted to take a step further and increase the water shortage status from a moderate water shortage to a severe water shortage.

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