Shaunte Guillory, shown here greeting new BISD Superintendent John Frossard

Another Beaumont Independent School District administrator has been placed on paid leave, pending the outcome of an investigation into “testing irregularities” on standardized tests, according to information obtained by The Examiner.

Madison Chilton with her parents, Rebecca and Jeff

Vidor High School graduate Madison Chilton has been selected to participate in the elite Top Scholar scholarship program administered by the University of Texas in San Antonio.

school supplies

Saturday, Aug. 15, from 9 a.m. – noon at Lamar State College – Orange Student Center children who attend will receive free school supplies, books, backpacks, haircuts and immunizations as well as the opportunity to take their picture with Batman, Captain America, Iron Man, Spiderman and other special guest stars.

All parents or legal guardians must have valid ID, be present with children and must bring proof of child’s enrollment in Orange County School. You can bring Student ID, report card or letter from the school.

West Brook football helmet

 West Brook Bruin football players will hold their second annual free car wash in the Alex Durley Stadium parking lot Saturday morning, Aug. 15, from 10:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Besides early 6 a.m. practice sessions this week, the Bruins have been out asking friends and family for 10 cent pledges for every car they wash on Saturday.  If the Bruins meet their 100-car goal, that would add up to $10 from each donor.


Texas state Sen. Brandon Creighton came to town this week to deliver a report to the Beaumont Rotary Club on the progress made in the 84th session of the Texas Legislature, which ended in May.

maps show how far Texas has come and how far it has regressed.

The National Weather Service in Lake Charles issued an excessive heat warning for Southeast Texas, including Jefferson and Orange counties, on Monday, Aug. 10, as temperatures soared into the triple digits. That afternoon, the NWS reports, the heat index reached 108 degrees.

LongHorn Steakhouse

The LongHorn Steakhouse at 5920 Eastex Freeway  in Beaumont opened its doors Monday, Aug. 10.


Your taste buds will rejoice at the 13th annual A Tasting for Some Other Place on Tuesday, Aug. 18, beginning at 5 p.m. at the Beaumont Civic Center. Area residents are invited to enjoy tasty tidbits offered by local restaurants, businesses and churches for only $10.

Charrica Green and Amanda Lueke

Since last August, the Southeast Texas Food Bank has had a rare commodity within its walls.

Charrica Green of Memphis, Tenn., spent the last year serving the region as an AmeriCorps VISTA (Volunteers in Service to America) worker assigned to the food bank through AmeriCorps’ relationship with Feeding Texas, the state body that coordinates the Texas network of food banks.