The National Weather Service is calling for a Flash Flood Watch for Southeast Texas and Southwest Louisiana until 6 p.m. Thursday, April 21. 

According to information from the weather service, at noon on Thursday radar had indicated up to three inches of rain had already fallen along Pine Island Bayou in Northwest Jefferson and Southwest Hardin counties with the activity moving slowly east across Beaumont. An additional one to three inches of rain is expected.

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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.

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Members of the Beaumont Professional Fire Fighters Association Local 399 and the Nederland Professional Fire Fighters Association Local 3339, together with the Muscular Dystrophy Association, will fan out across their respective cities Friday, April 22, with boots in hand for the annual Fill the Boot fundraising campaign to help free kids and adults from the harm of muscular dystro

Mary Hastings

The Beaumont Independent School District Board of Managers voted to support terminating Ozen High School teacher Mary Hastings on Tuesday, April 19, after a student-produced video surfaced that showed the educator hitting another student during classroom instruction. The video began circulating April 8, and it didn’t take long for the footage to go viral, ending up on media outlets throughout the nation. The same day, Hastings was removed from the classroom and subsequently arrested.

W.L. Pate

At-large City Councilman W.L. Pate, who is serving his second term as president of Texas Municipal League (TML) Region 16, was elected second vice president of the Texas Association of Mayors, Councilmembers, and Commissioners at a recent meeting of Texas elected officials.

Thomas Anthony Guerriero's mugshot (inset) and happier times

In the summer and fall of 2014, “international financier” Thomas Anthony Guerriero, along with Diana P. Lovera and Victor Lovera, brought a blitz of media bravado to Southeast Texas as he announced his role as the owner of Beaumont’s new indoor soccer league, Oxford City Football Texas, operating out of Jefferson County’s Ford Park.


More than 430 Monsignor Kelly Catholic High School students, 100 faculty members and 40 parents volunteered helping hands to more than 35 local charities and nonprofit organizations during Kelly Springs Into Action Day on Friday, April 15.

Kelly High School, established in 1895, is a diocesan, coeducational high school in Beaumont that, according to its mission statement, offers “cultural diversity, spiritual and personal development, and a strong college preparation in a loving and nurturing environment.”

Photos from Port Arthur City Council meeting

After months of discussion and strong public outcry against the facility, the Port Arthur City Council effectively dealt a deathblow to a proposal to build a meat-processing plant at a Jade Avenue business park.

In 2015, JCAD raised appraisals across the board on one-and-a-half story homes.

A lawsuit against the Jefferson County Appraisal District (JCAD) is gaining traction – and plaintiffs – as more residents are claiming that they too were unfairly and unjustly targeted with inflated home appraisals as part of JCAD’s 2015 administrative decision to raise appraisals across the board on homes classified as one-and-a-half stor

NASA will feature Earth Day exhibits, hands-on activities and demonstrations.

This year, NASA will celebrate Earth Day, April 22, with a variety of live and online activities Thursday and Friday, April 21-22, to engage the public in the agency’s mission to better understand and protect our home planet.

Earth Day in the Nation’s Capital

Thursday and Friday

9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Union Station main hall, 40 Massachusetts Ave., NE, Washington