Jefferson County Criminal District Attorney Bob Wortham announced May 12 that Melvin Spikes III, 42, of Beaumont, was found guilty of capital murder in the June 2012 strangulation death of Emerson Franklin.
Firecracker is a flame point Siamese mix. He will be a year old in November and has been in foster care since January. He is very socialized and plays with other cats and dogs, large and small. Being a kitten, he is very playful. Firecracker has “feline carbohydrate syndrome,” meaning he has to have foods that have no grain. Firecracker is ready for a loving home and family that is willing to commit and go extra mile and give him the proper diet.
Special Prosecutor Josh Schaffer told The Examiner he has yet to receive word as to when and where a trial will be held for four Jefferson County officials and former officials charged with crimes including tampering with physical evidence to affect the outcome of a criminal prosecution and using county material and personnel for private gain.
The U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Special Education Programs has awarded a $1.25 million grant to the Department of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education at Lamar University. The focus of the grant is to prepare teachers for deaf and hard of hearing students in kindergarten through 12th grade who have additional disabilities. During the five-year project, students will receive full funding to complete their masters’ in Deaf Studies and Deaf Education at LU.
Founding Father and American revolutionary President John Adams envisioned a society wherein free people would be ruled by “a government of laws and not of men.” His remarks and philosophies were emblazoned in the 1780 Constitution of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, the world’s oldest functioning written constitution that soon thereafter served as a model for the 1789 United States Constitution.
Effective teachers not only educate, but also create memories that remain with their students for a lifetime. They don’t just know the content they teach; they know how to explain it in a way that grabs students’ attention.
This little frisky fella is Leonardo. He's definitely not a needy cat. He wouldn't mind if you work long hours as long as you keep his food and water bowl full and his litter box clean. He'll be delighted when you get home and might even want to snuggle with you! We believe Leonardo is around 9 months old. He currently weighs 7 pounds. Please stop by the shelter to meet Mr. Leonardo!!
George Andrew Casseb Sr., 64, of Beaumont, died Sunday, May 8, 2016, at Baptist Hospitals of Southeast Texas, Beaumont. He was born on Nov. 1, 1951, in San Antonio, to Constance and George Casseb, and had been a longtime resident of the area.
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