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Colton Shane Guillory

A young man accused of sexually assaulting a five-year-old girl is asking for a jury trial to decide his guilt or innocence.

Colton Shane Guillory, 17, of Groves was indicted by a Jefferson County grand jury Aug. 29 for aggravated sexual assault of a child.

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Curtis Glaze (right) and his wife

After two days of testimony, a Hardin County jury came back with a guilty verdict for the youngster accused of shooting 18-year-old Lamar University student Brian Drake. 

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Dan Rather

Journalistic icon Dan Rather came to Port Arthur this week for the Distinguished Lecture Series at Lamar State College-Port Arthur. The event at the Carl A. Parker Multipurpose Center was originally scheduled for October, but was rescheduled due to Rather’s illness. The 82-year-old whose career has spanned the history of the post-war world was spry and erudite as he made his appearance on campus.

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Texas Commissioner of Education Michael Williams announced Tuesday, Dec. 3, that he has selected Margie Johnson – an attorney with more than 15 years of prosecutorial experience – to lead the new Texas Education Agency Office of Complaints, Investigations and School Accountability.

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An investigation by The Examiner has revealed that BISD’s Facebook page administrator has removed from the page several comments that expressed less than positive feelings some

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Officers from the Beaumont Independent School District Police Department are putting the finishing touches on a case alleging felony child abuse by a middle school educator perpetrated against a 12-year-old boy he was paid to mentor. An investigation into the alleged abuse was sparked Friday, Oct. 29, when, according to the complaining victim, the youth was punched multiple times in the face and chest by BISD Smith Middle School math tutor Michael Fisher.

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The High Street Gallery, located inside the Victoria House, 2110 Victoria St. in Beaumont, will feature the work of John Fulbright on Friday, Dec. 6, at 7 p.m.

Admission is free and prices begin at around $40 for Fulbright’s works, which are created by utilizing pyrography, the art of decorating wood or other materials with burn marks resulting from the controlled application of heat.

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Silva

A Port Arthur man was arrested Monday, Dec. 2 after police say he stole a 64-year-old woman's purse from her vehicle at Super Stop convenience store, 6900 32nd St. in Groves.

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Rachel Clark

On a brisk and blustery Sunday afternoon, winds blow the late autumn leaves through a quiet neighborhood in Beaumont’s West End. Outside a house on the corner of a calm intersection, dulcet tones float gently on the breeze. Inside the cozy home sits Rachel Clark, a 15-year-old Lumberton resident, plucking the strings of a 95-year-old Wurlitzer Semi-grand harp under the watchful gaze of her private instructor, Dr.

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