BPD Officer Aaron Wasser sits in traffic watching his monitor as LPR technology
A Bridge City patrol car participating in the warrant roundup utilizes LPR camer
Wasser checks the receipt of a man whose license plate set off the LPR alarm. Lu

The grace period to take care of outstanding warrants ended Feb. 22, and law enforcement divisions from cities around Southeast Texas have joined forces to put traffic violators who have failed to take responsibility for their citations behind bars, or at least make them pay their fines.

Margueritte Humphrey
Margueritte stands with grandchildren Justin and Morgan

During the month of February, The Examiner celebrates Black History Month by spotlighting members of the community whose outstanding actions are exemplary lessons, not only for African-Americans, but also for people of all races. One humble lady stands out not only as a voice for those who can’t speak, but as an advocate for today’s youth.


Kelly's Academic Challenge Team competed in the quarterfinals of the Channel 6 Challenge on February 21 at the KFDM Studios. The team of Brent Johnston, Gio Medina, and Hayden Raps took the lead in the first round and went on to defeat East Chambers High School 270 to 165. The match will be aired on KFDM Channel 6 on May 3 at 12:00 p.m.

Cops and Kids Beaumont

Performance Car Audio is "pumping up support" for the Beaumont Police Department's Cops and Kids Program's Fish Fry Fundraiser taking place Friday, March 6 on the store grounds located at 4055 Old Dowlen Road in Beaumont from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m., and preorders are being taken now through March 3 for delicious fried fish dinners cooked up fresh and for a good cause.

David Parmer

All in-patient services other than emergency services at Baptist Orange Hospital will be referred to Baptist Beaumont Hospital as of June 1, 2015, according to an open letter dated Tuesday, Feb. 24, from Baptist Hospitals of Southeast Texas Board of Directors to Orange County residents.

An IBEW 2286 member and Motiva worker pickets in front of Motiva’s 25th Street g

The United Steelworkers (USW) expanded its unfair labor practice (ULP) strike by launching a work stoppage at midnight Saturday, Feb. 21, at Motiva Enterprises refinery in Port Arthur.

Examiner staff with publisher and editor Don Dodd and his wife, Kristi (center)
Julie Rogers Award winner Tim Sudela

Mental Health America of Southeast Texas presented three awards to outstanding members of the community who have done what they can to give support the area and its citizens at its 54th Anniversary Luncheon on Feb. 17, and The Examiner was proud to be among those honored.


Tradition. It is not just the name of the opening number in the Broadway musical where the fiddler on the roof extols tradition as a way for people to keep their balance; it is also a way we keep a firm grip on the past while moving inexorably into the future.

Word hit Austin last week illustrating that contradiction at one of the state’s leading universities: Texas A&M.

The Great Wall of Fame at AMSET and  African-Americans a Harvey Johnson piece.

The Museum of the Gulf Coast and the Art Museum of Southeast Texas (AMSET) are celebrating Black History Month, and the public is invited to visit the museums to learn more.

The Museum of the Gulf Coast presents Port Arthur native and singing sensation Richard Perkins on Feb. 28 in honor of Black History Month. Perkins is a 1964 graduate of Lincoln High School and a professional classical singer, a deep, mellow bass.


The Art Museum of Southeast Texas (AMSET) invites everyone to “Go for the Gold” on Thursday, March 5, for a chance to win $10,000 in gold or other prizes at its annual reverse drawing. The theme this year is “Rollin’ it Back” as AMSET increases the odds of winning by reducing the number of tickets sold from 500 to only 450.