Court

Layne Walker, Steven Broussard, Tim Smith and Chad Kolander

When licensed process server Stephen Hartman with Klein Investigations showed up in Jefferson County’s 252nd District Court in May 2013 to serve federal court documents on Judge Layne Walker, he couldn’t have known that the routine service would prompt a series of events that would include not only his arrest, but the eventual arrest and indictment of the sheriff’s deputy who took him into custody and the judge who presided over the

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Bob Wortham

A backlog of felony cases in the Jefferson County Courthouse has Criminal District Attorney Bob Wortham looking for outside-the-box initiatives to expedite justice.

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Calvin Walker

Barring a successful appeal to a higher court, former Beaumont Independent School District electrician Calvin Walker will stand trial in Jefferson County for crimes prosecutors say he orchestrated against the school district and the city of Port Arthur while he worked for the public entities and collected taxpayer funding in the millions.

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(Kountze cheerleaders) Examiner file photo

The Texas Supreme Court has agreed a lawsuit filed by a Kountze cheerleader and her family may be reinstated after being thrown out for being moot in a lower court.

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Montagne Center baketball court

The men’s and women’s basketball teams stepped on the new court at the Montagne Center for the first time Oct. 27.

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When the Washington, D.C. District Court announced that the Beaumont Independent School District trustee election would be placed on hold and not be validated for May 11, it also asked the interested parties in the case to submit additional information. The case was heard before the court to deliberate whether or not a Texas 9th Court of Appeals ruling constituted “voting changes” that would need to be pre-cleared through the Department of Justice.

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