Nick Lampson

Nick Lampson’s stump speech highlights his accomplishments as a “successful public servant and businessman.” The fact check of his  résumé, however, reflects many things that differ from the impression of events that he boasts.


U.S. Senator Ted Cruz is bringing his re-election campaign to Jefferson County for a rally Saturday. The rally is set for 3:30-5:30 p.m. Saturday at Edison Plaza in downtown Beaumont. Talk radio host and Fox News personality Sean Hannity will be there for the Oct. 20 rally, according to Edison Plaza’s social media page. Early voting begins on Oct. 22.   

Those interested can register for this free event at https://tinyurl.com/y9d5srds.

Tina Bradley

Experience. Transparency. Accountability. Equality.

These are just a few of the key components of office Tina Bradley promises to bring to the bench if elected the next judge of Jefferson County’s 172nd District Court.

“I think everybody should be treated equally – no matter what,” Bradley said. “Anybody that comes in my courtroom will be treated with civility, respect, and fairness.”


Early voting kicked off April 24 in Beaumont with just a trickling of its populace turning out to select city leadership. During the first three days of early voting for the May 6 election, just under 2,000 voters made their way to one of Beaumont’s five polling locations – Rogers Park, Beaumont City Hall, Beaumont ISD Administration Building, John Paul Davis Community Center, and Johns Library, with an added roughly 300 mail-in ballots received by election officials.


I have seldom gone to an athletic contest where the home team was losing when I did not hear comments all around me from those who believe they could have done better than the coach—They should have called a pass instead of a run; they should have punted instead of trying on fourth down, etc. etc. Criticism such as this always carries the implication the critic could have done better had he or she been in the shoes of the person being criticized. Being a Monday-morning quarterback is not only large in athletic endeavors, it is also extremely large in politics and government.