A Lumberton Middle School student was arrested March 8 for sending a threatening message regarding the school, Lumberton Independent School District Assistant Superintendent Gerald Chandler announced in a news release the same day. 

According to Chandler, the student was detained within a few minutes of the message neing received. No student was harmed, and the campus did not have to engage in a lockdown.

Tara Hoch of Beaumont

Tara Hoch, of Beaumont, is turning her international passion into a profession.

 A senior political science major at Lamar University, her interest in worldwide affairs stems from childhood experiences abroad.

“We lived in Canada until I was six, but when I was four years old, my family relocated to the Central American country of Belize for a year while my father was involved in the Belize River Watershed Water Quality Project,” said Hoch.

Living in a foreign country was an impressionable experience for Hoch at such an early age.


The Press Club of Southeast Texas invites members and students of all disciplines to the Dishman Art Museum from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Oct. 12 for a free media mixer. The museum is located on the Lamar University Campus at 1030 East Lavaca St.

Meet members of the media from various outlets and learn more about radio, print and broadcast journalism from experienced professionals. Find out what happens behind-the-scenes from producers, camera operators and others who bring the news to homes all over Southeast Texas.


Two teachers trying to break up a fight between two 10-year-olds at Mauriceville Elementary School in Orange were assaulted by one of the students involved in the altercation, reports the Orange County Sheriff’s Office (OCSO).

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The Beaumont ISD Student Services Department will begin accepting Campus-to-Campus Transfer Applications at 8 a.m. Wednesday, May 18, in the Central Administration Building Boardroom at 3395 Harrison, Beaumont. Applications will be accepted through 4 p.m. Tuesday, May 3.

Richard Harvey Jorgensen

A Woodlands High School coach accused of sexual assault of a child was found dead in Sabine Pass on April 14 from an apparently self-inflicted gunshot wound, Port Arthur Police Department Major Raymond Clark told The Examiner. 


Deputies with the Orange County Sheriff's Office arrested a Little Cypress-Mauriceville High School student for possession weapons on campus late Wednesday afternoon, Jan. 13, Little Cypress-Mauriceville CISD Community Relations Coordinator Sherry Combs revealed in a news release. The student was also reportedly in possession of alcohol.


Sergeant Rob Flores said Beaumont Police received a 911 call Monday morning about an ill child on a school bus, possibly having a seizure.

The child was transported to Christus Hospital St. Elizabeth where he died. The hospital contacted Beaumont Police and they in turn contacted BISD Police.

Investigators aren't releasing the student's name.

John Phillip Fuller Jr.

The Orange County Grand Jury has indicted John Phillip Fuller Jr., 28, on one count of Improper Relationship Between Educator and Student and two counts of Sexual Assault, according to a press release from the District Attorney. 

Fuller was a teacher/coach at St. Mary Catholic School in Orange.  He is charged with having an ongoing sexual relationship with a student who was enrolled at the school.


Bad behavior by two students and one parent resulted in difficulties for an area educator and a bus driver in separate incidents, police in Orange report.