A popping cork fished over a live mullet, shrimp or mud minnow

One thing is certain in the world of fishing – corks will almost always lead the way to more fish, especially when you are after reds and trout during the hot summer months.

Last Saturday, I was fishing on Keith Lake, along with a ton of other fishermen, and not doing too well with lures. But there were mullet everywhere. The solution was simple – rig up a popping cork, use the cast net to box a couple dozen finger mullet and see what happens. The end result was three reds and two trout within an hour.

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After monitoring the weather that has been predicted for Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018, Lamar Institute of Technology is cancelling all classes for , Tuesday.

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After it was printed, many of the events in the Entertainment section of this week’s Examiner have been canceled and, in some cases, rescheduled due to the heavy rain and thunderstorms expected in the area Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 3-4.

The Bridge City Chamber of Commerce has postponed its Christmas Light Parade until Saturday, Dec. 10, at 6 p.m. 

The Kiwanis Club has announced that the annual Orange Christmas Parade scheduled for Friday, has been postponed to Friday, Dec. 9, at 6 p.m.


The City of Beaumont Emergency Management Division would like to share some tips to help prepare for freezing weather:


With a high chance of rain forecast for the area, City of Beaumont Emergency Management would like to remind you to stay informed and prepare for the possibility of flooding in low-lying areas. Share these tips with friends and family!


The National Weather Service in Lake Charles has issued an excessive heat warning for Southeast Texas, including Jefferson and Orange Counties. Temperatures could reach the triple digits this afternoon, Aug. 10, NWS reports, and the heat index could rise to 115 degrees.

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Flooding is creating traffic issues this morning, July 18.

The National Weather Service issued a flash flood warning and has extended it until 12:15 p.m.

Sarah Dupre of TxDOT reports that in Port Neches, the road is closed at the intersection of SH366 and SH347 due to standing water at 8:47 a.m.

May 8 weather map reports violent thunderstorms will rumble across a wide, highly populated corridor of the Midwest and Plains from Minnesota to Texas on Thursday and Thursday night, May 8. Nearly 40 million people live within the severe storm risk area.

Storms will be ongoing from Kansas to Texas early Thursday, before expanding in coverage and intensity into the afternoon, from the Upper Midwest to the southern Plains.

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After the 2:30 p.m. National Weather Service call Tuesday, Jan. 28, Jefferson County made the decision to reopen all its offices at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 29. If conditions do not improve enough Wednesday morning for roads to properly clear, then that 1 p.m. opening could change, the Jefferson County Office of Emergency Management and Homeland Security said in a press release.

shadow reports thunderstorms in parts of the South this weekend may become strong enough to threaten lives and property.

A surge of warm, humid air associated with a developing storm over the South Central states this weekend will spark thunderstorm development.

The area of concern for severe weather Saturday will reach from part of northeastern Texas to a large part of Louisiana and Mississippi, southeastern Arkansas, southeastern portions of Missouri and western portions of Tennessee and Kentucky.