Marilyn Tennissen Jul. 2, 2007, 5:47am
Beaumont police officers secured the Jefferson County Courthouse after an inmate with a gun held corrections officers hostage at the adjacent city jail. An inmate with a gun at the Beaumont city jail caused a tense morning at the Jefferson County Courthouse Monday.
John G. Browning Jul. 5, 2007, 11:51am
Ah, summertime. For many of us, the very word conjures up images of fun and relaxation, a time of backyard barbecues and lazing by the pool, or enjoying the entertainment options provided by the local multiplex showing the latest and greatest in summer blockbusters and sequels galore.
Marilyn Tennissen Jul. 6, 2007, 7:18am
The clubhouse of the Palms at Pleasure Island Golf Course Since it opened in 2003, the Palms at Pleasure Island Golf Course has had to deal with erosion along the greens of the back nine and recurring problems with a series of course managers. Now one of the latest management companies is taking the city of Port Arthur to court over its contract to operate the 18-hole, 72-par course.
David Yates Jul. 9, 2007, 10:00am
Jennifer Turner More often than not, money is at the root of family conflict. That became evident in Jefferson County recently when a woman filed for a restraining order against her own father, whom she claims is squandering her incapacitated mother's retirement account.
David Yates Jul. 10, 2007, 3:21pm
Bryan Blevins While growing up, Joyce Myers helped her mother with the family laundry, a task that included washing the uniforms her father wore during his almost 20-year refinery career. From 1943 to 1965, Myers' father insulated pipes with asbestos at the Mobil Oil Refinery in Beaumont.
David Yates Jul. 10, 2007, 3:55pm
It's hard to separate a Texan from his pickup truck, and when Bryant Jarnagin's Ford F-150 was repossessed, the man claims he suffered "severe emotional distress." The incident has led him to sue Southern Ford (Central Ford Inc.), the dealership that sold him the truck.
John G. Browning Jul. 11, 2007, 8:00am
As a proud American of Irish descent, I pause now and then to reflect on the many gifts given us by Irish culture: the words of literary giants like Joyce and Yeats, the lilting music of The Chieftains, the stirring spectacle of "Riverdance" and of course the liquid wonder that is Guinness.
David Yates Jul. 11, 2007, 9:33am
The medical malpractice trial of Darlene Spears vs. Dr. Carl J. Beaudry and Christus Health Southeast Texas that was slated to begin in Judge Donald Floyd's 172nd District Court on July 10 was settled before the crop of 40 plus potential jurors could be narrowed down.