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Kent Livesay has lots of time to watch soap operas

By The Record | Jul 17, 2018

“Like sands through the hourglass, so are the days of our lives.”

There’s a reason it’s called ‘an obstacle course’

By The Record | Jul 9, 2018

According to the “About Us” blurb on its website, “Showcase Entertainment is the premier provider of party rentals and event entertainment in Houston. The company offers customers everything from bounce houses, inflatables, and water slides, to animals, entertainers and carnival rides and games.

Answer the questions, Texas Watch!

By The Record | Jun 26, 2018

“Where is Texas Watch in objecting to the Houston lawyer who signs up clients on a 45-percent contingency fee and then dumps their matters into appraisal – knowing very well there is no need for a lawyer to handle an appraisal process?”

Paxton has de Blasio’s number

By The Record | Jun 19, 2018

Randy Newman’s song became a kind of anthem for survivors of Katrina, but it actually was inspired by the Great Mississippi Flood of 1927, which occurred after months of heavy rain made Old Man River rise to record heights and breach multiple levees.

It’s ‘all you can eat’ at TWIA

By David Yates | Jun 12, 2018

It’s hard to resist an all-you-can-eat buffet. The idea of being able to devour as much as you want for a flat fee – going back for seconds, thirds, etc. – is very appealing, especially if you have a big appetite. But it’s best to resist the temptation to really get your money’s worth by overeating.

To work in Beaumont, you might need a permit from Judge Walston

By The Record | Jun 5, 2018

Jefferson County District Judge Kent Walston may have no challengers in his bid for reelection, but his allegedly imperious actions in court are being challenged by a former defendant who claims he got railroaded.

Even big companies are innocent until proven guilty

By The Record | May 29, 2018

“The seriousness of poisoning caused by benzene depends on the amount, route, and length of time of exposure, as well as the age and preexisting medical condition of the exposed person,” according to the Centers for Disease Control.

And the winner is -- already known

By The Record | May 24, 2018

The race for 58th District Court, however, is in the bag. Put your money on Kent Walston. He’s guaranteed to win reelection. He could get stuck in the gate, pull up lame, or even run in the wrong direction and he’s still going to win.

Trial nears on “un-level sidewalk” suit seeking $1 million

By The Record | May 15, 2018

Rose Bruton was 82 years old when she died on October 31, 2016. She and her husband had lived in Kirbyville for 46 years before moving to Beaumont in 2015. According to her obituary, “Rose loved reading, gardening, shopping, and volunteering at Kirbyville Christian Outreach and the Kirbyville Public Library [and] was very active in her church.”

Provost Umphrey opposes arbitration, except when it doesn't

By The Record | May 8, 2018

You can't blame plumbers for not liking drain cleaners. The handy, easy-to-use household product doesn't make plumbers superfluous, but it does reduce the need for their services.

How do you unseal a court record that doesn't exist?

By The Record | May 1, 2018

If a court record that doesn't exist can be kept sealed, surely it can be unsealed, too. If it doesn't exist, what's the point of keeping it sealed?

Hey, Nico, you work(ed) for us, so remember that

By The Record | Apr 24, 2018

Can you imagine having employees – trusted and empowered to sign contracts on your behalf – who refuse to share the details of a particular agreement with you? They would soon be ex-employees, wouldn't they?

Penny wants dollars

By The Record | Apr 18, 2018

“We really, really enjoyed it here. Great food and great atmosphere,” says Donna R. in her five-star Yelp review of Republic Chicken in Beaumont. “Man, it was delicious! We will definitely be going back.”

County officials just say no to opioid lawsuits

By The Record | Apr 10, 2018

Remember how self-styled sophisticates howled with laughter when First Lady Nancy Reagan introduced the new slogan for the “War on Drugs” effort back in the 1980s?

It was Just Lunch, but Rice is boiling

By The Record | Apr 3, 2018

Unless you grew up in a strict religious sect, you're not likely to know much about courtship, but courtship is what young singles engaged in before there was dating.

The right to protect ourselves against tyrants

By David Yates | Mar 27, 2018

It's hard to tell sometimes if proponents of gun control are purposely being disingenuous in their arguments or just have zero understanding of the Second Amendment.

I scream, you scream, etc.

By The Record | Mar 20, 2018

Kids have selective hearing. Depending on what you're saying, they may be stone-deaf from a foot away or pick up dog whistles a block away.

Sometimes, falling is your own fault

By The Record | Mar 12, 2018

Playing used to be a lot more fun for a kid because there was an element of danger to it, which made it more exciting.

Would Tina Bradley be another Donald Floyd?

By The Record | Mar 6, 2018

Soon-to-retire 172nd District Court Judge Donald Floyd has been called upon more than once to justify his decisions – and more than once has offered dubious responses or none at all.

Jefferson County District Clerk Jamie Smith needs to try harder

By The Record | Feb 26, 2018

What do Dallas, Galveston, Harris and other Texas county courts have that Jefferson County's doesn't? Transparency. Online transparency, that is. An easily accessible and navigable website that allows ordinary citizens to review court records of civil litigation from home, the office, cell phones, etc.

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