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Past articles by Phoebe:

Blessings go back and forth at Some Other Place

At Beaumont's Some Other Place, it doesn't matter who you are or who you know. On Thanksgiving Day, everyone from volunteers to the homeless has a seat at the table. → Read More

Beaumont attorneys sue Catholic bishops, pope

A lawsuit filed Tuesday on behalf of six sexual assault victims accuses Roman Catholic Church leadership of "endemic, systemic, rampant, and pervasive rape and sexual abuse." → Read More

Ousted Groves councilman not giving up fight

Groves voters on Tuesday swept out a young city councilman who was the target of a recall election after nude photos of him from a dating app were anonymously mailed to City Hall earlier this year. The incumbent mayor is facing a runoff. → Read More

Constable who wouldn’t leave is voted out

The Precinct 1 constable seat kept its Democratic heritage on Tuesday as Jevonne Smith Pollard defeated a Republican incumbent who previously said he would not seek election to the post. → Read More

Branick returning as county judge after a squeaker

Jefferson County Judge Jeff Branick held his seat as the county's top executive on Tuesday, staking his claim as the county's first Republican judge in decades with not quite 51 percent of the vote. → Read More

DPS: Motorcycle driver dead after Sunday night crash

According to the preliminary investigation, 2009 Harley Davidson motorcycle was traveling east on the Neches River Bridge and hit a 2004 Sterling dump truck around 10:15 p.m. → Read More

Supreme Court denies appeal of Byrd killer on death row

John William King, 44, has been on death row since his 1999 trial and conviction. → Read More

Newton Co. Sheriff: "Let's secure our empty corn sacks"

Gotta Go. Thought for the week. People seem to read the Bible a lot more as they get older, guess they are cramming for their final exam. Ya'll have a great week. God Bless. → Read More

New sports bar coming to Beaumont

The Texas company has 15 "watering holes" in Austin, San Antonio, Houston and Midland, according to their website. → Read More

Sheriff: Cows, horses on the loose in Newton County

Billy Rowles poses for a photo outside Newton City Hall on Wednesday. Rowles, who gained national attention as the sheriff of Jasper during the investigation of James Byrd, Jr.'s murder, is wrapping up a stint ... more This week's Newton County Sheriff's Report: Hope everyone had a great week. Let me start off by saying " Go Vote". Early voting started Monday. Please take time to VOTE. Deer… → Read More

Branick touts experience in re-election bid

Jefferson County Judge Jeff Branick is running for a third term. Early voting begins Monday, Oct. 22. Election Day is Nov. 6. → Read More

Lampson rejoins political fray in run for county judge

Former congressman Nick Lampson is running for Jefferson County judge. Early voting begins Monday, Oct. 22. Election Day is Nov. 6. → Read More

Atheist group scolds Newton Co. sheriff over ‘prayer meeting’ comment

Newton County Sheriff Billy Rowles came under fire this week by a national atheist organization for allegedly having a "prayer meeting" with a woman accused of abandoning puppies. The sheriff says it was a figure of speech, and not a literal prayer session. → Read More

Beaumont United gets $3.4M cafeteria upgrade

Beaumont ISD board members on Thursday approved a $3.4 million contract to expand the cafeteria and add LED lighting. The project cost will be funded through the district and child nutrition services. → Read More

Beaumont prison employee accepted bribes

A 39-year-old Beaumont woman pleaded guilty to accepting bribes while working at the Bureau of Prisons, U.S. Attorney Joseph D. Brown announced Wednesday afternoon. Charleas Artesha Wilkerson was charged with accepting a bribe as a public official, the U.S. Attorney's office said. She pleaded guilty Wednesday before U.S. Magistrate Judge Keith F. Giblin. She faces up to 15 years in federal… → Read More

Silsbee superintendent to resign

Silsbee ISD's longtime superintendent Richard Bain will resign in December after more than a decade with the Silsbee Tigers. → Read More

Beaumont United cafeteria to expand

The district's board of managers is expected to approve the $3.4 million expansion at the Thursday evening school board meeting. → Read More

Newton sheriff had 'prayer meeting' with woman who abandoned puppies

Hope everyone had a great week. Not too bad around here. Let's see what has been going on. → Read More

Photos: Old detention center now a 'hospital for lost souls'

The halls of the once-dormant Al Price State Juvenile Correctional Facility smell of cleaning solution as busy volunteers prepped for an open house, wiping down forgotten windows and stocking shelves of food for the hungry. → Read More

Abbott gives coastal homeowners a windstorm break

Gov. Greg Abbott on Thursday halted a move by the Texas Windstorm Insurance Association to hike insurance premiums next week, saying that the proposed 10 percent increase would hurt "the people of the Gulf Coast." He ordered a decision be pushed back to next June. → Read More