Texas

9:15am

Thu October 16, 2014
Local

Upshur County Assistant DA speaks on prosecuting domestic abuse cases

Southern Arkansas University's Ceil Bridges displays her designs as part of the Clothesline Project traveling exhibit raising awareness about domestic abuse.
Credit Southern Arkansas University

The assistant district attorney for Upshur County, Texas, will speak Friday at Southern Arkansas University in Magnolia about two difficult topics: strangulation and the documentation of domestic abuse.

Becky Ojeman is a full-time prosecutor of domestic violence cases. She’ll talk about how to recognize the signs of domestic violence and effectively document for criminal cases. She says evidence like in the Ray Rice domestic violence case is uncommon.

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7:35am

Fri September 5, 2014
Commentary

Gary Borders: Moving in the Texas summer is an unfortunate reccurence

We moved the newspaper office on a recent Saturday, on the day coincidentally that I marked my 59th birthday. 

It was a day of trying not to strain my back, and doing what I can to assist men much stronger and younger than me to move desks, filing cabinets, and all the other furnishings — in time for us to open in our new location the following Monday morning.

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9:11am

Tue September 2, 2014
Local

Neches River Rally to showcase natural marvel in Beaumont

Paddlers will encounter bald cypress and tupelo trees on a new trail loop through the Big Thicket in Beaumont.
Credit Big Thicket Association

An organization formed 50 years ago to preserve one of the most biodiverse lands in the world -- the Big Thicket of southwest Texas -- is holding its first kayaking and canoeing event Saturday in Beaumont.

The executive director of the Big Thicket Association, Bruce Walker, says paddlers will go upstream on the lower Neches River to explore oxbow lakes during the Neches River Rally.

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7:35am

Fri August 29, 2014
Commentary

Gary Borders: Sunshine Law had chickens at its heart

 

I was reminded of the Sex With Chickens story recently when passing a truck loaded with them, headed to the processing plant. That reminded me of a fight I had with the Leander Police Department four years ago over releasing police reports while running a paper there.

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7:35am

Tue August 19, 2014
Commentary

History Matters: Why Texas takes pride in its lone stars

Commentator Gary Joiner explains the history of the Bonnie Blue, one of the original Texas flags.

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