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Rice University biologist talks Big Thicket ant research with Kountze high school students  12newsnow.com KBMT-KJAC

KOUNTZE, Texas — A Rice University biologist who researches the Big Thicket shared science with Kountze High School students this month. Dr. Scott ...



The Cheerleaders of Kountze, Texas, and Religious-Liberty Conflicts in the Texas Court System  The Atlantic

The women of Kountze, Texas, have been fighting for four years to put Bible verses on their banners. Their case is a look at what's ahead for religious-liberty ...



Kountze ISD fights back on cheerleader sign ruling  Beaumont Enterprise

Claiming the Texas Supreme Court's August ruling in favor of the Kountze cheerleaders' Bible banners has left "all Texas school districts in the position of being ...



Cheer banners at high school football games still have a prayer [Opinion]  Houston Chronicle

Football and Texas. The words are nearly synonymous. In the land of Friday Night Lights, some joke that football is the state's unofficial religion. But it's the ...



Kountze ISD appeals ruling in cheerleaders' case  Beaumont Enterprise

Kountze ISD has asked the state's highest court to weigh in again on a lower court's ruling allowing cheerleaders to use Bible verses on football run-through ...



Appeals court ruling in favor of Kountze cheerleaders could be last down in battle over banners  12newsnow.com

In issuing its opinion the Ninth District of Texas Court of Appeals ruled in favor of the cheerleaders and overruled all issues appealed by the Kountze ...



SETX football players make college decision  Beaumont Enterprise

Two childhood friends from Kountze are headed to the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor in Belton to continue their football careers on the collegiate level.



Todd Starnes: Texas cheerleaders win a victory for freedom of religious expression – Praise the Lord  Fox News

There are two hard and fast rules in life: don't mess with Texas and don't mess with Texas cheerleaders. The Kountze Independent School District in southeast ...



Tuesday morning fire destroys home near Kountze  12newsnow.com

No one was injured Tuesday morning when fire destroyed a Hardin County residence. Firefighters from Kountze, Silsbee and Lumberton fought the blaze that ...



Appeals court sides with Texas cheerleaders who sued to display Bible verses at football games  Dallas News

AUSTIN — Texas cheerleaders can display Bible verses at high school football games, a state appeals court ruled on Thursday.The Ninth Court of...



In 1994, Muhammad Ali visited Kountze to help community  Beaumont Enterprise

Muhammad Ali once spent three days touring Southeast Texas with former Kountze Mayor Charles Jenkins Bilal, who developed a relationship with the ...



The playoffs have arrived for SETX boys basketball teams  Beaumont Enterprise

The regular season has come to a close, and it's now win or go home season for the Southeast Texas area boys' basketball programs. Silsbee and Memorial ...



Texas cheerleaders continue court fight over Bible banners  CBS News

Atheist groups say a Texas high school cheer team violated the separation of church and state by using banners inscribed with Bible scripture at its games.



East Chambers boys basketball breeze to district title  Beaumont Enterprise

For the second time in three seasons, the East Chambers boys basketball team are district champions. The Buccaneers clinched the outright 23-3A title with an ...



Southeast Texas boxer finds greatness  Beaumont Enterprise

Muhammad Ali spent three days in Southeast Texas in 1994, touring the region with former Kountze Mayor Charles Jenkins Bilal, who developed a relationship ...



Kountze still without football coach  Beaumont Enterprise

The position was vacated almost two weeks ago by Tracy Franklin, who resigned as the head football coach, head baseball coach and athletic director, ...



Kountze pair win first state title in tennis  Beaumont Enterprise

The boy's doubles team of Drew Anderson and Landry Linn garnered the school's first state championship in tennis beating a duo from Wall (6-3, 6-4) in the ...



Hardin-Jefferson volleyball suffers season-ending loss to Livingston  Beaumont Enterprise

The Hardin-Jefferson High School volleyball team let a strong start slip away during a season-ending loss to Livingston, 3-1 in the bi-district round of the Class ...



This is where TxDOT says water is on the roads in Southeast Texas  KFDM-TV News

The Texas Department of Transportation released a list of road closures and where you can expect water on the roadways.Angel San Juan reports live on ...



East Texas cheerleaders told no Bible verses on signs  San Antonio Express

KOUNTZE, Texas (AP) — Some Southeast Texas cheerleaders have been told to stop putting Bible verses on banners for high school football games.



East Texas cheerleaders win first round of free-speech battle over religious banners  Deseret News

The first round of legal battle over displaying so-called Bible banners at high school football games goes to the cheerleaders in the east Texas town Kountze, ...



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

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 ...



"Merry Christmas" Officially Okay in Texas Public Schools  Texas Tribune

Flanked by high school cheerleaders, a rabbi and an off-duty Santa, Gov. Rick Perry ceremonially signed legislation Thursday clarifying that school districts can ...



Kountze's Arnold hopes to cement legacy  Beaumont Enterprise

Senior Grayland Arnold placed his hands on his knees to catch his breath Monday, sweat dripping from his jersey onto the gym floor while his dark eyes focused ...



Kountze head football coach/AD Lance Dale resigns  Beaumont Enterprise

Kountze head football coach and athletic director Lance Dale submitted his resignation Tuesday after one season at the school. Dale said he will move to East ...



LIVE UPDATES: High school football playoff games from around DFW and the rest of Texas  Star-Telegram

The high school football playoffs are here with a great slate of games this evening. Follow along below for live updates from all the games around Dallas-Fort ...



Jasper PD: Man sexually assaulted underage girl he met on Instagram  KTRE

Officers with the Jasper Police Department arrested a 20-year-old man on Jan. 28 after they went to a house looking for two Kountze High School students that ...



Kountze's Joubert aims for 400th win  Beaumont Enterprise

At the regional finals last March in Nacogdoches, Joubert had to pick up his star guard Grayland Arnold off the court following the Kountze Lions heartbreaking ...



Port Neches city council sells land with white cross to church  KBTV Fox 4 Beaumont

Port Neches City Council members have found a solution to put an end to a controversy centering on a white cross at Port Neches Park.Thursday afternoon, the ...



Kountze boys basketball team escapes with win over East Chambers  Beaumont Enterprise

The ball tipped off Chris D'Armond's fingers and landed right in Adam Davis' hands, giving Davis and the East Chambers boys basketball team an opportunity to ...



H-F head football coach/AD applicant list up to 71  Beaumont Enterprise

More than 70 people have applied to be the next head football coach/athletic director at Hamshire-Fannett High School, according to the latest list of applicants ...



LIVE UPDATES: High school football games from around DFW and the rest of Texas!  Star-Telegram

The high school football season is underway with a great slate of games this evening. Follow along below for live updates from all the games around Dallas-Fort ...



Andre Boutte accepts basketball head coach job at West Brook  Beaumont Enterprise

Former Port Arthur ISD Athletic Director Andre Boutte said Thursday he has accepted the head basketball coaching job at West Brook High School. Boutte, who ...



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