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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 ...



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 ...



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 Thursday. The Ninth Court of Appeals sided ...



Higher court sides with Kountze cheerleaders in Bible banner case  Beaumont Enterprise

A nearly 5-year-old legal battle over Bible banners could be at an end after an appellate court this week upheld a lower court's ruling allowing Kountze ISD ...



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 ...



Lawsuit Over Cheerleaders Bearing Bible Verses in Kountze, Texas  New York Times

KOUNTZE — There is a new angle to the usual hometown high school football pride on display in the store windows and marquees of this East Texas town.



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 ...



Weather forecast prompts relocation of area Relay for Life  Beaumont Enterprise

The Hardin/South Jasper County Relay for Life event has been moved from the Silsbee High School football stadium to the Silsbee Middle School gym.



In Texas, Cheerleaders' Signs of Faith at Issue  New York Times

In a small Texas town, cheerleaders' writing of Bible verses on banners has led to a lawsuit and questions about religious expression at public school events.



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 ...



Texas AG files amicus brief in Kountze cheerleader case  Silsbee Bee

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton filed an amicus brief on Friday, Sept. 25 asking the Texas Supreme Court to protect the constitutional right of Texas' public ...



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 ...



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 ...



Silsbee florist shares tips for homecoming mums  Beaumont Enterprise

With Homecoming just weeks away, Hardin County high school students and their parents are starting to put a lot of thought into one of the season's most iconic ...



Cheerleaders win temporary injunction in high-profile free speech case  CNN

By Jason Morris, CNN Dallas (CNN)-- Cheerleaders from a small eastern Texas town have won the first battle in their crusade to display Christian religious ...



Trump judicial nominee, top Texas AG official, called transgender kids part of 'Satan's plan'  Dallas News

Updated at 3 p.m. with comments from a leader of the Cornyn-Cruz judicial screening panel and other material. WASHINGTON — Jeff Mateer, a top lawyer for ...



"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 ...



Southeast Texas valedictorians, salutatorians  Beaumont Enterprise

Take a look as we celebrate the top students at each district across Southeast Texas.2014 Valedictorians and Salutatorians ...



17-year-old helps others with autism  Beaumont Enterprise

Kountze resident Michael Greer said his disability doesn't hinder him, only challenges him, and with the right tools and a helping hand, anyone can be ...



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 ...



Perry Appointed Judge Grants TRO Allowing Religious Banners On High School Football Field  Burnt Orange Report

Hardin County District Judge Steve Thomas has granted a Temporary Restraining Order to allow Kountze cheerleaders to script bible verses on signs during fo.



SE Texas graduation dates  Beaumont Enterprise

(File photo) Derrick Mayfield and other athletes sign their letters of intent Wednesday morning. Clifton J. Ozen High School held a ... more. Photo: Jake Daniels.



Texas a battleground for church and state issues  Austin American-Statesman

Texas might not be a battleground state in the upcoming presidential election, but it is home to a number of fights — some ongoing and some already decided ...



Parade ready: Five new art cars you don't want to miss  CultureMap Houston

What is it about art cars that mirror so accurately the attitude of Houston? For better or for worse, we are a sprawling, commuter megalopolis that's dep.



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