The Beaumont Police Department is hosting a medical benefit lunch for Detective Robert Ener on Wednesday, March 22 from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the training room of the Beaumont police station, located at 255 College Street.

Larry Sanders, the supervisory special agent in charge of the ATF in Beaumont; M

Multiple Southeast Texas law enforcement agencies worked together to execute an operation that led to the apprehension of four bank robbery conspiracy suspects, one of whom is a Beaumont resident wanted in Jefferson County for murder, the Beaumont Police Department and the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Texas have reported.

The Beaumont Police Department first gave news of the arrest of the four men, identified as Micah Johnson, 37, of Humble; Eric Johnson, 36, of Houston; Gerrick Wade, 36, of Houston; and Darrel Williams, 36, of Beaumont.

A snake-eating snake, this rarely photographed 7-foot long indigo was seen on a
Bald eagle resting after being shot from the nest by a teen.

This has been one of the warmest winters on record for Texas, and with all that sunshine comes bad news in the form of snakes.

Beaumont City Council approved rezoning

Tuesday, Feb. 28, Beaumont City Council approved a resolution of support for establishing a new, municipal management district that could lead to residential and retail development on property at the corner of Dowlen and Delaware. The council also approved rezoning that will lead to the development of a new shopping center and residential area on Major Drive near Village Drive.

New municipal management district

Helen Louise Cox

Hardin County grand jurors indicted former Lumberton band booster treasurer Helen Louise Cox for a second-degree felony theft. This new indictment replaces the original, lesser third-degree felony charge. 

A second-degree felony conviction can result in two to 20 years of imprisonment and up to a $10,000 fine.

The indictment filed Feb. 16, alleges that Cox stole between $20,000 and $100,000 from the band booster club’s account from May 25, 2016, to Oct. 18, 2016.