The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office Patrol Division and sheriff's helicopter, along with Beaumont Police Department K9 and Port Arthur Police K9, were involved in a man hunt this morning, Monday, December 7, 2015.

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IEA Board Member James “Bubba” Martin, District Attorney Bob Wortham, Baylor Wor

IEA – Inspire, Encourage, Achieve, which provides educational and rehabilitative services for Jefferson County at-risk youth by inspiring and encouraging them to achieve, hosted its annual Ben’s Kids Thanksgiving Gathering at Our Mother of Mercy Catholic Church in Beaumont. Family members and community supporters filled the Fellowship Hall for a joyful evening marked by warm hearts and expressions of gratitude. 

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Q. I owe a lot of money and can’t seem to ever catch up with my payments. I am constantly harassed by debt collectors. I have been told that even if I file bankruptcy, I will still owe my student loans. Is this true? They are one of my largest debts.

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Phil Brannan harvested this solid 8-pointer last week while hunting in the Hill

We’re well into the deer season at this point and, as predicted by wildlife biologists, there are some very nice bucks being tagged. Some of the best are from South Texas, but I’ve seen a couple of big bucks from the Hill Country that have better-than-average antlers. And as of last week, some of those Hill Country bucks were in the rut.

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The Beaumont Civic Ballet’s landmark performance of The Nutcracker enters its 44th year, and Southeast Texans will once again have the opportunity to experience breathtaking dance and see young Clara’s fascinating adventure unfold through Land of Snow and Kingdom of Sweets in two separate performances — Saturday, Dec. 12, and Sunday, Dec. 13, at 2:30 p.m. — at the Julie Rogers Theatre in Beaumont.

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