Ok, I’ll admit, it has been just nasty outside lately. But as we optimists know, this just gives us a little time to plan for our springtime yards in the better weather to come. Let’s think about using this time to decide what we could do better this year. Or maybe we can use this time to dream about new areas of our yard that we could develop. Maybe we could get rid of a little bit of lawn and replace it with something much more earth-friendly.

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The employees of ExxonMobil raised more than $940,000 for the United Way Beaumon

Through various fundraising events and a traditional campaign, the employees of ExxonMobil raised more than $940,000 for the United Way Beaumont and North Jefferson County, and a corporate contribution of $500,000 brought the total donation to $1.4 million in 2014.

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Chasity Lynette Barks and Pablo Riojas Jr.

A man and woman were arrested in Orange after a traffic stop led police to the discovery of methamphetamine inside the vehicle on Jan. 11, reports the Orange Police Department.

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Officers and EMS personnel responded to more than 50 overdoses they believe are related to use of a “particularly vile” batch of synthetic marijuana being sold in Beaumont that they warn could result in death for users.

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A drunken night of revelry ringing in the new year led to the death of a 38-year-old Vidor man over the holiday, reports the Orange County Sheriff’s Office.

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