UPDATE: The Port Arthur Police Department has released the identity of the woman presumed to have jumped off the Rainbow Bridge in the early hours of May 19.

The victim was 57-year-old Rosalynd F. Casey of Orange. 


The body of a woman presumed to have jumped off the Rainbow Bridge early this morning has been recovered. 


U.S. Attorney John Bales announced Thursday, May 14, that a 66-year-old Hammond, Indiana, resident, who had lived in Vidor, has been sentenced to federal prison for child pornography violations committed while in the Eastern District of Texas.

Unidentified suspect and witness in Pinehurst robbery, May 17

The Pinehurst Police Department is asking for help in identifying the suspect of a robbery Sunday evening, as well as the witness to the crime.

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The pace of strategizing, power plays and legislative sleight-of-hand grows more intense with each passing day as the Texas House and Senate confront the stark discipline that the calendar will impose when June 1 rolls around and, by law, the 84th Legislature will end in Austin.

Law Day photos

The Jefferson County Courthouse jury impaneling room was full of excitement Friday, May 1, as the Jefferson County Bar Association along with the Jefferson County Young Lawyers Association celebrated the achievements of local attorneys, students and a few others at the Law Day Annual Meeting.

In 1958, President Dwight D. Eisenhower designated May 1 as Law Day, which is meant to celebrate and strengthen the American heritage of liberty, justice and equality. It’s a day of national dedication to the principle of government under law.