UPDATE: Detectives have confirmed that a second victim from the Memorial Day weekend shooting at Magnolia Park has died.

39-year-old John Corbin, Jr., of Beaumont, died this afternoon at St. Elizabeth Hospital, after suffering a gunshot wound to the head. 


I suppose I had dreamed that by the time I reached a certain age or place in life that I would not be fielding quite so many questions. That is not true. I answer questions all day long and into the evenings some of the time, and I find my own questions swim up to the surface and beg for answers during other hours and minutes.

Layla Nejad

Beaumont native and University of Texas senior and honor student Layla Nejad will spend 70 days cycling 4,700 miles from Austin to Anchorage, Alaska, to raise awareness and funds to fight cancer.


UPDATE: State troopers have identified the teen who was killed on his bicycle Friday night in the crash on FM 62 near Buna.

The victim was 15-year-old Dakota Sorenson of Houston.


The Texas Department of Transportation is still investigating a motor vehicle crash that killed a pedal cyclist last night on FM 62 near Buna.

Lumberton’s Phil Brannan with his alligator gar carving. Another of his world-cl

Lumberton’s Phil Brannan just returned from the World Fish Carving Competition held in Springfield, Mo., and won two out of three World Titles. His carvings of an alligator gar and rainbow trout won Best in World for decorative miniature and natural finish.

This competition centers on the world’s best in taxidermy and fish carving.