Humane Society of Southeast Texas

Donations to the Humane Society of Southeast Texas can be made at any of these locations: Posh Pets in Nederland, Steinhagen Oil, All Fast Lanes locations, Kinsel Ford, Cowboy Power Sports, all iHeartMedia stations, Puppy Love in Beaumont, Retail Merchants @ 3830 hwy 365 in Port Arthur, Blue's Drive-Thru @ 4000 Lin

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I-10 and US 69N traffic that was already backed up because of a road closure near the Sabine River can expect further delays due to an accident near the Delaware exit in Beaumont. US69 became a detour route because of the 1-10 closure. This detour is now experiencing traffic stalls because of the accident. More information will be released when it becomes available.

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Photo by Kevin King

Collier Ferry Park and Boat Ramp, located at 5390 Pine Street in between Beaumont Country Club and Forest Lawn Memorial Park had been closed due to flooding caused by the overflowing Neches River. According to the National Weather Service the Neches River is nearing a flood record which occurred in October of 1994 and numerous homes in Northeast Beaumont and Rose City are flooded. River levels are near those reached during Tropical Storm Allison in 2001.

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Traffic is currently backed up into Port Arthur and through Pleasure Island and into Louisiana due to an emergency on the MLK bridge on SH 82. The MLK bridge could possibly be closed. Expect delays.

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A highly anticipated event on the crowded festival calendar arrives in Mid-County on March 15. The 43rd annual Nederland Heritage Festival welcomes 100,000 friends and neighbors through March 20 for an annual outpouring of fun, entertainment, crafts, carnival rides, and a delicious array of fair food.

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