Beaumont Animal Care has fur-ever friends to spare.

Adopting pets in Beaumont will be easier and cheaper than ever from Thursday, Jan. 3, to Saturday, Jan. 5, thanks to Beaumont Animal Care’s New Year’s Adoption Special. The special will include a lowered adoption rate of $20.19 to celebrate the New Year.

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Beaumont is no stranger to Cajun cuisine. From Sabine Pass to Newton, Southeast Texans are sure to find at least one Cajun eatery available near them. However, in an area where Cajun flavors are so accessible, there are bound to be restaurants that stand above the rest. One of these is Bayou Café. Nestled on Major Drive in Beaumont, this café straight from the bayou, is filled with flavor and personality. From seafood specialties to offbeat offerings this Cajun café is sure to impress. 

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First responders in Hardin County were sent to the scene of a man injured by fireworks Dec. 31 at about 6:30 p.m. on Burns Road. Information from Hardin County officials show Rory McGlynn, 49, of Hardin County was holding a large firework on his shoulder which exploded when he lit it. He had severe wounds to his chest and shoulder from the explosion.

Deputies on the scene performed CPR as they awaited emergency medical responders. McGlynn died on the way to a local hospital. Hardin County deputies are investigating the incident.

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The Beaumont Police Department responded to a call in reference to a burglar alarm in the 600 block of Goodhue around 2:30 a.m. Jan. 1. While officers were en route, dispatch received a call from the owner of the residence. The homeowner advised he had shot someone breaking into his home. 

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Port Arthur Police Chief Tim Duriso and Jefferson County Criminal District Attorney Bob Wortham held a press conference Monday, Dec. 31, regarding the Dec. 28 officer-involved shooting, which resulted in the death of 35-year-old Shayne Lyons. Lyons' family was in attendance and identified him as the man killed in the Friday afternoon incident.

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