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Chief Melvin at a first responders luncheon Jan. 30 | Photo: Eleanor Skelton
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Port Arthur Police Chief Patrick Melvin issued a response Nov. 19 to the police union's recent no-confidence vote.

Ky Lynn Brown

Ky Lynn Brown, 55, of Kountze, died Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017, at Christus Hospital-St. Elizabeth, Beaumont.

Ky Brown was a lieutenant with the Beaumont Police Department. A32-year veteran of BPD serving on 3rd Watch Patrol, he was recently diagnosed with stomach cancer.

A red snapper is released by Sea Grant researchers.

A team of university and government scientists, selected by an expert review panel convened by the Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant Consortium, will conduct an independent study to estimate the number of red snapper in the U.S. waters of the Gulf of Mexico.

“I look forward to the insights this project will provide as we work to study and manage this valuable resource,” said Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross. “Communities around the Gulf of Mexico depend on the availability of healthy red snapper stocks to support their livelihoods.”


Beaumont firefighters dealt with two major fires the night of Sunday, Nov. 19, Beaumont Fire-Rescue Capt. Brad Penisson said in a statement.

Nicholas Morris | Photo: Jefferson County Sheriff's Office

State District Judge Larry Gist of the Drug Impact Court of Jefferson County accepted a jury verdict Nov. 15, sentencing Nicholas Roy Morris, 28, to six years in prison, Criminal District Attorney Bob Wortham announced.