The News

Sal Guerrero and Bob Wortham

The Beaumont Public Schools Foundation held its annual Fiesta Breakfast at Casa Olé in the Target Shopping Center on Tuesday, Oct. 24, and, thanks to support from the community, met its fundraising goal of $20,000.

Susie Roebuck Mammography Center

Christus Southeast Texas unveiled the Susie Roebuck Mammography Center on Wednesday, Oct. 25, at its Southeast Texas Outpatient Center – Mid County location.

Willie Paul Rideaux | Photo: Jefferson County Sheriff's Office
Handgun seized during investigation | Photo: Jefferson County Sheriff's Office

Nov. 1 around 11 a.m., narcotics detectives from the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office investigated a narcotics complaint in the 4300 block of Houston Street in Beaumont.

Detectives conducted surveillance in the area near a specific house. Detectives stopped a vehicle leaving the house for a traffic violation on Marie Street.

During the traffic stop, Detectives observed a semi auto handgun in the vehicle. The driver was identified as Willie Paul Rideaux, 38, of Beaumont. Rideaux is a convicted felon and prohibited by law to be in possession of a firearm.

Photo: Chambers County Sheriff's Office

Undercover investigators seized several gambling machines and $15,000 in cash at a gas station game room in Baytown, Chambers County Sheriff Brian Hawthorne said in a release.


Starting at 7am Oct. 25, 11th Street at Fannett Road will have one lane closed to all northbound traffic, the City of Beaumont announced.

The right turn lane on Fannett Road heading southwest will also be closed to traffic.