The News

This year’s Neches River Festival King is Mitch Smith.

Saturday, April 18, at 10 a.m., the Neches River Festival Parade will start at South MLK Parkway and Bonham Street. The parade will continue north down MLK, turn east on Calder Avenue toward downtown Beaumont and then turn south on Park Street.

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Police arrested a 13-year-old boy on the evening of April 13 after the shotgun-wielding juvenile reportedly stole a taxi cab and used it to evade pursuing officers.

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Dr. John W. Frossard

The Beaumont Independent School District Board of Managers unanimously voted to name Dr. John W. Frossard the lone finalist for the position of superintendent at a meeting held Monday, April 13.

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Daryl Johnson, Erin Gipson Johnson and Kailyn Pete

From the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Texas - Three former Beaumont Independent School District employees have been sentenced for federal violations in the Eastern District of Texas, announced U.S. Attorney John M. Bales (on Monday, April 13).

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Police are investigating a death on Franklin Street in Beaumont that was reported as a possible homicide, according to the Beaumont Police Department.

BPD reports that officers were dispatched in reference to the possible homicide at 1:41 p.m. on April 13. Upon arrival at the scene, police units discovered a 64-year-old male resident deceased inside the apartment. The victim and his brother reportedly lived as roommates there. A friend of the men called in the incident.

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