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Beaumont police arrested a mother and daughter who staged a kidnapping Feb. 9.

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When the Brilliant Lecture Series presents “A Conversation with Harry Belafonte” on Feb. 23, Yvonne Cormier, MD, Ph.D., will join the acclaimed entertainer and humanitarian onstage to facilitate that conversation. In an intimate, interview-style setting in Wortham Center’s Cullen Theater, the award-winning, ground-breaking artist and activist will field questions posed by Dr.

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Southeast Texans should be on the alert for missing mail. 

Mail theft associated with one or more counterfeit check-cashing rings is on the rise in the area, according to officers from three local law enforcement entities. The thieves are apparently rifling through people’s mail, stealing checks, banking information and, ultimately, identities.

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Allison Nathan Getz posted a photo of the graffiti on Facebook

No one knows when the graffiti was painted on the Riverfront Park bridge, but the newspaper reporter who discovered “stupid f------g Jews” in spray paint on the morning of Feb. 6 called Allison Nathan Getz, saying he would not leave the bridge until the hateful words were removed.

Getz said that she contacted city manager Kyle Hayes, who met her at Riverfront Park to inspect the damage.

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Police in Vidor have made multiple arrests for forgery recently. William Grubbs, 45, of Orange was arrested Feb.

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