The News

Desiree McPhillips

Mid County’s Victory Garden may have started last year, but the retro name harkens back to the World War II homefront. 

Desiree McPhillips, the organizer, said this was intentional. “We liked the imagery of the old wartime garden photos,” she explained.

The Mid County Victory Garden is located on Nederland Avenue, just behind the Sheer Madness hair salon. Sheer Madness is McPhillips’s hair salon, which is the only salon in Southeast Texas that offers organic hair dye, she said.   

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On March 15 at 3:19 p.m., PAPD Dispatch received a call from a homeowner regarding a burglary in the 3700 block of Rachel Avenue, Port Arthur Police Department spokesperson LaRisa Carpenter said in a release.

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A 34-year-old federal prison guard has pleaded guilty to bribery in the Eastern District of Texas, announced Acting U.S. Attorney Brit Featherston March 15.Anqunett Vernetta Lewis, of Houston, pleaded guilty to information charging her with bribery of a public official before U.S. Magistrate Judge Zack Hawthorn, according to a press release from U.S. Attorney's Office spokesperson Davilyn Walston.

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Forrest Mabry

Jefferson County Sheriff’s deputies arrested a Beaumont man March 13 who is a suspect in multiple burglaries, and recovered 15 grams of methamphetamine during the subsequent investigation, reports Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office Captain Crystal Holmes.

According to a news release from Holmes, at about 2:30 p.m., deputies stopped a black Mitsubishi matching the description of a vehicle involved in several Beaumont burglaries highlighted on Crimestoppers.

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Earlier this month, detectives with the Combined Anti-Drug Task Force (CAT Team) received information that contraband was being introduced into the Calcasieu Correctional Center (CCC), the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office posted on the department's Facebook page on March 14.

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