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Police in Nederland have identified and plan to file felony theft charges against a 52-year-old Houston man for stealing an expensive ring from Keith's Custom Jewelry store on Nov. 27, reports Chief Darrell Bush. 

According to a news release from Bush, a man entered the store, located at 2111 Nederland Ave., at 1:36 p.m. and asked to look at a ring. Once the clerk handed him the ring, the subject fled from the store and left the scene in a late model Jeep.

Yesenia Espinoza with her two daughters Michelle and Angelina

ExxonMobil confirmed in a statement that an Echo worker has died as a result of an accident at its Beaumont refinery. The accident happened Friday, Dec. 1 at the downtown refinery.

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The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) members in the Beaumont District Office have announced their charitable partnership with Nutrition and Services for Seniors and the Southeast Texas Food Bank during the holidays.

This device can protect your car from being stolen

Jugging, car hopping and pump surfing are criminal trends currently impacting Beaumont, the surrounding area and, according to Detective Sergeant Ken Karr of the Southeast Texas Auto Theft Task Force (ATTF), the entire nation. The tricks employed by thieves in these criminal trades are making fast cash for the fleet-footed fugitives, who grab what they can and go – often before their victims even know they were there.


Heaven Ray Cox of Mauriceville

An Orange County mother is searching for her runaway daughter, 15-year-old Heaven Ray Cox of Mauriceville, reports the Orange County Sheriff’s Office (OCSO). 

According to Criminal Investigator and Public Information Officer Janois Strause Grizzaffi, Tammy Cox called to the sheriff’s office at 3 p.m. on Nov. 26 to report that her daughter had run away, leaving a note telling her mother that the teen was possibly traveling to California.