The News

Orange County Judge Carl Thibodeaux flexed his judicial muscle to order an emergency burn ban for all of Orange County on Monday, April 18. The ban will be in effect for seven days, and county commissioners will have an opportunity to keep the ban in effect during the entity's next scheduled meeting.

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Beaumont Animal Services will participate in North Shore Animal League America’s International Pet Adoptathon®, the premiere global pet adoption event. Thousands of shelters in dozens of countries are participating in this year’s month-long Pet Adoptathon® 2011, including Beaumont Animal Services, to find homes for each and every pet in its care.

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It was a dangerous and deadly weekend on Port Arthur roads.

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It was a dangerous and deadly weekend on Port Arthur roads.

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The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office was notified at approximately 4 p.m. of a train derailment in the area of Highway 124 and the Goodyear plant. Responding units verified that the substance in the derailed tank car was Isoprene Stabilized. This substance is highly flammable with a flash point of -65 degrees.

Hwy 124 between Smith Road and Gaulding Road was shut down to all traffic and is expected to reopen around 2 a.m.

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