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Before countless friends, family members and fellow law enforcement members, Mitch Woods formally announced Thursday, Dec. 22, his bid for re-election as Jefferson County Sheriff.

The sheriffs of all cities that lie within the county showed up to give their support to his campaign, as did county judge Jeff Branick, commissioner Brent Weaver and former state Senator Carl Parker.

Woods is seeking a fifth term in the 2012 election and said he is proud of the office of deputies he currently supervises.


Update: The woman who drove through the median into oncoming traffic around 9:45 this morning succumbed to her wounds at an area hospital. She was identified as 22-year-old Emily Riu of Beaumont.

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The Beaumont Police Department was called out to the downtown bus stop Tuesday, Dec. 20, regarding an altercation landed one man in jail and the other in the hospital.

Officer Cody Guedry said officers responded to a call about a stabbing victim and upon their arrival found a man with multiple wounds. Information gathered shows the victim had gotten into a verbal altercation with another man which then took a physical turn when the second man pulled out a pocket knife.


Rainy weather presented a challenge for drivers Tuesday, Dec. 20. The Beaumont police reported there were over a dozen accidents throughout the day, the majority of which were minor.

One accident involving a motorcycle sent the operator to the hospital, according to police. The driver of the motorcycle was traveling on Eastex near Lucas when he lost control, skid a short distance and ran into the back of a vehicle over the Lucas Drive overpass on Eastex.


For the 21st year in a row, thousands gathered in celebration of HEB’s Feast of Sharing, which took place at Ford Park on Friday, Dec. 9, and invited the entire region to come together for fellowship and food.

As an HEB tradition for Golden Triangle residents for more than two decades, it is an opportunity for friends, family members and neighbors to gather together to enjoy a free holiday meal and live entertainment.