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The victim of an auto theft in Beaumont used a cell phone signal to find his stolen car and followed the woman driving it until Jefferson County Sheriff's Office (JCSO) deputies caught up and arrested her Jan. 7, reports Capt. Crystal Holmes. 

Giant salvinia

AUSTIN – Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) inland fisheries staff found a total of 30 acres of invasive 


A 27-year-old federal prison inmate has been indicted for escaping from prison and returning with contraband including home-cooked food, tobacco, booze and drugs, announced U.S. Attorney Alan R. Jackson Feb. 8.

Joshua Randall Hansen was charged in the two-count indictment with escape from a federal facility and possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance.  The indictment was returned by a federal grand jury on Feb. 7, 2018.

Mark Avery Rudd

Update from the Eastern District of Texas, Feb. 9:

A 27-year-old Beaumont, Texas man has been arrested for federal violations in the Eastern District of Texas announced U.S. Attorney Alan R. Jackson.

Mark Avery Rudd was arrested today pursuant to a criminal complaint issued by the U.S. District Court charging him with possession of an unregistered destructive device.  Rudd appeared in federal court this afternoon on the charges.

Photo: Entergy Texas

Winter brought extreme cold weather to southeast Texas this season, which prompted record-low temperatures and high electricity usage in late December and early January, Entergy Texas said in a release.