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As police continue to search for two suspects they believe to be related to the Dec. 28, 2017, murder of 20-year-old Anthony L. Green, they must now investigate another shooting at the same Washington Boulevard car wash where the young Beaumont man met his fate.

Dallas Zoo Volunteer Group led by Ben Jones | Photo: Thicket of Diversity

The Big Thicket of Southeast Texas is a region historically rich in biological diversity. Efforts have been underway since 2006 by the Big Thicket Association’s Thicket of Diversity (ToD) to survey and monitor species through biological inventories, the organization said in a recent statement, adding that 2017 was an active and productive year for the project.


A woman who was reportedly flashing a firearm in traffic was searched and arrested on multiple charges after police in Vidor discovered 45 baggies of synthetic marijuana inside her vehicle.

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Jefferson County Sheriff's Office (JCSO) Deputies and U.S. Marshals arrested a federal escapee as the inmate attempted to smuggle numerous items of contraband back into the federal prison complex in Beaumont, reports Capt. Crystal Holmes.

According to Holmes, deputies received information that inmates were escaping from the federal complex on the back side of the facility and crossing onto private land owned by a local rancher. It was reported that they were picking up contraband and taking it back inside the prison.

Thad Douglas and Jamie Brown | photos

At approximately 1:30 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 25, the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) responded to a one vehicle crash on Interstate 10 in Jefferson County near FM 365.

Preliminary reports indicate that a Volkswagen passenger vehicle was traveling westbound on Interstate 10.  For an unknown reason, the driver lost control, traveled off the roadway and rolled over before coming to rest.

The driver, 38-year-old Thad Douglas, and his female passenger, 35-year-old Jamie Brown of Beaumont, were both pronounced deceased at the scene by Justice of the Peace Chesson.