The News

Monday, Oct. 10, Bishop Curtis Guillory announced in a statement that he has joined “his brother bishops” throughout Texas in calling for abolishment of the death penalty.

Guillory says the death penalty “does not correspond to the common good but actually does great harm.”


Tuesday, Oct. 11, at 9:42 p.m., Beaumont police responded to a report of gunshots in the 2800 block of McFaddin Street. The caller told emergency services that someone tried to rob him and may now be dead.

Officers arriving on scene found a 35-year-old Beaumont man with multiple gunshot wounds laying in the apartment parking lot on Sixth Street between McFaddin Street and North Street.

Beaumont Fire-Rescue logo

Beaumont Fire-Rescue units responded to a structure fire in the 4600 block of Dallas Street on Wednesday, Oct. 12, around 2:15 a.m.

Firefighters arriving on the scene found the flames coming through the roof of the home. They made a quick attack and extinguished the fire, confining damage to one area of the roof and the room directly below.

Dan Maher and Donald Stagg

The Southeast Texas Food Bank received donations from Entergy and the 4H Club on Saturday, Oct. 8. Entergy employees donated 2,500 pounds and $1,000, and 4H members donated 2,300 pounds of food and $700.

Vickie McMillan discusses her work in a gallery talk.

The Museum of the Gulf Coast in Port Arthur held a free wildlife extravaganza and children’s art show on Saturday, Oct. 8 m. This family fun day was held to celebrate a new wildlife art exhibit featuring pieces from Houston artist Vickie McMillan and Port Arthur artist Albert Faggard.