The News

The Hanks residence on Windemere Drive

Driving around Beaumont this time of year, you will no doubt see the soul-warming glow of Christmas lights beaming up and down the city’s streets after the sun sets. For many, this time of year is most magical because of the sparkling, colorful lights and the warm fuzzy feeling people get while admiring them.

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 Superintendent Butler, Principal Hendrix, the Coleman family and Cpl. Brooks

A South Park Middle School student had his Christmas dream come true Thursday, Dec. 18, when his older brother, U.S. Marine Corporal Robert Brooks, surprised him during a holiday program in the school’s auditorium.

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Calvin Walker

Former Beaumont Independent School District contract electrician Calvin Walker’s motion to dismiss his prosecution on state charges has been denied. The state alleges he overbilled and defrauded the school district and the city of Port Arthur for millions of taxpayer dollars.

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Patrol Officers have shut down College Street eastbound at Lindbergh Street and westbound at 23rd Street in support of the Beaumont Fire Department who is working a fire at 5475 College Street.

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Sheriff Mitchel Newman

Jasper County Sheriff Mitchel Newman's report, Dec. 22:

"Our stores are seeing an increase in shoplifting and to our surprise as to what some people will do.  It makes you wonder why they don’t just get a job and earn some money.

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