The News

A fatal accident March 29 involving a church bus on Highway 83 near Garner State Park killed 13.

The bus was carrying senior adults returning home from a three-day retreat at Alto Frio Baptist Encampment, according to the First Baptist Church of New Braunfels.

"It is with heavy hearts that we confirm that 13 of the 14 passengers in today’s bus accident were called home to Jesus," the church posted on its Facebook page on March 29 at 10:40 p.m. "The survivor is in serious but stable condition.

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On March 28 at about 7:00 a.m., Rosedale Drive Road will be closed at US 69 Frontage Road, City of Beaumont spokesperson Rosanna Mojica said in a release.

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A Jefferson County grand jury has indicted William Henry Slone, 43, in a second-degree felony theft that took place Oct. 14, 2014.

Slone is charged with stealing parts totaling $157,420 from Mike Smith Chrysler Dodge dealership in Beaumont.

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A Jefferson County grand jury has indicted Willie Ford III, 24, of Port Arthur for fleeing a police officer Feb.18 and starting a fire at an apartment on Gulfway Drive on Feb. 19.

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Fleur Fine Books in Port Neches will be having two author meet and greets in the next few weeks.

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