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Police in Orange are investigating a shooting that left one man with multiple gunshot wounds, reports Orange Police Department (OPD) Capt. Robert Enmon. 

According to a news release from OPD, officers responded to the 2500 block of Park Avenue in reference to a shooting shortly after 9 p.m. on April 12. When they arrived at the location, they found 23-year-old DeMarcus Rogers suffering from gunshot wounds. He was transported to St. Elizabeth hospital in Beaumont for treatment. His condition was unknown at the time of this report. 

A tanker truck travels on FM 2067 between Austin and Victoria in April 2018.

Damage from heavy trucks has battered local roads in and around the state's oil fields, and many counties want the state to help pay for repairs and maintenance. Will lawmakers take action?


W.C. Steinmann says his family roots in Texas date back to 1882.

The 74-year-old rancher lives in DeWitt County, between San Antonio and Victoria, an area surrounded by oil and natural gas fields. Steinmann and other local property owners say the oil and gas boom is destroying the rural road system.

Christian David Rockwell

April 11, at 10:24 a.m., the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office received calls of a vehicle that drove off into the water on FM 365 near Hillebrandt Bayou. Callers said the driver exited the vehicle and ran across a field.

Deputies were dispatched to the area to look for him and recover the vehicle. Deputies searched the area while the vehicle was being pulled from the water. A check of the license plate indicated that it was stolen earlier that morning in Bridge City. Bridge City police advised that the suspect in the robbery was believed to be armed and dangerous.


Beaumont ISD's annual Teacher of the Year gala is fast approaching.


Two crash reconstructions will be conducted by The Texas Department of Public Safety on Interstate 10 in Jefferson County Thursday, April 12.