The News

Lillian Patrice Hancock


A mother of three from Beaumont must spend the next few years on probation after abandoning her children.

Lillian Patrice Hancock was indicted by a Jefferson County grand jury Sept. 9 for endangering a child, a state jail felony.

Sharon Deneen Guillory


A Beaumont woman has pleaded guilty to injuring a child in an angry attempt to discipline the youngster.

Stephen Demond Odom


Prosecutors say a young girl has died at the hands of her mother’s abusive live-in boyfriend.

Blue Santa


The Orange County Sheriff’s Office helped local children celebrate the Christmas season during their annual Blue Santa event at the VFW in Orange on Dec. 14. Officers and their families volunteered to be Blue Santa’s little helpers and distributed toys to local families who had signed up for the program. The event provided gifts for more than 300 Orange County children.


Beaumont’s own band of brothers, David Lee and Jimmy Kaiser, invite Southeast Texans to celebrate Christmas on Crockett the Kaiser country way as they hold their 11th annual Christmas concert Saturday, Dec. 21, at Dixie Dance Hall with doors opening at 7 p.m.

Purchase tickets for $10 each at Dixie Dance Hall, 234 Crockett St. in Beaumont, or online at Admission for ages 18 and up only.