The News

Cameron Charles Frank, 23, has been identified as a suspect.

UPDATE: Detectives have identified one of the suspects in the Aug. 20 murder of Kendra Crump. In a press release, the Beaumont Police Department said police are currently attempting to locate Cameron Charles Frank, a 23-year-old Beaumont resident.  

shadow
Texas Department of State Health Services logo

Citing four confirmed measles cases in the last month and nine cases for the year, the Texas Department of State Health Services has issued a health alert Friday, Aug. 16, 2013, and is urging immunization against this highly contagious illness.

State health officials are asking health care providers to be on alert for potential exposures and patients with measles symptoms, particularly in the North Texas area. The four most recently confirmed cases are from Tarrant County. Other Texas counties with cases this year include Dallas (2), Denton (2) and Harris (1).

shadow

In honor of National Immunization Awareness Month, the City of Port Arthur Health Department will host a special immunization clinic Thursday, Aug. 22, from 8 a.m. until 8 p.m. at 449 Austin Ave., Port Arthur.

Children enrolled in Medicaid and children with no health insurance coverage will be accepted. No appointment necessary.

For more information, visit http://www.portarthur.net.

shadow

A Beaumont man is dead and his motorcycle heavily damaged after striking a tree in Beaumont's North End. 

According to a BPD press release, police responded to the crash about 4:49 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 18 to find 53-year-old Perry Michael Herring with serious head injuries, having not worn a helmet at the time of the crash. 

The press release said Herring was traveling southbound on Pine Street from the river when his motorcycle left the road near Pine and Lasalle streets. 

shadow
LU

(Lamar press release)

Lamar University has been recognized for excellence in the field of minority education innovation by the P-20 Initiatives for African American Student Success.

Lamar received this recognition at the 2013 “Every Student Can” Developmental Education Course Redesign Summit hosted by the P-20 Initiatives for African American Student Success in conjunction with the Texas Higher Education Journal in Austin on July 15-16.

shadow