The News

IEA supporters JoAnne and Mike Bonura, Bob Thewman and Dora Nisby

IEA-Inspire, Encourage, Achieve recently hosted the closing ceremony and luncheon for Camp Bright Star (CBS) at Our Mother of Mercy Catholic Church to celebrate student progress and success of 33 young people this summer. Attending the event were more than 150 program supporters, volunteers, participants and family members.

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Jimmy Duriso was taken into federal custody along with 41 lbs of synthetic pot.

Beaumont narcotics detectives and officers with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) have reportedly recovered 41 pounds of what they believe to be synthetic marijuana hidden inside a local auto repair shop and arrested one suspect in connection to a federal search warrant executed Sept. 7, Beaumont Police Department Officer Carol Riley reported. 

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At approximately 10:15 a.m., the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) received a report of a multiple vehicle crash on Interstate 10 near Rose City in Orange County.

The crash resulted in I-10 westbound traffic lanes being closed for 45 minutes to an hour, according to Sarah Dupre, public information officer for Texas Department of Transportation. The crash occurred near Boomtown USA RV Resort.

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A Beaumont Independent School District special education teacher is on paid administrative leave pending the results of an investigation into allegations that she absconded with student money meant for extracurricular activity purposes. The teacher was placed on leave Friday, Sept.

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Two of four current and former Jefferson County officials who were indicted in May for alleged involvement in courthouse corruption have been reinstated to their upper echelon positions at the Sheriff’s Office, according to information from the governmental agency.

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