The News

With the help of undercover officers with the Beaumont Police Department’s narcotics division, SWAT and other investigators, police made a sizable drug bust near Lavaca and Avenue A in Beaumont on Friday morning, March 22.

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After a short ceremony hosted by the Young Men’s Business League (YMBL) and a pitch-perfect national anthem and flag salute, the South Texas Fair and Rodeo was officially opened Thursday, March 22. 

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A three-hour long Beaumont Independent School District Board of Trustees meeting held Thursday, March 21, ended with one trustee facing assault charges and the majority of the board voting to bring in Houston lawyers to ready for a legal battle at the Texas Supreme Court.

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Groves PD

Groves Police arrested two black males in connection with four aggravated robberies Thursday morning at two Groves convenience stores — Fast Lane, 3911 Highway 366 and B & B No. 2 at 3301 Cleveland. The men were confirmed by Groves Police Department Lt. Kirk Rice as Odis Sparks,25, and Ernest Lee Wilson, 30, both of Port Arthur.

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As a few young drivers sped around a Port Arthur parking lot in high-performance police cruisers, 84-year-old Ruel Riggs climbed behind the wheel Saturday, March 2, for his try on the track.

“I’m not gonna be settin’ any speed records,” the aging man said. “I just wanna drive it.”

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