The News

The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying a woman whose remains were discovered in 2000 in Falls County, reports DPS. Based on multiple forensic analyses, investigators estimate that the woman died in the mid-1980s, or possibly the early 1990s.

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Beaumont firefighters doused the flames from a grease fire at a local apartment complex, but not before smoke from the blaze displaced some residents, reports Beaumont Fire-Rescue Capt. Earl White.

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Formula 1 speedboats will once again be racing down the Sabine River in Orange at speeds of more than 115 mph at the eighth annual Showdown on the Sabine, which covers three days beginning Friday, Sept. 18, through Sunday, Sept. 20, at the City of Orange Boat Ramp at 1000 Simmons Drive.

This year’s event will include food and craft booths, an adult beverage booth and pit passes to enter the race area, and several children’s activities. Admission is free, as well as parking.

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Cody Melton

Accused kidnapper Cody Melton, 35, is behind bars on $200,000 in bonds after allegedly stabbing his girlfriend and abducting her 4-year-old child on Aug.

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A motorcycle crash in Jefferson County claimed the life of a Houston man Sept. 13, Texas Department of Public Safety Trooper Stephanie Davis reports.

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