The News

On Saturday, March 7, 2014 from 7:30a.m. to 2 p.m., the 6th Annual Gusher Marathon will begin and end at the Lamar University Montagne Center. The course circles Lamar University and proceeds along MLK Parkway to College St and also winds through downtown Beaumont.

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Sunday, March 1, at 1:45 a.m., the Port Arthur Police Department responded to a report of a drive-by shooting in the 5200 block of 12th Street.. Officers arrived and learned that there were occupants inside the residence but none were injured despite several rounds penetrating multiple walls of the residence. Occupants of the residence were all inside when the shooting began and were able to give a limited description of the suspect vehicle involved. The incident is currently being investigated.

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On Monday, March 2, Highway 365 between West Port Arthur Road and 67th street in Port Acres will be closed from 8:30 a.m. until around 1 p.m. for traffic accident reconstruction. The Roadway will be closed and impassible to all traffic in both directions during this time. Please make alternate travel arrangements and avoid this area during this time. 

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Kwick Stop robbery

UPDATED:

Police in Pinehurst are poised to arrest a known suspect who they believe robbed the Kwick Stop #2 convenience store twice in as many days, robbed another Orange County store and attempted to rob another, reports the Pinehurst Police Department.

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BISD conservator Fred Shafer and special education director Brant Graham

“It’s still the same; it hasn’t changed,” frustrated parent Carl Champagne says of the Beaumont Independent School District Special Education Department. 

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