The News

A Port Arthur resident suffered a self-inflicted gunshot wound to his foot on Friday, Nov. 11.

Port Arthur Police officers were notified of a gunshot victim at St. Elizabeth's hospital at 1:48 p.m. Their investigation revealed that the Hispanic man's wound was self-inflicted. The injury was non life-threatening and the victim ultimately refused medical treatment and was released.

Any further information should be directed to the Port Arthur Criminal Investigation Division at (409) 983-8624.


Port Arthur Police responded to a disturbance at Port Arthur Park Apartments on Saturday, Nov. 12 at 3:49 a.m.

Officers discovered a 39 year old black man who suffered a head injury from a baseball bat. He was transported to St. Elizabeth's hospital for treatment. The suspect was also located and arrested for aggravated assault and transported to the Jefferson County Correctional Facility for booking.


Approximately 2,400 Americans die from a cardiovascular disease every day; in fact, heart disease and stroke are America’s No. 1 and No. 4 killers, respectively. Studies show that a leading risk factor for cardiovascular disease is lack of physical activity, but that just 30 minutes a day of an activity like walking can improve your health and decrease your risk.

Anne Huff swears in nine new firefighters.

Beaumont Fire-Rescue welcomed nine new firefighters to its ranks and celebrated longtime service and several promotions, including one promotion to captain, during a ceremony at the department’s headquarters at 400 Walnut St. in Beaumont on Nov. 2.

Chief Anne Huff, who received her 30-year pin during the ceremony, greeted fellow fire staff and their families at the pavilion on Walnut Street.

Mr. Ronnie Lee was recognized as Employee of the Month by the Orange Chamber

A teacher and a student at Community Christian School in Orange were recently nominated for awards from the Orange Chamber of Commerce. Mr. Ronnie Lee, high school teacher at Community Christian School, was recognized as Employee of the Month by the Orange Chamber of Commerce. Mr. Lee has dedicated 17 post retirement years to teaching upper level math and science to our students, including dual credit courses through Lamar Orange. He will celebrate his 80th birthday later this month.