The News

IEA supporters, volunteers and participants

Inspire, Encourage, Achieve recently held its Camp Bright Star closing ceremony and luncheon Friday, July 24. Camp Bright Star is a literacy-intensive summer learning program that promotes healthy lifestyle choices and learning opportunities that pave the way to brighter futures. The six-week summer learning program provides personal development and enrichment experiences for 35 Southeast Texas youth who have experienced past hardships and personal challenges.


The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality issued an Ozone Action Day for the Beaumont-Port Arthur area for Thursday, Aug. 13, TCEQ reports.

Jonathan Demond Patton

A 25-year-old Beaumont man Jonathan Demond Patton has pleaded guilty to the federal violation of carjacking resulting in death.

Two of three suspects in Orange robbery

Police in Orange are searching for three suspects who robbed a Verizon Wireless Store on Strickland Aug. 11, reports the Orange Police Department.

In a news release, OPD stated three unknown men, one armed with a handgun, robbed the store at a little after 8 p.m. They reportedly got away with several brand new iPhones and fled in a gray or silver, four-door car.

Police report no one was injured in the robbery.


A disabled man reported missing from his group home in west-end Beaumont last weekend was found safe.

Beaumont Police Officers were summoned shortly after 8 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 7 to the 9100 block of Landis Drive, where a mentally handicapped man turned up missing after reportedly walking away from his health care facility.