The News

Zack Kondos

A 28-year-old Vidor man died while attempting to evade police officers on a motorcycle.

At 11:50 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 6, officers attempted to stop the driver of a 2002 Yamaha motorcycle in the area of Center and Ashley. The driver refused to stop and led officers on a brief pursuit, traveling east on the IH-10 Service Road, running  the red light at MLK and striking a 2005 tan Yukon.

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Police in Orange arrested a half-naked man for public intoxication Aug. 5, after receiving call about a reckless driver in the area of John and W. Park Avenues, the Orange Police Department reports.

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Beaumont Police Explorers

Beaumont Police Explorer Scout Post No. 730 demonstrated exceptional policing skills during a competition held at the University of Texas at Arlington recently, Beaumont Police Department Officer and Post Advisor Danny Valdez reports.

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Naomi Lawrence-Lee

Naomi Lawrence-Lee, fired purchasing director for the Beaumont Independent School District, has an Oct. 26 trial date in Criminal District Court in Jefferson County to face a felony theft charge, specifically aggregation of theft by a public servant of more than $1,500 but less than $20,000.

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LUTV news anchors for spring 2015

Lamar University television will get a significant boost from the city of Beaumont with its approval of $263,000 to purchase new equipment using Public, Educational, and Governmental (PEG) Access Channels funding. In 2005, the Texas Legislature passed Chapter 66 legislation authorizing a state-issued certificate of franchise authority for cable and video providers.

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