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Sunday, Oct. 23, at 2:00p.m., the Texas Department of Public Safety received a report of a two vehicle crash at the intersection of US 69 and FM 1003 in Hardin County.

A Harley Davidson motorcycle was traveling southbound in the outside traffic lane on US 69. A Dodge passenger vehicle was traveling northbound on US 69. The driver of the Dodge made a left turn into the crossover, failed to yield and pulled out in front of the motorcycle. The motorcycle slammed into the passenger-side of the Dodge and was thrown from his bike.

Crime Stoppers Chair Larry Crumpton

Crime Stoppers of Southeast Texas is celebrating its 35th anniversary and honoring some of its partners in crime prevention during an award reception at the Beaumont Event Centre on Oct. 25. Crime Stoppers Chair Larry Crumpton invites members of the public to attend the special event.


The Museum of the Gulf Coast in Port Arthur held a free wildlife extravaganza and children’s art show on Saturday, Oct. 8. This family fun day was held to celebrate a new wildlife art exhibit featuring pieces from Houston artist Vickie McMillan and Port Arthur artist Albert Faggard.


At approximately 2:30p.m., the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) received a report of a two vehicle crash on US 69 in Hardin County. The crash occurred approximately one mile south of Highway 327.

A 2004 Ford pickup truck was traveling northbound on US 69. A 1997 Chevrolet pickup truck was traveling southbound on US 69. For an unknown reason, the driver of the Ford crossed the center dividing line and struck the Chevrolet pickup truck head-on.

Photo courtesy of Little Cypress Intermediate School

This summer, the Texas Action for Healthy Kids recognized the Little Cypress Intermediate School as a “school of success” for their new inclusive playground Stay and Play.

The recognition was based off their year-end report, submitted in a grant to fundraise for Stay and Play.

The playground is handicap accessible and includes components for autistic children and a rubberized cushioned surface.