The News

Helen Louise Cox

Hardin County grand jurors indicted former Lumberton band booster treasurer Helen Louise Cox for a second-degree felony theft. This new indictment replaces the original, lesser third-degree felony charge. 

A second-degree felony conviction can result in two to 20 years of imprisonment and up to a $10,000 fine.

The indictment filed Feb. 16, alleges that Cox stole between $20,000 and $100,000 from the band booster club’s account from May 25, 2016, to Oct. 18, 2016.

Patrice Young

The Port Arthur woman wanted for hitting a Port Arthur officer with her car turned herself in Feb. 26, according to Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Marcus McLellan.

PAPD police had been searching for Patrice Young, 37, since Feb. 12, when she allegedly stole a flatscreen TV from the Bridge City Walmart, Port Arthur Police Chief Patrick Melvin said in a press conference on Feb. 13.


Set Free Beaumont's Celebrate Recovery® rummage sale will be on Saturday, March 11 from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Set Free Beaumont encourages the community to come browse their items and learn more about the Celebrate Recovery program.


Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton announced March 1 that the Child Exploitation Unit (CEU) of his office arrested 29-year-old Francisco Daniel Arguello of Austin on four counts of Possession of Child Pornography, a third-degree felony.


Lamar Allies, a collegiate gay-straight alliance, is hosting a workshop designed to educate the public on how to speak to government representatives.