The News

After consulting with the National Weather Service, Jefferson County should expect to begin experiencing heavy amounts of rain beginning in the late afternoon Wednesday, June 21 and extending into Thursday, June 22 caused by Tropical Storm Cindy.

Because some local flooding may be expected, sand and sand bags will be made available to citizens and they should bring a shovel and be prepared to fill and load their own bags.

Sand will be available at the following precinct locations:

Precinct #1 - 20205 Hwy 90, China

Precinct #2 - 7759 Viterbo Rd., Nederland


Tuesday, June 20, at about 12:58 a.m., police responded to the 4500 block of Harding, about a block from where Helbig Road hits East Lucas Drive in Beaumont’s North End, in reference to multiple shots fired.

When officers arrived, Officer Haley Morrow said, they located two victims suffering from gun shot wounds inside a residence. Both victims were transported to a local hospital, where Alkevin Glenn Mire, a 28-year-old Beaumont man, was pronounced dead.


Today the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office is grieving the loss of telecommunications operator Joetta Heckaman.

The 26-year-old Asian elephant Shanti undergoes an ultrasound at the Houston Zoo

Hope the storks have been working out, because a 250- to 300-pound bundle of joy is headed for the Houston Zoo. The 26-year-old Asian elephant Shanti is pregnant and will give birth this summer after a two-year gestation.

File photo by Robert Sloan

Following a series of public meetings on the Texas coast to seek angler input, the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD), along with the states of Florida, Alabama, Mississippi and Louisiana, and the U.S. Department of Commerce (USDOC), have reached an agreement that will allow private recreational anglers to catch red snapper in federal waters on weekends this summer.