The News


A pedestrian fatality occurred on July 2 at the intersection of Mormon Church Road and FM 92 in Silsbee.

According to the Texas Department of Public Safety, the accident took place at about 6:08 in the evening. Elton Mire, 48, was pronounced dead at the scene by Justice of the Peace Kathy Simpson after a Dodge pickup truck struck him while he was riding his bicycle. The truck also hit a Toyota passenger vehicle that was stopped at the intersection.

LIT unit

(LIT press release)

Chevron Phillips Chemical and Lamar Institute of Technology became partners in educating a workforce suited for Southeast Texas on July 2, with Chevron Phillips’ presentation of an $80,000 check for scholarships and equipment upgrades.

Nederland fatality

An Orange man is dead after wrecking his vehicle Tuesday, July 2, near Jack Brooks Airport in Nederland. 



One man is in custody and another suffered minor injuries after a stabbing in Beaumont’s Old Town. 

Police responded to the home about 1 p.m. Tuesday, July 2 in the 2200 block of Evalon to find one man distraught and another with a stab wound to his back. 



Police are searching for a man they say stole over 200 filled propane tanks over the last few weeks.