The News

Monday, Oct. 24, at approximately 7:20 a.m., Texas Department of Public Safety says troopers responded to a two vehicle crash on SH 63 about 9 miles East of Zavalla.

The preliminary crash investigation indicates a 2011 Nissan SUV and a 2014 Peterbilt truck tractor semi-trailer were both traveling East on SH 63. The driver of the Nissan reportedly applied the vehicle brakes to avoid striking a deer and was struck from behind by the Peterbilt.


This summer, Home Instead Senior Care launched its Missing Senior Network, a free online tool now available in Jefferson, Orange and Hardin counties.

The service, available at, sends both e-mail and text message alerts to the community, including friends, family and local businesses, when a senior is reported missing.

“Nationwide, we’ve had about 1,600 people sign up,” said Alexis Abel, account supervisor for Home Instead Inc.

George Hirasaki

The Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) recently honored George Hirasaki with the SPE Anthony F. Lucas Gold Medal at SPE’s Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition held 26 through 28 September in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Hirasaki is A. J.


Beaumont Police's tip of the week is to remind the community to trick or treat safely.

"The Beaumont Police Department wants to remind you that Halloween is one of the most enjoyable days of the year for children, but parents should be aware of the potential risks that can affect children who are not supervised properly," BPD said in a statement posted on their Facebook page. "Trick-or-Treaters should always have adult supervision, even if they are traveling in a group of friends, to ensure that they aren't a tempting target for real-life goblins."


Friday, Oct. 21, at 6:15 AM, Beaumont Police responded to the 7500 block of College Street in reference to a major crash involving a vehicle and a bicyclist.

Investigation revealed that the bicyclist was traveling west bound in the left inside west bound travel lane (closest to the center turning lane) of College Street. The bicyclist did not have an illuminated headlight or red reflector on the rear of the bicycle.