The News

Habitat for Humanity of Jefferson County has announced the dates for the 2016 Port Arthur Jingle Bell Run, presented by the Sea Rim Striders. The Jingle Bell Run will be held Dec. 3 at 8:30 a.m. at 1800 Lakeshore Drive. The Kids K starts at 8 a.m.

Registration is $25 for adults and $12 for kids. The special needs 1K is $10. However, prices will increase to $30 for adults and $15 for kids and special needs after midnight Nov. 13.

Discounts are available for members of the military and Sea Rim Striders.


The Port Arthur Health Department is offering free HIV testing and complimentary blood pressure, blood glucose, cholesterol, and BMI/weight checks for National Latino HIV and AIDS awareness day Oct. 15.

Port Arthur Health Department (PAHD) said in a release that those who attend “will receive your results in minutes instead of days or weeks.”


Monday, Oct. 10, Bishop Curtis Guillory announced in a statement that he has joined “his brother bishops” throughout Texas in calling for abolishment of the death penalty.

Guillory says the death penalty “does not correspond to the common good but actually does great harm.”


Tuesday, Oct. 11, at 9:42 p.m., Beaumont police responded to a report of gunshots in the 2800 block of McFaddin Street. The caller told emergency services that someone tried to rob him and may now be dead.

Officers arriving on scene found a 35-year-old Beaumont man with multiple gunshot wounds laying in the apartment parking lot on Sixth Street between McFaddin Street and North Street.

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Beaumont Fire-Rescue units responded to a structure fire in the 4600 block of Dallas Street on Wednesday, Oct. 12, around 2:15 a.m.

Firefighters arriving on the scene found the flames coming through the roof of the home. They made a quick attack and extinguished the fire, confining damage to one area of the roof and the room directly below.