The News

On Tuesday, September 29, 2015, at 11:39 a.m., Beaumont police officers were dispatched to the Timbers Edge apartment complex in the 1000 block of Pinchback Road in Beaumont’s west end.  According to a press release, officers learned a Silsbee man, later identified as 30 year old Eric Gipson, was armed with a knife and holding an unidentified female hostage inside an apartment.

Tyaus Roy Wells

The Jefferson County Fugitive Warrant Division is requesting the community’s assistance in locating a dangerous fugitive. Tyaus Roy Wells, 18, is wanted in a series of robberies in the Avenues Area of Beaumont. The crimes have become more aggressive, according to the sheriff’s office. The latest crime, which occurred in the 2100 Block of Victoria, involved a firearm and beating requiring hospitalization of the victim with a broken jaw, broken eye socket and numerous lacerations.

tiger shark tagging

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – The Harte Research Institute (HRI) for Gulf of Mexico Studies at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi is teaming up with leading shark-tracking nonprofit OCEARCH to build the most extensive shark-tagging program in the Gulf of Mexico region.

Katelyn Elizabeth Pass

Sheriff's deputies are requesting the public's assistance in locating a juvenile runaway, reports the Orange County Sheriff's Office.


Effective Tuesday, September 29, 2015: According to a press release from the City of Beaumont, several intersections will be closed to all traffic until Friday, October 9, 2015.  All traffic will be detoured to University Drive for the following streets:

  Street closed: Chambers Drive from Iowa Street to E. Florida Street

  Street closed: Iowa Street from University Drive to Chambers Street

  Street closed: Vermont Street from University Drive to Chambers Street