The News

Rhonda Guidry

Rhonda Kay Guidry, 50, of Vidor was arrested, Wednesday, March 14, after being stopped in Vidor. Investigators observed a red Nissan two door traveling south on Main Street.  According to a press release by the Orange County Sheriff’s Department, investigators observed the subject vehicle change lanes without signaling and run the stop light at South Main and Old Highway 90. 

Spectrum outage draws long lines

UPDATED: New information includes Spectrum spokesperson Brian Anderson's claims that revealing the number of affected customers is "proprietary," as well as clarifying information to denote the fact that the company's decision to no longer serve its customers with analog programming (instead of strictly digital, which requires fee-based equipment) was solely under Spectrum's purview.

National Park Service photo

Big Thicket National Preserve will be holding a Paddling skills clinic to provide an opportunity for the community to develop safe and effective canoeing skills.

Tamora Foster Villenez

Tamora Angel Foster, 39, of Nederland, was found guilty by a jury of her peers for the offense of continuous sexual abuse of young child and ultimately sentenced to serve five decades in a Texas prison, Criminal District Attorney Bob Wortham announced Monday, March 12.

The jury found Foster guilty on March 9 and assessed her punishment at 50 years confinement in the Institutional Division of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. Foster was formally sentenced by Judge Raquel West of the 252nd District Court.


Police are investigating an accidental shooting that injured a 14-year-old, reports the Beaumont Police Department.

According to a news release from Officer Haley Morrow, officers responded to the 11300 block of Loop Road at about 1:20 p.m. on March 12 in reference to a shooting victim. Preliminary investigation revealed that an 8-year-old child was playing with a firearm inside the residence, when it discharged, striking a 14-year-old family member in the leg. The 14-year-old victim was transported to a local hospital for treatment. The investigation is ongoing.