The News

Forty-five BASF Beaumont plant employees and contractors participated in the plant’s bi-annual Adopt-a-Highway trash pick-up event to clean up a two mile section of the highway located near the plant site, the company announced Oct. 31 in a statement.

Event participants collected more than 1000 pounds of trash during the event.


Veterans who need legal advice or legal assistance can visit a free legal clinic on Saturday, Nov. 5, 2016 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the Beaumont VA Outpatient Clinic, 3420 Veterans Circle, Beaumont, TX. The clinic is a public service of the Jefferson County Bar Association, which is part of a coalition of bar associations that provide pro bono legal services to U.S. veterans in 17 counties in Texas.


Beaumont Police were called out to investigate a reported bank robbery at Community Bank at 6378 Phelan on Monday, Oct. 31 at 1:08 p.m.

When officers arrived, it was discovered that a black male had entered the bank and demanded money, threatening an employee. The suspect fled the area prior to the officers' arrival, in an unknown direction.

Detectives and the FBI responded to the scene and the investigation is ongoing.


A head on collision on Highway 62 in Jasper County sends two to the hospital, Texas Department of Public Safety reports. The crash occured on Monday, Oct. 31 about 7:45 p.m. near Old Champion Food.

A 2006 Chevrolet SUV was traveling northbound on Highway 62. A 1999 Toyota pickup was traveling southbound on Highway 62. For an unknown reason, the driver of the Chevrolet crossed the center dividing line into the southbound traffic lane. The Chevrolet collided head-on with the Toyota.


Beaumont Police are investigating a body found inside a large exhaust fan at the Beaumont Rice Mills, in the 1800 block of Pecos Road near MLK and Calder.

Detectives were called out to the scene and the “investigation is ongoing,” according to a BPD statement.

BPD PIO Officer Haley Morrow said in the statement that “information was limited at this time,” but the body is an unidentified male.