The News

News release from the U.S. Attorney's Office:

An 18-year-old Beaumont, Texas man has been arrested for federal violations in the Eastern District of Texas, U.S. Attorney John M. Bales announced Jan. 14.

Trey Joseph Frederick was arrested today pursuant to a criminal complaint issued by the U.S. District Court charging him with violating the Migratory Bird Treaty Act.  Frederick appeared in federal court this afternoon on the charges.

Sherylen Tate

A woman who died in a fatal traffic accident Jan. 12 has been identified as 44-year-old Beaumont resident Sherylen Engelbrecht Tate, the Beaumont Police Department reports.

Michale Hoke

Educator and environmental champion Michael Hoke of Orange died Wednesday, Jan. 13.

Beaumont Mayor Becky Ames

Those looking for a chauffer to taxi them about the streets of Beaumont will soon have an option in utilizing what the city has termed “Transportation Network Companies” (

Orange City Council

Citing a need to acquire more space to house city offices, city of Orange officials are looking to move from their historic downtown locale to property currently serving as the First Financial Bank.