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Beaumont Fire Rescue has deployed members of its Wildland Firefighting Team to the Bastrop area to assist the Texas Forest Service on the wildland fires there. Three firefighters left the afternoon of Oct. 14 with the wildland fire truck to be a part of a strike team once they arrive. They may be deployed for a period of 10 to 14 days before being released.


From Wednesday, October 14, 2015 to Friday, October 16, 2015, the intersection at Junker Road and Arrowhead Drive will be closed to all traffic. The closure will allow the Capital Improvement Project to remove and replace pavement in the intersection.

From Wednesday, October 14, 2015 to Wednesday, October 21, 2015, Forrest Street from North Street to Harrison Street will be closed to all traffic for roadway repairs.

Motorists are asked to be aware of all detour signs and advance warnings, and travel with caution.


Richard McKinnley Nixon, who was arrested in May 2012 after narcotics detectives located over 60 grams of crack cocaine and paraphernalia in his apartment while serving a parole violation warrant, was found guilty of possession of cocaine in an amount of at least 4 grams and less than 200 grams.


Parents of students at Beaumont Independent School District’s Jones-Clark Elementary School were notified after 6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 14, that a student at the campus brought a weapon to school.

According to Jones-Clark principal Anetra Cheatham, the weapon was a kitchen knife, and no injuries were reported as a result of the incident.

“Despite there not being an immediate threat to students and staff,” Cheatham said, “this incident is taken very seriously.”


A motorcycle traveling through Evadale reportedly lost control Oct. 14 when the driver repeatedly looked back at a patrol car while operating the vehicle, reports the Jasper County Sheriff’s Office. The man on the motorcycle then fled, but JCSO K-9 Baron tracked the suspect down for pursuing deputies.