The News


The city of Beaumont could soon take measures to fight illegal gambling, including amusement redemption machines known as 8-liners, according to sources within the city government.



A Hardin County man is behind bars after sexually molesting a young girl. 

Kyle Wayne Burris was indicted by a grand jury Jan. 31, 2013, and pleaded guilty Monday, June 24, to aggravated sexual assault of a child. He was sentenced to six months in jail, given 10 years probation and fined $1,000,

Apparently, Burris thought his plea deal would keep him out of prison, as he made an outburst in court after he was ordered handcuffed by Judge Layne Walker’s bailiff. 

“That wasn’t the deal here!” Burris pleaded. 

Police say Allen Keith Miller used a ball cap and wig to disguise himself.

Police arrested 49-year-old Allen Keith Miller of Cameron, La., on the night of June 25, 2013, in connection with a bank robbery at the Capital One in Orange earlier the same day.

Jefferson County Sheriff

Police have discovered the identity of a man found floating in the Neches River Monday, June 25. 

According to a press release from the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office, divers found the body of Edras Auillo Rios, 36, of Guatemala. 


Three people suffered burns when a structure fire erupted at 1212 Royal on Monday, June 24, in Beaumont. Their home is a total loss.

According to Beaumont Fire Department officials, the fire started some time after 5 p.m. Monday. By the time it was extinguished, a father, mother and son barely made it out alive before the fire engulfed the brick home.

“I started smelling it in here,” said Cecil Pickens, who lives next door and is related to the family whose home was destroyed. “So I ran over there to make sure everybody got out.”