The News

Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office says a chemical spill into Willow Marsh Bayou has been contained and that work to remove the solvent from the bayou is ongoing, and the area should be avoided during cleanup operations.

A resident on the west side of Beaumont reported a gas smell to Beaumont Fire-Rescue around 4:30 a.m. on Sept. 23. A search traced the source back to the GE Betz facility.

Austin Davis

Police in Beaumont arrested an 18-year-old suspect wanted on warrants related to three separate burglaries in the Gross Street neighborhood, reports Beaumont Police Department (BPD) Officer Haley Walters.

According to Walters, the warrants for Austin Davis’ arrest were issued Friday, Sept. 16. On Sept. 22, officers went to the 9100 block of Gross at about 2 p.m. to serve the warrants and took Davis into custody.

Davis was transported to the Jefferson County Jail. His bonds total $75,000.


Join the Gift of Life and thousands of “Champions of the Cause” as downtown Beaumont erupts in color Saturday, Oct. 1, at the sixth annual Julie Richardson Procter 5K Ribbon Run Color Rush presented by the Byrd Law Firm, with title sponsors H-E-B and Jason’s Deli.

The event starts at 8 a.m. at City Hall with same day registration at 6 a.m.

Praise Church volunteers in 2015 (

Praise Church will serve Southeast Texas by meeting the needs of the community with their bi-annual event Servolution on Sept. 24 from 8 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.


Police in Beaumont arrested a 51-year-old Beaumont man Sept. 20 when the man fled the scene of a traffic stop and then, once cornered, threatened officers with a grenade, reports Officer Haley Walters of the Beaumont Police Department (BPD).