The News

Eleanor Johnson, executive director of CASA of Southeast Texas
Bob and Karen Wortham, and Teri and Glen Morgan

CASA of Southeast Texas has been serving the abused and neglected children of Jefferson County for more than 20 years — speaking up for them when no one else would and ensuring that they are placed in safe and, when appropriate, permanent homes.

U.S. Rep. Brian Babin (right) meets with Scott Kelly before launch.

U.S. Representative Brian Babin, who represents Orange County, among others, in Texas District 36, met with NASA astronaut Scott Kelly of Orange, New Jersey, to wish him luck as he prepared to make history Friday, March 27, by embarking on a year-long mission to the International Space Station.

Babin spoke on the House floor Thursday, March 26, regarding the importance of Kelly’s mission.


Ward 1 Beaumont City Council candidate Claude Guidroz proudly announced his recent endorsement from the Beaumont Police Officers Association in the upcoming May 9 election.

Port Arthur City Hall and Mayor Deloris “Bobbie” Prince

The Port Arthur City Council voted unanimously at its March 31 meeting to approve a forensic audit of the city’s finances, an audit requested by Jefferson County’s First Criminal District Attorney Cory Crenshaw in December 2014 correspondence while he was acting as interim DA, and demanded by Port Arthur citizens.

The 2015 winners of the school-level competition held March 12 at Orangefield Hi

Orangefield High School students Thanh Tsan and Chase Slaughter earned first place in Declamation and Interpretive Reading, respectively, at the school-level finals of the 111th Miriam Lutcher Stark Contest in Reading and Declamation, a scholarship program sponsored by the