The News

AUSTIN – The Texas Department of Public Safety commissioned 102 men and women as Highway Patrol troopers during the recruit graduation ceremony. Attorney General Greg Abbott was the keynote speaker during the ceremony, which was held at Great Hills Baptist Church.

The new troopers will report to duty stations across Texas in the coming weeks and spend the first six months in on-the-job training.

Domminique Wendall Adams


After a crime spree that included forcible rape, a failed home invasion and kidnapping, police say a Port Arthur man is in the Jefferson County Jail on at least $500,000 worth of bonds.

Lillian Patrice Hancock


A mother of three from Beaumont must spend the next few years on probation after abandoning her children.

Lillian Patrice Hancock was indicted by a Jefferson County grand jury Sept. 9 for endangering a child, a state jail felony.

Sharon Deneen Guillory


A Beaumont woman has pleaded guilty to injuring a child in an angry attempt to discipline the youngster.

Stephen Demond Odom


Prosecutors say a young girl has died at the hands of her mother’s abusive live-in boyfriend.