The News

The Texas Education Agency names four Beaumont Independent School District campuses were reporting students present at school to receive funding not due to the district. Of those cited with infractions were all Central High School, Ozen High School, South Park Middle School and Jones-Clark Elementary School.

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Authorities are searching for two persons of interest related to the apparent homicide of 85-year-old Herbert Deaton whose body was discovered Nov. 13 off County Road 73 in Jasper, reports Lt. Cal Morgan of the Jasper County Sheriff's Office. 

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An early morning single-vehicle accident in Beaumont killed two men and sent one woman to the hospital.

Sunday, Nov. 16, at approximately 12:10 a.m., Beaumont Police were dispatched to the 2700 block of MLK Parkway northbound in reference to an automobile accident, a press release by BPD states. Upon arrival, officers located a female in the roadway who told officers that her friends, a male driver and passenger, were on the ground and needed help.

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Keystone XL Pipeline garnered approval from the United States House of Representatives on Nov. 14, according to a press release from Congressman Randy Weber's office.

H.R. 5682 passed by a vote of 252 to 161 and now goes to the Senate for a vote. Representative Randy Weber (R-Friendswood) made the following statement:

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At approximately 9:30 a.m., Beaumont Fire Rescue received multiple calls reporting a structure fire at 5380 Margo, near Beaumont Drive, off of Concord. When firefighters arrived, they found heavy fire conditions with flames coming out several openings. According to a press release, the occupant, Everett Abbott, 72, was able to escape before firefighters arrived but he was severely burned with first and second degree burns to his upper body.

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