The News

Beaumont police officers reported an arrested has been made in the death of 55-year-old Gregory Fleniken, a businessman who was found dead in his hotel room at the MCM Eleganté in September 2010.

On Wednesday, June 22, investigators with the Chippewa Sheriff's Office arrested Lance R. Mueller, 48, of Chippewa, Wisc. According to police, Mueller allegedly mishandled a firearm, which then went off and shot through the wall and into the adjacent room, where Fleniken was staying.

Mueller is expected to be extradited to Texas within the next few days.


The McDonald’s that sits at the corner of Savannah and Gulfway in Port Arthur has closed its doors for good and there is rampant speculation as to what caused the closure.

According to the McDonald’s regional office in Houston, the restaurant has been “closed permanently,” putting to rest any notion that the 26-year-old building that was originally opened in March of 1985 was being torn down in order to build a new McDonald’s that matches the fresher look and feel that the fast food titan has adopted in recent years.


Teens in Texas will no longer be prosecuted as sexual offenders for “sexting,” which is the term coined for sending racy photos of one’s body via cellular phone picture message, or receiving them from  friends.


The Beaumont Police Department is currently working a single-car accident involving an 18-wheeler on Interstate 10 near the Martin Luther King exit.

The tractor-trailer jack-knifed, struck a guardrail and overturned. The driver of the vehicle was treated at the scene for minor cuts. All westbound lanes are blocked starting just past the Magnolia Street exit.


City Manager Kyle Hayes today released a list of 11 finalists for the position of Beaumont Police Chief. The candidates are:

·        Louis Barrow

·        Jack Bragg Jr.

·        Mark Broome