The News

John Michael Weatherly

The first trial of newly-appointed Judge Lindsey Scott’s 252nd Criminal District Court has ended in a conviction for a Port Arthur man charged with impersonating a firefighter during a robbery. 

Frank Meeink

Successful author and “recovering skinhead” Frank Meeink visited Beaumont’s Antioch Missionary Baptist Church on behalf of the Anti-Defamation League on Tuesday, Feb.

Aaron Wayne Cotton

A Houston man charged with capital murder in the shooting death of Kendra Crump at the Knight’s Inn in August 2013 has been arrested and is awaiting trial in the Jefferson County Jail.

Aaron Wayne Cotton, 28, was indicted by a Jefferson County grand jury Sept. 19, 2013, for capital murder, a special degree felony.

Langston Adams

With a vote from the Jefferson County’s Commissioner’s Court on Monday, Feb. 24, a Port Arthur lawyer and a personal family friend of Judge John Paul Davis was appointed the newest judge of County Court at Law No. 3.

Michael Smith

When 57-year-old Beaumont Fire and Rescue fire inspector Michael Smith became one of the first 20 black firefighters to work for the city of Beaumont in 1982, he said it was like experiencing a case of déjà vu.