The News

Lamar Institute of Technology will host three financial aid workshops designed to help students and their parents find out about available aid and also how to apply for it.



The Beaumont Convention & Visitors Bureau is thrilled to announce the first annual WWIII.5 Mud Run taking place Saturday, April 30.


A Groves family received a rude wake-up call Friday morning when a truck barreled into their house.

Groves Police Sgt. Tim McCurley said police responded to a call around 7:45 this morning to a pickup truck hitting a house in the 3500 block of Charles. Fortunately, the famliy escaped injury and the 32-year-old driver of the truck was taken to an area hospital with non-life threatening injuries.


Port Arthur Police are investigating the city's second homicide of the year after responding to an assault call Thursday night.

According to a Major Raymond Clark, police responded to a home at 1025 Dunbar around 6:45 p.m. where they found 44-year-old Robert Prevost had been shot and killed. Prevost was discovered by his brother, and apparently had been dead for "several hours" according to Clark.

There was no forced entry into the home and Clark said no suspects have been identified. The Port Arthur Homicide Unit is investigating.


The Beaumont Police Department is searching for a man wanted for several cocaine-related warrants.

Paul Finnell Jr., 28, of Beaumont, has a number of felony warrants in Jefferson County with bonds totally $785,000. His last known vehicle was a silver 1998 Buick Lesabre with Texas license plate BN1 F702 and he is known to frequent the Lucas/Concord area in North Beaumont.

His Jefferson County warrants are as follows:

1. Contempt of Court $10,000 bond