Rendering of the new Port of Beaumont Main Street  Terminal 1

Port of Beaumont Director Chris Fisher addressed the Spindletop Rotary Club at its meeting Tuesday, Oct. 10, at the MCM Eleganté Hotel in Beaumont, sharing plans for capital improvement projects that are aimed at improving commerce efficiency at the port.

Nov. 7, the Port of Beaumont will seek the issuance of $85 million in General Obligation Bonds to fund a portion of three major projects totaling $102.2 million with the remaining costs associated with these projects being funded by a combination of port and grant funds, according to a fact sheet provided by the port.

Tim Funchess, Mitch Templeton, Bailey Wingate, Annette Reedy

Early voting is barely underway for 2017’s Constitutional Election, with Election Day over a week out, but candidates are already looking forward to 2018.

McFaddin Beach

The Texas Trustee Implementation Group in charge of Deepwater Horizon coastal restoration formally adopted its first plan for allocating Natural Resource Damages Act funds to restore natural resources injured by the 2010 oil spill. The plan contains a $15.8 million grant for the McFaddin Beach and Dune restoration along Jefferson County’s Gulf of Mexico coast.


Gas for $10 a gallon, water for $99 a case, phantom homes for lease or sale, sheetrock installed for approximately the price of a new kidney. Jefferson County District Attorney Bob Wortham says he’s heard it all. What he hasn’t heard, however, are that any police reports are being filed with his office charging suspects with those allegations – at least not yet.


A 35-year-old Houston man has pleaded guilty to federal drug trafficking violations in the Eastern District of Texas, Acting U.S. Attorney Brit Featherston announced Oct. 18.

Jeffrey Clive Arnold pleaded guilty to conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine before U.S. Magistrate Judge Keith Giblin.

Artist's rendering of the two GRACE satellites

After more than 15 productive years in orbit, the U.S./German GRACE (Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment) satellite mission has ended science operations. During their mission, the twin GRACE satellites have provided unprecedented insights into how our planet is changing by tracking the continuous movement of liquid water, ice and the solid Earth.

Hector Martinez

Oct. 18 at 8:40 a.m., the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Unit and SWAT conducted a search warrant in the 3100 block of Thomas Boulevard in Port Arthur, Capt. Crystal Holmes said in a release.

By conducting surveillance and making undercover narcotics buys from people inside the home, a search warrant was obtained.


The City of Port Arthur has begun the process of bringing home Port Arthur residents who were evacuated to other regions in Texas in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, the city announced Sept. 18, with residents arriving at the Bob Bowers Civic Center shelter location.

But it seems that wasn’t always the plan.


With early voting for the Nov. 7 Constitutional Amendment and Joint Election already underway, Texans are carefully considering seven proposed constitutional amendments and the impacts the changes would have on them and their communities.

Linda Rose Fulton
Gwendolyn M. Sharp
Letasha Louise Brachett
Jeffrey Todd Nelson
Tiffany Nicole Woodall
Cassandra Colbert Ceaser
Karen Steward Neild
Kimberly Renee Tolin
Mikki Lynn Sciba

Surrounded by family, friends, colleagues and admirers, nine Beaumont school teachers were celebrated like the superstars they are when the Beaumont A&M Club presented its 58th annual Outstanding Teacher Awards on Tuesday, Oct. 24.