Nicholas Morris | Photo: Jefferson County Sheriff's Office

State District Judge Larry Gist of the Drug Impact Court of Jefferson County accepted a jury verdict Nov. 15, sentencing Nicholas Roy Morris, 28, to six years in prison, Criminal District Attorney Bob Wortham announced.


A Groves man was arrested after an accident where state troopers say he was driving while intoxicated, Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) said in a statement.


A man currently serving time for robbery has now been charged with a 1997 rape in Lake Charles.

Stephane Baril and the seized cocaine | Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office photos

A Canadian citizen was arrested with $3 million of cocaine just inside the Louisiana border on I-10, the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office said in a statement.

Stephane Baril, a Quebec native, was arrested and booked into the Calcasieu Parish Correctional Center after law enforcement discovered about 80 large bundles of cocaine in his truck during a traffic stop.

Travis Spencer Smith | Photo: Jefferson County Sheriff's Office

A China man was indicted by a Jefferson County grand jury Nov. 15 for meth found during a traffic stop, according to court documents.


Hundreds of thousands of dollars, and about as many man-hours, have been gifted through Beaumont’s Cathedral Church to help rebuild the community after Tropical Storm/Hurricane Harvey devastated the region – a full-time job for many, even as congregation members and volunteers themselves struggled to recover from flooded homes and destroyed property. 

Cedric Madison

Cedric Dwight Madison to 99 years in prison for aggravated sexual assault of a child Nov. 9 following a two-day trial during which jurors heard statements and considered evidence in the attack on a baby merely three months old.

Vernon Pierce and Sallie Ranier

Residents returning to their flooded homes and normal routines have been asking why their electric bills have spiked post-Harvey.

Port Neches resident Kirk Hinson didn’t understand why his electric bill jumped from an average of $75 for the last eight months to a whopping $651.70 for the month of October.

He’s not the only one whose bills spiked after Hurricane Harvey.

Kandis Voth, who lives in Silsbee, owes $1,225.60 for October, only $31.54 of which is past due. 

A dredge on the Sabine-Neches Waterway

Hurricane Harvey heavily impacted Southeast Texas and, according to information from the Sabine-Neches Navigation District, the storm’s influence reached well beyond the area, effectively costing consumers in the United States an estimated $4.3 billion in increased prices at the gas pump.

A Roaring La Soiree will give a taste of the 20's for a good cause

Baptist Hospitals of Southeast Texas Foundation’s annual gala, La Soirée, will be held Jan. 27, 2018 at the Beaumont Civic Center.

Guests who appreciate the nostalgia of days past will especially enjoy this year’s theme — A Roaring La Soirée — based on the Roaring ’20s, a decade that featured vintage cars, feathers, pearls and spotlights.

Music from the ’20s and fantastic food from Bando’s will keep the party going.