The city of Vidor invites members of the public to stop by the Vidor Public Library to take a quick photo and “put the ‘I’ in Vidor.”


Habitat for Humanity of Jefferson County has announced the dates for the 2016 Port Arthur Jingle Bell Run, presented by the Sea Rim Striders. The Jingle Bell Run will be held Dec. 3 at 8:30 a.m. at 1800 Lakeshore Drive. The Kids K starts at 8 a.m.

Registration is $25 for adults and $12 for kids. The special needs 1K is $10. However, prices will increase to $30 for adults and $15 for kids and special needs after midnight Nov. 13.

Discounts are available for members of the military and Sea Rim Striders.


The Port Arthur Health Department is offering free HIV testing and complimentary blood pressure, blood glucose, cholesterol, and BMI/weight checks for National Latino HIV and AIDS awareness day Oct. 15.

Port Arthur Health Department (PAHD) said in a release that those who attend “will receive your results in minutes instead of days or weeks.”


Monday, Oct. 10, Bishop Curtis Guillory announced in a statement that he has joined “his brother bishops” throughout Texas in calling for abolishment of the death penalty.

Guillory says the death penalty “does not correspond to the common good but actually does great harm.”


Tuesday, Oct. 11, at 9:42 p.m., Beaumont police responded to a report of gunshots in the 2800 block of McFaddin Street. The caller told emergency services that someone tried to rob him and may now be dead.

Officers arriving on scene found a 35-year-old Beaumont man with multiple gunshot wounds laying in the apartment parking lot on Sixth Street between McFaddin Street and North Street.

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Beaumont Fire-Rescue units responded to a structure fire in the 4600 block of Dallas Street on Wednesday, Oct. 12, around 2:15 a.m.

Firefighters arriving on the scene found the flames coming through the roof of the home. They made a quick attack and extinguished the fire, confining damage to one area of the roof and the room directly below.


An auto-pedestrian collision occurred on I-10 in Orange County Tuesday, Oct. 11, around 8:30 p.m., according to TxDOT. The crash was on the eastbound service road near Cow Bayou.

Michigan resident Youssouf Tandia, 45, was pronounced dead at the scene by Justice of the Peace Simonton.


Tuesday, Oct. 11, Vidor ISD released a statement that clowns will not be allowed in this year’s homecoming parade.

Vidor ISD administrators “respect the work of the Shriners” and still welcomes the organization to participate in the parade, but asks that they “forego clowns this year.”

This statement comes after social media frenzies with rumors of clown attacks throughout the nation, including a threat to BISD last week, as reported by the Examiner.


Just after midnight on Wednesday, Oct. 12, Nederland, Port Neches, and Groves Fire Departments responded to a house on fire in the 200 block of 17th Street. The occupant evacuated the building as firefighters arrived, according to a statement.

All firefighters called out to the scene reported back to the station safely.

The house fire is still being investigated.


Tuesday, Oct. 11, Beaumont City Council approved the termination of their lease with the Beaumont Yacht Club at 560 Marina Drive after almost 29 years. I

n February 2016, the City approved a month to month lease agreement for the Beaumont Yacht Club while they were negotiating the sale of the property and appraisal. According to previous council minutes, the City conducted the appraisal for its value and “to establish the amount of rent payments for a long-term lease.” The Beaumont Yacht Club has been renting from the City for $2,500 a month during this interim period.