Patti Wilson, dressed as Pete the Cat, read to students the book by the same nam

Y Reads with You, a literacy program developed by the partnership of the YMCA of Southeast Texas and Port Arthur Independent School District, hosted its kickoff celebration at Sam Houston Elementary in Port Arthur on Thursday, Oct. 1. 

With storytelling, snacks and activities, the preliminary event was an educational and interactive success.

Angela Dillahunty demonstrates how she utilizes the culpascope in forensic exami

Sexual abuse is a subject that makes people extremely uncomfortable, but one that is an ugly, prevalent reality for millions of victims in the U.S. each year.

Nearly 70 percent of all reported sexual assaults affect children ages 17 and under, according to U.S. Department of Justice statistics.

Extreme Cash Blast

Roy Patterson of Silsbee claimed a prize worth $1 million in the Texas Lottery scratch ticket game $500,000,000 Extreme Cash Blast.

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Invista announced Monday, Oct. 5, a reduction in force affecting employees of its Orange adipic acid unit, which the company plans to shut down completely.

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Lamar University is hosting a Study Abroad Fair on Tuesday, Oct. 13, in the Setzer Student Center, from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Students will learn about the opportunities and the benefits of studying abroad. Faculty members will be present to share about the many faculty-led programs available at LU. Students who studied abroad last year will also attend to share their experiences.

Cameron Sutphin

The Theodore Johns Branch Library will host a free Concert on the Lawn featuring folk singer and guitar player Cameron Sutphin on Saturday, Oct. 10, beginning at 2 p.m. Organizers say bring lawn chairs, beach towels or blankets. Coolers are allowed, but no alcohol is permitted on city property.


At approximately 9 p.m. on Wednesday, October 7, 2015, DPS troopers responded to a two-vehicle crash at the intersection of Highway 90 and Turner Road in China, Texas. Three people were transported to St. Elizabeth hospital.


Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2015, at approximately 1 p.m., there was a one-vehicle crash on Interstate 10 at the Simmons Drive exit in Orange County.

According to a press release, a 2007 Chevrolet passenger vehicle was eastbound on Interstate 10. For an unknown reason, the driver of the Chevrolet took the Simmons Drive exit (mile marker 878) at a high rate of speed and lost control. The vehicle went down the exit ramp in a side skid, continued over a curb, and struck a metal beam.

Aubrey, Diggles, Roberts, Turner and Robertson

This week, Crime Stoppers needs the public’s help locating five of Beaumont’s most wanted drug dealers.

Timothy Joseph Aubrey is a 34-year-old black male, 5-feet-10 and 150 pounds, with brown eyes, black hair and several tattoos. Aubrey is wanted for delivery of a controlled substance and has a $1 million bond.