From left to right, Telly Roshard Joyce, Jr and Keenan Novon Anderson

An arrest has been made in the shooting death of Marcus “Big Country” Senegal, who was killed 

West Orange-Cove Consolidated Independent School District


It was standing room only at the West Orange-Cove Consolidated Independent School District’s board meeting Monday, Aug 5. A large group of parents, citizens and school district employees gathered to discuss, among other topics, the busing of students home from after-school activities. 


Police have arrested 20-year-old Keenan Novon Anderson of Port Arthur on a murder charge for the shooting death of Marcus “Big Country” Senegal, who was killed March 30 near the Old School Shack Lounge in Port Arthur. After searching for Anderson since March for a parole violation, police issued a murder warrant for Anderson, which was the result of a sealed indictment handed down by a grand jury on June 20.

Mike Neil and Mike Getz


A meeting of the Beaumont Independent School District board of trustees held Thursday, Aug. 1, began with a restraining order and ended with an administrator seeking emergency medical assistance for what she called a “mob” assault by a journalist, a city councilman and an elected BISD board member. 


Game room owner 28-year-old Quintellius Vontoure of Orange was arrested Wednesday night, August 7, after local law enforcement officer executed a search warrant at Vanity’s Game Room located at 1004 16th Street in Orange.

Lamar President Kenneth Evans

(Lamar press release)

Lamar University is scheduled to confer 750 degrees at the summer commencement Saturday, August 17, in the Montagne Center. Lamar University's 15th president, Kenneth Evans, will be the keynote speaker.  The ceremony will begin at 10 a.m. for the Colleges of Arts and Sciences, Business, Engineering, Education and Human Development, Fine Arts and Communication and the Center for General Studies.

Latrina Hall and Allen Hancock

Police say they’ve found at least two suspects responsible for a deadly Beaumont shooting.

According to a BPD press release, police have issued a capital murder warrant for 27-year-old Beaumont resident Allen Hancock, who has been incarcerated in the Jefferson County Jail for unrelated warrants since July 17.

Sladen David Sonnier

The Hardin County Top Five Most Wanted for the week of Aug 5 are as follows (name, age, charge, last known address):

Sladen David Sonnier, 24, Felony Theft of Firearms & Misdemeanor Theft, 9065 Loading Dock Road, Silsbee

Christopher Aaron Venn, 24, Felony Theft and Assault, 5980 Wheeler Road, Lumberton

The International Space Station orbits the Earth at 8:45 Aug 5.

The International Space Station was visible to Southeast Texans at 8:45 p.m. Monday night, Aug 5. The $150 billion habitable artificial satellite was visible for only six minutes, appearing from the southwest and disappearing in the northeast.