Trailers, modular homes and compartmentalized housing units, fashioned from carg
USW members and supporters protest at Marathon Petroleum in Texas City.

The United Steelworkers Union (USW), which represents workers at 65 U.S. refineries that produce approximately 64 percent of the oil in the U.S, called for work stoppage at nine U.S. refineries Sunday, Feb. 1 following failed negotiations in a national oil contract that expired at midnight Saturday night.


Years ago, when hearing “Mardi Gras,” you’d instantly think New Orleans, or maybe even the Galveston celebration. Not anymore.

Mardi Gras Southeast Texas is bigger and better than ever for the 23rd consecutive year, and the party for all ages will be held in downtown Port Arthur beginning Thursday, Feb. 12 through Sunday, Feb. 15.


The Broadway classic Guys and Dolls will play the Lutcher Theater on Friday, Feb. 6, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $65-$45 and can be purchased online at or by calling (409) 886-5535.

Members of the Southeast Texas Veterans Service Group salute Jack R. King for hi
The Knight Medal of the French Legion of Honour was established May 19, 1802, by

Jason Ebarb is a fighter, but in his spare time he helps heroes who fought to protect democracy get the recognition they deserve.


Credit union members and Southeast Texas charities have 113,000 reasons to celebrate,  thanks to the results of a special campaign created by DuGood Federal Credit Union.

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Former Central High School principal turned Beaumont Independent School District assistant superintendent Patricia Adams Collins Lambert was indicted on Wednesday, Feb. 4, for allegedly embezzling an estimated $750,000 from the district's students while she headed the high school campus.

Christopher M. Carmon Thomas

A 23-year-old Houston man has been sentenced to federal prison for robbing a bank in the Eastern District of Texas, announced U.S. Attorney John Malcolm Bales on Feb. 4.  

According to a news release, Christopher M. Carmon Thomas pleaded guilty on July 29, 2014 to bank robbery and was sentenced to 37 months in federal prison Feb. 4 by U.S. District Judge Thad Heartfield. Thomas was also ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $2,309.00.

Patricia Lambert, 60, and Victoria Steward, 31

Starting at 2:30 p.m. today, watch live, streaming video of a press conference by US Attorney Malcolm Bales on a indictment concerning Beaumont ISD.

Watch the live stream below:


Kendrick Dwayne Savoy

UPDATE: Kendrick Savoy’s mom called BPD dispatch Feb. 5 and advised he returned home.



A possible love triangle reportedly led to a stabbing that resulted in injury to a 19-year-old Beaumont man.

According to a news release from the Beaumont Police Department, the young victim was stabbed after arguing with another man over a female. BPD reports that at about 9:08 on January 30, patrol officers responded to the Regent I Apartment in the 1700 block of Regent in reference to a man with a knife.  When officers arrived, they found a 19-year-old Beaumont man suffering from a stab wound.