News

Bacon, eggs, grits and coffee were just a few of the amenities for guests who arrived at the early morning Martin Luther King Jr. Day annual breakfast where attendees gathered together to celebrate the life and mission of late civil rights activist on Monday, Jan. 18. 

shadow

Lamar University has named four alumni as Distinguished Alumni for 2016, noting that their dedication to their professions, service to their communities and loyalty to their alma mater epitomizes the Lamar University spirit. The award is the highest granted by the university to its graduates.

shadow

 

Jefferson County District Attorney’s Office Investigator Marcelo Molfino and former drug addict turned motivational speaker Brannon LaBove are visiting local campuses to teach students about the potentially devastating consequences of bad decisions.

shadow

Bad weather in Beaumont caused quite a stir Thursday, January 21, especially in the shopping centers near the Dowlen Rd. and Folsom Drive intersection, where customers and merchants witnessed shopping carts rolling across the parking lot into parked cars, benches moving, and could hear the more than 50 mph winds roaring. The M from Madison's bar flew off and shattered and Bed Bath and Beyond saw substantial damage to the left side of its front entrance. 

shadow
ExxonMobil Beaumont Complex flaring in background of Port of Beaumont

Fire and smoke billowing into downtown Beaumont’s dreary dark afternoon sky about 3 p.m. Thursday afternoon, Jan. 21, caused citizen alarm and Lamar University to suspend classes. The emissions were generated from the ExxonMobil Beaumont Complex, according to company Public and Government Affairs Manager Lee Dula.

shadow
Jose Gracia

UPDATE:  John Christopher Ferguson turned himself in to FBI agents in Houston on Friday morning, Jan. 22, 2016.

•••

If all the resources available to the U.S. Attorney’s Office were channeled to solely combat child exploitation, there still wouldn’t be enough manpower to adequately bring all the perpetrators to justice, according to Eastern District of Texas U.S. Attorney’s Office Criminal Chief Alan Jackson. 

shadow

LifeShare Blood Center Manager Carol Sims reports the Beaumont facility is running critically low on blood and blood components, and the center desperately needs donations from community members to ensure that area hospitals dependent upon those life-saving supplies will have access to them.

shadow

The 14th annual Senior Mardi Gras takes over the Beaumont Civic Center on Thursday, Feb. 4, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. The Best Years Senior Center invites all seniors 55 and older to come enjoy the fun absolutely free.

shadow

Around 7:45 a.m. Thursday morning, Jan. 21, an 18-wheeler was blocking east- and west-bound traffic on Highway 105 east of Sour Lake. The truck appeared to have jackknifed across the roadway.

shadow
John Tomplait

With yet another arrest of a city official in Port Arthur, the Jefferson County District Attorney’s Office continues to uncover theft, deception and generally corrupt practices that, according to their investigation, have plagued the city for years.

shadow