News

On March 17 around 2:00 p.m., the Texas Department of Public Safety responded to a two vehicle crash on FM 365 in Jefferson County. The crash occurred just outside of the city limits of Port Arthur.

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On March 18 around 1:45 p.m., the Texas Department of Public Safety responded to a one vehicle rollover crash on Highway 73, near Boondocks Road, in Jefferson County, TxDPS Sgt. Stephanie Davis reported.

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I-10 westbound in Chambers County is closed between FM 563 and Wallisville due to a wreck, TxDOT spokesperson Sarah Dupre reported March 20 at 8:27 a.m.

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On March 18, shortly after 6:30 a.m., a vehicle drove through the front of a business in the 2800 Block of Eastex Freeway Service Road, Beaumont Fire and Rescue Capt. Jimmy Blanchard reported.

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Children crowd around Freddie Harland, programs specialist at the Beaumont Children’s Museum, asking him to help them build boats out of tin foil and launch Lego rocket cars on their engineers’ day, “Beyond the Brick” on Feb. 25.

115 people came just for this special event, according to admissions staff. 

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The City of Vidor announced March 17, that East Tram Road is closed to through traffic around the clock beginning immediately for the next week to ten days for Walmart construction. 

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Police in Conroe arrested a man suspected in several airplane burglaries, including thefts from multiple aircraft at the Southeast Texas Regional Airport, reports the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office (JCSO).

According to a news release from JCSO, an airplane sitting on the tarmac at the Southeast Texas Regional Airport was broken into on Saturday, March 11.  The suspect then broke into a hangar and burglarized several planes and a vehicle inside the hangar. Evidence discovered at the scene assisted in locating the suspect, JCSO stated in the news release. 

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Entergy Texas announced a $600,000 workforce development initiative Monday, March 13 at Edison Plaza in Beaumont with several important dignitaries in attendance including Entergy Texas CEO Sallie Rainer and Texas Workforce Commissioner Representing Employees Ruth Hughs.

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Attorney General Ken Paxton announced a new initiative on March 16 by the Consumer Protection Division (CPD) of his office to educate parents, grandparents, teachers, coaches and others on the dangers of illegal synthetic drugs. These illicit substances have become a growing threat to health and public safety in Texas, particularly among children and young adults, according to a release from his office. 

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Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton announced that earlier this week the Child Exploitation Unit (CEU) of his office arrested Eric Christopher Lucas, 45, of Round Rock, on six counts of possession of child pornography, a third-degree felony. Lucas could face up to 10 years in prison per charge if convicted.

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