Stark Museum of Art

Beginning Wednesday, July 19, all visitors will be admitted to Stark Museum of Art and Shangri La Botanical Gardens and Nature Center free of charge.

Thomas A. Boudreaux

Thomas A. Boudreaux died July 12, 2017.

He was a member of Sabine Tabernacle for 87 years and leader of the Young Couples League for nearly 40 of them.

He enjoyed hunting and fishing and was an avid bird watcher. The only thing he loved more than watching the Dallas Cowboys were his daily walks with his prized Labradoodle, Molly.

Walter Nunez

Police in Orange arrested an apparently irate, intoxicated man July 15 on an enhanced family violence charge and retaliation charges, reportedly following an altercation between the suspect and his girlfriend that ended with injuries, his arrest and a threat to come back in three days to beat her again.

Ronnie Wayne Jacobs (left) and Isaiah Onasso Jacobs

Port Arthur police officers were dispatched to 1300 Joe Louis Avenue early on July 20 in response to an automobile accident.

The wreck was reported outside. Officers responded and found a vehicle whose lone occupant was unresponsive and was transported to a local medical facility.

The driver, Ronnie Wayne Jacobs, 34, was transported to the Medical Center of Southeast Texas where he was pronounced dead several hours later.

Kountze Police Chief James Slaughter says it would be monstrous to steal rocks.

Local neighborhood hide-and-seek painted rock groups continue to blossom around Southeast Texas, but Kountze Police Chief James Slaughter warns rock hunters not to steal landscaping rocks from local businesses.

"When you are searching for rocks to paint, please be aware that you do not need to go onto the property of local businesses and take your rocks without the owners' consent," Slaughter said in a statement. "These rocks are for landscaping purposes. You could face criminal charges and be given a criminal trespass warning."


On June 7, Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office received a complaint in reference to a theft from a 92 year old man.


The City of Beaumont received $3,112,640 in June 2017, City Manager Executive Assistant Chris Jarmon announced July 18 in a statement.

Jarmon explained that this is 7.47% more than the city received in July 2016.


On July 15 at about 12:15 a.m., the Texas Department of Public Safety responded to a one vehicle rollover crash on US 96 in Hardin County, Sgt. Stephanie Davis said in a release. The crash occurred approximately two miles north of Silsbee.


Monday, July 17, at about 12:19 a.m., Beaumont police responded to the 200 block of Rosine Street in reference to a victim of a shooting, Officer Haley Morrow said in a release.

Preliminary investigation reveals that two individuals were in front of a residence when they were approached by a man who displayed a handgun and attempted to rob the victims.

During the robbery, the suspect shot one of the victims, who was able to return fire. The victim suffered non-life-threatening injuries; it is unknown if the suspect was injured.

Eric Dove (Facebook, 2015)

Saturday, July 15, at 5:54 a.m., Beaumont Police responded to a residence in the 3800 block of Park Street, in reference to assisting EMS with a medical call, Officer Haley Morrow said in a release.

When officers arrived on scene they located a deceased male, identified as Eric Benell Dove, a 45-year-old Beaumont man. Detectives are investigating this case as a homicide and believe that the crime may have occurred between the hours of midnight and 2 a.m.