UPDATE on 4/21/2017: The Port Arthur Fire Department continues to work with German Pellets Texas, LLC and Texas Pellets, Inc. (collectively GPTX) to extinguish the burn, the City of Port Arthur said in a statement.

The safest way to manage this type of smoldering is to contain it using the facility's suppression system until the wood pellets can be safely removed from the silo. GPTX is on site with experts assessing the situation, and anticipate that it could be several weeks or more before the incident is completely resolved.


Art in the Park will be from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, April 22 at Doornbos Park in Nederland, featuring local vendors, food, games, arts and crafts, and a petting zoo.


On Sunday, April 16, at 3:21 p.m., Beaumont Police responded to Colliers Ferry Park on Pine Street in reference to a 7 year old child reportedly falling into the river and possibly drowning, Officer Haley Morrow said in a release.

The Beaumont Fire and Rescue Water Response Team responded to the scene as well.

After about two hours of searching, a diver was able to locate the victim's body in the water, near the area that witnesses had last seen him.

- Beaumont Police


Two Southeast Texas men have been sentenced to prison for federal drug trafficking violations in the Eastern District of Texas, Acting U.S. Attorney Brit Featherston announced April 13.

Jason Lee Allen

On April 13 at about 8:30 a.m., Galveston County Sheriff’s Office received a call about a person attempting to break into a house in the 900 block of 21st Street in San Leon, Sheriff Henry Trochesset said in a release.

1100 block of Euclid Street (top) and 2400 block of Linson Street

Two houses in Beaumont caught fire this weekend, Beaumont Fire-Rescue Capt. Brad Penisson reported. 

On April 16 at about 1:19 AM, Beaumont Fire-Rescue units responded to a structure fire reported at in the 1100 block of Euclid Street.


Child Protective Services (CPS) staff and other child advocates gathered for a press conference Friday, April 7, at the fire museum pavilion in downtown Beaumont.

“CPS completed 166,753 investigations that confirmed 58,664 children were victims of abuse or neglect in Texas last year,” Shari Pulliam, Beaumont’s CPS spokesperson, said in a release, calling child abuse “a big problem” in Texas.

“More than 200 children in Texas died due to abuse or neglect last year,” she said.


Beaumont’s First Baptist Church is planning to make its ninth annual community Easter egg hunt more accessible for the whole community.

The hunt for 25,000 eggs begins at 11 a.m. on Saturday, April 15 in Rogers Park.

Children’s pastor Melissa Johnson recommends that parents of kids with special needs arrive early and use one of the six handicap accessible spaces in the parking lot off Gladys Street.

The community egg hunt now regularly has over 1,000 attending each year, according to Johnson.

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Assistant District Attorney Robert Scott says justice has been served on the primary perpetrators of a storage unit theft ring that resulted in hundreds of thousands of dollars in losses by property owners stowing their goods in a Beaumont facility.

The purported ringleader of the conspiracy, Cory Dreymala, received a five-year sentence after pleading guilty to engaging in organized criminal activity, while one of his cohorts got probation and another accused party’s case was dismissed.