Tim Funchess, Mitch Templeton, Bailey Wingate, Annette Reedy

Early voting is barely underway for 2017’s Constitutional Election, with Election Day over a week out, but candidates are already looking forward to 2018.

McFaddin Beach

The Texas Trustee Implementation Group in charge of Deepwater Horizon coastal restoration formally adopted its first plan for allocating Natural Resource Damages Act funds to restore natural resources injured by the 2010 oil spill. The plan contains a $15.8 million grant for the McFaddin Beach and Dune restoration along Jefferson County’s Gulf of Mexico coast.


Gas for $10 a gallon, water for $99 a case, phantom homes for lease or sale, sheetrock installed for approximately the price of a new kidney. Jefferson County District Attorney Bob Wortham says he’s heard it all. What he hasn’t heard, however, are that any police reports are being filed with his office charging suspects with those allegations – at least not yet.


A 35-year-old Houston man has pleaded guilty to federal drug trafficking violations in the Eastern District of Texas, Acting U.S. Attorney Brit Featherston announced Oct. 18.

Jeffrey Clive Arnold pleaded guilty to conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine before U.S. Magistrate Judge Keith Giblin.

Artist's rendering of the two GRACE satellites

After more than 15 productive years in orbit, the U.S./German GRACE (Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment) satellite mission has ended science operations. During their mission, the twin GRACE satellites have provided unprecedented insights into how our planet is changing by tracking the continuous movement of liquid water, ice and the solid Earth.

Hector Martinez

Oct. 18 at 8:40 a.m., the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Unit and SWAT conducted a search warrant in the 3100 block of Thomas Boulevard in Port Arthur, Capt. Crystal Holmes said in a release.

By conducting surveillance and making undercover narcotics buys from people inside the home, a search warrant was obtained.


The City of Port Arthur has begun the process of bringing home Port Arthur residents who were evacuated to other regions in Texas in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, the city announced Sept. 18, with residents arriving at the Bob Bowers Civic Center shelter location.

But it seems that wasn’t always the plan.


With early voting for the Nov. 7 Constitutional Amendment and Joint Election already underway, Texans are carefully considering seven proposed constitutional amendments and the impacts the changes would have on them and their communities.

Linda Rose Fulton
Gwendolyn M. Sharp
Letasha Louise Brachett
Jeffrey Todd Nelson
Tiffany Nicole Woodall
Cassandra Colbert Ceaser
Karen Steward Neild
Kimberly Renee Tolin
Mikki Lynn Sciba

Surrounded by family, friends, colleagues and admirers, nine Beaumont school teachers were celebrated like the superstars they are when the Beaumont A&M Club presented its 58th annual Outstanding Teacher Awards on Tuesday, Oct. 24.

Julie Richardson Procter Walk of Survivorship balloon release

Her body ravaged by life-sustaining blood cells turned mortal enemies, the cancer that took her energy, that took her hair, that took her breasts, that took her life could never take her spirit. Nor will it damper the memories we keep of the life she lived.

Julie Rogers Gift of Life Program founder Regina Rogers remembers the program's namesake, her family matriarch, as one of many strong women who faced their fears head-on and fought a valiant fight against a terror from within.