Beaumont

(L to R) Iceses Kevona Mason and Jasmine Brianna-Faith Savoy

Two teens were charged with aggravated robbery after allegedly stealing a Toyota truck, Friday Sept. 7. 

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A tragic multi-vehicle crash occurred on FM 787 in Hardin County near Saratoga in the evening of Sunday, Sept. 9 resulting in three deaths and three with serious injuries. 

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Alfred Marqueal Smith

Alfred Marqueal Smith, a 42-year-old Beaumont man, was arrested on two counts of sexual assault after Beaumont Police Officers responded to the 6300 block of Chinn Lane in reference to two girls that had been kidnapped Monday, September 3, at 2:23 a.m.

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The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) has identified the victim of a an auto-pedestrian crash that occurred Aug. 30 in Orange County as a missing person, according to Sgt. Stephanie Davis. 

DPS originally received the report of the auto-pedestrian accident at about 2 a.m. the day of the crash. The crash occurred around 3 miles west of Vidor, near mile marker 858.

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With a violent rash of convenience store robberies plaguing Beaumont, business reps like Exxpress Mart/ Tri-Con operations manager Ron Nicklas say it’s imperative to the community’s safety that the bad actors committing these crimes be weeded out of the crowd.

“Our point of view is pretty straight forward,” Nicklas said. “It’s not like Beaumont is some sort of crime-ridden city. It’s not like there’s bands of thieves going from store to store stealing…”

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Celebrate hope and survivorship with your “Survivor Sidekick” at the eighth annual Julie Richardson Procter 5K Ribbon Run Color Rush Carnaval in downtown Beaumont on Saturday, Oct. 6 from 8 a.m. to noon. 

Generously supported by presenting sponsors Provost Umphrey and Quality Mat and Title Sponsors H-E-B and Jason’s Deli, the largest color rush in Southeast Texas will feature added family-friendly activities, including calypso steel drum bands, samba dancers, a Wellness Beach Village, troupes of food trucks and a Flamingo Family Fun Zone.

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Beaumont police officers are investigating multiple aggravated assaults that sent three people to the hospital on Aug. 29, reports Officer Haley Morrow. 

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Police in Beaumont are searching for the suspect who was behind the wheel of a stolen car that crashed into a local residence on Aug. 30, just after children who had been at the home left for school. 

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Abel and Monica Sanchez

Kona Ice, a mobile shaved ice truck that serves customers at events as well as on route throughout the week, is now coming to west Beaumont. This shaved ice franchise comes to Southeast Texas thanks to local residents Monica and Abel Sanchez. 

Kona Ice features 10 flavors in their self-serve interactive dispenser, as as well as more than 20 additional flavors. The shaved ice truck brand is known to host events that give percentages of proceeds to philanthropic causes, which the couple plans to continue. 

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Multiple shootings occurred the night of Friday, Aug. 24. Beaumont Police responded to three separate shootings, which left two injured. 

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