Beaumont

Donna Elise Wilsker, RN, MSN, aged 67, passed away in Beaumont on Friday, Dec. 1, 2017.  At the time of her passing, she was surrounded by beloved family and friends.  Up until her death, Donna was an Associate Professor of Nursing at Lamar University, where she served for nearly 40 years.

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Yesenia Espinoza with her two daughters Michelle and Angelina

ExxonMobil confirmed in a statement that an Echo worker has died as a result of an accident at its Beaumont refinery. The accident happened Friday, Dec. 1 at the downtown refinery.

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Kirt Vavasseur | Photo: Jefferson County Sheriff's Office

The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office arrested a man just outside Fannett for online solicitation of a minor Monday, Nov. 27, Capt. Crystal Holmes said in a release.

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Lamar University is now in search of a new athletic director. Nov. 20, Jason Henderson resigned his position after being on campus for 11 years. Henderson joined Lamar in 2006 as a compliance coordinator then was named interim athletic director in 2011. Lamar took the interim tag off in 2012.

Former Lamar basketball standout Norman Bellard was named interim athletic director.

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Wynonna Judd will make her first ever stop in Beaumont on Friday, Dec 8 at Ford Arena with her band The Big Noise. The concert will feature a mix of holiday favorites and Wynonna’s biggest hits.

Respected by the millions of fans who are drawn to her music and her undeniable talent, Wynonna’s rich and commanding voice has sold over 30 million albums worldwide spanning a remarkable 33-year career.

In 1984, Wynonna teamed with her mother Naomi, and the duo debuted as The Judds and released the album Why Not Me that went on to sell more than 2 million copies.

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On Nov. 21 at about 7:45a.m., the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) responded to a two vehicle crash on West Port Arthur Road just south of Cardinal Drive in Beaumont, Sgt. Stephanie Davis said in a statement.

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Fire at Torres Collision

Beaumont Fire-Rescue units battled a raging two-alarm fire at Torres Collision in the 1500 block of Laurel Drive in the early morning hours Nov. 21, reports Capt. Brad Penisson.

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Ky Lynn Brown

Ky Lynn Brown, 55, of Kountze, died Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017, at Christus Hospital-St. Elizabeth, Beaumont.

Ky Brown was a lieutenant with the Beaumont Police Department. A32-year veteran of BPD serving on 3rd Watch Patrol, he was recently diagnosed with stomach cancer.

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X  barks the spot in the new tour PAW Patrol Live! “The Great Pirate Adventure” as Ryder and his team of pirate pups will have all paws on deck at Ford Arena on Tuesday, Nov. 14, at 6 p.m. and two shows on Wednesday, Nov. 15, at 10 a.m. and 6 p.m.

The PAW Patrol set out over land and sea to find the treasure for Mayor Goodway’s celebration. The pups will need all paws on deck for this pirate adventure, including some help from the newest pup — Tracker.

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When pregnant mother Kera Teel was shot and killed in June, the Southeast Texas community was stunned and police relentlessly pursued numerous leads in an attempt to identify and apprehend the perpetrators who fled the scene following the abhorrent act.

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