contract worker

Calvin Walker

In a case the presiding judge said has been “languishing too long” in the courts, former Beaumont ISD contract electrician Calvin Walker is accused in six 2014 indictments of various crimes related to alleged fraud against city and state agencies for whom he was hired to perform work, including the Beaumont school district and the city of Port Arthur. Evidentiary information used in the case dates back even further, to 2008 and 2009, according to the indictments handed up against the accused.


A man is dead following a crane accident near Motiva Port Arthur Refinery that occurred Thursday, July 13.

Port Arthur Police Department reports that it responded to an accident at MLK and Terminal road near the Motiva plant at approximately 5 p.m. Thursday to find that a crane had fallen on an individual. PAPD reports that Acadian Ambulance responded to the scene and transported the man to the Medical Center of Southeast Texas, where he was pronounced dead.

The following statement was issued by Motiva following a reported crane accident near the refinery Thursday, July 13: