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The first annual Smokin-n-Groves BBQ Cook-off, held on Friday and Saturday, Oct. 16-17, and the third annual Pecan Festival Classic Car Show on Saturday, Oct. 31, will have fun for folks of all ages while benefitting the Groves Senior Citizen Center.

Keith McLaughlin of Groves was arrested when police found 72 grams of meth.

According to Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Rod Carroll, a Groves man is now behind bars after he was caught in possession of 72 grams of meth on Monday, June 1.

The find was the result of the Jefferson County Narcotics Task Force executing a search and arrest warrant in the 6200 block of Monroe Street in Groves, Carroll explained. During a search of the residence, 72 grams of methamphetamine was located.

Memorial High School Choir, Jefferson County Christmas tree and Tree of Angels

Jefferson County Judge Jeff Branick welcomed the community, along with county commissioners, and courthouse staff, to the annual Christmas tree lighting in the lobby of the Jefferson County Courthouse in Beaumont on Monday, Dec. 1. 


Police in Groves are continuing to investigate the shooting deaths of a couple found inside their home on Thursday, Oct. 23. While the investigation into the circumstances surrounding the incident is ongoing, police are already saying it appears as if no "foul play" was evident, leaving the public with questions regarding just how and why the couple's lives ended.


Police in Groves are still searching for a suspect in the aggravated robbery of a pizza delivery driver that occurred on Monday, Oct. 27, at about 8:30 p.m.


A citizen's quick action led police in Groves to the arrest of a suspect the witness says stole a loaded gun from a vehicle at a local gym.

According to a report from the Groves Police Department, on Monday, September 8 at about 7:57 a.m., a witness observed a male enter an unlocked car and remove a loaded handgun and flee the area of Planet Fitness. The witness remained on the phone until Police arrived to investigate.


A Groves man charged with fondling two underage children was re- arrested last week and will likely face a new charge of possession of child pornography.

David Lawrence Guest, 51, was indicted by a Jefferson County grand jury Sept. 26, 2013 for indecency with a child and improper photography/visual recording, a second-degree felony and state jail felony, respectively.

According to a probable cause affidavit obtained by The Examiner, Guest’s trouble with the law began March 2013 when the daughter of a family friend made an outcry of sexual abuse to police.


For the past nine years, the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services’ Prom Project has made dreams come true for hundreds of high-school-age foster kids in Southeast Texas who might otherwise never attend one of the most memorable nights of their lives.

And this year was no different. With at least 600 dresses, thousands in donations from area businesses and a small army of volunteers, this year’s Prom Project ensured area foster kids would have a prom night to remember.

Police say Jason Richard (inset) took his own life at his home in Groves.

As thunder and lightning rolled overhead, police and SWAT teams in Groves rolled into the 6200 block of Jackson Street after a gunman barricaded himself inside his home Wednesday, June 19.

Multiple neighbors on the scene said Jason Richard, a father of two and a successful small business owner in Groves, was the man inside.


Gulf Credit Union has announced it will host the Cars For The Cure Car Show and Contest in cooperation with the Tri-City Corvette Club.

The event will be Saturday, April 6, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the parking lot adjacent to Gulf Credit Union’s office in Groves between Highway 73 and 39th Street. There is no charge for admission.

Attendees can enjoy a barbeque lunch provided by Eaton Meats for $5.