kirbyville

On August 1, at approximately 2:45 p.m., the Texas Department of Public Safety responded to a one vehicle crash on FM 363 in Jasper County, Sgt. Stephanie Davis said in a release. The crash occurred approximately two miles east of Kirbyville.

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Dennis Reeves

A temporary restraining order has been granted to the family of Dennis Reeves, the Kirbyville High School principal found dead of a gunshot wound on the school’s campus May 23 with his foot on the brake pedal of his still running truck. Reeves’ family is seeking the court’s intervention to prevent the destruction of evidence they allege could shed light on what transpired in the time leading up to the death, according to court documents.

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A business is filing charges on a Kirbyville teen who police have identified as a suspect in one of two bogus bomb threats recently called in to locations in Jasper, police report.

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Derik Dewayne Claxton (Facebook.com)

Texas Department of Public Safety troopers are investigating a one-vehicle crash in Newton County that claimed the life of 31-year-old Kirbyville resident Derik Dewayne Claxton, reports Sgt. Stephanie Davis.

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Kirbyville resident James Steven Dominy, 41, died as the result of injuries he sustained in a one-vehicle accident in Jasper County on Sept. 3, reports Texas Department of Public Safety Sgt. Stephanie Davis. Dominy was not wearing his seatbelt, stated Davis in a news release. 

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Several members of a Woodville Independent Scholl District track team were injured as the result of a rollover accident on March 31, Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) Trooper Stephanie Davis reported in a news release. Most were treated and released from area medical facilities with minor injuries, but three students suffering more serious injuries had to remain hospitalized following the accident. 

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Desarae Perry, missing juvenile

Deputies in Jasper County are searching for a missing juvenile who reportedly ran away from home without her medication over the weekend.

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Items seized in a Kirbyville traffic stop

A traffic stop in Kirbyville landed three people in jail after just over 40 grams of methamphetamine and guns were found, according to Jasper County Sheriff Mitchel Newman

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The Orange County Sheriff’s Office is still awaiting final autopsy findings and toxicology results, but, according to Chief Deputy Clint Hodgkinson, preliminary autopsy results indicate a physical altercation 34-year-old Jason Murray Smith of Kirbyville was involved in at the time he collapsed was not what caused his death.

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A private plane crashed at the Kirbyville airport Saturday, Jan. 24, but neither the pilot nor his father, the sole passenger, were injured, reports the Texas Department of Public Safety.

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