Justin Keith Martin (left) and John Mason Edwards

Orange County Sheriff's Office detectives arrested two men after a traffic stop revealed the suspects to be in possession of a large amount of what police believe to be methamphetamine.

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A fleeing suspect who allegedly stole a truck from an Orange County convenience store led sheriff's deputies on a chase that eventually resulted in a three-car accident, Chief Deputy Clint Hodgkinson reports.

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Texas Education Agency representatives reported the results of a financial investigation into the Beaumont Independent School District to Superintendent Timothy Chargois on Friday, March 7, according to TEA spokesperson DeEtta Culbertson. BISD officials will have 10 business days to respond to the TEA's findings.

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Some criminals never learn, and two suspects in Orange County seem to be unable to take a lesson from prior mistakes. Orange County deputies have arrested two men for methamphetamine possession in Orangefield, one of whom was arrested for the same charge less than a month ago and another who faces multiple felony charges posed in three separate indictments, OCSO Chief Deputy Clint Hodkinson reports.

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Southeast Texas Citizen Bee contestants

Kelly High School seniors Lauren Powers and Thomas Cobb participated in the Southeast Texas Citizen Bee at Lamar State College-Port Arthur Thursday evening, March 6. Powers was awarded Honorable Mention and Cobb won first place!  Cobb will represent Region 5 at the State Citizen Bee Contest in Austin on April 26.  Congratulations to them both!

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