Chasity Lynette Barks and Pablo Riojas Jr.

A man and woman were arrested in Orange after a traffic stop led police to the discovery of methamphetamine inside the vehicle on Jan. 11, reports the Orange Police Department.

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Officers and EMS personnel responded to more than 50 overdoses they believe are related to use of a “particularly vile” batch of synthetic marijuana being sold in Beaumont that they warn could result in death for users.

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A drunken night of revelry ringing in the new year led to the death of a 38-year-old Vidor man over the holiday, reports the Orange County Sheriff’s Office.

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Dominique Edwards

After beating Nicholls State 67-62 at home to begin Southland Conference play, the Lady Cardinals basketball team traveled to New Orleans on Jan. 5 and defeated New Orleans 64-54 to improve to 5-8 overall and more importantly, 2-0 in league play.

“Any win is a good win, especially on the road,” Lamar coach Robin Harmony said. “We are working hard on defense, and it’s paying off.”

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The Houston Boat Sport and Travel show has once again delivered the latest in boats and motors. It continues through Sunday, Jan. 11. While there last weekend, I got a good look at the all new Evinrude E-TEC G2, and I also checked the array of boats that Texas Marine had on display.

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