The News

On March 1, at 1:45 a.m. the Port Arthur Police Department responded to a report of a drive by shooting. Officers arrived and learned that there were occupants inside the residence but non were injured despite several rounds penetrating several walls of the residence. Occupants of the residence were all inside when the shooting began and were able to give a limited description of the suspect vehicle involved. The incident is currently being investigated. 

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On Monday, March 2, Highway 365 between West Port Arthur Road and 67th street in Port Acres will be closed from 8:30 a.m. until around 1 p.m. for traffic accident reconstruction. The Roadway will be closed and impassible to all traffic in both directions during this time. Please make alternate travel arrangements and avoid this area during this time. 

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Kwick Stop robbery 1
Kwick Stop robbery 2

Police in Pinehurst are searching for a suspect who robbed the Kwick Stop convenience store early this morning, reports the Pinehurst Police Department.

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BISD conservator Fred Shafer and special education director Brant Graham

“It’s still the same; it hasn’t changed,” frustrated parent Carl Champagne says of the Beaumont Independent School District Special Education Department. 

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Charlton-Pollard Elementary School Choir Director Cindy Gibson led the children
First lady of Texas Cecilia Abbott (center)

Two local legends and leaders in education were inducted into the Texas Hall of Honor at the Capitol Rotunda in Austin on Feb. 19 by The Spirit of Star Day Foundation, and elementary choir students from the Beaumont school bearing their names were asked to visit the state’s capitol and celebrate the lives of these historic figures through song in honor of the birth of the Texas government and Black History Month.

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