The News

Southeast Texas has always been a hotbed for live music and entertainment, and the new Backyard Music Hall, opening on Saturday, Nov. 15, will continue the tradition of great music and great fun in Beaumont.

The Backyard Music Hall, currently under construction at the Gateway Shopping Center in Beaumont, is a state-of the-art 10,000 square foot concert venue and bar that will host a wide variety of national and local touring acts.

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Detectives with the Orange Police Department are still investigating a stabbing that took place Oct. 20 at the Sabine Park Apartments at about 8:15 p.m., according to a news release from OPD.

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Press release from the U.S. Attorney's Office: U.S. Attorney John M. Bales announced Oct. 21 that the current head of the Mexican drug trafficking organization, the Gulf Cartel, or Cartel del Golfo, has made an initial appearance in the Eastern District of Texas on drug trafficking charges.

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A Jefferson County resident was injured when his leg was impaled by a tree limb while brush hogging, the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office reports.
According to a news release from JCSO officers were dispatched to the 6000 block of Steinhagen Road in Labelle on Oct. 20 after receiving a call from the injured man. He advised that a tree limb had impaled his leg after being propelled by the brush-hog. Members of the Labelle/Fannett Fire/EMS and JCSO deputies responded to the scene..

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Fire damaged two units at Waterfall Apartments in Vidor.

Orange County Emergency Services District No. 1 responded to a fire Sunday, Oct. 19, at the Waterfall Apartments in Vidor.

About 2:12 p.m., the department received a call of a fire at a duplex apartment on Luther Circle and was on the scene at 2:17 p.m. The fire was extinguished around 20 minutes later, said Orange County Emergency Services District No. 1 Fire Chief Bryant Champagne.

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