The News

Lamar President Kenneth Evans

(Lamar press release)

Lamar University is scheduled to confer 750 degrees at the summer commencement Saturday, August 17, in the Montagne Center. Lamar University's 15th president, Kenneth Evans, will be the keynote speaker.  The ceremony will begin at 10 a.m. for the Colleges of Arts and Sciences, Business, Engineering, Education and Human Development, Fine Arts and Communication and the Center for General Studies.

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Latrina Hall and Allen Hancock

Police say they’ve found at least two suspects responsible for a deadly Beaumont shooting.

According to a BPD press release, police have issued a capital murder warrant for 27-year-old Beaumont resident Allen Hancock, who has been incarcerated in the Jefferson County Jail for unrelated warrants since July 17.

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Sladen David Sonnier

The Hardin County Top Five Most Wanted for the week of Aug 5 are as follows (name, age, charge, last known address):

Sladen David Sonnier, 24, Felony Theft of Firearms & Misdemeanor Theft, 9065 Loading Dock Road, Silsbee

Christopher Aaron Venn, 24, Felony Theft and Assault, 5980 Wheeler Road, Lumberton

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The International Space Station orbits the Earth at 8:45 Aug 5.

The International Space Station was visible to Southeast Texans at 8:45 p.m. Monday night, Aug 5. The $150 billion habitable artificial satellite was visible for only six minutes, appearing from the southwest and disappearing in the northeast.

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Police in Orange received a call at approximately 7:21 p.m. Sunday, August 4, regarding a disturbance in which a male was reportedly dragging a female westbound along Highway 105 near the Orangefield High School. Upon arrival at the scene, police discovered a man had been stabbed at the location. The victim refused to cooperate with police and asked that the investigation be dropped, OPD Captain Cliff Hargrave said.

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