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A 41-year-old Vidor man was killed in an officer-related shooting late Friday afternoon, July 11, after his family called Vidor police for assistance

According to the deceased man’s mother, Anna Greer, her son Joe Greer was upset about ending a relationship and angrily slammed the door of the home they shared on Cady Street in Vidor, breaking the door and shattering the door glass.


A Jefferson County jury took less than an hour to convict and sentence a Port Arthur man, Milton D. Stephenson, 43,  to 55 years in prison for the felony offense of Burglary of a Habitation, announced Criminal District Attorney Cory Crenshaw, according to a press release on July 19.


Criminal District Attorney Cory Crenshaw announced today that Jose Chinchilla, of Beaumont, was sentenced to 50 years in prison in connection with a double murder that was committed on June 12, 2012, according to a July 16 press release.  


Criminal District Attorney Cory Crenshaw announced in a Monday, July 14 news release from the Jefferson County District Attorney’s Office, that Christopher Dale Harrison, 33, of Port Neches, entered a guilty plea and was immediately sentenced today to a term of 25 years in the state penitentiary in connection with a 2013 charge of continuous sexual abuse of a 14-year-old child, in the 252nd District Court with Judge Tom Rugg

Former Lamar University president Jimmy Simmons (top left) will head the new b
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Texas Education Agency deputy commissioner Michael Berry ruled that TEA Commissioner Michael Williams was within his right to appoint an interim superintendent and Board of Mangers to take over operations formerly entrusted to the Beaumont Independent School District Board of Trustees on Monday, July 14.