News

The historic Cow Bayou Bridge in Bridge City is closed as of Monday, March 17, until restoration is complete.

According to a news release from the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT), all traffic will be diverted to the taller Cow Bayou Bridge next to the historic bridge. North and southbound traffic will continue to flow on the taller bridge until the restoration of the historic bridge is complete, and no pedestrian traffic is permitted, according to the release.

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Beaumont firefighters doused a local residential fire on Thursday, March 13, but not before the home suffered significant structural damage.

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Alexander

Beaumont resident John William Alexander Jr., 45, has been sentenced to ten years in prison announced Criminal District Attorney Cory Crenshaw.

Alexander previously pled guilty on February 10, 2014, to Failing to Stop and Render Aid causing death and felony Driving While Intoxicated.

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Two women working at a bridal shop in Vidor were assaulted Wednesday evening, March 12, at about 5:49 p.m. when two men entered the business, attacked the women and stole jewelry before one of the women was able to escape and call for help.

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Orange County Sheriff's Office deputies arrested two men in relation to a narcotics bust on Wednesday, March 12 at about 11 p.m., according to a news release from Chief Deputy Clint Hodgkinson.

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The Greater Beaumont Chamber of Commerce supported the bond referendum that called for the construction of new and modern schools and facilities ,and participated in meetings throughout the construction program led by the Beaumont Independent School District. Our purpose and goal was to see that all projects were completed. The new schools were constructed by reputable local firms and managed by a recognized third-party firm.

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Brittany Crosson

A mother charged with intoxication assault and a host of other charges stemming from a May 2013 collision appeared in court Monday, Feb. 10. 

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Ruby Gunner (left) with her attorney, Paul Darrow

A veteran educator in Port Arthur was exonerated Wednesday, March 12, after a jury found her not guilty of injuring a former student.

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