Traffic alert from the Texas Department of Transportation:

Rainbow Bridge

A crew will be conducting the biyearly inspection on the Rainbow Bridge between Port Arthur and Bridge City beginning Monday, Aug, 5. One lane will be closed throughout the inspection process. See schedule below.

Right lane closed

The body of Spc. Anthony Maddox arrives at the Jack Brooks Airport.

Hundreds of Southeast Texans showed up early Friday morning, Aug. 2, to show their support and respect for the family of Spc. Anthony Maddox.

Maddox, 22, of Port Arthur, was killed Monday, July 22, in a work-related fuel explosion in Afghanistan that left him burned over 97 percent of his body.

His body arrived at the Jack Brooks Airport around 9 a.m. and was escorted to the Gabriel Funeral Home in Port Arthur.


An explosion in Vidor had residents there questioning what happened on Wednesday night, July 31.

Ruby Gunner


A Port Arthur teacher has come under fire for allegedly beating and choking an 11-year-old Port Arthur child. 

Ruby H. Gunner was indicted by a grand jury May 16 on a charge of injury to a child and was booked on a $50,000 bond. 

Jumaguit Baldomero


A Filipino man has pleaded guilty to molesting his 11-year-old stepdaughter. 

David Terrell


The U.S. Attorney’s Office announced Tuesday, July 30, that 32-year-old David Randall Terrell II of Nederland, has been sentenced for two local bank robberies. Terrell pleaded guilty April 4 to two counts of bank robbery and was sentenced to 77 months in federal prison and also ordered to pay restitution. 



Among other items, Orange County Commissioners approved the acceptance of the donation of a motorcycle from the U.S. Military to the Orange County Sheriff’s Office at a meeting Monday, July 29. 



When William Dennis Foster Jr. came to the Ridgewood Retirement Community in 2007, his family said the facility was a welcoming and attractive alternative to many assisted living centers around Beaumont.


Press release from Nederland Police Department: