The Beaumont Event Center drew hundreds of business and community leaders to hear Mayor Becky Ames give her state of the city address Feb. 27. Ames recapped a year fraught with economic growth, job opportunity expansion, cultural arts achievement and resilience in the face of natural disaster.…
Beaumont emergency officials received a call Thursday morning that an individual had been burned from what an eyewitness stated was "a burn barrel tipped over on an individual." Air Rescue landed in an empty lot near the corner of McFaddin and Magnolia in downtown Beaumont. Fire Chief Earl White…
U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) met with leadership from the Texas State University System, including Chancellor Brian McCall and presidents from across the system, on Feb. 26 to receive updates on their respective schools and to discuss policy priorities for higher education institutions in Texas…
Feb. 25, at about 11:45 p.m., the Vidor Police Department received a call regarding an auto-pedestrian crash in the 1600 block of N. Main Street in front of Our Lady of Lourdes Church. The caller advised a black pick-up struck a pedestrian that was in the roadway. The caller further advised that…
The Port Arthur Police Department made an arrest on Feb. 21 after receiving a call from emergency medical responders who were treating an elderly female. Officers responded to the 2900 block of Fifth Street after EMTs requested their presence. Officers found the woman showed signs of severe…
Port Arthur Police responded Sunday to a call in reference to a man who was shot in the foot under Taylor’s Bayou Bridge.  The victim reported that he was sitting in his vehicle when another vehicle drove toward him, according to a news release. That’s when someone from the car started shooting in…
  Bluebonnets have been the Texas state flowers for almost 120 years. To welcome the new decade, bluebonnets are beginning to blossom earlier than normal. It is believed to be due to the unusually high temperatures in January of this year. This makes the bluebonnet arrival several weeks in advance…
Saturday, Feb. 22, officers of the Port Arthur Police Department were called to 3105 Procter in reference to a stabbing. Upon arrival, initial investigation determined that the incident had taken place in the area of 11th Avenue and Sixth Street.  The victim was traveling on a motorized bicycle…
Port Arthur police responded to reports of shots fired in the 800 block of Charleston Avenue around 10 a.m. Feb. 2, according to a news release. Officers found a female victim with minor injuries.  The victim told officers a known male subject, identified as Horace Minnard III, 35, fired several…
A message relayed to parents of students attending Abraham Lincoln Middle School in Port Arthur alerted them of a sixth grade student that was removed from campus for displaying a BB gun at a bus stop. According to the message, also published online by Port Arthur Independent School District, the…