Category Archives: Beyond the County

Full military burial long overdue for Texas veterans

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The cremated remains of a dozen Texas veterans who never received a military funeral will be re-interred with full honors at the Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery from 9:00 a.m. to noon on Monday, April 28. A full escort will

From the Creaux’s Nest

EASTER COLD WELCOMES HOLY WEEK The annual Easter cold front arrived a few days early or maybe Easter is a few days late. Anyway, my north side temperature gage Tuesday morning showed 40 degrees and strong north winds. I believe

Former BISD employees guilty of stealing over $4M

The former Director of Finance and Comptroller of the Beaumont Independent School District (BISD) have pleaded guilty to federal charges in the Eastern District of Texas, announced U.S. Attorney John M. Bales today. Devin Wayne McCraney, 35, of Beaumont, pleaded

Third man being sought in murder case

A man who is suspected of murder is being sought by the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office. Cody Jamar Lewis, of Beaumont previously had a warrant issued for tampering with physical evidence, but Judge Beaulieu signed the murder warrant Monday, April

Sexual assault Darrell Lacouture

A 1997 driver’s license photo of Darrell Lacouture before he went on the run to avoid charges of aggravated sexual assault of a child.  The Orange County Sheriff’s Office is asking the public’s help in locating a suspect wanted for

You don’t want to crawfish out of this festival

Springtime in Texas means milder temperatures, beautiful wild flowers, Easter, going outdoors, and maybe most importantly, the beginning of crawfish season! The folks in Mauriceville have been knowing how to celebrate the season for more than three decades now and

Texas’s Outstanding Senior Volunteer Announced

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A 97-year-old volunteer, Denison woman has been honored as the Texas winner of the Home Instead Senior Care® network’s Salute to Senior Service® award. Vera Kennedy is being recognized for her dedicated community service, including 28 years as a volunteer

TxDMV renews “My Plates” contract

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The Texas Department of Motor Vehicles (TxDMV) has extended its contract for the marketing and sale of new specialty license plates with private specialty license plate vendor, License Plates of Texas, LLC — trading as My Plates — for another

Dishman Art Museum hosts ‘Academia’ flower show

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The Magnolia Garden Club will host its bi-annual flower and horticulture show with the theme of  “Academia” at Lamar University’s Dishman Art Museum April 15-16. The show is open to the public from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 15, and 9:00 a.m.

Register now for Summer ArtVentures at AMSET

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The countdown to summer is on, and now is the time to plan to make it a summer of fun for your children. There is no better way than to stimulate their creativity with exciting sessions at Summer ArtVentures Camp

Man found dead in vehicle

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Saturday, April 5, at approximately 10:29 am, the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office dispatch center received a call of an unknown medical call on South China Road, east of Hwy 365. Upon arrival of Acadian Ambulance Service and members of Jefferson County

DPS offers safety tips for wildflower fans

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Springtime in Texas is known for the beautiful wildflowers that blanket the fields and roadsides across our state, including the state flower, the Bluebonnet. Here are a few tips to help everyone enjoy the wildflower season safely and lawfully. While

PA man indicted on federal income tax evasion charges

A 44 year-old Port Arthur, Texas man has been indicted for income tax evasion, announced U.S. Attorney John M. Bales today. Theodore Paul Victor, Jr., was indicted on April 2, and charged with four counts of failing to report taxable

Volunteers needed for Adopt-A-Beach Spring Cleanup

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Volunteers are needed for the nation’s biggest all-volunteer coastal cleanup Saturday, April 26. The 2014 Texas General Land Office Adopt-A-Beach Spring Cleanup will take place at three Beaumont-area beaches. Volunteers can sign up online at www.texasadoptabeach.org to take part in a fun-filled day

Vintage baseball comes to Gladys City

The old-fashioned crack of the base ball bat will be heard at Spindletop-Gladys City Boomtown, on the Lamar University campus, as the museum’s 1860′s vintage baseball team, The Beaumont Lumbermen, play an exhibition game on Saturday, April 5, at 10:00 a.m. “Beaumont

Acadian increases Texas presence

Acadian Ambulance has been selected as the emergency medical services provider for Bastrop County in Central Texas, and awarded renewal of its contract in Bexar County. The decision by Bastrop’s Commissioners’ Court came after a competitive bid process and a

Smith County man indicted for interstate transportation of minors

A 31-year-old convicted sex offender from Tyler, Texas has been indicted on child exploitation charges in the Eastern District of Texas, announced U.S. Attorney John M. Bales today.   Anthony Nelson, also known as Flip, was indicted by a federal

Harris convicted in 2012 crime spree

A 22-year-old Beaumont man has been convicted of multiple crimes related to an armed carjacking spree in April 2012 in the Eastern District of Texas, announced U.S. Attorney John M. Bales today. Timothy Wayne Harris, Jr. aka “J” was found

Dishman exhibition celebrates Beaumont’s Glory Days

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Step into the past as Lamar University’s Dishman Art Museum exhibits “Glory Days: The Art and Visual Culture of the Second Spindletop, 1929-1934,” March 25 – April 13. The collaborative exhibition features decorative arts, photography, sculpture and historical artifacts created by

DPS adds Mosby to Texas’ Most Wanted list

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The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) has added Eric Lapaul Mosby, 39, to the Texas 10 Most Wanted Sex Offenders list, and a cash reward up to $5,000 is now being offered for information leading to his capture. Mosby

Provost-Humphrey verdict listed in top 100 verdicts

The National Law Journal recently announced one of Provost-Umphrey’s 2013 verdicts was listed in the Top 100 Verdicts in the nation. The $32 million verdict against Dominos Pizza, is believed to be one of, if not the, largest actual damages verdict ever returned against Dominos