Category Archives: Beyond the County

Man injured while riding tractor

At approximately 3:32 pm, Monday, Oct. 20, the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to the 6000 block of Steinhagen Rd. in Labelle. Dispatchers said the call came from a gentleman that was brush-hogging. The man advised that a tree limb

Portion of Big Sandy Creek to close temporarily

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Big Thicket National Preserve announced Monday, that a portion of the Big Sandy Creek Unit will be temporarily closed for a prescribed burn from Wednesday, Oct. 22, through Saturday, Oct. 25. The area to be burned lies north of Sunflower

Reward offered for most wanted fugitive

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The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) has added Alfredo Rangel, 37, to the Texas 10 Most Wanted Fugitives list, and a cash reward up to $7,500 is now being offered for information leading to his arrest. He has a

Obey the law: don’t pass stopped school buses

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In conjunction with National School Bus Safety Week, Oct. 20-24, the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is reminding drivers that it is illegal to pass any school bus that is stopped and operating a visual signal – either flashing red

Walmart Bass Fishing League coming to Sam Rayburn

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The Walmart Bass Fishing League (BFL) is headed to Sam Rayburn Reservoir Oct. 16-18 for one of six regional championships. The three-day tournament will feature the top 40 boaters and 40 co-anglers from each of the Arkie, Mississippi, Okie and Ozark divisions. Anglers will take

Against all odds; will to live shines through

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Adam Doiron, 29, and his family quickly discovered how someone’s life can change in an instant after a fiery crash on Interstate 10 on Sept. 2 left him burned on 90 percent of his body. More than a month later,

Reward increased for sex offender

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The reward for Robert Chrismon, 51, a Texas 10 Most Wanted Sex Offender and this month’s featured fugitive, has been increased to $8,000 for information leading to his capture if the tip comes in during the month of October. Chrismon

Several SE Texans place in Rayovac FLW Series

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Albert Collins of Nacogdoches, weighed a five-bass limit totaling 17 pounds, 12 ounces Saturday to win the Rayovac FLW Series Texas Division event presented by Evinrude on Sam Rayburn Reservoir with a three-day total of 15 bass weighing 52 pounds, 7 ounces.

Workforce Solutions to hold Veteran’s job fair

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The “Hiring Red, White & You!” statewide job fair is designed to connect you with veterans and their spouses who can bring valuable experience and discipline to your workplace. We invite you to join us for our 3rd Annual Veteran Job Fair on Thursday, Nov. 13, from 9:00

Halloween safety tips offered by Red Cross

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With Halloween right around the corner, the American Red Cross would like everyone to stay safe when they don their costumes and go out to Trick-or-Treat. Halloween’s greatest hazards aren’t vampires and villains, but falls, costume mishaps and traffic accidents,

Texas Energy Museum presents “Dinosaur Day”

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Dinosaur Day, the Texas Energy Museum’s annual outdoor program of hands-on activities about dinosaurs and fossils, will be held on the grounds of the Museum in downtown Beaumont on Saturday, Oct. 25, from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm. The free educational program

Texas Ebola virus case confirmed

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Dan Patrick, Texas State Senator and Republican nominee for Lieutenant Governor makes the following statement regarding today’s confirmation of Ebola virus in Dallas: “Today the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), along with the Commissioner of the Texas Department of State

Northern Virginia Nightmare

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Driving his sister’s 1997 Nissan Sentra, Jesse LeRoy Matthew, Jr., 32, headed south to Texas, fleeing from Virginia State police surveillance. On September 23, he walked into Swedes Grocery store at Crystal Beach and bought some skeeter spray. He inquired

Art of Beer coming to AMSET

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Something big is brewing once again this fall at the Art Museum of Southeast Texas (AMSET). From 6:00-10:00 p.m., Friday, Oct. 10, AMSET will host its 8th annual Art of Beer fundraising event where beer lovers and those new to

Lower Electricity Bills are on the Way

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Although summer’s energy-guzzling hot weather and high temperatures will stick around through September, Southeast Texans will soon see relief with a drop in their electricity rates that will last into next year. You can expect a 12 percent decrease in

Free FM offers non-traditional format

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Music consumption habits have changed, no one fills their music players with single genres of music; real people listen to songs. Free FM doesn’t have a traditional “format”, but instead is “free” of the genres assigned by record companies and

Duck Dog Trainer hosts duck calling contest

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Duck Dog Trainer, and the Outdoorsmen Church of Winnie, will hold a duck calling contest Saturday, Oct. 4, at 2:00 pm. in Winnie. Registration will start at 1:30.pm. World Champion Duck Caller Buck Gardner will be on hand doing a

FLW series wraps up on Sam Rayburn Reservoir

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The Rayovac FLW Series is headed to Sam Rayburn Reservoir Oct. 2-4 for a tournament presented by Evinrude when as many as 300 pros and co-anglers will take to the water for the final stop of 2014 in the Texas Division. “Sam Rayburn was the

Texas food prices coninue to rise

Texas shoppers will dig a little deeper in their pockets during their next trip to the grocery store, according to the latest Texas Farm Bureau (TFB) Grocery Price Watch survey. The total cost of the 16-item grocery bill rose to

So You Want to Go to College?

Fall. Picture pumpkins on porches, spiced lattes, cozy wrap sweaters and… pages and pages of biographical information?  The months when Pumpkin-Flavored-Anything reigns supreme also signal the start of a terrifying process for high school seniors across the country: college application

Texas Rice Festival celebrates 45th

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The Texas Rice Festival celebrates everything to do with rice and good times. Chartered in 1969, the festival is a weeklong event held annually in Winnie, beginning with the BBQ Cook-off the fourth weekend in September.  The event, currently in its