Category Archives: Regional & State

Join Arbor Day Foundation, receive 10 free trees


Add color to your landscape year-round by joining the Arbor Day Foundation in August. Everyone who joins the nonprofit Arbor Day Foundation with a $10 donation will  receive 10 free white flowering dogwood trees through the Foundation’s Trees for America

NWS monitoring area of disturbed weather


The National Weather Service in Lake Charles is monitoring an area of disturbed weather in the central tropical Atlantic Ocean. There is a chance it could develop into a tropical depression in the next day or two, but beyond that,

Local fugitive captured in Honduras

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On Saturday, July 19, the US Marshal Service acting on information forwarded by the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office Fugitive Warrant Division located fugitive, Matthew Cherry, in Rotan, Honduras. Mr. Cherry had fled the country in an attempt to elude prosecution

JCSO searching for wanted sex offender

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UPDATE -  Acting on a Crime Stoppers Tip, Beaumont Police were able to locate and arrest Courtney Joseph Walker. He is currently incarcerated in the Jefferson County Correctional Facility on a $40,000 bond. The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office would like

Entergy Texas helps low-income customers ‘Beat the Heat’


 You know summer has arrived when Entergy Texas, Inc. sets out to help customers “Beat the Heat” by giving away fans to help many of them stay more comfortable during Southeast Texas’ sweltering summer. The popular program is in its

Legislature must increase state contribution to teacher health care

The Texas State Teachers Association today urged members of two key Texas House committees to recommend that the Legislature increase the state’s contribution to health insurance costs for active school employees as well as retirees. “For years, teachers and other

Museum of the Gulf Coast celebrates anniversaries

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What lies buried under ground in the Port Arthur Time Capsule? That’s just one piece of Port Arthur’s history waiting to be unlocked and celebrated Wednesday, July 2, at the Museum of the Gulf Coast, which will be toasting a pair

DPS offering reward for sex offender


The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) has added Clemente Davila, 27, to the Texas 10 Most Wanted Sex Offenders list, and a cash reward up to $3,000 is now being offered for information leading to his capture. Davila has

Cases of shigellosis reported in Texas


Many more residents than normal from the Coastal Bend area of Texas have reportedly come down with Shilgellosis, a bacterial infection that can cause serious diarrhea, fever and stomach cramps a day or two after being exposed. The Coastal Bend area is on

Gladys City to host Great Outdoors Day


Spindletop-Gladys City Boomtown Museum, on the Lamar University campus, will transform into a 23-obstacle mud run on June 21, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., as part of the museum’s second annual Great Outdoors Day. “Many people realize that families need to

Texas Energy Museum to host Bubble Day

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Bubble Day, a hands-on science program for children, produced by the Texas Energy Museum and the Beaumont Public Library Services Willard Branch Library, will be Wednesday, June 18, from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm at the Judge John Paul Davis Community Center, 3580

Entergy to present Operation:Storm Ready

Rita, Humberto, Ike. Familiar names to all of us in Southeast Texas, names recognized for the damage and destruction these hurricanes brought with them. Are we ready for what may come in 2014? Entergy Texas says, “Yes!” and is ready

China Circus to perform at Jefferson Theatre


Direct from Jinan, China, one of the world’s most awarded Acrobatic Troupes will be performing at the Jefferson Theatre in Beaumont, Saturday, June 14, at 2:00 and 7:00 PM. “The China Circus featuring FenMo Acrobatic Troupe” is known for its colorful costumes

DPS searching for violent sex offender


The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) has added Leo Colston, 60, to the Texas 10 Most Wanted Sex Offenders list, and a cash reward up to $3,000 is now being offered for information leading to his capture. Colston has

Celebrate Independence Day with free symphony concert

The Symphony of Southeast Texas (SOST) once again joins the City of Beaumont for the annual July 4 Celebration in downtown Beaumont. The orchestra’s patriotic concert will be held at 8:00 p.m. on Friday, July 4, inside the Julie Rogers Theatre and

TXDOT seeks public feedback on transportation needs

Beginning Monday, the Texas Department of Transportation will host a series of 25 statewide public meetings to welcome citizens’ feedback on a long-range plan for the state’s future transportation needs. A meeting will be held in Beaumont Tuesday, June 10,

DPS supports child protection efforts

The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is encouraging residents to participate in “Take 25,” a national campaign focusing on child safety. The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) public awareness program urges parents, guardians, educators and other

Entergy Texas Participates in storm drill

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 In preparation for the upcoming hurricane season, hundreds of Entergy employees across the company’s utility service territory recently engaged in an intensive storm drill. The drill tracked a fictional hurricane and its potential impact on the Entergy service territory. Following

Texas Energy Museum offers summer space camp

SpaceVentures2014, the Texas Energy Museum’s Summer Science children’s day camp, will be August 5 – 8. Children will explore the basics of rockets, experience space flight training, and participate in simulated space missions. The four-day, morning program includes demonstrations, hands-on experiments,

DPS Increases patrols for Memorial Day weekend


 The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) will significantly increase trooper patrols this Memorial Day weekend to help keep Texas roadways safe. During the increased patrols Friday, May 23, through Monday, May 26, troopers will be looking for drunk drivers, and speeding,

DPS urges early planning for hurricane season


The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is informing residents about the upcoming hurricane season and advising individuals to begin preparing now for any possible storms. Hurricane season begins June 1 and continues through Nov. 30. “One of the best defenses against the