Category Archives: Regional & State

Karate instructor sentenced for child pornography


A 60-year-old Lumberton, man has been sentenced to federal prison for child pornography violations in the Eastern District of Texas, announced U.S. Attorney John M. Bales today. Ronald Seabridge, Sr., owner of Brass Dragon Karate, was found guilty by a

Local haunted hotel closed due to fire

Haunted Hotel

A local Halloween favorite haunt is closed for the season following an early morning fire. The Haunted Hotel, suffered a loss after an electrical fire broke out at the Sport Connection entertainment complex, in the 6700 block of Patillo Rd.

Baby wipes recalled, may contain bacteria


Nutek Disposables, Inc. of McElhattan, PA has initiated a nationwide voluntary product recall at the retail level of all lots of baby wipes that it manufactured under the brand names Cuties,, Femtex, Fred’s, Kidgets, Member’s Mark, Simply Right, Sunny Smiles,

JCSO seeking dangerous fugitive


The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office Fugitive Warrant Division is requesting the public’s assistance in locating a dangerous wanted fugitive. The Warrant division is attempting to locate Kendrick Leron Malbrough, a black male. Malbrough is 18 years of age, 5’9″ tall

JCSO rescues woman after accident strands vehicle

beach rescue

  At approximately, 5:09 am on Monday, Oct. 27, the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office Dispatch Center received a call from a Colorado resident that he was unable to find his wife when he returned to his vehicle which had become

InsureMyTrip offers plan to protect against ebola

travel insurance

In an unprecedented effort within the travel insurance industry, InsureMyTrip becomes the first travel insurance comparison site to offer new insurance benefits to help better protect travelers against Ebola. Beginning Monday, and available at InsureMyTrip, travelers will now have access

Texas A&M Forest Service urges caution to prevent spread of oak wilt disease

oak wilt

Firewood is an important commodity to Texans, whether it is used for firing up the barbecue pit or for warming up on a chilly winter morning. And with cooler temperatures arriving, now is the time to pay close attention to

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


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


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

school bus

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

bass fishing league

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


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

Rayovac FLW

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


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

Trick or treaters on the porch

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”

dinosaur days

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


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

hannah graham

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

Art of Beer

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