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PN-G ISD board member resigns

Port Neches-Groves ISD School Board member Mark Holmes resigned his seat on Friday so his daughter-in-law can be considered for a teaching job in the district. His term would have ended in November → Read More

Ready to dance? Cajun festival is for you

The fifth annual Cajun Heritage Festival is coming up, and that means it's time to dust off your dancing shoes and come hungry to this celebration of j oie de vivre. "It's really about coming together to celebrate the music and the food - the heart of Cajun culture," Gloria Roy said of the event, which will be Saturday at the Carl A Parker Center in Port Arthur. A Golden Triangle native, Roy… → Read More

5 Under Golf Center to host Food Truck Invasion

Attendees can experience virtual TopGolf in one of 10 hitting bays featuring TopGolf Swing Suite technology. → Read More

Your guide to Mardi Gras in SE Texas

Krewe royalty march down Procter Street, passing out beads and trinkets to the crowd, during the Mardi Gras of Southeast Texas festivities Saturday afternoon in Port Arthur. Photo taken Saturday, February 25, ... more Mardi Gras in the Big Easy is the quintessential celebration for Fat Tuesday, but you don't have to hop the state line to find a party where you can "laissez les bons temps… → Read More

PD: Murder case is 'the stuff of nightmares'

"In my 29 years of being an officer, this is by far the worst case I have ever seen," OPD Capt. Robert Enmon said. "It's the stuff of nightmares." → Read More

Child’s slaying a double tragedy for family of dad charged with capital murder

Lazaro Roque discusses how the horror of his 2-year-old niece's slaying is compounded by the fact that his brother - the girl's father - is accused of committing the crime. → Read More

Bond set at $2M for man accused of killing toddler

A 26-year-old Orange man now faces a charge of capital murder. He is accused of causing the "violent death" of his 2-year-old child. → Read More

Mugshot: Man charged in Orange Co. child's 'violent' death

The child is believed to be between 3 and 4 years old and the father, aged between 30 to 45 is in custody for questioning, police said. → Read More

Newton ISD: No risk of meningitis in schools

While the threat of meningitis is no longer present at the campuses, the NISD said they will still be thoroughly cleaning the campuses to disinfect the schools. → Read More

Body found near Port of Port Arthur ID'd

The body of the man recovered found in the water near the Port of Port Arthur this week has been identified, according to information from Justice of the Peace Marc DeRouen. The body of Tenolia Johnson, 36 of Port Arthur, was recovered Thursday afternoon, one day after it was spotted in the ship channel by port workers, officials said. Preliminary autopsy results said Johnson died of drowning.… → Read More

High speed chase crosses Orange, Jefferson, Hardin counties

When officers attempted to stop the car it accelerated and entered I-10, continuing west bound at more than 1oo miles per hour. → Read More

Noted patrolman home for Christmas a month after wreck

Officer Kolin Burmaster is recovering at home from a devastating wreck after spending three days in intensive care and three weeks in a rehabilitation hospital. → Read More

Enjoy Christmas time at 16th Annual ‘KFC’

For 16 years, the Kaiser brothers have been celebrating Christmas by throwing a party - or, rather, a concert that feels like a party. The musically inclined siblings will be hosting their yuletide bash at Courville's this year, but that's not the only event with the Kaiser name on the bill. → Read More

Nico Watch: After near miss, Port Arthur singer still on ‘The Voice’

Port Arthur native DeAndre Nico made it to the top 10 singers on NBC's 'The Voice,' but just barely. Last Tuesday, Nico and Lynnea Moorer received the fewest number of votes from viewers, triggering an "Instant Save" performance, but not before coach Adam Levine expressed how shocked he was at America's choice. Ultimately, Nico's performance of "Take Me to the King" generated enough tweets to… → Read More

BPD: Several injured in shooting outside wedding event

Several people were injured Saturday night after someone shot into a crowd outside a wedding event. Beaumont police responded to reports of a shooting at 3355 Fannin at 11:17 p.m. Saturday, according to information from the department. Officers discovered that the location was hosting two separate weddings and a Beaumont Independent School District officer was working at the event when a fight… → Read More

BISD football coach, former student start holidays with legal adoption

Vincent Middle School coach Charles Johnson adopts 14-year-old boy, but says the two already had a father-and-son relationship. → Read More

Local 'Voice' contestant preps for 'best performance yet'

Last Tuesday, DeAndre Nico stood on stage as millions around the country waited to see which three of the six members of Team Adam would move on to the top 13 contestants on NBC's The Voice. "I didn't know what was going to happen, but I was at peace with it," Nico, 22 of Port Arthur said in a phone interview Friday. His name was called first, meaning America voted to keep him on the show —… → Read More

Settlement in civil case of pregnant woman slain outside apartment

The mother of a pregnant woman killed during an attempted robbery in Beaumont last year has reached a settlement in a civil lawsuit against the apartment complex where the slaying occurred. Kera Teel, 19, was seven months pregnant when she was shot on June 6, 2017. → Read More

Vidor HS releasing students after investigation

Vidor High School students held in class during an "investigation" are now being released. VISD announced on its Facebook page at around 3:30 that students were being held in class while officials investigated comments. Vidor Police Chief Rod Carroll confirmed that the department was assisting Vidor ISD with an investigation. A Vidor ISD official on scene said the investigation was sparked by… → Read More

Early voting expected to draw crowds in Jefferson, Orange, Hardin counties

The 12-day early voting period that begins Monday should be a busy one. Election officials in Orange, Hardin and Jefferson counties agree that, based on the signup numbers, there will likely be a strong turnout during the early period that ends Nov. 2. → Read More