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Seventh suspect likely back in Houston, Beaumont Police say

BEAUMONT, Texas — A seventh suspect is believed to be in Houston after police were led on two chases spanning three counties on the morning of Thursday, Jan. 10. Six were taken into custody after the chases. The youngest suspect, a 16-year-old, was taken to Minnie Rogers Juvenile Justice Center.


Beaumont Mayor will face challengers

BEAUMONT, Texas — Today, 12News talked to three candidates who want to be Beaumont's next mayor. Incumbent Becky Ames faces a challenge from two businessmen who will be on the ballot this May. Each candidate has a unique vision for the city and a different reason to run.


Art Museum of Southeast Texas offers 'A Vintage Valentine' evening open to couples, friends, families

BEAUMONT, Texas — If you're looking for something special to do this year with your sweetheart and support a local cause the Art Museum of Southeast Texas has a special evening planned just for you.


Beaumont EMS crew parks ambulance in handicap space in an apparent "hunger emergency"

Beaumont — EMS crews have a priority to preserve the public's health, but a parking job Thursday could have jeopardized safety. Beaumont medics parked a city ambulance sideways and at an angle across a handicapped space, while blocking access to a second spot at the Whataburger on East Lucas.


Smith County Sheriff's Office, Texas Game Wardens searching for suspect in recent high-speed chases

SMITH COUNTY, Texas — The Smith County Sheriff’s Office and the Texas Game Wardens are currently on the lookout for a Tyler man who is wanted for multiple criminal offenses.


Beaumont bombing suspect Jonathan Torres ruled competent to stand trial

BEAUMONT, Texas — A federal judge has ruled today that the bombing suspect accused of being involved in two Beaumont bombing incidents is competent to stand trial. Jonathan Matthew Torres of Beaumont was arrested Thursday, May 24, 2018, at his residence in connection with two Beaumont bombing incide


Nederland man indicted in shooting incident; plus other indictments issued this week

A Jefferson County grand jury on Wednesday indicted a Nederland man for shooting his estranged girlfriend last month. David Whittington Jr., 48, was indicted for aggravated assault-family violence for the Dec. 21 incident.


Beaumont's Saturday MLK Day parade postponed due to weather

BEAUMONT, Texas — Beaumont's annual MLK Day parade has been postponed due to expected bad weather this weekend. The annual parade has been rescheduled for Saturday, Feb 9, 2019.


McKinney couple arrested in southeast Texas in connection with indecency with a child investigation

McKINNEY, Texas — A McKinney couple was arrested in southeast Texas last week in connection with a McKinney investigation for indecency with a child, police announced earlier today.


NAACP holds membership drive in Beaumont

BEAUMONT — The Beaumont Chapter of the NAACP is looking for new members -- those who can help pave the way for the future. A membership drive is being held this month (January) to encourage more young people to join the organization.


Beaumont ISD approves charter operators to take over three 'failing' schools

The Beaumont school board approved to create a partnership with charter operators to run three schools in danger of closing due to 'low performance'. The school district had over 30 programs express interest in taking over Fehl-Price elementary, Jones-Clark Elementary and Smith Middle School.


Adrian Scott funeral arrangements set

BEAUMONT, Texas — Funeral arrangements for popular Southeast Texas DJ Adrian Scott have been set for Saturday, January 19 at Saint Anthony Cathedral Basilica. Adrian Scott was the weekday on-air talent for Magic 102.5, a Cumulus Media Station in Southeast Texas that plays old and new rap, hip-hop an


Give the people what they want — smiles

As painted traffic light control boxes become more and more prominent around Beaumont, more and more artists are able to share their experience, vision and passion with fellow citizens.


Port Neches family frustrated with cracked dining table, warns others

PORT NECHES, Texas — Seeing the floor while eating at your dinner table isn't what you'd call appetizing. Brett and Paula Ryder tell us they purchased a $1,650 dining table set for Christmas through R&S Wood Shop in Port Arthur.


Southeast Texas Crime Stoppers making moves in Port Arthur to help cut crime

PORT ARTHUR, Texas — Thursday, the Port Arthur Police Department along with Crime Stoppers of Southeast Texas hosted a meeting with community leaders, officials from the local housing complexes, the Port Arthur Housing Authority, and Port Arthur Independent School District. Their goal was to educate


Jefferson Co. rancher pleading for help says inmates escaping and invading his property

JEFFERSON COUNTY — A Jefferson County rancher is pleading for help to fight a persistent problem on his property -- inmates escaping from the neighboring federal prison camp and invading his ranch.


Plan to purchase AT&T building causes conflict in Beaumont Council meeting

BEAUMONT — Developing at this hour, the City of Beaumont is pursuing the purchase of the AT&T building downtown, despite strong opposition from angry citizens who showed up at city hall today.


One Beaumont Federal Prison inmate remains on the loose

BEAUMONT, Texas — The search for a federal prison escapee continues. Juan Covarrubia-Mendiola is one of four inmates who got out of the Beaumont Federal Correctional Complex Saturday.


BASEBALL: Home turf, literally: Cards prep in Davis’ backyard, sort of

May 22-25 Southland Conference tournament at Sugar Land. Posted by Port Arthur News on Thursday, January 17, 2019. Lamar has gone three days into baseball practice in Will Davis’ backyard, sort of.


Beaumont middle school student picked as ambassador for new STEM program

Eighth grade Marshall Middle School student Gavin Syas says he wants to be an actor, but also a programmer and an engineer. Ambition is just one of the qualities "Back to Space" president Michael Gorton was looking for when searching for student ambassadors across the U.S for his new and exclusive s