Beaumont PD trying to find identity theft suspect who stole thousands of dollars
Beaumont Police say they’re working to identify and arrest an identity theft suspect. Cops say the man used a fake driver’s license to steal thousands of dollars at three branch locations of the same credit union. According to investigators, the man went to three MobilOil Credit Union locations...
BPD: Traffic stop leads to pursuit, crash, and traffic delays
BEAUMONT — According to Officer Haley Morrow of Beaumont Police Department, BPD is working a traffic stop that became a pursuit Friday afternoon. The suspects fled and crashed outside of the Beaumont City limits near Orange County. Two suspects ran from the vehicle but have been taken into custody...
Mechanics, drivers brace for possibility of annual car inspections ending with new Texas bill
Owner of Auto Lube in Vidor, Brandon Bearden says they do about 30 to 40 inspections a day. Annual check-ups are a huge part of his business.
Sanchez Running For Sheriff
Mike Sanchez has announced that he is running for Sheriff of Orange County. The primary is in March 2024. Sanchez provided KOGT with his statement below. My name is Mike Sanchez and I am running for Orange County Sheriff. I have always wanted to be the Sheriff and I believe my past training and experience and my current position will help me be a Sheriff who can take the Sheriff’s Office to the next level. A little about myself, I am married to Tiffany Sanchez and we have 6 boys. Rodney who lives in Bridge City, Blake in San Antonio, Bret in Beaumont, Kaine is currently serving in the US Army and stationed in Hawaii, Ethan who is a Senior at Vidor High School and also plans to join the Army, and Weston who lives in Blossom. I moved to Vidor 28 years ago and love our community. I want to help make it a safe place where we can raise our children and grandchildren. I am currently employed as the Chief of Police for Vidor ISD.
2 in custody after crashing car, trying to run away following chase with Beaumont Police
Police chased the car up until the suspects crashed on I-10 east in Rose City. Two men got out of the car and tried to run away.
The top 10 places people in Hardin County are looking to buy homes
Stacker compiled statistics about where people in Hardin County are looking to buy homes using cross-market demand and monthly inventory data from Realtor.com.
Who’s Getting Married?
Orange County Marriage Licenses Issued for the week of May 30, 2023 Through June 2, 2023 from the Office of Brandy Robertson Orange County Clerk. JASON JEFFREY SHELTON AND RACHELLE ANN LOVELL-ROSALES. KODY LYNN CAMPBELL AND JADA RENEE SEMIEN. CONNER LANE SMITH AND SKYLAR PAIGE SOILEAU. JOSEPH MARTIN CHAPMAN AND...
Area basketball icon Don Bryson passes away
BEAUMONT — Lamar University lost one of its all-time greats with the passing of Don Bryson, 80, on Wednesday. Known for being the first All-American in Lamar basketball history, Bryson was a stylish southpaw who wrapped up a standout career in 1965. “We are truly saddened by the passing of Don Bryson,” said an LU […] The post Area basketball icon Don Bryson passes away appeared first on Port Arthur News.
Nederland police chief explains why you need to guard your cash withdrawals from the bank
NEDERLAND — A man is behind bars and charged with burglary of a vehicle in Nederland. However, it's the plot behind the charge that's prompting Nederland police to sound the alarm about bank jugging. Nederland police say Alex Shaquille Wade Townsell followed a customer from a bank to a...
Beaumont parks department makes progress on Imagination Station replacement
BEAUMONT — The City of Beaumont parks department approved and made a final decision for the design of Imagination Station at Central Park and playgrounds at Charlton Pollard and Combest Parks. The plans have to go before city council for approval before arrangements with contractors can be made. "Once...
SETX homeowners concerned about start of hurricane season
ORANGE — Hurricane season officially started on Thursday, but many in Orange County are still recovering from the devastation of Hurricane Laura and other past storms. Many of the homeowners we spoke with have lived through hurricanes. They're gearing up for the season, but say you can never be ready to lose everything.
Orange County man successful in sentence appeal following intoxication manslaughter case
An Orange County man serving time on two counts of intoxication manslaughter successfully appealed his sentence. Jesse Allen Griffin, 32, of Vidor was originally sentenced to two 14-year sentences in the 2019 deaths of Vernon Morris, 40, and Alvin Beck, 45, both of Mississippi, after pleading guilty to intoxicated manslaughter. The terms were to run […] The post Orange County man successful in sentence appeal following intoxication manslaughter case appeared first on Orange Leader.
Pour 09 Bar in Beaumont looking to open second location on the Port Neches Riverfront
KFDM and Fox 4 have learned the owners of the Pour 09 Bar in Beaumont's west end are working on adding a second location. The owners are eyeing a spot on the Port Neches Riverfront, according to an agenda for the Port Neches Zoning Board of Adjustment. The agenda indicates...
Man charged in 2020 death of Beaumont father accepts third plea deal offer, 10-year sentence
BEAUMONT, Texas — A Beaumont man who previously rejected two plea deals, including one that would have come with a 40-year sentence, is now being set to accept a 10-year sentence in connection with the murder of a Southeast Texas father. Markeith Rashaad Morgan, 35, in March 2023, turned...
Nederland Police Department arrests and responses: May 22-28
Nederland Police Department officers made the following arrests from May 22 to May 28: David Greer, 31, warrant other agency Amberly Dominigue-Griffis, 24, warrant other agency Jasmine Frazier, 27, assault offensive touch-family violence Brandon Payton, 27, Nederland warrants Anthony Williams, 40, public intoxication Daetrion Dansby, 24, warrant other agency Kelly McBride, 53, Nederland warrants Jenifer […] The post Nederland Police Department arrests and responses: May 22-28 appeared first on Port Arthur News.
Get ready for Tezzo Touchdown’s newest album.
Tezzo Touchdown is a 30-year-old rapper from Beaumont Texas. He had started gaining popularity when he appeared on Tyler, the Creator’s song “Run it Up” and was also an opener for Tyler, the Creator’s Call Me If You Get Lost Tour. Not many people have heard...
PHOTOS — Fun at Bassmaster Elite Series in Orange continues this weekend
Orange County’s Bassmaster Elite Series Riverfestival fun continues through Sunday at Orange Boat Ramp and includes a free concert weekend. June 3 includes two special performances: Cole Whittlesey is sponsored by Gopher Industrial and Randy Rogers Band is sponsored by Gopher Industrial, as well. The fun includes food booths, daily weigh-ins, kid zone and kids fish […] The post PHOTOS — Fun at Bassmaster Elite Series in Orange continues this weekend appeared first on Orange Leader.
'We're definitely ready' : Southeast Texas leaders prepare for 2023 hurricane season
BEAUMONT, Texas — It's time for Southeast Texans to make sure their storm plans are in place as the 2023 Atlantic hurricane season is officially underway. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration predicted in late May a 40% chance of 2023 being a near-normal hurricane season, a 30% chance of an above-average season, which has more storms than usual, and a 30% chance of a below-normal season, which has fewer.
'He's an amazing kid' : Community rallies behind family of Conner Curtice after divers recover his body in Neches River
PORT NECHES, Texas — The Southeast Texas community is remembering the life of 14-year-old Conner Curtice after his body was recovered from the Neches River following a boating accident. Curtice went missing on Memorial Day following a boating accident on the Neches River. The incident happened on a small...
Nederland pool opens; here are the hours and prices for open swimming
The Nederland Swimming Pool opened for the summer Wednesday. The pool is under management of the YMCA of Southeast Texas, which is overseeing all staffing. Open swim hours are 1-7 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays and 1-5 p.m. Sundays. Nederland residents 41 inches and up can enter for $4. Those under 41 inches, those over the […] The post Nederland pool opens; here are the hours and prices for open swimming appeared first on Port Arthur News.
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