Four years later thousands await payment on claims involving 2019 TP plant explosion in Port Neches
A total of 9,524 claims were filed on TPC's $30 million bankruptcy settlement and lawsuits are pending against three other companies.
WEDNESDAY MORNING UPDATE — Orange, Southeast Texas on watch for severe weather
At 5:40 a.m. Wednesday, the National Weather Service announced the severe weather threat from an approaching storm system has increased. There is now an Enhanced Risk (level 3 out of 5) of severe weather for parts of Southeast Texas on Thursday and Thursday night. A Slight Risk (level 2 out of 5) extends past Lake […] The post WEDNESDAY MORNING UPDATE — Orange, Southeast Texas on watch for severe weather appeared first on Orange Leader.
Southeast Texans Celebrate the Holiday Season at Beaumont's Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony
Experience the holiday cheer at Beaumont's 6th Annual Tree Lighting ceremony. Join hundreds of Southeast Texans as they kick off the festive season with fireworks, live music, food trucks, and even snow sledding. Don't miss the Texas Tenors' performance at the upcoming holiday symphony concert.
Groves Beautification Committee to host tree lighting ceremony
GROVES — The Groves Beautification Committee will host their annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony in downtown Groves at Celebration Park at 5 p.m. , December 1. The event will consist of lit-up winter wonderland decorations, free refreshments, Christmas music and a tree lighting at 6 p.m. Celebration Park is...
TEACHER OF THE MONTH — Barbara Broussard uses high expectations with Port Acres Elementary students
Barbara Broussard has high expectations for her students at Port Acres Elementary School. A veteran teacher of 24 years, Broussard likes to be part of the solution. The English Language Arts teacher had a pleasant surprise Tuesday when she learned she was chosen as Teacher of the Month, sponsored by Philpott Motors. The designation comes with […] The post TEACHER OF THE MONTH — Barbara Broussard uses high expectations with Port Acres Elementary students appeared first on Port Arthur News.
Beaumont Man Sentenced to Prison for Violating Probation Terms Following Robbery
Discover the story of a Beaumont resident who's back behind bars after violating probation terms. Initially sentenced to 10 years probation for a 2021 robbery, the individual failed to meet obligations, resulting in a revoked probation and a new 5-year prison sentence.
Lower speed limits coming to some Texas highways as state works to reduce traffic deaths
Prompted by safety concerns, state officials are reducing the speed limits on several highways in Southeast Texas. The Texas Department of Transportation will reduce the speed limit by five to 10 mph on six highways in and around Beaumont and Port Arthur following extensive speed zone studies.
Early morning blaze leaves home with extensive damage
ORANGEFIELD — An early morning fire Tuesday caused extensive damage to a mobile home in Orangefield. Chance Chatagnier, district manager for Orange County Emergency Services District No. 2, said the call of the fire came in at 1:53 a.m. for the home on Herrington Road. Emergency services responded with two engines, two tankers and seven […] The post Early morning blaze leaves home with extensive damage appeared first on Port Arthur News.
Bond reduction denied for fatal Port Arthur shooting suspect
Criminal District Judge John Stevens rejected a bid to reduce the bond of a man charged in a September killing in Port Arthur. Defense attorney Tom Burbank requested bond be reduced from $1 million for Armand Martinez-Martinez, 48. During a hearing this week, Stevens denied the request, citing an immigration hold on Martinez-Martinez. Burbank said […] The post Bond reduction denied for fatal Port Arthur shooting suspect appeared first on Port Arthur News.
Woman who died in Groves house fire has been identified
A woman who died in a Golden Triangle house fire has been identified. It happened Friday afternoon on Madison Boulevard in Groves. Jefferson County Justice of the Peace Joseph Guillory, II has identified the victim as 83-year-old Norma Cole and he’s ordered an autopsy. Meanwhile, interim Groves City Marshal...
Southeast Texas entertainer Amber Martin goes country
Beaumont — Amber Martin seems right at home when on stage. That's saying a lot considering all the places she's lived. Martin says, "I call a lot of places home, and currently New York City is my main address for 16 years, it has been before that 11 years in Portland, Oregon. I spent time Los Angeles, I've spent time in New Orleans, even in Italy. Everywhere is a little piece of home, but this is my heart."
Sushi restaurant moving into Logan's Roadhouse location in 2024
BEAUMONT, Texas — A sushi restaurant will be moving in to the building that formerly housed Logan's Roadhouse at Parkdale Mall in Beaumont. Sushi Masa, an all-you-can-eat sushi restaurant with locations in Texas, Louisiana and Florida, will be opening up next year in the spot along Dowlen Rd on the south side of the mall's parking lot.
East Texas vet says dog owners should not panic ahead of the “mysterious” dog respiratory illness
TYLER, Texas (KETK) — Across 14 states there have been reports of a “mystery” dog respiratory infection. The illness is highly contagious and in some cases have resulted in death. As of now, there are no confirmed cases in Texas. “Everyone is calling and you know its scary right?” said Dr. Seth Shirey, owner of […]
Tree Lighting In WO
City of West Orange to Host Annual Christmas Tree Lighting Celebration. The City of West Orange will be hosting its annual Christmas Tree Lighting Celebration on Monday, December 4, 2023 in the Council Chambers at City Hall. Festivities will begin at 6:00 p.m. and will include a reading of the...
City of Beaumont proposing tax increment reinvestment zone for downtown development
City leaders believe this zone would make downtown Beaumont more attractive to potential developers and allow the city to get started on about 15 projects.
Residents express concerns about crime after north end shooting
Beaumont — Residents in Beaumont's north end are looking for answers after a shooting left a home riddled with bullets Monday evening. Some say there's been an increase in violent crime in that area in recent years. Kathy Dixon has lived in her north end home for 30 years...
Townsend give to Blue Santa Program
The Orange County Sheriff's Office Blue Santa Program accepted a donation by Rodney Townsend. His generosity during the holiday season is incredible and greatly appreciated.
Shots fired into a north Beaumont house, no one hit
Beaumont Police are investigating after numerous shots were fired into a house, but no one was struck by the bullets. It happened late Monday afternoon on Fairway Street in that city’s north end. Cops say the house sustained multiple bullet holes and a window was shattered. Meanwhile, witnesses told...
Officials give fire safety tips to protect your home this holiday season
GROVES, Texas — At least four homes in Southeast Texas were destroyed by fires over the holiday weekend, with one of of them being fatal. A grease fire and electrical fire are two of the causes for some of these fires. Officials say your chances of survival are higher...
Remembering the TPC plant explosion four years later
Port Neches — Four years ago, the night before Thanksgiving, the TPC plant exploded and extensively damaged homes and businesses in Port Neches near the explosion's epicenter. Nearly 60,000 residents were evacuated from Port Neches and the surrounding areas. "My neighbor was banging on my door because all my...