A store in Beaumont's Parkdale Mall is making customers think twice about stealing.
58th District Court Judge Bob Wortham is resigning so he can concentrate on his campaign for Jefferson County district attorney.
Wortham says his last day on the job will be next Monday, March 17.
It's one of the oldest buildings in Port Arthur, but instead of being historical, it's a headache.
Some in the city want it torn down, before someone gets hurt.
The building is the city's old water treatment plant in the 1400 block of 19th Street, that's just off of Savannah Avenue.
A jury has been seated in the case of a Port Arthur ISD veteran being charged with a third degree felony of injury to a child.
The Galveston County Sheriff's Office has released new information from a murder investigation involving two women whose bodies were found on Bolivar Peninsula.
According to a news release from Sheriff Henry Troschesset, the Galveston County Medical Examiner's Office says Britney Cosby, 24, of Houston, died from blunt force trauma. Crystal Jackson, 24, of Houston, died from a gunshot wound.
Jasper County emergency responders are working an accident involving a train and a passenger vehicle.
At least two people were taken to the hospital following a Monday-afternoon accident in Beaumont.
The Galveston County Sheriff's Office has released a sketch of a possible suspect in the deaths of two women in Port Bolivar last Friday.
The bodies of Britney Cosby and Crystal Jackson, both of Houston, were found next to a dumpster behind a convenience store near the Bolivar Ferry.
Beaumont ISD trustee Mike Neil is responding to the state's investigation into the Beaumont Independent School District.In the report, the TEA found that Neil failed to comply with conflict
The Orange Police Department is investigating a head-on collision that happened around 5:30 p.m. Sunday on FM 1130 at Highway 1078.
The accident involved two vehicles.
According to police, the driver of a Taurus is being investigated for failure to drive in a single marked lane and also for leaving the scene of the accident.
The Beaumont chapter of a Hispanic organization plans to ask Beaumont I.S.D.'s Superintendent Dr. Timothy Chargois to step down.
Runners from all over the country and some from Canada and Mexico participated in the 5th Annual Exygon and Baptist Hospitals Gusher marathon Saturday morning.
Over 2,000 runners registered for the event.
Police search for suspects who robbed a Dollar General in the City of Pinehurst.
Detectives with the Galveston County Sheriff's Office are investigating a double homicide.
A Sheriff's Office spokesperson confirmed that the victim's bodies were found behind Fisherman's Cove Food Mart & Convenience Store at 807 Texas Highway 87 near the ferry landing. The bodies were discovered behind a dumpster at the store. No other details have been released at this time.
The state's investigation into the Beaumont Independent School District is moving along.
12News has learned that a preliminary investigative report by the division of financial compliance of the Texas Education Agency has been completed and sent to Superintendent Dr. Timothy Chargois, Ed.D, and school board members. CLICK HERE TO READ REPORT
American Sons will perform alongside Tracy Byrd, Tracy Lawrence, Jerry Jeff Walker and other big names.
Frog Fest is a benefit for the Lone Survivor Foundation. The foundation helps wounded service members recover from injuries or war-time trauma.
Sources told 12News that a student accused of threatening Marshall Middle School Students earlier this week through social media has been arrested.
The 14-year-old boy was taken into custody by Houston Police Friday.
Cleanup crews are continuing their effort to clean an oil spill from a ruptured pipeline in Port Neches.
Whole Woman's Health has announced that its Beaumont abortion clinic is one of two in Texas that will close its doors this week.
Whole Woman's Health then confirmed the news on its Facebook page.
Detectives with the Orange County Special Services Division found a hidden stash of drugs during a traffic stop near Orangefield High School.
Tyler County authorities say a man has been wounded in an officer-involved shooting in the Spurger area.
The man has been flown to the hospital by medical helicopter.
The Central Jaguars lost in the state 4a semi-finals on Thursday night to Dallas Kimball 60-56 as the Jags Michael Jacquet had a potential game tying layup blocked by the Knights D'Angelo Allen with 20 seconds left.
The Knights then scored on a break-away layup with 11 seconds left in the game to make it a four point victory. CLICK HERE TO READ MORE
District Attorney Cory Crenshaw is ready to fight public corruption in Jefferson County.
Crenshaw told 12News, "The public is tired of words, it's tired of begging for help, it's ready for action, and on the law enforcement side, we are ready to move forward."
A spokesperson for the Beaumont Impendent School District has confirmed to 12News that officials are investigating an incident concerning Marshall Middle School.
Port Arthur firefighters were called to a house fire at 5233 E. 9th Street in Port Arthur around 9 a.m. Thursday. This is near the intersection of Williams Avenue and 9th Street.
A man who identified himself as the homeowner told 12News that he thinks electric heaters started the fire.
Members of the local NAACP Wednesday announced their concern over what they call unlawful activities by BISD employees and contractors, the quality of education for black children, and what they call unfair scrutiny of BISD.
The group took issue with statements insinuating that race has been placed above the quality of education at BISD, issues with voter districts, and what it calls demonizing of the district.
Dawn Polk, a Democratic candidate for Jefferson County Justice of the Peace Precinct 8 is asking for a recount.
A Washington, D.C. based photographer taking on an enormous adventure with historical significance was in Beaumont Wednesday as part of her journey around America.
Port Arthur police are investigating what they say appears to be a burglary that turned violent when a homeowner returned.
A woman had just dropped off her kids and went back to her house in the 2900 block of 19th Street in Port Arthur. As she arrived at the house, a man came from around the back of the home and pulled out a gun.
The U.S. Attorney's Office in Beaumont and the Jefferson County District Attorney's Office are forming a task force to investigate and prosecute major crimes.
A news release issued Wednesday says the task force will be focused more specifically on, "...violent crime and crimes related to the abuse of public trust."
Raquel West and Stella Morrison will go to a runoff in May.
Two men with public service backgrounds, and with elected office experience will face each other in the November general election for Jefferson County District Clerk.
Maybe its a radio machismo that Michael Berry does. He does NOT play.
Berry was raised in Orangefield by his mother Loretta and a Dupont maintenance employee father.
Jefferson County Clerk Carolyn Guidry says early voting ballots are having to be retabulated, and that's causing a delay in the vote counting process.
Port Arthur has been named the fifth best small city in Texas by an online publication that rates cities from around the world for various different criteria.
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A home in Orange County is a total loss following an early-morning fire Tuesday.
Shortly after 1 a.m. firefighters with the Orange County Emergency Services District #1 were called to the 3300 block of Martha Street.
The Beaumont Independent School District hopes for a brighter outlook when it comes to finances with help from a consultant.
Police in Port Arthur called out the SWAT team Monday night for an elderly man with a possible mental condition who had a gun.
The Texas Department of Transportation is set to make sure roadways are safe. TxDOT public information officer Sarah Dupre says crews will begin monitoring the roads starting at 3:00 Tuesday morning.
The district 21 state representative race has become edgy in the last week with complaints by
candidate Judy Nichols that voters are being misled about her.
Both candidates spoke today at the Golden Triangle Republican Women's meeting at the Elegante.
Former Jasper police chief Rodney Pearson is speaking out for the first time since he was fired in 2012, and for the first time since settling his racial discrimination lawsuit against the city and others for a record amount of $831,000.
A man involved in a weekend motorcycle accident has died from his injuries.
The accident happened Sunday around 2 p.m. in the 1000 block of N. Levy Rd. on Pleasure Island.
The Port Arthur Police Department reports only four arrests this Mardi Gras. But one came after revelers helped subdue a man who was assaulting a police officer.
Port Arthur police say a man crashed a stolen car into another vehicle Friday night, then stole the car he crashed into before stealing two more cars later in the night.
The man has not been identified, but police say he was later taken into custody by authorities in Lafayette, Louisiana.
State board of education member David Bradley says "Help is on the way", when it comes to a possible takeover of BISD.
Over $12.5 billion have been made from comic book movies since 1978, with over 120 movies and counting. Comic books are having a huge impact in the movies.
The question is, have the movies helped boost comic book sales?
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The sounds of welding surround downtown Port Arthur. On Thursday, you'll hear the sounds of revelers hoping to catch those fancy beads.Before the gates open and the crowds come pouring in, workers are
Beaumont police are investigating an accident involving a patrol vehicle.
The accident happened just before 11 a.m. Tuesday near the intersection of Calder Avenue and East Circuit Drive in West Beaumont.
The Thunder's Kendrick Perkins will miss the next six weeks while recovering from surgery.
A Beaumont Independent School District assistant principal who is accusing another administrator of retaliation will take her case before the school board Thursday night.
Port Arthur police officers are looking for two armed men who stole a cell phone and a wallet from a 15-year-old boy Sunday night.