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    Valentines Day surprise to West Brook student battling cancer

    BEAUMONT- An unforgettable surprise for a West Brook High School girl who is battling cancer.  Many of her male sophomore peers got together to ask Marin Andress if she would be their valentine.

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    Houston district votes to rename 3 more schools with Confederate ties

    Three more Houston ISD schools named after historic Confederate figures are getting new names. The school board voted to change the names of Lanier Middle School, Sidney Johnston Middle School and Jefferson Davis High School at its school board meeting Thursday night. The debate that led up to Thursday's vote got very heated.

    Who's taking Valentine's Day reservations in Southeast Texas?

    Are any of your favorite restaurants taking reservations this weekend for Valentine's Day? Availability is filling up fast, so if the spot you want to take your significant other is on this list, you better pick up the phone quick! The following spots will be taking reservations, but may or may not have any availability. In Beaumont: The Grill still has some Friday and Sunday spots available The Fig Pig will be taking reservations on Friday and Saturday, but not on Sunday...

    Jasper County sheriff cooperating with state investigation, saying "I have nothing to hide" Video included

    The Texas Commission on Jail Standards is now looking into procedures at the Jasper County Jail.

    This after the family of Bruce Turner says the inmate was not treated after suffering severe burns inside the jail.

    Covenant Controversy: To Wed or Not to Wed? Video included

    Couples will be rushing to the altar this weekend to say their Valentine's vows as they have in the past. But this year is different.

    Contractor burned by steam and hot water at Veolia plant in Port Arthur

    A contractor was burned so severely at the Veolia plant in Port Arthur on Thursday afternoon he was later airlifted to a Galveston hospital for further treatment.

    NEIGHBORS WEARY OF TIRE DUMP AS ZIKA CONCERNS GROW

    Vidor neighbors weary of tire dump as Zika concerns grow

                A man who lives in the northern outskirts of Vidor said he fears a lot littered with tires, filled with standing water, is a breeding ground for mosquitoes.        

    "In God We Trust" will be placed on city vehicles in Pinehurst

    On Tuesday night, Pinehurst city leaders approved decals that will go on city vehicles and read "In God We Trust." Many people who were enjoying their lunch at Robert's Steakhouse in Pinehurst were also enjoying the latest news out of city hall.  "I think its a wonderful idea!" Said Pinehurst Resident, Talbert Meadows. "That's who we should trust and we need to get back to God."

    Jefferson County sergeant charged with DWI, placed on leave

    A Jefferson County Sheriff's Office sergeant has been placed on paid leave after being charged with driving while intoxicated. A state trooper arrested Sergeant William Blankenship Sunday. 

    Silsbee family travels to Mexico to see Pope Francis Video included

    The Pope is on the road this week. He's stopping in Cuba Thursday then it's off to Mexico. A Silsbee family is traveling to Mexico City to catch a glimpse of the Pope Francis this weekend. "This is an amazing opportunity for a Catholic," said Maggie Gonzalez. She is going to see the Pope this weekend. The Silsbee woman says it's a once in a lifetime opportunity and she's ecstatic the trip to Mexico City is falling into place.

    4-year-old dies after being pinned under barbecue pit

    A spokesperson for the Liberty County Sheriff's Office said Thursday that the death of a 4-year-old who had a heavy barbecue pit fall on him is accidental

    Brazil, Texas state hospital reach deal on Zika vaccine

    Brazil has signed an agreement with a Texas research hospital to develop a vaccine against the Zika virus, the country's health minister said Thursday, adding the goal is for the vaccine to be ready for clinical testing within 12 months. 

    WARNING GRAPHIC IMAGES: Mother demands accountability after son burned inside Jasper County Jail Video included

    UPDATE: State Rep. James White is asking the Texas Commission on Jail Standards to open an investigation into an incident involving a man whose mother says he was burned by other inmates in the Jasper County Jail. 

    What matters most? Fun, love or money?

    When a love affair is first budding, Americans are more interested in fun than what’s in their partner’s  bank account, according to a new survey.  In a poll commissioned by Discover, the direct banking and payment services company, 40% of respondents said that fun and entertainment was their top requirement at the start of a relationship.  A physical spark was most important to 29% of those questioned, while financial stability was the most critical  f...

    An Orange neighbor continues fight to return Nativity scene back to City Hall

    A man from Orange is fighting to return the Nativity display, that sat in front of Orange City Hall, back to it’s longtime home.

    Don't look now: $1 gas may be close

    Gasoline prices may soon dip below $1 per gallon at some stations in the Midwest, putting the price of unleaded fuel in the same category as a pack of gum or a bag of pretzels from the vending machine. 

    Burger King announces it will sell grilled hot dogs

    Burger King may get a new nickname in the coming weeks: Hot Dog King. The fast-food chain will make the taste of a summer barbecue available year-round by adding two hot dogs to its permanent menu, it said in a press release today. The all-beef franks will be available nationwide starting Feb. 23. Burger King plans to use the same flame-grilling technique it uses for its burgers for its hot dogs, as opposed to the more traditional method of boiling them. “The introduction of Gr...

    Port Arthur Water Utilities Distribution Maintenance Supervisor arrested, charged with selling city property

    A Port Arthur Water Utilities Distribution Maintenance Supervisor has been arrested and charged with selling city property.

    New hotel could be coming to Downtown Beaumont

    The City of Beaumont is speaking out about bringing a brand new hotel-residential building into Downtown Beaumont.  The idea has been in the talks for decades but now city leaders could be closer to making it a reality with the help of a developer.  The parking lot next to the Beaumont Civic Center could be the home of the brand new hotel. It will face the Neches River. 

    Texas attorney general faces ethics probe over gay marriage

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Already indicted on felony securities fraud charges, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton will face an ethics investigation for advising local officials they could refuse to issue same-sex marriage licenses on religious grounds.  

    Police release photos of suspects wanted in identity theft case

    A spokesperson for the Port Neches Police Department said officers are asking for the public's help identifying three people who used stolen debit card information to make fake cards before going on a shopping spree.

    Beaumont police seek aggravated assault suspect

    A spokesperson for the Beaumont Police Department Wednesday said officers are looking for a man wanted for an aggravated assault.

    Calcasieu Parish deputy makes arrest after recognizing murder conspiracy suspect at Mardi Gras parade

    The Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office responded to minimal calls during the Mardi Gras holidays.   “This was a pleasantly quiet Mardi Gras for us,” stated Sheriff Tony Mancuso. 

    Judge, attorneys prepare for injunction hearing regarding Orange City Hall move Video included

    An Orange County Judge held a pre-trial hearing Wednesday to gather information ahead of an injunction hearing next month, over the move of Orange City Hall. "It's costing the city money that they shouldn't have to spend," said Jo Harris. The Orange native is talking about a hearing over a temporary injunction aimed at revisiting the move of Orange City Hall to the First Financial Bank building.

    Former Silsbee library director charged with embezzling more than $25,000

    Silsbee Police officers arrested the former director of the city's public library as part of an ongoing theft investigation.

    Ford full-size truck most stolen in Southeast Texas

    The flashy sports cars and posh luxury models might come to mind when you think of vehicles most likely to be stolen, but that's not the case in Southeast Texas.

    Call about 'suspicious' people in Beaumont parking lot leads to drug arrest

    A Beaumont man was arrested for resisting search and drug charges Tuesday night after police say he tried to drive away from officers who smelled marijuana inside his car. 

    Top takeaways from the New Hampshire primary

    After many months of suspense, the outcome was apparent right away: Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders were the big winners. But exactly how Tuesday's results will change the 2016 presidential race may not be clear for days or even weeks. 

    French supermarkets must now donate unsold food to charity

    Large grocery stores must now donate unsold food to charities, the Guardian reports, a move that will result in millions more meals for France’s needy.

    Feds expand shifter probe of 856,000 Fiat Chrysler SUVs

    The National Highway Traffic Administration is expanding and upgrading its investigation into electronic gear shifter on more than 856,000 Chrysler, Dodge and Jeep vehicles. 

    Proposed affordable housing project faces strong opposition in Bridge City Video included

    At least 75 people packed in council chambers at Bridge City city hall Tuesday night.  The crowd flowed into the hallway outside chambers. They were all upset and worried about a proposed affordable housing project called Canal Place. The developer is a group out of Mississippi called the Parks Companies.  A representative, Cliff Bates, addressed the concerns of the people at the meeting. 

    12News wins 2016 Best Media Booth Award

    12News is proud to have won an award at this year's annual Taste of the Triangle on Tuesday night.

    Community worried over future of Beaumont Tennis Center

    The Beaumont City Council discussed turning the management of the Beaumont Tennis Center over to a private company to increase participation during Tuesday’s meeting.

    Search for armed robber who held-up Sake Sushi Bar

    Port Arthur police on Tuesday were searching for the armed robber who held-up the Sake Sushi Bar at gunpoint, a police sergeant confirmed to 12News. 

    Good idea or bad idea: West Texas school district approves 4-day school week

    The weekend will start early for children in a West Texas school district that's adopted a four-day school week. The new schedule in Olfen, northeast of San Angelo, is believed to be the first such change since lawmakers last year gave schools greater leeway in setting their calendars.

    Beloved band director remembered by staff and students

    65-Year-Old Diane Baker was the band director at Hardin-Jefferson High School and taught music for 25 years. Baker passed away from pancreatic cancer on Monday morning. She was described by people as "one of a kind." Not only did she teach students how to use an instrument, she taught about committing and always being on time. 

    Suspect leads deputies through Jefferson and Chambers County

    A man who refused to stop for deputies is accused of leading law enforcement officers on a 70 mile chase that started in Jefferson County, involved at least one vehicle being rammed, ending only after spike strips were deployed.

    Blanchard pleads guilty to intoxication manslaughter in collision that killed father of 3

    A man prosecutors say drove drunk and killed a father of three changed his plea to guilty just as jury selection was winding up on Tuesday. Randy Blanchard was charged with intoxication manslaughter in the death of 31-year-old Francisco Chavez.  

    App. Aware: What teens may be hiding from you with covert apps Video included

    Parents, if you think you have a good handle on your teen's cell phone activity, you may want to check again. Monitoring you child's smart phone can be tricky, and new sneaky smart phone apps are making it very easy for kids to hide anything they don't want parents to see.  

    Mrs. Duriso remembered by the Central Jaguar family Video included

    Band director Carl Collins and current teacher and cheer coach Melanie Comeaux both agreed that Mrs. Dee was upfront and honest and had a ton of influence on thousands of people even after she retired from the school a few years ago.

    Lance's Little Legends 2/7 - The Beaumont Jayhawks Video included

    This week Lance Edwards received a little feedback from some Beaumont Little Dribblers on the Jayhawks.

    3 Starbucks Valentine's drinks you can get this week

    Starbucks now has new Valentine's Day-inspired drinks and according to Starbuck's Twitter page you can purchase them through February 14 whish is also Valentine's Day. 

    Update: 9 dead, 150 injured after German train collision

    BERLIN — Eight people died and around 150 were injured after two trains collided in the southern state of Bavaria, German police said Tuesday. Police said everyone on board the train was pulled from the wreckage amid a chaotic and difficult to reach crash scene.

    Mother remembers toddler hit by car Video included

    A Beaumont family is in anguish, coping with death of an 18-month-old girl who was killed when she was accidentally backed over by a relative Monday. The accident happened at the girl's home on the corner of Houston St. and Terrell Ave.

    Dad demands accountability from Hamshire-Fannett ISD Video included

    Lorance Richard granted 12News an interview in hopes of getting justice for his son.  Richard says his son and others were forced to do excessive exercises because the boys' lockers were not up to the coaches' expectations. Richard says his son suffered an excessive breakdown of protein in his blood.  The 16-year-old had to spend six days in a Houston hospital. 

    Nederland EDC lands a huge development project in front of Jack Brooks Regional Airport Video included

    After years of discussions and planning, the development of The Landing is set to become a reality this year. On Monday, Jefferson County Commissioners agreed to lease 16 1/2 to 18 acres of land along Highway 69, in front of the Jack Brooks Regional Airport, to the Glow Investment Group, out of Houston. A hotel, an events center, an office building and retail shopping are all part of the proposal.

    Man accused of killing father of three in drunk driving wreck awaits trial

    Jury selection was set to begin this afternoon in the trial of Randy Blanchard. Blanchard is charged with intoxication manslaughter of 31-Year-Old Francisco Chavez. On St. Patrick's day in 2012, investigators say Blanchard struck and killed Chavez while he was pulling out of a parking lot on Memorial Boulevard in Port Arthur.  

    Central H.S. community remembers Mrs. Dee

    Tonight on 12News at 6, hear from Central High School band director Carl Collins and faculty member and cheer coach Melanie Comeaux about the support and impact of Jacquelyn Duriso. Mrs. Dee died at the age of 68 Saturday.    In the 1970s leading up to the opening of Central High School in 1986, Duriso was a teacher at French High School. The former cheer coach was considered by many to be the number one supporter of Central High School in all extra curr...

    Hamshire-Fannett ISD Athletic Director resigns effective immediately

    The Hamshire-Fannett Independent School District Athletic Director Monday turned in his resignation. 

    Free class equips women to survive an attack Video included

    Nearly 2 million women are physically assaulted every year here in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Even more shocking, nearly one in six women have been victims of rape or attempted rape. The Beaumont Police Department is fighting those statistics, working to equip women with the means to stop an attack. BPD offers a free program specifically tailored to women.

    Beaumont home in need of repairs after vehicle crashes into garage

    A Beaumont home is in need of repairs, after a vehicle went air-borne and crashed into the garage. According to witnesses, the driver of a Nissan Murano was traveling east on Corley Avenue at a high rate of sped around 10 p.m. Sunday. 

    Leopard prowls around school, take 10 hours to capture

    Footage shot at the school shows the big cat attacking a man near a swimming pool. The local media reported that forest officials and local police launched an operation to catch the leopard, and at least four people were hurt in the process.

    Broncos fan spends $30,000 on Super Bowl trip; Doesn't tell his wife

    The Bay Area NBC affiliate tracked down a man at the airport who reportedly spent $21,000 on Super Bowl 50 tickets to watch his Denver Broncos on Sunday.The catch, he did not tell his wife the final price tag.

    Cam Newton bolts Super Bowl news conference after terse exchanges

    Newton looked shell-shocked in the locker room in the immediate aftermath of the contest and was barely able to give a coherent answer after making his way around Levi’s Stadium to the Panthers’ central media podium. 

    Chipotle to shut down all restaurants for one-day food safety meeting

    For those who have remained loyal to the burrito restaurant chain, Chipotle Mexican Grill will be shutting down all locations Monday for a company-wide meeting on food safety, following food-borne illness issues and a norovirus outbreak that sickened over 175 people in several states. Last week, the CDC declared the outbreaks to be over while the chain announced its fourth-quarter net income had dropped 44% — marking its worst quarter as a publicly traded company.

    Business sales surge Super Bowl Video included

    Super Bowl Sunday has finished, and you may be recovering from the loads of food you may have eaten throughout the day. But a local restaurant is taking advantage of the demand.

    Double rainbow dazzles Southeast Texans

    A double rainbow was spotted draping the Southeast Texas sky with vibrant colors Saturday. Viewers share these photos from across the area. To have your pictures included, sent your photo to: 12News@12NewsNow.com

    A Port Arthur organization sells concessions at Mardi Gras SETX to raise money for local youth

    The Port Arthur organization known as M.I.S.T.E.R.S is selling concessions outside of the gates at Mardi Gras Southeast Texas to raise money for local youth, elderly and community activities. M

    Mardi Gras Day 2 culminates with Krewe of Krewes parade Video included

    Thousands braved the cold temperatures Friday night to take part in the festivities surrounding Mardi Gras of Southeast Texas. The big attraction was the Krewe of Krewes parade, with floats and other type vehicles filled with people throwing beads and other treats to an excited crowd.  

    The Party Connection keeps Mardi Gras revelers warm and well-fed Video included

    The start of Mardi Gras of Southeast Texas has been a cold one. Revelers are braving those frigid temperatures to take part in the fun, specifically all the beads coming from parade floats. But an eatery in downtown Port Arthur is making sure people stay warm and well-fed during Mardi Gras.  

    Beaumont power outage leaves 1,500 in the dark

    Roughly 1,500 Entergy customers in Beaumont's West End were in the dark Friday night after a power outage.

    The Beaumont Art League uses Black History Month to highlight local African-American talents Video included

    The Beaumont Art League is using black history month to highlight the talents of local African-American artists in an exhibit that opens on Saturday.

    Missing mail returns to Port Neches neighbors Video included

    Neighbors in Port Neches are getting their mail back Friday after a two-week delivery delay. Road construction kept necessary medical documents and insurance information from reaching families at the RV park.

    Groves Police: Do you recognize these burglary suspects?

    Investigators with the Groves Police Department Friday released photos of suspects wanted in connection with vehicle burglaries.

    10 healthy Super Bowl recipes

    It's one of the biggest sports events of the year. 

    Sulphur, La. man arrested for having sex with 14-year-old runaway

    A spokesperson for the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office said Friday that a man deputies had been trying to find since October has been arrested and charged with carnal knowledge of a juvenile.

    Cowboys will not pursue Manziel in wake of domestic violence allegations

    The Dallas Cowboys have been linked to Johnny Manziel at a number of points in the former Heisman Trophy winner's NFL career, and were rumored to be a possible landing spot for Manziel as recently as this week.

    McDonald's ramps up marketing of all-day breakfast

    After posting its strongest quarter in nearly four years following the launch of all-day breakfast, McDonald's has decided to focus its marketing might in the near term on promoting Egg McMuffins, hotcakes and other breakfast items in hopes of building a winning streak.

    Mardi Gras is a true blessing to Port Arthur church Video included

    Mardi Gras of Southeast Texas kicked of its 24th year Thursday in Port Arthur. Southeast Texans look forward to this annual tradition, it provides good times and creates many memories. Plus, it also serves as a boost to the Port Arthur economy bring thousands to the city. 12News found one other way Mardi Gras gives back to the community.   

    HEB shoppers react to controversial photo of doll Video included

    Southeast Texans are expressing mixed reactions to a photo that has been shared over 800 times on Facebook. Hundreds more have commented on the picture of a life-sized doll of a black girl hanging from a display at HEB on Dowlen Road.

    Bolivar residents send offer to Galveston County in fight to keep Rollover Pass open

    There are two sides in the fight.  Galveston County and Texas General Land Office officials want to close the Pass saying it causes erosion and results in silt reaching shipping lanes.  Members of the Gulf Coast Rod and Reel Club and land owners say this is actually a land grab by government officials.

    Cab companies speak out about Uber in SETX

    Santos Funez is the owner of La Uno Taxi company, a cab service covering the streets of Southeast Texas.  When he found out Uber was coming to town, he was not happy. Funez said, "It hurts really bad of course. I have to collect more money and my price is a little higher because I have to pay my own insurance." He explained that La Uno pays $400 in insurance for each of his taxi cabs. He owns 8 cabs and has 10 drivers. 

    Senior citizen performance group says it's never too late to start dancing Video included

    The Happy Steppers dance at the Best Years Mardi Gras Celebration The Happy Steppers dance at the Best Years Mardi Gras Celebration

    The Best Years Senior Center in Beaumont hosted their annual Mardi Gras celebration Thursday. The yearly event allows area seniors the chance to get together and enjoy food, shopping, educational seminars and plenty of entertainment.  Several groups from the center sang and danced for the crowd. One group says it's never too late to start dancing.

    Exclusive: Manziel's ex claims QB threatened to kill her, himself

    The ex-girlfriend of NFL superstar quarterback Johnny Manziel told police that the Heisman Trophy winner told her "shut up or I'll kill us both" after forcing her into a car, hitting her and dragging her by the hair. 

    Earth, Wind & Fire founder Maurice White dead at 74

    Maurice White, the founder and leader of Earth, Wind & Fire, has died.

    Rollover accident on Highway 73 sends one person to hospital

    An accident on Highway 73 sent a driver to the hospital with non life-threatening injuries Thursday.

    Army practices hurricane and rapid response deployment Video included

    The Port of Beaumont was the site of hurricane disaster relief and rapid deployment training on Wednesday afternoon.

    Driver tried to go around stopped traffic, hit 18-wheeler in Hardin County

    One person was taken to the hospital following an accident on US 69 at Oilfield Road in Hardin County Thursday morning.

    UPDATE: Port Arthur man gets 60 years for murder

    A Port Arthur man who was found guilty of murder Thursday for a 2014 fatal stabbing has been sentenced to 60 years in prison.

    UPDATE: Arrest made after armed robbers force customers to floor in Orange holdup

    Three men, one armed with a gun and another armed with a knife, robbed customers of the Country Store at the intersection of Interstate 10 and Highway 62 shortly after midnight Wednesday morning.

    Photos: 100th day of school, kids playing the part

    Southeast Texas kids dress like centenarians on the 100th day of school.

    The Southeast Texas Mardi Gras Master Video included

    In 1993, Floyd Marceaux, the Mardi Gras Master, brought the event to Southeast Texas. In his own words, "It brings people together and I think that's important, especially for Port Arthur a diversified city." 12News went behind the scenes in this special report.

    IRS computer problems shut down e-file system

    The Internal Revenue Service suffered a "hardware failure" on Wednesday afternoon, which left many of its tax processing systems unavailable Wednesday night, the agency announced in a statement. The agency stopped accepting electronically filed tax returns because of the problem. The outage could affect refunds, but the agency said it doesn't anticipate "major disruptions." "The IRS is still assessing the scope of the outage," the agency said.

    Shell CEO confirms 10K layoffs due to merger with BG

    Ben Van Beurden (Photo: USA Today) Ben Van Beurden (Photo: USA Today)

    The CEO of Shell early Thursday confirmed there will be 10,000 layoffs as the company merges with BG Group and deals with lower oil prices. CEO Ben Van Beurden stated in a press release: "The completion of the BG transaction, which we are expecting in a matter of weeks, marks the start of a new chapter in Shell, rejuvenating the company, and improving shareholder returns.

    Four arrested after robbing man with machete

    Port Arthur police arrested four people early Thursday morning after officer say they robbed a man walking down Woodworth Boulevard. Around 1:30 a.m. police say the victim was walking in the 1000 block of Woodworth when a truck pulled up alongside the man. Police say three people got out and threatened the man with a machete, demanding his belongings.

    Port Arthur Police search for robbery suspects on the loose

    Port Arthur Police are searching for at least two suspects who were involved in an aggravated robbery Wednesday night. Officers responded to the call at the Superstore #7 convenience store in the 5100 block of Gulfway Drive around 10:30 p.m.. 

    UberX to launch in Beaumont on Thursday, offering free rides this weekend Video included

    Many in southeast Texas are curious as to how Uber, the app that lets you request rides, will work in Beaumont as services begin Thursday at 4 p.m. Uber made the announcement Wednesday and is even offering a free ride to new users.

    Missing Deweyville fugitive found dead in wooded area near river, autopsy underway

    The month-long search for a missing Deweyville fugitive came to a close on Monday, when the body of Jeremiah Spell, 37, was found on River Road near the Sabine River in Burkeville, Newton County Sheriff Eddie Shannon confirmed to 12News.

    New superintendent sworn-in at Bridge City ISD

    Todd Lintzen, the lone finalist seeking to become Bridge City's new superintendent was awarded the job in a school board meeting Wednesday evening. He succeeds Mike King who announced he would be leaving for a position in the private sector. Lintzen comes from Blue Ridge ISD, a 2A school in the Dallas area, where he has served since 2008. READ: Houston civil rights lawyer threatens legal action against Bridge City ISD school board 12News reported on controversy surrounding the...

    Group advocating for legalization of rape cancels planning meeting in Nederland & other nationwide events Video included

    A spokesperson for the Nederland Police Department said officers were notified of a possible meeting to be held at Doornbos Park this weekend of a group advocate the legalization of rape. 

    Perry: Texas shouldn't worry about falling oil prices

    Citing an increasingly diversified Texas economy, former Gov. Rick Perry on Wednesday defended the “Texas Miracle” and said there’s no reason for undue concern about the plummeting price of oil.

    IRS computer problems shut down tax return e-file system

    The IRS says it has stopped accepting electronically filed tax returns because of problems with some of its computer systems. The outage could affect refunds, but the IRS says it doesn't anticipate "major disruptions."  

    Marshall Middle School students and parents thank first responders

    Students and Parents from Marshall Middle School are showing their appreciation for the fast action from first responders to last week's gas leak. A group handed cookies and cards to their heroes Wednesday. During the outing, a 6th grader recalled scary moments during the evacuation. "My stomach felt so bad like someone was sticking knives through it," said Raj Robison.

    Sabine Pass neighbors tired of sudden, sporadic lane closures on Intracoastal Canal Bridge

    People living in Sabine Pass are complaining of a months-long construction project that lately has resulted in sudden lane closures on the Intracoastal Canal Bridge on Texas 87 -- at times shutting down the entire bridge for short periods of time. 

    #SigningDay 2016

    National Signing Day has arrived.

    Judge to rule if death penalty will be allowed in LSP Trooper murder case

    Kevin Daigle Kevin Daigle

    KPLC in Lake Charles is reporting that a Calcasieu Parish judge could rule Wednesday on whether the death penalty will be allowed in the trial of Kevin Daigle. Daigle, 54, is charged with the first-degree murder of Trooper Steven Vincent and the second-degree murder of Daigle's former roommate Blake Brewer. In August, Vincent responded to a pickup truck in a ditch that matched "the description of a previously reported reckless vehicle," the state police said.

    Suspects on loose following shooting near Lamar Video included

    A Beaumont man is in stable condition following a shooting only a block from Lamar University just after 5 p.m. Tuesday evening. Police said the shooters are "on the run,” and they need your help to identify them.

    City of Beaumont faces discriminatory lawsuit

    Beaumont city leaders discussed a discriminatory lawsuit filed by the federal government against the City of Beaumont in an executive session today.

    Uber recruiting drivers in Beaumont, could make announcement on launch this week

    Uber said they are actively recruiting drivers in the Beaumont area as the popular nationwide ridesharing company prepares to launch in Southeast Texas.

    PAISD breaks ground on new school campus

    Rain or shine, the Port Arthur Independent School District unveiled their new Memorial Ninth Grade Academy campus during their groundbreaking ceremony on Tuesday. The brand new campus will be located right next door to Memorial High School.  

    District Attorney's office instructs county constable to alter his campaign signs

    Jefferson County Precinct 1 Constable Nick Saleme has been ordered by Jefferson County District Attorney Bob Wortham to alter his campaign signs because of an apparent violation with the Texas Elections Committee in Saleme's bid for re-election.

    Beaumont man sentenced in carjacking death

    A 22-year-old Beaumont man has been sentenced to federal prison for a fatal carjacking.

    Little white crosses stolen in Mid-County

    Chris Johnson is the owner of Summer's Abbey Flooring center in Port Neches which is also the home of 30,000 wood crosses. He found out many little white crosses have been stolen outside of people's front yards in Mid-County and then realized he was a victim too. "We had two wood crosses in front of our shop that were missing this morning." Said Johnson. 

    Father, son die after fall through thin ice on lake

    DETROIT — A man and his 4-year-old son died after falling through thin ice Monday morning while fishing on a lake in Highland Township. David Michael Lyons, 30, and Jackson Lyons, both of Highland Township, were about 10 feet from the shore on Alderman Lake at 10:37 a.m. when they fell through the ice.

    Furry forecaster Punxsutawney Phil predicts an early spring

    Get ready for an early spring. At least, that’s what Punxsutawney Phil says. The weather-prognosticating groundhog did not see his shadow as he emerged from his burrow in western Pennsylvania at sunrise on Tuesday.

    Lance's Little Legends 1/31 - Nail biter in Nederland Video included

    In one of the greatest little dribblers games of the season, 12News features two 7/8 year old teams that really knew how to light it up on the basketball court. Our topic off the court this week was the Harlem Globetrotter. Enjoy!

    Drug arrest comes after numerous citizen complaints about suspicious activity at Vidor house

    A spokesperson for the Orange County Sheriff's Office Monday said an investigation that started after citizens began giving information to the sheriff's office has resulted in an arrest. 

    Port Arthur man pleads guilty to murder, aggravated assault and burglary

    A Port Arthur man charged in a 2015 shooting death has pleaded guilty.

    Lake Charles woman beat child with extension cord and cell phone charger cords, deputies say

    A Lake Charles woman is held on $100,000 bond following her arrest on cruelty to a juvenile charges. According to a news release from the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office, deputies responded to an elementary school in reference to a complaint of cruelty to a juvenile. 

    Kids return to Marshall Middle School

    Students of Marshall Middle School returned to class Monday following gas leak that sent 157 to the hospital last week

    Port Arthur police search for men who robbed driver at area carwash

    Port Arthur police are searching for two suspects they say robbed a driver at an area carwash. The armed robbery happened in the 3700 block of 32nd street on Friday. Police say the driver pulled into the carwash and shortly after two men approached his truck. One suspect opened the man's passenger side door, pointed a gun at him and demanded money.

    J.J. Watt tweets appreciation for 'nurses' during surgery

    Texans star J.J. Watt seems to be recovering well after having surgery on his groin for an injury he suffered this season. Watt tweeted a photo of himself Saturday morning with the message: “Appreciate all the cards, gifts & well-wishes! Life would be boring if it was always smooth. Embrace the adversity!”

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      KHOU.com staff HOUSTON – Another deputy involved in the Deputy Darren Goforth murder case has been fired, according to the Harris County Sheriff’s Office. Deputy Jason Goodrich "engaged in inappropriate communications" with a witness in the case, according to the HCSO. Goodrich is accused of sending inappropriate sexual texts to the alleged mistress in Goforth case. Thursday, Deputy Marc DeLeon was fired because of his alleged relationship with the same woman. ...
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      Texas A&M investigating after black high schoolers harassed on campus

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      Texas A&M University is conducting an investigation after a group of students visiting campus from an inner-city Dallas high school were harassed Tuesday with racial slurs and a demand to "go back where you came from." 

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      The Internet has seen its fair share of strange hair trends over the last year, from pumpkin spice-inspired coloring to glow-in-the-dark locks. But the latest one might take the — horn? 

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