Emergency crews are working an accident on Interstate 10 East in Beaumont at 11th Street.
The Hardin County Sheriff's Office says Rolando Calderilla of Orange broke into a deer camp on Wingfield Drive, just outside of Lumberton, sometime before 2 a.m. Friday, and began attacking a man and woman in the bedroom with the machete.
HOUSTON - Texas Southern University says they are on lockdown following reports of a shooting near campus.According to TSU, early reports indicate that two people were shot. The suspect is still at large.All staff and students are asked to remain in classrooms or their offices until further notice.
An Orange man was arrested Friday morning after federal and county drug authorities raided two different homes in Orange. Grover Lee Roberts, 65, was arrested and charged with conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute crack cocaine. According to a press release issued by the Orange County Sheriff's Office, warrants were executed at 1412 S. Hart and 1307 14th Street at about 6 a.m. Friday morning. Authorities say Roberts is a "long time distributor of crack coca...
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) - Officials say one person is dead and three others are wounded following an early morning shooting at Northern Arizona University. School public relations director Cindy Brown says the suspected shooter is in custody.
NEW YORK (AP) - Sometimes "Like" just doesn't cut it. So how about Love or Angry? Haha or Sad? Or just Yay or Wow?Facebook is going "Inside Out" on the Like button, adding a range of new emotional reactions to the iconic thumbs-up icon it launched in 2009.
Alex Trevino has grown up in a creative environment. Her parents Mundo and Aubrey own a tattoo and piercing shop in Beaumont, but the 13-year-old Vincent Middle School student says that creativity is being stifled in the classroom. Alex blames the state-required State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness test, or STAAR.
A group of bystanders Thursday jumped to the rescue of a woman alone at a Port Arthur store. It started about 11 a.m. at the Memorial Boulevard Wal-Mart.
The Tyler County Veterans Service Office said they need more volunteer drivers to help take nearly 55 veterans to and from Houston in order for them to get healthcare in Houston.
Guests of Shangri La Botanical Gardens will have a memorable experience of nature, taking in a variety of eco-systems along Adams Bayou. 12News anchor Vanessa Holmes visited the beautiful gardens and takes the Outpost tour where you soak in the peaceful atmosphere.
A Florida father is trying to change the world, one ponytail at a time.
A student employee of Lamar University was taken by air ambulance to a Galveston hospital after receiving severe burns from hot water.
It's time to get that flu shot. Pharmacies and Health Clinics across Southeast Texas are stocking up on the vaccine. Lee Surratt is hoping a flu shot will keep him from suffering through sickness this season."It's not fun," said Surratt. "A lot of congestion, things going on in the chest, strong headache."The construction supervisor says getting his flu shot is a must every year. "I have a lot of people who work directly in contact with me," said Surratt. ...
Skywatchers, cancel your plans. The Draconid meteor shower is back in town for an early show on Thursday and Friday.
On Wednesday airmen marched through Southeast Texas to honor two combat controllers who died while serving our country in Afghanistan on August 25th. For the fourth time since 2009, a group of twenty is marching 812-miles across the country honoring those who lost their lives on active duty so that they never go unremembered.While passing through Silsbee, several members of the community stood along HWY 327 to shake the airmen's hands, or give them a cheer as they walked...
DPS is says that they are investigating a multi-vehicle crash involving a burning car on Highway 90 by Turner Road in China, Texas.
The accident happened shortly after 9 p.m., involving two vehicles.
DPS said in a statement: "A Jeep was traveling southbound on Turner Road. A Chevrolet pickup truck was traveling westbound on Highway 90...
The Texas Education Commissioner Michael Williams proposed raising the standards on some STAAR tests from a 35% passing score to 40% or 45% on Wednesday.
The Port Neches and Kountze Police Departments is debating the idea of placing decals that says "in God We Trust" on the department's patrol cars.
Port Neches Police Chief Paul Lemoine says his department is seeking legal advice to determine if the decals could lead to a possible law suit.
This all comes after the Freedom of Religion Foundation demanded that he Childress Police Department in West Texas remove the phrase from the city's patrol cars...
The Coast Guard has suspended the search for survivors from a massive cargo ship that vanished near Bermuda last week in the fury of Hurricane Joaquin.
The announcement came as National Transportation Safety Board investigators arrived in Jacksonville to press their effort to solve the mystery of the El Faro, a 790-foot container ship with 33 people aboard...
The police officers who responded to Tuesday night's fake stabbing in Beaumont continue to investigate the circumstances surrounding the false report. They said they are still pursuing charges against the 11-year-old for lying to police officers.
The University of Texas says longhorn steer mascot Bevo XIV has a "life-threatening condition" and won't travel to Dallas for Saturday's rivalry game against No. 10 Oklahoma at the Cotton Bowl.
The Silver Spurs organization that takes care of the mascot did not detail Bevo's illness Wednesday and said his condition was still being explored by veterinarians...
The mother of an 11-year-old who lied about being a stabbing victim Tuesday night tells 12News she has no idea why her daughter made up the lie.12News typically doesn't identify juvenile suspects, but the girl's mom, Keisha Sylvester, shared her daughter's name with us. Sylvester says the girl is Miracle Horace, a sixth grader at South Park Middle School.
A spokesperson for the Department of Public Safety has released the identity of a man who died in a one-car accident on I-10 in Orange Wednesday.
The deceased is identified as Jordan Pinchon, 23, of Carencro, Louisiana.
While we're still months away from concealed handgun carry on University campuses, Lamar and other colleges across the state are hammering out policies now that could include "gun free" zones."It's hard to get everyone to agree on something so I think it's going to be an argument for a really long time," said Lamar University freshman Monica James.The Finance major says administrators have a tough task deciding where to designate "gun free" zones on campus...
Dallas Keuchel pitched three-hit ball for six baffling innings, Colby Rasmus and Carlos Gomez each homered, and the Houston Astros beat the New York Yankees 3-0 Tuesday night in the American League wild-card game....READ MORE
Some law enforcement departments are allowing officers to grow out their beards in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating a plane's emergency landing on Steinhagen Lake in northern Jasper County that happened Tuesday morning. The pilot, Tristan Dorian, and his 3 passengers made it out safely.
The Regional Police Academy at Lamar Institute of Technology has added three additional dates for testing in October for its next class session.
A capsule look at Tuesday night’s American League wild-card game pitting the Houston Astros against the New York Yankees
A small fire at a house located at 2394 Angelina was reported by a passerby at 10:15 a.m. Tuesday.
Port Arthur Police are looking for a suspect involved in an aggravated robbery at the Three Rivers Inn and Suites on the 2000 block of W Hwy. 73. Police say around 11:30 p.m., a man entered the hotel with a gun and threatened the clerk.
A 13-year-old boy is recovering in the hospital after a shark bit him off the coast of Galveston on Monday.
At least one person was taken to the hospital by medical helicopter Tuesday morning following a head-on collision on 92 just north of Silsbee. The accident was reported around 4:30 a.m.
A Texas based construction company is hard at work on a special project off Dowlen Road in Beaumont. A structure is being built for free for the Arc of Greater Beaumont. The project is going up on donated land which is saving the organization at least $750,000. The Arc of Greater Beaumont says the non-profit organization is finally getting a home."We've needed this for a long time," said Executive Director Gary Hidalgo.
As we discussed on 12 News Daybreak, Susannah Jones eats bacon and eggs for breakfast every single day. She is 116 years old and the oldest known woman in the world.
Just a couple of weeks after Jasper Police Chief Robert MacDonald was forced to resign by the Jasper city council, there's more turmoil coming out of the police department. Another officer has been forced to quit. Interim Police Chief Gerald Hall tells 12News that he told Officer James Steven Hopson to resign or be fired. Hall gave Hopson the ultimatum after an internal investigation.
Texas and four other Gulf Coast states have reached a final settlement with BP stemming from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon explosion and oil spill, the U.S. Department of Justice and states announced Monday.
The $20.8 billion deal is the largest settlement with a single entity in American history and includes the largest civil penalty in the history of environmental law. It resolves all state claims against the company for its role in the disaster, which killed 11 people...
Beaumont's only gay bar is now closed for business.
The owner of the bar, called Fame, made the announcement on Facebook last week.
She says her child is sick, and she can't tend to the bar like she wishes she could...
A spokesperson for INVISTA in Orange has confirmed to 12News that the facility will undergo a reduction in force of 75 employees.
Lamar University nursing students are helping implement the innovative Music and Memory project to enhance the quality of life of resident dementia patients through music.
This week #LancesLegends visited Buna, Texas, for a game between the Cougars and the Warren Warriors. While in town, we picked up on some interesting food combinations. Check them out!
Republican presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carson posted a photo and a graphic on his Facebook page on Friday that took off across social media.In the image he's holding up a sign, in the back of his vehicle, that says "I am a Christian."
Nearly 200 of the state's most violent sexual predators almost got sent home last month with little more than ankle monitors to track them.
The only reason it didn't happen is a tiny, poor West Texas town agreed to take them.
The offenders are part of a revamped civil commitment program. Now they're in a former private, medium-security prison in Littlefield. The town is about 45 minutes from Lubbock...
The end of rice season officially ends as the Rice Festival wraps up, and some guests traveled nearly an hour to soak up the last bits of good weather and fun before the festivities wrap up on Sunday.
The Rice Festival has been around for 46-years, and festival-goers say every year it gets better and better.
"It has gotten a lot bigger, more rides, food, booths people," said Jeannie Andrus, a Rice Festival visitor...
A man was transported to a an area hospital by medical helicopter following an auto-pedestrian accident in Orange Sunday afternoon.
Police were dispatched to the 2400 block of 16th Street at 4:23 p.m.
"Upon arrival, officers found a 43-year-old white male resident of Orange County in the northbound, outside lane of traffic," Capt. Stephenson of the Orange Police Department said in a press release...
Police are on the scene investigating a rollover accident on Roland Road in Beaumont.
First responders answered the the call for an accident in the 4100 block of Roland Road at 5:52 p.m.
Officers on the scene say that the silver colored vehicle appeared to be going a high rate of speed...
Port Arthur police officers arrested a man accused of firing a shot into a window of his girlfriend's home in the 3100 block of 14th Street.
A historic Beaumont neighborhood is celebrating 100 years of education. Beaumont ISD hosted a centennial celebration at South Park Middle School Saturday.
12 News visited with hundred of supporters during the Gift of Life Julie Richardson Procter 5K Ribbon Run Color Rush on Saturday morning.
100 years of education in Beaumont's South Park neighborhood will be celebrated Saturday at South Park Middle School, but one South Park High School alumnus can't forget a bittersweet past. "This pretty well represents all of the memories we can find,” said Gene Van Meter, who’s referring to South Park High School memorabilia inside a museum on Highland Avenue in Beaumont, across the street from Pietzsch-MacArthur Elementary."
A 17-year-old from Beaumont faces up to five years in jail at his sentencing after he pleaded guilty to animal cruelty.
Clinton Joseph Johnson faces a maximum of five years in prison. A pre-sentence report will be presented to the Court at the sentencing hearing on Nov. 2.
A spokesperson for the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's office confirmed to 12News that the body of a Lake Charles man has been recovered from Black Bayou.
The Lumberton Police Department is doing a lot more than just "thinking pink." Officers are showing their breast cancer awareness efforts by sporting the bright color on something they carry with them every day: their pistols. Sergeant Trey Brothers, the man behind the initiative says sporting pink in October is something he does every year to honor the memory a family member's battle and to show others that breast cancer is no joke."My grandmother was certainl...
The Salvation Army partners with area businesses, churches, individuals, clubs and other organizations to provide gifts of toys and clothing to children from low income families in our community.
Investigators are awaiting autopsy results after a woman's lifeless body was found in a swimming pool in Beaumont Friday morning.
PASADENA, Texas - (KHOU) Life Flight is responding to a plant explosion at the Albemarle facility in Pasadena, authorities say.An explosion was reported earlier this morning, injuring four workers.There is no shelter-in-place, and the fire has been contained. Views from Air 11 show smoke still coming from the facility, however.The plant is located at 2500 N South Street.Check back for updates to this developing story.
Scientists diving near the Solomon Islands in the South Pacific recently discovered what they think is the first glow-in-the-dark sea turtle.Video shot by National Geographic emerging explorer David Gruber appears to show the critically endangered hawksbill sea turtle glowing neon green and red.
Rice Farmer’s say this season 12-20% of their harvest was lost – primarily due to poor weather.
It's time to pull out the pink. October is breast cancer awareness month. A slew of events raising money for breast cancer research will be taking place over the next few weeks across Southeast Texas."The first one was good but the second one that's when they found out that I had breast cancer." Earnestine Anderson credits a mammogram provided by the Gift of Life for giving her a fighting chance against her cancer diagnosis. After surgery, chemotherapy and radi...
Beaumont Police Officers were called to Marshall Middle School located at 6455 Gladys Ave. to assist Beaumont Independent School District officers around noon with a combative student.
The Texas Academy of Leadership in the Humanities (TALH) will host a fall open house at the Mary and John Gray Library on Saturday, Oct. 3. The Academy is an early entrance college residential honors program at Lamar University.
A man charged with murder following the discovery of a body in Port Arthur Tuesday is held on $100,000 bond for murder and has a probation hold for an aggravated assault charge.
Logan Wayne Carter, 19, of Port Neches, was taken into custody Wednesday evening.
The reward for Juan Carlos Pena, 50, a Texas 10 Most Wanted Sex Offender and this month’s featured fugitive, has increased to $8,000 for information leading to his capture if the tip comes in during the month of October.
Less than a week after turning 30-years-old in September 2014, April Corley lost her life as she worked on assembling the Monster Truck ride for the Texas Rice Festival. Cade Bernsen represents one of the Jefferson County woman's children in a million-dollar lawsuit against Wrights Amusements, the Colorado-based company that owns a carnival with 40 rides, and travels the southern United States.
12 News has received a list of local establishments accused with violations last year by the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission. J Wilson's, a new Beaumont restaurant, understands the importance of following the liquor license rules to a “T.”
It is not your normal "creepy costume.” Some parents are saying Halloween outfits for young girls are becoming too provocative, and it's creeping them out. Among the princess outfits and unicorn costumes, it is not often you find career-based costumes for girls, like a doctor or a police officer.
Two people were taken to an area hospital after an accident involving a motorcycle in the 3800 block of North Major Drive in Beaumont Wednesday evening. Officers responded to a call about an accident involving a motorcycle and a vehicle shortly after 5:35 p.m.An officer on scene says that two people on a motorcycle were transported to an area hospital. The extent of their injuries are unknown at press time...
Listed below are the businesses that received infractions from the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission Jefferson, Hardin, Orange and Jasper counties over the organizations last fiscal year. (September 1, 2014 until August 31, 2015)
Port Arthur police officers are conducting a homicide investigation after they found Quientein Hill, 35, dead of a gunshot wound Wednesday morning at a home in the 2000 block of Stanley.
The Lamar University Police Department is expanding its use of body-worn cameras to enhance safety.
Federal investigators say their probe of a poisonous gas leak that killed four workers including a woman from Groves at a Houston-area chemical plant in November has found weaknesses and failures in the facility's safety planning and procedures.
Southeast Texans have watched the College Street landscape in Beaumont drastically change over the last several months. New restaurants and shops are cropping up, luring in more retail opportunity. The newest arrival to the party is the city's second free-standing Starbucks. All of the "new neighbors" have been welcomed over the last year or so but those who have been part of the area for years say it takes more than a flashy sign to become a main-stay."
Halloween is just a month away, and parents are already searching for the perfect costumes for their little ones. But when Lin Kramer recently browsed a selection of toddler costumes for her 3-year-old daughter, the problem wasn't which one to choose — it was the choices themselves.
A spokesperson for the Beaumont Police Department has released the identity of a man arrested following a SWAT standoff at an apartment building Tuesday.
The suspect is identified as Eric Gipson, 30, of Silsbee.
Police in Orange are looking for a man who robbed a convenience store Tuesday.
Judge Gary Sanderson of the 60th District Court has announced he will not seek another term on the bench.
NEW YORK (AP) - Edward Snowden, who has confounded U.S. officials since his abrupt departure from the country two years ago, has just found a new megaphone in Twitter.The former National Security Agency worker who leaked classified documents about government surveillance started tweeting Tuesday. He had more than 185,000 followers an hour after his first tweet, "Can you hear me now?" Six hours later, he was up to 625,000 followers.Snowden is following just one account: tweets...
Grace White, KHOU 11 NewsHOUSTON -- One of the twins who survived the HISD bus crash is back home. Brandon Williams, 17, is speaking for the first time since he's been released from the hospital about the moments leading up to that horrific crash.It's a bond only twins share."She's doing great...the therapy is helping her," said Brandon, speaking about his sister.
It's a heartwarming story from Jacksonville, Florida to kick off your Wednesday morning. Former Florida Gator and Denver Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow visited a young man by the name of Nathaniel Nelson in the hospital.Nelson is battling cancer at the Wolfson Children's Hospital and had a wish to meet Tebow.
The Beaumont A&M Club held their 56th Annual celebration for teachers, and their ability to excel in the classroom on Tuesday night.
The Outstanding Classroom Teacher awards were held at St. Jude's School, and Lamar University President, Dr. Ken Evans, served as one of the guest speakers in attendance.
Six teachers received awards and $200 checks for going "above and beyond" to educate young people...
Investigators with the Orange Police Department are looking for a teen reported missing and believed to be a runaway.
Roy Patterson of Silsbee claimed a prize worth $1 million in the Texas Lottery® scratch ticket game $500,000,000 Extreme Cash Blast. For selling the winning ticket, Fisco Convenience Store located at 4015 Eastex Freeway in Beaumont is eligible for a $10,000 retailer bonus.
Dinosaur Day, the Texas Energy Museum's annual outdoor program of hands-on activities about dinosaurs and fossils, will be held on the grounds of the Museum in downtown Beaumont on Saturday, October 31, 2015, from 9 am to 1 pm.
Binge watchers, unite. A new month up on us means a whole new wealth of television, movies, and documentaries to stream.
Sometimes the big picture can only be seen in the details. Such is the case when trying to determine the true picture of what populated the Earth millions of years ago. While the larger creatures capture the public’s imagination, knowing what was underfoot helps give a fuller picture of a particular place and time.
New Britain, CT, police officer Matt Sulek was on duty at a car show when Tyler Johnson's dance moves inspired him to ask to join in.The officer says he's out to change lives as he stunned the crowd with what he could do.Sulek wants to show young people that they don't have to be afraid of police officers.Johnson teaches dance when he's not on duty with the national guard. he thinks the dancing cop shows how policing should be done.
In honor of National Coffee Day on Sept. 29, chains are offering deals to help you celebrate your java jolt. Here is a list of deals and freebies to help you get your fix:
Dunkin’ Donuts: Free medium cup of Dunkin’ Donuts hot or iced dark roast coffee. The limit is one per guest, and is available at participating locations...
The Elmo Willard Library Branch has announced a group for adults that uses coloring to help relieve stress and anxiety.
The group, called "Coloring Therapy for Adults", meets weekly on Mondays, at the Willard Library Branch, located at t 3590 East Lucas Drive from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Some people say that coloring, or Art Therapy, is as relaxing as Yoga, and has many mental benefits outside of stress and anxiety relief...
The 46th Annual Texas Rice Festival is scheduled to begin this Wednesday in Winnie, Texas, and will feature a wide range of events, from a barbecue cook off, to a youth parade.
The festival was originally used as a way to honor rice farming and all the economic growth it brings to the area.
The Rice Festival will be held at the Winnie Stowell Park, in the 300 block of Park Street in Winnie...
Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar visited Beaumont today, to discuss the local economy and talk about possible changes from the recent legislative session.
Business and community leaders gathered at the Greater Beaumont Chamber of Commerce to hear what Hegar had to say about the topics. He also gave attendees a change to learn about the new state changes, and ask questions...
A Beaumont man is one of two people killed in a weekend motorcycle accident on Bolivar Peninsula.
The Hardin County Sheriff's Office is asking for help finding a missing man.
A spokesperson for the Groves Police Department said a Port Arthur man now in custody may be responsible for at least 9 auto burglaries in Groves and items are currently being returned to their rightful owner.
Click here to watch the feature between the Lumberton Raiders youth football league and the West Beaumont Bulldogs. Lots of action in this week's segment, so enjoy the show!
Friends and family of the late rapper Chad "Pimp C" Butler gathered for a book signing today in the rapper's hometown of Port Arthur, Texas at the Museum of the Gulf Coast on Sunday afternoon.
The book's author, Julia Beverly, was at the museum today singing copies of the book, and taking photos with local fans...
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