Stories By Isaac Windes

  • Vidor mental health counseling successful amid continued tragedy “It’s one thing to help a student learn coping skills to manage his or her anger. It’s something very different to help a student do so who is in a class full of fellow students each with their own emotional issues from the trauma they have...
  • PAISD moving around principals before school year “I have been telling you for some time, we would change some things for the district for the 21-22 school year,” Superintendent Mark Porterie said at a recent board meeting. “As we move into looking at exactly what the needs for our students are,...
  • Vidor ISD finally moving forward on middle school project “It has been almost four years,” Superintendent Jay Killgo said during the ceremonial groundbreaking at the site of the new school. “There was a lot of time and effort. I want to thank all of the community.”
  • Jefferson Co. indictments include 5 murder charges,... Two people allegedly were murdered and three were killed in a car accident.
  • PA man sentenced to 10 years for 2020 robbery According to a release, Mitchell changed his plea to guilty after Prosecutor Luke Nichols presented the State’s case against him.
  • Lamar University names lone finalist for President Lamar University named a “lone finalist” for its next president after an “extensive national search,” the university and Texas State University System announced in a statement Tuesday. Jaime R. Taylor, who serves as the provost and senior vice...
  • PAISD hopes hires will find lost students The district is missing between 300 and 500 students based on enrollment numbers presented at a recent meeting.
  • Two weeks until murder suspect must be transferred The latest ruling by a judge came Thursday, and was provided to The Enterprise by the Franklin County Ohio Clerk of Courts. It “states that he must be picked up by 11:59pm on July 6th.”
  • Beaumont mother demands charges be filed in son's death More than three weeks after the death of a 6-year-old Beaumont child involving an All-Terrain Vehicle collision at Tyrrell Park, the Beaumont Police Department has yet filed any related-charges against the driver.
  • Temple to the Brave packed for Memorial Day Thanks to publicity from social media and news organizations, a steady flow of history-buffs, families and veterans poured in to hear the volunteer museum operator opine on the artifacts stored in glass cases, and pictures on the walls.
  • BISD board selects new leadership The Beaumont ISD board of trustees has voted a combination of new and returning trustees into its leadership positions. “It is truly good to be back,” District 3 Trustee Woodrow Reece said after being confirmed as the vice president. “One thing...
  • LSCO selects name for new plaza LSCO President Thomas Johnson, brought the concept to the Texas State University System Board of Regents in order to create a permanent place to honor Orange’s own music legend, according to a press release.
  • Meet MLK middle school's new principal “I am thrilled to be joining this community. My North Star is cultivating lifelong learners. Seeing students grow their capacity to learn and achieve is why I joined education.”
  • LSCPA will return to fully in person classes this fall After more than a year of social distancing, hand sanitizing, and face masks in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, Lamar State College Port Arthur is moving back to a “state of normalcy” as the Fall 2021 semester nears, the school announced...
  • Jefferson Co. Mosquito Control preps for hurricane season Preparations for the five-month season include servicing the department’s 3 airplanes and stocking up on chemicals, department director Denise Wheeler told The Enterprise.
  • BISD offering vaccines to students, families The clinic will offer Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines to staff members, students ages 12 and older and their families.
  • Second arrest made in connection with 2017 murder Holmes’ remains were recovered in 2019 after Chief Deputy Cynthia Hall received a tip on a possible location, according to a press release from the time.
  • Photos: Hardin-Jefferson one step closer to new middle school The occasion comes after years of careful planning, reviews by the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the passage of two bond issues.
  • Jasper Co. receives historic flood control grant The funds will go toward flood mitigation projects to improve roads and drainage infrastructure in the cities of Jasper and Kirbyville, low lying cities that have faced repetitive storm damage in 2015, 2016 and in 2017 with Hurricane Harvey....
  • GLO announces ‘historic’ flood control funding for Jasper Co. Flood waters had not even receded from this week’s torrential rainstorms when Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush gathered with local leaders to announce that the region would be receiving $29.4 million to fund badly needed flood control...