The official app of 12NewsNow (KBMT and KJAC), the leader for breaking news, weather and complete local news coverage for Southeast Texas.
Stay on top of all the latest news, weather, and sports with the free 12 NewsNow App.

The 12NewsNow App provides comprehensive, award-winning coverage of local, national and world news. You'll have immediate access to the latest articles and videos from the 12NewsNow newsroom and enjoy up-to-the-minute coverage -- all in one convenient app.

What's more, you can share those stories with family and friends via e-mail, text message, Twitter and Facebook.

The 12NewsNow App features:

* Latest and Breaking news
* Beaumont and Port Arthur forecasts and weather conditions
* Texas radars
* Sports news and stats
* News video
* News photos
* Share articles via e-mail, Facebook and Twitter
* Submit photos, videos and news tips

What’s New

Version 4.32.870043020

Performance improvements!

New logic to the article view will now load content much faster and prioritize content over advertisements.

Improved the video preview in the article stream. The user experience adjustments improve scrolling performance and avoid unwanted video playback.

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
1K Ratings

1K Ratings

My Tmobile ,

So much better

Deserving of five stars bcuz they have come a long way. A awesome app and I highly recommend using this app to get the best news from my hometown. It keeps me in the know it all over Jefferson county and national news at its best. Seriously this is a great app so would suggest trying it out

who wants to win? ME!!! ,

Love them

I absolutely love channel 12 news. I’ve watched them since I was a little girl. And I don’t trust no other new channel but 12NewsNow!

Sunnyshine 50 ,

Go 12

Always update on the news


Tegna Inc.
94.5 MB

Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.


English, Spanish

Age Rating
Rated 12+ for the following:
Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
Infrequent/Mild Medical/Treatment Information
Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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