A new Your Texas Benefits app allows people to use their cell phones to send paycheck stubs and other documents to the state when applying for SNAP food benefits, Medicaid, the Children’s Health Insurance Program or TANF cash assistance.

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The Texas Education Agency names four Beaumont Independent School District campuses were reporting students present at school to receive funding not due to the district. Of those cited with infractions were all Central High School, Ozen High School, South Park Middle School and Jones-Clark Elementary School.

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At approximately 9:30 a.m., Beaumont Fire Rescue received multiple calls reporting a structure fire at 5380 Margo, near Beaumont Drive, off of Concord. When firefighters arrived, they found heavy fire conditions with flames coming out several openings. According to a press release, the occupant, Everett Abbott, 72, was able to escape before firefighters arrived but he was severely burned with first and second degree burns to his upper body.

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During a work session in a regular Beaumont City Council meeting Wednesday, Nov 12, city officials and council members reviewed and discussed the proposed Best Years Senior Center Project. During a presentation on the new facility and its location beside the Event Centre in downtown Beaumont, J. Rob Clark, principal architect at Architectural Alliance Inc., along with his team showed the council and attending citizens the projected new center and its surrounding amenities.

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Game room operators and eight-liner enthusiasts, beware! Code enforcers from various city departments and entities could be coming to shut down gaming sites not in compliance with rules mandated by Beaumont’s new gaming ordinance.

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