The Beaumont Public Health Department has received confirmation from the Texas Department of State Health Services of the first case of travel associated Zika in a Beaumont resident.

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Two pools of mosquitoes on Beaumont's north end tested positive for West Nile Virus.

The first pool was collected on Tuesday, Aug. 2 at Carnegie Avenue and Tyler Street. A second pool was collected at Cable Avenue near I-10, reports Kevin Sexton, director of Jefferson County Mosquito Control District. They have been confirmed positive by the Texas Department of Health in Austin.

"This is not unexpected with the hot and dry weather we had for the last month. Because of the recent heavy rains throughout the area it is probably less of a threat now," Sexton said.

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Investigators in Beaumont are searching for the suspect who robbed the HEB on Dowlen Aug. 10, reports the Beaumont Police Department.

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Liz the bloodhound

The Beaumont Police Department invites everyone to attend its annual Cops & Kids Carnival on Saturday, Aug. 20, at the Beaumont Civic Center (701 Main St) from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The annual event offers enjoyment for children of all ages, and gives local youth the opportunity to get to know and interact with the officers who work tirelessly to ensure the safety of the community, all in a fun, stress-free environment.

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“Suicide Squad”

After seeing the German athletes’ team uniforms last Friday night at the opening ceremony for the Summer Olympics, I had serious doubts there could be anything as dismal and sad. That was until “Suicide Squad” premiered. Surely the powers behind this epic misfire must have known what a hard sell it would be. Why else would they schedule it against the first weekend of the Olympic Games? But they get the last laugh because, despite the critical hits, this earned over $100 million in its first weekend.

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