The News

The Beaumont Police Department advised Aug. 24 that 211 is not currently accepting evacuation registration due to the close proximity of the storm and the estimated time it is to make landfall. 

According to BPD, "Please do not call 211 to try and register for evacuation. The state will not accept registrations when a storm is less than 48 hours from potential landfall. At this time, we do not anticipate calling for a mandatory evacuation of our area. There are locations in Southeast Texas that are calling for a voluntary evacuation. We will continue to send out updates.

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A Port Arthur man arrested during a warrant search at a gaming site at 2680 Washington Blvd. in Beaumont was indicted Aug. 23 for possession of a controlled substance after police allegedly found a rubber ball containing “liquid weed” inside the man’s jacket.

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Beaumont Police Department’s Cops & Kids Carnival, scheduled for Saturday, Aug 26, at the Beaumont Civic Center, has been canceled due to inclement weather. 

Wednesday, Aug. 23, the City of Beaumont said it is preparing for extended rain and flooding that may last for several days. The National Weather Service is monitoring Tropical Depression Harvey and suggested that people potentially in its path begin taking precautions against the threat of heavy rainfall.

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Texas DPS traffic advisory: 

The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is urging Texans along the Gulf Coast region to prepare for severe weather, strong winds and localized flooding through the weekend.

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GOP elephant

As a small business owner and a Republican for most of my life, I was pleased the GOP won the White House and majorities in Congress in the 2016 election, but now the American people need to see results from the folks we voted into office. Through my work at Clevco Construction Company, I find that the hardest part of my job is not selling and building, but the monotonous task of filing my taxes at the end of the year. It is certainly the most distasteful aspect of being a business owner.

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