The News

The Beaumont Fire Department responded to a report of a bus hitting the Beaumont Independent School District's Transportation Office that took place just before 9:30 a.m. Monday, March 7. When units arrived they found one of the district's buses had crashed into the rear of the portable building.

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Habitat for Humanity of Jefferson County was the recipient of international help last week when a number of students traveled to Southeast Texas to assist with the construction of a new home.

Eighteen students from University of Guelph in Ontario, Canada, made the 1,500-mile trek to Southeast Texas to help out with the framing of a new Habitat home.

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A blue-ribbon delegation from Jefferson and Orange counties descended on the state capitol in Austin more than 350 strong this week for Golden Triangle Days. Months of planning by area Chambers of Commerce from Greater Beaumont, Greater Port Arthur, Orange, Vidor, Bridge City, Nederland, Port Neches and Groves paid off as it was impossible to ignore such a large, well-organized group determined to make the best possible case for the Golden Triangle area to legislators and state officials.

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Knocking down dilapidated structures isn’t what it used to be.

Back in the late 1970s and early ’80s, when Lawrence Baker, a 31-year veteran of the demolition game, was just starting at the city of Beaumont, there wasn’t much in the way of regulations when it came to tearing down houses and commercial buildings.

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The Concord Road widening project has been a work in progress since 1997, but in the next year, Public Works director Patrick Donart says the city hopes to have the project underway.

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