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Beaumont's FEMA disaster recovery center (DRC) is relocating for the New Year, FEMA officials announced Jan. 29.


The Elmo Willard Library will be offering a winter break activity for kids age 6-12 called "Fun Time / STEM time" as part of the library's ongoing effort to educate children about science, technology, engineering and math.

These introductions to STEM topics take place once a month, the library said in an announcement.

“Density,” January's activity, will be held on Thursday, Jan. 18 at 4:30 p.m.

"How do you determine density with floating eggs and rainbows? Stop by on January 18 to find out," library staff said.

Sabine Lake guide Jerry Norris used a Corky Fat Boy to catch this trout.
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AUSTIN – The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department has issued a temporary closure to saltwater fishing along parts of the Texas coast to protect resources during freezing weather conditions. The closure takes effect at 6 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 2 and extends through 10 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2018.

In addition to killing game fish in shallow bay waters, a hard freeze can also cause surviving fish to congregate in a few deeper areas where they become sluggish and prone to capture. Those are the areas the department has temporarily closed.


Update: Beaumont Police reported at 2:43 p.m. on Dec. 29 that the missing instrument has been located. 

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Versa Integrity Group is offering a reward for a missing low-grade radioactive instrument used in welding applications, reports the Beaumont Police Department. 

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Beaumont police found a shooting victim in the back parking lot of a car wash, according to a release.

On Thursday, Dec. 28, at about 12:47 p.m., Beaumont Police officers responded to 3025 Washington Boulevard in reference to shots fired, Officer Haley Morrow said.