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"We're going to be fighting this every day," Beaumont City Manager Kyle Hayes remarked on the continuity of supplying tap water. The city's water service was disrupted after floodwater rose on the Neches River on Aug. 30 and compromised the city's pumping system, but was returned early Sept. 2. The supply was then disrupted later that afternoon, but was reportedly back in at least in some areas by 6 p.m.

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Officials in Port Neches want to assure residents they have not shutoff water resources in the city, according to a statement released to the media. 

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Three men have pleaded guilty to illegally trafficking alligator snapping turtles in the Eastern District of Texas, Acting U.S. Attorney Brit Featherston along with the Department of Justice’s Environment and Natural Resources Division and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced August 22.

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UPDATE: HEB, Kroger and Walmart on Dowlen Road were all open as of noon Thursday, Aug. 31.

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In accordance with H-E-B’s existing inclement weather protocol and limited accessibility to its stores, H-E-B stores in the Golden Triangle area will be closed Thursday, Aug. 31. In a press release, the grocer said it will aggressively work to re-open the stores as soon as possible and will update customers as soon as it can.

Stores closed today include Beaumont 5, Beaumont 6, Groves, Lumberton, Mid-County, Orange and Port Arthur

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Due to loss of water pressure caused by Tropical Storm Harvey, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) has required the City of Beaumont water system to issue a boil water notice for the city until further notice.

To ensure destruction of all harmful bacteria and other microbes, water for drinking, cooking and making ice should be boiled and cooled prior to use. The water should be brought to a vigorous, rolling boil for two minutes. In lieu of boiling, you may purchase bottled water or obtain water from some other suitable source.

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