The News

Scott Whitfield

The City of Beaumont’s Jazz at the Lake series continues with the Lamar Cardinal Jazz Orchestra and Jimmy Simmons.  The free concert takes place Thursday, March 22, at 5:30 p.m. at the Downtown Event Centre.

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At approximately 5 p.m. Saturday, March 3, a one-vehicle crash near mile marker 859 in Orange County shut down westbound Interstate 10 for about two hours.

According to the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS), a Chevrolet Avalanche was traveling westbound on Interstate 10. For an unknown reason, the vehicle struck the inside concrete wall, traveled back across the westbound traffic lanes and struck the outside concrete wall. Upon impact, the driver was ejected from the vehicle.

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Fifteen teams participated the second annual “Clays for Cardio” Saturday, Feb. 24. Live music by Mixx Fixxer and Courville’s gumbo was available at the event.

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UPDATE: The victim has been identified as Beaumont man, 61, Patrick Carter.  

Robin Mouton

The Beaumont City Council chose its new mayor pro-tem following the death of Gethrel “Get” Williams Wright, the at-large councilwoman who was serving in the role at the time of her death.

Mayor Becky Ames said the council had to choose another Mayor Pro-Tem, who acts as the mayor’s substitute when she’s unavailable, as soon as possible. She also explained that the council would soon vote to fill Williams-Wright’s seat on the council in the interim until its next up for election. Council members say candidates are currently being considered.