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AUSTIN – For Texas anglers and fisheries biologists alike, heavy rainfall early in the year signals the beginning of a very exciting event – the annual 


Effective Tuesday, Feb. 27, Old Calder Avenue at Phelan Boulevard to Pinchback Road will be partially closed to one-lane, two-way traffic. Flaggers will be on site to direct traffic. This closure will facilitate Phase I of the resurfacing of Old Calder Avenue.  Phase I of this project will remain closed until further notice.

Phase II of this project will commence once Phase I is complete.  An updated Press Release will be provided upon commencement of Phase II. This project is expected to be completed by June 27, 2018.

Erin Higgins Bell Watson

Erin Higgins Watson passed away on February 14, 2018, at her beloved ranch in Blanco County, Texas.

Erin Higgins Watson was born in Austin, Texas, on January 24, 1938, to C.L. “Ox” Higgins and Ezma Taylor Higgins.


Police in Beaumont are investigating a shooting that left one woman injured, reports Officer Carol Riley.

According to Riley, officers responded to the area of Tulane and St. Helena in reference to a shooting at 8:25 p.m. Feb. 25. The victim told police that her boyfriend shot her at their residence in the 2200 block of  Earl.

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Be prepared for road closures and plan alternate routes if traveling through downtown Beaumont or around Lamar University March 3, as the ninth annual Gusher Marathon will be taking over the roadways.

The grand event featuring the Exygon & Baptist Hospitals Gusher Marathon, Exxpress Mart Half Marthon and Kinsel Ford 5K is hosted by Sports Society for American Health.