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MLK at the Irving Street underpass (JCSO/

Update 8/28:

Bevil Oaks and Northwest Forest are now under mandatory evacuation orders, according to County Judge Jeff Branick as of 11:15 a.m. on Monday, August 28. 

Lamar University classes scheduled for Wednesday, August 30 have been canceled.  This cancellation is in addition to those announced for Monday and Tuesday. The university hopes that classes can resume on Thursday, August 31. 


The City of Beaumont maintains a system that allows customers to pay their water bills online using a credit/debit card. In the past few business days, a number of water customers have alerted the city to unauthorized charges on cards they used to pay their city water bills, the city's senior IT project manager Angela Wright said in a release on Aug. 24.

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The City of Beaumont is providing sandbags to city residents beginning at 2 p.m. Thursday, August 24, until 7 p.m. this evening and again Friday from 9 a.m. until 7 p.m.

Ajohntay Griffin

On August 17, around 6 p.m., Jefferson County Sheriff's deputies responded to a robbery in progress call at the Valero gas station on Twin City Highway at Spurlock Road, Capt. Crystal Holmes said in a release.

Beto O’Rourke (Photo by Jennifer Johnson)

Guests packed the Jefferson Theatre in Beaumont on Thursday, Aug. 17, to hear from a man vying to take the Senate seat of current incumbent and former presidential hopeful Republican Ted Cruz. Running on the Democratic ticket, Beto O’Rourke is fighting as the underdog in a race that has Cruz favored to return to the nation’s capital.