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Monday, Aug. 8, at 7:51 p.m., Beaumont police officers assisted Beaumont Fire and EMS with the possible drowning of a child at the Super 8 Motel at 1110 I-10 S. Three year old Romilio Madina was at the motel with his mother’s friends. Three of the friends were at the pool with the child and discovered him at the bottom of the pool unresponsive.

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The Texas Department of Transportation is conducting a public hearing Thursday, Aug. 25, at the Beaumont Civic Center to present proposed rail improvements and receive public comment pertaining to the Neches River Bridge Study.

Displays will be available for review at 5:30 p.m. The formal hearing begins at 6:30 p.m.


Frankie Don Miller Jr. passed away Aug. 8, 2016, surrounded by family. He was born June 13, 1949, in Vidor, Texas, to Frankie Don Sr. and Billie Louise (West) Miller.

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Central Mall welcomes four-legged shoppers on Wednesday nights in August, beginning Aug. 10, for newly launched Dog Days events

Shoppers in Port Arthur may soon be taking a new route on their nightly dog walk. From 5-8 p.m. each Wednesday in August, beginning August 10, Central Mall, managed by JLL, is encouraging its shoppers to bring their pooches in for themed events. The newly launched Dog Days program will feature fur-friendly experiences on four themed nights:


According to reports from the Beaumont Police Department, shortly before noon on Aug. 8, a man used a note to rob the CommunityBank of Texas location at the corner of Major Drive and Highway 105.

Information provided by BPD indicates that when officers arrived at the scene, they were told the suspect was a white male, approximately 5-foot-5 to 5-foot-8, with a red beard and glasses.