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BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, Museum of Natural Science, and San Jacinto

Brothers John Kirby Allen and Augustus Chapman Allen of New York purchased 6,642 acres of land near Buffalo Bayou in 1836 for a mere $9,428. The Allen brothers named the location Houston after Sam Houston, the hero of the Battle of San Jacinto. The greater Houston area is now home to more than 6 million people, a far cry from 12 that called it home in 1837.

Gayle Botley

In a lawsuit filed in Jefferson County’s 58th District Court on Wednesday, July 15, the Beaumont Independent School District is seeking monetary damages in excess of $1 million from independent auditor Gayle Botley for failing to comply with contractual obligations and professional negligence.

Volunteers pack food in the warehouse for shipment via Mobile Pantry.

With nearly 37,000 undernourished children to feed in the area, the Southeast Texas Food Bank is reaching out for community support.

Friday, July 24, the Southeast Texas Food Bank will launch “Food Bank Friday,” a weekly online fundraising campaign to generate steady support from the community.

Tax Assessor-Collector Allison Nathan Getz ‘deputizes’ HEB employees.

As drivers throughout Texas transition from a dual-sticker system for vehicle registration and state inspections, residents of Jefferson County can now complete the new “Two Steps, One Sticker” process at the HEB Business Center at 3590 College St. in Beaumont.

Alisa St. Julian

Detectives are currently investigating the circumstances of a domestic disturbance after a Beaumont woman stabbed her boyfriend in the back last night.