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Taking Whataburger order numbers from the restaurant is a punishable crime, according to the Northeast Texas Police Department.


The Elmo Willard Branch Library is hosting Lone Star Legal Aids' presentation to discuss housing, including landlords, tenants, and fair housing on Friday, March 10 at 2 p.m, City of Beaumont administrative assistant Rosanna Mojica said in a release.


Effective Feb. 27, Tolivar Road from Indian Trial to Kristen Lane will be closed to traffic until further notice, City of Beaumont administrative assistant Rosanna Mojica said in a release.

This closure is to allow for sewer repairs.

Motorists are asked to be aware of all signs, advance warnings including other signage, and travel with caution.

- City of Beaumont

John Thomas Bebeau

John Thomas Bebeau, 60, died Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017. He was born Dec. 12, 1956, to Dr. Eugene Russell Bebeau Sr. and Grace Kouns, in Beaumont. John Thomas was delivered as a package deal along with his twin sister, Charlotte Anne.

As a child, he was constantly motivated to keep his eight brothers and sisters smiling. Whether the jokes involved silly pranks or jumping on mattresses past bedtime with his older sister, Cathy, it was no doubt that John loved the sound of laughter.


The Office of the Governor’s Criminal Justice Division offered a reward on Feb. 27 of up to $10,000 for information leading to the identification and arrest of the person or persons involved in the shooting of eight year-old De'Maree Adkins.

The award offered by the Governor’s office, combined with the Houston Crime Stoppers award of $5,000 will bring the total amount to $15,000.

Following a car crash around 2:00 A.M. on Saturday, Feb. 25 in Houston, an unknown gunman opened fire on the vehicle De’Maree was traveling in, resulting in her death.