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Update: McDonald's reopened at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 4, supervisor Rodrigo Ramirez said. 

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Gethrel “Get” Hall Williams-Wright

Gethrel “Get” Hall Williams-Wright hasn’t ventured too far from home for too long in the seven-plus decades in which God has blessed her with the morning sun, and if given the opportunity to wake up another seven decades, she’d gladly do it again where it all started.

“I love Beaumont,” she says. “I love my city. I don’t want to be anywhere but here.


The senior club at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Port Arthur hosted a luncheon for local first responders Jan. 30.

Maria Saldana, president of the senior club, organized the dinner.

Several ladies served gumbo, rice and potato salad with apple pie for dessert while the other club members played bingo.


The city of Beaumont discussed changes to its animal care ordinance Jan. 10, and Jan. 31, City Council approved several ordinance amendments, including making pet sterilization mandatory for adoption and increasing pet limits.

The Animal Care Advisory Committee, a state-mandated committee appointed to assist in improving animal care in Beaumont, recommended changing the adoption fees at Beaumont Animal Services from $30 to $90 for cats and $120 for dogs, with the new fees including spaying or neutering and vaccinations.


An old scam involving bad checks and bogus job opportunities has claimed a new victim, reports the Orange Police Department (OPD).