The News

The Beaumont Botanical Gardens got a solid addition to an already beautiful scenic area in Tyrrell Park after a local Eagle Scout built and donated three stone benches in the park’s pond area.
Caleb Hughes, 16, of Beaumont’s Troop 117 at Trinity United Methodist Church, built the three benches with the help of his stonemason grandfather, Conroy Hughes Jr., and said the project was a much-needed addition to the park, which was badly damaged after Hurricane Ike.

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Did you ever hear of a project that just made you feel happy? Recently, I was introduced to the Giving Field garden project. What a wonderful testimony to the volunteer efforts of our community once again!

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From the cauldron to the microwave, the Dishman/Justice Collection in the Lamar University Archive documents nearly five centuries of food preparation and recipes.
“It’s a unique collection that most people don’t know that we have,” said Penny Clark, Lamar University archivist. “This is something really special. It’s sort of a hidden treasure.”

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Dustin Keith Jones
, aka Ellis Tatum



The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office Warrant Division needs help locating a dangerous fugitive. Dustin Keith Jones
, aka Ellis Tatum,
 is 25 years old, stands 5-feet-10 and weighs 170
 pounds. His last known address was in the 4000 Block of Maida Road, Beaumont. Jones is
 believed to be hiding in the area of Broussard and Tram Road in 
Beaumont. 



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At least one woman was injured after a collision shut down traffic at the intersection of Calder and Willow in downtown Beaumont on Wednesday, March 6. 

Police say a white Scion traveling southbound and a grey Honda coupe traveling eastbound collided in the intersection before they both came to rest side-by-side in the middle of rush-hour traffic. 

Paramedics said at least one of the drivers was injured and would be seeking medical attention. 

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