The News

Photo by Tim Sudela

The Beaumont Convention and Visitors Bureau celebrated the grand opening of the Cattail Marsh boardwalk and viewing platforms Tuesday, July 26.

The new boardwalk features two covered platforms providing access to incredible views of the wetlands’ abundant wildlife. The boardwalk stretches 520 feet across the most active habitat within Cattail Marsh; it is 8 feet wide to the first viewing platform, and 6 feet in width to the second viewing platform.


Police called out to assist an animal services officer who was allegedly attacked while investigating an animal cruelty case reportedly discovered 25 pounds of marijuana in the assailant's home, according to a news release from Beaumont Police Department Officer Carol Riley.

 Robert George Cahill

Aug. 3, at approximately 11 p.m., the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) was notified of a motorcycle crash on FM 2802 in Orange County. The crash occurred approximately three miles South of Vidor.

A 1993 Harley Davidson motorcycle was traveling westbound on FM 2802 when it struck a black cow in the roadway.

Josue Zamarripa Jr.

Aug. 1, the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Division seized approximately 475 pounds of marijuana.

Cody Johnson

Crockett Street in downtown Beaumont will host the Big Texas Country Street Party on Saturday, Aug. 6, with gates opening at 7 p.m. Tickets for this 18-and-up event are $20 and can be purchased at the event and online out Headlining the outdoor concert will be Cody Johnson with performances by William Clark Green and Sam Riggs. From Huntsville, Johnson is touring in support of his brand new album Gotta Be Me. His 2014 release, Cowboy Like Me, reached No. 7 on the Billboard country chart.