The News

When Hurricane Ike devastated a large section of the upper Texas Gulf Coast, it exposed not only the vulnerability of man-made structures to nature’s fury but the inadequacy of the measures put in place to deal with the resulting financial ruin.

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UPDATE: At its meeting Tuesday, Oct. 9, the Beaumont City Council unanimously passed the new ordinance regarding the mobile food units.

Restaurants in fixed locations that want to operate mobile food trucks won’t have to abide by the same regulations as independent food trucks if the City Council approves a new round of regulations regarding mobile food units in what would be the first change in mobile food regulations in more than three years.

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The water in Beaumont might meet state and federal standards for clean water, but the city is fighting an expensive battle to keep it that way.

The latest series of multimillion-dollar purchases to improve the water in Beaumont will likely put more greenbacks in the city coffers, but only after a seven-year period where the city will raise water rates an average of 5 percent each year, according to water utilities director Dr. Hani Tohme.

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Several months of investigation by Examiner staffers have revealed a saturation of illegal casino-style gambling outlets in Southeast Texas, with some game room owners grossing $3 million or more in unreported earnings a month. Dozens of game rooms have been identified all over the Golden Triangle, raking in thousands of dollars a day in proceeds for the business owners, and paying out cash under the table to patrons. Still, local law enforcement officers say they are limited in what they can do to stop it. 

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A woman was sent to St. Elizabeth Hospital in Beaumont with non-life-threatening injuries Monday, Oct. 1, after she lost control of her Dodge pickup at Interstate Highway 10 near W. Pine Street. 

Police said they arrived on the scene at approximately 1:30 p.m. to find the woman disoriented.

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