The News

Chester Fowler


The Ridgewood Retirement Community is again under the city’s microscope, and once again, the few elderly clients left at the decaying facility are caught in the middle. 

A crew with the Beaumont Fire Department worked to fight a grass fire.

Firefighters fought a grass fire in Beaumont on Oct. 9 near the Interstate 10 and U.S. Highway 69 interchange at a little after noon.


Police say they’re trying to sort out the details behind the death of a man who was apparently struck by a train Tuesday night, Oct. 8.

According to a BPD press release, police responded to the Union Pacific railroad tracks that run parallel to the 3800 block of Hollywood Street.

From left to right: Lawrence Zeno and Clyde Porter

Two suspects tried to pass forged checks, but were quickly caught by bank employees and police after a short chase. 

According to a BPD press release, officers responded to the Community Bank in the 6300 block of Phelan to find bank clerks who said two men had attempted to cash fraudulent checks.