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Caleb Long and a team of volunteers build a patio cover.

Residents at a Beaumont nursing home are enjoying the outdoors under a brand new gazebo, thanks to the hard work of a local Eagle Scout and his friends.

For his Eagle Scout Service Leadership Project, 17-year-old Caleb Long and a team of volunteers recently completed construction on the new addition at College Street Health Care, a non-profit retirement facility in Beaumont.

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Bridge City native Jason Richards and his business partner Mike Leblanc can now proclaim that they own the top 2-year-old quarter horse in the entire state of Louisiana.

Mosquito Control has confirmed a positive test for West Nile.

A batch of mosquitoes collected July 7 at Ogden Avenue and Harriot Street in Beaumont tested positive for the West Nile virus, said Kevin Sexton, director of the Jefferson County Mosquito Control District.


 Steven Olsen, a retired FDNY fire­fighter who was one of the first to respond during the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks after American Airlines Flight 11 crashed into the North Tower of the World Trade Center in Manhattan, vis­ited the Texas Fire Museum in Beau­mont on Wednesday, July 15.

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The 10th rendition of the Kinsel Lincoln Jazz+Blues Festival returns to the historic Jefferson Theatre on Saturday, July 18, with two stages of music, both inside and outdoors, with gates opening at 3 p.m. Tickets for this all-ages show are $10 and can be purchased at the Beaumont Civic Center box office, online at or at the event.