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Investigators are searching for the suspect or suspects responsible for a fire in Beaumont on March 31, reports Beaumont Fire-Rescue.

According to a news release, Beaumont firefighters responded to a report of a house on fire at 1405 Pipkin Street on Tuesday. Upon arrival, they discovered a rear bedroom involved by fire. They entered the dwelling and were able to extinguish the fire quickly.

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Rothwell Recital Hall (LU photo)

Live from the Rothwell, a chamber concert featuring Lamar University’s Clarinet Quartet and Clarinet Choir, is set for Wednesday, April 8 at 7 p.m. at the Rothwell Recital Hall on the campus of Lamar University.

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Ronald Rice II

Beaumont police assisted other law enforcers, including deputies of the Orange County Sheriff's Office, in chasing down and apprehending a suspect in an armed robbery over the weekend, but not before the man drove the stolen truck he was operating into the Neches River, BPD reports.

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Claude Guidroz stands with his wife, son, daughter-in-law, and supporters.

March 29, Ward 1 City Council candidate Claude Guidroz proudly announced his recent endorsement from the Beaumont Police Officers Association in the May 9 election. According to a news release from the candidate's staff, officers of the association voted unanimously to support Guidroz for the Ward 1 seat.

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A weekend accident claimed the life of a Beaumont man, the Beaumont Police Department reports.

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Beaumont city offices will be closed for Good Friday on April 3, announced the city March 30.

According to a news release, city offices, including Water Customer Service and all library branches, will be closed for the holiday. Libraries will also be closed Saturday, April 4.

There will be no interruption in garbage, heavy trash, yard waste collection or landfill services on Friday, April 3, and the city’s landfill will be open during regularly scheduled hours.

For more information contact the Solid Waste Department at (409) 842-1483.

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Beaumont is planning its spring cleaning! The city announced it will again participate the annual Texas Trash-Off, a statewide litter pick-up program promoted by the state each year.

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CORRECTION: A photo from the Scott M.

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March 19, justices with the Texas Ninth Court of Appeals overturned a $32 million verdict that found Domino’s Pizza 60 percent at fault in a fatal 2012 accident involving a delivery driver.

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Community Development Director Chris Boone (right) said that like any city its s
The city proclaimed March as Red Cross Month.

At its regular meeting March 24, the Beaumont City Council approved a measure ultimately meant to combat homelessness in the city.

The council voted unanimously to authorize City Manager Kyle Hayes to apply to the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs (TDHCA) for Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

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