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The city of Beaumont is increasing the frequency of heavy trash pickup for its residents starting next month, the city announced Dec. 18.

According to a news release from the city, on Jan. 5, 2015, the City of Beaumont will begin weekly heavy trash pickup for residents. The Solid Waste Division is purportedly making this change to help maintain clean and safe city streets.

Residents can expect their heavy trash to be picked up on the same day of the week that their household garbage is picked up, asserted the city in the release.


Jefferson County Sheriff's deputies are investigating an early morning shooting in Cheek that left one local resident injured.

In a news release, JCSO reported receiving a call regarding shots fired in the area of Blewett Road and Second Street in Cheek at about 5:38 a.m. on Dec. 18. Upon reaching the area, investigators found a local resident who told them he had been shot in the shoulder by an unknown individual. The man told deputies he got into his truck to flee, but then lost control and crashed into the yard of another local resident.


Brothers David Lee and Jimmy Kaiser invite Southeast Texans to celebrate the holidays at their 12th annual Kaiser Family Christmas concert on Saturday, Dec. 20, at The Gig with doors opening at 8 p.m. Tickets are $10 for ages 18 years and older and can be purchased at the door. A little country, a little acoustic — a little of everything — and a lot of great tunes.

Jimmy said that unlike concerts where the audience just stands and listens, the Kaisers encourage the crowd to get noisy.

A volunteer plays with Charming, the only dog who didn’t get adopted at last yea
The Humane Society Partnered with Christus St. Elizabeth for the second annual 1

For the second year in a row, Christus St. Elizabeth has partnered with the Humane Society of Southeast Texas to bring awareness to pet adoption by hosting the 12 Dogs of Christmas on Friday, Dec. 5. 

Mayor Annise D. Parker, John L. Nau III and Ric Campo

HOUSTON –– The Nau Center for Texas Cultural Heritage officially broke ground Wednesday, Nov. 12, during a ceremony including The Honorable Annise D. Parker, Mayor, City of Houston; Richard J. Campo, chairman of the Houston First Corporation Board of Directors; and John L. Nau, III, chairman of the Nau Center Board of Directors.

Lamar President Ken Evans (second from left) with Regina Rogers, Hermann Ortega

Lamar University conferred 1,355 degrees during fall commencement exercises Dec. 13. During the ceremony, Lamar president Kenneth Evans awarded the Doctor of Humane Letters degree to Regina Rogers, Hermann Ortega and Will Crenshaw.

The inside of the Sober Ride Sleigh is decorated with festive garland, bows and

With New Year’s Eve parties and holiday get-togethers on the minds of many Southeast Texans, the Texas Department of Transportation, along with the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office, Beaumont Police, the Department of Public Safety, and other local emergency response personnel would like to remind event-goers of the dangers of dri

Ramon Mouton unloads a pallet of food donated by H-E-B to the Southeast Texas Fo

H-E-B’s corporate office shared generous holiday bounty with 16 food banks around Texas, including the Southeast Texas Food Bank, in time for the holiday season.

This gift consisted of a truckload containing more than 2,000 cases of H-E-B corn flakes and macaroni and cheese delivered Wednesday, Dec. 10, as a holiday gift from the company to be distributed to those in need.


When 7-year-old Opal Boullion went to school Wednesday, Dec. 17, she had no idea she would be leaving with a brand new Huffy bicycle.


A former employee of the City of Port Arthur has been indicted on two counts of felony theft by a public servant, Jefferson County Criminal District Attorney Cory Crenshaw announced on Dec. 16.