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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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Beaumont Independent School District's Board of Managers received the finalized 2013-14 annual audit report on Thursday, March 26. This is the first audit to come to light since the managers were appointed to oversee BISD last summer by Texas Commissioner of Education Michael Williams. Williams installed the managers to take the place of an elected Board of Trustees found to have negligently allowed BISD to be pilfered of its resources by administrators under their watch.

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A second Sureños 13 criminal street gang member is behind bars as of March 24 after violating his probation and five restrictions mandated by a civil injunction in effect and being fully enforced in Jefferson County, reports the Jefferson County District Attorney’s Office and the Port Arthur Police Department.

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In a small town acting class, the drama and humor of everyday life take center stage in Beaumont Community Players’ production of Circle Mirror Transformation by Annie Baker, running for three weekends beginning Apr. 10.

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