Beaumont City Council

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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During a work session in a regular Beaumont City Council meeting Wednesday, Nov 12, city officials and council members reviewed and discussed the proposed Best Years Senior Center Project. During a presentation on the new facility and its location beside the Event Centre in downtown Beaumont, J. Rob Clark, principal architect at Architectural Alliance Inc., along with his team showed the council and attending citizens the projected new center and its surrounding amenities.

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Beaumont City Council authorized city administrators to submit a grant application to the Mamie McFaddin Ward Heritage Foundation for funds in the amount of $7,500. Grant funds, if received, will be used to develop a website to provide easy access to fitness opportunities, nutritional counseling and medical advice.

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Beaumont City Council voted Tuesday, July 15, to amend the city’s code of ordinance Section 22.02.001 to reflect an increase in water service rates by 5 percent.

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A gaming ordinance tabled at last week’s Beaumont City Council meeting passed unanimously on Tuesday, June 10, with a few changes.

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Preston Pomykal

Officials with the City of Beaumont are moving quickly to curb a massive, seemingly unforeseen increase in the city’s healthcare spending.

According to Chief Financial Officer Laura Clark, this year’s city healthcare spending jumped some $3 million since last year.

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By Sharon Brooks

Staff Writer

 

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By Kevin King

Staff Writer

 

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Beaumont City Councilman Mike Getz (left) reviews the new health center

The Beaumont City Council approved a resolution awarding a $2.2 million contract to Allco Construction for the construction of four open-air tennis courts, four covered tennis courts and a viewing loggia at the Beaumont Municipal Athletic Complex, 6455 Colleg

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Jamie Smith (right)

Few Southeast Texans probably think of the name Jamie Smith while driving on the streets and through the neighborhoods of South Beaumont and noticing the improvements in the area, but the Ward IV city councilman has worked hard to improve his ward by cleaning up neighborhoods and setting up empowerment zones to attract new businesses among other accomplishments.

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