Beaumont

McAlister’s Deli in Beaumont will be celebrating their reopening on Friday, Nov. 9 by giving away $50 gift cards to the first 50 people in line. The reopening comes after the restaurant underwent a renovation starting Oct. 31 and lasted till Nov. 8. Doors open at 10:30 a.m. Those hoping to participate should be sure to arrive early to hold their place in line as one of the first 50. McAlister’s is located at 3050 Dowlen Road, Suite A in Beaumont. For more information visit www.facebook.com/events/347270389342348/.

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There will be a Ward 4 Town Hall Meeting hosted by Mayor Pro-Tem/Ward 4 Councilmember Robin Mouton on Thursday, Nov. 1 starting at 5:30 p.m. and ending at 7 p.m. at Central park Community Center. The Town Hall will allow attendees to learn and ask questions about city operations, construction projects and more in the city of Beaumont. Central Park Community Center is located at 640 Fourth Street. 

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Donald Olivier, a 72-year-old Vidor man was killed the morning of Thursday, Nov. 1 after being by hit by a white Hyundai SUV travelling south on 11thStreet when it moved to the center lane to make a left turn on to Broadway, according to preliminary investigations by Beaumont Police. Beaumont EMS transported Olivier to St. Elizabeth Hospital, where he was pronounced deceased.

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Beaumont City Council has made Beaumont as a Bee City thanks to a vote by council on Oct. 23, making it the 77thBee City in the nation. The title brings with it the designation of the Bee City Beaumont Committee as facilitators of Beaumont’s new efforts to engage the community in promoting pollinator conservation and celebrating being a Bee City USA community by proclaiming the brand with public awareness activities. 

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On Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2018, the Jefferson County grand jurors returned indictments against numerous individuals for alleged crimes that took place in the presence of a child.

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Lanes of I-10 at College Street will be closed in Beaumont on Saturday, Nov. 3. The lanes that will be closed include the right lane of the northbound feeder road, the eastbound inside left turn lane of College and the U-turn north of College Street (U-turn allowing southbound traffic to turn and merge onto northbound feeder road).

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Classic Movie Nights have returned to the Jefferson Theatre after months of renovations. 

The city of Beaumont welcomed back the popular event with a showing of “Rocky Horror Picture Show” Saturday, Oct. 26. 

Movies begin at 7:30 p.m. with doors opening at 6 p.m. Various concessions are available and tickets are $5. 

“Frida” will be played Nov. 2 followed by “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” on Nov. 9

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Damon Winters

Damon Winters, a 40-year-old Beaumont man, allegedly shot his stepson the early morning of Friday, Oct. 26. According to Beaumont Police Officer Haley Morrow, at 1:29 a.m. Beaumont Police responded to a residence in the 800 block of Woodrow in reference to a victim of a shooting. Preliminary investigation has revealed that Winters and his 20-year-old stepson had a verbal altercation that turned physical, resulting in Winters shooting his stepson. Winters spoke with Detectives before being placed under arrest for aggravated assault- family violence.

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The Town Hall Meeting with Fox News personality Sean Hannity and U.S. Senator Ted Cruz has been moved to the Jack Brooks Regional Airport, due to the increasing amount of attendees. The airport is located at 4880 Hanger Drive in Beaumont.

The event is free but tickets for entrance must be obtained at www.eventbrite.com.

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U.S. Senator Ted Cruz is bringing his re-election campaign to Jefferson County for a rally Saturday. The rally is set for 3:30-5:30 p.m. Saturday at Edison Plaza in downtown Beaumont. Talk radio host and Fox News personality Sean Hannity will be there for the Oct. 20 rally, according to Edison Plaza’s social media page. Early voting begins on Oct. 22.   

Those interested can register for this free event at https://tinyurl.com/y9d5srds.

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