Beaumont

Firefighters in Beaumont responded to a structure fire in the 5900 block of Falcon Lane in Beaumont shortly after 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, May 15.

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Housing market graphic

2014-Q1 results for Beaumont

• Home sales volume was up 10.02 percent, which is significantly higher than the statewide trend.

• Home prices both increased and decreased. The median price rose to $125,800, up 0.39 percent from the prior year, and the average price was $138,730, down 5.59 percent. Those trends are lower than what was seen throughout the state.

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Beaumont Fire Rescue units responded to a residential fire in the 1200 block of Roberts Street in Beaumont at about 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday, April 29.

According tot he news release from the Beaumont Fire Department, when firefighters arrived at the residence they found flames licking out from the front window of the home. Firefighters were able to confine the fire to one room.

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Beaumont Animal Services personnel are investigating an incident that occurred Saturday, April 26, in which a young resident was bitten by a bat.

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On Saturday, May 3, 2014 from 7:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., the Biggest Loser Half Marathon/5K will be in Beaumont beginning at The Event Center at 7:00 a.m. The route will wind through downtown Beaumont and include areas near the Port of Beaumont, UTMB on Washington, and the Park and Pennsylvania underpasses.

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A man in Beaumont refused treatment and refused to file charges after being shot as the result of an altercation that was reportedly initiated by the victim in retaliation of an unreported armed robbery on the morning of April 24.

At 12:03 p.m. on Thursday April 24, officers of the Beaumont Police Department were dispatched to 2555 Sweetgum Rd. in reference to a victim of a shooting, police report. Upon arrival, officers located the victim who was suffering from a very minor wound to his right buttock.

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Gulf Coast Novelty Company located at 735 Delmar Drive

A Beaumont fire severely damaged a business on April 23. Firefighters responded just before 3 a.m. Wednesday morning and were on the scene for over four hours, according to a report from the Beaumont Fire Department.

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Fire on Folsom

Beaumont firefighters battled a structure fire at a small apartment complex on Folsom Drive Thursday afternoon, according to a report from the Beaumont Fire Department.

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Beaumont fire investigators are currently looking into a fire on Youngstown Street in Beaumont that they say could be the result of arson.

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Beaumont police officers arrested a burglar they say was caught in the act on Wednesday, April 9, in the 800 block of Monterrey Drive.

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