Beaumont

Mayor Becky Ames said the council appreciates the efforts city staff has made.

During a work session at their regular meeting Aug. 16, the Beaumont City Council discussed plans for restoring residential recycling in the municipality.

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The Beaumont Public Health Department has received confirmation from the Texas Department of State Health Services of the first case of travel associated Zika in a Beaumont resident.

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Two pools of mosquitoes on Beaumont's north end tested positive for West Nile Virus.

The first pool was collected on Tuesday, Aug. 2 at Carnegie Avenue and Tyler Street. A second pool was collected at Cable Avenue near I-10, reports Kevin Sexton, director of Jefferson County Mosquito Control District. They have been confirmed positive by the Texas Department of Health in Austin.

"This is not unexpected with the hot and dry weather we had for the last month. Because of the recent heavy rains throughout the area it is probably less of a threat now," Sexton said.

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Investigators in Beaumont are searching for the suspect who robbed the HEB on Dowlen Aug. 10, reports the Beaumont Police Department.

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According to reports from the Beaumont Police Department, shortly before noon on Aug. 8, a man used a note to rob the CommunityBank of Texas location at the corner of Major Drive and Highway 105.

Information provided by BPD indicates that when officers arrived at the scene, they were told the suspect was a white male, approximately 5-foot-5 to 5-foot-8, with a red beard and glasses.

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Photo by Tim Sudela

The Beaumont Convention and Visitors Bureau celebrated the grand opening of the Cattail Marsh boardwalk and viewing platforms Tuesday, July 26.

The new boardwalk features two covered platforms providing access to incredible views of the wetlands’ abundant wildlife. The boardwalk stretches 520 feet across the most active habitat within Cattail Marsh; it is 8 feet wide to the first viewing platform, and 6 feet in width to the second viewing platform.

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Josue Zamarripa Jr.

Aug. 1, the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Division seized approximately 475 pounds of marijuana.

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Barry Richards

Barry Richards, 34, is a veteran of both the United States Army and Marine Corps. He’s from Long Island but was in Beaumont on Aug. 3 to honor local law enforcement officers.

“I want to let police know I support them,” Richards said before carrying an American flag for three miles through downtown Beaumont.

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Watch out, Waitr! You may have just gained some new competition.

Monday, Aug. 1, Gofer Delivery Enterprises announced the official expansion of its time-saving personal assistant app “Gofer” to Southeast Texas. Residents of the area may now place restaurant and eventually grocery, liquor and dry cleaning orders from their smart phones or computers and have them delivered to their doorstep.

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Detectives with the Beaumont Police Department are investigating a shooting between feuding parties, reports Officer Carol Riley.

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