Beaumont

Photo by Joshua Cobb

A special ceremony at Edison Plaza in downtown Beaumont on Friday, April 1, honored James R. Barlow of Beaumont, a survivor of the historic Okinawa campaign. Members of the Marine Corps League and area veteran organizations took part in the flag raising and dedication.

The 89-year-old Barlow enlisted in May 1944. After boot camp at Parris Island, he served in the Pacific Area from January 1945 until August 1946. He was only 19 when he began serving in the last and biggest of the Pacific island battles of World War II, the Battle of Okinawa.

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11th Street activity

“It’s still out there,” Officer Joe Ornelas of the Beaumont Police Department said of prostitution and drug solicitation along what is known in Beaumont as the 11

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With spring underway and the blistering summer heat just around the corner, Southeast Texans will appreciate the newest tenant of the Westfield Shopping Center in Beaumont — Sub Zero Ice Cream and Yogurt. The shop at 3939 Dowlen opened March 12.

Owner Scott Hawk knows just how unbearable the summer heat can get, being from the piney woods of Buna, himself.

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Toya Pier. Okinawa. James R. Barlow of Beaumont is inset.

A special ceremony honoring a survivor of the historic Okinawa campaign will be held at Edison Plaza in downtown Beaumont on Friday, April 1, from 9-9:30 a.m. Members of the Marine Corps League and area veteran organizations will take part in the flag raising and dedication to Corporal James R. Barlow of Beaumont.

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A hidden compartment in a vehicle stopped as part of a narcotics investigation couldn't conceal a kilo of heroin from Beaumont K-9 officers, reports the Beaumont Police Department (BPD). 

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A man wanted on a felony warrant in Harris County was arrested in Beaumont March 23 after officers caught up with the suspect as he fled from them during a traffic stop.

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Eastbound and westbound lanes of I-10 near the Texas-Louisiana that were closed due to flooding have reopened, Texas Department of Transportation spokesperson Sarah Dupre announced in a news release March 18.

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A pedestrian walking along Martin Luther King Drive in Beaumont March 17 was seriously injured as the result of being struck by a car, the Beaumont Police Department reported in a news release. 

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A police K-9 unit tracked a suspect fleeing police during a traffic stop on March 18, but not before the teen allegedly fired a shot toward pursuing officers, reports the Beaumont Police Department.

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Claude Citizen (Facebook.com)

A family disturbance between two Beaumont brothers turned deadly when one of the sibling's stabbed the other with a kitchen knife March 17, reports the Beaumont Police Department. 

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