Beaumont

Police are investigating a death on Franklin Street in Beaumont that was reported as a possible homicide, according to the Beaumont Police Department.

BPD reports that officers were dispatched in reference to the possible homicide at 1:41 p.m. on April 13. Upon arrival at the scene, police units discovered a 64-year-old male resident deceased inside the apartment. The victim and his brother reportedly lived as roommates there. A friend of the men called in the incident.

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The Beaumont Police Department reports that detectives are investigating a domestic disturbance that occurred at a house in the 3300 block of Waverly in Beaumont’s south end on April 3.

According to a news release from BPD, at about 9 p.m. that evening, a 37-year-old female was involved in a disturbance with her 37-year-old estranged husband. The argument reportedly escalated, and the man used an unknown type of cutting instrument to slash the female, causing a laceration to her upper body.

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Firefighters quickly doused a blaze that damaged a Beaumont law office on April 4, reports Beaumont Fire-Rescue.

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Beaumont firefighters battled a residential blaze that investigators believe was caused by an electrical short on Easter Sunday, Beaumont Fire-Rescue reports.

According to a news release from the fire department, firefighters responded to the structure fire in the 5400 block of Combs Drive at approximately 5:45 p.m. Upon arrival at the location, they found the back wall of a home in flames. Firefighters were able to quickly extinguish the fire and confine the fire damage to a small area, but there was significant smoke damage to the rest of the house.

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Beaumont police assisted other law enforcers, including deputies of the Orange County Sheriff's Office, in chasing down and apprehending a suspect in an armed robbery over the weekend, but not before the man drove the stolen truck he was operating into the Neches River, BPD reports.

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Claude Guidroz stands with his wife, son, daughter-in-law, and supporters.

March 29, Ward 1 City Council candidate Claude Guidroz proudly announced his recent endorsement from the Beaumont Police Officers Association in the May 9 election. According to a news release from the candidate's staff, officers of the association voted unanimously to support Guidroz for the Ward 1 seat.

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Beaumont city offices will be closed for Good Friday on April 3, announced the city March 30.

According to a news release, city offices, including Water Customer Service and all library branches, will be closed for the holiday. Libraries will also be closed Saturday, April 4.

There will be no interruption in garbage, heavy trash, yard waste collection or landfill services on Friday, April 3, and the city’s landfill will be open during regularly scheduled hours.

For more information contact the Solid Waste Department at (409) 842-1483.

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Beaumont is planning its spring cleaning! The city announced it will again participate the annual Texas Trash-Off, a statewide litter pick-up program promoted by the state each year.

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The Miller Branch Library invites you on an art trip to Paris!

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