Beaumont

State troopers investigating an apparent hit-and-run accident believe the crash may have been caused by a medical condition suffered by one of the two pickup truck drivers involved in the incident, reports Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) Trooper Stephanie Davis. 

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Goo Goo Dolls

Multi-platinum, Grammy-nominated band Goo Goo Dolls will hit the road this fall for their second headline run in support of their latest release Boxes featuring support from SafetySuit. The tour kicks off Oct. 26 in Boise, Idaho, and will run through December, including a Dec. 4 appearance in Beaumont at the Jefferson Theatre. Tickets and more information are available at googoodolls.com/tour.

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Yoakum and Frehley

“Beaumont is not boring,” insists City of Beaumont event facility coordinator Lenny Caballero. Just this year, facilities in downtown Beaumont have hosted concerts such as the Beach Boys, Pat Benatar and Jerry Lee Lewis, and just last week, Clint Black performed to a capacity crowd at the Julie Rogers Theatre and Bobby Bones performed Aug.

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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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