Beaumont

Unsafe, substandard structures
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The Beaumont City Council voted to declare 65 residential structures and one commercial building to be unsafe and substandard at a meeting April 12, bringing the unsightly buildings one step closer to demolition.

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Beaumont Police Burglary Detectives are investigating several burglaries that occurred throughout the city over the weekend, BPD Officer Carol Riley reports.

According to Riley, during the early morning hours of Sunday, April 10, suspects used force to gain entry into three different vehicle dealership locations. Classic, Kinsel and Mike Smith car dealerships reported burglaries and had damage to almost all of their showrooms and offices.

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Cyclists from around the area will come together for a great cause when they converge for the 11th annual Spindletop Spin at the Event Centre in downtown Beaumont on Saturday, June 4.

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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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