Beaumont

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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Structure fire

Firefighters doused a blaze at a home in Beaumont the morning of March 24 but not before the fire caused extensive damage to the residence.

According to a news release, just after 8:00 a.m., Beaumont Fire-Rescue units responded to a structure fire in the 5300 block of Heatherwood Drive. When firefighters arrived, they found flames licking out through the roof of the home. The lone occupant was able to escape without injury before firefighters arrived, but there was heavy fire damage to the attic and roof of the home.

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The Beaumont Police Department invites the public to attend their upcoming Cops and Kids Carnival on the Great Lawn at the Crockett Street Event Centre, 700 Crockett St., in Beaumont on April 18 and promises enjoyment for children, young and old.

According to BPD, the carnival, meant to allow local children to interact with local law enforcers in a positive environment, will feature food, fun, games and prizes. Admission is free, and the event is scheduled from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m., so come early!

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A fire in Beaumont on March 21 forced a local hotel to evacuate guests, Beaumont Fire-Rescue reports.

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Beaumont police are searching for a man who reportedly exposed himself to two juveniles on March 20, BPD reports.

According to a news release, at about 6 p.m. that evening, officers responded to a report that a man had exposed himself to the two juveniles in the area near the 1500 block of Infinity in Beaumont.

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