Beaumont

Beaumont City Manager Kyle Hayes has announced he will soon retire from the city where he has served for 14 years.

Hayes announced his pending retirement after a City Council meeting Tuesday, April 26. An item pertaining to Hayes appeared on the City Council agenda for discussion during executive session. 

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Police in Beaumont reported Tuesday that they are investigating a homicide in the city after discovering the body of a deceased male.

According to a news release, officers responded to the 900 block of Sunmeadow Drive at about 7 a.m. on April 26 in reference to a possible deceased person. EMS personnel confirmed the male was deceased, and police reportedly discovered evidence that the man was the victim of a homicide.

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NOAA

The National Weather Service is calling for a Flash Flood Watch for Southeast Texas and Southwest Louisiana until 6 p.m. Thursday, April 21. 

According to information from the weather service, at noon on Thursday radar had indicated up to three inches of rain had already fallen along Pine Island Bayou in Northwest Jefferson and Southwest Hardin counties with the activity moving slowly east across Beaumont. An additional one to three inches of rain is expected.

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Members of the Beaumont Professional Fire Fighters Association Local 399 and the Nederland Professional Fire Fighters Association Local 3339, together with the Muscular Dystrophy Association, will fan out across their respective cities Friday, April 22, with boots in hand for the annual Fill the Boot fundraising campaign to help free kids and adults from the harm of muscular dystro

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Mary Hastings

The Beaumont Independent School District Board of Managers voted to support terminating Ozen High School teacher Mary Hastings on Tuesday, April 19, after a student-produced video surfaced that showed the educator hitting another student during classroom instruction. The video began circulating April 8, and it didn’t take long for the footage to go viral, ending up on media outlets throughout the nation. The same day, Hastings was removed from the classroom and subsequently arrested.

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W.L. Pate

At-large City Councilman W.L. Pate, who is serving his second term as president of Texas Municipal League (TML) Region 16, was elected second vice president of the Texas Association of Mayors, Councilmembers, and Commissioners at a recent meeting of Texas elected officials.

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Police in Beaumont are searching for three suspects who robbed a local convenience store and shot a clerk working at the store April 19, Beaumont Police Department Sgt. James Cody Guedry reports.

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Police in Beaumont are investigating the homicide of a Beaumont man found dead of a gunshot wound April 15, reports the Beaumont Police Department. 

According to Officer Carol Riley, officers responded to a call reporting a shooting victim at a residence in the 2100 block of Cable Street on Friday, April 15, at 7:17 p.m. When they arrived on scene, they found a man in the back yard with a gunshot wound to the back. EMS advised officers he was deceased, said Riley.

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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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