Beaumont

James Richard Newton

Police have arrested a suspect in the Nov. 10 attempted robbery of Third Coast Bank on Dowlen Road in Beaumont. Beaumont resident James Richard Newton, 46, was taken into custody Nov. 12 at the Best Western Casino in Vinton, Louisiana after deputies located his vehicle in the parking lot of the casino.

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City offices, including Water Customer Service and all library branches, will be closed on Wednesday, November 11, 2015 in observance of Veteran’s Day. 

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Two longtime Beaumont Independent School District administrators are leaving the district effective immediately – Dr. Shirley Bonton, assistant superintendent for curriculum and instruction, and Dr. Dwaine Augustine, assistant superintendent for secondary education.

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BISD Chief Operations Officer Robert Calvert

After years of cell phone bills that topped more than $100,000 each year, the Beaumont Independent School District is cutting the perk from its employee offerings, and reclaiming more than 200 district-provided cell phones from its staff.

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City Spotlight photos

Old Town residents in Beaumont are dodging potholes and slowing down for gravelly intersections as street repairs and resurfacing efforts by the city have stalled in some areas of the neighborhood.

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William Isbell

Beaumont police arrested a Nederland man and recovered a stolen pickup truck on Oct. 27 based on information provided by a tipster, reports the Beaumont Police Department.

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According to the City of Beaumont, effective Monday, October 26, 2015, Forrest Street between Harrison Avenue and North Street will continue to be closed to traffic until Wednesday, October 28, 2015 at 5 p.m. This closure will allow the Streets & Drainage Department to finish making repairs to Forrest Street.

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Pariss Boykin

Police in Beaumont arrested one man in connection to a weekend shooting that sent two people to the hospital, reports the Beaumont Police Department.

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Effective Thursday, October 22, 2015, Forrest Street between Harrison Avenue and North Street will continue to be closed to traffic until Friday, October 23, 2015 at 5 p.m.  This closure will allow the Streets & Drainage Department to finish making repairs to Forrest Street.

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Structure fire at 3880 E. Lynwood

Shortly after 6 a.m. Sunday morning, Oct. 18, 2015, Beaumont Fire Rescue units responded to a structure fire at 3880 E. Lynwood near the intersection of Cleveland Street and Hayes Lane in Beaumont’s North End neighborhood. When firefighters arrived, they found the wood-frame home heavily involved by fire. Firefighters made a defensive attack due to the extent of the fire, and in more than 30 minutes it took to control the blaze, the home sustained extensive damage.

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