Beaumont

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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Entergy logo

The Beaumont City Council unanimously denied an Entergy Texas Inc.

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Aubrey, Diggles, Roberts, Turner and Robertson

This week, Crime Stoppers needs the public’s help locating five of Beaumont’s most wanted drug dealers.

Timothy Joseph Aubrey is a 34-year-old black male, 5-feet-10 and 150 pounds, with brown eyes, black hair and several tattoos. Aubrey is wanted for delivery of a controlled substance and has a $1 million bond.

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A structure fire at 2394 Angelina Street in Beaumont was reported by a passerby at 10:15 a.m. on Tuesday, October 6, 2015.

According to a press release, when firefighters with the Beaumont Fire Department arrived, smoke was billowing from the roof vents of a garage apartment. Upon entering the upstairs apartment, firefighters noticed the fire was coming from the attic. The flames were quickly extinguished and damage was confined to the area just above the bathroom.

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