Beaumont

Beaumont City Council approved rezoning

Tuesday, Feb. 28, Beaumont City Council approved a resolution of support for establishing a new, municipal management district that could lead to residential and retail development on property at the corner of Dowlen and Delaware. The council also approved rezoning that will lead to the development of a new shopping center and residential area on Major Drive near Village Drive.

New municipal management district

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Acting United States Attorney Brit Featherston announced Feb. 23 that four Southeast Texas men have been charged in a federal robbery conspiracy in the Eastern District of Texas.

According to complaints filed in federal court, Micah Ledell Johnson, 37, of Humble; Darrell Paul Williams, 36, of Beaumont; Gerrick Leon Wade, 36, of Houston; and Eric Ray Johnson, 36, of Houston, are alleged to be involved in a conspiracy to commit interference with commerce by robbery in Beaumont, Corpus Christi and the Houston metro area.

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One of the $100 prop bills now in the possession of BPD.

Beaumont police received six reports from local businesses this week about customers attempting to make purchases using cinematic prop money, all $100 bills, Officer Haley Morrow said.

Possession of prop money is not a crime, since it is clearly labeled “for movie use only,” Morrow explained. However, once someone tries to use the prop money as real cash, “it would be considered forgery, which is a third-degree felony,” she said.

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“I’ve always been interested in World War II, but I wanted to get a better understanding of what these guys really went through,” says 19-year-old Rishi Sharma of Los Angeles.

“About a year and a half ago,” he said, “I started riding my bike to senior homes to talk to veterans of World War II, and I’ve been doing it ever since.”

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Beaumont election deadline arrives

Beaumont City Clerk Tina Broussard has rejected the application of would-be mayoral candidate Hani

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The inside, eastbound lane of IH 10 from Adams Bayou to SH 87 in Orange will be closed tonight, 7 p.m. - midnight, to move construction equipment, TxDOT spokesperson Sarah Dupre said in a release on Feb. 17.

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Love’s Travel Stop logo

Love’s Travel Stop will be bringing its brand of “highway hospitality” to four-wheel motorists and professional drivers alike with a new location near the Goodyear Plant just outside of Beaumont.

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Chipotle Mexican Grill is slated to open at 3905 Dowlen Road in Beaumont.

Chipotle fans will be happy to hear that a new location is opening at Westfield/Kroger Shopping Center in Beaumont.

According to Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. Communications Director Chris Arnold, the restaurant is slated to open in late March and will employ around 25 people.

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Effective Feb. 13, at 7 a.m., Plum Avenue between Cable Avenue and Magnolia Avenue will be closed to traffic, City of Beaumont administrative assistant Rosanna Mojica said in a release.

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