Beaumont

Photo by Kevin King

Collier Ferry Park and Boat Ramp, located at 5390 Pine Street in between Beaumont Country Club and Forest Lawn Memorial Park had been closed due to flooding caused by the overflowing Neches River. According to the National Weather Service the Neches River is nearing a flood record which occurred in October of 1994 and numerous homes in Northeast Beaumont and Rose City are flooded. River levels are near those reached during Tropical Storm Allison in 2001.

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Entergy Storm Ready

News release from Entergy Texas from March 14:

Last week’s rains have become this week’s floods and personnel with Entergy Texas, Inc. are hard at work to ensure evacuees and other Southeast Texans will have safe and reliable power as the event unfolds.

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The Cattail Marsh at Tyrrell Park in Beaumont is closing for two days in March as the city hosts a collaboration of wildlife researchers examining local waterfowl.

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Police in Beaumont have arrested a man and woman accused of the burglary of a local business March 11.

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The City of Beaumont’s Recreation Division will be hosting its annual Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, March 19, starting at noon. The hunt will be held in Magnolia Park at 2855 Magnolia. The event is free for children 2-12 years of age. Come out, enjoy the hunt while supplies last and have a chance to win an Easter basket. For more information, contact the Recreation Division at (409) 838-3613.

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“We depend on public transportation. I ride the city bus all the time.”

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The Beaumont Public Health Department celebrated its grand opening Thursday, March 3, with an official ribbon cutting ceremony. Health Department employees moved into the new facility at 3040 College Street in January.

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The first time I had Frenchy’s chicken, I was living in Houston about 15 years ago, and my co-workers insisted I give it a try. Being from the Beaumont area, I had no idea what I was getting myself into. It was the best fried chicken I’d ever tasted. It had a certain seasoning to it that I never forgot and even craved when I was in the mood for chicken.

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A crash involving two SUVs slowed traffic as first responders and wrecker staff attempted to flip one of the vehicles overturned during the accident and to clear debris from the roadway.

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Herbert Ballance

A Beaumont police officer has been placed on administrative leave following a fatal shooting over the weekend, the Beaumont Police Department reports.

According to a news release from BPD, dispatch received a call in reference to an auto theft suspect at a residence in the 600 block of 23rd street just after 4:30 p.m. on March 5. Responding officers were advised that the suspect was armed.

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