City of Beaumont

The City of Beaumont is resurfacing West Florida Ave. from Highland Ave. to Hagner Road. According to a press release from the City of Beaumont, West Florida Ave. will be closed daily from 7:00 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. with limited access during the resurfacing project. The project is expected to be completed on or before August 13.

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Cache of stolen weapons

Tuesday evening, July 17, the Beaumont Police Department detained five suspects in the 7100 block of Eastex who are believed to be involved in numerous burglaries throughout the City of Beaumont and Jefferson County. 

“The suspects were in possession of a cache of stolen weapons and other property,” an information release from BPD states. “This is the early stages of the investigation as detectives are interviewing the suspects and following up with more information.”

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Beaumont Animal Care (BAC) has released their euthanasia rates for the period of January through May for 2018. 

BAC’s percentage of animals euthanized has declined from 51 percent in 2016 to 21 percent for the same time period in 2018. BAC has been working to reach the goal of 10 percent or less of animals euthanized in the shelter. To meet this goal BAC is asking the public to consider adopting a pet from them. BAC says that they have many “wonderful” dogs and cats that are all fully vaccinated, micro chipped and spayed or neutered prior to adoption.

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Stagg Drive from I-10 frontage road to 11th Street will be resurfaced on Monday, May 14. According to a press release, one lane each way will be open to traffic during the resurfacing project. This project is expected to be complete on or before June 14.

Schedules for construction, maintenance, and repairs are subject to change, including extensions and postponement, due to weather or other factors.

Motorists are asked to be aware of all detour signs and advance warnings, and to proceed with caution.

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Beaumont sewer line workers

As the city of Beaumont continues its improvements to the municipality’s water and sewer infrastructure, the city of Port Arthur is facing its own struggles with sewage, with 1 million gallons of wastewater flowing through city streets from Feb. 9 to Feb. 12.

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Christmas tree drop-off location at Rogers Park | Photo: Eleanor Skelton

Christmas tree drop-off will be available at Magnolia, Rogers, and Sprott Parks through Jan. 12, the City of Beaumont announced Dec. 28.

In Rogers Park, the drop-off area is in the parking lot facing Dowlen Road, indicated by posted signs.

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City's new indoor recycling containers | Photo: City of Beaumont

The City of Beaumont is starting a new indoor recycling program, according to a post on the city's Facebook page.

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Inside lanes on Cardinal Drive around US 69 will have the inside lanes closed within city limits through Dec. 14, according to City of Beaumont officials.

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Map of the affected neighborhoods | Photo: City of Beaumont

The City of Beaumont will be performing smoke testing today in a neighborhood near Washington Boulevard and Corporate Drive, according to officials.

The city's contractor, RJN Group, performed the same tests yesterday in the Blossom neighborhood, illustrated on a map released by the city.

The testing is part of the city's plans to improve the sewer system, City of Beaumont spokesperson Chris Jarmon told The Examiner.

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Effective Nov. 29, Harrison Street between I-10 and 15th Street and again between 15th Street and 14th Street, will be closed to through traffic, Beaumont Public Works spokesperson Brandon Belaire said in a statement.

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