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The city of Beaumont is increasing the frequency of heavy trash pickup for its residents starting next month, the city announced Dec. 18.

According to a news release from the city, on Jan. 5, 2015, the City of Beaumont will begin weekly heavy trash pickup for residents. The Solid Waste Division is purportedly making this change to help maintain clean and safe city streets.

Residents can expect their heavy trash to be picked up on the same day of the week that their household garbage is picked up, asserted the city in the release.

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The city of Beaumont is increasing the frequency of heavy trash pickup for its residents starting next month, the city announced Dec. 18.

According to a news release from the city, on Jan. 5, 2015, the City of Beaumont will begin weekly heavy trash pickup for residents. The Solid Waste Division is purportedly making this change to help maintain clean and safe city streets.

Residents can expect their heavy trash to be picked up on the same day of the week that their household garbage is picked up, asserted the city in the release.

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During a work session in a regular Beaumont City Council meeting Wednesday, Nov 12, city officials and council members reviewed and discussed the proposed Best Years Senior Center Project. During a presentation on the new facility and its location beside the Event Centre in downtown Beaumont, J. Rob Clark, principal architect at Architectural Alliance Inc., along with his team showed the council and attending citizens the projected new center and its surrounding amenities.

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Beaumont seems to be looking for a quick fix for what could be a serious problem. City of Beaumont Public Works Director Dr.

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Shortly after 5 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 30, Beaumont Fire Rescue was alerted to a water leak at Parkdale Mall, 6155 Eastex Frwy. When units arrived, they determined an underground line to one of the building’s sprinkler systems had failed. That one line was shut down stopping the water leak. Parkdale Management reports 10 to 12 stores were affected by the water leaking into the building. At this time the main entrance in closed including the main center court area.

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photo by Brandi Haskett

City of Beaumont is repairing a large waterline near Major Drive. City officials advise the water is safe to use, however if you wash clothes at this time, you could cause staining. City Crews are almost near completion and are currently flushing the lines. Please open the faucets for a few minutes to clear your side of the pipes. If you have any questions, please call city utilities at 409-785-3013.

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photo by Lauren Dodd

The city of Beaumont Streets and Drainage and Building Codes departments, Beaumont Fire and Rescue, and Beaumont Police Department responded to a building collapse Monday, Sept. 15 in the 2100 block of Irving Street.

The building, which last housed the old Club Signature — a nightclub that has been closed for several years and fell into disrepair — collapsed around 12:30 p.m, said Capt. Earl White from Beaumont Fire and Rescue. It was tagged as substandard by city officials in 2013, he said.

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Press release from the City of Beaumont:

Beaumont has been awarded Bronze Scenic City certification by Scenic Texas. Beaumont is one of 15 cities in the state to earn first-time or upgraded certification for the 2014-2019 period.

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The city of Beaumont approved a resolution adopting the Beaumont Riverfront Reinvestment Zone Project Plan, which will encourage development along the Neches riverfront at a Tuesday, Sept. 9, meeting of the Beaumont City Council.

The riverfront development, which has been a goal of the city for many years, was made possible with the removal of around 9,300 feet of railroad track between Riverfront Park and the Beaumont Civic Center by the Port of Beaumont.

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Beaumont Public Library

The City of Beaumont and the Miller Community Fund will honor Ben Woodhead for his years of service to the Miller Library on Thursday, Aug. 21.

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