City of Beaumont

Lucy Dennis

Beginning Saturday, April 1, the Elmo Willard Branch Library will be hosting a bi-monthly discussion group focusing on black history, City of Beaumont spokesperson Rosanna Mojica announced.

The discussion leader, author Lucy Dennis, believes that black history should be celebrated more than one month a year and is enthusiastic about talking to participants about Black History throughout the year. All are welcome. The topic has not been decided yet, but it should be a lively discussion, the release said.

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Effective March 22 at 8:00 a.m., McFaddin Avenue from 3rd Street to 7th Street will be closed until 5:00 pm today, City of Beaumont spokesperson Rosanna Mojica announced.

This closure is to allow for street rehabilitation, according to the release.

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Lt. Joe Torrillo

The public is invited to attend Duty Calls: Honoring Our First Responders at the Julie Rogers Theatre on Tuesday, March 21, at 6 p.m. This event will recognize first responders from Beaumont Police and Fires Departments, and Beaumont EMS. 

The committee, which includes Anna J. Brian, Carol Gary, Elaine Henderson, Barbara Marshall, Barbara Otto, and Robin Troy have joined forces with Mayor Becky Ames and the City of Beaumont to help show support to first responders and provide each one of them a copy of the devotional book, Strength for Service to God and Community. 

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Beginning Monday, March 13, at 7:00 a.m., Edson Drive from North Circuit Drive to Gladys Avenue will be closed for rehab. The work is expected to last until Friday, March 17 at 5 p.m., City of Beaumont administrative assistant Rosanna Mojica said in a release.

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Beaumont Police Department's Bringing Back the Memories Car Show has been cancelled due to weather, City of Beaumont spokesperson Angela Wright said in a release March 10.

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The Elmo Willard Branch Library is proud to feature Shaun Best, a local Beaumont resident, who experienced a traumatic brain injury when he was a child, City of Beaumont administrative assistant Rosanna Mojica said in a release. Best has made it his mission to inform others about his injury and discuss his experiences, and the importance of avoiding any kind of brain injury.

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Effective Feb. 27, Tolivar Road from Indian Trial to Kristen Lane will be closed to traffic until further notice, City of Beaumont administrative assistant Rosanna Mojica said in a release.

This closure is to allow for sewer repairs.

Motorists are asked to be aware of all signs, advance warnings including other signage, and travel with caution.

- City of Beaumont

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Pickleball, a trendy sport is making its way to Beaumont, City of Beaumont spokesperson Angela Wright said in a release Feb. 15. Pickleball is like miniature tennis or life-size ping-pong, played singles, or teams of two. This game is for everyone, young or old!

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Although Beaumont City Clerk Tina Broussard was required to remove mayoral candidate Hani Tohme from the municipality’s elections ballot due to concerns over voter registration, incumbent Mayor Becky Ames drew competition for the elected post from Jude Paredez and Christopher Jones.

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