City of Beaumont

The bus came in from the left in this photo, destroying the brick column on the

UPDATE: The officer that investigated the bus crash at Washington and Ave C on March 26, at 10:26 a.m., has completed the investigation and an 80-year-old Beaumont woman that was driving the red Chrysler 300 has been cited for disregarding a red light, a BPD press release states.



Upon entering the Hotel Beaumont, the musty air and skilled architecture of the lobby give one the sense of an almost 100-year history not yet fully realized.

7th Street oak trees


With the City of Beaumont gearing up for its multi-million-dollar Seventh Street project, some homeowners in the area aren’t happy the city has cut down some of the oldest trees in Old Town. 

“This one is 100 years or more,” said one Old Town resident who asked to be identified only as “Judy.” 



Beaumont City Council won’t be stopping solicitors in your neighborhood anytime soon. 

Water main break at 11th Street

After at least three days of on-and-off rain, a major water line in Beaumont gave way, temporarily muddying resident’s drinking water in Old Town and surrounding areas. 

At about 9 a.m. Wednesday, July 17, city crews were called to an 8-inch water main break on 11th Street near Gladys. 

L.L. Melton


The L.L. Melton Family Life Center, formerly the L.L. Melton YMCA, is one step closer to a complete retrofit that would keep the center open after City Council members approved a lease agreement with benefactor Dr. Donna Farrell on Tuesday, July 9. 

Mayor Becky Ames with Susan and Jimmy Simmons

Jimmy Simmons Boulevard officially became part of the Lamar University landscape Friday, March 1, 2013, with the unveiling of street signs and a tribute to Simmons and his wife, Susan, in the historic McDonald Gym.

The Pep Band and national-champion Cheerleading Team added Cardinal Spirit to the occasion, while two rows of Simmons children and grandchildren – including three new grandchildren in strollers – brought proud introductions from the stage.