City of Beaumont

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.

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.

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.


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.

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.


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.

Work crews | Photo: Cleanserve, LLC

The City of Beaumont has hired Cleanserve, LLC to assist with the Citywide Sanitary Sewer Evaluation, water utilities designer Derek Richard said in a release.


The Texas Department of State Health Services presented the 2017 Private/Public Provider Award to the City of Beaumont Public Health – EMS (BEMS) Nov. 21 during the annual Texas EMS Conference held in Fort Worth, EMS manager Max Nguyen said in a release Nov. 27.

Lane closure changes in Washington Improvement Project | Photo: City of Beaumont

Traffic flow around the Washington Boulevard Improvement project will be changing this week.

Fire Chief Anne Huff, Mayor Becky Ames and City Manager Kyle Hayes present Beaum
Jimmy Singletary, Becky Ames, Kyle Hayes and Carol Riley


The Beaumont City Council recognized 21 employees for long-term loyalty to the city Nov. 7, presenting each with an award signifying their years of service to Beaumont and its citizens.

Two employees received awards for 40 years of service. Yolanda Duriso from Water Quality Control and Beaumont Fire-Rescue Capt. Brad Penisson were both recognized for four decades of employment with the city.

Beaumont Police Detectives JoAnn Jacobs and Lisa Jardine were awarded for 30 years of service, as was Joyce Tanner of Code Enforcement.