City of Beaumont

Classic Movie Nights have returned to the Jefferson Theatre after months of renovations. 

The city of Beaumont welcomed back the popular event with a showing of “Rocky Horror Picture Show” Saturday, Oct. 26. 

Movies begin at 7:30 p.m. with doors opening at 6 p.m. Various concessions are available and tickets are $5. 

“Frida” will be played Nov. 2 followed by “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” on Nov. 9

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Effective, Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2018, the City of Beaumont is repairing road for the resurfacing of West Florida Avenue from Hagner Road to Avenue A. There will be limited access to West Florida Avenue on Oct. 3, however full closure will begin Thursday, Oct. 4 through Saturday, Oct. 13. Avenue A will remain open to all traffic. 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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The adoption fee for all dogs, cats, kittens, and puppies at the Beaumont Animal Care was permanently lowered by vote of City Council, Tuesday, Sept. 11.The fee is $70 and still includes the pet being spayed or neutered, vaccinated and microchipped. 

A press release from the City of Beaumont said that adoptable pets at Beaumont Animal Care could be viewed on their Facebook page at www.facebook.com/beaumontanimalcare/. 

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As Sept. 11 rolls around each year since 2001, Americans across the nation pause to remember the nearly 3,000 people killed on that date in terrorist attacks, the more than 6,000 injured, the families left behind and the first responders who risked life and limb to save as many people as possible, even as some among their ranks fell in the line of duty.

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Art box efforts across Beaumont are increasing artists’ reach and opportunities by exposing their artwork to a large audience, with passers-by honking, remarking and even hiring the artists laboring to beautify the city. 

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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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