City of Beaumont

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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Effective Feb. 13, at 7 a.m., Plum Avenue between Cable Avenue and Magnolia Avenue will be closed to traffic, City of Beaumont administrative assistant Rosanna Mojica said in a release.

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The Theodore Johns Branch Library will be hosting an event called "Crisis in Black Education: Learning through Spirituals, Music, and Poetry" for Black History Month, City of Beaumont administrative assistant Rosanna Mojica announced Feb. 10.

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Senior Mardi Gras 2017 will be held Thursday, Feb. 23 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Beaumont Civic Center, 701 Main Street, City of Beaumont spokesperson Angela Wright said in a release.

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Effective Sunday, Feb. 19, the Beaumont Animal Care Facility's (animal shelter) operating hours will change, Beaumont city manager's executive assistant Chris Jarmon announced Feb. 6.

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Effective Friday, Feb. 3, at 7:00 am, Phelan Blvd will be closed from Keith Road to within 2600 feet of County Line Road, City of Beaumont administrative assistant Rosanna Mojica said in a release.

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The City of Beaumont says residents' water is safe to drink in spite of an "alleged noncompliance" issue reported to the municipality by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) on Jan. 20, Public Works Director Dr. Joseph Majdalani reports. 

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Muddy Magnolias

This year’s lineup for Jazz + Blues Festival may just be the most talented in the 11-year history of the event. Presented by the City of Beaumont and Kinsel Lincoln, the Jazz + Blues Festival will take place on Saturday, Jan. 28, at the historic Jefferson Theatre in downtown Beaumont. The festival is headlined by Muddy Magnolias, a powerful and soulful duo featuring Jessy Wilson and Kallie North. North is a Beaumont native and will be performing in Beaumont for the first time.

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Gober Road will be closed at Concord Road effective Monday, Jan. 16 at 8 a.m., according to a statement from City of Beaumont administrative assistant Rosanna Mojica.

This closure will facilitate the placement of asphalt. Gober Road will remain closed until Friday, Jan. 20. Motorists should detour via Beaumont Drive to Picadilly, Garner Road, Haywood to Comstock or Helbig to Garner.

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