Ford Park

Jefferson County Commissioners approved $35,914 in emergency Hotel Occupancy Tax (HOT) grant funding to replace bulbs and ballasts at the Ford Park baseball fields at a meeting of the court Monday, Aug. 18.

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It’s a bird! It’s a plane! No, it’s Ivan Vargas of Ringling Brothers Barnum & Bailey Circus, a real-life superhero. He’ll soon soar into Beaumont and wants Southeast Texans to come out to the show to learn how they too can become superheroes and to watch the fearless feats of circus performers who astound and amaze Children of All Ages in the newest Greatest Show on Earth, Super Circus Heroes.

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Officials within Jefferson County and the city of Beaumont are moving quickly to approve a ground lease and begin construction of a water park and hotel at Ford Park.

But not everyone is on board with the possible deal.

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photo courtesy of YMBL

This year’s South Texas State Fair, scheduled for Thurs­day, March 27 – Sunday, April 6, at Ford Park will give South­east Texans an opportunity to get out of the house after an unusually long, cold winter and enjoy some of the best food, games, rides and entertainment offered in the state.

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Aliaksandr Barson

The Examiner had the opportunity to get a behind the scenes look at Cirque du Soleil’s Varekai during a tour for the media Wednesday, March 5, at Ford Arena in Beaumont.

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