Kyle Hayes

Brandy Shantha Springer

An engineering firm hired to audit Beaumont’s water department in 2014 is asking the Ninth Court of Appeals to dismiss a defamation case against them as the first named plaintiff in the suit sits behind bars for theft and for staging her granddaughter’s fake kidnapping.

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Scott Walker addresses the Beaumont City Council.

The Beaumont City Council unanimously approved changes to plans for the ongoing Concord Road Project, but one local business owner expressed concern about the exclusion of sidewalks and a curb and gutter in the new design.

The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) is managing the road-widening project, which has been fraught with difficulties since it started.

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sidewalk problems

Where the sidewalks end, the danger for Beaumont students begins, Ward 4 Councilwoman Robin Mouton warns.

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Beaumont City Manager Kyle Hayes has announced he will soon retire from the city where he has served for 14 years.

Hayes announced his pending retirement after a City Council meeting Tuesday, April 26. An item pertaining to Hayes appeared on the City Council agenda for discussion during executive session. 

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Uber Beaumont

Uber’s ride sharing program will kick off in Beaumont Thursday, Feb. 4, and the company is celebrating the market launch with free rides through the weekend.

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alarm sign

It’s late at night. You’re tucked safely and snugly in your bed, as are your children, when you hear a window break. Panic takes hold as you detect the unmistakable sounds of an intruder in your home. In the rush to protect your family, you forget to grab your phone, so calling 911 is out of the question.

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The city of Beaumont has encountered a few snags in their ongoing road projects, at least one of which could result in a lawsuit against the engineering firm, who did not include sidewalks that were compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

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To combat the ever-pressing problem of deteriorating city streets and public facilities, Beaumont City Council members approved a sizable cash infusion Tuesday, June 25 — some $43 million in borrowed money.

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