safety

The 2016-2017 school year is around the corner, and Southeast Texas residents will be out getting students prepared. The upcoming Texas tax-free weekend from August 5-7 is popular for shopping and profitable for local businesses, but, it is also a lucrative time for criminals as shoppers are often preoccupied with children, shopping lists, foot and vehicle traffic, warns Officer Carol Riley of the Beaumont Police Department.

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A ricocheting popper burned parts of Nolan Haney’s eye and eyelid when he was 4.

Fireworks sales started blazing across the country starting Memorial Day weekend, running through the Fourth of July. As retailers begin their promotions, the American Academy of Ophthalmology is shining a light on this explosive fact: the number of eye injuries caused by fireworks has more than doubled in recent years.

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Two seconds. That’s how long Rodney Matthews, former construction inspector for the Texas Department of Transportation, had to react after he heard a crash and a vehicle drove through his work zone. Matthews was thrown 30 feet in the air and suffered a concussion and severe injuries, but was lucky to survive. Not everyone gets that second chance.

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From the Texas General Land Office:

If you’re taking your friends and family to a Texas coast, it’s important to know they’re safe and the water is clean. So Commissioner Bush called on the Texas General Land Office (GLO) to update methods of sharing this important information and create a web-based app to help Texans get all the information they need wherever they are.

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The City of Beaumont Emergency Management Division would like to share some tips to help prepare for freezing weather:

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  The City of Beaumont would like to make the public aware of these holiday shopping safety tips:

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As Halloween approaches, the Beaumont Police Department is asking that parents consider the following tips for the safety of their children:

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With a high chance of rain forecast for the area, City of Beaumont Emergency Management would like to remind you to stay informed and prepare for the possibility of flooding in low-lying areas. Share these tips with friends and family!

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This Saturday, October 3, 2015, the City of Beaumont will host a Fire Prevention and Family Safety Festival downtown at the Fire Museum of Texas, at 400 Walnut.

Local residents are encouraged to bring their families to the festival at the “big fire hydrant,” where adults and children alike can receive valuable information on how to protect oneself and one’s family. There will be free food and “lots of free stuff.”

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Much like the late Dennis Hopper and Peter Fonda went looking for America 42 years ago in “Easy Rider,” motorcycle clubs across the state of Texas are looking for a little respect as they promote motorcycle safety awareness.

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