The News

The City of Beaumont will resume its Lunch at the Lake series on Monday, March 3, at the Downtown Event Centre from 11 am until 2 pm.

The city provides seating, scenery, and music for all to enjoy. Lunch is available for purchase from mobile food units offering a variety of food and beverage choices. Attendees can also bring their lunch from any eatery. Lunch at the Lake is a family friendly activity, and children can enjoy the new Rotary Centennial Playground near the lake.

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An auto-pedestrian accident in the 8400 block of U.S. 69 in Port Arthur on Feb. 25 at about 10:25 p.m. resulted in the death of 50-year-old Port Arthur resident Lester "LC" Cowart.

According to a news release from PAPD, officers responded to the accident and determined that a person attempting to cross the freeway on foot was struck by a vehicle in the northbound lanes of traffic.

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After a vehicle pursuit and a foot chase, police arrested a man suspected of breaking into cars in the 2200 block of Broadway Street in Beaumont on Feb. 25 at about 3:25 a.m.

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Mardi Gras season is upon us, and there’s no bigger party than the annual Mardi Gras Southeast Texas in downtown Port Arthur beginning Thurs­day, Feb. 27, through Sunday, March 2. If you’ve never wit­nessed Mardi Gras Southeast Texas, these fine folks know how to throw a party since they’ve been doing it for 20-plus years now — 22 to be exact.

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Hundreds of gallons of gumbo were boiled up Satur­day, Feb.

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