The News

The Beaumont Health Department's new building at 3040 College St.

Nearly seven years after Hurricane Ike devastated Southeast Texas and caused significant damage to many of the community’s homes and businesses, including city government facilities, funding from the disaster is still trickling into the area to assist with recovery. Case in point: Beaumont Health Department’s new facility soon to open at 3040 College St.

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Lt. Col Darrin Bowser handed over command of the Army’s 842nd Transportation Battalion to Lt. Col. Brad Bane on Tuesday June 9, at the battalion’s headquarters inside the Port of Beaumont.

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Phelps Road patch work

The city is seeing progress on a project to resurface Phelps Road near Tyrrell Park, a Beaumont street that residents complained was in need of major repairs and that City of Beaumont Public Works Director Joseph

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Bo Kelley

Bo Kelley, 53, has been sentenced to federal prison for wire fraud violations in the Eastern District of Texas, announced U.S. attorney John M. Bales.

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Total logo

Total Petrochemicals & Refining USA Inc. on Thursday reported operational problems at a sulfur recovery unit within its refinery in Port Arthur, Texas that led to excess gas emissions. The company, a unit of Total SA (TOT, FP.FR), said the unexpected disruption occurred Tuesday night. It didn't indicate whether fuel output at the 174,000 barrel-a-day refinery was impacted, but said the refinery is now operating normally. "Petrochemicals & Refining USA, Inc., addressed the issue by implementing procedures to minimize emissions and restarting the unit.

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