The News

Airman Matthew Jackson is an aviation boatswain’s mate on the Reagan.

A 2012 Central Medical Magnet High School graduate and Beaumont native is serving on one of the world’s largest warships, the U.S. Navy aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan.

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Eight AEDs were donated by Courtney’s Crusade to the Beaumont Police Department.

Courtney’s Crusade, a non-profit organization, donated eight automated external defibrillators (AEDs) to the Beaumont Police Department on Wednesday, April 1, in the Beaumont Police Department lobby.

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Butterfly Release

If the unforgettable experience of watching hundreds of beautiful butterflies take flight simultaneously isn’t enough to convince you to attend Harbor Foundation’s sixth annual butterfly release, perhaps free food, music, and fun and educational activities will grab your attention.

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This year’s Neches River Festival King is Mitch Smith.

Saturday, April 18, at 10 a.m., the Neches River Festival Parade will start at South MLK Parkway and Bonham Street. The parade will continue north down MLK, turn east on Calder Avenue toward downtown Beaumont and then turn south on Park Street.

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Police arrested a 13-year-old boy on the evening of April 13 after the shotgun-wielding juvenile reportedly stole a taxi cab and used it to evade pursuing officers.

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