The News

Community Development Director Chris Boone (right) said that like any city its s
The city proclaimed March as Red Cross Month.

At its regular meeting March 24, the Beaumont City Council approved a measure ultimately meant to combat homelessness in the city.

The council voted unanimously to authorize City Manager Kyle Hayes to apply to the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs (TDHCA) for Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

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March 19, justices with the Texas Ninth Court of Appeals overturned a $32 million verdict that found Domino’s Pizza 60 percent at fault in a fatal 2012 accident involving a delivery driver.

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Beaumont Independent School District's Board of Managers received the finalized 2013-14 annual audit report on Thursday, March 26. This is the first audit to come to light since the managers were appointed to oversee BISD last summer by Texas Commissioner of Education Michael Williams. Williams installed the managers to take the place of an elected Board of Trustees found to have negligently allowed BISD to be pilfered of its resources by administrators under their watch.

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A second Sureños 13 criminal street gang member is behind bars as of March 24 after violating his probation and five restrictions mandated by a civil injunction in effect and being fully enforced in Jefferson County, reports the Jefferson County District Attorney’s Office and the Port Arthur Police Department.

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In a small town acting class, the drama and humor of everyday life take center stage in Beaumont Community Players’ production of Circle Mirror Transformation by Annie Baker, running for three weekends beginning Apr. 10.

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