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The City of Beaumont will host a Job Fair on Saturday, July 18, from 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the Theodore Johns Library, 4255 Fannett Road. Onsite interviews will be conducted and skills testing administered for all skilled labor positions.

There are a wide range of full and part-time employment opportunities with the city of Beaumont. Representatives from various departments will be present to speak with you about positions in their departments and answer questions you may have about job openings.

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Caleb Long and a team of volunteers build a patio cover.

Residents at a Beaumont nursing home are enjoying the outdoors under a brand new gazebo, thanks to the hard work of a local Eagle Scout and his friends.

For his Eagle Scout Service Leadership Project, 17-year-old Caleb Long and a team of volunteers recently completed construction on the new addition at College Street Health Care, a non-profit retirement facility in Beaumont.

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Bridge City native Jason Richards and his business partner Mike Leblanc can now proclaim that they own the top 2-year-old quarter horse in the entire state of Louisiana.

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Mosquito Control has confirmed a positive test for West Nile.

A batch of mosquitoes collected July 7 at Ogden Avenue and Harriot Street in Beaumont tested positive for the West Nile virus, said Kevin Sexton, director of the Jefferson County Mosquito Control District.

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 Steven Olsen, a retired FDNY fire­fighter who was one of the first to respond during the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks after American Airlines Flight 11 crashed into the North Tower of the World Trade Center in Manhattan, vis­ited the Texas Fire Museum in Beau­mont on Wednesday, July 15.

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The 10th rendition of the Kinsel Lincoln Jazz+Blues Festival returns to the historic Jefferson Theatre on Saturday, July 18, with two stages of music, both inside and outdoors, with gates opening at 3 p.m. Tickets for this all-ages show are $10 and can be purchased at the Beaumont Civic Center box office, online at ticketmaster.com or at the event.

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The Best Damn Food Truck Festival will takeover the parking lot of NRG Park in Houston on Saturday, July 18 from 4-9 p.m. More than 30 food trucks from around the United States will be on site featuring everything from smothered French fries to Asian infused tacos will be available for you to sample. Whether you’re new or old to the food truck community this event is for you to try new foods and meet new people. 

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Bridge instructor Nancy Smalley observes players Jack Evans, John Smalley, Anna

Bridge, a popular card game, is more than an entertaining pastime, according to a Beaumont Bridge Studio press release. Besides the social aspects, it offers mental challenges, keeping its players truly engaged to compete in this game.

“Duplicate bridge is a wonderful way to keep the rust off your mental gears,” said Jerry Heckman of Beaumont.

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Columbian mammoth remains at the Waco Mammoth Site. Mammoth Q is a bull mammoth,

President Barack Obama issued a proclamation last week designating the Waco Mammoth Site in Texas as America’s newest addition to the National Park System. Discovered in 1978, the location is the largest known concentration of Columbian mammoths, dying from the same event, in North America. Since its discovery, the site has been developed and protected through local fundraising efforts and in collaboration with the National Park Service, the city of Waco, Baylor University, and the Waco Mammoth Foundation.

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After a series of major water breaks in southwest Port Arthur, city officials are meeting with engineers to orchestrate repairs.

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