Beaumont

The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality issued an Ozone Action Day for the Beaumont-Port Arthur area for Thursday, Aug. 13, TCEQ reports.

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The National Weather Service in Lake Charles has issued an excessive heat warning for Southeast Texas, including Jefferson and Orange Counties. Temperatures could reach the triple digits this afternoon, Aug. 10, NWS reports, and the heat index could rise to 115 degrees.

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A Beaumont firefighter had to seek medical treatment resulting from battling a fire at a Beaumont residence on Aug. 6, Beaumont Fire-Rescue reports.

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Chris Boone, Joseph Majdalani, and Steven Jones explore city sites with issues.

Measures are underway in Beaumont to improve accessibility for persons with disabilities, reports the city, and a few city staffers were out and about July 29 discussing problem areas with some local citizens who use power wheelchairs.

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Gayle Botley

In a lawsuit filed in Jefferson County’s 58th District Court on Wednesday, July 15, the Beaumont Independent School District is seeking monetary damages in excess of $1 million from independent auditor Gayle Botley for failing to comply with contractual obligations and professional negligence.

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John Cena

WWE returns to Beaumont on Saturday, Sept. 19, at 7:30 p.m. and the greatest show in sports entertainment is bringing its big guns to Ford Arena. Scheduled on the card is WWE world heavyweight champion Seth Rollins vs. Dean Ambrose as well as United States champion John Cena vs. Kevin Owens. The WWE tag team champions are also scheduled to appear — the Prime Time Players take on New Day — plus many more WWE superstars and Divas. Tickets for the event go on sale Saturday, July 25, at 10 a.m.

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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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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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Six people are dead as the result of a two-vehicle crash on US-69 near Colmesneil on June 24, reports DPS Trooper Stephanie Davis.

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