Beaumont

The West Lucas residence of Joseph D. Butler has drwn the ire of neighbors.

In an unprecedented move, the City of Beaumont has filed suit against a local man accused of endangering public health and repeatedly violating city ordinances, allegedly failing to rid his property of litter and providing shelter and a breeding ground for rodents and mosquitoes.

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Road Closed Ahead

According to the City of Beaumont, effective Jan. 19, Southerland Street from Fourth Street to Fannett Road will be closed to through traffic until February 14. Only half of the street block will be closed through the duration of the street closure.

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LifeShare Blood Center Manager Carol Sims reports the Beaumont facility is running critically low on blood and blood components, and the center desperately needs donations from local community members to ensure area hospitals dependent upon those life-saving supplies will have access to them when they are required.

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News release from the U.S. Attorney's Office:

An 18-year-old Beaumont, Texas man has been arrested for federal violations in the Eastern District of Texas, U.S. Attorney John M. Bales announced Jan. 14.

Trey Joseph Frederick was arrested today pursuant to a criminal complaint issued by the U.S. District Court charging him with violating the Migratory Bird Treaty Act.  Frederick appeared in federal court this afternoon on the charges.

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Beaumont Mayor Becky Ames

Those looking for a chauffer to taxi them about the streets of Beaumont will soon have an option in utilizing what the city has termed “Transportation Network Companies” (

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Ronald Barrett
Christopher Holman
Felicia Brown

The swift action of Beaumont Police officers led to three arrests and the recovery of a stolen vehicle on Jan. 7, reports the Beaumont Police Department.

According to a news release from BPD, shortly after their shift began, officers in Beaumont’s north end were patrolling in the 5000 block of Helbig Road. As they were patrolling, officers identified a vehicle that had been reported stolen. Patrol officers found the vehicle to be occupied by three individuals, one of whom was a suspect in several violent crimes.

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On Tuesday, January 5, 2016, around 7:30 p.m., the Beaumont Police Department’s Special Assignments Unit (SAU) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) apprehended the suspect from the Chase bank robbery that occurred on January 4, 2016. 

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Police in Beaumont and CrimeStoppers are asking for the public's assistance finding the suspect in a Monday morning bank robbery, the Beaumont Police Department reports.

According to BPD, dispatch alerted officers of a robbery in progress at Chase Bank, 350 S. Dowlen Rd. on Monday, January 4, at 10:22 a.m.

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Effective Monday, January 4, 2016, Willow Bend Drive from Prestwick Circle to Pebble Beach Drive will be closed to through traffic from 7 a.m. – 6 p.m. until Thursday, January 7, 2016. This closure will allow the city to repair the pavement in this area.

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Patricia Adams Lambert and her husband enter the federal courthouse in Beaumont.

From “absolutely not guilty” to a complete about-face less than a year later, former Beaumont Independent School District assistant superintendent Patricia Adams Collins Lambert finally fessed up to lying, cheating and stealing as outlined in this newspaper for years when she stood before a federal judg

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