City of Beaumont

Beaumont seems to be looking for a quick fix for what could be a serious problem. City of Beaumont Public Works Director Dr.

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Shortly after 5 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 30, Beaumont Fire Rescue was alerted to a water leak at Parkdale Mall, 6155 Eastex Frwy. When units arrived, they determined an underground line to one of the building’s sprinkler systems had failed. That one line was shut down stopping the water leak. Parkdale Management reports 10 to 12 stores were affected by the water leaking into the building. At this time the main entrance in closed including the main center court area.

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photo by Brandi Haskett

City of Beaumont is repairing a large waterline near Major Drive. City officials advise the water is safe to use, however if you wash clothes at this time, you could cause staining. City Crews are almost near completion and are currently flushing the lines. Please open the faucets for a few minutes to clear your side of the pipes. If you have any questions, please call city utilities at 409-785-3013.

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photo by Lauren Dodd

The city of Beaumont Streets and Drainage and Building Codes departments, Beaumont Fire and Rescue, and Beaumont Police Department responded to a building collapse Monday, Sept. 15 in the 2100 block of Irving Street.

The building, which last housed the old Club Signature — a nightclub that has been closed for several years and fell into disrepair — collapsed around 12:30 p.m, said Capt. Earl White from Beaumont Fire and Rescue. It was tagged as substandard by city officials in 2013, he said.

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Press release from the City of Beaumont:

Beaumont has been awarded Bronze Scenic City certification by Scenic Texas. Beaumont is one of 15 cities in the state to earn first-time or upgraded certification for the 2014-2019 period.

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The city of Beaumont approved a resolution adopting the Beaumont Riverfront Reinvestment Zone Project Plan, which will encourage development along the Neches riverfront at a Tuesday, Sept. 9, meeting of the Beaumont City Council.

The riverfront development, which has been a goal of the city for many years, was made possible with the removal of around 9,300 feet of railroad track between Riverfront Park and the Beaumont Civic Center by the Port of Beaumont.

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Beaumont Public Library

The City of Beaumont and the Miller Community Fund will honor Ben Woodhead for his years of service to the Miller Library on Thursday, Aug. 21.

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City of Beaumont Seal

A public hearing is set for Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014, at 1:30 p.m., for all interested citizens of the City of Beaumont, Texas. The meeting will be held in the City Council Chambers, located in City Hall, 801 Main St., Beaumont, Texas. The purpose of this hearing is discussion of the Fiscal Year 2015 Proposed Budget and Capital Program.

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Examiner file photo

The city of Beaumont voted to approve a resolution at a Tuesday, July 29, council meeting authorizing an earnest money contract for the sale of Hotel Beaumont to Garden Street Holdings, LLC, of California for $1.175 million.

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photo by Kevin King

The city of Beaumont has an exciting string of downtown events planned for the second half of the summer featuring a variety of music in both modern and historic venues alike.

For movie lovers who have not yet visited the Jefferson Theatre at 345 Fannin St., now is the opportunity to catch some classic movies in a beautiful and historic setting as the city presents Movie Night at the Jefferson Theatre.

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