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Beaumont elects first Black female mayor in runoff

On the same day the United States celebrated its first federally-sanctioned Juneteenth, the City of Beaumont elected its first Black female mayor. Three-term former Ward IV Councilwoman Robin Mouton will be Beaumont’s next mayor and the only woman on the Beaumont City Council. She was elected with nearly 52% of the votes.
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Photos: Beaumont celebrates Juneteenth

Beaumont held its annual Juneteenth celebration Saturday in Tyrrell Park, with music, food, lots of free sno-cones and more as the region celebrates the final freedom of slaves in Texas, who found out two years after the official emancipation proclamation was issued that they had been freed. The commemorative holiday was recently made an official federal holiday.
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Outgoing Beaumont mayor reflects on challenges, accomplishments

Let’s say you are 27 years old right now and have lived in Beaumont your entire life, attended schools here, graduated, found work, maybe got married and had a couple of kids. Now you’re a productive, taxpaying member of society. Becky Ames has been on the Beaumont City Council that...
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PA man indicted for DWI with 2 young children in vehicle

A 33-year-old Port Arthur man suspected of driving while intoxicated with two young children in the vehicle last summer was indicted this week by a Jefferson County grand jury. According to the probable cause affidavit, Dewayne Paul Eldridge was reportedly driving a 2018 Nissan Titan at 86 mph in a...
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Juneteenth short-notice business closures cause confusion

BEAUMONT, Texas — For the first time in 40 years, a new federal holiday has been created. President Joe Biden signed the bipartisan bill into law yesterday, making Juneteenth a federal holiday. Some businesses closed their doors to celebrate however, the short-notice of some of the closures caused confusion. The...
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Regional unemployment continues recovery into May

The unemployment rate in the Beaumont-Port Arthur area is continuing on a downward trend as businesses and workers inch toward a post-pandemic economy. Unemployment clocked in at 9.6% in May — a modest improvement from April’s 10%. This also makes May the third consecutive positive month after a brief backslide early this spring.
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Fight between 65-, 66-year olds ends in arrest

A 65-year-old Nederland man was recently indicted for injury to an elderly individual for an alleged assault of a 66-year-old woman. Nederland Police responded to a local hospital Dec. 30 for an assault where the victim said Gary Manse Mitchell had pushed her in the chest, causing her to fall down and land on her back following an argument at his home.
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Hanging death linked to suicide, police say

Port Arthur Police believe the death of a Hispanic man found hanging is due to suicide. Det. Sadie Guedry said there is no indication the death is a hate crime. Guedry said police were familiar with the deceased and that the man had been suffering from depression. Police responded to...
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Former Beaumont mayors reflect on Ames' tenure

Four former Beaumont mayors whose service stretches back 40 years appraised the seven terms of Mayor Becky Ames, whose final day in office is June 29. Ames is Beaumont’s longest-serving mayor with 14 years at the center seat of the Beaumont City Council and the helm of the city’s disaster responses.
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Beaumont COVID-19 update: Open vaccine sites

Here are several locations where you can find the vaccine in Beaumont: 1. 3890 Phelan Blvd (409) 832-8001; 2. 6850 Eastex Fwy (409) 892-8511; 3. 3595 College St (409) 835-1788; 4. 3025 Dowlen Rd 409-860-4212; 5. 3590 College St 409-813-8452; 6. 3610 N Major Dr 409-860-0040; 7. 3965 Dowlen Rd