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On January 10, 1901 oil was discovered in Spindletop, a nearby town. When Spindletop became the first major oil field, Beaumont's population skyrocketed, growing from 9,000 to 30,000 in a matter of three months. Oil is, and has been, a major export of the city. Beaumont is home to Humble Oil (now Exxon Mobil), Gulf Oil (now Chevron), Magnolia Petroleum Company (now Exxon Mobil), and the Texas Oil Company (now Texaco).
Local Newspapers: Beaumont Enterprise, Examiner Courier
Local Sports Teams: Houston Astros (MLB), Houston Comets (WNBA), Houston Rockets (NBA), Houston Texans (NFL), Houston ThunderBears (AFL), Southeast Texas Mavericks (ABA)
Local Colleges: State UniversityLamar University
Zip Codes associated with beaumont, texas: 77701, 77702, 77703, 77705, 77706, 77707, 77708, 77713
Towns/Cities near beaumont, texas : Vidor, Lumberton, Orange, Rose Hill Acres, China, Nome, Sour Lake, Winnie, Central Gradens
Brian Nutter has lived at a townhome on 16th Street, off of Delaware in Beaumont for seven years, but he says his neighbors are making it hard for him to want to stay there. He's not talking about the neighbors at his town home complex, the ones bothering him live in a wooded area behind the complex.Beaumont boy air-lifted to Gavleston with severe burns
Doctors at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston are treating a 2-year-old Beaumont boy who knocked a pot of boiling water off the stove Wednesday afternoon.Beaumont woman undergoes procedure to alleviate heartburn
Southeast Texans looking to cool the burn from acid reflux have an option that should get them off medication without going under the knife. Kate Carroll says she's suffered with heartburn for years and was becoming frustrated when changing her diet, trying medications and other experiments did nothing to relieve her heartburn.Neighbors demand city to fix long standing water and sewage projects
Beaumont city leaders said they plan on having incomplete water and sewage projects completed by the end of this week -- specifically near the intersection of Highland Avenue and Florida Avenue and in the 2800 block of Prairie Avenue. Several city workers reached out to 12News HD on Tuesday saying the work was delayed because their overtime hours were cut.Warm weather for another day
Thursday, like Wednesday will feature clouds to start but a mix of clouds and sun during the afternoon. Expect highs in the middle and upper 70's to near 80. An arctic cold front will move into the area starting shortly after midnight in our northern counties and then proceeding to the coast.Tip from Beaumont police investigators leads to arrest of Harris County man on child porn charges
Investigators with the Beaumont Police Department uncovered evidence used to arrest a man in Harris County on charges of possession and distribution of child pornography. Investigators with the Harris County Precinct Four Constable's office High Tech Crimes Unit and the Houston Metro Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force executed a search warrant in the Atascocita area of Harris County.American Lift Aids Joins Wheelchair Conversion Van Giveaway Challenge
American Lift Aids , a Tyler, Texas-based full service mobility-automotive facility that is also a high tech provider of mobility driving systems, has joined the "Dare to Compare" Mobility Van challenge. The challenge awards a van conversion to a wheelchair user as part of a program in that helps wheelchair users compare their current transportation to a new conversion from Vantage Mobility Inc .Downtown barber shop teaches the trade
Student barber Ronald Brown, Jr., offers Tony Harding, III, a sucker if he continues to hold still while getting a cut from Jerrolyn Williams, owner at Barbers, Inc., a barber school and shop on Orleans St. in downtown Beaumont.Winners, losers emerge in oil price tumble
Preston Walker pumps gas Monday at the Fisco on Folsom and Texas 69. Gas prices are nearing the three dollar mark.Cool north, mild south
Monday will be similar to the weather deal we got on Sunday. The cooler air will be over the Lakes, but with more of a southerly wind during the afternoon, temperatures will rise well into the 60's here in the Golden Triangle.EDITORIAL: Last BISD finalists should not be least
Even though the outfit looking for a new Beaumont school superintendent has never before revealed true finalists in a search and even though we haven't heard anything from the board except defense of such secrecy, we're going to take board president Jimmy Simmons at his word that the managers have not decided whether they will be open and ... (more)Debut Album Sets Precedent For Purple
Described as a "party punk" band, Purple has a reputation to uphold with its first official album release.Petition launched to combat bullying at Beaumont schools on Marshall...
The petitioned was launched Saturday on the webpage. The goal is to gain one thousand signatures.BISD application period ends; now comes screening
With the application process for a new superintendent completed, the Beaumont school district's board of managers will decide within the next two months whether to reveal the names of its last round of candidates or just its final choice, as recommended by its search firm.Photos: Area plant workers hone rescue skills
A volunteer "victim" is swung out in a basket stretcher after being secured during a training operation Thursday afternoon.Splash of Karma changes its vibes with a new space
With bold colors, eclectic design touches and an earthy, homey feel, Splash of Karma's interior is as fun as its seemingly endless selection of bright boho attire.Warming up and turning colder
Another chilly night is forecast across Southeast Texas with lows near-freezing in the Lakes Area to the middle 30s in the Triangle. Remember the 3 foot rule when using space heaters.
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