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
Indicted from the FBI's recent investigation into BISD, Devin McCraney, pictured, and former comptroller Sharika Allison, not pictured, plead innocent Thursday morning in Zack Hawthorn's federal courtroom.More
In this week's cover story , we shared details on Silas Feemster's new EP Parlor Trick, released by Beaumont vinyl-centric record label Wrong Side of Texas Records .ExxonMobil searches for cause of Beaumont refinery fire
ExxonMobil officials are trying today to find the cause of a fire that occurred just after midnight Monday at the company's Beaumont refinery.Service Station: Chris at Basic Foods
Sugar-free, dairy-free, gluten-free, all natural, organic, certified humane - forget the health buzzwords for a moment and consider an entire little universe filled with things you just don't find at other grocery stores.Motorcyclist killed in collision with car at a Beaumont intersection
The Beaumont Police Department has not yet released the name of a motorcyclist killed in a collision with a car at the intersection of Magnolia and Delaware. The accident happened around 3:30pm between the driver on a black Yamaha motorcycle and the driver in a maroon Ford Taurus.France's far right breakthrough expected in local elections
French voters are choos... . French far-right National Front Party leader, Marine Le Pen, leaves the polling station after voting in the second round of local elections, Sunday, March 29, 2015, in Henin-Beaumont, northern France.2-county high-speed chase ends in the Neches River
An Orange man, who led officers, deputies and troopers in a high-speed chase Friday night reaching speeds up to 120 mph for 40 miles into Beaumont in connection with an aggravated robbery in Orange, is in custody in Beaumont after he was forced to drive into the Neches River.Orange Police officers responded to 7014 TX 87 in reference to an ... (more)Near perfect weather
Perfect weather is in store for this evening after a beautiful sunny day here in Southeast Texas. It won't be cool tonight if your plans take you to the South Texas State Fair; a light jacket should do.'The Jinx' is eerily similar to the 1998 documentary 'The Thin Blue Line'
From its striking reenactments to its shocking conclusion , HBO's "The Jinx" has become our latest true-crime fix. But with the series over where do you go now to consume a juicy real life whodunit? Coincidentally, the film that started the true-crime film genre just became available on Blu-ray Tuesday for the first time ever.Apartments aimed at 55 and older near completion
A new Beaumont apartment development specifically for people 55 years of age or older could be open for leasing by early May as I-Tex Property Management and its builder Icon, begin to finish the year-old project on Major Drive.BOUQUETS and BRICKBATS
Everyone who helps Buckner Children and Family Services and KLBT 88.1 FM collect new shoes for orphans and needy children worldwide.El Habanero bridges Tex-Mex with Mex-Mex
Heads up, Beaumont: You no longer have to bridge the gap between authentic Mexican food and Tex-Mex because our friends at El Habanero have you covered.Lamar students say school loans are part of growing up
Student loan debt is in the trillions of dollars nationwide and Texas students hold their fair share. Projectstudentdebt.org has compiled data from loan service providers and says Lamar University students who graduated in 2013 left school with an average of over $28,000 worth of student loan debt.BISD board on track to name new leader
The Beaumont school district board of managers interviewed possibly the last of five candidates for superintendent Thursday, staying on track to announce their selection by April 21 and hire a new leader as soon as May 13.Weeks after meeting with then-Superintendent Timothy Chargois and members of the elected board of trustees in the Region 5 ... (more)Big warm up today
It's a cool morning, but temperatures will be warming up nicely today; from the 40's to the 70's this afternoon. Expect wall to wall sun through not only Friday, but also most of the weekend as well.Hot Pick: Band Nite at the Art Studio
Celebrate organic, hand-crafted, artisinal local music at the Art Studio's Band Nite, which this month features Beaumont bands Good Grief, Urges, Boxing Dei Dei, Andrew Strange and Ariel Bush, along with the stunning Sculpture Invitational show still hanging in the main gallery.Texas running out of space for inmates, looking to Jefferson County for vacancies
The state of Texas is in need of more space for inmates. That's why the governor's office has reached out to Jefferson County for help.
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