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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).

Population: 113866
Local Newspapers: Beaumont Enterprise Examiner
Local Sports Teams: Houston Astros (MLB) Houston Comets (WNBA) Houston Rockets (NBA) Houston Texans (NFL) Houston ThunderBears (AFL) Southeast Texas Mavericks (ABA)
Local Colleges: Lamar 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

Beaumont News
Wake Up Beaumont

The podcast host, Julia, who asked that we not print her last name, said she started Wake Up Beaumont after being discouraged by the November 2016 national election.

Man pleads guilty to dealing meth in Beaumont

A 37-year-old Houston man has been sentenced to prison for federal drug trafficking violations in the Eastern District of Texas, Acting U.S. Attorney Brit Featherston announced June 16. Adam Zermeno pleaded guilty on Jan. 6, 2017, to conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine and was sentenced to 200 months in federal prison on ... (more)

Seven Days

Lift-off for China's first X-ray telescope China launched its first astronomy satellite on 15 June, an X-ray telescope that will look for black holes , pulsars, neutron stars, I3-ray bursts and other high-energy phenomena. The 2.5-tonne Hard X-ray Modulation Telescope , known as Insight, lifted off on a Chinese Long March-4B rocket from a site in the Gobi Desert.

When Texas produced (almost) no oil

This photo shows a street of oil derricks at Spindletop, three miles from Beaumont, Texas, on Dec. 23, 1941. The modern petroleum industry was born on January 10, 1901 when the Lucas Gusher, Spindletop No.

Beaumont shooting leaves 1 dead, child seriously injured

The Beaumont Police Department is investigating an early morning shooting that killed one and seriously injured a 7-year-old child.

Persona turns college professor into a musician

Musician Jeremiah Jackson will perform at The Publicity in downtown Beaumont on Wednesday, June 28, 2017.

Houston Man Sentenced to 30 Years in Federal Prison for East Texas Drug Conspiracy

A 45-year-old Houston man has been sentenced to 30 years in federal prison for drug trafficking violations in the Eastern District of Texas, announced Acting U.S. Attorney Brit Featherston on Friday. Juan Duque-Tinoco pleaded guilty on Jan. 31, 2017, to conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine and was sentenced to 360 months in federal prison on June 14, 2017 by U.S. District Judge Marcia Crone.

Community to build a Beaumont home for injured veteran

Community to build a Beaumont home for injured veteranFor four years Staff Sgt. Phillip Blackmon pressed his head against a window looking for bombs to diffuse, while the U.S. Army tank he sat in moved 5 miles an hour through Iraqi dirt.Some of his injuries have affected his vision and required speech therapy.

Bouquets and Brickbats

-- Eric Spaulding of Lamar University, for receiving the Texas Business Hall of Fame Ben J. Rogers scholarship, an exclusive award granted to a small group from among applicants statewide.After graduating in spring 2018 with his MBA, Spaulding plans to attend law school and then work as a Major League Baseball agent at his own sports agency.Prior to his appointment as a BISD lieutenant, Malbrough served as a Texas State Trooper, Port Arthur ISD Police Chief and a Deputy Constable for Jefferson County Office Precinct 8.-- A 43-year-old federal prison chaplain who admitted smuggling tobacco to Beaumont prison inmates in exchange for money.Investigators started building a case against Patrick in July 2015, when authorities seized two gallon bags of tobacco and rolling papers from inmates at the prison.

SETX man gets 5 years for tossing gun in gas station trash

A convicted felon caught tossing a shotgun in a convenience store trash can has been sentenced to five years in prison for firearms violations.

Celebrating Juneteenth

Celebration and education are the goals when locals parade downtown Hinesville June 17 for a holiday that organizers say is just as important as Fourth of July. The Liberty County Minority Chamber is hosting the parade for Juneteenth, a holiday typically celebrated on June 19. It was June 19, 1865 when soldiers first informed African American slaves in Texas that the Civil War was over and slaves were free, even though the Emancipation Proclamation in 1863.

New owners bring fresh ideas to established Southeast Texas...

Pictured is the facade of Al-T's in Winnie. Al-T's Cajun Cuisine in Winnie is the Cat5 Restaurant of the Week for August 28, 2014.

Long-time downtown Beaumont building burns

Patrick Sanders stood in front of his apartment building on Monday night, feeling the heat from a block and a half away as sky-high flames wracked a downtown storage facility.The fire, at long-time Southeast Texas business Ace Safety Apparel, lit up downtown about 11 p.m. Monday night and caused Laurel Avenue from Orleans Street to Park Street to ... (more)

Hot Pick: Hurricane Pro Wrestling

"Robyn" and "Reyna" posture as they get ready to face off during the Hurricane Professional Wrestling show Saturday night in Beaumont.

Crime 39 mins ago 11:38 a.m.All suspects in armed robbery of Batson store in custody, facinga

All three suspects in the armed robbery of a Batson convenience store are in custody and bail has been set for two of the suspects. Shavonskie Ardoin, 23, and Douglas John Martin, 21, have both been charged with aggravated robbery and are both of their bonds on those charges are $750,000 according to a release from the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office.

Cast of 'The Little Couple' films in Beaumont

The cast of the TLC reality show "The Little Couple" are filmed during a visit to the Fire Museum of Texas on Wednesday afternoon.

How three small towns in the U.S. ended up with the name China

What is the largest "China town" in the U.S.? If you answered New York, you would be technically incorrect. Three small towns in the U.S. - in Maine, Michigan and Texas - are actually named China.

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