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Encyclopedia > Beaumont, Texas
City of Beaumont
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Location in the state of Texas
Location in the state of Texas
Coordinates: 30°04′48″N 94°07′36″W / 30.08, -94.12667
Counties Jefferson County
Settled 1835
Incorporation 1838
Gentilic Beaumonter
Government
 - Type Council-Manager
 - Mayor Becky Ames
 - City Manager Kyle Hayes
 - Mayor Pro - Tem Nancy Beaulieu
Area
 - City 222.6 km²  (85.9 sq mi)
 - Land 220.1 km² (85.0 sq mi)
 - Water 2.3 km² (0.9 sq mi)
Population (2000)
 - City 113,866
 - Density 517.1/km² (1,339.4/sq mi)
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
 - Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Area code(s) 409
Website: www.cityofbeaumont.com

Beaumont is a city and county seat of Jefferson County, Texas and is within the Beaumont-Port Arthur metropolitan area. As of the 2000 U.S. Census, the city had a population of 113,866. With Port Arthur and Orange, it forms the Golden Triangle, a major industrial area on the Gulf Coast. Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (1288 × 966 pixel, file size: 230 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) ‹ The template below (PD-self) is being considered for deletion. ... Image File history File links Flag of Beaumont, Texas File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Adapted from Wikipedias TX county maps by Seth Ilys. ... Official language(s) No official language See languages of Texas Capital Austin Largest city Houston Largest metro area Dallas–Fort Worth–Arlington Area  Ranked 2nd  - Total 261,797 sq mi (678,051 km²)  - Width 773 miles (1,244 km)  - Length 790 miles (1,270 km)  - % water 2. ... United States of America, showing states, divided into counties. ... Jefferson County is a county located in the state of Texas. ... This article is about the physical quantity. ... To help compare different orders of magnitude and geographical regions, we list here areas between 100 km² and 1000 km². See also areas of other orders of magnitude. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... Population density per square kilometre by country, 2006 Population density map of the world in 1994. ... Timezone and TimeZone redirect here. ...  CST or UTC-6 The Central Time Zone observes standard time by subtracting six hours from UTC during standard time (UTC-6) and five hours during daylight saving time (UTC-5). ... −12 | −11 | −10 | −9:30 | −9 | −8 | −7 | −6 | −5 | −4 | −3:30 | −3 | −2:30 | −2 | −1 | −0:25 | UTC (0) | +0:20 | +0:30 | +1 | +2 | +3 | +3:30 | +4 | +4:30 | +4:51 | +5 | +5:30 | +5:40 | +5:45 | +6 | +6:30 | +7 | +7:20 | +7... Though DST is common in Europe and North America, most of the worlds people do not use it. ...  CST or UTC-6 The Central Time Zone observes standard time by subtracting six hours from UTC during standard time (UTC-6) and five hours during daylight saving time (UTC-5). ... -12 | -11 | -10 | -9:30 | -9 | -8 | -7 | -6 | -5 | -4 | -3:30 | -3 | -2:30 | -2 | -1 | -0:25 | UTC (0) | +0:20 | +0:30 | +1 | +2 | +3 | +3:30 | +4 | +4:30 | +4:51 | +5 | +5:30 | +5:40 | +5:45 | +6 | +6:30 | +7 | +7:20 | +7... A county seat is a term for an administrative center for a county, primarily used in the United States. ... Jefferson County is a county located in the state of Texas. ... Official language(s) No official language See languages of Texas Capital Austin Largest city Houston Largest metro area Dallas–Fort Worth–Arlington Area  Ranked 2nd  - Total 261,797 sq mi (678,051 km²)  - Width 773 miles (1,244 km)  - Length 790 miles (1,270 km)  - % water 2. ... The Beaumont-Port Arthur Metropolitan Area is defined by the United States Census Bureau as a three-county region in Southeast Texas centered on the city of Beaumont and its smaller neighbor, Port Arthur. ... The U.S. Census is mandated by the United States Constitution. ... Port Arthur is a city in Jefferson County within the Beaumont-Port Arthur metropolitan area and is situated in southeast Texas. ... Orange is a city located in Orange County, Texas. ... The Golden Triangle is a region in Southeast Texas. ... States that border the Gulf of Mexico are shown in red The Gulf Coast region of the United States comprises the coasts of states which border the Gulf of Mexico. ...


Lamar University is based in Beaumont. The city's daily newspaper is The Beaumont Enterprise, while The Examiner is published weekly. Lamar University is a four-year university located in Beaumont, Texas, USA, and a member of the Texas State University System. ... The Beaumont Enterprise is the newspaper for Beaumont, Jefferson County, Texas, United States. ... The Examiner can refer to: Irish Examiner in Cork, Ireland The Examiner (Tasmania) in Launceston, Tasmania, Australia This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ...


Gulf States Utilities had its headquarters in Beaumont until its absorption by Entergy Corporation in 1993. GSU's Edison Plaza headquarters is still the tallest building in Beaumont (as of 2007). Since 1907, Beaumont has been home of the South Texas State Fair. In 2004, the venue for the Fair changed to Ford Park, a new, larger facility on the west end of Beaumont. Gulf States Utilities (GSU) was an electric power generation and distribution company headquartered in Beaumont, Texas. ... Entergy Corporation (NYSE: ETR), based in New Orleans, Louisiana, is a Delaware chartered corporation engaged in electric power production, retail distribution operations, energy marketing and trading, and gas transportation. ... 2007 is a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The South Texas State Fair is an annual regional state fair held in Beaumont, Texas. ... Ford Park is a multi-purpose Park, Arena, Exhibit Hall, Pavilion, Midway, and Field(s). ...

Contents

History

Main article: History of Beaumont, Texas

The city of Beaumont was named by Henry Millard for the family of his deceased wife, Natchez, Mississippi, belle Mary Dewburleigh Barlace Warren Beaumont. [1] Millard came to Texas in 1835 and, along with his business partners, purchased some land between the settlements of Tevis Bluff and Santa Anna. On this property, they founded the city of Beaumont. Henry Millard (ca. ... Melrose, an antebellum home in Natchez, Mississippi. ...


Beaumont became a town on December 16, 1838. Beaumont's first mayor was Alexander Calder.[2] is the 350th day of the year (351st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... | Jöns Jakob Berzelius, discoverer of protein 1838 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... Alexander Calder, a New Yorker, became the first mayor of Beaumont, Texas, on August 8, 1840. ...


Beaumont was a small center for cattle raisers and farmers in its early years, and with an active riverport by the late 1800s, it became an important lumber and rice-milling town. The Beaumont Rice Mill, founded in 1892 by Joseph Eloi Broussard, was the first commercial rice mill in Texas. Beaumont's lumber boom, which reached its peak in the late 1800s, was due in large part to the rebuilding and expansion of the railroads after the Civil War. By the early 1900s, the city was served by the Southern Pacific, Kansas City Southern, Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe, and Missouri Pacific railroad systems. Joseph Eloi Broussard (1866-1956) converted a grist mill near Beaumont, Texas into the Beaumont Rice Mill, the first commercial rice mill in Texas. ... Combatants United States of America (Union) Confederate States of America (Confederacy) Commanders Abraham Lincoln, Ulysses S. Grant Jefferson Davis, Robert E. Lee Strength 2,200,000 1,064,000 Casualties 110,000 killed in action, 360,000 total dead, 275,200 wounded 93,000 killed in action, 258,000 total...


Oil was discovered at nearby Spindletop on January 10, 1901. Spindletop became the first major oil field and one of the largest in American history. With the discovery of oil at Spindletop, Beaumont's population grew from 3,296 in 1890 to 9,427 in 1900. Pumpjack pumping an oil well near Lubbock, Texas Ignacy Łukasiewicz - inventor of the refining of kerosene from crude oil. ... Spindletop is a salt dome oil field located in south Beaumont, Texas (approx. ... is the 10th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1901 (MCMI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Monday [1] of the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ... Drilling rig in a small oil field Near Sarnia, Ontario, 2001 An oil field is an area with an abundance of oil wells extracting petroleum (oil) from below ground. ... Spindletop is a salt dome oil field located in south Beaumont, Texas (approx. ...


A race riot took place in Beaumont in June 1943 after a white woman said she had been raped by a black man.[1] A race riot or racial riot is an outbreak of violent civil unrest in which race is a key factor. ...


In 1996, the Jefferson County courts, located in Beaumont, became the first court in the nation to implement electronic filing and service of court documents, eliminating the need for law firms to print and mail reams of documents.


In 2005, Beaumont and surrounding areas suffered extensive damage from Hurricane Rita. A mandatory evacuation was imposed upon its residents for about two weeks. Lowest pressure 895 mbar (hPa)[1] Damages $10 billion (2005 USD)[1] Fatalities 7 direct, 113 indirect Areas affected Bahamas, Florida, Cuba, Yucatán Peninsula, Louisiana, Texas, Mississippi, Arkansas Part of the 2005 Atlantic hurricane season Hurricane Rita is the fourth-most intense Atlantic hurricane ever recorded and the most...


Politics and Government

Beaumont is a council-manager form of government. Elections are held annually, with the Mayor and Council members each serving two-year terms. All powers of the City are vested in the Council, which enacts local legislation, adopts budgets, and determines policies. Council is also responsible for appointing the City Attorney, the City Clerk and Magistrates, and the City Manager. The city council is comprised of two councilmembers-at-large, and four councilmembers representing four Wards of the city.[3] Category: ... The council-manager government is one of two main variations of representative municipal government in the United States. ... In the United States, a city clerk as an elected or appointed official who is charged with the responsibility of being the official keeper of the municipal records. ... A magistrate is a judicial officer. ... The council-manager government is one of 2 main variations of representative municipal government (for contrast, also see Mayor-Council government). ...

Position Name Elected to Current Position Areas Represented

Council Districts

  Mayor Becky Ames 2007 - present Citywide
  At Large Position 1 W.L. Pate Jr. 2007 - present Citywide
  At Large Position 2 Gethrel "Get" Williams-Wright 2007 - present Citywide
  Ward 1 Dr. Alan Coleman 2007 - present North Beaumont
  Ward 2 Nancy Beaulieu 2003 - present West Beaumont
  Ward 3 Audwin M. Samuel 1984-1992, 1999-Present Central Beaumont
  Ward 4 Jamie D. Smith 2007 - present South Beaumont

Geography

Beaumont is on Texas' coastal plain, about 30 miles inland from the Gulf of Mexico, and just south of the dense pine forests of East Texas. The city is bordered on the east by the Neches River and to the north by Pine Island Bayou. Before being settled, the area was crisscrossed by numerous small streams. Most of these streams have since been filled in or converted for drainage purposes. Gulf of Mexico in 3D perspective. ... Red counties show the core of East Texas; pink and red counties may or may not be included in East Texas, and thus their inclusion varies from source to source. ... The KCS Railway bridge over the Neches River in Beaumont is a major transportation link for the region. ...


Beaumont is located at 30°4′48″N, 94°7′36″W (30.079912, -94.126653).GR1


According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 222.6 km² (85.9 mi²). 220.2 km² (85.0 mi²) of it is land and 2.4 km² (0.9 mi²) of it (1.07%) is water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ...


Climate

Beaumont has a subtropical climate with mild winters and warm, humid summers. The most recent snow event was December 24, 2004, the first such occurrence since 1989. The area suffered a severe ice storm in 1997. The climate type is humid sub-tropical. This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... is the 358th day of the year (359th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Severe weather events

Several hurricanes have left their mark on Beaumont.


In 1957, Hurricane Audrey, a strong category 4 hurricane (borderline category 5 at times), came onshore straight up the Texas/Louisiana border, causing massive flooding and wind damage. 390 people lost their lives (other estimates show over 500), mostly in Louisiana due to drowning. Hurricane Audrey was a powerful hurricane that devastated coastal Louisiana in the USA during the 1957 Atlantic hurricane season. ...


In 1961, Hurricane Carla, the largest storm in terms of size, affected the entire Texas coastline from Jefferson County to Brownsville. Carla caused millions of dollars in damage and still remains the strongest storm to strike the Texas coast. Beaumont suffered tornadoes and massive flooding due to poor drainage. Hurricane Carla, a Category 5 at peak intensity, was one of the most powerful storms to ever strike the United States. ... Brownsville is the county seat of Cameron County, Texas, United States, the southernmost city in Texas. ...


Beaumont lived without a hurricane landfall until June 26, 1986. On that day, Hurricane Bonnie roared through the region with maximum winds at 90 miles per hour[4] (gusts to 125 mph) creating a havoc on local roadways because of the massive amounts of rain dumped on the area. Some regions received upwards of 10-15 inches of rain, flooding homes and businesses. Many mobile home parks were destroyed, people were displaced, and some area businesses never recovered. Three people lost their lives in Bonnie. is the 177th day of the year (178th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link displays 1986 Gregorian calendar). ... The 1986 Atlantic hurricane season officially began on June 1, 1986, and lasted until November 30, 1986. ...


The region had some hits and misses but none more so than in 1992 when Hurricane Andrew threatened the area. Beaumont was under a hurricane warning, and evacuation procedures took place. It was rough going for the evacuation, which became the largest peacetime evacuation in the United States since Hurricane Carla in 1961. Andrew missed the Beaumont area, but it was a scare that still haunts the area today. Lowest pressure 922 mbar (hPa; 27. ...


More recently, Beaumonters dealt with Tropical Storm Allison in 2001. Beaumont and the vicinity did not experience the damage and destruction that Houston got. Homes are still abandoned due to massive flooding that took place because of the non stop five-day rainfall.[citation needed] Total rainfall amounts associated with Allison reached the 20 inch mark in most towns and cities in Southeast Texas. 2 B C D E F G 9 H I J K L M N O Categories: | | | | | | | ...


Hurricane Lili threatened the area in 2002 as a category 4 hurricane and prompted another "Andrew-style" evacuation. Though large, the evacuation went relatively smoothly and didn't mirror the 1992 evacuation. Lili veered north into central Louisiana and did not significantly affect the Beaumont region. Lowest pressure 940 mbar (hPa) Damages $860+ million (2002 USD) $900+ million (2005 USD) Fatalities 14 direct, 2 indirect [1] Areas affected Windward Islands, Cuba, Jamaica, Haiti, Louisiana Part of the 2002 Atlantic hurricane season Hurricane Lili was a powerful hurricane during the 2002 Atlantic hurricane season that caused damage...


Hurricane Rita hit the city on September 24, 2005, leveling many buildings and leaving remaining residents without power. Virtually every building in the town was damaged, some even destroyed. Thousands of tall pine trees were toppled and hundreds of Beaumont's grand old oak trees were uprooted. Hurricane Rita hit Southeast Texas and veered into Eastern Louisiana as a strong Category 3 storm. Many residents of Jefferson County evacuated to northern counties only to find themselves swarmed by dozens of tornadoes that had been spawned by the storm. It was two weeks before residents were allowed to reenter the city. A curfew from dusk to dawn was imposed for a little more than one month. Lowest pressure 895 mbar (hPa)[1] Damages $10 billion (2005 USD)[1] Fatalities 7 direct, 113 indirect Areas affected Bahamas, Florida, Cuba, Yucatán Peninsula, Louisiana, Texas, Mississippi, Arkansas Part of the 2005 Atlantic hurricane season Hurricane Rita is the fourth-most intense Atlantic hurricane ever recorded and the most... is the 267th day of the year (268th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Hurricane Rita is the largest and most damaging hurricane to hit Beaumont to date. Causing more than $7 billion in insured damage, Rita was among the top ten costliest storms in United States history.


On May 29, 2006, a more typical rain event in Beaumont and surrounding areas received 10 to 15 inches of rain during the morning hours. Numerous homes were flooded, but no major flooding occurred. Several vehicles also became trapped in high water on some low-lying roads and highway underpasses. is the 149th day of the year (150th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


On the early morning of September 13, 2007, Hurricane Humberto passed over the city. Hurricane Humberto landed at High Island, Texas as a category 1 storm, and downgraded to a tropical storm as it crossed over the Texas-Louisiana state line. In Beaumont, it caused flooding, wind damage, wide-spread power outages, spawned several tornadoes, and caused at least 1 death. is the 256th day of the year (257th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st Century. ... The name Humberto has been used for two tropical cyclones in the Atlantic Ocean which replaced Hugo in 1989. ... High Island is an unincorporated area located in Galveston County, Texas. ...


Demographics

As of the censusGR2 of 2000, there were 113,866 people, 44,361 households, and 29,100 families residing in the city. The population density was 517.2/km² (1,339.4/mi²). There were 48,815 housing units at an average density of 221.7/km² (574.2/mi²). The racial makeup of the city was 46.39% Caucasian, 45.85% African American, 0.24% Native American, 2.48% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 3.55% from other races, and 1.45% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 7.93% of the population. Image:1870 census Lindauer Weber 01. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


There were 44,361 households out of which 31.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 43.5% were married couples living together, 18.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.4% were non-families. 29.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.50 and the average family size was 3.12. Marriage is an interpersonal relationship with governmental, social, or religious recognition, usually intimate and sexual, and often created as a contract, or through civil process. ...


In the city the population was spread out with 27.1% under the age of 18, 10.4% from 18 to 24, 28.0% from 25 to 44, 21.2% from 45 to 64, and 13.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 90.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.4 males.


The median income for a household in the city was $32,559, and the median income for a family was $40,825. Males had a median income of $35,861 versus $24,255 for females. The per capita income for the city was $18,632. About 16.4% of families and 19.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 28.6% of those under age 18 and 12.7% of those age 65 or over. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


Employment

Top Ten Employers:

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Points of interest

  • Art Museum of Southeast Texas (AMSET), with its Perlstein Plaza, dedicated in memory of pioneer real estate developer Hyman Asher Perlstein (1869-1947), who arrived in Beaumont in 1889 as a poor Jewish immigrant from Lithuania and eventually became one of the city's major builders. The museum stands on the site of the Perlstein building, which was the tallest structure between Houston and New Orleans when it was erected in 1907. AMSET, formerly the Beaumont Art Museum, exhibits 19th-21st Century American art and offers 10-14 educational programs in any given year. Admission is free, and the museum is open seven days per week.
  • Beaumont Botanical Gardens
  • Beaumont's Sister City in Japan Beppu, Oita
  • Spindletop-Gladys City Boomtown Museum. Official website
  • Lamar University Official website
  • Thomas Alva Edison Museum Official website
  • John Jay French Museum. The John Jay French Museum is an historic home that has been converted into a museum. Its purpose is to illustrate the life of a prosperous Texas pioneer family from 1845-1865. The home, built in 1845 by French, a tanner and merchant, showcases period furnishings, clothing and pioneer household utensils. Outbuildings on the grounds include a blacksmith shop, tannery, privy and smokehouse. Official website
  • Babe Didrikson Zaharias Museum. Museum dedicated to the life of the Beaumont native and accomplished athlete.Official website
  • Fire Museum of Texas - Home of one of world's largest fire hydrants. Antique fire trucks and equipment chronicle the history of firefighting in Texas. Educational programs stress the importance of fire safety. Official webstie
  • Crockett Street Entertainment Complex[2]
  • Dishman Art Gallery
  • Julie Rogers Theater
  • The Art Studio, Inc. (TASI), a non-profit arts cooperative and art gallery space that rents subsidized space to visual artists. Also hosts poetry readings, music events, film screenings. Housed in a converted warehouse in the industrial district of Beaumont's downtown.
  • The Jefferson Theatre, built in 1927, is an historic theater that presents musical and stage performances as well as limited revival screenings of classic films. It is featured on the National Register of Historic Places and recognized as a Recorded Texas Historic Landmark. Official website
  • The McFaddin-Ward House, built in 1905-06 in the Beaux-Arts Colonial style. The structure and its furnishings reflect the lifestyle of the prominent family who lived in the house for seventy-five years. A very large historic home with a substantial carriage house. The entire grounds are currently a public museum with a substantial permanent collection of antique furniture and household items. Eductational programs focus on history and are geared toward children and adults. Official website
  • The Clifton Steamboat Museum opened its doors on October 26, 1995 with construction beginning in the earlier months of 1994. The theme of the museum is Heroes... Past, Present, and Future and honors our military and civilian heroes. The Clifton Steamboat Museum consists of a spacious 24,000 sqare feet, two-story museum that is handicap accessible, and contains various exhibits that are sure to individuals of all ages. Our museum art exhibits bring to life the wars fought in Southeast Texas and Louisiana, as well as the Steamboat Era, World Wars I and II, Korea, and Vietnam. Upper art galleries of the museum feature original bronze sculptures; Native American artists, wildlife, and frontier paintings from famous artists. A special gallery in the museum is dedicated to the Boy Scouts. This boy scouts gallery features many historical scouting artifacts, some dating back before the 1960's, and is sure to spark the interest of boy scouts past and present. There is also the tugboat, "Hercules", standing at 36 feet high, 22 feet wide, and 92 feet long which is included on the museum tour.

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Education

Beaumont is served by the Beaumont Independent School District, one state university Lamar University and one two-year college Lamar Institute of Technology. Beaumont Independent School District is a public school district based in Beaumont, Texas. ... Lamar University is a four-year university located in Beaumont, Texas, USA, and a member of the Texas State University System. ... Lamar Institute of Technology (LIT) is a public technical school in Beaumont, Texas. ...


Media

Newspaper:

Television: The Beaumont Enterprise is the newspaper for Beaumont, Jefferson County, Texas, United States. ...

  • KFDM 6 (CBS)/DT 6.1 with CW Network on 6.2 (note: RF channel is actually 21)
  • KBTV 4 (NBC)/DT 40 (Digital)
  • KBMT 12 (ABC)/DT 50 (No HD yet; just digital version of analog channel
  • KVHP 29 (FOX)/DT 30 (tower near Edgerly, LA; covers most of the Beaumont MSA)
  • KUIL 64 (FOX) Low power satellite station of KVHP 29 Lake Charles (Sometimes has different program)

Radio: KFDM-TV is the CBS affiliate in the Beaumont / Port Arthur, Texas market. ... KBTV-TV Channel 4 is the NBC affiliate serving the Beaumont / Port Arthur, Texas market. ... KBMT is the ABC affiliate serving the Beaumont / Port Arthur, Texas market. ... KVHP channel 29 is a Fox affiliate for Lake Charles and southwestern Lousiana, owned locally by National Communications. ... KUIL-LP is a low-powered FOX affiliate, broadcasting on channel 64 at 25 kW for the Beaumont / Port Arthur, Texas area. ...

  • KIOC 106.1 Rock (Big Dog) Clear Channel
  • KCOL 92.5 Oldies (Cool 92.5) Clear Channel (audio makes it sound like an AM station)
  • KVLU 91.3 NPR located at Lamar University with HD-Radio
  • KYKR 95.1 Country (Kicker) Clear Channel
  • KAYD 101.7 Country (KD 101) Cumulus
  • KTCX 102.5 Urban (Magic 102.5) Cumulus
  • KQXY 94.1 Top 40 (Q94) Cumulus
  • KKMY 104.5 Adult Contemporary (The Mix) Clear Channel
  • KQBU 93.3 Regional Mexican (Que Buena) Univision (Based out of Houston; licensed to Port Arthur)
  • KQQK 107.9 Spanish Top 40 (XO "Equis O") Libermann (Based out of Houston; licensed to Beaumont)
  • KFNC 97.5 Sports/Talk (ESPN 97.5 The Ticket) Cumulus (serves Houston market; tower south of Winnie)
  • KIOL 103.7 Rock (Houston's Rock 103_7) Cumulus (serves Houston market; tower NW of Winnie)
  • KTJM 98.5 Regional Mexican (La Raza) Libermann (Based out of Houston; licensed to Port Arthur)
  • KHPT 106.9 "Best of the 80s and more" COX (serves Houston market from 2000ft Splendora tower)
  • KLVI 560 AM Talk/Fox News Clear Channel
  • KOLE 1340 AM //KRCM 1380 AM Fox Radio
  • KUHD 1150 AM Spanish (off air)
  • KZZB 990 AM Martin Broadcasting; poor range and low audio
  • KALO 1250 AM Catholic / Radio Maria
  • KIKR 1450 AM Regional Mexican "La Gran D" (simulcast on KBED 1510)

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Famous People from Beaumont

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Robert Laurel Crippen (born September 11, 1937 in Beaumont, Texas) (Captain, USN, retired) is a former USAF and NASA astronaut, and flew on four Space Shuttle missions [1], including three as commander. ... This article is about the American space agency. ... The only known photograph of Blind Willie Johnson Blind Willie Johnson (1897-1945) was an African-American singer and guitarist whose music straddled the border between blues and spirituals. ... Bottleneck guitar is a variation or relation of slide guitar; instead of a cupping a metal slide in the fretting hand, the strings are fretted with a smooth, hard cylinder worn around a finger of the fretting hand, usually the fourth finger for a compromise between strength and freedom to... Herbert Bert Weaver was the first male golfer from Beaumont, Texas, to win a PGA Tour event (Jacksonville Open – 1965). ... Ohio University (OU) is a public university located in Athens, Ohio that is situated on a 1,800 acre (7. ... Kendrick Perkins (born November 10, 1984 in Nederland, Texas) is an American professional basketball player for the Boston Celtics of the NBA. He graduated from Clifton J. Ozen High School in Beaumont, Texas in 2003. ... “NBA” redirects here. ... The Boston Celtics are a professional basketball team based in Boston, Massachusetts. ... Charles Aaron Bubba Smith (born February 28, 1945 in Orange, Texas) is an American actor and former athlete. ... NFL redirects here. ... Oail Andrew Bum Phillips (born on September 29, 1923 in Nederland, Texas or Orange, Texas) is a former National Football League (NFL) head coach. ... City New Orleans, Louisiana Team colors Old Gold, Black, and White Head Coach Sean Payton Owner Tom Benson General manager Mickey Loomis Mascot Gumbo League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1967–present) Eastern Conference (1967-1969) Capitol Division (1967; 1969) Century Division (1968) National Football Conference (1970-present) NFC West... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... // Bruce Alan Lietzke (born July 18, 1951) is an American professional golfer who has won numerous tournaments at both the PGA Tour and Champions Tour level. ... The PGA Tour is an organization that operates the USAs main professional golf tours. ... Mark Williams is the name of the following people: Mark Williams (politician) - British Member of Parliament for Ceredigion Mark Williams (snooker) - professional snooker player Mark Williams (actor) - British actor and comedian Mark Williams (AFL footballer and coach) - Australian football (coach of Port Adelaide, player with Brisbane and Collingwood) Mark Williams... Professional Bowlers Association is the major sanctioning body for the sport of professional ten-pin bowling in the United States and worldwide. ... Barbara Lynn (born Barbara Lynn Ozen, later Barbara Lynn Cumby 16 January 1942 in Beaumont, Texas) is an American rhythm and blues guitarist and singer. ... Helpinstill is an American company which produces a unique electromagnetic pickup system for amplifying grand and upright pianos on stage. ... Ezra Charles is the stage name of Charles Helpinstill, founder of the company of the same name which makes portable amplified pianos for stage performance. ... Tracy Byrd (born on December 17, 1966 in Beaumont, Texas) is a country music singer. ... Cover of Keith Carter book, Holding Venus. ... Mark Chesnutt Mark Chesnutt is an American country music singer. ... Bernard Parks, currently a member of the Los Angeles City Council, is the former Chief of the Los Angeles Police Department. ... MLB and Major Leagues redirect here. ... For other persons named George Jones, see George Jones (disambiguation). ... Arban Severin (nee Ornelas) is a composer, musician and film actress born 20 October 1976, in Beaumont, Texas, USA. She is married to Steven Severin (former bassist/songwriter with Siouxsie & the Banshees and latterly film and theatre score composer) by whom she has had a child, Cage. ... Steven Severin (born Steven John Bailey, on September 25, 1955, in London), sometimes written Steve Severin, is bassist and founding member of Siouxsie & the Banshees. ... Siouxsie and the Banshees were a British rock band that formed in 1976. ... John Dawson Johnny Winter III (born on 23 February 1944 in Beaumont, Texas, USA) is an American blues guitarist, singer, and producer. ... Edgar Winter (born December 28, 1946 in Beaumont, Texas) is an American musician who had significant success in the 1970s and 1980s. ... Jiles Perry (J.P.) Richardson, Jr. ... Jiles Perry (J.P.) Richardson, Jr. ... Mark Gordon Henry[1] (born June 12, 1971 in Silsbee, Texas) is an American professional wrestler currently signed to World Wrestling Entertainment performing on its SmackDown! brand. ... 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Famous Businesses from Beaumont

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  • The Texas Company - Founded in 1902 became Texaco; Web Site, now owned/part of Chevron formmerly the Gulf Oil Company.
  • Gulf Oil - Gulf Oil Company founded 1901 Web Site, now Chevron
  • Magnolia Petroleum Company - Startup began in Corsicana in 1898, but became a major company in Beaumont in 1901. Owned KFDM radio, now 560 KLVI in the 30s through the 50s. Its refinery in Beaumont along with Texas Oil Co. & Gulf's in Port Arthur, TX were 3 of the largest in the world. Magnolia later sold 45% ownership to Standard Oil of NY, Socony. Combined companies years later into Mobil now ExxonMobil
  • Humble Oil - 50% of Humble Oil sold to Standard Oil of NJ to build its first refinery in Baytown. Merged and renamed Mobil 1972. Now ExxonMobil
  • Port of Beaumont - Young town of Beaumont grew quicker around this harbor about 1840 and would mark the spot that would become the port. Ranks consistently among the top 5 ports in the country for tonnage Web Site
  • Conn's - Chain of Appliance and Electronic stores Web Site
  • Jason's Deli - Fast Casual chain with locations in 20 states. Web Site
  • Sweet Leaf Tea - Bottled teas Web Site
  • M & I Electric - Manufacturer for offshore drilling and petrochemical refining equipment, now American Electric Technologies, Inc. based in Houston
  • ENGlobal - Engineering firm, Worldwide Web Site
  • Helena Laboratories - Manufactures medical testing equipment Web Site
  • Zummo Sausage
  • Metalforms, Inc. - Since 1968 Metalforms, Inc. has earned a worldwide reputation for turning work around in half the time of other fabricators. Web Site

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Events in Beaumont

The South Texas State Fair is an annual regional state fair held in Beaumont, Texas. ... This article, image, template or category should belong in one or more categories. ...

Transportation

Highways

Beaumont is served by Interstate 10, an east-west freeway linking the city to Houston, New Orleans, Lake Charles and other points in between. In addition, it is also served by U.S. 90 (College Avenue), U.S. 69, U.S. 96 and U.S. Route 287 (Cardinal Drive and Eastex Freeway - not to be confused with Eastex Freeway in Houston), State Hwy. 124 and State Hwy. 105. Spur 380, locally known as MLK Expressway, runs into the eastern part of the city to downtown. Wikimedia Commons has media related to: Interstate 10 Interstate 10 (abbreviated I-10) is the southernmost east-west, coast-to-coast interstate highway in the United States. ... New Orleans is the largest city in the state of Louisiana, United States of America. ... This article is about the City of Lake Charles, La. ... U.S. Route 90 is an east-west United States highway. ... U.S. Route 69 is a north-south United States highway. ... U.S. Highway 96 is a north-south United States highway. ... View south along U.S. Highway 287 in Larimer County, Colorado U.S. Highway 287 is a north-south United States highway. ... Red counties show the core of East Texas; pink and red counties may or may not be included in East Texas, and thus their inclusion varies from source to source. ... U.S. Route 59 is a north-south United States highway (though it is signed east-west in parts of Texas). ... State Highway 124 or SH 124 is a state highway that runs from Beaumont south to the Gulf coast at High Island. ... State Highway 105, or SH 105, is a Texas state highway that runs from Brenham to the outskirts of Beaumont. ... “Martin Luther King” redirects here. ...


Public Transit

Beaumont is served by a bus transit agency called Beaumont Municipal Transit, or BMT. It runs nine bus routes from Dannenbaum Station to various parts of the city Monday through Saturday every week from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. A taxi serving as a bus Public transport comprises all transport systems in which the passengers do not travel in their own vehicles. ...


Airports

Southeast Texas Regional Airport west of the city of Nederland provides limited commercial aviation services for Beaumont and Port Arthur residents. Southeast Texas Regional Airport (IATA: BPT, ICAO: KBPT) is a public airport located in Nederland, between Beaumont and Port Arthur in Texas. ...


Beaumont Municipal Airport is within the city of Beaumont and only has general aviation facilities. Beaumont Municipal Airport (IATA: BMT, ICAO: KBMT) is an airport located six miles west of Beaumont, Texas. ...


References

  1. ^ Rienstra, Ellen Walker; Linsley, Judith Walker (2003). Historic Beaumont: An Illustrated History. Historical Publishing Network, 17. 1893619281. 
  2. ^ Rienstra, Ellen Walker; Linsley, Judith Walker (2003). Historic Beaumont: An Illustrated History. Historical Publishing Network, 21. 1893619281. 
  3. ^ Mayor and City Council. City of Beaumont, Texas. Retrieved on 2007-03-06.
  4. ^ http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/tracks1851to2005_atl.txt

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External links

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