City of Beaumont Proposed Fiscal Year 2018 Budget and Tax Rate Information

A tax rate of $0.710000 per $100 valuation has been proposed for adoption by the governing body of City of Beaumont. This rate exceeds the lower of the effective or rollback tax rate, and state law requires that two public hearings be held by the governing body before adopting the proposed tax rate.

The governing body of City of Beaumont proposes to use revenue attributable to the tax rate increase for the purpose of funding city departments and operations in the General Fund.


Shangri La Botanical Gardens and Nature Center awarded $5,000 grant from DuPont Sabine River Works

The Shangri La Botanical Gardens and Nature Center was awarded a $5,000 grant from DuPont Sabine River Works in July. The “Clear into the Future®” grants are given to programs that support conservation, restoration, or science-related sustainability efforts in local DuPont communities.

Arkema Beaumont plant hosts eight local teachers for STEM workshop

The annual Arkema Inc. Science Teachers Program provides local teachers with tools for bringing science to life in the classroom. This program recognizes that, in today’s world, one of the best ways to set a child up for success is to provide a strong education in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). Compared to non-STEM occupations, employment in STEM occupations is growing twice as fast, and the average wage in STEM occupations is nearly twice as high. These statistics, from the U.S.

New procedure at Baptist Hospital may be answer for patients suffering from migraines

A new procedure at Baptist Hospital in Beaumont may be the answer for people suffering from migraine headaches. While the nerve block procedure is not a cure for headaches, it has been quite successful for many Southeast Texas patients since it was introduced at the hospital in September of last year, said Dr. Robert Morrison, an interventional radiologist at Baptist.