Kaitlin Bain, Beaumont Enterprise

Kaitlin Bain

Beaumont Enterprise

Beaumont, TX, United States

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Recent articles by Kaitlin:

Free bulk waste pickup to end in Port Arthur

The City Council on Tuesday approved the addition of a $1.75 monthly fee for the service, which since January has resulted in the collection of 85,000 cubic yards of material. → Read More

New state data show virus’ impact on nursing homes

As of this week, the Texas Health and Human Services Commission is releasing figures that show, by facility, the active and cumulative cases of coronavirus in residents and staff. → Read More

Jasper Co. bolsters its Southeast Texas bona fides

The Southeast Texas Regional Planning Commission executive committee last week approved a resolution to welcome Jasper County into the planning group. → Read More

What to know about Election Day in SE Texas

Election Day for the runoff primary races is TuElection Day for the runoff primary races is Tuesday. → Read More

Virus strikes disproportionate blow in Latino community

The Beaumont Public Health Department is expanding coronavirus testing, messaging in Latino community. → Read More

Jefferson Co. political party chairs look to a future when coronavirus is controlled, gatherings can resume

Thus far, Jefferson County Clerk Carolyn Guidry said no one has refused to wear a mask while voting, despite the Texas Secretary of State saying voters cannot be required to wear a mask. But as is the case during regular voting cycles, few people have turned out. Guidry said she expects most people will wait until the last minute to vote. → Read More

Pedestrian safety a hot topic on MacArthur Drive in Orange

TxDOT is expected to go out for bids next month to begin a pedestrian safety project on the road based on the study's results. → Read More

Jefferson County Democratic Party swears in youngest chairman

Chairman Joseph Trahan, who was surrounded by several masked family members, said he wanted to keep the gathering small in part to lower the risk of any attendees spreading coronavirus. → Read More

Beaumont begins removing Confederate monument

The city of Beaumont will begin the process of removing its Confederate statue this morning. The Beaumont City Council early last week voted 6-1 to remove the statue that was erected 108 years ago to commemorate the "deeds of valor, sacrifices and achievements" of soldiers who fought for the South in the Civil War. City Manager Kyle Hayes said the statue will be removed from Wiess Park without… → Read More

Jefferson Co. expands capacity for mail-in voting this year

Democrats and Republicans on the local, state and national levels are debating whether all residents should be able to vote by mail because of pandemic conditions. → Read More

Officials: Latest reopenings do not mean coronavirus is gone

Port Arthur's seven-day average number of confirmed cases again ticked back up. On Thursday, the city of Beaumont confirmed 16 new cases. → Read More

Storms pass, stick Beaumont taxpayers with the bill

Increased insurance claims by the municipal government and other clients here and afar are contributing to the largest single-year increase to the city's insurance premium of the past decade. → Read More

Mass testing of state inmates doubles confirmed coronavirus cases at local unit

After hovering between about 20 and 40 inmates with confirmed positive cases this month, the unit jumped to 112 positive tests earlier this week and Texas Department of Criminal Justice Spokesman Jeremy Desel said not all test results have been returned. The unit also has confirmed seven employees tested positive for the virus. → Read More

Plans underway for nursing home testing

The governor's office this week directed the Texas Department of Emergency Management and other state agencies to ensure the testing gets done. On Friday, it said those agencies would work with local fire departments and health authorities. → Read More

Interest in coronavirus testing ticks up after Friday drop

Beaumont Public Health Director Sherry Ulmer said none of the 45 cases the city's confirmed within the past week have any apparent connection to one of the reopened businesses. → Read More

Tuesday could bring more details about next businesses to reopen

Gov. Greg Abbott on Monday afternoon announced he would hold a press conference Tuesday to update residents on the state's recovery. → Read More

Speed limit change coming to parts of College Street

After road sees high number of fatal accidents, speed limit will change on three sections. → Read More

New coronavirus testing in Port Arthur, Orange Co.

The six-county Southeast Texas Regional Emergency Operations Center on Wednesday announced the addition of one day of testing for up to 100 individuals in Port Arthur and Orange County. → Read More

Beaumont mayor defends nail salon visit after stay-at-home order

Nail and hair salons are among the businesses ordered to close across Beaumont during the coronavirus pandemic. Mayor Becky Ames signed the stay-at-home orders on March 27. → Read More

SE Texas relaxes coronavirus testing criteria

Individuals seeking a COVID-19 test still must call the six-county hotline to be given an appointment time and a unique patient number. → Read More