Kaitlin Bain, Beaumont Enterprise

Kaitlin Bain

Beaumont Enterprise

Beaumont, TX, United States

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  • Beaumont Enterprise
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  • Reporter-Telegram

Recent articles by Kaitlin:

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

Virus pay sought for more in law enforcement

The Jefferson County judge said a "strike team" was dispatched to a Beaumont nursing home over the weekend and tested 78 employees and residents. → Read More

SE Texas officials survey options for worst-case coronavirus pandemic

A number of community members and elected officials are planning for the worst-case scenario, although at this point, Southeast Texas seems to be holding a relatively steady number of people tested for the virus each day. → Read More

Second Jefferson Co. employee positive for coronavirus

However, at this time, the risk to the public and other office workers as a result of this case is low, said Precinct 3 Commissioner Michael Shane Sinegal. → Read More

Coronavirus: What to do if you think you have it

First call your family doctor. They know how to treat patients who might be infected, even though they're probably not. → Read More

Number of Southeast Texas confirmed coronavirus cases rises

While waiting for the test results, he will be working remotely and remain in "constant contact" with the emergency management coordinator, four other county judges on the team and city emergency manager personnel. → Read More

Rural health care at risk in big outbreak

Medical professionals girding for a potential spike in confirmed COVID-19 cases across Southeast Texas are especially concerned about rural communities and the ability of health-care facilities there to handle a significant outbreak. → Read More

Port Arthur leaders set course for unified coronavirus response

It was the first local, publicized meeting of so many officials across the spectrum to discuss coronavirus response plans. → Read More

TCEQ sends more TPC air quality violations to Attorney General

That brings the number of air quality violations that preceded the Thanksgiving explosion recently forwarded to the Attorney General to 16. → Read More

Jefferson Co. Democratic Party chair-elect pursues greater Port Arthur presence

While Joseph Trahan isn't expected to assume the seat until July, after the county's Democratic Party Convention, he's already started talking with leaders on how to hit the ground running. → Read More

Texas AG to TPC: Unauthorized emissions events ‘could have been prevented’

The allegations largely stem from eight unauthorized emissions events from January 2018 to September 2019 and the pre-Thanksgiving explosion that forced Southeast Texas residents within a four-miles radius of the plant out of their homes. → Read More

Texas AG sues TPC Group for explosion, emissions

State takes legal action after explosion and TCEQ's rundown of emissions issues. → Read More