Official City of Beaumont Podcast - the Beaumont Beat
Welcome to the Beaumont Beat, a new video podcast to connect citizens directly to the executive office, departments and staff. Listen along as we discuss hot topics, fun stories, and developments for the City of Beaumont straight from the source.
S2 E2: Black History & Culture Itinerary in Beaumont
Today’s guest, Mr. Issacc Mouton, will share places to go, people you should know, and ways to honor #BlackHistoryMonth in Beaumont. Issacc is a community organizer in Beaumont, Texas. He created and operates the Southeast Texas Black-owned Restaurant Foodie Facebook page, is a small business owner, and podcast host. Issacc also wrote the Black History and Culture Itinerary for Visit Beaumont
0:00-2:40 Intro & Announcements
2:40-3:46 How Juneteenth Impacts SETX
3:46-7:47 Black History & Culture Itinerary in Beaumont (Dining, Shopping & Parks) 7:47-10:38 Notable Locals, Murals & History
10:38-11:11 Beaumont Public Libraries & Black Men Read Program
11:11-12:09 Mardi Gras & Mural Fest
12:09-13:54 Earlie Hudnall, Jr.’s Homeward Exhibit (Art Museum of SETX)
13:54-16:20 Importance of Knowing History
16:20-18:11 How You Can Honor Black History
18:11-19:07 New City Council Meeting Scheule & Outro
- Art Museum of Southeast Texas
- Southeast Texas Black Owned Restaurants
- Black History & Culture Itinerary
- Downtown Hotel/Convention Center Public Input Meeting
- Genealogy Days at Tyrrell Historical Library
- Black Men Read Program
- Mardi Gras Southeast Texas
- Beaumont Mural Festival
- City Council Schedule
S2 E1: Plans For A Future Beaumont
Join us for the Season 2 premiere of the Beaumont Beat as Beaumont City Manager Kenneth R. Williams shares a bit about his first full year here, what we can look forward to in 2024, how the city is balancing being fiscally responsible while planning for the future, and a topic that many of you are wanting to hear more about - the plans for downtown.
0:00-1:56 Intro & Announcements
1:56-2:57 Quality of Life
2:57-4:39 1st Year as Beaumont City Manager
4:39-7:04 Plans for the Future, Public Works, Public Safety
7:57-11:47 Revitalizing Downtown
11:47-13:30 TIRZ (Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone)
13:30-18:08 Fiscal Responsibility
18:08-19:32 Police Chief Retirement
19:32-20:29 Fruit Trees & Outro
S1 E11: Blue Santa Needs Your Help
The Beaumont Police Department has been running the Blue Santa program for 30+ years to help children in need and foster positive police interactions. Learn how you can get involved in spreading joy throughout the community during the holiday season and year-round.
S1 E10: Holiday Ho-Ho-Hosting
With the holiday season in full effect, we wanted to ensure your celebrations are one to remember for all the right reasons. On today’s show, we have tips from Justin Jackson, Environmental Health Manager, who’s talking to us about food preparation, leftovers, and safety, and Mike Harris, Director of Water and Sewer, to talk about FOG (fats, oils, and greases) and the proper disposal of waste after the party’s over.
S1 E9: Meet the Beaumonsters
Meet the Beaumonsters, the Convention and Visitor Bureau’s (CVB) newest and cutest mascots, and hear all about their new online gift shop, GoBeauGifts.com, just in time for the holiday season.
You’ll also learn what a CVB is, about their economic impact on the local economy, and where you can always find something to do in town.
S1 E8: An inside look at Beaumont Animal Care | Puppies, Kittens, Adoption, OH MY!
Welcome to the new and improved Beaumont Beat podcast. We’ve rebranded the City Manager Minute and changed up the format to give you a better, more in-depth look at the inner workings of the City with a video component.
Today you’ll meet some of the furry residents of Beaumont Animal Care, hear about recent shelter improvements, expansion plans, holiday tips for pets, and their first-ever Open House event coming up.
S1 E7: CIP | Projects in the Pipeline - Beaumont’s Community Investment Plan Is Here
S1 E6: Beautification Projects | Parks in Progress – Building a Pretty City
S1 E5: Water Concerns | H2Whoa – What’s Really Going on With Beaumont’s Water?
S1 E4: Budget Workshop | Money, Money, Money: The Art and Science of Budgeting
S1 E3: Drought Conditions | Diving Deep Into the Drought
S1 E2: Downtown Hotel | Suite Dreams and Big Plans – How a New Convention Hotel Could Bring Big Business to Beaumont
S1 E1: Police, Fire, and EMS Issues & Programs | Behind the Badge: Public Safety in Focus
To kick off our podcast, we talked to the City Manager about the tragic national crime epidemic in America and answered the age-old question, “Is Beaumont Safe?” We highlight the incredible community programs the Beaumont Police Department does throughout the year, the new technology and training we’re investing in to ensure a safe city for all, and how the citizens can get involved. We also addressed how we’re working to improve EMS response times and the innovative solutions Beaumont Fire-Rescue is working towards, like starting a Mobile Integrated Healthcare (MIH) Program and telemedicine to better serve the community.