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Beaumont's city council will vote on entering agreement with Mardi Gras Southeast Texas next week

The city plans to vote on authorizing the city manager entering an agreement with Mardi Gras of Southeast Texas Tuesday afternoon.
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BEAUMONT, Texas — Beaumont could be the new home for Mardi Gras Southeast Texas by next week. 

Here is a look at the agenda posted on the city's website: 

READ MORE | City Council meeting agenda for August 27, 2019

The city council will vote on a five year agreement with Mardi Gras Southeast Texas. The proposal says Mardi Gras would run Thursday through Sunday in downtown Beaumont. 

The Mardi Gras would give the city three dollars from each admission ticket, which would help to cover the city's expenses to host the event, like security. 

In exchange, the city will not charge to use the Great Lawn, Jefferson Theater, Julie Rogers Theater, Civic Center and Event Center. 

Mayor Becky Ames said she's excited about the potential partnership. 

READ MORE | Mardi Gras of Southeast Texas move to Beaumont reaches final step, council votes on Tuesday

12News has been tracking the speculations surrounding the potential move for weeks. 

The organization started looking into other options in April, saying it was losing too much money in downtown Port Arthur after lower attendance this year. 

Ames said despite some reports on social media, the city has not formally reached an agreement. 

Beaumont's city council is expected to vote on an agreement August 13. 

Here's more of our articles about the potential move: 

Port Arthur mayor fighting to keep Mardi Gras of Southeast Texas

Mardi Gras Southeast Texas organizers discuss potential move to Beaumont with city council

Beaumont City Council to discuss possible Mardi Gras move starting in February 2020 Tuesday

Mardi Gras Southeast Texas no longer eyeing Port Neches, Beaumont a possibility

Port Neches City Council votes against Mardi Gras Southeast Texas move

Mardi Gras Southeast Texas chairman calling for supporters to speak out in favor of Port Neches move

Mardi Gras Southeast Texas considering a move to Port Neches

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