BEAUMONT, Texas — The mayor of Beaumont says that social media reports about Mardi Gras moving to Beaumont are premature. 

Mayor Becky Ames said the city continues talking to Mardi Gras of Southeast Texas about making the move for next February's celebration. 

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 this issue: 

Port Arthur mayor fighting to keep Mardi Gras of Southeast Texas

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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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