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Jefferson County

July 23, 2014 -- Port Arthur City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to approve an interlocal agreement with Jefferson County for improvements to Martin J. “Popeye” Holmes Park. More
July 22, 2014 -- Texas State Senator Larry Taylor and State Representative Joe Deshotel, who are co-chairs of the Joint Interim Committee to Study a Coastal Barrier System, will host a public hearing at 10 a.m. on Monday, August 4 at Texas A&M University at Galveston. More
July 22, 2014 -- Beaumont City Council today voted unanimously to award a $724,200 bid to G & G Enterprises of Beaumont for the construction of the second phase of the Hike & Bike Trail. More
July 21, 2014 -- Jefferson County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously to approve an economic development incentive agreement with Gusher Falls, LLC for the construction of a water park at Ford Park. More
July 18, 2014 -- The City of Beaumont has reported that Adams Street will be closed at the intersection of University Drive beginning Monday due to the installation of a storm sewer line. More
July 18, 2014 -- The City of Beaumont has announced several entertainment events taking place in the city through the remainder of the year. More
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July 16, 2014 -- Port Arthur City Council, in a special meeting on Monday voted unanimously to remove from the agenda a resolution to accept a proposed tax abatement agreement for Zeogas, LLC. More
July 15, 2014 -- Beaumont City Council today voted unanimously to amend the city’s Code of Ordinances to reflect an increase in water service rates by five percent to take effect October 1. More
July 15, 2014 -- Texas Commissioner of Education Michael Williams on Monday announced the appointment of seven members to a board of managers for overseeing the Beaumont Independent School District. More
July 14, 2014 -- Jefferson County Commissioners Court today voted 4-1, with County Judge Jeff Branick opposed, to approve a line-item budget transfer of $10,000 for the purchase of five speed detector radars. More
July 14, 2014 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas today issued a scam alert regarding scams utilizing fake online customer surveys. More
July 11, 2014 -- The cities within Hardin and Jefferson counties, and the cities of Pinehurst and Vidor will conduct a functional exercise to test the functionality and accuracy of the Southeast Texas Alerting Network on July 17. More
July 11, 2014 -- Diversions: Arts and Culture editor Jennifer Olin reports on art gallery shows and music and dance events this weekend in the Gulf Coast region, including ArtHouston, a 12-gallery art walk in Houston and ArtWalk in downtown Galveston. More
July 10, 2014 -- Port Arthur City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to approve a renewal of the city’s contract for Garner Environmental Services, Inc. of Deer Park for provisions of emergency environmental, disaster and logistical response services in the event of a disaster. More
July 08, 2014 -- The Jefferson County Tourism Committee is now accepting applications for hotel occupancy tax grants awarded to tourism related projects and events benefiting Jefferson County. More
July 08, 2014 -- Lamar Institute of Technology will honor Chief Pete Shelton with an endowment in his name at a ceremony on July 14. More
July 07, 2014 -- Jefferson County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously to approve an interlocal agreement with the City of Port Arthur for improvements to and maintenance of the Martin J. “Popeye” Park at the Port Arthur Sub-Courthouse. More
July 07, 2014 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas has posted a warning against a scam known as "credit muling," where scammers are taking advantage of cash strapped victims by fooling them into purchasing new wireless contracts. More
July 03, 2014 -- The Texas Transportation Commission identifies priority projects IN Houston to reduce congestion and improve mobility; and also approved additional funding for Grand Parkway between the Beaumont and Houston districts to expedite frontage road project construction. More
July 02, 2014 -- Union Pacific will close several railroad crossings in Beaumont over the next several days for repairs. More
July 01, 2014 -- Beaumont City Council today voted unanimously to award a $223,040.62 contract to Allco, Inc. of Beaumont for the concrete repair of sections of Tyrrell Park Road that were damaged during installation of a pipeline on the Keystone Project in the fall of 2013. More
July 01, 2014 -- Provost-Umphrey attorneys report that they have reached a confidential settlement with Hercules Tires in a lawsuit that was filed following the death of a death in 2012 that led to a recall in 2013. More
July 01, 2014 -- The Better Business Bureau Serving Southeast Texas has posted a warning to consumers that door-to-door alarm company salespersons are using false information and high-pressure tactics to influence unsuspecting homeowners to enter into contractual agreements regarding home security systems. More
June 30, 2014 -- Jefferson County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously to approve a funding agreement and resolution supporting the Texas Historical Commission Grant of $450,000 for the Jefferson County Courthouse Restoration Project. More
June 28, 2014 -- Guidry News Service covered todays runoff election between Cal Jones and Tiffany L. Hamilton for Port Arthur City Council. More
June 27, 2014 -- Port Arthur City Council will hold its runoff election for City Council District 2 on Saturday. More
June 27, 2014 -- Diversions: Arts and Culture Editor Jennifer Olin reports on weekend activities ranging from fast cars and parades to contemporary art. More
June 26, 2014 -- Port Arthur City Council on Wednesday voted unanimously to reject bids for the Port Arthur Armory Renovation Project for the property at 3451 57th Street. More
June 26, 2014 -- The Greater Beaumont Chamber of Commerce today announced its support of the reauthorization of the Export-Import Bank. More
June 24, 2014 -- Beaumont City Council today voted unanimously to engage Bracewell & Giuliani, LLP as bond counsel related to the proposed issuance of waterworks and sewer system revenue and refunding bonds. More
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