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Jefferson County

August 26, 2016 -- Port Arthur City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to appoint Mayor Derrick Freeman, Keith Richard, Willie “Bae” Lewis and Charlotte Moses to the Port Arthur Independent School District Board Governmental Relations Committee. More
August 23, 2016 -- Beaumont City Council today voted unanimously to amend the city's Code of Ordinances to add a voluntary recycling container service fee and a monthly recycling service fee. More
August 23, 2016 -- The Port of Beaumont Board of Commissioners on Monday voted unanimously to approve the port's FY2017 Budget. More
August 22, 2016 -- Jefferson County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously to approve a detour plan and letter of concurrence for the closure of Brush Island Road to enable the Texas Department of Transportation to replace the bridge at the road. More
August 22, 2016 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas today provided tips for those planning to make donations in response to flooding in Louisiana. More
August 17, 2016 -- The Jefferson County Tourism Committee is accepting applications through September 2 for grants to be awarded to tourism related projects and events benefiting Jefferson County. More
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August 16, 2016 -- Beaumont City Council today voted unanimously to recognize a fire-damaged structure at 1691 Turon as unsafe and to order its removal. More
August 16, 2016 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council Board of Directors voted 22-1, with Jerry Davis opposed, to authorize regional workforce contracts for 2017. More
August 15, 2016 -- On Friday, September 16 at 12:30 p.m., Lamar Institute of Technology (LIT) will celebrate the Installation of Dr. Lonnie L. Howard. The event will be held in Beaumont, Texas at the Multi-Purpose Center on the LIT campus. More
August 15, 2016 -- Jefferson County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously to approve an abatement agreement with Phillips 66 for a project to construct four 350,000 barrel capacity tanks and two booster pumps at their facility on approximately 13.44 acres of land. More
August 15, 2016 -- The Better Business Bureau today announced that research from its Institute for Marketplace Trust has found that Millenials are actually more vulnerable to scams than those of the Baby Boomer generation. More
August 11, 2016 -- Port Arthur City Council on Tuesday voted 5-3, with Willie “Bae” Lewis, Keith Richard and Robert Scott opposed, to order a special election on November 8 to submit a proposition as to whether or not the City Charter should be amended to remove Council Districts 5 and 6 from the city council, reducing the city council to the mayor and six council positions. More
August 09, 2016 -- The Beaumont Chamber Foundation has announced that its 16th annual Spice of the Season will treat guests to a trip down memory lane as they "Travel Through Time" via this year's theme. More
August 09, 2016 -- Beaumont City Council today voted unanimously to propose a 2016 tax rate of $0.69 per $100 valuation and to schedule public hearings for August 23 and September 13. More
August 08, 2016 -- Jefferson County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously to designate a reinvestment zone for Phillips 66 Crude II for property at 3900 Highway 366 in Nederland, Texas. More
August 05, 2016 -- Lamar University today announced that Edward Craig Ness has been appointed as vice president for finance and operations. More
August 04, 2016 -- The Jefferson County Tourism Committee is accepting applications through September 2 for grants awarded to tourism related projects and events. More
August 03, 2016 -- Lamar University has named Natalie Tindall as chair of its Department of Communication. More
August 02, 2016 -- Beaumont City Council today voted unanimously to execute a change order to a contract with LD Kemp Excavating, Inc. for the Cell 2 Construction Project at the city's landfill. More
August 01, 2016 -- Jefferson County Judge Jeff Branick has written a letter to United States Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson urging him to use his project nominating authority to allocate funds through the RESTORE Act for projects that enhance national defense, energy and economic security assets. More
August 01, 2016 -- Jefferson County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously to adopt an order calling for an election on November 8. More
August 01, 2016 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas today issued a news release with tips on purchasing a home warranty. More
July 27, 2016 -- Port Arthur City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to authorize the city manager to execute a settlement of a property damage claim, in the amount of $14,510, made against the Texas Municipal League Intergovernmental Risk Pool as the result of property damage to a city-owned Ford Expedition. More
July 26, 2016 -- Beaumont City Council today voted unanimously to award $642,783 contract to LD Construction for the Avenue A Asphalt Rehabilitation Project. More
July 25, 2016 -- Jefferson County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously to adopt a resolution authorizing enforcement of the Texas Clean Air Act and employing special counsel to file suit against vehicle manufacturer Volkswagen concerning violations of the act. More
July 25, 2016 -- The Port of Beaumont Board of Commissioners today voted unanimously to select Jefferson Rail Port Terminal II as construction manager agent for the Jefferson Energy Companies Project. More
July 25, 2016 -- Greater Beaumont Chamber of Commerce Regina Lindsey recently attended the White House Forum on Economic Development. More
July 25, 2016 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas today announced that the Federal Trade Commission has shut down a fraudulent medical insurance scheme following a BBB investigation into complaints that the company mislead consumers. More
July 24, 2016 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council Transportation Policy Council on Friday voted unanimously to approve the transmittal of comments on the proposed 2017-2026 Unified Transportation Program to the Texas Department of Transportation. More
July 19, 2016 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council Board of Directors today voted unanimously to approve mid-year revisions to the H-GAC 2016 budget. More
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