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Jefferson County

July 27, 2015 -- The Port of Beaumont Board of Commissioners today voted unanimously to adopt a resolution casting the port’s ballots in favor of selecting Jefferson County Tax Assessor-Collector Allison Nathan Getz as nominee to serve as the Conservation and Reclamation District’s representative on the Jefferson County Appraisal District Board of Trustees. More
July 27, 2015 -- The Jefferson County Tourism Committee today announced that it is accepting applications for grants to be awarded to tourism-related projects. More
July 27, 2015 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas today provided tips to spot spam profiles on Tinder, a mobile dating app. More
July 27, 2015 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council Transportation Policy Council on Friday voted unanimously to release candidate transportation projects in the H-GAC service area for public review and comment. More
July 24, 2015 -- The Texas Lottery Commission today announced that a Beaumont man has claimed a $7.5 million top prize in one of the lottery's scratch-off games. More
July 21, 2015 -- Beaumont City Council today voted unanimously to add a second assistant chief position for the Beaumont Police Department. More
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July 20, 2015 -- Jefferson County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously to approve an order creating the ExxonMobil Beaumont Refinery Complex Reinvestment Zone to allow for tax abatements for ExxonMobil’s Polyethylene Expansion Project. More
July 20, 2015 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas today residents to be aware of a new ransomware scam called CryptoWall, a virus that installs from an infected advertisement, link or email attachment claiming your files have been encrypted and demanding money for decrypting them. More
July 17, 2015 -- The Art Museum of Southeast Texas will host a Family Arts Day event on August 15. More
July 17, 2015 -- Port Arthur City Council, in a special meeting on Tuesday, voted unanimously to accept a $1,312,080 settlement offer from BP regarding claims against the oil company related to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. More
July 16, 2015 -- The Lamar Institute of Technology Foundation received a check in the amount of $39,000 from ExxonMobil. More
July 16, 2015 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas will host the 16th Southeast Texas Senior Celebration and Consumer Expo on October 22 at the Beaumont Civic Center. More
July 14, 2015 -- City of Port Arthur officials have responded to a number of water main breaks in the southwest part of the city. More
July 14, 2015 -- Beaumont City Council today voted 6-1, with Audwin Samuel opposed, to elect Mike Getz as mayor pro tem. More
July 13, 2015 -- Jefferson County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously to award a $3,872,218 contract to Apollo Environmental for the McFaddin National Wildlife Refuge Dune Restoration Project. More
July 13, 2015 -- The Port of Beaumont Board of Commissioners, in a special meeting today, voted unanimously to accept a settlement with BP in the amount of $1,371,191 related to economic damages resulting from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. More
July 13, 2015 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas today warned consumers to be aware of scams involving the sale of phony weight loss products. More
July 08, 2015 -- Port Arthur City Council voted unanimously to appoint Eli Roberts to Position 2 on the Port Arthur Section 4A Economic Development Corporation Board of Directors. More
July 07, 2015 -- Jefferson County Tax Assessor-Collector Allison Nathan Getz on Monday announced that she has earned her certification as a Professional County Collector. More
July 06, 2015 -- Jefferson County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously to engage the firm of Pattillo, Brown & Hill, LLP for the second year of a three-year contract for auditing services. More
July 06, 2015 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas issued a scam alert regarding fraudulent job postings and emails for nannies, babysitters or caregivers. More
June 30, 2015 -- Beaumont City Council today voted unanimously to approve an ordinance canvassing the results of the city's June 20 runoff election. More
June 30, 2015 -- The Jefferson County Tax Office today warned residents of scam artists going door-to-door or calling by phone attempting to steal money by claiming to be collecting property taxes. More
June 29, 2015 -- Jefferson County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously to adopt a resolution requesting the establishment of a Veterans Administration hospital in Orange County. More
June 29, 2015 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas today warned consumers to be aware of scams promising gift cards in exchange for taking a customer survey. More
June 26, 2015 -- Lamar University has established the Monica and William Harn Scholarship in Speech and Hearing for the College of Fine Arts and Communication. More
June 25, 2015 -- Port Arthur City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to approve the purchase of two 24-inch EZ2 valves from McCain Waterworks Marketing, for a total cost not to exceed $100,000. More
June 25, 2015 -- The City of Port Arthur will host The Helping Hands for a community clean up on Saturday. More
June 25, 2015 -- Jefferson County Commissioner Michael Sinegal will host a "Lunch in the Park" event on July 1 at Popeye Holmes Park in Port Arthur. More
June 22, 2015 -- Jefferson County Commissioners Court today voted 3-2, with Michael Sinegal and Everette “Bo” Alfred opposed, to appoint Cory Crenshaw as judge of County Court at Law No. 2, to replace Judge Lupe Flores, who had passed away in April. More
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