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Jefferson County

September 20, 2014 -- The Texas General Land Office Fall Adopt-A-Beach cleanup is Saturday, September 27 at 30 locations on the Texas Gulf Coast from Sea Rim State Park and McFaddin Beach in Jefferson County to Boca Chica in Cameron County. More
September 19, 2014 -- The City of Port Arthur Health Department will offer flu vaccinations on October 1 and November 3. More
Texas Adopt A Beach Fall Clean Up
September 19, 2014 -- Diversions: Arts and Culture Editor Jennifer Olin reports on new art exhibits around the Gulf Coast region including the works of dozens of artists in Houston, historic pottery in Orange and a reading of the classic works of a famous Latin American author. More
September 18, 2014 -- Port Arthur City Council on Tuesday voted 3-4, with only Derrick Freeman, Tiffany Hamilton and Mayor Delores “Bobbie” Prince voting in favor of approval, to deny a motion to approve a collective bargaining agreement with the International Association of Fire Fighters Local 397. More
September 16, 2014 -- Beaumont City Council today voted unanimously to approve the conditional award of a $727,898 contract to Bruce’s General Construction, Inc. for the construction of the second phase of the city’s Hike & Bike Trail Project. More
September 15, 2014 -- Jefferson County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously to approve the transfer of one vehicle from the Port Arthur Independent School District to the Constable Precinct 8 Office for use in the Absent Student Assistance Program. More
USO-Houston
September 15, 2014 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas has issued a warning for schools and school districts regarding scams involving fake invoices for educational supplies. More
September 14, 2014 -- Beaumont has been awarded Bronze Scenic City certification by Scenic Texas. More
September 11, 2014 -- Port Arthur City Council, in a special meeting on Tuesday, voted unanimously to approve an $8,021,021 contract with Siemens Industry, Inc. for a project to reduce water loss, improve water meters and meter infrastructure. More
September 09, 2014 -- Beaumont City Council today voted unanimously to award a $51,039 contract to Delta Structural Technology, LLC for emergency repairs to damaged caused by a train derailment on the Lindbergh Drive Overpass. More
September 08, 2014 -- Jefferson County Commissioners Court today is considering an interlocal agreement with Jefferson County Drainage District No. 6 for the relocation of Green Pond Gully Road. More
September 08, 2014 -- The Better Business Bureau today warned senior citizens to be aware of the "Grandparent Scam", in which callers posing as grandchildren of the victim in attempts to have money wired to them. More
September 05, 2014 -- Diversions: Arts and Culture's Editor Jennifer Olin reports there is a full slate of activities around the Gulf Coast region this weekend including a contemporary arts fair, a gathering for train enthusiasts, live music and free movies. More
September 04, 2014 -- The City of Beaumont has announced street closures at intersections with railroad tracks due to repairs to the crossings. More
September 04, 2014 -- Port Arthur City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to approve a $405,289 contract with APAC-Texas, Inc. for the Pleasure Island Marina Paving Project. More
August 29, 2014 -- The Texas Department of Transportation today announced that the Texas Transportation Commission has approved more than $10.2 million for projects in Jefferson and Hardin County. More
August 29, 2014 -- Diversions: Arts and Culture editor Jennifer Olin highlights some fun Labor Day Weekend activities around the Gulf Coast region including movies, outdoor music and dance with international flair; and a chance to learn all about beer. More
August 27, 2014 -- Port Arthur City Council, in a special meeting on Tuesday, voted 6-2, with Willie “Bae” Lewis and Stephen Mosely opposed, to establish a City Manager's Search Advisory Board. More
August 26, 2014 -- Beaumont City Council today voted unanimously to approve a change order to a contract with Johnson Controls, Inc. to increase the number of new water meters to be replaced in the city. More
August 25, 2014 -- Jefferson County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously to approve specifications for a request for proposals for development of a multi-sports training facility at Ford Park. More
August 25, 2014 -- The Port of Beaumont Board of Commissioners today voted unanimously to adopt the port’s FY2015 Budget, which included total revenues of $12.17 million. More
August 25, 2014 -- The City of Beaumont has announced that crews will close Howard Street between East Lavaca and Adam streets on Tuesday, and continuing for approximately two months, for construction. More
August 22, 2014 -- The Jefferson County Tourism Committee is accepting applications through September 5 for grants for tourism related projects and events. More
August 22, 2014 -- The American Red Cross Beaumont and Orange County Chapter has named Chester R. Jourdan, Jr. as the chapter's new executive director. More
August 22, 2014 -- Port Arthur City Council on Tuesday voted 8-1, with Stephen Mosely opposed, to extend a contract with Strategic Government Resources related to search services for the city manager position. More
August 19, 2014 -- The Art Museum of Southeast Texas will host its 27th anniversary gala on September 5 at 6:30 p.m. More
August 19, 2014 -- Beaumont City Council today voted unanimously to change the speed limit along four sections of South Major Drive. More
August 18, 2014 -- Jefferson County Commissioners Court today voted 4-1, with Everette “Bo” Alfred opposed, to approve a hotel occupancy tax emergency grant allocation of $35,914 for Ford Park. More
August 18, 2014 -- The City of Beaumont and the Miller Community Fund will host a reception on Thursday in honor of Ben Woodhead's service to the Miller Library. More
August 18, 2014 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas today warned consumers to be aware of con artists who utilize major news stories, such as the recent death of comedian Robin Williams, for "click bating" to install malware on your computer or smartphone or obtaining personal information. More
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