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Jefferson County

February 05, 2016 -- The Port Arthur Library, in celebration of Black History Month, is hosting a multimedia art exhibit featuring a range of topics, including the civil rights movement. More
February 04, 2016 -- The 710th Brigade Support Battalion recently deployed from Fort Polk, Louisiana to the Port of Beaumont to train for hurricane relief and mobility. More
February 02, 2016 -- Beaumont City Council today voted unanimously to amend the city's Code of Ordinances to allow for the sale, consumption and possession of alcoholic beverages at the Beaumont Botanical Gardens located within Tyrrell Park. More
February 01, 2016 -- Jefferson County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously to authorize the Jefferson County Family Drug Treatment Court to apply for grant funds through the Foundation of Southeast Texas. More
January 29, 2016 -- The United States Coast Guard, the Transit Security Administration and the Beaumont Police Department conducted an anti-terrorism exercise on Thursday in Beaumont. More
January 29, 2016 -- The Symphony of Southeast Texas will present its annual Youth Education Concerts on February 2-3 at the Julie Rogers Theatre. More
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January 29, 2016 -- Port Arthur City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to approve an increase to commercial refuse service monthly rates. More
January 28, 2016 -- The final day to register to vote in the March 1 Republican and Democratic Primary Elections, which includes federal, state and county elected positions, is February 1. More
January 27, 2016 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council has announced the winners of the 2015 Parks and Natural Areas Award competition. More
January 26, 2016 -- The City of Port Arthur today announced that former Street Supervisor Steven Guidry, Jr. has been arrested on felony charges related to the use of city fuel cards to steal gas. More
January 25, 2016 -- Jefferson County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously to reappoint Commissioner Eddie Arnold and Engineering Department Director Don Rao to the Jefferson-Orange-Hardin Regional Transportation Study Transportation Planning Committee. More
January 25, 2016 -- The Port of Beaumont Board of Commissioners today voted unanimously to renew the port’s property insurance coverage for 2016. More
January 25, 2016 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas today issued a scam alert regarding con artists who are impersonating cable companies claiming to offer discounted cable television service. More
January 25, 2016 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council Transportation Policy Council on Friday voted unanimously to recognize outgoing members Stephen C. Costello, Glenn A. Carlson and Richard Zientek. More
January 22, 2016 -- Jefferson County Tax Assessor-Collector Allison Nathan Getz today reminded residents that February 1 is the deadline to register to vote in the March 1 Primary Election. More
January 21, 2016 -- Jefferson County Tax Assessor-Collector Allison Nathan Getz today issued a reminder that 2015 property tax payments must be paid by February 1 to avoid penalty and interest charges. More
January 19, 2016 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas recently warned consumers of a scam involving fake websites offering dogs for sale. More
January 19, 2016 -- Filing begins on Wednesday for candidates seeking local city and school board positions in the May 7 General Election. More
January 19, 2016 -- Jefferson County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously to terminate a ground lease with Accelerated Development Operating Company for land at the Jack Brooks Regional Airport. More
January 18, 2016 -- Port Arthur City Council last week voted unanimously to order a special election for April 2 to fill a vacancy in City Council District 4, currently held by Stephen Mosely. More
January 15, 2016 -- The Port Arthur Public Library will host the Martin Luther King, Jr. Arts and Literacy Program on Sunday. More
January 12, 2016 -- Beaumont City Council today voted unanimously to award a $955,488 contract to LD Construction for the 11th Street Asphalt Resurfacing Project. More
January 11, 2016 -- Jefferson County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously to approve an amended order prohibiting firearms from the county courthouse, courthouse annex, county sub-courthouse and other buildings and areas essential to the operations of the courts, and to provide appropriate signage regarding the prohibition of firearms in those areas. More
January 05, 2016 -- Spindletop Center will team up with the Lions Club of District 2-S1 to offer free vision screenings on January 11. More
January 04, 2016 -- Jefferson County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously to renew an agreement with Lamar University for the video recording of commissioners court meetings from September 1 through August 31. More
December 23, 2015 -- Port Arthur City Council, in a special meeting today, voted unanimously to canvass the results of the December 15 Special Runoff Election, declaring Charlotte Moses as winner of the election for City Council Position 7. More
December 22, 2015 -- Beaumont City Council today voted unanimously to approve the purchase of a paving machine from Remco Exchange Co., LLC for a total amount of $385,165. More
December 21, 2015 -- Jefferson County Commissioners Court today voted 4-1, with Eddie Arnold opposed, to adopt an order prohibiting the possession of firearms in the Jefferson County Courthouse and office buildings. More
December 18, 2015 -- The City of Beaumont today issued a news release in response to the city's action in prohibiting police officers from using the Chief of Police's conference room for a bible-study for city employees. More
December 18, 2015 -- Port Arthur Police Chief Mark Blanton today announced that he will retire at the end of the year. More
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