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Jefferson County

May 22, 2015 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council Transportation Policy Council today voted unanimously to award $1.6 million in transportation development credits to a program planned for the Harris County freeway system. More
May 22, 2015 -- The Julie Rogers Gift of Life Program will host a free educational seminar on melanoma prevention and skin cancer awareness on Tuesday at the MCM Elegante Hotel in Beaumont. More
May 21, 2015 -- The Greater Beaumont Chamber of Commerce recently held its annual Volunteer & Member Recognition Luncheon, and presented the chamber's ATHENA Award to Ivy Pate, regional vice president of CHRISTUS Health of Southeast Texas. More
May 21, 2015 -- Port Arthur City Council, in a special meeting on Wednesday, voted unanimously to adopt a resolution canvassing the results of the May 9 General Election. More
May 19, 2015 -- Beaumont City Council today voted unanimously to adopt a resolution canvassing the results of the May 9 General Election. More
May 19, 2015 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council Board of Directors voted unanimously to approve priority ranking for Fiscal Year 2016 criminal justice funds and authorize resolutions to submit priority lists to the Office of Governor, Criminal Justice Division. More
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May 18, 2015 -- Jefferson County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously to apply to the City of Beaumont to acquire the right-of-way for a portion of Main Street directly behind the Jefferson County Courthouse. More
May 18, 2015 -- The Port of Beaumont Board of Commissioners today voted unanimously to reappoint C.A. “Pete” Shelton as president of the board. More
May 18, 2015 -- Big Thicket National Preserve will host an exploration of the Kirby Nature Trail and Sandhill Loop Trail on Memorial Day. More
May 18, 2015 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas today advised consumers to be aware of various scams aimed at military personnel. More
May 15, 2015 -- Diversions: Arts and Culture Editor Jennifer Olin reports on weekend activities including the Galveston Island Beach Review, the Maypole Festival & Picnic in Beaumont, the Annual Halfway To Halloween Party in Houston, AsiaFest in Houston and more. More
May 12, 2015 -- United States Representative Brian Babin applauded passage by the House of Representatives of the Regulatory Integrity Protection Act (H.R. 1732), which prohibits the Environmental Protection Agency and the Army Corps of Engineers from issuing its “Waters of the United States” rule that gives the federal government unprecedented authority to regulate virtually all water flows in America, including ditches and farmland ponds. More
May 12, 2015 -- Beaumont City Council today voted unanimously to approve an earnest money contract for the sale of property located at 1205 Franklin Street, known as the Literacy Depot. More
May 12, 2015 -- The American Shore & Beach Preservation Association has reported on a study of comparisons of "hard structures" and a "natural system" of coastal buffers. More
May 11, 2015 -- Bill McCoy, president of the Greater Port Arthur Chamber of Commerce, has posted comments on the death of Ike Akbari, a respected local businessman. More
May 11, 2015 -- Jefferson County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously to authorize County Judge Jeff Branick to enter into discussions with the City of Beaumont concerning the acquisition of a portion of Main Street starting at the KCS Railroad and continuing south to Franklin Street, which is behind the courthouse. More
May 11, 2015 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas today issued a scam alert involving individuals misrepresenting themselves as being affiliated with a church fundraiser through the sale of restaurant gift cards. More
May 11, 2015 -- Catholic Charities of Southeast Texas will host the 24th Annual Breakfast with the Bishop event on June 13 at St. Jude Thaddeus Catholic Church in Beaumont. More
May 08, 2015 -- The Texas Workforce Commission today announced that it is providing a $75,000 grant in a partnership with the Port Arthur Economic Development Corporation to provide workforce training for Team Fabrictors, Inc. More
May 06, 2015 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas on Tuesday presented the 2015 Torch Awards for Marketplace Trust. More
May 05, 2015 -- Beaumont City Council today voted unanimously to authorize the issuance of refunding bonds in an amount not to exceed $45 million to refinance previous bonds at a lower interest rate. More
May 04, 2015 -- Jefferson County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously to amend the county’s interlocal agreement with the Southeast Texas Regional Radio System to add Orange County and the Texas Department of Public Safety as stakeholders. More
May 04, 2015 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas issued a scam alert regarding calls from fake debt collectors harassing families claiming a family member owes payments on a loan. More
May 01, 2015 -- The Metthananda Kuruppu Memorial Fund has been established to seek the public's help in supporting the family of a Beaumont convenience store owner who was killed during an armed robbery on Wednesday. More
May 01, 2015 -- Diversions: Arts and Culture Editor Jennifer Olin reports on weekend options including Latin Wave: New Films from Latin America at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; an iron exhibit at the Dishman Museum of Art at Lamar University in Beaumont; the Houston Dragon Boat Festival, the 20th Annual Keels & Wheels Concours d'Elegance at Lakewood Yacht Club in Seabrook, the 9th Annual Houston Polish Festival; and the 4th Annual Star Wars Art Festival in Houston. More
April 30, 2015 -- Port Arthur City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to dedicate a 1.03 acre tract of land in the 600 block of West 8th Street for public park purposes. More
April 29, 2015 -- The Greater Beaumont Chamber of Commerce has named Regina Lindsey as its President/Chief Executive Officer. More
April 29, 2015 -- The Texas Attorney General's Office today issued two legal opinions, including an opinion regarding whether a school board trustee in Beaumont whose powers were suspended by the Texas Education Commission may run for and serve as a city council member for a city located within the school district's boundaries. More
April 29, 2015 -- The Sabine Pass Port Authority will host a workshop on May 5 to discuss the port authority's master plan. More
April 28, 2015 -- Beaumont City Council today voted unanimously to grant a specific use permit to allow a commercial dump truck business at 2340 East Lucas, but did not approve a request to rezone a portion of the property from a Single Family Residential District to a General Commercial-Multiple Family District. More
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