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Jefferson County

March 02, 2015 -- Filing for the May 9 General Election ended on Friday, with some city and school races contested, while others are anticipating cancelling their elections. More
March 02, 2015 -- The West Gulf Maritime Association has updated its members on the conditions of area ports that are impacted by wide-spread sea fog. More
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March 02, 2015 -- The Better Business Bureau today announced that it has formed a partnership with Porch.com to provide BBB ratings and accreditation status for home improvement and maintenance professionals listed in Porch search results. More
February 28, 2015 -- The Gulf Coast Community Protection and Recovery District, Inc. Board of Directors met on Friday at the Galveston County Courthouse. More
February 27, 2015 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council Transportation Policy Council on Friday recognized Michael W. Alford, district engineer for the Texas Department of Transportation’s Houston District, for his service to the TPC and the surrounding region. More
February 27, 2015 -- Eight Lamar University students have been chosen to be part of a select group of college students to participate at the 2015 Clinton Global Initiative University. More
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February 27, 2015 -- Candidate filing ends today for the May 9 General Election, with few races in cities and school districts in the Gulf Coast area receiving challengers. More
February 23, 2015 -- Jefferson County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously to adopt a resolution in support of the extension of a chapter of the Texas Tax Code regarding renewable energy projects. More
February 23, 2015 -- The Port of Beaumont Board of Commissioners today voted 5-0-1, with Bill Darling abstaining, to extend a bank depository services agreement with Capital One Bank for an additional two-year period. More
February 20, 2015 -- The Jefferson County Tourism Committee is accepting applications through March 6 for grants awarded to tourism related projects. More
February 20, 2015 -- Candidate filing for the May 9 General Election is down to its final week, as candidates for city and school offices place their names in the running for various races to be on the ballot. More
February 19, 2015 -- Diversions: Arts and Culture Editor Jennifer Olin reports on leisure activity options for the weekend including performance art at Houston’s El Dorado Ballroom, Galveston Sea Turtle Saturday at National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary Ballroom, and the Empty Bowl Project event at the Dishman Art Museum. More
February 19, 2015 -- Port Arthur City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to order an election for May 9 to elect two council members. More
February 17, 2015 -- Beaumont City Council today voted unanimously to approve a joint election agreement with Jefferson County for conducting the May 9 Joint Election with the city and the Port of Beaumont. More
February 13, 2015 -- Arts and Culture Editor Jennifer Olin reports on weekend events including a workshop at the Museum of Printing History in Houston, an exhibit at the Museum of the Gulf Coast in Port Arthur and Mardi Gras activities in the region. More
February 12, 2015 -- The Port Arthur Public Library will host a salute to Black History Month on February 16. More
February 11, 2015 -- United States Representative Brian Babin said he is proud of his vote to send the bill approving the Keystone XL Pipeline to President Obama’s desk. More
February 11, 2015 -- The United States of House of Representatives today voted 270-152 to approve the Senate’s Keystone XL Pipeline legislation and send it to the President’s desk. More
February 10, 2015 -- Beaumont City Council today voted unanimously to award a $493,338 contract to LD Construction for the Delaware Street Asphalt Resurfacing Project. More
February 09, 2015 -- Jefferson County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously to adopt an order to establish an ex officio road commissioner system for the county. More
February 09, 2015 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas is accepting nominations for its 18th Annual Torch Award for Marketplace Trust. More
February 05, 2015 -- Patricia Adams Lambert, a former assistant superintendent with Beaumont Independent School District, was indicted by a federal grand jury on Wednesday on charges of fraud and cheating related to embezzling activities and cheating on test results at the school district. More
February 05, 2015 -- Port Arthur City Council on Tuesday voted 6-2, with Raymond Scott and Stephen Mosely opposed, to approve a collective bargaining agreement with the Port Arthur Police Association. More
February 04, 2015 -- The Jefferson County Tax Office today announced that it is preparing to make the transition to the new "Two Steps, One Sticker" program for vehicle registration and inspection. More
February 03, 2015 -- United States Representative Brian Babin voted today for House passage of H.R. 596, legislation he cosponsored to fully repeal the Affordable Care Act. More w/Video
February 03, 2015 -- Beaumont City Council today voted unanimously to authorize Beaumont Place, LP to submit an application to the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs for the proposed Beaumont Place of Grace, a low-income housing tax credit project. More
February 03, 2015 -- The Greater Beaumont Chamber of Commerce is seeking candidates for the chamber's next President/CEO. More
February 02, 2015 -- Jefferson County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously to grant a pipeline permit to ExxonMobil Research & Engineering to replace a pipeline crossing overhead on Gulf States Road in Beaumont. More
February 02, 2015 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas today issued a scam alert regarding a "work-from-home" scheme targeting college students. More
January 31, 2015 -- The Greater Beaumont Chamber of Commerce reports that the United Steelworkers Union has issued a strike notice at the ExxonMobil Beaumont Refinery. More
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