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Jefferson County

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
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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
April 27, 2015 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas today issued a scam alert regarding callers presenting themselves as with a credit card company's fraud department in order to obtain the security code on a victim's credit card. More
April 27, 2015 -- The Port of Beaumont Board of Commissioners today voted unanimously to award a $124,129 contract to BOMAC Contractors, Inc. for drilling precast concrete piles for the Harbor Island Wharf Extension. More
April 27, 2015 -- Jefferson County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously to approve a tax abatement agreement with Emerald Biofuels for the construction of a new renewable diesel manufacturing facility. More
April 24, 2015 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council Transportation Policy Council today voted unanimously to approve amendments to the 2014-2015 Unified Planning Work Program. More
April 24, 2015 -- Early voting in the May 9 General Election kicks off on Monday, with polls opening at various locations for city and school board races and referendums in the Gulf Coast area. More
April 24, 2015 -- The United States Naval Ship Mendonca, the Navy's largest roll-on/roll-off ship, was unloaded this week at the Port of Beaumont by Beaumont-based Soldiers from the 842nd Transportation Battalion. More
April 21, 2015 -- Beaumont City Council today voted unanimously to approve a contract for property insurance coverage of city-owned buildings and assets. More
April 21, 2015 -- The United States Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District today announced that it has awarded a $4,219,500 contract to Manson Construction Co. for pipeline dredging of the Sabine Pass Channel Reach of the Sabine-Neches Waterway. More
April 20, 2015 -- Jefferson County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously to adopt a resolution urging the Department of Homeland Security to exercise its full role under the RESTORE Act and nominate projects emphasizing energy and national security assets of the country that are located along the Gulf Coast. More
April 20, 2015 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas today announced the finalists for the 2015 Torch Awards for Marketplace Trust. More
April 18, 2015 -- The Port Neches Riverfest! will be held Wednesday, April 29 to Sunday, May 3. More
April 16, 2015 -- The Texas General Land Office Adopt-A-Beach Spring Cleanup is Saturday. More
April 16, 2015 -- Port Arthur City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to authorize the Port Arthur Section 4A Economic Development Corporation to enter into a commercial leasing and property management services contract with Hayes Real Estate for the property at 501 Procter Street, at a rate of $1,250 per month. More
April 15, 2015 -- The 3rd Brigade Combat Team "Patriots" 10th Mountain Division's 710th Brigade Support Battalion today moved equipment at the Port of Beaumont as part of its Sealift Emergency Deployment Response Exercise. More
April 15, 2015 -- The Clifton Steamboat Museum in Beaumont will host its inaugural Boy Scout Day on April 25, and a lecture on the Battle of Sabine Pass on May 9. More
April 14, 2015 -- Beaumont City Council today voted unanimously to approve an economic development incentive agreement for a convention hotel and water park at Ford Park. More
April 14, 2015 -- The United States Postal Service on Monday issued a reminder to tax filers in Houston and Beaumont of services and hours available for Wednesday's deadline to file their 2014 taxes. More
April 13, 2015 -- Jefferson County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously to approve a tolling agreement with the United States Army Corps of Engineers regarding an After the Fact Permit Application for erosion work completed on the Neches River Waterway. More
April 13, 2015 -- Lamar University will host a free educational fair, featuring hands-on activities in science, math and engineering, on April 18 at the Spindletop Gladys City Boomtown Museum. More
April 10, 2015 -- Diversions: Arts and Culture Editor Jennifer Olin reports on weekend activites including the WorldFest-Houston International Film Festival, the Houston Art Car Parade, The Grand Kids Festival in Galveston, the Pearland Crawfish Festival and Carnival des Cajuns in Port Arthur. More
April 09, 2015 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council invites area residents, business owners, community stakeholders and local officials to attend a public meeting to receive comment on recommended improvements to SH 249 between I-45 and Beltway 8, and connecting streets, bicycle/pedestrian facilities, and transit systems. More
April 08, 2015 -- The Port Neches RiverFest will host its annual RiverFest event April 29 through May 3 at Port Neches River Front Park. More
April 08, 2015 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas on Tuesday held its Fourth Annual Laws of Life Essay Program Banquet. More
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