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Jefferson County

April 18, 2014 -- Diversions: Arts and Culture Editor Jennifer Olin highlights some family friendly activities for the Easter weekend around the Gulf Coast region including beach volleyball, releasing butterflies and beautiful music week. More
April 16, 2014 -- Port Arthur City Council on Tuesday voted 7-0 to amend the performance milestones of the economic incentive contract and loan agreement between the Port Arthur Economic Development Corporation and Climate Controlled Containers Manufacturing, LLC. More
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April 16, 2014 -- Lamar University’s Lamarissimo! Concert Series will conclude on Thursday with the premiere concert of the Cardinal Jazz Singers. More
April 15, 2014 -- The Neches Federal Credit Union will host the Annual RiverFest from April 30 through May 4 at Port Neches Park. More
April 15, 2014 -- Beaumont City Council today voted 5-1-1, with W.L. Pate, Jr. opposed and Jamie Smith recusing himself from the vote, to authorize the city manager and city attorney to negotiate an economic development agreement with Jefferson County and Pate Development related to a proposed hotel and water park at Ford Park. More
April 15, 2014 -- The Symphony of Southeast Texas today announced that Executive Director Craig Escamilla is resigning his position, effective May 31, to accept a position at Lamar University. More
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April 14, 2014 -- The City of Port Arthur will host its Second Annual Flashlight Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday at Barbara Jacket Park. More
April 14, 2014 -- Jefferson County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously to sign a letter of intent to offer economic development incentives to Pate Development and Innovative Leisure Partners for the construction of a convention center hotel and water park at Ford Park. More
April 14, 2014 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas has provided tips for consumers to consider before spending their tax refund. More
April 14, 2014 -- This Week on Stage: Performances and concerts in the Gulf Coast region include “Murder Ballad”, presented by Theatre Under the Stars at the Hobby Center in Houston. More
April 14, 2014 -- Texas Commissioner of Education Michael Williams today announced that he intends to appoint a board of managers to oversee the management of Beaumont Independent School District and to name a new superintendent for the district. More
April 14, 2014 -- The Texas Attorney General's Office on Friday issued an opinion regarding whether section 505.152 of the Local Government Code authorizes an economic development corporation to fund certain entertainment projects. More
April 14, 2014 -- Southeast Texas residents will experience a soggy start to the week leading up to Easter, which will also include chilly mornings and seasonably warm days, according to the Houston/Galveston office of the National Weather Service. More
April 11, 2014 -- Diversions: Arts and Culture Editor Jennifer Olin reports on weekend events ranging from floating the bayou to flying the skies, dancing to a Jamaican beat and enjoying Japanese food. More
April 10, 2014 -- The Southeast Texas Economic Development Foundation and the Texas Governor's Office today announced the recipients of the 2014 State of Texas Small Business Awards. More
April 09, 2014 -- The Jefferson County Go Texan Committee will host a barbecue cook-off on April 11-12 at the Elk's Lodge in Beaumont. More
April 08, 2014 -- Beaumont City Council today voted unanimously to approve a change order to a contract with Allco, LLC related to the Grit Pump Replacement for the Wastewater Treatment Plant Project. More
April 07, 2014 -- Jefferson County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously to approve recommendations by the Jefferson County Tourism Committee for allocations of hotel occupancy tax funds for the spring season. More
April 04, 2014 -- The Julie Rogers Gift of Life Program will host the Champagne & Ribs event on April 10 at Cowboy Harley-Davidson in Beaumont. More
April 04, 2014 -- Diversions: Arts and Culture editor Jennifer Olin reports on weekend activities from Beaumont to Galveston including an old-fashioned baseball game, a free movie classic and a women's expo with food, fun and shopping. More
April 03, 2014 -- Port Arthur City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to amend an order for the city's May 10 General Election to declare a candidate for the District 3 city council seat as unopposed, and canceling joint elections with the Sabine Pass Port Authority and the Sabine Pass Independent School District. More
April 01, 2014 -- Classic Southeast Texas has partnered with the West End Little League in Beaumont. More
April 01, 2014 -- Beaumont City Council today voted unanimously to accept a settlement in the amount of $150,000 from Sunland Construction, Inc. in connection with a claim filed by the city against Sunland Construction and TransCanada Keystone Pipeline, LP. More
April 01, 2014 -- The Spindletop-Gladys City Boomtown Museum at Lamar University will host an exhibition game on Saturday featuring the Beaumont Lumbermen, the museum's 1860s vintage baseball team. More
March 31, 2014 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas today issued a warning regarding a phone scam with perpetrators impersonating Internal Revenue Service agents. More
March 31, 2014 -- Jefferson County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously to receive the county’s Comprehensive Annual Financial Report for FY2013. More
March 31, 2014 -- The Port of Beaumont Board of Commissioners today voted unanimously to review and approve the port’s investment policy. More
March 28, 2014 -- Diversions: Arts and Culture Editor Jennifer Olin highlights a few of the events kicking off the spring including festivals featuring art, high flying kites and events for kids. More
March 26, 2014 -- The Bolivar Peninsula Chamber of Commerce reports that there is no oil on the Bolivar Peninsula beaches and none is expected from the recent oil spill in Texas City. More
March 25, 2014 -- Beaumont City Council today voted unanimously to award a $16,478,838 bid to Brystar Contracting, Inc. for the Washington Boulevard Pavement and Drainage Improvement Project. More
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