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Jefferson County

October 30, 2014 -- Early voting for the November 4 General Election ends on Friday, with polling locations open 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. for the last opportunity to vote early in the election. More
October 30, 2014 -- Port Arthur City Council on Tuesday voted 6-1, with Willie “Bae” Lewis opposed, to extend the city's contract with Strategic Government Resources, the search firm assisting the city with providing candidates for a new city manager. More
October 29, 2014 -- The Southeast Texas Regional Advisory Council and the Texas Department of State Health Services will host the sixth annual Regional Healthcare Preparedness Coalition Symposium November 5-7 in Galveston. More
October 28, 2014 -- Beaumont City Council today voted unanimously to authorize the Mission Economic Development Corporation in Mission, Texas, to issue Solid Waste Disposal Revenue Bonds, in an estimated amount of $100 million, to finance a waste to energy facility to be located at or near the Beaumont city landfill. More
October 27, 2014 -- Jefferson County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously to approve a $774,784 contract with Construction Zone for emergency fire alarm replacement at the Downtown Jail. More
October 27, 2014 -- The Port of Beaumont Board of Commissioners today voted unanimously to extend leases with Kinder Morgan Energy Partners, LP, for a five-year term for bulk handling. More
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October 27, 2014 -- The Better Business Bureau today issued a scam alert regarding websites claiming to sell medicines that cure or prevent Ebola. More
October 21, 2014 -- Jefferson County Tax Assessor-Collector Terry Wuenschel today announced that the 2014 property tax bills for the county have been mailed. More
October 20, 2014 -- Jefferson County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously to approve a $61,680 change order related to the re-bid of a project for Drainage District 7, bringing the contract total price to $3,041,600. More
October 20, 2014 -- Performances and concerts this week on stage in the Gulf Coast region include “The Addams Family: The Musical” hosted by Miller Outdoor Theatre in Houston, and “Sister Act” at The Grand 1894 Opera House in Galveston. More
October 20, 2014 -- The Port Arthur International Seafarers' Center on Friday presented the Maritime Samaritan Award to Niels B. Lyngso, who recently retired from the West Gulf Maritime Association. More
October 17, 2014 -- Early voting begins on Monday for the November 4 General Election, with federal, state, county and local races on the ballots in the Texas Gulf Coast region. More
October 17, 2014 -- Diversions: Arts and Cultures Editor Jennifer Olin's weekend leisure activity report includes art fairs, a new art exhibit and a pumpkin patch. More
October 15, 2014 -- Port Arthur City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to award a contract to Freese and Nichols, Inc. of Houston for the design of the Main Wastewater Treatment Plant Project. More
October 14, 2014 -- Beaumont City Council today voted unanimously to approve a lease agreement with the Art Museum of Southeast Texas. More
October 13, 2014 -- The Greater Beaumont Chamber of Commerce will hold its annual meeting and Spindletop Award presentation on October 21 at the Beaumont Civic Center. More
October 13, 2014 -- Jefferson County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously to approve a tax abatement agreement with Air Liquide Large Industries U.S., LP. More
October 13, 2014 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas today issued a scam alert regarding fraudulent calls claiming to be offering free medical devices in order to trick victims into providing personal information. More
October 10, 2014 -- Diversions: Arts and Culture editor Jennifer Olin reports on food and festivals, films and fine arts events that are on tap this weekend around the Gulf Coast region. More
October 07, 2014 -- Beaumont City Council today voted unanimously to grant a solid waste collection and transportation service franchise to Sprint Waste Services, LP. More
October 06, 2014 -- Gift of Life will hold the Julie Richardson Procter 5K Ribbon Run in Downtown Beaumont on October 11. More
October 06, 2014 -- Jefferson County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously to approve fall 2014 hotel occupancy tax allocations totaling $135,070, as recommended by the Jefferson County Tourism Committee. More
October 06, 2014 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas has issued an alert regarding a scam utilizing hacked company email accounts to convince employees to send vendor payments to con artists. More
October 03, 2014 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas will offer free shredding of personal documents on Saturday at Kaplan College in Beaumont. More
October 03, 2014 -- Monday is the final day to register to vote in the November 4 General Election, which includes a United States Senate seat, Texas Governor, county judge races and local city, school board positions and bond and charter propositions. More
October 03, 2014 -- Diversions: Arts and Culture Editor Jennifer Olin reports on the return of some popular fall events like Houston's oldest Greek festival and a family festival for hands-on art, as well as few new events. More
October 01, 2014 -- Jefferson County Voter Registrar Terry Wuenschel today issued a reminder that October 6 is the deadline to register to vote in the November 4 election. More
September 30, 2014 -- The visit to the Netherlands by a group of Texans to tour the storm surge protection system that the Dutch launched after the disastrous 1953 flood wrapped up on Tuesday. More
September 30, 2014 -- Beaumont City Council today voted unanimously to approve a new four-year labor agreement with the Beaumont Police Officers Association as a result of collective bargaining negotiations. More
September 30, 2014 -- Port Arthur City Council on Monday voted 5-2, with Raymond Scott and Stephen Mosely opposed, to approve changes to the city’s water service readiness-to-serve rates and other charges. More
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