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Jefferson County

April 26, 2016 -- Beaumont City Manager Kyle Hayes today announced his plans to retire effective December 31. More
April 26, 2016 -- Beaumont City Council today voted unanimously to grant a request for a revised specific use permit to waive the perimeter landscape buffer and screening requirements for the south and east property lines at 4570 Highland Street. More
April 25, 2016 -- The Port of Beaumont Board of Commissioners today voted unanimously to approve a change order to a contract with Taylor Marine Construction for the Harbor Island Wharf Repairs Contract. More
April 25, 2016 -- Lamar University has been selected to receive $7,500 to support new study abroad scholarships as part of its commitment to the Institute of International Education’s Generation Study Abroad® initiative to increase the number and diversity of students who study abroad by the end of the decade. More
April 25, 2016 -- Lamar University has selected 19 students to serve as Lamar Ambassadors. More
April 25, 2016 -- Jefferson County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously to renew a Mosquito Control Liability Insurance Policy with Ace Westchester for a total premium of $12,000. More
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April 24, 2016 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council Transportation Policy Council on Friday voted unanimously to approve the revised Transportation Conformity Determination for the 2040 Regional Transportation Plan and 2015-2018 Transportation Improvement Program. More
April 22, 2016 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas on Wednesday announced that it has revoked accreditation for two businesses due to failing to comply with the BBB Code of Business Practices and Standards for Accreditation. More
April 22, 2016 -- Jefferson County Tax Assessor-Collector Allison Nathan Getz today advised residents that Monday is the deadline to register to vote in the May 24 Primary Runoff Election, and the first day to vote in the May 7 elections. More
April 21, 2016 -- Port Arthur City Council voted 7-1, with Mayor Deloris “Bobbie” Prince opposed, to adopt a resolution approving covenants and restrictions for the Jade Avenue Business Park, including updated language prohibiting slaughterhouse and meat packing plants at the business park. More
April 20, 2016 -- The Better Business Bureau Serving Southeast Texas has warned consumers to be wary of a scam involving Internet-connected cars. More
April 20, 2016 -- Beaumont City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to award a $1,002,131 contract for property insurance coverage for various city-owned buildings and assets to several insurance firms. More
April 19, 2016 -- Lamar University has named Erik Stromberg as the inaugural executive director of the Center for Advances in Port Management after a national search. More
April 18, 2016 -- Jefferson County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously to appoint Glenda Chilo to the Jefferson County Tourism Commission. More
April 15, 2016 -- The Harris County Sheriff’s Office has outsourced the housing of a small number of inmates who have been sentenced to serve terms in Harris County and the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. More
April 14, 2016 -- Port Arthur City Council, in a special meeting on Wednesday, voted unanimously to adopt an order canvassing the results of the April 2 Special Election for Council District 4. More
April 12, 2016 -- Lamar University has announced that Monica Harn, chair of its Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences, has been named the inaugural recipient of the Diane H. Shaver Professorship in Speech and Hearing Sciences. More
April 12, 2016 -- Beaumont City Council today voted unanimously to allow for additional time for a specific use permit for the Human Society of Southeast Texas for an animal shelter and adoption center at Major Drive, north of Highway 105. More
April 12, 2016 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas today issued a scam alert regarding scammers who hack into email accounts and instruct homebuyers to wire closing costs directly into their accounts. More
April 11, 2016 -- Jefferson County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously to designate County Health Authority Cecil Wilkes as the county’s Infection Control Officer, and Leslie Little as his alternate. More
April 08, 2016 -- Port Arthur City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to adopt an ordinance regulating smoking in public places. More
April 07, 2016 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas will host a "Shred Day", to provide residents an opportunity to shred their personal confidential documents, on Saturday at Central Mall in Port Arthur. More
April 05, 2016 -- Beaumont City Council today voted unanimously to approve the sale of the Beaumont Yacht Club property at 560 Marina Drive to USA Self-Storage, Inc., doing business as The Access Companies, for a total amount of $1,475,000. More
April 05, 2016 -- The Jefferson County Crime Victims' Coalition will host its 26th Annual Crime Victims' Candlelight Vigil on April 14 at the Jefferson County Courthouse. More
April 05, 2016 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas today announced that ATM skimming, the use of devices attached to automated teller machines to "skim" card information from customers, has reportedly increased recently. More
April 04, 2016 -- Jefferson County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously to approve an order repealing the exemption of sales taxes for telecommunications services within the county. More
April 02, 2016 -- Keith McCurry Richard defeated Alicia Gayle Marshall in Port Arthur's special election to fill a vacancy on the city council. More
April 01, 2016 -- Voters in Port Arthur will cast their ballots on Saturday in a special election to elect a council member for District 4 to replace Stephen Mosely. More
April 01, 2016 -- The Gulf Coast Community Protection and Recovery District on Thursday held the third in a series of public scoping meetings to review the findings of the second phase of the six-county district’s Storm Surge Suppression Study. More w/ Video
March 30, 2016 -- Lamar University’s Mary Morgan Moore Department of Music will host its inaugural Brass Festival April 7-9. More
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