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Jefferson County

December 19, 2014 -- Arts and Culture Editor Jennifer Olin reports on Holiday events in the Gulf Coast region, including music, magic, theater and dance. More
December 16, 2014 -- Executive Director Jack Steele on Tuesday reported to the Houston-Galveston Area Council Board of Directors that progress has been made toward consensus on a storm surge suppression effort. More
December 16, 2014 -- Beaumont City Council today voted unanimously to appoint William Sam, Sr. to represent Ward IV on the city council, replacing Council Member Jamie Smith. More
December 15, 2014 -- Jefferson County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously to award a $4,182,253 contract to N&T Construction Company, Inc. for the Jefferson County Courthouse Mechanical and Safety Upgrades Project. More
December 15, 2014 -- The Port of Beaumont Board of Commissioners today voted unanimously to approve the FY2014 Annual Audit Report. More
December 15, 2014 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas today warned of a "high tech" version of a check cashing scheme involving scammers using mobile bank apps to deposit fake checks into a victim's account then withdraw the funds before the fake checks are caught by the bank. More
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December 15, 2014 -- This Week on Stage: Performances and concerts in the Gulf Coast region include Robert Earl Keen’s “Merry Christmas from the Fam-O-Lee” at The Grand 1894 Opera House and the continuation of several holiday productions. More
December 14, 2014 -- The Gulf Coast Community Protection and Recovery District on Thursday held the third of three public scoping meetings to gain input on storm surge protection solutions for the $3.9 million study being conducted by the six-county district. More
December 13, 2014 -- The United States Coast Guard and the crew of a nearby ship are searching for a crewman who fell overboard while painting the side of a bulk carrier at anchor about 10 miles off Sabine Pass on Saturday. More
December 12, 2014 -- Arts and Culture Editor Jennifer Olin reports on several weekend events, including a new exhibit at Museum Fine Arts, Houston and the Glassell Studio School Student Art Sale in Houston; Galveston Island Nature Tourism Council's annual Breakfast with the Cranes; and special events at the Shangri La Botanical Gardens and Nature Center in Orange. More
December 11, 2014 -- The final public scoping meeting for a Storm Surge Suppression Study being conducted by the Gulf Coast Community Protection and Recovery District will be held tonight at the Jefferson County Courthouse in Beaumont. More
December 11, 2014 -- Port Arthur City Council on Tuesday voted 6-3, with Willie “Bae” Lewis, Stephen Mosely and Raymond Scott opposed, to approve a collective bargaining agreement with International Association of Fire Fighters Local 397 for proposed funding of the fire department. More
December 09, 2014 -- Communities In Schools Southeast Texas recently received a donation in the amount of $1,255.25. More
December 09, 2014 -- Beaumont City Council today voted unanimously to amend the city’s off street parking and loading regulations to increase parking space requirements for gaming sites. More
December 09, 2014 -- The Port of Orange Board of Commissioners on Monday voted unanimously to accept the audited financial statements for FY2014. More
December 08, 2014 -- Jefferson County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously to authorize the use of tax exempt financing by the Riesel Cultural Facilities Corporation for the benefit of Goodwill Industries of Southeast Texas for the construction of a Goodwill retail store in Port Arthur and office to be used for Goodwill’s job assistance programs. More
December 08, 2014 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas today announced 10 members of its board of directors were recently elected by BBB accredited businesses. More
December 05, 2014 -- The Gulf Coast Community Protection and Recovery District on Thursday held the first of three public scoping meetings to gain input on storm surge protection solutions for the $3.9 million study being conducted by the six-county district. More
December 05, 2014 -- Diversions: Arts and Culture Editor Jennifer Olin reports on several weekend events in the Gulf Coast region, including the Dickens on the Strand festival in Galveston, the Mayor's Holiday Celebration and Tree Lighting in Houston and a celebration of Japanese culture at the Asia Society of Texas. More
December 03, 2014 -- Port Arthur City Council, in a special meeting on Monday, voted 6-3, with Raymond Scott, Stephen Mosely and Willie “Bae” Lewis opposed, to adopt a resolution to reconsider rescinding the assignment of a lease and sale agreement between Jerry Oltremari and Carle Parker, doing business as Cajun Cabins, Ltd. on Pleasure Island, and Monica Momin. More
December 02, 2014 -- Beaumont City Council today voted unanimously to award a $113,302 contract to McGriff, Seibels & Williams of Texas, Inc. for workers’ compensation excess insurance. More
December 02, 2014 -- The Port Arthur Library will host a performance of "Little Scrooge" on December 9. More
December 01, 2014 -- Jefferson County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously to amend the county’s contract with the Texas General Land Office for Hurricane Ike disaster recovery funding of the Port Arthur Health Clinic. More
December 01, 2014 -- The Gulf Coast Community Protection and Recovery District held a news conference this morning in the Harris County Commissioners Courtroom to announce a series of public scoping meetings to encourage public participation and feedback in the Storm Surge Suppression Study. More
December 01, 2014 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas today provided tips for those planning to make donations to charities during the holiday season. More
November 26, 2014 -- The Gulf Coast Community Protection and Recovery District will host a media briefing on December 1 to launch a series of scoping meetings in December to gather input concerning the Storm Surge Suppression Study. More
November 26, 2014 -- Port Arthur City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to appoint Brian McDougal as city manager and to establish McDougal's terms of employment. More
November 26, 2014 -- Diversions: Arts and Cultures editor Jennifer Olin reports on DiverseWorks' Shop for Art exhibitions and programs this weekend; the Galveston Holiday Lighting Celebration on Friday at the Hotel Galvez; ArtWalk in Downtown Galveston Saturday night; an open mic night at Writespace, Houston's new writing center; and the Holiday Tree Lighting Party in Beaumont next week. More
November 25, 2014 -- The Greater Beaumont Chamber of Commerce will present "Let It Shine - A White Christmas" on December 2 at the MCM Elegante' Hotel. More
November 24, 2014 -- Jefferson County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously to approve an interlocal agreement with Montgomery County for the housing of prisoners of Montgomery County in the Jefferson County Jail. More
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