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Jefferson County

January 23, 2015 -- The Jefferson County Tourism Committee is accepting applications through March 6 for grants awarded to tourism related projects and events benefiting Jefferson County. More
January 23, 2015 -- Diversions: Arts and Culture Editor Jennifer Olin reports on liesure activities this weekend, including the Gulf Coast Reading Series at Rudyard's Pub in Montrose, an Arbor Day celebration at the Houston Arboretum and Nature Center and the 16th Annual Invitational School Choral Festival in Houston. More
January 23, 2015 -- The Greater Beaumont Chamber of Commerce will host motivational speaker Mike Hawkins as speaker for the chamber's quarterly membership lunch on January 29. More
January 22, 2015 -- Port Arthur City Council on Tuesday voted to create a Comprehensive Plan Advisory Committee. More
January 21, 2015 -- United States Congressman Randy Weber said President Barack Obama's State of the Union Address "proved that he will continue with the same outdated policies that only promote more government control over our lives". More
January 20, 2015 -- Jefferson County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously to approve revisions to the County Clerk’s budget. More
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January 19, 2015 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas today announced the officers of its board of directors for 2015, including Shawn Hanley, who was elected board chair. More
January 16, 2015 -- Diversions: Arts and Culture Editor Jennifer Olin reports on weekend events including a rock movie classic at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, a chili and beer festival in Galveston, the First Saturday Arts Market in the Houston Heights, a winter exhibition at the Art Museum of Southeast Texas, activities at the Houston Zoo and a Martin Luther King, Jr. Day parade on Monday. More
January 16, 2015 -- The City of Port Arthur will host a welcome reception on Wednesday for incoming City Manager Brian McDougal. More
January 15, 2015 -- United States Senator John Cornyn will join representatives from TransCanada, local officials and business leaders in Beaumont on Friday to call for the approval of the Keystone XL Pipeline. More
January 13, 2015 -- Beaumont City Council today voted unanimously to approve the purchase of 31 vehicles from Silsbee Ford, in an amount not to exceed $657,898. More
January 12, 2015 -- Jefferson County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously to approve a lease purchase agreement with Government Capital Corporation for the lease purchase of the Hart Voting System for a total of $1,707,363. More
January 12, 2015 -- Communities In Schools of Southeast Texas today received a $30,000 grant from Cheniere Energy. More
January 12, 2015 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas is accepting entries through February 13 for the "Laws of Life" essay contest for students in the bureau's business service area. More
January 09, 2015 -- Diversions: Arts and Culture Editor Jennifer Olin reports on weekend activities, including art gallery openings and the beginning of the Fourth Annual Galveston Restaurant week. More
January 08, 2015 -- Port Arthur City Council on Tuesday voted 3-6, with only Willie “Bae” Lewis, Stephen Mosely and Raymond Scott voting in favor of approval, to deny a contract with Weaver, LLP for the performance of a forensic audit. More
January 05, 2015 -- Lamar Institute of Technology is holding registration for the spring semesters, which begin on January 15. More
January 05, 2015 -- Jefferson County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously to approve a cooperative purchase agreement with Orange County for the purchase of inmate food services. More
January 05, 2015 -- The Southeast Texas Economic Development Foundation will host its annual Economic Forecast Breakfast on Tuesday at the Holiday Inn Beaumont Plaza. More
January 05, 2015 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas today issued an alert regarding a scam offering a free gift card in return for filling out a survey in an attempt to obtain personal information. More
January 02, 2015 -- Arts and Culture Editor Jennifer Olin suggests a few activities for the first weekend of the new year including a boat show, a quiet concert and a beachside fun run. More
December 29, 2014 -- Port Arthur City Council last week voted 8-0, with Willie “Bae” Lewis recusing himself from the vote, to approve an industrial district agreement with the Premcor Refining Group, Inc. More
December 29, 2014 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas today provided ten "New Year's Resolutions" to prevent being a victim of scams and identity theft and to save money in 2015. More
December 23, 2014 -- The Jefferson County Kwanzaa Schedule has been posted. More
December 22, 2014 -- Jefferson County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously to approve a master agreement with Hart InterCivic, Inc. for the purchase of the Hart Voting System. More
December 22, 2014 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas today issued a scam alert regarding emails targeting businesses with messages claiming to be from the company's human resources department in an attempt to distribute malware or to steal personal information. More
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
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