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Jefferson County

September 27, 2016 -- Beaumont City Council today voted unanimously to approve a 3 percent increase for water rates effective, October 1. More
September 26, 2016 -- Jefferson County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously to adopt a property tax rate of $0.365 per $100 valuation for the 2016 Tax Year. More
September 26, 2016 -- The Port of Beaumont Board of Commissioners today voted unanimously to adopt the port tax abatement policy, with amendments. More
September 26, 2016 -- The City of Port Arthur today issued a news release regarding the city's rebranding process, including a new logo and slogan that is under development. More
September 26, 2016 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council Transportation Policy Council on Friday voted unanimously to approve two amendments to the 2017-2020 Transportation Improvement Program and 2040 Regional Transportation Plan. More
September 23, 2016 -- Port Arthur City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to approve an application through the HUD Section 108 Loan Guarantee program for funding to renovate Rose Hill Manor. More
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September 22, 2016 -- The Symphony of Southeast Texas will present "Oh, What a Night", a concert featuring tenor Connor Bogart O'Brien. More
September 20, 2016 -- Lamar University has joined the Greater South Park Neighborhoods Partnership to create South Park Community Garden. More
September 20, 2016 -- Beaumont City Council today voted unanimously to adopt the city's FY2017 Budget by record vote. More
September 20, 2016 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council Board of Directors today voted unanimously to approve a request for authorization of contracts for FY2017 aging services. More
September 19, 2016 -- The Better Business Bureau Serving Southeast Texas Board of Directors has announced the departure of President/Chief Executive Officer John Paschall. More
September 19, 2016 -- Jefferson County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously to adopt a resolution expressing opposition to legislation by the Texas Legislature that would impose revenue caps or appraisal caps on Texas counties. More
September 16, 2016 -- The City of Port Arthur Health Department will host drive through flu clinics, providing flu shots, on October 3 and October 13. More
September 16, 2016 -- The Texas Senate Select Committee on Texas Ports on Thursday received testimony from various ports, industry organizations, state agencies, and others regarding the impact of the state's ports and the potential impact of the Panama Canal. More
September 15, 2016 -- The Texas General Land Office is seeking volunteers for its 2016 Adopt-A-Beach Fall Cleanup, which takes place at 30 sites along the Texas coast on September 24. More
September 13, 2016 -- Port Arthur police will host its See You at the Station event on September 21. More
September 13, 2016 -- Beaumont City Council today voted unanimously to approve a three-year, $615,900 contract with Beaumont Transit Company for the management of the Beaumont Municipal Transit System. More
September 13, 2016 -- United States Customs and Border Protection has announced that Roderick Hudson has been selected to serve as CBP Port Director for the Area Port of Houston/Galveston Seaport. More
September 12, 2016 -- Omar Aguilar, a civil engineering major at Lamar University, recently completed a project which analyzed phthalates, or fake hormones, in plastic children’s items using liquid chromatography mass spectrometry. More
September 12, 2016 -- Lamar University has been selected by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute to apply for grants through HHMI’s $60 million Inclusive Excellence initiative. More
September 12, 2016 -- Jefferson County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously to adopt a resolution opposing unfunded mandates by the Texas Legislature or agency of the state. More
September 08, 2016 -- Port Arthur City Council on Tuesday voted 6-3, with Willie “Bae” Lewis, Keith Richard, and Raymond Scott opposed, to approve a joint election agreement with Jefferson County for the city's November 8 Special Election. More
September 07, 2016 -- The American Academy of Audiology has named Lamar University’s Vinaya Manchaiah, associate professor and director of audiology, to the 2016 class of Jerger Future Leaders of Audiology. More
September 06, 2016 -- Beaumont City Council today voted unanimously to approve a change order to a contract with Placo, LTD for the Sewer Plant-Clarifiers Rehabilitation Project. More
September 05, 2016 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas today warned consumers to be wary of scams involving callers claiming to represent a campaign donation fund. More
August 31, 2016 -- The Jefferson County Tourism Committee has issued a reminder that the deadline to submit applications for hotel occupancy tax grants is Friday. More
August 29, 2016 -- Jefferson County Tax Assessor-Collector Allison Nathan Getz recently attended the Texas Association of Counties 2016 Legislative Conference to discuss the state's upcoming legislative session. More
August 29, 2016 -- Jefferson County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously to approve a custom Supplemental Environmental Projects (SEP) application with the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality to establish an SEP for future air quality enforcements for various petrochemical facilities throughout the county. More
August 29, 2016 -- The Symphony of Southeast Texas will present "Cirque de la Symphonie", a concert featuring acrobatics and performers, on September 17. More
August 29, 2016 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas today advised of a scam in which con artists claim victims are receiving a package in an attempt to obtain their credit or debit card information. More
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