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October 31, 2014 -- The City of Port Arthur Department of Parks and Recreation will host a groundbreaking ceremony on Saturday in honor of improvements to be made at Lincoln Park. More
October 31, 2014 -- Diversions: Arts and Culture Editor Jennifer Olin reports on a variety of Halloween and other fall activities around the Gulf Coast region including trick-or-treating locations, scarecrow displays and hayrides and how other cultures remember their ancestors. More
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
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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
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
September 29, 2014 -- Jefferson County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously to approve the articles of agreement with the Jefferson County Deputy Constables Association as a result of collective bargaining between the county and the association. More
September 29, 2014 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas will host a "Shred It & Forget It" event on Saturday, offering free shredding of personal documents for residents. More
September 28, 2014 -- The delegation of Texans visiting the Netherlands to tour the storm surge protection system installed after the disastrous flood of 1953 on Sunday visited the Maeslant Barrier, a huge flood gate the size of the Eiffel Tower if laid on its side, to observe the annual test closing. More
September 28, 2014 -- Report from the Netherlands: Jim Guidry reports that the delegation from Texas has arrived in the Netherlands. More
September 26, 2014 -- Texas A&M University at Galveston, in partnership with the Bay Area Houston Economic Partnership's Bay Area Coastal Protection Alliance, is leading a delegation from Southeast Texas that is visiting Netherlands this weekend for a tour of the Delta Works, a series of construction projects that consist of dams, sluices, locks, dikes, levees, and storm surge barriers. More
September 26, 2014 -- The City of Port Arthur will host an identity theft and fraud prevention seminar on October 3 at City Hall. More
September 25, 2014 -- The Beaumont Chamber Foundation will host their 15th annual golf tournament held on Monday, September 29th at the Henry Homberg Municipal Golf Course. More
September 24, 2014 -- The City of Beaumont has reported that Magnolia Street between Gill Street and La Salle Street will be closed to all traffic on Thursday due to street repairs. More
September 24, 2014 -- Port Arthur City Council, in a special meeting on Monday, voted 8-1, with Stephen Mosely opposed, to adopt the city’s FY2015 Budget. More
September 23, 2014 -- Beaumont City Council today voted unanimously to adopt the city’s FY2015 Budget, which includes projected General Fund appropriations of $115,835,300. More
September 22, 2014 -- Jefferson County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously to adopt a property tax rate of $0.365 per $100 valuation for the 2014 tax year. More
September 22, 2014 -- The Port of Beaumont Board of Commissioners today voted unanimously to approve an engagement letter with Germer PLLC for continued legal services, with Guy Goodson continuing to serve as the port’s attorney. More
September 20, 2014 -- The Texas General Land Office Fall Adopt-A-Beach cleanup is Saturday, September 27 at 30 locations on the Texas Gulf Coast from Sea Rim State Park and McFaddin Beach in Jefferson County to Boca Chica in Cameron County. More
September 19, 2014 -- The City of Port Arthur Health Department will offer flu vaccinations on October 1 and November 3. More
September 19, 2014 -- Diversions: Arts and Culture Editor Jennifer Olin reports on new art exhibits around the Gulf Coast region including the works of dozens of artists in Houston, historic pottery in Orange and a reading of the classic works of a famous Latin American author. More
September 18, 2014 -- Port Arthur City Council on Tuesday voted 3-4, with only Derrick Freeman, Tiffany Hamilton and Mayor Delores “Bobbie” Prince voting in favor of approval, to deny a motion to approve a collective bargaining agreement with the International Association of Fire Fighters Local 397. More
September 16, 2014 -- Beaumont City Council today voted unanimously to approve the conditional award of a $727,898 contract to Bruce’s General Construction, Inc. for the construction of the second phase of the city’s Hike & Bike Trail Project. More
September 15, 2014 -- Jefferson County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously to approve the transfer of one vehicle from the Port Arthur Independent School District to the Constable Precinct 8 Office for use in the Absent Student Assistance Program. More
September 15, 2014 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas has issued a warning for schools and school districts regarding scams involving fake invoices for educational supplies. More
September 14, 2014 -- Beaumont has been awarded Bronze Scenic City certification by Scenic Texas. More
September 11, 2014 -- Port Arthur City Council, in a special meeting on Tuesday, voted unanimously to approve an $8,021,021 contract with Siemens Industry, Inc. for a project to reduce water loss, improve water meters and meter infrastructure. More
September 09, 2014 -- Beaumont City Council today voted unanimously to award a $51,039 contract to Delta Structural Technology, LLC for emergency repairs to damaged caused by a train derailment on the Lindbergh Drive Overpass. More
September 08, 2014 -- Jefferson County Commissioners Court today is considering an interlocal agreement with Jefferson County Drainage District No. 6 for the relocation of Green Pond Gully Road. More
September 08, 2014 -- The Better Business Bureau today warned senior citizens to be aware of the "Grandparent Scam", in which callers posing as grandchildren of the victim in attempts to have money wired to them. More
September 05, 2014 -- Diversions: Arts and Culture's Editor Jennifer Olin reports there is a full slate of activities around the Gulf Coast region this weekend including a contemporary arts fair, a gathering for train enthusiasts, live music and free movies. More
September 04, 2014 -- The City of Beaumont has announced street closures at intersections with railroad tracks due to repairs to the crossings. More
September 04, 2014 -- Port Arthur City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to approve a $405,289 contract with APAC-Texas, Inc. for the Pleasure Island Marina Paving Project. More
August 29, 2014 -- The Texas Department of Transportation today announced that the Texas Transportation Commission has approved more than $10.2 million for projects in Jefferson and Hardin County. More
August 29, 2014 -- Diversions: Arts and Culture editor Jennifer Olin highlights some fun Labor Day Weekend activities around the Gulf Coast region including movies, outdoor music and dance with international flair; and a chance to learn all about beer. More
August 27, 2014 -- Port Arthur City Council, in a special meeting on Tuesday, voted 6-2, with Willie “Bae” Lewis and Stephen Mosely opposed, to establish a City Manager's Search Advisory Board. More
August 26, 2014 -- Beaumont City Council today voted unanimously to approve a change order to a contract with Johnson Controls, Inc. to increase the number of new water meters to be replaced in the city. More
August 25, 2014 -- Jefferson County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously to approve specifications for a request for proposals for development of a multi-sports training facility at Ford Park. More
August 25, 2014 -- The Port of Beaumont Board of Commissioners today voted unanimously to adopt the port’s FY2015 Budget, which included total revenues of $12.17 million. More
August 25, 2014 -- The City of Beaumont has announced that crews will close Howard Street between East Lavaca and Adam streets on Tuesday, and continuing for approximately two months, for construction. More
August 22, 2014 -- The Jefferson County Tourism Committee is accepting applications through September 5 for grants for tourism related projects and events. More
August 22, 2014 -- The American Red Cross Beaumont and Orange County Chapter has named Chester R. Jourdan, Jr. as the chapter's new executive director. More
August 22, 2014 -- Port Arthur City Council on Tuesday voted 8-1, with Stephen Mosely opposed, to extend a contract with Strategic Government Resources related to search services for the city manager position. More
August 19, 2014 -- The Art Museum of Southeast Texas will host its 27th anniversary gala on September 5 at 6:30 p.m. More
August 19, 2014 -- Beaumont City Council today voted unanimously to change the speed limit along four sections of South Major Drive. More
August 18, 2014 -- Jefferson County Commissioners Court today voted 4-1, with Everette “Bo” Alfred opposed, to approve a hotel occupancy tax emergency grant allocation of $35,914 for Ford Park. More
August 18, 2014 -- The City of Beaumont and the Miller Community Fund will host a reception on Thursday in honor of Ben Woodhead's service to the Miller Library. More
August 18, 2014 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas today warned consumers to be aware of con artists who utilize major news stories, such as the recent death of comedian Robin Williams, for "click bating" to install malware on your computer or smartphone or obtaining personal information. More
August 15, 2014 -- Diversions: Arts and Culture Editor Jennifer Olin reports on leisure activity opportunities in the Gulf Coast Region, including a new art exhibition at the University Museum at Texas Southern University, Shark Weekend at the Downtown Aquarium in Houston, the "Don’t Mess with Texas, Mess with ART” Family Arts Day at the Art Museum of Southeast Texas in Beaumont and an evening of music and dance at Miller Outdoor Theatre in Houston. More
August 14, 2014 -- Jefferson County Commissioners Court, in a special meeting today, voted unanimously to canvass the results of the August 5 Special Runoff Election for Texas Senate District 4. More
August 12, 2014 -- Beaumont City Council today voted unanimously to approve the issuance of $50 million in solid waste disposal revenue bonds by the Mission Economic Development Corporation to finance a proposed waste-to-energy conversion project near Lafin Road in Beaumont. More
August 11, 2014 -- Jefferson County Commissioners Court today voted 4-1, with Michael Sinegal opposed, to approve the assignment by Jefferson Refinery, LLC of all of its rights, title, obligations and interest in the December 2010 loan agreement between Jefferson Refinery and the Jefferson County Industrial Development Corporation prepared in connection with the Hurricane Ike Disaster Area Revenue Bonds to Jefferson 2010 Bond Holdings, LLC., and to assign rights, title, obligations and interest in the August 1, 2012 agreement for revenue bonds to Jefferson 2012 Bond Holdings, LLC. More
August 10, 2014 -- The Symphony of Southeast Texas’ 62nd season will begin on Saturday, September 20 in Beaumont. More
August 09, 2014 -- The Texas Chapter of the American Shore and Beach Preservation Association met in Galveston on Friday. More
August 08, 2014 -- The City of Beaumont today reported that the Lindbergh Drive overpass has been closed until further notice due to damage caused by a train derailment that took place this morning. More
August 06, 2014 -- The Golden Triangle Sierra Group will host renowned environmental attorney Jim Blackburn on September 11 at Unity Church in Beaumont for a program on “Landscape-Scale Green Space Solutions for Hurricane Surge Damage Reduction” More
August 06, 2014 -- The Texas Department of Transportation on Monday announced that the Texas Transportation Commission has approved more than $26 million for maintenance on the Rainbow Bridge between Port Arthur and Bridge City. More
August 06, 2014 -- Port Arthur City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to authorize emergency repairs to a 24 inch waterline at 18th Street and Woodworth Boulevard by Allco, LLC of Beaumont, in the amount of $200,000. More
August 05, 2014 -- Brandon Creighton defeated Steve Toth in the Texas Senate District 4 race. More
August 05, 2014 -- The Texas Legislature's Joint Interim Committee on Coastal Barrier Systems on Monday held a public hearing at Texas A&M University at Galveston. More
August 05, 2014 -- Beaumont City Council today voted unanimously to make various amendments to the city’s FY2014 Budget. More
August 05, 2014 -- Voters are casting their ballots today in the special runoff election for Texas Senate District 4 between Brandon Creighton and Steve Toth. More
August 04, 2014 -- Jefferson County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously to award a $1,955,000 contract to N&T Construction for the new health clinic. More
August 04, 2014 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas today warned fun run participants to research events due to complaints of event cancellations with short notice and no refunds. More
August 02, 2014 -- The Provost Umphrey Law Firm is celebrating 45 years of business. More
August 01, 2014 -- Port Arthur will host the 46th annual Mexican Heritage Fiesta on September 12-13 at the Robert A. "Bob" Bowers Civic Center. More
August 01, 2014 -- Texas State Senator Larry Taylor and State Representative Joe Deshotel, who are co-chairs of the Joint Interim Committee to Study a Coastal Barrier System, will host a public hearing at 10 a.m. on Monday, August 4 at Texas A&M University at Galveston. More
July 31, 2014 -- Port Arthur City Council, in a special meeting on Tuesday, voted to approve a $40,000 contract with Bob Shaw Consulting Engineers for design of the West 19th Street Drainage Improvements Project. More
July 31, 2014 -- Friday is the last day of early voting in the special runoff election for Texas Senate District 4 between Brandon Creighton and Steve Toth. More
July 29, 2014 -- Beaumont City Council today voted 5-1, with Audwin Samuel opposed, to adopt a resolution authorizing the execution of an earnest money contract for the sale of Hotel Beaumont. More
July 28, 2014 -- Jefferson County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously to approve early voting locations and hours for the November 4 General Election. More
July 28, 2014 -- The Port of Beaumont Board of Commissioners today voted unanimously to award a $1,063,855 contract to APC Construction, LLC for maintenance dredging of the docks and wharves of the port. More
July 28, 2014 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas will host the Senior Celebration and Consumer Expo on October 23 at the Beaumont Civic Center. More
July 26, 2014 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council Transportation Policy Council for the Houston-Galveston Transportation Management Area on Friday voted unanimously to amend the 2013-2015 Transportation Improvement Plan and the 2035 Regional Transportation Plan update; and also heard a proposal to include the City of Galveston’s on-street bicycle network in the TIP at next month's meeting. More
July 25, 2014 -- Chambers representing Beaumont, Corpus Christi, Galveston, La Marque, Port Aransas, Port Arthur, Portland and Texas City met in Corpus Christi today to address sustainable funding for Texas Windstorm Insurance Association. More
July 24, 2014 -- The Jefferson County Tourism Committee is accepting applications for grants awarded to tourism-related projects and events benefiting Jefferson County. More
July 23, 2014 -- Port Arthur City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to approve an interlocal agreement with Jefferson County for improvements to Martin J. “Popeye” Holmes Park. More
July 22, 2014 -- Beaumont City Council today voted unanimously to award a $724,200 bid to G & G Enterprises of Beaumont for the construction of the second phase of the Hike & Bike Trail. More
July 21, 2014 -- Jefferson County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously to approve an economic development incentive agreement with Gusher Falls, LLC for the construction of a water park at Ford Park. More
July 18, 2014 -- The City of Beaumont has reported that Adams Street will be closed at the intersection of University Drive beginning Monday due to the installation of a storm sewer line. More
July 18, 2014 -- The City of Beaumont has announced several entertainment events taking place in the city through the remainder of the year. More
July 16, 2014 -- Port Arthur City Council, in a special meeting on Monday voted unanimously to remove from the agenda a resolution to accept a proposed tax abatement agreement for Zeogas, LLC. More
July 15, 2014 -- Beaumont City Council today voted unanimously to amend the city’s Code of Ordinances to reflect an increase in water service rates by five percent to take effect October 1. More
July 15, 2014 -- Texas Commissioner of Education Michael Williams on Monday announced the appointment of seven members to a board of managers for overseeing the Beaumont Independent School District. More
July 14, 2014 -- Jefferson County Commissioners Court today voted 4-1, with County Judge Jeff Branick opposed, to approve a line-item budget transfer of $10,000 for the purchase of five speed detector radars. More
July 14, 2014 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas today issued a scam alert regarding scams utilizing fake online customer surveys. More
July 11, 2014 -- The cities within Hardin and Jefferson counties, and the cities of Pinehurst and Vidor will conduct a functional exercise to test the functionality and accuracy of the Southeast Texas Alerting Network on July 17. More
July 11, 2014 -- Diversions: Arts and Culture editor Jennifer Olin reports on art gallery shows and music and dance events this weekend in the Gulf Coast region, including ArtHouston, a 12-gallery art walk in Houston and ArtWalk in downtown Galveston. More
July 10, 2014 -- Port Arthur City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to approve a renewal of the city’s contract for Garner Environmental Services, Inc. of Deer Park for provisions of emergency environmental, disaster and logistical response services in the event of a disaster. More
July 08, 2014 -- The Jefferson County Tourism Committee is now accepting applications for hotel occupancy tax grants awarded to tourism related projects and events benefiting Jefferson County. More
July 08, 2014 -- Lamar Institute of Technology will honor Chief Pete Shelton with an endowment in his name at a ceremony on July 14. More
July 07, 2014 -- Jefferson County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously to approve an interlocal agreement with the City of Port Arthur for improvements to and maintenance of the Martin J. “Popeye” Park at the Port Arthur Sub-Courthouse. More
July 07, 2014 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas has posted a warning against a scam known as "credit muling," where scammers are taking advantage of cash strapped victims by fooling them into purchasing new wireless contracts. More
July 03, 2014 -- The Texas Transportation Commission identifies priority projects IN Houston to reduce congestion and improve mobility; and also approved additional funding for Grand Parkway between the Beaumont and Houston districts to expedite frontage road project construction. More
July 02, 2014 -- Union Pacific will close several railroad crossings in Beaumont over the next several days for repairs. More
July 01, 2014 -- Beaumont City Council today voted unanimously to award a $223,040.62 contract to Allco, Inc. of Beaumont for the concrete repair of sections of Tyrrell Park Road that were damaged during installation of a pipeline on the Keystone Project in the fall of 2013. More
July 01, 2014 -- Provost-Umphrey attorneys report that they have reached a confidential settlement with Hercules Tires in a lawsuit that was filed following the death of a death in 2012 that led to a recall in 2013. More
July 01, 2014 -- The Better Business Bureau Serving Southeast Texas has posted a warning to consumers that door-to-door alarm company salespersons are using false information and high-pressure tactics to influence unsuspecting homeowners to enter into contractual agreements regarding home security systems. More
June 30, 2014 -- Jefferson County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously to approve a funding agreement and resolution supporting the Texas Historical Commission Grant of $450,000 for the Jefferson County Courthouse Restoration Project. More
June 28, 2014 -- Guidry News Service covered todays runoff election between Cal Jones and Tiffany L. Hamilton for Port Arthur City Council. More
June 27, 2014 -- Port Arthur City Council will hold its runoff election for City Council District 2 on Saturday. More
June 27, 2014 -- Diversions: Arts and Culture Editor Jennifer Olin reports on weekend activities ranging from fast cars and parades to contemporary art. More
June 26, 2014 -- Port Arthur City Council on Wednesday voted unanimously to reject bids for the Port Arthur Armory Renovation Project for the property at 3451 57th Street. More
June 26, 2014 -- The Greater Beaumont Chamber of Commerce today announced its support of the reauthorization of the Export-Import Bank. More
June 24, 2014 -- Beaumont City Council today voted unanimously to engage Bracewell & Giuliani, LLP as bond counsel related to the proposed issuance of waterworks and sewer system revenue and refunding bonds. More
June 24, 2014 -- The Greater Beaumont Chamber of Commerce today announced that chamber President Jim Rich has received the Marvin Hurley Award from the Texas Chamber of Commerce Executives. More
June 23, 2014 -- Jefferson County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously to approve a tax abatement agreement with Oiltanking Beaumont Partners, LP. More
June 23, 2014 -- The Port of Beaumont Board of Commissioners today voted unanimously to authorize Port Director Chris Fisher to negotiate a tax abatement agreement with Oiltanking Beaumont Partners, LP based on terms and conditions commensurate with agreements between the company and the City of Beaumont and/or Jefferson County. More
June 23, 2014 -- The South East Texas Regional Planning Commission will host a series of public meetings, beginning today, to receive public comments regarding its Metropolitan Transportation Plan. More
June 23, 2014 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas today listed the five most popular scams used during the summer months. More
June 18, 2014 -- The Board of Regents of the Texas State University System, during a special called meeting today, confirmed the appointment of Dr. Betty Reynard as president of Lamar State College-Port Arthur. More
June 17, 2014 -- The Jefferson County Republican Party has nominated Allison Nathan Getz for placement on the November 2014 General Election ballot to fill the unexpired term for Tax Assessor-Collector vacated by Shane Howard. More
June 17, 2014 -- Beaumont City Council today voted unanimously to award four one-year contracts for the purchase of inventory materials for use in the Water Utilities Department. More
June 17, 2014 -- The Spindletop-Gladys City Boomtown Museum on the Lamar University campus will host an obstacle course mud run on June 21 as part of the museum's Great Outdoors Day. More
June 17, 2014 -- The City of Beaumont will host its annual Fourth of July Celebration at Riverfront Park. More
June 16, 2014 -- Jefferson County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously to approve an amended resolution regarding the purchase of service firearms by retired county peace officers. More
June 16, 2014 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas today issued a warning regarding virus-carrying fake emails claiming to be from the United States Postal Service. More
June 13, 2014 -- Port Arthur City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to approve the demolition and clearance of 324 dilapidated residential properties that were damaged as a result of Hurricane Ike, and declaring them as slum and blight. More
June 13, 2014 -- The City of Port Arthur has released a corrected schedule of early and election day voting in the June 28 runoff election for City Council District 2. More
June 13, 2014 -- Diversions: Arts and Culture editor Jennifer Olin lists an art show, a boat show, and a music show as just some of the ways to pass the time this week around the Gulf Coast region. More
June 11, 2014 -- The City of Beaumont will hold its annual Fourth of July Celebration with music and fireworks on Friday, July 4, in Riverfront Park. More
June 11, 2014 -- The City of Port Arthur will hold a runoff election on June 28 for City Council District 2. More
June 11, 2014 -- The City of Port Arthur is hosting various events in celebration of Juneteenth. More
June 10, 2014 -- Beaumont City Council today voted unanimously to approve an ordinance implementing regulations and licensing for gaming sites. More
June 09, 2014 -- The Julie Rogers "Gift of Life" Program will provide free screenings and vital healthcare information to medically underserved men throughout the month of June in Beaumont, Port Arthur, and Orange in recognition of National Men's Health Month. More
June 09, 2014 -- Jefferson County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously to transfer a new water tank and 36,000 feet of water lines to the West Jefferson County Municipal Water District. More
June 09, 2014 -- The City of Beaumont has announced that Blanchette Street will be closed through June 24 between San Jacinto and 4th Street for sewer repair. More
June 09, 2014 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas today issued tips regarding the purchase of "high adventure activity" packages. More
June 06, 2014 -- Diversions: Arts and Culture editor Jennifer Olin reports on indoor and outdoor activities around the Gulf Coast region including a disc golf tournament, movies and musicals. More
June 03, 2014 -- The Port Arthur Library will kick off its summer reading program with an event on Saturday. More
June 03, 2014 -- Beaumont City Council today voted unanimously to approve the purchase of an automated license plate reader from Elsag North American, Inc. for a total of $128,197. More
June 02, 2014 -- Jefferson County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously to approve early voting election times and locations for the August 5 runoff election to fill the Texas State Senate District 4 seat. More
June 02, 2014 -- The Jefferson County Republican Party will canvass the results of the May 27 Primary Election Runoff on Thursday. More
May 30, 2014 -- Diversions: Arts and Culture Editor Jennifer Olin reports that art in a variety of media, ranging from exhibitions at galleries in Houston to sand sculptures on Galveston's East Beach is available this weekend. More
May 29, 2014 -- Port of Beaumont Director and CEO Chris Fisher was the featured guest at Wednesday’s meeting of the West Gulf Maritime Association. More
May 28, 2014 -- The Port Arthur Public Library will host Richard E. James, III, author of Adventures of the Elements, on Thursday. More
May 28, 2014 -- Port Arthur City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to approve the 2014 Streets Program. More
May 28, 2014 -- The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality has formally removed the city of Port Arthur and the Lynchburg Ferry from the Air Pollutant Watch List. More
May 27, 2014 -- Beaumont City Council today voted unanimously to reduce the number of captain positions from three to two, and increase the number of officer positions by one at the Beaumont Police Department. More
May 27, 2014 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas today provided tips on hiring a lawn care service. More
May 23, 2014 -- Texas State University System Chanceller Brian McCall today named Dr. Betty Reynard as sole finalist in the search for Lamar State College-Port Arthur's next president. More
May 23, 2014 -- Early voting ends today for the May 27 Primary Runoff Election, with candidates for state and federal offices, as well as county positions in some Gulf Coast counties, trying to clench the nomination of the Republican and Democratic parties. More
May 20, 2014 -- Beaumont City Council today voted unanimously to approve an agreement with the South East Texas Regional Planning Commission to facilitate emergency notifications. More
May 20, 2014 -- The City of Beaumont has reported that portions of Blanchette Street will be closed beginning June 3 due to sewer repair work in the area. More
May 19, 2014 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas today provided tips to avoid being a victim of Memorial Day scams aimed at military personnel. More
May 19, 2014 -- Jefferson County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously to renew a contract with Linebarger, Goggan, Blair & Sampson, LLP for the collection of delinquent property taxes. More
May 19, 2014 -- The Port of Beaumont Board of Commissioners today voted unanimously to award a $598,900 contract to L.D. Construction for a project to pave two lots. More
May 17, 2014 -- The Bay Area Houston Economic Partnership Political Protocol Committee hosted a forum featuring the candidates in the Republican Party Primary Runoff Election for Congressional District 36, Dr. Brian Babin and Ben Streusand. More
May 16, 2014 -- Early voting begins on Monday for the May 27 Primary Runoff Election, with members of both the Republican and Democratic parties selecting their final nominations to run in November's general election. More
May 16, 2014 -- Diversions: Arts and Culture Editor Jennifer Olin reports that leisure activities in the Gulf Coast Region include the 6th Annual Galveston Beach Revue, the 5th Annual Red, White & Bayou Crawfish and Texas Music Festival in Dickinson and and the The 10th Annual Empty Bowls Houston event. More
May 13, 2014 -- Beaumont City Council today voted unanimously to approve a contract with the South East Texas Regional Planning Commission for the administration of Hurricane Ike disaster recovery funds. More
May 13, 2014 -- The chair of the Sabine-Neches Navigation District reports that an agreement has been reached on the Water Resources Reform and Development Act conference report to include the Sabine-Neches Waterway Deepening Project, which would deepen the channel from 40 to 48 feet. More
May 12, 2014 -- An upper level disturbance will trigger scattered showers and thunderstorms this afternoon over mainly the northeast half of Southeast Texas. The National Weather Service predicts that rainfall amounts will average around a quarter of an inch. More
May 12, 2014 -- Jefferson County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously to adopt a resolution in support of a state constitutional amendment for increased state funding for transportation. More
May 12, 2014 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas today advised parents to research summer day camps before selecting one for their child to attend. More
May 12, 2014 -- Guidry News Service covered elections in Brazoria, Fort Bend, Galveston, Harris and Jefferson counties on Saturday, as well as the special election for Senate District 4, which includes Jefferson, Chambers and portions of Harris, Montgomery and Galveston counties. More
May 11, 2014 -- Guidry News Service is covering five contested races in Port Arthur. More
May 09, 2014 -- Diversions: Arts and Culture editor Jennifer Olin showcases several events around the Gulf Coast region that she says will make a great Mother's Day outing including free ballet, artsy cars or a new interactive art exhibit. More
May 07, 2014 -- The Gulf Coast Community Protection and Recovery District Board of Directors on Tuesday voted unanimously to approve subcontractors to the district's agreement with Dannenbaum Engineering Corporation. More
May 06, 2014 -- Beaumont City Council today voted unanimously to approve a change order to a contract with Allco for the construction of a new tennis clubhouse at the athletic complex. More
May 05, 2014 -- Jefferson County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously to apply to the Texas Comptroller’s Office for an allocation of a portion of unclaimed capital credits from electric cooperatives to the county. More
May 05, 2014 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas, in observance of National Moving Month, today provided tips to avoid scams when selecting a mover. More
May 05, 2014 -- This Week on Stage: Performances and concerts in the Gulf Coast region include “Evita” presented by Theatre Under the Stars in Houston, and “Dreamgirls”, presented by the Beaumont Community Players in Beaumont. More
May 04, 2014 -- The Upper Texas Gulf Coast will experience plenty of sun today and mostly cloudy conditions for the next few days but the week will end with showers and thunderstorms, some possibly severe. More
May 02, 2014 -- The Ben J. Rogers Regional Visitors Center in Beaumont will host events in recognition of National Tourism Week, which is observed May 3-11. More
May 02, 2014 -- Diversions: Arts and Culture editor Jennifer Olin reports on historic homes, dragon boats and a festival of words and pictures as just a few ways to pass the time this weekend. More
May 02, 2014 -- The City of Beaumont has announced lane and road closures that will begin on May 5 due to roadwork related to the South Park draining project. More
April 30, 2014 -- Port Arthur City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to adopt an ordinance amending the city’s Code of Ordinances to provide the city’s code enforcement officers the ability to issue citations to combat various public nuisances within the city limits. More
April 29, 2014 -- Beaumont City Council today voted unanimously to approve a $1,250,247 contract with various insurance companies for property insurance coverage for various city-owned buildings and assets. More
April 28, 2014 -- The Port of Beaumont Board of Commissioners today voted unanimously to approve a change order to a contract for the Orange County Automation Project with Trans-Global Solutions, Inc. More
April 28, 2014 -- Jefferson County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously to adopt a resolution designating the county grant representative and authorizing the County Transportation Infrastructure Fund Grant Program agreement with the Texas Department of Transportation. More
April 28, 2014 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas today offered tips on avoiding scams when shopping for Mother's Day gifts. More
April 28, 2014 -- The Upper Texas Gulf Coast will get a preview of summer today as temperatures are projected to reach the low 90s. More
April 25, 2014 -- Early voting begins on Monday for the May 10 General Election, which includes several mayoral and city council seat races, as well as bond referendums and city charter amendments. More
April 23, 2014 -- The Ben J. Rogers Regional Visitors Center in Jefferson County will host Southeast Texas Tourism Round-up on May 9, in celebration of National Tourism Week. More
April 22, 2014 -- George Scott has published a Tax Coverage Guide for Harris County residents. More
April 22, 2014 -- Beaumont City Council today voted unanimously to award a $2,780,000 contract to N & T Construction Company, Inc. for the construction of Fire Station No. 11. More
April 21, 2014 -- Jefferson County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously to adopt a resolution in support of “Texas Infrastructure Now”, a state constitutional amendment to provide further funding for the state’s overall transportation needs. More
April 21, 2014 -- Isolated showers and thunderstorms, some heavy, as well as dense fog in some areas, will begin the week in Southeast Texas, followed by a partly sunny weekend. More
April 21, 2014 -- The Texas General Land Office Adopt-A-Beach Spring Cleanup is Saturday, April 26. More
April 21, 2014 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas today named the finalists for the 2014 Torch Awards for Marketplace Trust. More
April 18, 2014 -- Diversions: Arts and Culture Editor Jennifer Olin highlights some family friendly activities for the Easter weekend around the Gulf Coast region including beach volleyball, releasing butterflies and beautiful music week. More
April 16, 2014 -- Port Arthur City Council on Tuesday voted 7-0 to amend the performance milestones of the economic incentive contract and loan agreement between the Port Arthur Economic Development Corporation and Climate Controlled Containers Manufacturing, LLC. More
April 16, 2014 -- Lamar University’s Lamarissimo! Concert Series will conclude on Thursday with the premiere concert of the Cardinal Jazz Singers. More
April 15, 2014 -- The Neches Federal Credit Union will host the Annual RiverFest from April 30 through May 4 at Port Neches Park. More
April 15, 2014 -- Beaumont City Council today voted 5-1-1, with W.L. Pate, Jr. opposed and Jamie Smith recusing himself from the vote, to authorize the city manager and city attorney to negotiate an economic development agreement with Jefferson County and Pate Development related to a proposed hotel and water park at Ford Park. More
April 15, 2014 -- The Symphony of Southeast Texas today announced that Executive Director Craig Escamilla is resigning his position, effective May 31, to accept a position at Lamar University. More
April 14, 2014 -- The City of Port Arthur will host its Second Annual Flashlight Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday at Barbara Jacket Park. More
April 14, 2014 -- Jefferson County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously to sign a letter of intent to offer economic development incentives to Pate Development and Innovative Leisure Partners for the construction of a convention center hotel and water park at Ford Park. More
April 14, 2014 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas has provided tips for consumers to consider before spending their tax refund. More
April 14, 2014 -- This Week on Stage: Performances and concerts in the Gulf Coast region include “Murder Ballad”, presented by Theatre Under the Stars at the Hobby Center in Houston. More
April 14, 2014 -- Texas Commissioner of Education Michael Williams today announced that he intends to appoint a board of managers to oversee the management of Beaumont Independent School District and to name a new superintendent for the district. More
April 14, 2014 -- The Texas Attorney General's Office on Friday issued an opinion regarding whether section 505.152 of the Local Government Code authorizes an economic development corporation to fund certain entertainment projects. More
April 14, 2014 -- Southeast Texas residents will experience a soggy start to the week leading up to Easter, which will also include chilly mornings and seasonably warm days, according to the Houston/Galveston office of the National Weather Service. More
April 11, 2014 -- Diversions: Arts and Culture Editor Jennifer Olin reports on weekend events ranging from floating the bayou to flying the skies, dancing to a Jamaican beat and enjoying Japanese food. More
April 10, 2014 -- The Southeast Texas Economic Development Foundation and the Texas Governor's Office today announced the recipients of the 2014 State of Texas Small Business Awards. More
April 09, 2014 -- The Jefferson County Go Texan Committee will host a barbecue cook-off on April 11-12 at the Elk's Lodge in Beaumont. More
April 08, 2014 -- Beaumont City Council today voted unanimously to approve a change order to a contract with Allco, LLC related to the Grit Pump Replacement for the Wastewater Treatment Plant Project. More
April 07, 2014 -- Jefferson County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously to approve recommendations by the Jefferson County Tourism Committee for allocations of hotel occupancy tax funds for the spring season. More
April 04, 2014 -- The Julie Rogers Gift of Life Program will host the Champagne & Ribs event on April 10 at Cowboy Harley-Davidson in Beaumont. More
April 04, 2014 -- Diversions: Arts and Culture editor Jennifer Olin reports on weekend activities from Beaumont to Galveston including an old-fashioned baseball game, a free movie classic and a women's expo with food, fun and shopping. More
April 03, 2014 -- Port Arthur City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to amend an order for the city's May 10 General Election to declare a candidate for the District 3 city council seat as unopposed, and canceling joint elections with the Sabine Pass Port Authority and the Sabine Pass Independent School District. More
April 01, 2014 -- Classic Southeast Texas has partnered with the West End Little League in Beaumont. More
April 01, 2014 -- Beaumont City Council today voted unanimously to accept a settlement in the amount of $150,000 from Sunland Construction, Inc. in connection with a claim filed by the city against Sunland Construction and TransCanada Keystone Pipeline, LP. More
April 01, 2014 -- The Spindletop-Gladys City Boomtown Museum at Lamar University will host an exhibition game on Saturday featuring the Beaumont Lumbermen, the museum's 1860s vintage baseball team. More
March 31, 2014 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas today issued a warning regarding a phone scam with perpetrators impersonating Internal Revenue Service agents. More
March 31, 2014 -- Jefferson County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously to receive the county’s Comprehensive Annual Financial Report for FY2013. More
March 31, 2014 -- The Port of Beaumont Board of Commissioners today voted unanimously to review and approve the port’s investment policy. More
March 28, 2014 -- Diversions: Arts and Culture Editor Jennifer Olin highlights a few of the events kicking off the spring including festivals featuring art, high flying kites and events for kids. More
March 26, 2014 -- The Bolivar Peninsula Chamber of Commerce reports that there is no oil on the Bolivar Peninsula beaches and none is expected from the recent oil spill in Texas City. More
March 25, 2014 -- Beaumont City Council today voted unanimously to award a $16,478,838 bid to Brystar Contracting, Inc. for the Washington Boulevard Pavement and Drainage Improvement Project. More
March 25, 2014 -- The National Law Journal has named Provost Umphrey's 2013 $32 million verdict against Dominos Pizza as one of the Top 100 Verdicts in the nation. More
March 24, 2014 -- Jefferson County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously to adopt a resolution supporting a consent decree between BP and the United States and the five Gulf states impacted by the Deepwater Horizon oil spill should be between $15.8 billion to $28.1 billion. More
March 24, 2014 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas will hold its Third Annual "Laws of Life" Awards Banquet on April 17 at The Event Centre in Beaumont. More
March 21, 2014 -- Houston Wilderness hosted a Collaborative Access Event on Thursday, with presentations from community organizations highlighting their successes, current work and future plans for areas in the Sam Houston Greenbelt Network. More
March 21, 2014 -- Diversions: Arts and Culture editor Jennifer Olin highlights a variety of activities around the Gulf Coast region this weekend, including one of the first crawfish festivals of the season, a new contemporary art exhibit and readings by a pair of critically acclaimed authors. More
March 20, 2014 -- The City of Beaumont has announced that portions of East Lucas will be closed, beginning today, for construction. More
March 20, 2014 -- The Port Arthur Public Library is hosting a reception for the Memorial High School Art Exhibit tonight at the Lucy Stiefel Gallery. More
March 19, 2014 -- Port Arthur City Council on Tuesday voted 5-2, with Raymond Scott and Willie “Bae” Lewis opposed, to approve an $11,400 payment to John Hall Public Affairs for consulting services from January 1 through February 9. More
March 18, 2014 -- Neches Federal Credit Union in Beaumont is currently accepting donations for the Hamshire-Fannett Elementary School, which was damaged by a fire on Tuesday. More
March 18, 2014 -- Beaumont City Council today voted unanimously to terminate a solid waste franchise agreement with Mr. Garbage, LLC. More
March 18, 2014 -- The City of Beaumont is holding early registration through March 21 for its 2014 Trash-Off event. More
March 17, 2014 -- Jefferson County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously to file an application to the Texas Secretary of State for a successful designation of the Countywide Polling Location Program in the county. More
March 17, 2014 -- Jim Guidry has offered a suggestion to election officials intended to improve their communication with the news media as well as voters and taxpayers. More
March 17, 2014 -- The Greater Beaumont Chamber of Commerce will host a forum on Tuesday for candidates in the Texas State Senate District 4 special election, which will be held on May 10. More
March 17, 2014 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas, in observance of National Nutrition Month, has joined in supporting Facts Up Front, an effort to put prominent nutrition labeling on the front of food and beverage packaging. More
March 17, 2014 -- The Jefferson County Republican Party will hold a ballot drawing on Tuesday for the May 27 Primary Runoff Election. More
March 14, 2014 -- The City of Beaumont has announced that portions of Royal Street between Avenue E and Avenue F will be closed beginning on Monday due to construction. More
March 14, 2014 -- Diversions: Arts and Culture editor Jennifer Olin reports on events in the Gulf Coast Region, including a crawfish and zydeco festival, a boat race down the Buffalo Bayou and where to find the best in St. Patrick's Day parades. More
March 12, 2014 -- The Greater Beaumont Chamber of Commerce, which supported the Beaumont Independent School District bond referendum which called for the construction of new and modern schools and facilities, has issued a statement supporting a forensic audit to account for the bond funds. More
March 11, 2014 -- The Jefferson County Republican Party will canvass the results of the Primary Election on March 13. More
March 10, 2014 -- Jefferson County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously to establish the Air Liquide Large Industries U.S., LP Reinvestment Zone. More
March 10, 2014 -- Jim Guidry reviews his experiences with election returns throughout the years and contemplates improvements for the future. More
March 10, 2014 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas today issued a scam alert warning email users of scam messages disguised as a funeral notification. More
March 05, 2014 -- Port Arthur City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to continue the city's juvenile curfew ordinance. More
March 05, 2014 -- Galveston County Judge Mark Henry won a close race against challenger Michelle Hatmaker in the Republican Party Primary on Tuesday; Matt Sebesta won the Republican nomination for Brazoria County Judge and will face Democrat Robert Pruett in November. Guidry News Service also covered elections in Fort Bend, Harris and Jefferson counties. More
March 04, 2014 -- Beaumont City Council today voted unanimously to award a $6,670,000 bid to N & T Construction Company, Inc. for the construction of the new Beaumont Public Health Facility. More
March 04, 2014 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas is encouraging consumers to take advantage of their rights this week in recognition of National Consumer Protection Week, which is observed March 2-8. More
March 03, 2014 -- Jefferson County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously to appoint members to the County Energy Transportation Reinvestment Zone Advisory Board. More
March 03, 2014 -- Candidate filing for the May 10 General Election ended on Friday, leaving some cities with several contested races while others will look to cancel their elections due to no opposition to candidates on the ballot. More
February 28, 2014 -- The City of Beaumont has announced that the two southbound lanes of MLK Parkway at Adams Street will be closed beginning March 4 for roadwork. More
February 28, 2014 -- Diversions: Arts and Culture editor Jennifer Olin reports on events in the Gulf Coast Region, including Mardi Gras and Rodeo parades and a new art exhibit and symposium on the artist. More
February 27, 2014 -- Provost Umphrey Law Firm, LLP has announced that it has joined with Veteran Contact Center, LLC to create jobs for veterans through a new outreach and verification program. More
February 27, 2014 -- Friday marks important dates for both the March 4 Primary Election and the May 10 General Election. More
February 27, 2014 -- The Jefferson County Tourism Committee has issued a reminder that March 7 is the deadline to submit applications for grants awarded to tourism related projects and events. More
February 26, 2014 -- The City of Port Arthur today announced the launch of Port Arthur Synergy, an online resident communications platform. More
February 25, 2014 -- Beaumont City Council voted unanimously to deny a rate increase proposed by Entergy Texas, Inc. for service within the City of Beaumont. More
February 24, 2014 -- The Port of Beaumont Board of Commissioners today voted unanimously to approve the port’s 2014 Master Facilities Plan, a 10-year, approximately $500 million plan for improvements to the port’s facilities. More
February 24, 2014 -- Samaritan Counseling Center in Port Arthur will host its Third Annual Clay Shoot on May 3 to raise funds to support its children's counseling programs. More
February 24, 2014 -- Jefferson County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously to name Langston Adams as Judge of County Court at Law No. 3 to fill the vacancy left by the passing of Judge John Paul Davis. More
February 24, 2014 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas today provided tips for selecting a trustworthy tax preparer. More
February 24, 2014 -- Texas State Representative Joe Deshotel has issued a statement regarding a public hearing with Insurance Commissioner Julia Rathgeber on Wednesday in Beaumont to discuss proposed changes to windstorm insurance. More
February 21, 2014 -- Port Arthur City Council on Tuesday voted 4-3, with Mayor Deloris “Bobbie” Prince, Derrick Freeman and Willie “Bae” Lewis opposed, to amend the city's Code of Ordinances by deleting a section which provided for a grievance process for council appointees whereby the final resolution of any grievance would be determined by the city council. More
February 21, 2014 -- Provost Umphrey Law Firm has announced that Walter Umphrey and Paul "Chip" Ferguson have been named "Local Litigation Stars" by Benchmark Litigation. More
February 20, 2014 -- The Beaumont Heritage Society will host its Second Annual Moonlight Masquerade Ball on March 29. More
February 19, 2014 -- The City of Beaumont has announced that the Delaware Street underpass at Highway 69 will be closed on Thursday and Friday for the demolition of bridge overhangs. More
February 18, 2014 -- Beaumont City Council today voted unanimously to approve an industrial district agreement with Natgasoline, LLC. More
February 18, 2014 -- Jefferson County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously to authorize the purchasing agent to enter into contract negotiations for development proposals for a Ford Park Convention Hotel and Water Park. More
February 17, 2014 -- Early voting in the March 4 Republican and Democratic Primary Elections begins on Tuesday, with offices including United States Senator, Texas Governor, and county leadership positions on the ballot. More
February 14, 2014 -- Candidate filing is at the midway point for the May 10 General Election, giving candidates two more weeks to apply for a place on the ballot in several cities and school district in the Gulf Coast area before the February 28 deadline passes. More
February 14, 2014 -- The Julie Rogers Theatre in Beaumont will host recording and performing artist Morrissey in concert on May 25. More
February 13, 2014 -- The Port Arthur Public Library will host a meet and greet on Saturday with Laura Marie Casmore, whose quilt works are on exhibit at the library through February 28 in celebration of Black History Month. More
February 11, 2014 -- Beaumont City Council today voted unanimously to settle the claim in the matter of Firefighter James Williams vs. City of Beaumont. More
February 10, 2014 -- Jefferson County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously to approve an agreement with the Gulf Coast Community Protection and Recovery District, Inc., the six-county committee created by Governor Rick Perry to study the feasibility of a storm surge protection system. More
February 10, 2014 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas is accepting nominations and applications for its 17th annual Torch Award for Marketplace Trust competition. More
February 07, 2014 -- A coalition of Latino activists joined more than a hundred other Americans today at a public hearing to support putting the first-ever national limits on carbon pollution from new power plants. More
February 07, 2014 -- A federal judge today approved a consent decree requiring the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to review and, if necessary, update the standards controlling hazardous air pollution from oil refineries in 32 states, including Texas. More
February 07, 2014 -- Eleven of the 12 candidates for the 36th Congressional District participated in a Meet the Candidates Forum sponsored by Bay Area Houston Economic Partnership’s Political Protocol Committee and the Clear Lake Area Chamber of Commerce’s Governmental Affairs Committee on Wednesday. More
February 07, 2014 -- The Jefferson County Tourism Committee is accepting applications through March 7 for grants awarded to tourism-related projects and events benefiting Jefferson County. More
February 07, 2014 -- Arts and culture editor Jennifer Olin highlights the wide variety of activities available this weekend around the Gulf Coast region, including a home show, a Native American art exhibit, and a showcase of international spiritual music. More
February 05, 2014 -- Port Arthur City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to deny a rate increase request by Entergy Texas, Inc. More
February 04, 2014 -- Beaumont City Council today voted unanimously to approve an agreement with the Texas A&M Forest Service to participate in a pilot program in order to purchase firefighting equipment and emergency response equipment through a contract between the Forest Service and the General Services Administration. More
February 04, 2014 -- Port Arthur City Council, in a special meeting on Monday, voted 7-1, with Willie “Bae” Lewis opposed, to accept a separation agreement with City Manager Floyd Johnson. More
February 03, 2014 -- Jefferson County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously to appoint Terry Wuenschel as interim Tax Assessor-Collector. More
February 03, 2014 -- The Southeast Texas Arts Council will host "Hearts for the Arts", its annual fundraiser event, on February 9 in Beaumont. More
February 03, 2014 -- Provost Umphrey Law Firm, LLP announced that it has filed a class action lawsuit against Target Corporation in response to a security breach between November and December that resulted in the exposure of personal information, including credit and debit information, of Target's customers. More
February 03, 2014 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas today issued a warning for cell phone users regarding the new "One Ring" scam, which can result in unauthorized charges to their wireless service accounts. More
February 03, 2014 -- The Gilchrist Community Association and the Gulf Coast Rod, Reel and Gun Club today released a study that refutes claims by the Texas General Land Office that Rollover Pass remaining open causes $1 million per year in additional dredging costs. More
January 31, 2014 -- Port Arthur City Council, in a special meeting on Thursday, voted unanimously to approve entering into a separation agreement with City Manager Floyd Johnson. More
January 31, 2014 -- The City of Beaumont has reported that the intersection of Seventh Street at McFaddin Avenue will be closed to all through-traffic beginning Monday in order for city crews to install a water line. More
January 31, 2014 -- Lamar University will host "A Conversation with Representatives Joe Deshotel and Allan Ritter" on February 19. More
January 31, 2014 -- Diversions: Arts and Culture editor Jennifer Olin highlights a variety of fine arts this weekend including dance, music and a drawing exhibition around Houston; as well as events to celebrate the Chinese New Year. More
January 30, 2014 -- The City of Port Arthur will host the grand opening of its Recreation Center Game Room on Saturday. More
January 30, 2014 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas today announced that it has revoked accreditation of an appliance repair business in Lumberton, Texas. More
January 30, 2014 -- The Julie Rogers "Gift of Life" Program will present its "Spirit of Love" awards at a dinner tonight in Beaumont. More
January 28, 2014 -- Candidate filing opens on Wednesday for the May 10 General Election, providing opportunities for those seeking office to file in various municipal and school district races. More
January 28, 2014 -- The City of Beaumont has announced that trash pickup has been canceled for today and Wednesday due to weather conditions, and will resume on Thursday. More
January 27, 2014 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry today appointed Cory J.H. Crenshaw of Beaumont as Jefferson County Criminal District Attorney. More
January 27, 2014 -- Jefferson County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously to appoint Tim Funchess, Mitch Woods, Denise Boutte, Karl Holmes and Miriam Johnson to the Southeast Texas Government Employee Benefits Pool Board of Trustees. More
January 27, 2014 -- The Port of Beaumont Board of Commissioners today voted unanimously to enter into a tax abatement agreement with OCI N.V. for property located within the OCI Reinvestment Zone. More
January 27, 2014 -- Lamar University will host a "Super Tax Day" event on Saturday to provide free tax filing assistance. More
January 27, 2014 -- Jefferson County Tax Assessor-Collector J. Shane Howard has issued a reminder that the deadline for 2013 property tax payments is January 31. More
January 27, 2014 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas is sponsoring the "Laws of Life" essay contest for students in the bureau's business service area. More
January 24, 2014 -- Port Arthur City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to approve an order calling an election on May 10 for six positions on the city council. More
January 24, 2014 -- Diversions: Arts and Culture editor Jennifer Olin highlights opera season around Houston this weekend with offering both professional and amateur and suggests taking in a foreign film festival at the Museum of Fine Arts Houston or a comedic look at motherhood down in Galveston. More
January 23, 2014 -- The McFaddin-Ward House in Beaumont will launch its 2014 lecture series on January 30 with "Fakes and Forgeries in the Art Market", presented by Meredith Meuwly. More
January 23, 2014 -- The 5K FunD Run to benefit students attending the School of Health Professions at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston will be held on March 8. More
January 22, 2014 -- Jefferson County Commissioners Court, in an emergency meeting today, voted unanimously to order a burn ban for the unincorporated areas of the county. More
January 21, 2014 -- Beaumont City Council today voted unanimously to award a $597,000 contract to GADV, Inc., doing business as L&L General Contractors of Beaumont for the construction of an equipment storage building at the Henry Homberg Golf Course in Tyrrell Park. More
January 21, 2014 -- Jefferson County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously to approve an interlocal agreement with the Spindletop Center for funding a mental health liaison position to assist at the center. More
January 20, 2014 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas today advised consumers planning a wedding invest in wedding insurance to protect against unforeseen situations. More
January 18, 2014 -- Dr. Brian Babin, a dentist from Woodville, and Congressional Candidate for Texas’ 36th U.S. Congressional district in East Texas appeared at a rally today in Beaumont to show his support for the Second Amendment Constitutional right to bear arms. More
January 17, 2014 -- The Best Years Center will host a series of Mardi Gras style events from February 27 through March 1 at various locations in Beaumont. More
January 17, 2014 -- The Jefferson County Tax Office reminds residents that the deadline to postmark property tax payments is January 31. More
January 17, 2014 -- The Greater Beaumont Chamber of Commerce today announced the chamber's selection of CMS IP Technologies as the Dr. Robert A. Swerdlow Small Business Person of the Year. More
January 16, 2014 -- The City of Port Arthur has announced that it will accept candidate applications beginning January 29 for the May 10 city council election. More
January 16, 2014 -- Contractors are working to remove construction scaffolding that collapsed into the waters adjacent to the Highway 82/Martin Luther King (Gulfgate) bridge in Port Arthur. More
January 14, 2014 -- Beaumont City Council today voted unanimously to award a $1,004,948 contract to Chastang Ford for the purchase of four grappler trucks for use by the Solid Waste Division. More
January 14, 2014 -- The City of Beaumont today announced that El Paso Street will be closed between Fillmore Street and Wilson Street beginning today for drainage improvements. More
January 13, 2014 -- Jefferson County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously to approve a 10-year property tax abatement agreement with OCI N.V. More
January 13, 2014 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas today released its list of the "Top 10 scams" reported to the bureau in 2013. More
January 11, 2014 -- Dave Norman, a candidate for the 36th Congressional District, has protested the prohibition of all firearms at Beaumont's Parkdale Mall. More
January 10, 2014 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry today appointed George W. Brown, III, Bradley "Brad" Rutledge and James Scott to the Jefferson and Orange County Board of Pilot Commissioners. More
January 10, 2014 -- The City of Beaumont has announced that the northbound inside lane of a portion of Cardinal Drive between Avenue A and MLK will be closed on Sunday for freeway lighting repairs. More
January 10, 2014 -- Justice for Alfred, a group of community activists, family members, and friends of Alfred Wright, a man whose body was found late last year, will hold a rally in Beaumont on Saturday. More
January 09, 2014 -- The Diocese of Beaumont will host a commemorative celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr.'s birthday on Saturday at Our Lady of the Assumption Catholic Church in Beaumont. More
January 09, 2014 -- Port Arthur City Council on Tuesday voted 4-4, with Morris Albright, Derrick Freeman, Raymond Scott and Robert Troy opposed, to deny a change order to a contract with N & T Construction Co., Inc. for the renovation of the Downtown Pavilion. More
January 07, 2014 -- Beaumont City Council today voted unanimously to award a $120,758 contract to J. Gallagher Risk Management Services for workers’ compensation excess insurance. More
January 07, 2014 -- The Spindletop-Gladys City Boomtown Museum at the Lamar University campus will host a celebration on Saturday marking the 113th anniversary of the Lucas Gusher at Spindletop. More
January 07, 2014 -- The National Resource Damage Assessment Trustees for the Deepwater Horizon oil spill will host meetings in January to gather public comment concerning its draft plan for $627 million in restoration projects, including projects in Texas. More
January 07, 2014 -- The Golden Triangle RSVP will hold a local book drive in Beaumont to benefit the children of West, Texas on January 20 in celebration of the 2014 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service. More
January 07, 2014 -- The City of Beaumont has announced that Dowlen Road will be closed at the intersection of Concord Road beginning Wednesday for the installation of sanitary sewer. More
January 06, 2014 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas has provided questions consumers should ask before joining a gym. More
January 06, 2014 -- Jefferson County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously to approve Election Day polling locations for the March 4 Joint Democratic and Republican Primary. More
January 06, 2014 -- Jefferson County Tax Assessor-Collector J. Shane Howard has announced that he is resigning from his position effective February 3. More
January 03, 2014 -- Jim Guidry has published his comments on Houston Mayor Annise Parker's call for a new regional meeting to move forward on storm surge protection on the Texas Gulf Coast. More
January 03, 2014 -- The Beaumont Public Library System will hold its annual Friends of the Library Book Sale on January 10-11 at the Main Library. More
January 03, 2014 -- Diversions: Arts and Culture editor Jennifer Olin reports on leisure activity opportunities this weekend, including a "geek festival with free parking" at Moody Gardens, an International Boat, Sport & Travel Show at Reliant Center and a performance of the Houston Symphony. More
December 31, 2013 -- The United States Department of Housing and Urban Development today awarded 32 Texas Housing Authorities a total of $3,581,481 in grants "to help residents receiving housing assistance gain access to education, job training and employment opportunities". More
December 30, 2013 -- The Port of Beaumont Board of Commissioners today voted unanimously to approve an advance funding agreement with the Texas Department of Transportation for the Orange County Overpass Project. More
December 30, 2013 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas has provided its "top ten" consumer tips for 2014. More
December 27, 2013 -- The City of Beaumont today published a review of the city's progress in 2013. More
December 27, 2013 -- Port Arthur City Council, in a special meeting on Monday, voted unanimously to approve several industrial district agreements with various refineries bordering the city. More
December 26, 2013 -- The Port of Beaumont Board of Commissioners will meet on Monday to consider adopting an order designating a transportation reinvestment zone in the port. More
December 24, 2013 -- Beaumont Judge Donald Floyd released a jury on Monday, announcing that a confidential settlement was reached between the Leggio family and C.R. England, Inc. regarding the Thanksgiving Day 2012 accident that resulted in the death of Vincent and Debra Leggio, residents of Pearland, Texas. More
December 23, 2013 -- Jefferson County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously to grant a tax abatement requested by XL Systems for construction of a new fabricated pipe and manufacturing plant. More
December 23, 2013 -- David Feldman of Long Island New York recently interviewed Jim Guidry via Skype. Feldman, who operates LongIslandNY.TV, a news website covering his area, is publishing a series of articles and interviews regarding the length of time it is taking for the recovery from Superstorm Sandy. More
December 20, 2013 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council Transportation Policy Council today, on a motion by Galveston City Council Member Marie Robb, voted unanimously to approve a resolution for award of Transportation Development Credits in the 2013-2016 Transportation Improvement Program. More
December 20, 2013 -- Diversions: Arts and Culture Editor Jennifer Olin reports on Holiday Season events in the Gulf Coast region. More
December 18, 2013 -- Beaumont's Public Health Department is urging citizens to have themselves vaccinated for the flu. More
December 18, 2013 -- The City of Beaumont today announced that the two outside northbound lanes of MLK Parkway between East Lavaca Street to past the Southeast Texas Food Bank will be closed beginning December 26. More
December 17, 2013 -- Beaumont City Council today voted unanimously to award a $1,144,700 contract to Allco for the construction of a new tennis clubhouse at the city’s athletic complex. More
December 17, 2013 -- Jefferson Energy Companies recenlty received its first unit train of crude oil at its newly-constructed Jefferson Transload Railport facility at the Port of Beaumont. More
December 16, 2013 -- Jefferson County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously to receive and file the Jefferson County Precinct Annual Road Reports. More
December 13, 2013 -- Diversions: Arts and Culture Editor Jennifer Olin reports on holiday event options in the Gulf Coast Region. More
December 11, 2013 -- Jefferson County Commissioners Court, in a special meeting today, voted unanimously to approve a joint primary contract between the Jefferson County Republican Party Chair, Democratic Party Chair and the County Clerk for a joint primary and runoff election in 2014. More
December 11, 2013 -- Port Arthur City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to approve the number of authorized civil service positions in the Port Arthur Fire Department to authorize an additional fire fighter position in the department. More
December 11, 2013 -- The Jefferson County Republican Party on Tuesday announced that more than 21 candidates have filed for county, precinct and district offices on the March 4, 2014 Republican Party Primary ballot. More
December 10, 2013 -- Beaumont City Council today voted unanimously to suspend a contract with CIMA Utility for three months for the mowing of privately owned, developed and vacant properties. More
December 09, 2013 -- Jefferson County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously to designate two positions on the Jefferson County Emergency Services District No. 4 Board of Commissioners to serve one-year terms, expiring January 1, 2015, and three places to serve two year terms that would expire January 1, 2016. More
December 06, 2013 -- Diversions: Arts and Culture Editor Jennifer Olin reports on Dickens on The Strand and other events in the Gulf Coast Region. More
December 06, 2013 -- Candidate filing ends on Monday for the March 4, 2014 Primary Election, with positions on the ballot including a U.S. Senate seat, Congressional offices, Governor, as well as local county judges, commissioners and justices of the peace. More
December 04, 2013 -- The Gulf Coast Community Protection and Recovery District Board of Directors, comprised of the county judges of Brazoria, Chambers, Galveston, Harris, Jefferson and Orange counties, voted unanimously to approve a $3.94 million contract with the Texas General Land Office on Tuesday. More
December 04, 2013 -- The City of Beaumont has reported that contractors with the Texas Department of Transportation will close a portion of Concord Road between Dowlen Road and East Lucas Drive on Monday for the installation of sanitary sewer at the intersection of Concord and Trotman. More
December 03, 2013 -- Beaumont City Council today voted unanimously to affirm Beaumont Police Chief James Singletary’s suspension and revocation of a towing permit for Landry’s 24-Hour Towing and Auto Unlocking. More
December 02, 2013 -- Jefferson County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously to approve an agreement with Lamar University for the university to continue providing video production services for taping meetings of the commissioners court. More
December 02, 2013 -- The City of Pasadena has scheduled several holiday programs for the month. More
December 02, 2013 -- The City of Beaumont today reported that portions of Harding Avenue between Fillmore and Wilson streets will be closed beginning Tuesday due to work by Jefferson County Drainage District No. 6. More
December 02, 2013 -- The City of Port Arthur will host its Annual Cultural Lighted Holiday Parade on December 14. More
December 02, 2013 -- The Gulf Coast Community Protection and Recovery District, Inc. Board of Directors will meet on Tuesday. More
November 29, 2013 -- Diversions: Arts and Culture Editor Jennifer Olin highlights holiday events in the Gulf Coast region. More
November 28, 2013 -- Second Chance Pets of the NASA area is working to place over 150 dogs now in a privately held facility called the Brazoria County Humane Society. More
November 27, 2013 -- Port Arthur City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to nominate Premcor Refining Group, Inc. as a double jumbo enterprise project to the Texas Economic Development and Tourism Department's Economic Development Bank. More
November 26, 2013 -- Beaumont City Council today voted unanimously to engage the firm of Orgain, Bell and Tucker, LLP as bond counsel for the proposed issuance of general obligation refunding bonds totaling approximately $5,010,000. More
November 25, 2013 -- Jefferson County Tax Assessor-Collector J. Shane Howard has announced that new voter registration certificates are being mailed to registered voters. More
November 25, 2013 -- The Port of Beaumont Board of Commissioners today voted unanimously to amend the port’s stevedoring franchise policy to include a category for liquid bulk only franchises to accommodate the port’s new Orange County crude oil terminal. More
November 25, 2013 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas today announced the election of its new board of directors for 2014-2016. More
November 25, 2013 -- The City of Port Arthur will host the Kansas City Southern Holiday Express Train on November 29. More
November 25, 2013 -- The Port Arthur Health Department will host an STD & HIV/AIDS march on December 2. More
November 22, 2013 -- The Junior League of Beaumont will host its annual Main Street Market shopping event December 5-7 at the Beaumont Civic Center. More
November 22, 2013 -- Diversions: Arts and Culture Editor Jennifer Olin reports on leisure activity opportunities in the Gulf Coast region in the week before Thanksgiving. More
November 21, 2013 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry today announced that the state is providing $2.1 million through the Texas Enterprise Fund for the expansion of Natgasoline, LLC in Beaumont. More
November 21, 2013 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas today announced that it has revoked accreditation of a construction and remodeling company in Orange, Texas. More
November 20, 2013 -- The City of Beaumont was recently recognized by the National League of Cities for the city's success in meeting health and wellness goals for the "Let's Move!" Cities, Towns and Counties initiative. More
November 19, 2013 -- Beaumont City Council today voted unanimously to award a $4,820,038 bid to Reytec Construction Resources, Inc. for the Magnolia Avenue Paving and Drainage, Water and Sanitary Sewer Improvement Project. More
November 18, 2013 -- Jefferson County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously to cast the county’s ballots in favor of re-electing Miriam Johnson to the Jefferson County Appraisal District Board of Directors. More
November 18, 2013 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas is encouraging consumers to "shop small" and participate in "Small Business Saturday" on November 30. More
November 15, 2013 -- A Creole Sunday will be held on November 17 at the Langetree Retreat and ECO Center in Liberty, Texas. More
November 15, 2013 -- Diversions: As the holiday season approaches Arts and Culture Editor Jennifer Olin reports on the growing list of entertainment and activities available around the Gulf Coast region. More
November 14, 2013 -- Port Arthur City Council on Tuesday voted 5-3, with Raymond Scott, Jr., Morris Albright, III, and Willie “Bae” Lewis, Jr. opposed, to reconsider an Economic Development Agreement with BK PA, Ltd. More
November 13, 2013 -- The City of Port Arthur will host a public hearing on November 18 regarding the Community Development Block Grant and Home Programs, including activities for first-time homebuyers, rehabilitation/reconstruction and emergency assistance programs. More
November 12, 2013 -- Jefferson County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously to award a $988,083 contract to MK Constructors for the Jefferson County Drainage District No. 7 Rhodair Gully Lateral Project. More
November 12, 2013 -- The City of Beaumont has announced that crews with Jefferson County Drainage District 6 are closing Fillmore Street between El Paso and Harding Avenues today for maintenance and repairs in the area. More
November 11, 2013 -- The Port of Beaumont Board of Commissioners, in a special meeting today, voted unanimously to find that the creation of a Transportation Reinvestment Zone for the port would improve the security, movement and intermodal transportation of cargo in commerce and trade. More
November 11, 2013 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas today announced that veterans and military-affiliated charities are disclosing information and meeting BBB standards for accountability in larger percentages than in 2007. More
November 08, 2013 -- The Art Museum of Southeast Texas will host its annual Holiday Tree Lighting Party on December 5. More
November 08, 2013 -- The Greater Beaumont Chamber of Commerce today was awarded 5-Star Accreditation from the United States Chamber of Commerce. More
November 07, 2013 -- The Jefferson County Republican Party will begin accepting candidate filings on Saturday for the March 4 Republican Primary Election. More
November 06, 2013 -- Port Arthur will host the SETMA Pleasure Island Bridge Half Marathon on Saturday at the Pleasure Island Bridge. More
November 05, 2013 -- Beaumont City Council today voted unanimously to approve a three percent pay increase for Chief Magistrate Craig Lively. More
November 05, 2013 -- The City of Port Arthur, in conjunction with the cities of Groves and Port Neches, will host a Veteran's Day Commemorative Program on November 11 at the Robert A. "Bob" Bowers Civic Center. More
November 04, 2013 -- The City of Port Arthur today announced that City Engineer and Public Works Director Ross Blackketter has submitted his resignation to take a position at the City of Galveston. More
November 04, 2013 -- The Ben J. Rogers Regional Visitors Center will host its fifth annual Veterans Day Ceremony on November 11. More
November 04, 2013 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas today announced that it received four 2013 Outstanding BBB Awards during the 2013 International Assembly of BBB's. More
November 04, 2013 -- Jefferson County Tax Assessor-Collector J. Shane Howard today announced that the Beaumont Tax Office will be closed on Friday to transition staff and equipment into a new consolidated operation. More
November 01, 2013 -- Diversions: Arts and Culture Editor Jennifer Olin reports on weekend events featuring a variety of fine art festivals and performances around the Gulf Coast region. More
October 30, 2013 -- The Greater Beaumont Chamber of Commerce will host an event on Thursday at the Jefferson County Courthouse to show support for Proposition 6, a state constitutional amendment to fund the state's water plan, on the November 5 election ballot. More
October 30, 2013 -- Port Arthur City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to approve a conditional economic development grant through the Port Arthur Section 4A Economic Development Corporation to BK PA, Ltd. More
October 29, 2013 -- Beaumont City Council today voted unanimously to authorize a payment of $43,233 in membership dues to the South East Texas Regional Planning Commission for FY2014. More
October 28, 2013 -- Jefferson County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously to award a $2,233,025 contract to Shirley & Sons Construction Co., Inc. for construction of the Keith Lake Park Boat Ramp. More
October 28, 2013 -- The Port Beaumont Board of Commissioners today voted unanimously to cast the port’s 63 ballots for Miriam Johnson to be re-elected to the Jefferson County Appraisal District Board of Directors. More
October 28, 2013 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas today provided tips for consumers purchasing or renting items for Halloween from seasonal stores. More
October 28, 2013 -- Jefferson County Tax Assessor-Collector J. Shane Howard today announced that the county's 2013 tax bills have been mailed. More
October 25, 2013 -- The Beaumont Chamber Foundation will host its BBQ Cook-Off event on Saturday at Crockett Street in Downtown Beaumont. More
October 24, 2013 -- The American Cancer Society in Beaumont is seeking participants for its Cancer Prevention Study-3. More
October 24, 2013 -- The Sabine-Neches Navigation District today issued a news release in response to the United States House of Representatives passage of the Water Resources Reform and Development Act, which includes authorization of channel improvements for the Sabine-Neches Waterway. More
October 23, 2013 -- The City of Beaumont will close a portion of Stagg Drive between 8th and 11th Streets beginning Monday for construction. More
October 22, 2013 -- Beaumont City Council today voted unanimously to award a $2,724,920 contract to McInnis Construction, Inc. for the construction of the new Fire Station No. 2. More
October 22, 2013 -- The Provost Umphrey Law Firm recently participated in the Making Strides 5K run in support of the American Cancer Society. More
October 22, 2013 -- Port Arthur City Council, in a special meeting on Monday, voted unanimously to authorize an agreement with the law firm Olson & Olson, LLP to represent the city in a lawsuit recently filed against Port Arthur. More
October 21, 2013 -- Jefferson County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously to approve the payment of $20,031 for repairs of walls and the ceiling of the Minnie Rogers Juvenile Justice Center. More
October 17, 2013 -- Port Arthur City Council on Tuesday voted 6-2, with Raymond Scott and Robert Troy opposed, to approve a resolution rejecting bids for the construction of a concession stand at County Park and awarding a $304,654 contract to Basco Construction, Inc. for the construction of the concession stands at County Park and at Grado Field in Pioneer Park. More
October 16, 2013 -- Lamar University's public radio station, KVLU 91.3 FM, has announced that it is adding National Public Radio's "Here and Now" program each weekday. More
October 15, 2013 -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District announced today that it will close its Regulatory Branch Office due to the absence of available federal funding. More
October 15, 2013 -- Beaumont City Council today voted unanimously to approve a $845,920 contract with Caldwell Country Chevrolet for the purchase of 30 patrol vehicles. More
October 15, 2013 -- The City of Beaumont today announced the launch of the city's GoRequest mobile application, which citizens can use to report issues to the city's 311 service request staff. More
October 14, 2013 -- Jefferson County Commissioners Court today voted 4-1, with Everette “Bo” Alfred opposed, to approve specifications for a request for proposals for a Ford Park Convention Hotel and Water Park. More
October 14, 2013 -- The Greater Beaumont Chamber of Commerce will host its 110th Annual Meeting and Spindletop Award Presentation on Thursday at the Julie Rogers Theatre. More
October 14, 2013 -- The Better Business Bureau, in observance of Cyber Security Awarenss Month, has launched the "Stop. Think. Connect." campaign to provide tips to avoid becoming a victim of "phishing" scams online. More
October 08, 2013 -- Provost Umphrey Law Firm attorney Mark Sparks has been named lawyer of the year by the Jefferson County Bar Association. More
October 07, 2013 -- The City of Beaumont has announced that the intersection of Concord Road at Gober Road will be closed on Tuesday for construction. More
October 07, 2013 -- Jefferson County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously to approve a collective bargaining agreement with the Jefferson County Deputy Constables Association for FY2014. More
October 07, 2013 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas today warned cellular phone users of a scam involving "smishing" schemes, with perpetrators posing as banks or lottery sweepstakes asking customers to contact them immediately about a pressing issue in order to obtain personal information. More
October 04, 2013 -- The American Cancer Society will host its fourth annual "Bark for Life", a canine version of the Relay for Life, on November 2 in Beaumont. More
October 04, 2013 -- The City of Beaumont has advised that the northbound inside lane on a portion of the Eastex Freeway between Lucas Drive and the LNVA Canal will be closed on Sunday for freeway lighting repairs. More
October 04, 2013 -- Diversions: Arts and Culture editor Jennifer Olin reports on weekend events including food festivals, art festivals and car racing around the Gulf Coast Region. More
October 03, 2013 -- Port Arthur City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to appoint members to the Construction Board of Adjustments and Appeals, with appointments added. More
October 02, 2013 -- The West Gulf Maritime Association has updated it's members on the impact of the government shutdown. More
October 01, 2013 -- Beaumont City Council today voted unanimously to nominate C.L. Sherman to the Jefferson County Appraisal District Board of Directors. More
October 01, 2013 -- Beaumont Main Street will host "Yappy Hour", an evening prelude party on October 10, in advance of "Dogtoberfest" on October 12. More
October 01, 2013 -- The Greater Beaumont Chamber of Commerce today announced that it has approved a resolution supporting Proposition 6, a state constitutional amendment on the November 5 election ballot to create a State Water Implementation Fund for Texas. More
October 01, 2013 -- Port Arthur City Council, in a special meeting on Friday, voted 6-2, with Mayor Deloris “Bobbie” Prince and Derrick Freeman opposed, to authorize a $3,355,000 guaranteed maximum price agreement between the Port Arthur Section 4A Economic Development Corporation and SpawGlass for the retrofitting of 501 Procter Street. More
September 30, 2013 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas today warned consumers to be aware of scams involving claims about new health insurance cards required by the Affordable Care Act. More
September 30, 2013 -- Jefferson County Commissioners Court voted unanimously to approve recommendations from the Jefferson County Tourism Committee for the fall 2013 Hotel Occupancy Tax allocations. More
September 27, 2013 -- Diversions: Arts and Culture editor Jennifer Olin reports on weekend events including theater and music offerings at area universities, food festivals and the final Houston Museum Experience of 2013 this weekend. More
September 26, 2013 -- The City of Beaumont has announced that the intersection of East Lucas Drive and Dallas Avenue will be closed October 1-3 for drainage improvements. More
September 25, 2013 -- Port Arthur City Council on Monday voted unanimously to adopt a property tax rate of $0.792 per $100 valuation for the 2013 tax year. More
September 24, 2013 -- Beaumont City Council today voted unanimously to adopt a resolution supporting the state’s efforts to secure a share of funding through the RESTORE Act. More
September 23, 2013 -- The Beaumont Rotary Centennial Playground at 600 Crockett Street will open on Tuesday with a Chamber of Commerce Ribbon Cutting. More
September 23, 2013 -- Jefferson County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously to adopt a property tax rate of $0.365 per $100 valuation for the 2013 tax year. More
September 23, 2013 -- The Port of Beaumont Board of Commissioners today voted unanimously to approve an engagement letter with Germer, PLLC, for legal services for FY2014. More
September 20, 2013 -- The United States Environmental Protection Agency today announced that Total Petrochemicals USA, Inc. will pay an $8.75 million penalty as part of a settlement agreement regarding alleged violations of the Clean Air Act at the company's Port Arthur, Texas refinery. More
September 20, 2013 -- Diversions: Arts and Culture editor Jennifer Olin reports on weekend events including several regional fine arts fairs, events at Houston's Discovery Green, the Galveston Art Center shows art on the building instead of inside and a film retrospective of James Gandolfini. More
September 19, 2013 -- Port Arthur City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to approve an ordinance authorizing the issuance of Port Arthur Section 4A Economic Development Corporation Sales Tax Revenue Refunding Bonds. More
September 18, 2013 -- The Art Museum of Southeast Texas in Beaumont will host its seventh annual Art of Beer fundraising event on October 9. More
September 18, 2013 -- Provost Umphrey Law Firm in Beaumont has been listed as a leading Texas law firm by Litigation Benchmark Plaintiff. More
September 17, 2013 -- Beaumont City Council today voted unanimously to adopt the city’s FY2014 Budget. More
September 16, 2013 -- Jefferson County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously to approve Sheriff and Constable fees to be effective January 1, 2014. More
September 16, 2013 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas today warned job seekers to be aware of online scams posing as job opportunities in an attempt to gather personal information. More
September 13, 2013 -- Galveston photographer Robert Mihovil, who documented the damages caused by Hurricane Ike, reports that after five years Galveston Island is "looking pretty good". More
September 13, 2013 -- Diversions: Arts and Culture editor Jennifer Olin reports on weekend events at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; biking to the Farmer's Markets of Houston; and a tour of the Ocean Star offshore museum in Galveston. More
September 10, 2013 -- Beaumont City Council today voted unanimously to approve a six percent increase to water and wastewater service rates, effective October 1. More
September 09, 2013 -- A delegation of public officials from Harris and Galveston counties visited New Orleans last week to tour the Greater New Orleans Hurricane and Storm Damage Risk Reduction System that was installed by the United States Army Corps of Engineers following Hurricane Katrina. More
September 09, 2013 -- Lamar University's Department of Theatre and Dance will present Arthur Miller's "A View from the Bridge" from September 26 through 29 in the University Theatre. More
September 09, 2013 -- Jefferson County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously to adopt a resolution in support of the Restore Act. More
September 06, 2013 -- The Diocese of Beaumont will hold a day of prayer for peace in Syria on Saturday at St. Anthony Cathedral Basilica. More
September 05, 2013 -- Jefferson County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously to authorize County Judge Jeff Branick to execute a contract with the Texas General Land Office for an award funding from the Coastal Planning and Response Act for the McFaddin National Wildlife Refuge Beach Ridge Restoration Project. More
September 05, 2013 -- The Diocese of Beaumont will host a Mass on Saturday at St. Anthony Cathedral Basilica to pray for peace in Syria. More
September 05, 2013 -- Port Arthur City Council on Tuesday voted 5-3, with Willie “Bae” Lewis, Jr., Raymond Scott, Jr., and Robert Troy opposed, to approve the issuance of private activity bonds on behalf of the Port Arthur Housing Opportunity Corporation, a part of the Port Arthur Housing Authority, for development at the former Edison Campus at 3501 12th Street. More
September 03, 2013 -- The Port Arthur Public Library is hosting a gallery exhibit through September 15 in remembrance of the September 11, 2001 attacks. More
September 03, 2013 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas will host "Cake at the Lake" on September 19 at The Event Centre in Beaumont. More
August 30, 2013 -- Diversions: Arts and Culture editor Jennifer Olin reports on Labor Day Weekend events around the Gulf Coast region. More
August 30, 2013 -- The City of Beaumont has announced that the intersection of East Lucas Drive and Bigner Road will be closed beginning Tuesday due to drainage work. More
August 29, 2013 -- The Houston Maritime Arbitrators Association will host a "Lunch and Learn" meeting featuring Captain David G. Marsh's presentation of "The Story of the Loss of M/V Derbyshire and 20 years of Investigations" on September 5. More
August 29, 2013 -- Port Arthur City Council, in a special meeting on Tuesday, voted 5-2, with Liz Segler and Robert Troy opposed, to apply to the Texas Water Development Board for wastewater improvement funding under the state's FY2014 Clean Water State Revolving Fund. More
August 28, 2013 -- The Diocese of Beaumont has presented the Faithful Steward Award to Sharon Begnaud and Mary Mahlie, the founders of the "Giving Field". More
August 28, 2013 -- The Bolivar Peninsula Cultural Foundation will celebrate the Fourth Annual Jane Long Festival on October 12. More
August 28, 2013 -- Bill Darling has been appointed as Port Commissioner Ward 1 by the Board of Commissioners of the Port of Beaumont Navigation District. More
August 27, 2013 -- Beaumont City Council today voted unanimously to authorize City Manager Kyle Hayes to apply for and receive funds from the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Severe Repetitive Loss Grant Program. More
August 26, 2013 -- Chamber musicians from the Symphony of Southeast Texas will perform on September 28 at Calder Baptist Church in Beaumont. More
August 26, 2013 -- Jefferson County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously to adopt a standard road use agreement for persons, firms or entities hauling loads that exceed weight limits of county roads. More
August 26, 2013 -- Jefferson County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously to adopt a standard road use agreement for persons, firms or entities hauling loads that exceed weight limits of county roads. More
August 26, 2013 -- The Port of Beaumont Board of Commissioners today voted 3-2, with Lee Smith and Georgine Guillory opposed, to appoint William C. “Bill” Darling to the vacant Ward 1 seat on the commission. More
August 23, 2013 -- Port Arthur City Council on Tuesday voted 7-1, with Liz Segler opposed, to propose a property tax rate of $0.792 per $100 valuation, and calling public hearings on the tax rate for September 10 and September 23. More
August 23, 2013 -- Diversions: Arts and Culture Editor Jennifer Olin reports on the Houston Design Center AnnualSample Sale, the 11th Annual Fall Home and Garden Show in The Woodlands, ArtWalk in Galveston, the 20th Annual TransCanada Theater District Open House and an exhibit at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. More
August 20, 2013 -- Beaumont City Council today voted unanimously to approve a $179,571 payment to Jefferson County for the renewal of the annual maintenance agreement with Motorola for the 800 MHz radio system used by various city departments. More
August 20, 2013 -- The Seafarers's Center of Beaumont will present former Port of Beaumont Commissioner H.M. "Henry" Nix with the Tom Jackson Sabine-Neches Waterway Outstanding Service Award during its annual fundraising event on August 27. More
August 19, 2013 -- The City of Port Arthur Health Department will host an immunization clinic on Thursday. More
August 19, 2013 -- Jefferson County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously to adopt a resolution supporting the Salt Bayou Watershed Plan. More
August 19, 2013 -- The Port of Beaumont Board of Commissioners, in a special executive meeting today, interviewed nine candidates for appointment to the board’s vacant Ward 1 seat. More
August 19, 2013 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas today provided tips to those staying in hotels during the summer to inspect their rooms for bed bugs. More
August 18, 2013 -- Lamar University has honored three students with the Plummer Award, recognizing them as the top male and female graduates in Lamar’s class of August 2013. More
August 16, 2013 -- Port Arthur City Council, in a special meeting on Tuesday, voted unanimously to authorize the Port Arthur Section 4A Economic Development Corporation to execute a $3,741,100 loan to facilitate improvements to the property at 501 Procter Street, which is being renovated for the corporation's new offices. More
August 16, 2013 -- Diversions: Arts and Culture Editor Jennifer Olin reports on new exhibitions at art galleries in the Gulf Coast Region. More
August 14, 2013 -- The City of Beaumont today advised that a portion of Concord Road from Allen Drive to Haden Road will be closed on Thursday due to construction. More
August 13, 2013 -- Beaumont City Council today voted unanimously to propose a 2013 property tax rate of $0.69 per $100 valuation, and scheduled public hearings for August 27 and September 10 to receive comments on the proposed rate. More
August 13, 2013 -- The City of Beaumont has advised that East Lucas between Abilene and Buffalo streets will be closed on Wednesday due to work to install drainage improvements in the area. More
August 12, 2013 -- Jefferson County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously to adopt an order to create the BASF Corporation Reinvestment Zone. More
August 12, 2013 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas today announced that the bureau has received an increase in calls from consumers in the area reporting a variety of scams. More
August 12, 2013 -- The Seafarers’ Center of Beaumont will present the Tom Jackson Sabine Neches Water Outstanding Service Award to Port of Beaumont Commissioner H.M. “Henry” Nix on August 27 at the MCM Elegante Ballroom. More
August 09, 2013 -- Diversions: Arts and Cultures editor Jennifer Olin reports on leisure activities in the Gulf Coast region including the METRORailArts in Transit Exhibition: Art Architecture and Transit, the 3rd Annual Architecture Center Houston Film Festival, "From Bach to Ellington" at St. Mary’s United Methodist Church, Family Arts Day at the Art Museum of Southeast Texas and the Golden Dragon Acrobats at The Grand 1894 Opera House in Galveston. More
August 07, 2013 -- Port Arthur City Council on Tuesday voted 6-3, with Raymond Scott, Jr., Robert Troy and Willie “Bae” Lewis, Jr. opposed, to amend the city’s Code of Ordinances to add a subsection regarding reports and recommendations. More
August 06, 2013 -- Beaumont City Council today voted unanimously to adopt a resolution supporting a request that the Texas Department of Transportation restore Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Category 5 funding to the Jefferson-Orange-Hardin-Regional Transportation Study area. More
August 05, 2013 -- Jefferson County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously to reappoint Frank Coffin, Frances Gallow and Rebecca Ford to the Spindletop Center Board of Trustees. More
August 05, 2013 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas today advised shoppers to "shop smart" during the state's annual Sales Tax Holiday for school clothing and supplies. More
August 02, 2013 -- Diversions: Arts and Culture editor Jennifer Olin reports on leisure activity opportunities in the Gulf Coast Region, including the Houston Shakespeare Festival at Miller Outdoor Theatre, Hands-On-Houston at the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, Summerfest and Movie Night on The Strand in Galveston and White Linen Night in the Houston Heights. More
August 01, 2013 -- The City of Beaumont today announced that it has been ranked first in the National League of Cities "Let's Move!" Cities, Towns and Counties initiative to fight childhood obesity. More
August 01, 2013 -- The City of Port Arthur will host a celebration on August 7 for the grand re-opening of Sabine Pass Fire Station No. 4. More
July 31, 2013 -- The City of Beaumont will host an official grand opening celebration on August 17 for the city's new skate plaza near the Event Centre in Downtown Beaumont. More
July 30, 2013 -- Beaumont City Council today voted unanimously to authorize the issuance and sale of $43 million in bonds. More
July 29, 2013 -- The Julie Rogers "Gift of Life" Program will hold the third annual Julie Richardson Procter 5K Ribbon Run/Walk on October 5 in Downtown Beaumont. More
July 29, 2013 -- Jefferson County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously to execute a multiple use agreement with the Texas Department of Transportation for maintenance and operation of the public boat ramp on Highway 73 at Taylors Bayou. More
July 29, 2013 -- The City of Beaumont has advised that the intersection of Beaumont Drive and Concord Road will be closed on Wednesday due to construction. More
July 26, 2013 -- Diversions: Arts and Culture Editor Jennifer Olin reports on events at the Glassell School of Art, the Jung Center of Houston, Contemporary Arts Museum Houston and the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston as well as exhibits throughout the Gulf Coast Region, a performance of the Houston Symphony and the Go Texan Restaurant Round-Up. More
July 25, 2013 -- The Port of Beaumont has been recognized by the Railway Industrial Clearance Association as the nation's most improved port. More
July 24, 2013 -- Port Arthur City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to adopt a resolution of support for a proposed merger of Entergy Texas, Inc. and ITC Holdings Corporation for Entergy’s electricity transmission service. More
July 23, 2013 -- Beaumont City Council today voted unanimously to authorize a contract with the Spindletop Housing Corporation. More
July 23, 2013 -- Jefferson County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously to approve a lease between the county and the City of Beaumont for the L.L. Melton property. More
July 22, 2013 -- The Port of Beaumont Board of Commissioners today voted unanimously to approve a lease agreement with Port of Beaumont Petroleum Transload Terminal II, LLC for property and operations in the port’s Orange County Terminal. More
July 22, 2013 -- The Better Business Bureau is partnering with the Western Union Company to promote awareness of emergency scams, in which victims are told that their loved one is traveling and needs help. More
July 21, 2013 -- Lamar University’s Department of Earth and Space Sciences 18th annual Teaching Environmental Science summer institute featured a two week course on a state program to rehabilitate the Bessie Heights marsh. More
July 19, 2013 -- Diversions: Arts and Culture Editor Jennifer Olin reports on several opportunities to enjoy movies in the Gulf Coast Region in the next few days. More
July 16, 2013 -- Beaumont City Council today voted unanimously to approve a resolution authorizing City Manager Kyle Hayes to enter into a memorandum of understanding with the Texas Department of Transportation to adopt the federally-approved Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Program for the Hike and Bike Trail Phase II-Major to Dowlen Project. More
July 15, 2013 -- Jefferson County Commissioners Court today voted 4-0-1, with Commissioner Eddie Arnold abstaining, to agreement with SGS North America Inc. for property at the Jack Brooks Regional Airport. More
July 15, 2013 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas has announced that the 14th Southeast Texas Senior Celebration and Consumer Expo is set for Thursday, October 24. More
July 15, 2013 -- The Texas State Soil and Water Conservation Board and the Houston Advanced Research Center will host a second public meeting of the Double Bayou Watershed Partnership on July 18. More
July 15, 2013 -- This Week on Stage: Performances and concerts this week on stage in the Gulf Coast region include “Young Frankenstein” at Island etc East-End Theatre Company in Galveston, and “A Chorus Line” at Miller Outdoor Theatre in Houston. More
July 12, 2013 -- The Lamar University Board of Trustees has named Juan Zabala executive director of the Lamar University Foundation. More
July 12, 2013 -- Diversions: Arts and Culture's Editor Jennifer Olin reports on several opportunities to enjoy art and music this next week in and around the Gulf Coast region. More
July 11, 2013 -- The Better Business Bureau Serving Southeast Texas has assisted Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott in filing a temporary restraining order and asset freeze against Javier Luna and several entities. More
July 10, 2013 -- Port Arthur City Council on Tuesday voted 5-3, with Raymond Scott, Jr., Robert Troy and Willie “Bae” Lewis, Jr. opposed, to approve a zoing change to facilitate the development of the 128 unit Edison Plaza project, an affordable living community for the elderly. More
July 09, 2013 -- Beaumont City Council today voted unanimously to approve a resolution terminating the current contract for grounds maintenance at city parks and triangles with PCLC Landscape Management and to award the contract to Garden of Gethsemane Nursery and Landscaping of Beaumont. More
July 08, 2013 -- The Art Museum of Southeast Texas in Beaumont will present two summer exhibitions from July 13 through September 1. More
July 08, 2013 -- The United States Coast Guard, Port Arthur Fire Department and Jefferson County Sheriff's Department are searching for a 56-year-old man after a collision occurred between a tug and a barge west of Goat Island in Sabine Lake on Sunday. More
July 08, 2013 -- This Week on Stage: Performances and concerts this week on stage in the Gulf Coast region include “Wicked” at The Hobby Center in Houston, and “Lil' Abner” at the Bay Area Harbour Playhouse in Dickinson. More
July 05, 2013 -- Two Lamar Institute of Technology students earned medals at the National SkillsUSA Competition held in Kansas City, Missouri. More
July 05, 2013 -- Lamar Institute of Technology will honor area first responders and military personnel with its “A Salute to the Real American Heroes” fundraiser on September 5. More
July 03, 2013 -- The City of Beaumont's Fourth of July Celebration will return to Riverfront Park this year. More
July 01, 2013 -- Jefferson County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously to approve a property tax abatement agreement with Huntsman Petrochemical, LLC. More
July 01, 2013 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas has provided advice for parents to help keep their children safe online. More
June 28, 2013 -- Chevron Phillips Chemical Company, LP has announced that its Port Arthur and Orange facilities will donate $80,000 to the Lamar Institute of Technology. More
June 28, 2013 -- Diversions: Arts and Entertainment Editor Jennifer Olin reports on weekend activities including the Festival of Aerial Arts, the Upscale Artists Garage Sale at the Summer Street Studios, the Bow Wow Meow Luau Mega Adoption Event, the Houston LGBT Pride Celebration Festival and Parade and other Independence Day events in the Gulf Coast Region. More
June 27, 2013 -- Port Arthur City Council on Tuesday voted 6-3, with Mayor Deloris “Bobbie” Prince, Mayor Pro Tem Robert Williamson, and Derrick Freeman opposed, to authorize an agreement between the Port Arthur Economic Development Corporation and Spawglass for building security, temporary repairs and related services at 501 Procter Street, in an amount not to exceed $30,000. More
June 25, 2013 -- Beaumont City Council today voted unanimously to authorize the publication of a notice of intent to issue $43 million in certificates of obligation. More
June 24, 2013 -- Jefferson County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously to appoint Charlie Reneau, Sandra J. Melton, Charlie Cox, Jeffrey Thomas Roebuck and Sandra Duhon to the Jefferson County Emergency Services District No. 4 Board of Directors. More
June 24, 2013 -- The Port of Beaumont Board of Commissioners today voted unanimously to approve Change Order No. 3 to the Orange County Access Roadway Project construction contract with APAC Texas, Inc. More
June 21, 2013 -- Diversions: It's the first official weekend of summer and Arts and Culture Editor Jennifer Olin highlights some of the Gulf Coast region's best leisure activities. More
June 18, 2013 -- Beaumont City Council today voted unanimously to restructure positions within the Beaumont Fire Department. More
June 17, 2013 -- Jefferson County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously to adopt a resolution to move forward with efforts to secure funding through the Coastal Erosion Planning and Response Act grant to complete design and construction of the Keith Lake Fish Pass baffle. More
June 17, 2013 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas has provided safety tips for those going on vacation this summer to keep their homes secure. More
June 14, 2013 -- The United States Army's 842nd Transportation Battalion recently held a change of command ceremony at the Port of Beaumont. More
June 14, 2013 -- The Greater Port Arthur Chamber of Commerce will host its Southern Summer Night event on July 20 at the Carl Parker Multipurpose Center. More
June 14, 2013 -- Diversions: Arts and Culture Editor Jennifer Olin reports on Juneteenth activities in Galveston, Beaumont and Houston, as well as other cultural activities in the Gulf Coast Region. More
June 13, 2013 -- Port Arthur City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to renew an agreement with Crowder Gulf for debris removal and emergency services in the event of a disaster. More
June 11, 2013 -- Beaumont City Council today voted unanimously to elect Gethrel Williams-Wright as mayor pro tem. More
June 10, 2013 -- Command of the 842nd Transportation Battalion will be handed over to a new Lieutenant Colonel during a ceremony on Thursday at the Battalion Headquarters located inside the Port of Beaumont. More
June 10, 2013 -- Jefferson County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously to approve an order declaring the results of the May 11 special election for the creation of Emergency Services District No. 4 and the imposition of a local property tax to support the district. More
June 10, 2013 -- The Julie Rogers "Gift of Life" Program will host Dr. Rahn Bailey on Tuesday at the Temple Emanuel Social Hall in Beaumont to discuss depression in cancer patients. More
June 10, 2013 -- The Press Club of Southeast Texas has named the Kountze varsity cheerleaders as the "newsmakers of the year" for 2012. More
June 07, 2013 -- The Lamar University Foundation has announced establishment of the Alan H. Plummer, Jr. Environmental Engineering Scholarship in honor of Plummer, a 1964 Lamar University alumnus. More
June 07, 2013 -- Diversions: Arts and Culture Editor Jennifer Olin has reviewed opportunities for leisure activity around the Gulf Coast region this weekend. More
June 05, 2013 -- The City of Beaumont will host its annual Juneteenth Celebration on Saturday, June 15, at Tyrrell Park. The event will kick off the city's Neighbors and Concerts in the Park series. More
June 04, 2013 -- Beaumont City Council today voted unanimously to award a $1,407,669 contract to Allco, Ltd. for the South Park Area Water and Sanitary Sewer Improvements Project. More
June 03, 2013 -- Jefferson County Commissioners Court voted unanimously to award a $591,837 contract to Tom-Mac, Inc. for the replacement of the bridge at Lawhon Road at Green Pond Gully. More
June 03, 2013 -- The Julie Rogers "Gift of Life" Program will offer free prostate cancer screenings for medically underserved men in the Jefferson County area as part of National Men's Health Month in June. More
June 03, 2013 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas has provided tips on precautions to take before traveling this summer. More
May 31, 2013 -- Feld Entertainment will present Disney Live's performance of "Three Classic Fairy Tales" at the Beaumont Civic Center on October 18. More
May 31, 2013 -- DIVERSIONS: Arts and Culture Editor Jennifer Olin reports on opportunities to experience art in many formats this first weekend of June, all around the Gulf Coast Region. More
May 30, 2013 -- Danny Gorrer will host his Annual Cookout on June 15 at Barbara Jacket Park in Port Arthur. More
May 30, 2013 -- Port Arthur City Council on Tuesday voted 5-3, with Raymond Scott, Robert Troy and Willie “Bae” Lewis, Jr. opposed, to amend the city's travel expense policy to reduce the mileage for business trip reimbursement for city officers from 100 miles to 30 miles. More
May 28, 2013 -- Jefferson County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously to approve a change order to increase the amount of a contract with Basco Construction, Inc. by $19,428 for refurbishment of the Jefferson County Health Clinic. More
May 28, 2013 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas today advised parents to research offers before selecting a summer camp for their children. More
May 24, 2013 -- The City of Beaumont today responded to concerns regarding a mobile food vendor's compliance with the city's food safety codes. More
May 24, 2013 -- Diversions: Arts and Culture editor, Jennifer Olin reports on leisure activities in the Gulf Coast region this Memorial Day weekend and the unofficial start of summer. More
May 23, 2013 -- Congressman Steve Stockman voted on Tuesday to approve completion of the northern half of the Keystone XL pipeline. More
May 21, 2013 -- Beaumont City Council today voted unanimously to canvass the results of the May 11 election, with all of the council’s incumbents securing another term in the election. More
May 21, 2013 -- Texas A&M University at Galveston today announced that the university's training ship, the General Rudder, has canceled its visit to the Port of Port Arthur on Wednesday. More
May 20, 2013 -- Jefferson County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously to adopt an order canvassing the results of the May 11 special election for the creation of Jefferson County Emergency Services District No. 4. More
May 20, 2013 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas has provided advice on how to search for unclaimed property as well as tips on how to prevent accumulating unclaimed property. More
May 20, 2013 -- The Port of Beaumont Board of Commissioners today voted unanimously to re-elect C.A. “Pete” Shelton as president of the board. More
May 17, 2013 -- Diversions: Arts & Culture Editor Jennifer Olin reports on fun activities to kick off the summer with in the Gulf Coast region. More
May 16, 2013 -- The Sabine-Neches Navigation District today announced that the Water Resource Development Act, which has been approved by the United States Senate, authorizes the Sabine-Neches Waterway Deepening Project. More
May 14, 2013 -- Beaumont City Council today voted unanimously to award a $1,124,900 contract to Goss Building, Inc. for the renovation of the third floor of the Municipal Court and Emergency Operations Center Building, contingent upon Port Security Grant funds being approved for the project. More
May 13, 2013 -- Cowboy Church on the Rock will host "Crawfish for Conner" on Saturday. More
May 13, 2013 -- Jefferson County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously to approve a recommendation by the Jefferson County Tourism Committee to allocate $24,684 from hotel occupancy taxes to Ford Park for the maintenance of ball fields at the park. More
May 12, 2013 -- Guidry News Service covered Saturday elections in Brazoria, Fort Bend, Galveston, Harris and Jefferson counties. More
May 11, 2013 -- Guidry News Service is covering several elections in Jefferson County. More
May 11, 2013 -- The Beaumont and Orange County American Red Cross Chapters will honor Sheila and Walter Umphrey at its 25th Annual Hurricane Party: Cocktails and Camo on Thursday, May 23. More
May 10, 2013 -- Jefferson County Tax Assessor-Collector J. Shane Howard has announced that the tax office will be closed for a half-day on May 16 in order for staff to participate in training and planning. More
May 10, 2013 -- Voters in the Gulf Coast area will cast their ballots on Saturday in the election for various city and school leadership positions, as well as some special county propositions. More
May 10, 2013 -- DIVERSIONS: Arts & Culture Editor Jennifer Olin reports on leisure activities for the Mother's Day Weekend. More
May 08, 2013 -- The Anahuac National Wildlife Refuge will host a free family fishing day on June 1. More
May 08, 2013 -- The National Park Service will host public meetings May 14-16 in various locations to receive input on the draft general management plan for the Big Thicket National Preserve in Texas. More
May 07, 2013 -- The Ben J. Rogers Regional Visitors Center in Beaumont will host a series of events through Sunday to celebrate National Travel and Tourism Week. More
May 07, 2013 -- Beaumont City Council today voted unanimously to approve the 2013 Annual Action Plan for the expenditure of funds through the Community Development Block Grant and HOME Program funds from the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development. More
May 06, 2013 -- Jefferson County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously to approve an interlocal agreement with the City of Port Arthur for additional funding for additional work associated with the Pleasure Island Breakwater Project. More
May 06, 2013 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas, in observance of National Moving Month, has provided tips on avoiding scams when selecting a moving company. More
May 03, 2013 -- The Art Museum of Southeast Texas in Beaumont will host the gARTage Sale on May 17. More
May 03, 2013 -- Beaumont City Manager Kyle Hayes today announced that he has selected Lenny Caballero as the city's new Event Facilities Director. More
May 03, 2013 -- The City of Beaumont has advised that a portion of Calder Avenue and several intersections in the Oaks Historic District will be closed tonight for the Calder Twilight 5K event. More
May 03, 2013 -- DIVERSIONS: Arts and Culture Editor Jennifer Olin reports that Egypt, Mexico and the countries of Asia all provide entertainment and cultural exposure to people in the Gulf Coast region this weekend. More
May 02, 2013 -- The City of Port Arthur Fire Department has awarded eight scholarships to residents who plan to attend the Lamar Institute of Technology's Regional Fire Academy or the emergency medical technology program. More
May 02, 2013 -- Port Arthur City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to adopt a resolution in support of proposed legislation to change the Economic Development Act. More
April 30, 2013 -- Beaumont City Council today voted unanimously to award a $6,075,569 bid to Brystar Contracting, Inc. for the Seventh Street Pavement Widening and Drainage Improvement Project. More
April 30, 2013 -- The Ben J. Rogers Regional Visitors Center in Jefferson County is inviting visitors and residents to support the county's travel and tourism industry by visiting the center during National Travel & Tourism Week, May 4-12. More
April 29, 2013 -- Jefferson County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously to adopt a resolution authorizing the county to submit an application for funding through the Texas Indigent Defense Commission for the creation of a wireless videoconferencing system. More
April 29, 2013 -- The Cowboy Church on the Rock in Beaumont will host a crawfish boil on May 18 to benefit Connor Stanton. More
April 29, 2013 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas today reminded consumers looking to buy event tickets to make their purchases at an authorized ticket broker to avoid scams involving fake ticket sales. More
April 29, 2013 -- The City of Beaumont has advised that crews will be performing maintenance and resurfacing on Gladys Avenue between Nottingham Lane and Belvedere Drive today through Friday. More
April 26, 2013 -- The City of Beaumont has announced that a portion of Buffalo Street between El Paso and Arthur streets will be closed beginning Tuesday for drainage improvements. More
April 26, 2013 -- Early voting kicks off on Monday for the May 11 General Election, with voters in the Gulf Coast region able to get an early start on casting their ballots in various elections. More
April 26, 2013 -- DIVERSIONS: Arts and Culture Editor Jennifer Olin reports that this weekend offers a wide variety of activities to "kick off the dust of the work week". More
April 26, 2013 -- The Beaumont Children's Museum will host its "Do...Dream...Discover" gala on May 16 at the Event Centre in Beaumont. More
April 25, 2013 -- The Annual Port Neches Riverfest will take place from May 1 through 5 at Port Neches Park. More
April 24, 2013 -- Mayor Becky Ames and the City of Beaumont Office of Emergency Management are hosting the National Weather Service SKYWARN Class on Thursday, April 25, from 6 to 7 p.m. at the Beaumont Civic Center. More
April 23, 2013 -- The Texas Senate unanimously approved a plan Tuesday night to help finance the state's water and transportation needs and also provide more school equity by asking voters to dip into the Rainy Day Fund for $5.7 billion. More
April 23, 2013 -- The Harris County Sheriff’s Office has announced that a missing east Harris County woman has been found deceased in Jefferson County. More
April 22, 2013 -- Jefferson County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously to authorize the Jefferson County Regional Crime Lab to apply for a $25,000 grant. More
April 22, 2013 -- The Port of Beaumont Board of Commissioners today voted unanimously to cancel the May 11 Election for an At-Large Position on the board. More
April 19, 2013 -- DIVERSIONS: Arts and Culture Editor Jennifer Olin reports that it will be a great weekend for going outside in the Gulf Coast Region, with events ranging from historical reenactments, to foreign food and "just a little wine". More
April 19, 2013 -- The Beaumont Public Health Department will host a health fair focused on childhood vaccinations on Monday as part of National Infant Immunization Week. More
April 18, 2013 -- Lamar University's Department of Theatre and Dance will present "An American Sampler: An Evening of Classic One-Act Plays" from April 25 through 28 in the Studio Theatre. More
April 18, 2013 -- Port Arthur City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to adopt a resolution urging the expediting of regulatory processes to authorize permits for the TGS Development, LP/Valero Terminaling and Distribution Co. Project to move forward. More
April 18, 2013 -- The Ben J. Rogers Regional Visitors Center in Jefferson County will host events May 4-12 in celebration of National Travel and Tourism Week. More
April 17, 2013 -- Rao’s Bakery will hold their annual "Sweet Rides" car show on May 4 at their Calder location in Beaumont. More
April 16, 2013 -- Beaumont City Council today voted unanimously to award a $302,260 bid to McInnis Construction of Silsbee for renovations to the Beaumont Transit bus service bays. More
April 15, 2013 -- Jefferson County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously to adopt a resolution urging expeditious permitting of the TGS Development/Valero Terminaling and Distribution Co. Project. More
April 15, 2013 -- The annual Texas General Land Office Adopt-A-Beach Spring Cleanup is Saturday, April 20. More
April 12, 2013 -- Diversions: Arts and Special Projects Editor Jennifer Olin highlights some of the great offerings around the area this weekend in her weekly column. More
April 11, 2013 -- The Beaumont Children’s Museum will host its first annual "Do...Dream...Discover" gala on May 16 at the Event Centre in Beaumont. More
April 09, 2013 -- Beaumont City Council today voted unanimously to award a $12,330,865 contract to Allco, LLC for the South Park Drainage Improvements Project. More
April 09, 2013 -- The Spindletop-Gladys City Boomtown Museum in Beaumont will host the Cowboy Ruckus & Camp Out on April 20 in celebration of Southeast Texas' ranching heritage. More
April 08, 2013 -- Jefferson County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously to amend a surface use agreement with Tri-C Resources, LLC to grant a 30-day extension to commence drilling. More
April 05, 2013 -- The City of Beaumont today announced that it has changed the location of the registration site for its Trash-Off event on Saturday to Klein Park, due to response to the event. More
April 04, 2013 -- Port Arthur City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to allocate $1,061,338 in Community Development Block Grant funds. More
April 03, 2013 -- The City of Beaumont will hold its 2013 Trash-Off on Saturday. More
April 03, 2013 -- The Greater Beaumont Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday announced that Lost Bayou Ramblers will be the featured entertainment for its 110th Annual Meeting on October 17. More
April 02, 2013 -- Beaumont City Council today voted unanimously to award a three-year contract for plumbing services to All Star Plumbing, Inc., for an estimated amount of $90,738. More
April 02, 2013 -- The Texas State University System Board of Regents on Monday appointed Kenneth Evans as president of Lamar University, effective July 1. More
April 01, 2013 -- Jefferson County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously to approve the allocation of $102,608 in grants through the county’s hotel occupancy tax for the Spring 2013 cycle. More
April 01, 2013 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry today announced that he has appointed James Scott of Beaumont to the Jefferson and Orange County Board of Pilot Commissioners. More
April 01, 2013 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas today provided tips for consumers shopping for presents for Mother's Day. More
March 31, 2013 -- A 28-year-old man was medevaced after sustaining about a 20-foot fall aboard a tanker in the fairway anchorage off Sabine, approximately 55 miles southeast of Port Arthur, Saturday afternoon. More
March 29, 2013 -- Texas director Kat Candler is holding an open casting call for an upcoming feature film on April 6 at PN-G High School in Port Neches. More
March 29, 2013 -- DIVERSIONS: Arts and Special Projects Editor Jennifer Olin offers up a "buffet of activities, everything from Salad to Eggs", for the Easter holiday weekend. More
March 28, 2013 -- The Bay Area Houston Economic Partnership hosted a reception for Congressman Randy Weber on Wednesday. More
March 27, 2013 -- The Southeast Texas Arts Council will hold grant writing workshops on April 13 at three locations. More
March 26, 2013 -- Beaumont City Council today voted unanimously to authorize the city to apply for money through the Gulf Tourism and Seafood Promotional Fund to pay for the study and design of Beaumont’s waterfront and access to recreational amenities. More
March 25, 2013 -- Jefferson County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously to approve a tax abatement agreement with Sunoco Partners NGL Facilities LLC. More
March 25, 2013 -- The Port of Beaumont Board of Commissioners today voted unanimously to amend a lease agreement with Port of Beaumont Petroleum Transload Terminal, LLC for the expansion of its property at the port’s Orange County Terminal. More
March 25, 2013 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas today advised small businesses to be aware of scams that target small companies. More
March 22, 2013 -- The City of Beaumont today opened registration for the 2013 Calder Twilight 5k fun run/walk, which will be held on May 3. More
March 21, 2013 -- Port Arthur City Council on Tuesday voted 5-3, with Raymond Scott, Jr., Liz Segler and Kerri “Twin” Thomas opposed, to approve an $11,750 contract with Soutex Surveyors and Engineers for the design of and construction management services for the concession stand at County Park. More
March 21, 2013 -- Catholic Charities of Southeast Texas has announced that Karen and Mike Fuljenz are the honorees for the Breakfast with the Bishop fundraising event, which will be held on April 13 at St. Jude Church in Beaumont. More
March 19, 2013 -- The Texas Attorney General's Office today issued legal opinions regarding two matters on the interpretation of state law, including whether the Beaumont Independent School District may appoint a single-member district trustee to an at-large position as the district transitions to a new election scheme. More
March 19, 2013 -- Beaumont City Council today voted unanimously to amend the city’s ordinance calling the May 11 election to change two Election Day polling locations for Precincts 19 and 67, and changing the name of one polling location for Precincts 87, 88 and 99. More
March 18, 2013 -- The Magnolia Garden Club of Beaumont will host the "Beyond the Garden Gate" home and garden tour on April 13 at the McFaddin-Ward House. More
March 18, 2013 -- Jefferson County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously to award a $340,066 contract to Basco Construction, Inc. for the refurbishment of the Jefferson County Health Clinic facility. More
March 18, 2013 -- Musician Morrissey has announced the cancellation of the remaining concerts of his North American tour, including a concert scheduled for April 12 in Beaumont, due to medical reasons. More
March 16, 2013 -- Beaumont Community Players will present "Rabbit Hole" from March 29 through April 13 at the Betty Greenberg Center for Performing Arts. More
March 12, 2013 -- The Beaumont Children’s Museum will host the 4th Annual Mini Masters Golf Tournament on April 21 at Colorado Canyon. More
March 11, 2013 -- Jefferson County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously to reappoint James D. McNicholas and Charles Guillory to the Jefferson County Drainage District No. 6 Board of Directors. More
March 11, 2013 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas today announced the finalists of the BBB Laws of Life Essay Program. More
March 10, 2013 -- Wayne Stupka, president of the Beaumont Rod, Reel and Gun Club, and Ted Vega. president of the Gilchrist Community Association, have posted an appeal that Rollover Pass on the Bolivar Peninsula not be closed. More
March 08, 2013 -- DIVERSIONS: Arts and Special Projects Editor Jennifer Olin reviewed options for those "headed to nearby beaches or enjoying a stay-cation this Spring Break". More
March 07, 2013 -- Port Arthur City Council on Wednesday voted unanimously to approve a $791,000 contract with GADV, Inc., doing business as L&L General Contractors of Beaumont, for the construction of the auto scrubber facility. More
March 05, 2013 -- The South East Texas Regional Planning Commission will host a series of public meetings regarding two Exempt Projects from March 18 through 21 at various locations. More
March 05, 2013 -- The South East Texas Regional Planning Commission will hold a series of public meetings regarding public transit planning from March 18 through 21 at various locations. More
March 05, 2013 -- The Symphony of Southeast Texas will perform its final concert for its 60th Anniversary Season on April 6 at the Julie Rogers Theatre in Beaumont. More
March 05, 2013 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas will host its "Shred It & Forget It" event on April 20 at Central Mall. More
March 04, 2013 -- Candidate filing for the May 11 General Election ended on Friday, with several candidates moving forward to May unopposed for various positions in the Gulf Coast area. More
March 03, 2013 -- Texas State Senator Tommy Williams has posted a Guest Column for the GuidryNews.com Forum. More
March 02, 2013 -- A portion of University Drive in Beaumont was officially re-named Jimmy Simmons Boulevard on Friday, More
March 01, 2013 -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District has awarded a task order contract in the amount of $260,792.34 to J.M. Davidson Inc., for mooring buoy installation and repair work at the Port Arthur, Bolivar, Pelican Island and Chocolate Bayou mooring areas along the Texas coast. More
March 01, 2013 -- Praise Church in Beaumont will host "Servolution" on Saturday, with participants working on projects to serve the community. More
March 01, 2013 -- The City of Beaumont has announced that Highway 124 near Lafin Road will be partially closed beginning Monday due to utility construction. More
March 01, 2013 -- DIVERSONS: Arts and Special Projects Editor Jennifer Olin's preview of leisure events in the Gulf Coast Region includes cooking classes at Central Market in Houston,dinner and a movie in Galveston's Saengerfest Park, classical music at Cullen Hall at the University of St. Thomas, the Faculty Brass Quintet at Lamar College in Beaumont; and other diversions. More
March 01, 2013 -- The City of Beaumont has announced that the inside westbound lane of Interstate 10 between the downtown exit and Gulf Street will be closed on Sunday for freeway lighting repairs. More
February 28, 2013 -- Lamar University and the City of Beaumont will host an event on Friday to commemorate the naming of Jimmy Simmons Boulevard in honor of Lamar University President Jimmy Simmons. More
February 28, 2013 -- The United States Army Corps of Engineers - Galveston District today announced that it has awarded three contracts for geotechnical services at dredging placement area sites along the Texas coast. More
February 28, 2013 -- The City of Beaumont today began closures of a portion of 11th Street between Interstate 10 and Laurel for maintenance work. More
February 27, 2013 -- The City of Beaumont has published a news release about the city council's vote to rename a major campus thoroughfare Jimmy Simmons Boulevard. More
February 26, 2013 -- Beaumont City Council today voted unanimously to rename a portion of University Drive between East Cardinal Drive and East Lavaca Street to Jimmy Simmons Boulevard in recognition of outgoing Lamar University President Jimmy Simmons. More
February 26, 2013 -- Provost Umphrey Law Firm on Monday announced that Beaumont attorney Cody Dishon has joined the firm's legal team. More
February 26, 2013 -- The City of Beaumont will close Crockett Street at Avenue C on Wednesday for the reconstruction of a grade crossing at the intersection. More
February 25, 2013 -- Jefferson County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously to reappoint Joshua W. Allen and Sam O. Smith to the Jefferson County Drainage District No. 6 Board of Directors. More
February 25, 2013 -- The Port of Beaumont Board of Commissioners today voted unanimously to order an election for May 11 to elect commissioners to an At-Large position and the Ward 2 seat. More
February 25, 2013 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas has planned events during the week in celebration of its 50th anniversary. More
February 25, 2013 -- Filing ends on Friday for those seeking local elected offices in the May 11 General Election, with races forming in Brazoria, Fort Bend, Harris, Galveston and Jefferson counties. More
February 22, 2013 -- DIVERSIONS: Guidry News Service Arts and Special Projects Editor Jennifer Olin reports that leisure activity options during the next week in the Gulf Coast Region range from the Rodeo in Houston, Elvis at The Grand 1894 Opera House in Galveston and great art in several venues. More
February 22, 2013 -- The Greater Beaumont Chamber of Commerce will present the Spindletop Award to Coburn Supply Company during the chamber's annual meeting on October 17. More
February 21, 2013 -- Port Arthur City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to call a special election for May 11 for proposed amendments to the city's charter. More
February 21, 2013 -- South East Texas Interfaith Organization will hold a fundraiser on March 7 at the MCM Elegante in Beaumont. More
February 20, 2013 -- The Jefferson County Tourism Committee is accepting applications through March 1 for grants for tourism-related projects and events. More
February 19, 2013 -- Beaumont City Council today voted unanimously to authorize the settlement of a lawsuit with two insurance companies regarding the payment of claims on damages the city sustained to property during Hurricane Ike. More
February 19, 2013 -- The Catholic Charities of Southeast Texas Board of Directors recently held its annual meeting and named Craig Sherlock as chair of the board, as well as welcomed five newly-appointed board members. More
February 18, 2013 -- Gulf Copper & Manufacturing Corp. recently successfully completed the refurbishment and re-naming of its newest dry dock, the Mr. Morris at its Port Arthur South Yard. More
February 17, 2013 -- Simply Cinderella, a program of Munro's Dry Cleaning, the Junior League of Beaumont and KFDM Channel 6 in Beaumont, to facilitate donation of prom dresses for high school seniors in need, will officially kick-off on Tuesday. More
February 15, 2013 -- DIVERSIONS: Guidry News Service Arts and Special Projects Editor Jennifer Olin reports on post Mardi Gras and Valentine's Day activities in the Gulf Coast Region. More
February 14, 2013 -- Port Arthur City Council in a special meeting on Tuesday voted 4-2, with Mayor Deloris “Bobbie” Prince and Robert Williamson opposed, to approve a $376,000 contract between the Port Arthur Section 4A Economic Development Corporation and Haddon + Cowan Architects Collaborative of Austin, with Vince Hauser as design team manager. More
February 12, 2013 -- The Julie Rogers "Gift of Life" Program will hold its annual Valentine Survivors Celebration on Thursday at the Parkdale Mall Garden Court in Beaumont. More
February 12, 2013 -- Beaumont City Council today voted unanimously to approve the addition of an early voting location at the Jefferson County Justice of the Peace Precinct 4 Building. More
February 11, 2013 -- Jefferson County Commisioners Court today voted 3-2, with Everette “Bo” Alfred and Michael Sinegal opposed, to promote Interim Airport Director Alex Rupp to full time direct of the Jack Brooks Regional Airport. More
February 08, 2013 -- DIVERSIONS: Jennifer Olin reports that activities in the Gulf Coast Region for the next week include masks and beads, hearts and flowers, and dragon and lion dances. More
February 08, 2013 -- Mardi Gras parades began on Thursday in Port Arthur and will continue with the Krewe of Krewes Parade tonight, the Krewe of Aurora parade on Saturday, concluding with the Munchkin Parade and Truck Parade on Sunday. More
February 06, 2013 -- Port Arthur City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to call an election for May 11 to elect the mayor, and to hold a joint election with the Port Arthur Independent School District, the Sabine Pass Independent School District, the Sabine Pass Port Authority and the Port Arthur Port Navigation District. More
February 05, 2013 -- The City of Beaumont has been recognized by the National League of Cities for the recent completion of key health and wellness goals for Let's Move! Cities, Towns and Counties. More
February 05, 2013 -- Beaumont City Council today voted unanimously to approve a $970,600 contract with PM Construction & Rehab, LLC for a project to rehabilitate sanitary sewer small diameter mains. More
February 04, 2013 -- Jefferson County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously to award a $277,800 contract to H.B. Neild & Sons, Inc. for the construction of the Water Control and Improvement District No. 10 Generator Building and Generator Receptacles for all lift stations. More
February 04, 2013 -- The City of Beaumont today advised residents to use only approved payment vendors for payment of their city utility bills. More
February 04, 2013 -- The Southeast Texas Arts Council will host "Hearts for the Arts", the council's annual fundraiser, on February 10 at Suga's Deep South Cuisine and Jazz Bar in Beaumont. More
February 04, 2013 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas is accepting applications for its 16th annual Torch Award for Marketplace Trust competition. More
February 01, 2013 -- The Jefferson County Tourism Committee is accepting applications through March 1 for grants awarded to tourism related projects and events benefiting the county. More
February 01, 2013 -- DIVERSIONS: Jennifer Olin reports on the opening of Mardi Gras season and points out a few other options for enjoying this first weekend of February in the Gulf Coast region. More
January 31, 2013 -- Jack Brooks Regional Airport in Jefferson County will launch direct flights to Dallas/Fort Worth through American Airlines beginning February 14. More
January 31, 2013 -- The City of Beaumont has opened registration for its 2013 Beaumont Trash-Off on April 6. More
January 30, 2013 -- Port Arthur City Council, in a special meeting on Tuesday, voted unanimously to execute a consent decree with the Environmental Protection Agency regarding the State Marine Superfund Site, and authorized a payment of $286,041 to reimburse the United States government and the State of Texas for its portion of clean up costs. More
January 30, 2013 -- Provost Umphrey Law Firm, L.L.P., of Beaumont, has announced a new priority in taking a leading role in pursuing women’s health-related litigation. More
January 29, 2013 -- Beaumont City Council today voted unanimously to call an election for May 11 to elect the positions of mayor and the city’s six city council seats. More
January 29, 2013 -- Candidate filing begins on Wednesday for the May 11 General Election, providing opportunity for citizens to run for various positions on city councils, school boards, and other local entities with terms expiring this year. More
January 29, 2013 -- The Port of Beaumont Board of Commissioners on Monday voted unanimously to approve a $535,000 contract with Talon Insurance Company for the port's property insurance coverage for one year. More
January 28, 2013 -- The City of Beaumont has announced that a portion of East Lucas Drive will be closed during the next two weeks due to maintenance work beginning on Tuesday. More
January 28, 2013 -- Jefferson County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously to approve a $1,326,421 property insurance contract renewal with AmRisc. More
January 25, 2013 -- Lamar Institute of Technology in Beaumont will host resume workshops on February 5 and March 19 in the Multi-Purpose Center. More
January 25, 2013 -- The Jefferson County Tax Office reminds citizens that 2012 property tax payments are due by January 31. More
January 25, 2013 -- DIVERSIONS: Jennifer Olin reports that leisure options in the Gulf Coast region this weekend include fishing, car shows, museums, and theater. More
January 24, 2013 -- The Symphony League of Beaumont will present The Symphony Ball 2013, "The Secret Garden", on February 2 at the Beaumont Civic Center. More
January 22, 2013 -- Beaumont City Council today voted unanimously to authorize the application for and receipt of $46,717 through the United States Department of Homeland Security’s 2013 Emergency Management Performance Grant Program. More
January 22, 2013 -- Jefferson County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously award a $6,339,840 contract to ConMed Healthcare Management, Inc. for inmate health care services for the Jefferson County Correctional Facility. More
January 18, 2013 -- The United States Coast Guard on Thursday dedicated a new, hurricane resistant station at Sabine Pass. More
January 17, 2013 -- The Jefferson County Tourism Committee is accepting applications through March 1 for grants to tourism related projects and events benefiting the county. More
January 16, 2013 -- The South East Texas Regional Planning Commission will host its 41st Annual Meeting tonight at the City of Beaumont Event Centre. More
January 15, 2013 -- Beaumont City Council today voted unanimously to amend the city’s Code of Ordinances regarding fencing within the Historic District, as well as the storing of mobile food units in residential districts and prohibition of 18 wheelers for use as storage in certain districts. More
January 14, 2013 -- The Port of Beaumont Board of Commissioners, in a special meeting today, voted unanimously to approve an employment contract with Jimmy Williamson, PC, Attorney at Law and Guy G. Fisher with the Provost Umphrey Law Firm for legal representation related to the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill. More
January 14, 2013 -- Jefferson County Commissioners Court today voted 4-1, with Everette “Bo” Alfred opposed, to approve a letter of intent for the lease of grounds at the county’s airport property. More
January 14, 2013 -- Communities In Schools-Southeast Texas today announced that Texas State Representative Joe Deshotel will host the launch "Charting for Success", a national initiative program for Port Arthur Independent School District, on Thursday at the Port Arthur Public Library. More
January 14, 2013 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas today provided tips on questions to consider when joining a gym. More
January 12, 2013 -- Alva Smallwood will turn 102 years young on Sunday January 27. More
January 11, 2013 -- The Texas Chapter of CPA's Banker's Meeting will be held on January 22 at the MCM Elegante Hotel in Beaumont. More
January 11, 2013 -- DIVERSIONS: Jennifer Olin reports that artistic and cultural events available in the Gulf Coast Region include performances of the Houston Symphony, Mercury and the River Oaks Chamber Orchestra in Houston, as well as events celebrating the Spindletop oil discovery on the Lamar Campus in Beaumont and numerous art shows at galleries in the area. More
January 08, 2013 -- Beaumont City Council today voted unanimously to rescind a resolution that restricted fees charged by remote payment centers for the processing of city water payments. More
January 07, 2013 -- Jefferson County Commissioners Court today to appoint Commissioner Michael Sinegal as the county’s board member on the Port Arthur Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone Board of Directors. More
January 07, 2013 -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency will host a public meeting in Beaumont on January 17 to discuss the revised Flood Insurance Rate Maps for the city. More
January 04, 2013 -- Spindletop-Gladys City Boomtown Museum, on the Lamar University campus, will mark the 112th anniversary of Spindletop on January 12. More
December 31, 2012 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas today provided tips on becoming a "savvier consumer" in 2013. More
December 31, 2012 -- Jefferson County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously to promote Assistant Superintendent of Maintenance John David Knight to Superintendent of the Maintenance Department. More
December 19, 2012 -- Beaumont City Council on Tuesday approved a contract with a private company to receive a portion of the city's solid waste for conversion to diesel fuel. More
December 19, 2012 -- David Houston Sartin of Anahuac has been sentenced to federal prison for his murder-for-hire scheme in the Eastern District of Texas. More
December 18, 2012 -- Beaumont City Council today voted unanimously to approve the purchase of 20 patrol vehicles from Caldwell County Chevrolet in an amount not to exceed $525,690. More
December 17, 2012 -- Jefferson County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously to receive and file an order reappointing Patrick Swain as County Auditor for a two-year term. More
December 17, 2012 -- The Port of Beaumont Board of Commissioners today voted unanimously to award a $569,760 contract to Trans-Global Solutions for the Orange County Rail Yard Automation Project. More
December 17, 2012 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas has announced the officers of its Board of Directors for 2013. More
December 14, 2012 -- The United States Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston today rescued a man after his boat ran aground approximately seven miles southeast of Port Arthur. More
December 14, 2012 -- Lamar University's Dishman Art Museum will host "Modern Impulses and Surreal Dreams: Contemporary Printmakers from Across the Nation" from December 18 through February 25. More
December 13, 2012 -- Port Arthur City Council, in a special joint meeting with the Port Arthur Economic Development Corporation on Tuesday, voted unanimously to approve a project rehabilitation plan and cost estimate for renovation of a building at 501 Procter Street. More
December 12, 2012 -- Oak Bluff Memorial Park in Jefferson County will provide a Holiday Memorial Tree through January 3 in the Tranquility Mausoleum. More
December 11, 2012 -- Beaumont City Council today voted unanimously to approve an $85,000, one-year contract with the Greater Beaumont Chamber of Commerce. More
December 11, 2012 -- The Texas Attorney General's Office on Monday issued legal opinions on various items regarding state law, including a question by Jefferson County Criminal District Attorney Tom Maness regarding whether a senior status federal judge who has been designated and assigned to hold court in Texas is authorized to conduct a marriage ceremony in Texas. More
December 10, 2012 -- Jefferson County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously to approve a $24,500 subscription agreement with Democracy Live, Inc. for subscription to Democracy Live’s LiveBallot, a “cloud based” suite of voter information tools. More
December 10, 2012 -- The Nelda C. and H.J. Lutcher Stark Foundation has announced a new brand and web site to unite their venues, including the Stark Museum of Art, the Shangri La Botanical Gardens and Nature Center, and the W.H. Stark House and Frances Ann Lutcher Theater for the Performing Arts. More
December 10, 2012 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas today provided tips on preventing spread of the cold and the flu during the season. More
December 04, 2012 -- Beaumont City Council today voted unanimously to grant a specific use permit to Crosstex NGL Pipeline, LP for the construction, maintenance and operation of a natural gas pipeline. More
December 04, 2012 -- Lamar University will host "Creative Sweet" on Friday at its Dishman Art Museum. More
December 03, 2012 -- The City of Beaumont will close the intersection of Dallas and Fillmore Streets for two weeks beginning on Tuesday. More
December 03, 2012 -- Jefferson County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously to appoint Dana A. Baker, Sr. as interim Constable for Precinct 6 to complete the term of Constable Joe Stevenson, who resigned from his position. More
November 29, 2012 -- Jefferson County employees and visitors to the Jefferson County Courthouse enjoyed the Annual Lighting of the Christmas Tree in the lobby of the New Courthouse Addition. More
November 29, 2012 -- Port Arthur City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to increase the speed limit for the school zone along 9th Avenue adjacent to S/SGT Lucian Adams Elementary High School from 20 miles per hour to 35 miles per hour. More
November 29, 2012 -- Lamar University will present its annual Lamarissimo! Holiday Choirs concert on Sunday in the Julie Rogers Theatre in Beaumont. More
November 26, 2012 -- Jefferson County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously to approve $159,000airport layout plan and construction survey for the Jack Brooks Regional Airport. The project includes current and future construction for the airport. More
November 26, 2012 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas today announced the names of its newly-elected board of directors. More
November 25, 2012 -- Lamar University has been recognized by Princeton Review’s “Best 296 Business Schools: 2013 Edition” for its exceptional MBA program in the College of Business. More
November 22, 2012 -- The Lamar Civic Orchestra will present its fall concert, "Baroque to Modern", on November 27 on the campus of Lamar University. More
November 20, 2012 -- Beaumont City Council today voted unanimously to approve an agreement with the Texas Department of Transportation for the reimbursement of costs associated with the operation and maintenance of traffic signals on controlled access highways within the city. More
November 19, 2012 -- The Port of Beaumont Board of Commissioners today voted unanimously to approve a final redistricting plan for the port’s four single-member ward boundaries, pending a 10-day review period. More
November 13, 2012 -- Jefferson County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously to adopt a resolution opposing unfunded mandates by the state. More
November 12, 2012 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas has provided advice on staying with a budget during the holidays. More
November 12, 2012 -- Port Arthur City Council on Friday voted unanimously to approve the creation of the Renaissance Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone. More
November 09, 2012 -- The City of Beaumont has scheduled the closure of the eastbound, inside lane on a portion of the Eastex Freeway between Delaware and the LNVA Canal on Saturday. More
November 09, 2012 -- A wide range of activities, from festivals to art exhibits are available around the Texas Gulf Coast region this weekend. More
November 08, 2012 -- Beaumont City Council Member Jamie D. Smith will host a meeting for the South Park neighborhood on November 13 at the Alice Keith Community Center. More
November 07, 2012 -- Randy Weber defeated Nick Lampson and two others to win a seat in Congress; Steve Stockman won his election to return to Congress; Larry Taylor was elected to the Texas Senate, State Representative Craig Eiland was reelected and several other races in Brazoria, Fort Bend, Galveston, Harris and Jefferson counties were decided on Tuesday. More
November 07, 2012 -- Congressman Elect Randy Weber has posted a message of thanks to his supporters and a promise to work to earn the trust of those who supported his opponent, Nick Lampson. More
November 07, 2012 -- Former congressman Nick Lampson, who was defeated by Randy Weber in the contest for the 14th Congressional District of Texas, has posted his concession speech. More
November 06, 2012 -- Contested races in Jefferson County. More
November 06, 2012 -- Beaumont City Council today voted unanimously to approve an increase in the adult fares for the Beaumont Municipal Transit System from $1.25 to $1.50. More
November 06, 2012 -- The Ben J. Rogers Regional Visitors Center in Jefferson County will host its fourth annual Veterans Day Ceremony on Sunday. More
November 06, 2012 -- The Art Museum of Southeast Texas in Beaumont will present Antelope Light: Photographs by Lisa F. Richardson beginning on Thursday and lasting through January 20. More
November 05, 2012 -- Jefferson County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously to award a $169,270 contract to Hi-Lite Markings, Inc. for the re-marking of runway 12/30 at the Jack Brooks Regional Airport. More
November 05, 2012 -- The Nelda C. and H.J. Lutcher Stark Foundation has announced changes to the operational hours of both the Stark Museum of Art and the W.H. Stark House. More
November 05, 2012 -- The Greater Beaumont Chamber of Commerce reported on last week's meeting of the Joint Legislative Committee on the Texas Windstorm Insurance Association. More
November 05, 2012 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas today provided tips to avoid scams when purchasing gifts or making donations during the holiday season. More
November 03, 2012 -- Candidates for representative of the 14th Congressional District of Texas, which is being vacated by Ron Paul who did not seek reelection, are engaging in contentious exchanges in the final weekend of the election campaign. More
November 02, 2012 -- Guidry News Service is covering regional and local elections in Brazoria, Fort Bend, Galveston, Harris and Jefferson Counties. For the candidates in contested races, as well as a list of unopposed candidates Click Here
November 01, 2012 -- The Greater Beaumont Chamber of Commerce will host local state representatives for its Legislative Update Lunch on November 8 at the MCM Elegante' Hotel and Conference Center. More
November 01, 2012 -- Port Arthur City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to amend a contract with Tender Loving Care Center for Children, doing business as Legacy Community Development Corporation, for the allocation of $265,000 for the purchase, rehabilitation and sale of three homes to low and moderate income families. More
October 30, 2012 -- The Symphony of Southeast Texas and students from the West Brook High School band and orchestra will perform in a Side-by-Side Education Concert on November 6 at the Julie Rogers Theatre in Beaumont. More
October 30, 2012 -- Beaumont City Council today voted unanimously to approve an interlocal agreement with Jefferson County Drainage District No. 6 to relocate the route of the Hike and Bike Trail Phase II project to between Dowlen Road and Major Drive. More
October 30, 2012 -- The TriangleAIDS Network will host its "Paint the Town Silver" gala on Thursday at the Beaumont Country Club. More
October 30, 2012 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas Consumer Education Foundation will host its 13th Southeast Texas Senior Celebration and Consumer Expo on Thursday at the Beaumont Civic Center. More
October 29, 2012 -- Jefferson County Commissioners Court today voted 3-2, with Michael Sinegal and Everette Alfred opposed, to approve a salary at the FY2013 budgeted amount for the incoming Employee Relations/Compensation Manager. More
October 27, 2012 -- The Jefferson County Tax Office has announced the mailing of the 2012 tax bills. More
October 26, 2012 -- The "Gift of Life" Breast Cancer Program will host "Saturday Night Fever: Dinner and Disco", a benefit event featuring the Pointer Sisters, on Saturday at the Beaumont Civic Center. More
October 26, 2012 -- Jefferson County Commissioners Court, in an emergency meeting on Thursday, voted unanimously to submit a Texas Community Development Block Grant Program application to the Texas Department of Agriculture for the Community Development Fund. More
October 26, 2012 -- The Better Business Bureau in Southeast Texas has revoked the Accreditation of Taylor Trading Company in Beaumont. More
October 25, 2012 -- A wide range of artistic activities and exhibits are available on the Texas Gulf Coast this weekend. More
October 22, 2012 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas today provided tips on avoiding scams when purchasing costumes and items for Halloween this year. More
October 22, 2012 -- Beaumont City Council Member Mike Getz will host a meeting for the Willow Creek neighborhood on Wednesday to reactivate the Willow Creek Neighborhood Association. More
October 19, 2012 -- Early Voting begins Monday in the November 6 General Election, with candidates casting ballots for President, one of the state's two seats in the United States Senate, as well as various federal, state and local races. More
October 18, 2012 -- Port Arthur City Council on Tuesday voted 4-3, with Derrick Freeman, Liz Segler and Mayor Deloris “Bobbie” Prince opposed, to approve an adjustment to salaries and car allowances for the mayor and council that will reduce car allowances for the elected officials, and transfer the reduction to their salaries. More
October 16, 2012 -- Beaumont City Council today voted unanimously to deny a rate increase requested by CenterPoint Energy Resources Corporation. More
October 15, 2012 -- Jefferson County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously to reappoint Dr. Cecil Walkes as the county’s Local Health Authority. More
October 15, 2012 -- The Port of Beaumont Board of Commissioners today voted unanimously to approve revisions to the port’s district ward boundaries in order to equalize voting populations in each of the representative ward districts. More
October 15, 2012 -- The Texas Energy Museum will host Jeb Bush, former governor of Florida, as featured speaker at Blowout 2013, the museum's annual fund raising dinner, on March 21 at the Beaumont Civic Center. More
October 12, 2012 -- Texas Gulf Coast residents from Orange to Brownsville participated in a Coastal Windstorm Conference in Beaumont on Thursday. More
October 10, 2012 -- Bridges To Life, a faith-based program aimed at keeping inmates from returning to prison, has named Chris Castillo as the program's Southeast Texas regional coordinator. More
October 10, 2012 -- The Art Museum of Southeast Texas in Beaumont will hold its "Eat a Bug!" Family Arts Day on October 27. More
October 09, 2012 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry has appointed Martin Broussard and Ray Callas, both of Beaumont, to the Jefferson and Orange County Board of Pilot Commissioners. More
October 09, 2012 -- Beaumont City Council today voted unanimously to amend the city’s Code of Ordinances regarding regulation of mobile food units. More
October 09, 2012 -- The Greater Beaumont and Greater Port Arthur chambers of commerce will host a Coastal Windstorm Conference on Thursday at the MCM Elegante Hotel and Conference Center. More
October 09, 2012 -- The Better Business Bureau advises consumers to beware auto repair scams. More
October 08, 2012 -- All six county judges appointed by Texas Governor Rick Perry to the Gulf Coast Protection and Recovery District gathered at the Galveston County Commissioners Court Workshop Room this morning for the first meeting of the group in two years. More
October 08, 2012 -- Jefferson County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously to renew the county’s interlocal cooperation contract with the Texas Department of Public Safety for the Failure to Appear program. More
October 08, 2012 -- Lamar University's Spindletop-Gladys City Boomtown Museum will host the grand opening of the new T.A. Lamb & Son, Printers exhibit, featuring a display of print and typeset machines, on October 27. More
October 06, 2012 -- The City of Beaumont has scheduled a number of street closures beginning on Sunday. More
October 05, 2012 -- The Stark Museum of Art in Orange, Texas, will host the National Geographic Greatest Photographs of the West, a collection of western images gathered by National Geographic over 125 years, on October 27 through January 26. More
October 05, 2012 -- Beaumont City Council will issue a proclamation on Tuesday to declare the week of October 8-13 as "Get You Red On" week in celebration of Lamar University's homecoming game. More
October 05, 2012 -- The Lake Charles/Southwest Louisiana Convention & Visitors Bureau on Thursday hosted a reception in Houston for travel planners, tour operators, corporate guests and members of the media. More
October 04, 2012 -- Bay Area Houston Economic Partnership hosted a debate for the 14th Congressional District of Texas at South Shore Harbour Resort and Conference Center on Wednesday. More
October 04, 2012 -- The American Cancer Society is preparing to host its second annual Making Strides Against Breast Cancer 5K, which will be held October 20 at Lamar University's Dauphin Athletic Complex in Beaumont. More
October 03, 2012 -- The Better Business Bureau in Southeast Texas on Tuesday held its 1st Annual "Laws of Life" Awards Banquet at the Holiday Inn and Suites Beaumont Plaza. More
October 03, 2012 -- Lamar University public radio KVLU (91.3 FM) will begin its annual fall membership campaign, "Buy the Hour", on October 16 in Beaumont. More
October 03, 2012 -- The City of Beaumont will host the annual Sea Rim Striders Turkey Trot on November 22 at the Beaumont Event Centre. More
October 03, 2012 -- Port Arthur City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to approve an industrial district agreement with Port Arthur Steam Energy, LP. More
October 02, 2012 -- Beaumont City Council today voted unanimously to authorize a one-year, $105,000 contract with the Southeast Texas Arts Council. More
October 01, 2012 -- Jefferson County Voter Registrar J. Shane Howard has issued a reminder that October 9 is the deadline to register to vote in the November 6 election. More
October 01, 2012 -- Jefferson County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously to grant hotel occupancy tax allocations requests as recommended by the Jefferson County Tourism Committee. More
October 01, 2012 -- The Symphony of Southeast Texas will host "A Taste of Italy", a concert paying tribute to the Italian culture of Beaumont, on November 3 at the Julie Rogers Theatre in Beaumont. More
September 28, 2012 -- The Greater Beaumont Chamber of Commerce will host a Congressional Candidate Forum for Congressional District 14 on Tuesday at the Holiday Inn Beaumont Plaza. More
September 27, 2012 -- Catholic Charities of Southeast Texas recently received $75,000 in grants from Capital One Trust to provide counseling and emergency financial assistance. More
September 26, 2012 -- The Julie Rogers "Gift of Life" Program will hold the 2nd Annual Julie Richardson Procter 5K Ribbon Run/Walk on Saturday in Downtown Beaumont adjacent to City Hall. More
September 25, 2012 -- Beaumont City Council today voted unanimously to adopt the city's FY2013 Budget. More
September 24, 2012 -- Jefferson County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously to adopt a 2012 property tax rate of $0.365 per $100 valuation. More
September 24, 2012 -- The Port of Beaumont Board of Commissioners today voted unanimously to approve a $5,000 contribution to a revenue guarantee for American Airlines service between Jack Brooks Regional Airport and Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport. More
September 23, 2012 -- Greater Beaumont Chamber of Commerce President Jim Rich on Friday told Guidry News Service that he believes that enough funds have been committed to attract an American Airlines commuter service to connect Jack Brooks Regional Airport with Dallas-Forth International Airport. More
September 21, 2012 -- Carl R. Griffith and Associates in Beaumont will hold its annual "Salute To Industry" on October 19 in the Pavilion at Ford Park. More
September 21, 2012 -- The City of Beaumont will close the eastbound inside lane of Interstate 10 between 11th Street and Pine Street on Sunday for lighting repairs. More
September 21, 2012 -- The Texas Adopt-A-Beach Fall Cleanup is Saturday at 29 sites along the Texas Gulf Coast. More
September 20, 2012 -- Beaumont's Art Museum of Southeast Texas is getting ready for it's annual Art of Beer event, featuring more than 50 types of beer and complementary food. More
September 20, 2012 -- The Greater Beaumont Chamber of Commerce will host a coastal windstorm conference on October 11 at the MCM Elegante Hotel and Conference Center in Beaumont. More
September 20, 2012 -- The United States Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District has awarded an $8.75 million contract to Manson Construction for various maintenance dredging projects. More
September 19, 2012 -- Port Arthur City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to adopt a 2012 property tax rate of $0.792 per $100 valuation, the same rate as in 2011. More
September 18, 2012 -- Beaumont City Council today moved one step closer to securing $47.8 million in oil and gas revenue for use on projects other than the municipal airport. More
September 18, 2012 -- Beaumont City Council today voted unanimously to award a $422,000 contract to SPA Skateparks of Austin for the construction of a skate plaza. More
September 18, 2012 -- The members of the Texas State Pilots Association, meeting September 13-14 in Beaumont, Texas, honored the more than 100 years of service and leadership provided by three recently retired members, Captain Max Blanton of the Freeport Pilots, Captain Larry Robinson of the Matagorda Pilots, and Captain James Coonrod of the Galveston-Texas City Pilots. More
September 17, 2012 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas today announced that its "Shred It and Forget It" event on Saturday set a new record, with more than 450 vehicles served and more than 40,000 pounds of personal documents shredded. More
September 17, 2012 -- Jefferson County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously to adopt a proclamation in observance of “Texting While Driving” Day. More
September 17, 2012 -- The International Longshoremen’s Association and the United States Maritime Alliance on the East and Gulf Coast were scheduled to resume negotiations today as the September 30 expiration of the coast-wide master contract approaches. More
September 17, 2012 -- Six of the country’s leading maritime labor organizations, American Radio Association, Inlandboatmen’s Union, International Longshoremen’s Association, International Longshore & Warehouse Union, Marine Engineers’ Beneficial Association, and International Organization of Masters, Mates & Pilots, have announced the establishment of a broad alliance to protect the interests of their members. More
September 13, 2012 -- The Texas General Land Office Fall 2012 Adopt-A-Beach Cleanup will be on Saturday, September 22nd, from 9 until noon. PSA
September 13, 2012 -- The American Cancer Society has announced resources it offers to breast cancer patients in the Southeast Texas region. More
September 11, 2012 -- The 24th Annual Chef's Delight, honoring Lamar University President Jimmy and First Lady Susan Simmons, will take place on October 9 at the Holiday Inn Beaumont Plaza. More
September 11, 2012 -- The Texas General Land Office will host the 26th annual Fall Adopt-A-Beach cleanup on Saturday, September 22. More
September 11, 2012 -- Beaumont City Council today voted unanimously to approve committing $250,000 in funding for a minimum revenue guarantee to American Airlines to secure air service to Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport. More
September 10, 2012 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas will offer free shredding of personal documents on Saturday during its "Shred It and Forget It" event. More
September 10, 2012 -- Beaumont officials have announced that Canary Lane will be closed between Swallow Drive and Laurel Avenue for repairs beginning Tuesday. More
September 10, 2012 -- Jefferson County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously to approve the county’s commitment to a minimum revenue guarantee for commuter airline American Eagle. More
September 10, 2012 -- Members of the Galveston Chamber of Commerce, civic leaders and others turned out for the grand opening of the new Diamond Beach Resort and Spa on West Beach, which is billed as housing Galveston's only five-star mid-rise resort residences. More
September 09, 2012 -- The Board of Trustees of the United Way of Beaumont and North Jefferson County last week informed its volunteers that President and CEO, Terry Bourdier died after an illness; and added that the kickoff of the agency’s annual campaign will be September 13 as planned. More
September 09, 2012 -- The City of Beaumont will hold a Grand Opening of the new Amtrak Station at 2555 West Cedar Street on Friday, September 14. More
September 07, 2012 -- The City of Beaumont has announced that the railroad crossing on South Major Drive just north of United States Highway 90 will be closed on September 11 for replanking. More
September 05, 2012 -- Port Arthur City Council on Tuesday voted 5-2, with Mayor Deloris “Bobbie” Prince and Robert Williamson opposed, to table adoption of the city’s FY2013 Budget. More
September 04, 2012 -- The Art Museum of Southeast Texas in Beaumont will present Espoused from September 22 through January 6. More
September 04, 2012 -- Jefferson County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously to accept a $121,500 grant award through the 2012 Port Security Grant Program. More
September 04, 2012 -- Beaumont City Council today voted unanimously to award an $84,500 bid to Bruce’s General Construction, Inc. for renovation of the Municipal Airport Terminal Building. More
September 04, 2012 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas today issued an alert regarding a Southeast Texas tax scam. More
August 31, 2012 -- Prince Oji of Houston has been sentenced to federal prison for his role in a health care fraud scheme in the Eastern District of Texas. More
August 29, 2012 -- The Workforce Training and Continuing Education Department at Lamar Institute of Technology has announced its fall course lineup beginning in the month of September. More
August 29, 2012 -- Beaumont City Council on Tuesday voted 4-3, with Mayor Becky Ames, Mike Getz and W.L. Pate opposed, to amend the boundaries of the wards of the City of Beaumont to comply with the city charter to equalize populations within each ward for elections. More
August 28, 2012 -- Bryan Blevins of Provost Umphrey Law Firm in Beaumont has been named to the Best Lawyers in America 2013 list. More
August 28, 2012 -- Lamar University President James Simmons recently acknowledged Walter Umphrey, founding partner of the Provost Umphrey Law Firm, for his contributions to the university. More
August 27, 2012 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry has activated the Disaster District Committee in Beaumont and placed state and local emergency management assets on alert as Tropical Storm Isaac makes it way towards the Gulf Coast. More
August 27, 2012 -- Jefferson County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously to approve a contract with Linebarger Goggan Blair & Sampson, LLP for the collection of delinquent court fees and fines. More
August 27, 2012 -- The Julie Rogers "Gift of Life" Program will hold a press conference on Tuesday at Beaumont City Hall to announce Richard Simmons as the celebrity guest for the Second Annual Julie Richardson Procter 5K Ribbon Run/Walk. More
August 27, 2012 -- The Texas General Land Office will host its 26th Annual Fall Adopt-A-Beach Cleanup on September 22, with nine cleanup sites in the Houston and Galveston area. More
August 27, 2012 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas today announced that the Council of Better Business Bureaus has nationally recognized Conn's, Inc., a Beaumont based retailer, as part of the BBB Centennial Honor Roll. More
August 27, 2012 -- The American Cancer Society will host its second annual Making Strides Against Breast Cancer 5K walk on October 20 at Lamar University. More
August 26, 2012 -- The Texas Department of Transportation's Panama Canal Stakeholder Working Group will meet in Houston and Beaumont this week. More
August 25, 2012 -- Stacey Marie Barron and Johnny Ray Baldwin of of Lumberton, Texas have pleaded guilty to child pornography violations. More
August 23, 2012 -- The Texas Department of Transportation's Panama Canal Stakeholder Working Group will hold a meeting on August 28 at the Port of Beaumont. More
August 23, 2012 -- The City of Beaumont will re-open the R.C. Miller Library on August 27. More
August 22, 2012 -- Port Arthur City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to extend a contract with Big Truck Rental, LLC for the rental of two automated garbage trucks for an additional four weeks. More
August 22, 2012 -- The Provost Umprhey Law Firm today announced that Paul "Chip" Ferguson, a senior equity partner with the firm, has been selected as Lawyer of the Year by The Best Lawyers in America 2012 in the field of product liability litigation. More
August 22, 2012 -- The City of Beaumont will close the railroad crossing on South Major Drive on Friday for replanking of the crossing. More
August 22, 2012 -- Lehi Sorenson of Nederland has pleaded guilty to child pornography violations. More
August 22, 2012 -- Michael George Mitchell of Orange has been sentenced to federal prison for federal firearms violations. More
August 21, 2012 -- Beaumont City Council today voted unanimously to join other cities in supporting a settlement regarding the transfer of operational control of Entergy’s transmission system to Midwest Independent Transmission System Operator, Inc. More
August 21, 2012 -- The Salvation Army Boys & Girls Club of Beaumont will host its inaugural Hope for Tomorrow Luncheon and Style Show on Thursday at the Tyrrell Park Botanical Garden Center in Beaumont. More
August 21, 2012 -- David Houston Sartin of Anahuac has pleaded guilty in a murder-for-hire scheme in the Eastern District of Texas. More
August 20, 2012 -- The City of Beaumont will host a grand opening reception and open house on Tuesday for the city's new Event Centre. More
August 20, 2012 -- Jefferson County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously to approve a letter of agreement with Lamar University for SETCAST taping of the commissioners court meetings. More
August 20, 2012 -- The Port of Beaumont Board of Commissioners today voted unanimously to approve the port’s FY2013 budget. More
August 20, 2012 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas will host the 13th Southeast Texas Senior Celebration and Consumer Expo on November 1 at the Beaumont Civic Center. More
August 20, 2012 -- Bay Area Houston Magazine Publisher Rick Clapp hosted a Launch Party on August 16 for his new quarterly publication, Bay Area Best Practices, "the number one health and medical resource guide" in the region. More
August 18, 2012 -- The City of Beaumont will close the inner southwest lane at East Lucas and Highway 69 from August 21 through 28. More
August 18, 2012 -- The Beaumont Community Players will present "A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum" on September 7 at the Betty Greenberg Center for Performing Arts and through September 22 at the McFaddin Ward Theatre. More
August 16, 2012 -- A large crowd turned out for the rededication of the Truman G. Blocker Burn Unit at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston on Wednesday. More
August 16, 2012 -- The Symphony of Southeast Texas in Beaumont will kick off "A Sparkling 60th Season of Symphonic Sounds" on September 15. More
August 15, 2012 -- The Art Museum of Southeast Texas in Beaumont will host its 25th silver anniversary celebration on September 7. More
August 14, 2012 -- The United States Department of Veterans Affairs will host a grand opening celebration on Friday for the new Jefferson County Vet Center in Beaumont. More
August 14, 2012 -- Beaumont City Council today voted unanimously to propose a tax rate of $0.64 per $100 property valuation for the 2012 tax year and to schedule public hearings on August 28 and September 11 to provide the public with opportunity to provide input on the rate. More
August 14, 2012 -- The Port of Beaumont will host a banquet on Wednesday to recognize Congressman Ted Poe for his support of the Sabine-Neches Waterway. More
August 13, 2012 -- Jefferson County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously to order an election for November 6. More
August 13, 2012 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas today provided advice to parents looking to spend less for school supplies for their children. More
August 13, 2012 -- The Jefferson County Tourism Committee is accepting applications through September 7 for grants awarded to tourism related projects and events benefiting the county. More
August 10, 2012 -- The City of Beaumont today announced that the railroad crossing on South Major Drive just north of U.S. 90 will be closed on Tuesday for re-planking of the crossing. More
August 09, 2012 -- The City of Beaumont will close the eastbound inside lane of Interstate 10 between 11th Street and Pine Street on Saturday. More
August 09, 2012 -- Port Arthur City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to adopt the 2012 property appraisal roll for the city. More
August 08, 2012 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas today advised consumers to be aware of fraudulent debt collectors, who use threatening tactics to convince victims to pay immediately. More
August 08, 2012 -- The United States Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of Texas today announced that a Beaumont man has pleaded guilty to child pornography violations. More
August 08, 2012 -- The City of Beaumont today announced that an arbitrator has dismissed the appeal of a former Beaumont firefighter seeking reinstatement at the department after he was terminated by Fire Chief Ann Huff. More
August 08, 2012 -- Renal Ventures Management, a provider of dialysis services for patients suffering from chronic kidney failure, on Tuesday announced that it is expanding its RV CARE program to several clinics in and around Beaumont. More
August 07, 2012 -- Beaumont City Council voted unanimously to authorize City Manager Kyle Hayes to execute a collective bargaining agreement with Beaumont Professional Firefighters’ Local 399. More
August 06, 2012 -- Jefferson County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously to approve an engagement letter with Pattillo, Brown and Hill, LLP for auditing services. More
August 06, 2012 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas today listed several common scams utilizing the upcoming presidential election to obtain personal or financial information. More
August 03, 2012 -- The United States Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of Texas today announced that a 33-year-old Port Arthur man has been convicted on charges of carjacking, conspiracy to commit carjacking and possession of a firearm in furtherance of a violent crime. More
August 03, 2012 -- Lamar University President James M. "Jimmy" Simmons today announced his plans to retire in January. More
August 01, 2012 -- The City of Beaumont has closed Peyton Drive from Westgate Drive to Belvedere Drive for drainage and street repairs. More
July 31, 2012 -- The Jefferson County Vet Center will host a grand opening ceremony on August 17 for its new facility in Beaumont. More
July 31, 2012 -- Voters return to the polls today to cast votes in runoff elections for the Republican and Democratic primaries. More
July 30, 2012 -- Jefferson County Commissioners Court today unanimously issued a proclamation recognizing the City of Taylor Landing. More
July 30, 2012 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas has issued advice concerning the purchase of "wedding insurance" to protect against incidents or damages of items during weddings. More
July 30, 2012 -- The Jefferson County Tourism Committee is accepting applications through September 7 for grants to be awarded to tourism-related projects and events. More
July 30, 2012 -- The City of Taylor Landing is holding a reception today at the 60th District Court Courtroom in Jefferson County prior to a proclamation to be presented in recognition of the town by Jefferson County Commissioners Court. More
July 28, 2012 -- The City of Beaumont has posted notice of street closures over the next few days. More
July 25, 2012 -- Port Arthur City Council on Tuesday voted 6-1, with Morris Albright, III opposed, to adopt the Procter Street Master Plan as designed by Labiche Architectural Group for the Downtown Renaissance District Board. More
July 25, 2012 -- The United States Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of Texas today announced that a 32-year-old Port Arthur man has been sentenced to 122 months in federal prison on charges of possessing child pornography. More
July 25, 2012 -- The Art Museum of Southeast Texas in Beaumont will host the "Don't Mess with Texas, Mess with Art" Family Arts Day on August 11. More
July 24, 2012 -- Beaumont City Council today voted unanimously to suspend the effective date of a rate increase proposed by CenterPoint Energy on natural gas service until November 4. More
July 23, 2012 -- Jefferson County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously to reappoint Commissioner Eddie Arnold as primary voting member and Director of Engineering Don Rao as alternate member on the Regional Transportation Planning Committee for 2012-2013. More
July 23, 2012 -- The Port of Beaumont Board of Commissioners today voted unanimously to approve the 2012-2013 Capital Improvement Program for the port. More
July 23, 2012 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas will host a "Shred It and Forget It" event on September 15 at Kaplan College in Beaumont. More
July 23, 2012 -- Early voting began today for the July 31 Republican and Democratic PartyPrimary Election Runoffs. Guidry News Service is covering contested races in Brazoria, Fort Bend, Galveston and Harris counties. More
July 23, 2012 -- The City of Beaumont will host a grand opening ceremony on August 21 for the city's new Event Centre. More
July 23, 2012 -- The City of Beaumont today announced that Lucas Drive will be closed from Abilene Avenue to Galveston Avenue beginning July 30 for the installation of drainage improvements. More
July 22, 2012 -- Residents of the Port Acres subdivision of Port Arthur were evacuated from their homes Saturday night following a pipeline fire that was caused by a lightening strike near the intersection of West Port Arthur Road and 60th Street. More
July 19, 2012 -- John M. Bales, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Texas, and Ignacia S. Moreno, Assistant Attorney General of the Justice Department’s Environment and Natural Resources Division have announced that Port Arthur Chemical and Environmental Services, LLC and its former president, Matthew Lawrence Bowman, have been charged with conspiracy to illegally transport hazardous materials, resulting in the deaths of two employees. More
July 18, 2012 -- The United States Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District has posted a release about its network of 31 tidal data collection stations between South Padre Island and the Sabine and Neches Rivers that help keep federal waterways open for navigation. More
July 18, 2012 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas has issued a warning to consumers of the business practices of an air duct cleaning company located in Sebastian, Florida that is soliciting Southeast Texas consumers. More
July 17, 2012 -- Beaumont City Council today voted to purchase 15 new golf carts for the Henry Homberg Golf Course for $62,685 from Club Car, Inc. of Montgomery, Texas through BuyBoard, a cooperative purchasing association. More
July 16, 2012 -- Jefferson County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously to approve a non-federal reimbursable agreement with the Department of Transportation Federal Aviation Administration for flight inspection of Runway 12 at the Jack Brooks Regional Airport for compliance with FAA regulations. More
July 16, 2012 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas is warning of a scam that the federal government will help pay electric bills to help curb the high utility costs many Americans are incurring this time of year. More
July 16, 2012 -- Chief C.A. “Pete” Shelton will be honored at the 11th annual A Salute to The Real American Heroes fund-raiser for the Lamar Institute of Technology Foundation. More
July 13, 2012 -- Cheniere Energy Partners, L.P. announced on Thursday that it has received executed firm financial commitments in aggregate of approximately $3.4 billion to fund the costs of developing, constructing and placing into service the first two liquefaction trains of the Sabine Pass LNG liquefaction project. More
July 12, 2012 -- Port Arthur City Council on Tuesday voted 6-0-2, with Mayor Deloris "Bobbie" Prince and Robert Williamson recusing themselves, to approve allocation of $68,700 in Community Development Block Grant funds to several non-profit service organizations. More
July 10, 2012 -- Beaumont City Council today voted unanimously to authorize the publication of notice of intention to issue up to $24 million in certificates of obligation and up to $21 million in water and sewer revenue bonds. The city council voted to engage Orgain, Bell and Tucker, LLP as bond counsel for the sale. More
July 09, 2012 -- Jefferson County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously to name Alex Rupp as the interim airport director, effective July 16, with an annual salary of $60,889. More
July 05, 2012 -- Port Arthur City Council, in a special meeting on Tuesday, voted unanimously to amend the FY2012 budget to increase the solid waste department's expenditures by $20,000 for the rental of garbage trucks. More
July 03, 2012 -- Beaumont City Council today voted unanimously to elect Dr. Alan Coleman as mayor pro tem. More
July 03, 2012 -- Texas A&M University-Galveston's Texas Maritime Academy will host public tours of the T/S General Rudder, the academy's new training vessel, on July 9 at the Port of Port Arthur. More
July 02, 2012 -- The City of Beaumont will close Helbig Road from Comstock Road to Plant Road on Tuesday for the replacement of power lines. More
July 02, 2012 -- The South East Texas Regional Planning Commission is seeking input on the development of a needs assessment in coordination with receiving Community Development Block Grant Supplemental Disaster Recovery Funds, including $190,104,113 for housing assistance. More
July 02, 2012 -- Jefferson County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously to award a $279,989 contract to Otis Elevator for refurbishing the Jefferson County Courthouse elevators. More
June 29, 2012 -- The Port of Beaumont recently joined in shipping military vehicles returning from the war in Southwest Asia by using barges along inland waterways to Louisiana, where they will be trucked to an Army repair depot near Texarkana. More
June 27, 2012 -- The Greater Port Arthur Chamber of Commerce and the Port Arthur International Seafarers Center will present the inaugural Southern Summer Night on Saturday at the Carl Parker Center on Lamar State College - Port Arthur campus. More
June 27, 2012 -- Port Arthur City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to adopt a resolution officially appointing Floyd Johnson as city manager and establishing the terms of employment. More
June 26, 2012 -- Beaumont City Council today voted unanimously to approve the transfer of $900,000 from the fund balance in the General Fund to the Municipal Transit Fund. More
June 25, 2012 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas today provided tips on selecting a storage business for your belongings. More
June 19, 2012 -- Beaumont City Council today voted unanimously to submit an application and enter into a contract with the Texas Department of Transportation for a $1.5 million Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Grant for the purchase of three new buses for the Beaumont Municipal Transit System. More
June 19, 2012 -- The Beaumont Public Health Department will host its annual HIV testing event on June 27 as part of National HIV Testing Day. More
June 19, 2012 -- The Better Business Bureau In Southeast Texas has published an article entitled "Is There Science Behind Scams?" More
June 18, 2012 -- The Port of Beaumont Board of Commissioners today voted 3-2, with Henry Nix and Louis Broussard opposed, to approve a lease with Port of Beaumont Transload Terminal, LLC, a subsidiary of Jefferson Refinery, LLC, for a liquid bulk transload terminal at the port’s Orange County Terminal. More
June 18, 2012 -- Jefferson County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously to adopt a resolution ratifying the Jefferson County Industrial Development Corporation's issuance of Hurricane Ike Disaster Area Revenue Bonds for the Port of Beaumont Petroleum Transload Terminal, LLC Project. More
June 18, 2012 -- The Port of Beaumont today announced that the port has won three awards during the 2012 Communications Awards Program sponsored by the American Association of Port Authorities. More
June 15, 2012 -- The Andy Roddick Foundation will host its First Annual Junior and Adult Tennis Classic from June 22 through 24 at the Beaumont Tennis Center. More
June 15, 2012 -- The Julie Rogers "Gift of Life" Program will provide free prostate cancer screenings for medically underserved men in Beaumont on Saturday. More
June 13, 2012 -- Port Arthur City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to authorize a $1,466,291 financing proposal with Bancleasing, Inc. to lease/purchase capital equipment. More
June 12, 2012 -- Beaumont City Council today voted unanimously to award a $3,491,570 contract to Allco, Ltd. for the 54-inch Interceptor Rehabilitation Phase II Project. More
June 12, 2012 -- The ExxonMobil Future Leaders Summer Youth Program, conducted by the Greater Beaumont Chamber of Commerce, will begin on Tuesday at Lamar University. More
June 11, 2012 -- Jefferson County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously to renew a $210,480 agreement with Manatron for hosted Internet public access services through March 2017. More
June 11, 2012 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas today provided tips to avoid scams when shopping for Father's Day gifts. More
June 11, 2012 -- The Press Club of Southeast Texas named Lamar University Basketball Coach Pat Knight as the 2011 Newsmaker of the Year during the club's 21st Annual Awards Banquet on Friday. More
June 11, 2012 -- The Press Club of Southeast Texas on Friday named the winners of the Excellence in Media Awards. More
June 09, 2012 -- The Julie Rogers "Gift of Life" Program and H-E-B on Tuesday provided free breast cancer screenings to women in Beaumont. More
June 08, 2012 -- The City of Beaumont will host the Calder Twilight 5K race tonight at the corner of Calder Avenue and 10th Street. More
June 08, 2012 -- Port Arthur City Council, in a special meeting on Thursday, voted unanimously to issue a letter of intent to hire Floyd Johnson as city manager. More
June 06, 2012 -- The Julie Rogers "Gift of Life" Program and Baptist Hospitals of Southeast Texas are accepting client applications for free prostrate cancer blood test screenings for underserved Southeast Texas men, with screenings taking place in Port Arthur, Beaumont and Orange. More
June 06, 2012 -- Shangri La Botanical Gardens and Nature Center in Orange, Texas will launch its Summer Wild Wednesdays series of educational programs on June 13. More
June 05, 2012 -- Beaumont City Council today voted unanimously to award a $1,780,000 contract to N & T Construction Company, Inc. for construction of a new communications building. More
June 05, 2012 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas has provided steps parents can take to prevent their children from exceeding data limits on their cell phones, which can result in increased costs. More
June 04, 2012 -- Jefferson County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously to approve a $515,120 annual service agreement with Motorola for the countywide 800 MHz radio system. More
May 30, 2012 -- Port Arthur City Council on Tuesday voted 7-1, with Robert Williamson opposed, to approve the 2012 Streets Program. More
May 30, 2012 -- Port Arthur City Council on Tuesday, following a special executive session meeting, voted unanimously to name Floyd Johnson and Gregory Rose as finalists for the city manager position. More
May 30, 2012 -- The District Attorney and Tax-Assessor Collector in Harris County were defeated in Tuesday's primary election and the sheriff's election and commissioners court races in Galveston County ended in runoffs. For a report on elections in Brazoria, Fort Bend, Galveston, Harris and Jefferson counties Click Here
May 29, 2012 -- Jefferson County Primary Elections. Candidates
May 29, 2012 -- The Beaumont Public Library will launch its adult summer reading program on June 11. More
May 29, 2012 -- "Winners for Life" recently celebrated its 10th year anniversary of fighting breast cancer with its "A Toast to Survivorship" Luncheon. More
May 29, 2012 -- The United States Justice Department today is monitoring primary elections in Fort Bend, Harris and Jefferson counties to "ensure compliance with the Voting Rights Act of 1965 and other federal voting rights statutes". More
May 29, 2012 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas today provided tips on finding a reputable roofing contractor. More
May 25, 2012 -- The Democratic and Republican Party Primary Elections take place in Texas on Tuesday, with candidates on the ballot for federal, state and county offices. More
May 24, 2012 -- Port Arthur City Council, in a special meeting on Wednesday, voted unanimously to name newly-elected City Council Member Willie “Bae” Lewis, Jr. as mayor pro tem. More
May 22, 2012 -- Beaumont City Council today voted unanimously to amend the city’s Code of Ordinances to grant parking privileges to persons with physical disabilities in spaces with a limitation on the length of time for parking. More
May 22, 2012 -- High School students from the 10 counties encompassing the 14th Congressional district participated in 2012 Congressional Art Competition: An Artistic Discovery last week in Friendswood. More
May 21, 2012 -- Jefferson County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously to award a $1,049,470 contract to BDS Constructors, LLC, operating as MK Constructors, for the Jefferson County Drainage District No. 7 Ditch Improvements Project. More
May 21, 2012 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas today urged consumers to be aware of scams targeting service members, families and their supporters during Memorial Day. More
May 21, 2012 -- The Port of Beaumont Board of Commissioners today voted unanimously to approve the issuance of $4,765,000 in refunding bonds to refinance revenue bonds issued by the port in 2001. More
May 17, 2012 -- Port Arthur City Council on Tuesday voted 4-3, with Derrick Freeman, Robert Williamson and Mayor Deloris “Bobbie” Prince opposed, and Kerry “Twin” Thomas recused from voting, to award a $1,436,249 bid to Excavators and Constructors, Ltd. for the construction of sanitary sewer, paving and drainage facilities for Kerry “Twin” Thomas Drive to serve the Spur 93 Business Park. More
May 15, 2012 -- Beaumont City Council today voted unanimously to adopt criteria for use in the reapportionment of council member electoral wards. More
May 15, 2012 -- The City of Beaumont will close the northbound outside lane of the MLK Parkway between Crockett and Bonham streets on Wednesday for the removal of driveways and curb replacement. More
May 15, 2012 -- The Shangri La Botanical Gardens and Nature Center in Orange, Texas will host a Memorial Day Ceremony on May 28. More
May 14, 2012 -- Jefferson County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously to award a $569,327 contract to APAC Texas for improvements to Avenue H. More
May 14, 2012 -- Election returns left incomplete Saturday night because of problems with equipment in the Galveston County Clerk’s office are being posted by County Clerk Dwight Sullivan. More
May 14, 2012 -- The Beaumont Children's Museum will host an event on May 21 to give a "sneak peek" of its future location at the Oil City Brass Building. More
May 13, 2012 -- Additional Early and Write in Votes will be added to some elections in Galveston County following an Election Day plagued by failures of scanning equipment, but most races are complete. More
May 12, 2012 -- The Ben J. Rogers Visitors Center hosted a National Tourism Week event on Friday. More
May 10, 2012 -- The Julie Rogers "Gift of Life" Program in Beaumont has dedicated free mammograms in memory of the the late Mildred Yount Manion and her mother, the late Mildred Y. Manion. . More
May 10, 2012 -- The Texas Forestry Association has announced its opposition to a study of the Neches River for designation for protection under the National Wild & Scenic River Act. More
May 08, 2012 -- Longshoremen, soldiers and civilian employees of the Army's 842nd Transportation Battalion, Surface Deployment Distribution Command, cheered and applauded when the last vehicle out of Iraq touched American soil at the Port of Beaumont May 7. More
May 08, 2012 -- Beaumont City Council today voted unanimously to approve a $1,443,752 property insurance policy with McGriff, Seibels and Williams. More
May 08, 2012 -- The City of Beaumont will host the 7th Annual Kinsel Ford Beaumont Jazz+Blues Fest on Saturday at the Beaumont Civic Center. More
May 07, 2012 -- The Port Arthur Convention and Visitors Bureau will participate in the Southeast Texas Tourism Roundup at the Ben J. Rogers Regional Visitors Center as part of National Tourism Week. More
May 07, 2012 -- Catholic Charities of Southeast Texas will sponsor the 21st Annual Breakfast with the Bishop event on June 16 at the St. Anthony Cathedral Basilica Parish Center in Beaumont. More
May 07, 2012 -- The Ben J. Rogers Regional Visitors Center in Beaumont will host the Southeast Texas Tourism Roundup on Friday as part of National Tourism Week. More
May 05, 2012 -- The Julie Rogers “Gift of Life” Program provided mamograms to 34 medically underserved women on the UTMB Mobile Mammography Van at Jireh World Church in Port Arthur on May 3. More
May 02, 2012 -- Jefferson County Tax Assessor-Collector J. Shane Howard today announced that a new state law requires those who purchase vehicles in a private sale, to obtain a new title within 30 calendar days or face fines. More
May 02, 2012 -- Port Arthur City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to authorize the issuance of $3,275,000 in certificates of obligation for city-wide energy retrofits. More
May 01, 2012 -- Lamar University's Dishman Art Museum in Beaumont will host the "Body Work" Bachelor of Fine Arts thesis show from May 4 through 11. More
May 01, 2012 -- Lamar University's A Cappella Choir will present their spring concert, "Love yoU", on Sunday at the Art Museum of Southeast Texas in Beaumont. More
May 01, 2012 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas today announced that more than 350 vehicles were served and more than 39,000 pounds of documents shredded during the "Shred It & Forget It" event on April 21. More
May 01, 2012 -- Texas Land Commissioner Jerry Patterson reports that less trash than usual was found at the annual General Land Office Adopt-A-Beach Spring Cleanup on Saturday. More
May 01, 2012 -- The Spindletop-Gladys City Boomtown Museum will host "The Boomtown Ruckus" celebration on May 12. More
April 30, 2012 -- Jefferson County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously to award a $1,049,470 contract to BDS Constructors, LLC, doing business as MK Constructors, for the Jefferson County Drainage District No. 7 Ditch Improvements Project. More
April 30, 2012 -- The Annual RiverFest at Port Neches will kick off on Thursday. More
April 27, 2012 -- Early voting in the May 12 General Election begins on Monday, with cities school districts, and colleges in the Gulf Coast Region opening the polls for various races. More
April 24, 2012 -- Beaumont City Council today voted unanimously to approve an application for, and acceptance of, funding for the Southeast Texas Auto Theft Task Force. More
April 23, 2012 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas today named the finalists for its 2012 Torch Awards for Marketplace Trust. More
April 23, 2012 -- Jefferson County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously to apply for the 2012 Port Security Grant. More
April 23, 2012 -- The Port of Beaumont Board of Commissioners today voted unanimously to award a contract to Bo-Mac Contractors, Inc. for emergency demolition of a transit shed and portion of the dock at Wharf No. 4 for safety reasons. More
April 20, 2012 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas will host a "Shred It and Forget It" event on Saturday at Central Mall in Port Arthur. More
April 20, 2012 -- The Art Museum of Southeast Texas in Beaumont will host the "Ships Ahoy" Family Arts Day on May 5. More
April 19, 2012 -- The Jefferson County Historical Commission will hold a dedication ceremony on May 5 for the Prater Cemetary Historical Marker at 5550 Eastex Freeway in Beaumont. More
April 19, 2012 -- Victory Healthcare has named Beaumont Mayor Becky Ames as CEO of Victory Medical Center Beaumont, which is currently under construction. More
April 18, 2012 -- The City of Beaumont and the Southeast Texas Arts Council will present the Seventh Annual Kinsel Ford Beaumont Jazz+Blues Fest on May 12 at the Beaumont Civic Center. More
April 18, 2012 -- The Art Museum of Southeast Texas will host its Treasure Auction event on May 10. More
April 18, 2012 -- Temple Emanuel in Beaumont will host its "Love Thy Neighbor Series", beginning April 22 and continuing through May 5. More
April 18, 2012 -- Port Arthur City Council on Tuesday voted 6-2, with Derrick Freeman and Kerry “Twin” Thomas opposed, to approve an industrial district agreement with ExxonMobil Oil Corporation. More
April 17, 2012 -- Beaumont City Council today voted unanimously to award a $309,795 contract to Allco, Ltd. for the Main Street Utility Relocation Project. More
April 17, 2012 -- Cheniere Energy Partners, LP on Monday announced that its subsidiaries, Sabine Pass Liquefaction, LLC and Sabine Pass LNG, LP, have received authorization from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to build liquefaction and export facilities for natural gas at the Sabine Pass LNG terminal in Louisiana. More
April 17, 2012 -- Advocates for the preservation of Rollover Fish Pass on the Bolivar Peninsula report that no agreement has been reached with the Texas General Land Office which plans to close the pass and replace it with amenities for fishermen. More
April 16, 2012 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas will host a "Shred It and Forget It" event on Saturday as part of the bureau's nationwide "Secure Your ID" Day. More
April 16, 2012 -- Jefferson County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously to execute a certificate of substantial completion of masonry and window restoration at the county’s historic courthouse. More
April 16, 2012 -- Jefferson County Tax Assessor-Collector and Voter Registrar J. Shane Howard has issued a reminder that April 30 is the deadline to register to vote in the May 29 Primary Election. More
April 15, 2012 -- Thousands of volunteers across the state are making plans now to take part in the Adopt-A-Beach Spring Cleanup Saturday, April 28. More
April 13, 2012 -- Wells Fargo Bank will present the Wells Fargo stagecoach for an appearance on May 11 at the Ben J. Rogers Regional Visitors Center in Beaumont in celebration of National Tourism Week. More
April 11, 2012 -- The Jefferson County Republican Party will hold its 2012 County Convention on April 21 at the Jefferson County Courthouse. More
April 11, 2012 -- Samson Energy Company employees recently participated in the Second Annual "Marsh Madness" event at the McFaddin Wildlife Refuge. More
April 09, 2012 -- Jefferson County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously to execute a contract with Provost & Umphrey Law Firm, LLP, to investigate, make claims and potentially file a lawsuit in connection with claims by the county related to the BP oil spill. More
April 09, 2012 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas today provided tips on spending money from tax refunds. More
April 04, 2012 -- The United States Army Corps of Engineers, Galveston District today announced that it has awarded a $1,718,071 contract to Bioengineering Arcadis for periodic levee safety inspections of federally-constructed levees in Texas City, Freeport, Matagorda, Port Arthur, Alice and Three Rivers. More
April 04, 2012 -- The Beaumont Children's Museum will host its Second Annual "Mini" Masters Golf Tournament on April 15. More
April 04, 2012 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas on Tuesday provided tips on household savings in observance of National Financial Literacy Month. More
April 04, 2012 -- Port Arthur City Council on Tuesday voted 5-0, with Mayor Deloris “Bobbie” Prince and Robert Williamson recusing themselves from the vote, to approve the 2012 Community Development Block Grant allocations for the city. More
April 04, 2012 -- Port Arthur City Council, in a special meeting on Monday, voted unanimously to approve a memorandum of understanding with the Port Arthur Section 4A Economic Development Corporation regarding the lease of property at 3451 57th Street. More
April 03, 2012 -- Beaumont City Council today voted unanimously to adopt the Jefferson County and Regional Mitigation Action Plans. More
April 02, 2012 -- Shangri La Botanical Gardens and Nature Center in Orange, Texas will host an Easter Sunrise Service on Sunday. More
April 02, 2012 -- Jefferson County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously to approve the recommendation of the Jefferson County Tourism Committee for hotel occupancy tax allocations in the spring 2012 grant cycle. More
March 31, 2012 -- The Symphony of Southeast Texas will present "Clash of the Titans" on April 14 at the Julie Rogers Theatre in Beaumont. More
March 29, 2012 -- The Texas General Land Office will hold the 26th Adopt-A-Beach Spring Cleanup on April 28 at 13 sites in Southeast Texas. More
March 28, 2012 -- Samson Energy Company, LLC will host an informational session this evening in Crystal Beach to discuss the company's 3D Seismic Survey being conducted in the area. More
March 27, 2012 -- The Pioneering Women 2012 "Women Making Noise!" Honorees will be celebrated during the Port of Beaumont's annual 19th Amendment Celebration on August 9 at the Holiday Inn Plaza on IH-10 in Beaumont. More
March 27, 2012 -- Beaumont City Council today voted unanimously to adopt a preliminary budget for the 2012 Housing and Urban Development Consolidated Grant Program’s Annual Action Plan. More
March 27, 2012 -- The City of Beaumont today closed Brooklyn Street at Madison Avenue's southbound approach due to a water line replacement project. More
March 26, 2012 -- Jefferson County Commissioners Court today voted to receive and file the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report for 2011. More
March 26, 2012 -- The Port of Beaumont Board of Commissioners today voted unanimously to award a port consulting engineering contract to Lanier and Associates Consulting Engineers. More
March 23, 2012 -- The Julie Rogers “Gift of Life” Program and the Young Men's Business League recently provided free mammograms in Beaumont. More
March 23, 2012 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas will host "Shred It & Forget It", a service offering free shredding of unwanted personal documents, on April 21 at Central Mall in Port Arthur. More
March 21, 2012 -- Port Arthur City Council on Tuesday voted 5-4, with Mayor Deloris “Bobbie” Prince, Liz Segler, Robert Williamson and Derrick Freeman opposed, to re-appropriate $200,000 in funds from the health care services budget to provide park improvements at El Vista Park. More
March 21, 2012 -- Lamar University will present Puccini's "Gianni Schicchi" from March 30 through 31 in the Rothwell Recital Hall. More
March 20, 2012 -- Beaumont City Council today voted unanimously to award a $4,391,500 contract to Brystar Contracting, Inc. of Beaumont for dredging and construction of a wastewater treatment plant holding pond. More
March 19, 2012 -- Jefferson County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously to submit to the United States Department of Justice adjustments to the county’s election precincts to conform with federal court orders affecting the redistricting of Texas Congressional, State Senate and State House of Representative districts. More
March 19, 2012 -- The City of Beaumont has closed the northbound lane of Irving Avenue between Madison and Doucette avenues in order to replace a water line near the road. More
March 16, 2012 -- The Gift of Life Prostate Cancer Program will host its Champagne and Ribs event on April 12 in Beaumont. More
March 15, 2012 -- The United States Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of Texas on Wednesday announced that a Humble, Texas woman has been sentenced to federal prison on health care fraud charges. More
March 15, 2012 -- The Harbor Foundation will host its Third Annual Celebration of Life on April 21 at the Beaumont Botanical Gardens. More
March 14, 2012 -- Beaumont police are questioning a man who is in custody after a fatal shooting at the Jefferson County courthouse. More
March 13, 2012 -- The Southeast Texas Arts Council will host grant writing workshops in March and April in Orange, Beaumont and Port Arthur. More
March 12, 2012 -- Spindletop-Gladys City Boomtown, on the Lamar University campus, will hold an informational meeting regarding an 1890s exhibition baseball game on March 20 in the Gladys City Visitors Center. More
March 12, 2012 -- The Court Appointed Special Advocates of Southeast Texas Board of Directors recently named Rose DeRouen as Volunteer of the Year for 2012. More
March 09, 2012 -- The Court Appointed Special Advocates of Southeast Texas will host the Justice is Served 2012 Dinner on April 10 at the MCM Elegante Hotel in Beaumont. More
March 09, 2012 -- A training session for volunteers to assist in Catholic Charities of Southeast Texas' Elijah's Place program for grieving children will take place on March 20 at the Charities' Central Services Facility in Beaumont. More
March 08, 2012 -- Port Arthur City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to deny a rate increase request from Entergy Texas for electrical service. More
March 06, 2012 -- The lists of candidates are set for the May 12 municipal and school board elections on the Texas Gulf Coast. More
March 05, 2012 -- Update: Former La Marque mayor Geraldine Sam has filed to oppose current Mayor Bobby Hocking in the May 12 election, Greg Roof has filed to run for mayor of Galveston, Terrylin Tarlton has filed to run for Galveston City Council, Michael Aldous has filed to run for mayor of Santa Fe and Randy Strickland has filed to run for the Hitchcock City Commission. More
March 05, 2012 -- Jefferson County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously to award a $705,478 contract to APAC-Texas for the Needmore Road Bridge Project. More
March 02, 2012 -- The Environmental Protection Agency hosted a meeting in Port Arthur on Thursday to provide an update on the Environmental Justice Showcase Community Project. More
March 02, 2012 -- Spindletop-Gladys City Boomtown Museum will celebrate Youth Art Month on March 10 during the museum's Wildcatter Weekend event. More
March 01, 2012 -- The West Gulf Maritime Association has advised its members that fog conditions are expected to linger in the area until Saturday morning when a cold front is expected at or shortly after sunrise. More
February 29, 2012 -- Congressman Gene Green on Tuesday issued a statement supporting a decision by TransCanada to construct a portion of the Keystone XL Pipeline from Oklahoma to Port Arthur and Houston. More
February 29, 2012 -- The City of Beaumont has announced that South Street between First and Gulf streets will be closed through Saturday for the replacement of railroad track at the track crossing. More
February 28, 2012 -- Beaumont City Council today voted unanimously to adopt guidelines for the acceptance of private streets and infrastructure for maintenance by the city. More
February 27, 2012 -- Jefferson County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously to approve a $959,898 contract with T. Johnson Industries for a proposed waterline for the City of Hamshire. More
February 27, 2012 -- The Port of Beaumont Board of Commissioners today voted unanimously to approve a six month development agreement with Transglobal Solutions and Kinder Morgan Energy Partners for a transload facility for bulk and/or general cargoes on the port’s property in Orange County. More
February 24, 2012 -- The Coast Guard responded to a grounded vessel near the Sabine jetties on Friday. More
February 23, 2012 -- The Jefferson County Tourism Committee has issued a reminder that the deadline to apply for grants for tourism-related projects is March 2. More
February 22, 2012 -- The Beaumont Police Department Community Advisory Committee will host a town hall meeting on February 28 at the Beaumont Civic Center. More
February 22, 2012 -- Port Arthur City Council on Tuesday voted 5-2, with Mayor Deloris “Bobbie” Prince and Robert Williamson opposed, to amend the city’s Code of Ordinances regarding requirements for placing items on the agenda. More
February 21, 2012 -- Habitat for Humanity of Jefferson County will host its annual fundraiser, Mr. Habitat, on Saturday at the Holiday Inn and Suites Beaumont Plaza. More
February 21, 2012 -- Beaumont City Council today voted unanimously to amend an interlocal agreement with Jefferson County Drainage District No. 6. More
February 21, 2012 -- Jefferson County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously to execute an order vacating the Helena Road Extension from State Highway 366 to Helena Avenue. More
February 20, 2012 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas today provided advice for avoiding automobile repair scams. More
February 18, 2012 -- The United States Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District has posted a news release on the continuing project to maintain federally-authorized navigation channels along the Texas Gulf Coast. More
February 17, 2012 -- The Julie Rogers "Gift of Life" Program and the TOTAL Port Arthur Refinery provided free mammograms to medically underserved women on Thursday in Beaumont. More
February 17, 2012 -- The Beaumont Public Health Department today announced that it will no longer be able to provide vaccines to privately insured children due to a mandate by the Texas Department of State Health Services. More
February 16, 2012 -- The Julie Rogers “Gift of Life” Program hosted its annual Valentine Survivors Celebration on Tuesday at the Parkdale Mall Garden Court in Beaumont. More
February 15, 2012 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas is sponsoring a regional essay contest for students in grades 6-8. More
February 13, 2012 -- Jefferson County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously to adopt a resolution consenting to the Port Arthur Navigation District Industrial Development Corporation’s financing agreement for the TOTAL Petrochemicals & Refining USA, Inc. project. More
February 13, 2012 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas is accepting entries for its 15th annual Torch Award for Marketplace Trust. More
February 13, 2012 -- The City of Beaumont today closed 18th Street from McFadden Avenue to Calder Avenue for construction. More
February 10, 2012 -- Candidates in various cities and school districts have placed their names on the ballot as the first week ends for official filing in the May 12 General Election. More
February 10, 2012 -- A City of Beaumont van will begin detailed data collection on the city streets. More
February 09, 2012 -- The United States Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District and the Texas General Land Office will host public workshops to gather ideas on hurricane and tropical storm damage reduction, flood risk management and ecosystem restoration in Orange, Jefferson, Chambers, Galveston, Harris and Brazoria counties. More
February 08, 2012 -- The Symphony of Southeast Texas will present its "Amadeus 2.0" performance on March 3 at the Julie Rogers Theatre in Beaumont. More
February 08, 2012 -- Port Arthur City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to approve a request by the Port Arthur Economic Development Corporation to place a proposition on the May 2012 Election Ballot that would allow “Section 4B” projects to be funded utilizing existing sales tax revenues for the next three years. More
February 07, 2012 -- Beaumont City Council today voted unanimously to approve the addition of an assistant chief position at the Beaumont Police Department. More
February 07, 2012 -- The Beaumont Convention and Visitors Bureau will host its 22nd Annual Hall of Fame Reception on Thursday at the Holiday Inn Beaumont Plaza. More
February 06, 2012 -- The Outpatient Diagnostic Center in Beaumont has celebrated its official grand opening with a ribbon cutting ceremony, held by the Greater Beaumont Chamber of Commerce. More
February 06, 2012 -- Jefferson County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously to award a $723,880 contract to Callan Marine, Ltd. for the Sabine Pass Port Authority dredging project. More
February 06, 2012 -- The Julie Rogers "Gift of Life" Program recently presented the "Spirit of Love" awards at its annual board meeting. More
February 06, 2012 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas today advised consumers to track their credit and bank accounts and to be aware of "authorization holds" some businesses, such as restaurants and hotels, place on credit and debit cards. More
February 03, 2012 -- Local candidates can soon begin filing to run for local city council and school board positions in several counties, as official filing for the May 12 General Election opens on Saturday. More
February 03, 2012 -- Hemlock Street in Beaumont will be closed between Madison Avenue and Doucette Avenue beginning Monday due to the replacement of a water line. More
February 01, 2012 -- The Catholic Charities of Southeast Texas's Hospitality Center in Port Arthur recently received grant funding from the Beaumont Foundation of America and the Reaud Charitable Foundation. More
January 31, 2012 -- The United States Department of Housing and Urban Development today officially ended the temporary disaster rental assistance program for families displaced during hurricanes Ike and Gustav. More
January 31, 2012 -- The Fourth Annual Harris County International Trade & Transportation Conference was held today in Houston. More
January 30, 2012 -- Jefferson County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously to approve a $2,396,000 contract with ALLCO for the Jefferson County Regional Marine Security Center. More
January 30, 2012 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas today warned consumers of a scam with callers claiming to be associated with the Better Business Bureau offering to remove a virus from their computer. More
January 30, 2012 -- Port Arthur City Council met for a special meeting today, but ended the meeting prior to taking action on any items on its agenda due to losing a quorum of members. More
January 30, 2012 -- The City of Beaumont today announced that Liberty Avenue from First Street to 11th Street will be closed from Tuesday through February 7. More
January 27, 2012 -- Guidry News Service has learned that State Farm Insurance has notified agents on the Texas Gulf Coast that about 11,000 homeowners’ insurance policies will not be renewed. More
January 27, 2012 -- The United States Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of Texas on Thursday announced that a Port Arthur man has been sentenced to 300 months in federal prison on armed robbery charges. More
January 27, 2012 -- The City of Beaumont today is closing sections of Glasshouse Street and Silver Street for routine maintenance. More
January 26, 2012 -- The Jefferson County Tourism Committee is accepting applications through March 2 for grants for tourism-related projects funded through the county's hotel occupancy tax. More
January 26, 2012 -- Port Arthur City Council on Wednesday voted unanimously to approve a sales price of $52,500 per acre for property located at the Spur 93 Business Park. More
January 26, 2012 -- Jefferson County Tas Assessor-Collector J. Shane Howard today issued a reminder that 2011 property taxes are due on January 31. More
January 24, 2012 -- Beaumont City Council today voted 3-2, with Mike Getz and W.L. Pate, Jr. opposed, to award a $289,000 contract to Bruce’s General Construction for the construction of a police substation and restroom facility adjacent to the newly-constructed Amtrak Station on West Cedar Street. More
January 23, 2012 -- The Port of Beaumont Board of Commissioners today voted unanimously to approve property insurance for the port for the next year, with total premiums of $501,681. More
January 23, 2012 -- Jefferson County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously to award a $723,880 contract to Callan Marine for the Sabine Pass Port Authority Dredging Project. More
January 22, 2012 -- Communities in Schools Southeast Texas hosted its annual Black Tie Event on Friday in Port Arthur. More
January 20, 2012 -- The South East Texas Regional Planning Commission, the council of governments for Hardin, Jefferson and Orange counties, held its annual meeting on Wednesday. More
January 19, 2012 -- AARP has named Hilton Kelly of Port Arthur as recipient of one of AARP The Magazine's 2012 Inspire Awards. More
January 17, 2012 -- Beaumont City Council today voted unanimously to approve $696,363 for the purchase of various vehicles from Philpott Motors of Nederland. More
January 17, 2012 -- Jefferson County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously to accept a $113,900 Supplemental Environmental Project grant from the Texas General Land Office for improvements to Walter Umphrey State Park. More
January 16, 2012 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas today provided tips to avoid vacation scams. More
January 16, 2012 -- The City of Beaumont will host a citywide litter pick-up event on April 14 in coordination with the Texas Trash-Off statewide event. More
January 14, 2012 -- The Galveston Chamber of Commerce on Friday hosted a forum for the candidates in the Republican Primary for the 14th Congressional District of Texas. More
January 13, 2012 -- The Greater Beaumont Chamber of Commerce recently presented the 2012 Athena Award to Mary Poole during a membership lunch. More
January 12, 2012 -- The Jefferson County Tourism Committee is currently accepting applications for grants awarded to tourism related projects and events benefiting the county; Applications are due March 2 at the Ben J. Rogers Regional Visitors Center. More
January 12, 2012 -- The Beaumont Metropolitan Council of PTA's will present their annual "Reflections" exhibit and ceremony on Sunday. More
January 12, 2012 -- Lamar University will offer tax preparation services through its Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program beginning February 28. More
January 11, 2012 -- The Veterans Legal Initiative will hold the second Montgomery County legal clinic for veterans on January 28 at VFW Post 4709 in Conroe. More
January 11, 2012 -- The South East Texas Regional Planning Commission will hold its 40th Annual Dinner Meeting on January 18 at the MCM Elegante'. More
January 11, 2012 -- The Greater Beaumont Chamber of Commerce will host its quarterly membership luncheon on Thursday, which will feature candidates in the race for Texas Congressional District 14. More
January 11, 2012 -- Port Arthur City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to appoint Assistant City Manager of Operations John Comeaux as acting city manager. More
January 10, 2012 -- Beaumont City Council today voted unanimously to approve the expenditure of $91,694 for the purchase of an imaging system for the Beaumont Police Department. More
January 09, 2012 -- Jefferson County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously to authorize County Judge Jeff Branick to execute a pipeline easement/right-of-way agreement with TransCanada Keystone Pipeline, LP. More
January 09, 2012 -- The Better Business Bureau in Southeast Texas today issued a list of questions consumers should ask when considering joining a gym. More
January 09, 2012 -- The Spindletop-Gladys City Boomtown Museum will host a celebration on Saturday marking the 111th anniversary of the historic Lucas Gusher at Spindletop. More
January 06, 2012 -- The Jefferson County Tax Office on Friday announced that it has secured and is in the process of executing a Tax Warrant on Renaissance Hospital for seizure of personal property associated with the non-payment of property taxes. More
January 06, 2012 -- Anayat House will host its annual Lagniappe Fest fundraiser on January 28 at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Beaumont. More
January 06, 2012 -- Lamar University public radio station 91.3 KVLU will host a nine-day tour of Eastern Canada in August. More
January 06, 2012 -- Cable news network C-Span will visit Beaumont next week to feature the city's history and literary life, and will host a public kick-off event on Tuesday at the Spindletop-Gladys City Boomtown Museum. More
January 04, 2012 -- Shangri La Botanical Gardens and Nature Center will sponsor the Annual Community Trash-Off on February 4 at Orange Lions Park. More
January 03, 2012 -- The Beaumont Public Library will hold its annual two-day book sale on January 6-7 at the Beaumont Civic Center. More
January 03, 2012 -- Jefferson County Tax Assessor-Collector J. Shane Howard has announced that the county's Sub-Courthouse in Port Arthur will not process motor vehicle transactions on January 9 due to computer upgrades. More
January 03, 2012 -- Jefferson County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously to approve a recommendation by the Jefferson County Tourism Committee to allocate $19,200 in Hotel Occupancy Tax funds to continue the display of a billboard for the Regional Visitors Center. More
January 03, 2012 -- The West End Little League in Beaumont will host registration for the spring baseball season on January 7 and January 14. More
December 31, 2011 -- A 70th birthday party and tribute will be held for Barbara Lynn on January 15 at The GIG in downtown Beaumont. More
December 29, 2011 -- Galveston Historical Foundation is seeking support for the restoration of ELISSA, the Tall Ship for Texas, that is berthed at Galveston’s Pier 21. More
December 28, 2011 -- Communities in Schools for the Golden Triangle area will host its second annual Black Tie Event on January 20 in Port Arthur, with proceeds to benefit the Communities in Schools Program. More
December 28, 2011 -- Boy Scout Troop 601 on Tuesday announced that M.C. Carrington and Curtis Leister, seniors at West Brook High School in Beaumont, have earned Eagle Scout Awards for their achievements. More
December 27, 2011 -- Jefferson County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously to adopt a second amended post-state boundary interim plan and final order adopting revised political boundaries following the redistricting of commissioner court precincts. More
December 23, 2011 -- The ODC (The Outpatient Diagnostic Center), a new imaging facility serving the Golden Triangle, has announced that William McLendon, M.D., is joining the team as associate medical director. More
December 20, 2011 -- Beaumont City Council today voted unanimously to adopt a resolution to tax tangible personal property, or “goods in transit” that would otherwise be exempt from taxation under state law. More
December 20, 2011 -- Former Congressman Nick Lampson is running unopposed for the Democratic Primary in District 14, which currently is held by Ron Paul, who is not seeking reelection. More
December 19, 2011 -- Jefferson County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously to award a $2,396,000 contract to Allco Construction for the Jefferson County Regional Marine Security Center Project. More
December 19, 2011 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas today named its 2012 Board of Directors. More
December 16, 2011 -- The West Gulf Coast Maritime Association reports that the Houston area Port Coordination Team held a conference call this morning to review fog conditions. More
December 15, 2011 -- Filing continues through Monday for national, state and local offices in the 2012 Primary Elections, due to an extension of the filing date by a federal court. More
December 14, 2011 -- Port Arthur City Council on Tuesday voted 4-2, with Morris Albright, III and Derrick Freeman opposed, to approve a $172,500 contract between the city’s economic development corporation and Arceneaux and Gates Consulting Engineers, Inc. for improvements to Kerry “Twin” Thomas Drive in the Spur 93 Business Park. More
December 13, 2011 -- Beaumont City Council today voted unanimously to suspend the effective date of a proposed rate increase by Entergy Texas, Inc. on consumer electrical usage in the city. More
December 12, 2011 -- Jefferson County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously to execute a new operations and management agreement with Forensic Medical Management Services of Texas, PA, for operation of the county’s morgue. More
December 12, 2011 -- The Port of Beaumont Board of Commissioners today voted unanimously to approve an engagement letter with the law firm of Germer and Gertz, LLP for monitoring of the tax abatement agreement with Lucite International, Inc. More
December 12, 2011 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas today offered tips to consumers to stay safe while driving during the holidays. More
December 07, 2011 -- Barbara and Alan McNeill of Beaumont recently established the Marie E. Gordon Presidential Scholarship in Nursing at Lamar University. More
December 06, 2011 -- Beaumont City Council today voted unanimously to appropriate additional funds to increase a one-time payment to all full-time civilian employees. More
December 06, 2011 -- Lamar University Spindletop-Gladys City Boomtown Museum Director Mark Osborne has instituted several events and programs to make the museum an "active and engaged member of the community". More
December 05, 2011 -- Jefferson County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously to appoint Terrence Simon, Mike Doguet, Brandon Rose, Doug Harvill and Doug Almond to the newly-formed Jefferson County Emergency Services District No. 3 Board of Commissioners. More
December 05, 2011 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas today advised those who are refinancing mortgages under the Home Affordable Refinance Program to be wary of scams posing as businesses claiming to help homeowners through the process. More
December 02, 2011 -- Merry Maids will be cleaning and accepting donations at the Salvation Army Emergency Shelter in Beaumont during the holiday season. More
December 01, 2011 -- The Big Thicket National Preserve will host several activities during the winter, including a lesson on Alabama-Coushatta basket-making, which takes place on December 3. More
November 30, 2011 -- Lamar Institute of Technology computer drafting and welding students have customized an armored personnel carrier for the Jefferson County Sheriff's Department More
November 30, 2011 -- Port Arthur City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to approve the taxation of “goods-in-transit”. More
November 29, 2011 -- Calder Baptist Church in Beaumont will host the Bethlehem Streets event on Sunday. More
November 28, 2011 -- Jefferson County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously to authorize County Judge Jeff Branick to execute a Department of the Army Permit for the construction of the Port Security Facility at Sabine Pass. More
November 28, 2011 -- Filing in the March 2012 Primary Election began today, opening county, state and federal positions to candidates seeking party nominations. More
November 28, 2011 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas today provided tips for shoppers making purchases online today as part of "Cyber Monday". More
November 23, 2011 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas today issued a warning to businesses to be aware of a new malicious email that pretends to be from the bureau about a complaint filed against the company. More
November 22, 2011 -- Beaumont City Council today voted unanimously to approve a collective bargaining agreement with the Beaumont Police Officers Association. More
November 21, 2011 -- The City of Beaumont has announced that Dowlen Road will be closed from the Eastex Freeway to Ridge Lane beginning on Tuesday for routine road maintenance. More
November 21, 2011 -- The Port of Beaumont Board of Commissioners today voted unanimously to submit its intent to maintain eminent domain authority to the Texas Comptroller's Office. More
November 21, 2011 -- Jefferson County Commissioners Court, in a special meeting today, voted unanimously to approve adjustments to the county’s election precincts and justice of the peace and constable precincts to conform with the county’s redistricting plan for its commissioner precincts. More
November 18, 2011 -- Jefferson County Commissioners Court, in a special meeting on Thursday, voted unanimously to canvass the results of the November 8 Constitutional Amendment Election and Emergency Services District No. 3 Election. More
November 16, 2011 -- The Better Business Bureau in Southeast Texas recently revoked its Accreditation of three businesses. More
November 16, 2011 -- Port Arthur City Council on Tuesday voted 7-1, with John Beard, Jr. opposed, to appoint citizens to issue citations to owners who have parked and left vehicles unattended in fire lane zones. More
November 15, 2011 -- Beaumont City Council today voted unanimously to release a lease agreement with the Texas National Guard Armory Board for property owned by the city at 3040 College Street. More
November 14, 2011 -- Jefferson County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously to approve the repair of four softball fields at Ford Park. More
November 14, 2011 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas today provided tips for holiday shoppers planning to purchase gift cards. More
November 14, 2011 -- Leadership Beaumont has established the "Hub of Hope" group, an umbrella organization to provide direction for those living on the street as well as those providing assistance. More
November 09, 2011 -- The Symphony of Southeast Texas will host a concert on Saturday at Calder Baptist Church. More
November 09, 2011 -- Houston Mayor Annise Parker defeated five challengers on Tuesday. Guidry News Service covered elections in five Gulf Coast counties. More
November 07, 2011 -- Lamar University student organizations will present a "Remembering our Heroes" Veterans Day ceremony on November 11 in the university's quadrangle. More
November 07, 2011 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas today encouraged consumers to support small businesses in their area on "Small Business Saturday", which falls on November 26. More
November 07, 2011 -- Jefferson County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously to appoint Tom Rugg as Judge of the County Court of Law No. 1 to fill a vacancy left by the retirement of Judge Al Gerson. More
November 07, 2011 -- The Spindletop-Gladys City Boomtown Museum in Beaumont will host a "Wildcatter Weekend" on November 12-13, with events including art activities that make use of fruits, vegetables and nuts. More
November 05, 2011 -- The Julie Rogers "Gift of Life" Program and BBVA Compass recently provided free mammograms to medically underserved women in Port Arthur. More
November 03, 2011 -- The Triangle AIDS Network on Thursday honored Barbara Warren with the 2011 Red Ribbon Hero Award during “Paint the Town Red: A Toast to Elizabeth Taylor” at the Beaumont Country Club. More
November 02, 2011 -- Port Arthur City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to amend the city’s Code of Ordinances regarding fire prevention in order to enforce violations for parking in fire lanes. More
November 02, 2011 -- The Symphony of Southeast Texas will perform a "Side-by-Side" Education Concert with student musicians from Beaumont on November 8 at the Julie Rogers Theatre. More
November 01, 2011 -- Beaumont City Council today voted unanimously to accept $2.5 million through the Department of Homeland Security Supplemental 2011 Port Security Grant Program. More
October 31, 2011 -- The Southeast Texas Nonprofit Development Center will host a Lunch and Learn and a Funders' Forum reception on November 15 in the Auditorium of the Foundation for Southeast Texas building in Beaumont. More
October 31, 2011 -- Jefferson County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously to accept a donation of $1,250,000 from Golden Pass LNG/Sempra for the Keith Lake Fish Pass Salt Water Restrictor Mitigation Project. More
October 31, 2011 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas today announced that ten new members will take seats on its board of directors in January. More
October 28, 2011 -- The City of Beaumont has announced that it will not hold its annual Christmas Parade this year due to increased insurance costs and renovations to Riverfront Park. More
October 27, 2011 -- The Outpatient Diagnostic Center, a medical imaging facility, will open a new 8,000 square foot facility in Beaumont in December. More
October 25, 2011 -- Beaumont City Council today voted unanimously to approve the purchase of a $187,858 fire station alerting system from Zetron, Inc. More
October 24, 2011 -- The Triangle AIDS Network will hold the 'A Toast to Elizabeth Taylor' Paint the Town Red event on November 3 at the Beaumont Country Club. More
October 24, 2011 -- The Port of Beaumont Board of Commissioners today voted unanimously to approve a tax abatement for Lucite International, Inc. for a development in the Beaumont/Jefferson County Reinvestment Zone. More
October 24, 2011 -- Jefferson County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously to issue a burn ban order for the county. More
October 24, 2011 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas will host the 12th Southeast Texas Senior Celebration and Consumer Expo on Thursday at the Beaumont Civic Center. More
October 21, 2011 -- Early voting begins Monday for the November 8 General Election, with local races taking place in Houston and Tiki Island. More
October 20, 2011 -- Jefferson County Tax Assessor-Collector J. Shane Howard has announced that the county's 2011 tax bills have been mailed. More
October 20, 2011 -- Samson, a natural gas company with offices in Texas, will sponsor the WWIII.5 Mud Run in Winnie, Texas on November 5. More
October 19, 2011 -- Port Arthur City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to amend the city’s Code of Ordinances to allow for water utility charge adjustments to be made for commercial accounts under certain circumstances. More
October 18, 2011 -- Beaumont City Council today voted 5-1, with Mike Getz opposed, to award a $1,644,323 contract to Brystar Contracting, Inc. for rehabilitation of small diameter sanitary sewer mains. More
October 18, 2011 -- The Better Business Bureau In Southeast Texas is taking part in the 4th annual National Protect Your Identity Week this week. More
October 17, 2011 -- Jefferson County Commissioners Court today voted 4-1, with Everette “Bo” Alfred opposed, to formally execute the renewal of the county's management contract with SMG. More
October 14, 2011 -- The Theodore Johns Branch Library in Beaumont will host events in celebration of Teen Read Week, which is observed October 16-22. More
October 14, 2011 -- The City of Beaumont today announced that Calder Avenue will have one-way traffic flow traveling westbound from West Lucas Drive to Phelan Boulevard, beginning on Monday. More
October 12, 2011 -- The "Hot Z Team" of Waco will host a master class on November 5 to provide fitness instructors on how to create and build faith-based fitness programs. More
October 11, 2011 -- The Julie Rogers “Gift of Life” Program recently hosted a series of events in Beaumont celebrating gynecological cancer survivorship and hope and benefiting awareness. More
October 10, 2011 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas today advised consumers to be aware of new debit card fees banks are implementing. More
October 10, 2011 -- Jefferson County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously to accept a $37,655 Emergency Management Performance Grant from the Texas Division of Emergency Management. More
October 09, 2011 -- Catholic Charities of Southeast Texas will honor Jill and Kevin J. Roy during the ninth annual Harvest of Hope Gala fundraiser benefit, which will be held on November 10 at the MCM Eleganté Hotel in Beaumont. More
October 07, 2011 -- The City of Beaumont will close Circuit Drive at Calder Avenue beginning Monday and continuing for approximately two weeks. More
October 07, 2011 -- The Knights of Peter Claver Auxiliary Court 64 of Our Mother of Mercy Catholic Church of Beaumont recently held a "Lipstick Drive" to collect lipstick to donate to the Womens Shelter. More
October 05, 2011 -- Port Arthur City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to adopt a revised plan for the redistricting of the city’s council member districts. More
October 04, 2011 -- Beaumont City Council today voted unanimously to approve an estimated $120,000 contract with Olguin Brothers Landscaping of Beaumont for the maintenance and repair of the city’s sprinkler and irrigation systems. More
October 03, 2011 -- Jefferson County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously to approve recommendations by the Jefferson County Tourism Committee for the allocation of $145,076 in Hotel Occupancy Tax funds. More
September 30, 2011 -- Comedian Katt Williams will perform at the Beaumont Civic Center on October 29; Tickets are currently on sale. More
September 29, 2011 -- St. Stephen's Episcopal Church in Beaumont, in partnership with the Humane Society of Southeast Texas, will host its annual St. Frances Day Blessing of the Pets on Sunday. More
September 28, 2011 -- The National Transportation Safety Board on Tuesday determined that the failure of the vessel Eagle Otome's first pilot to correct for sheering motions was the probable cause of the collision of the ship with the cargo vessel Gulf Arrow and the Dixie Vengeance tow boat in January. More
September 27, 2011 -- The City of Beaumont on Tuesday reinstated the indefinite suspension of James Mathews Jr. from the Beaumont Fire Department. More
September 27, 2011 -- Texas Comptroller Susan Combs on Tuesday announced that China Spring Independent School District has earned a place in the Texas Honors Circle for achieving the highest possible five-star rating in the Comptroller's Financial Allocation Study for Texas. More
September 27, 2011 -- Beaumont City Council today voted unanimously to amend the city’s Code of Ordinances with regards to water and sewer fees. More
September 27, 2011 -- Port Arthur City Council, in a special meeting on Monday, voted unanimously to approve a collective bargaining agreement with the Port Arthur Police Association. More
September 27, 2011 -- The Texas General Land Office reports that the 25th Annual Adopt-A-Beach Fall Cleanup along the Texas coast was a sucess. More
September 26, 2011 -- Jefferson County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously to award a $1.4 million contract to Excavators and Constructors, Ltd. for access road improvements at the Jack Brooks Regional Airport. More
September 26, 2011 -- The Port of Beaumont Board of Commissioners today voted unanimously to renew the port’s current employee health insurance benefit plan with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas. More
September 26, 2011 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas will host the 12th Annual Southeast Texas Senior Celebration and Consumer Expo on October 27 at the Beaumont Civic Center. More
September 26, 2011 -- Joseph Nathaniel “Joe” Faggard of High Island, died Friday, September 23, 2011 at his residence mat the age of 92. More
September 21, 2011 -- The Greater Beaumont Chamber of Commerce will host the ninth annual Parental Partner Program awards on Thursday at the MCM Elegante' Hotel and Conference Center. More
September 21, 2011 -- Port Arthur City Council on Tuesday voted to adopt the city’s FY2012 Budget, after considering several amendments. More
September 20, 2011 -- Jay Old on Tuesday announced his candidacy for the United States Congress in Texas' 14th Congressional District. More
September 20, 2011 -- Beaumont City Council today voted unanimously to approve $932,198 for the purchase of a new fire truck from Martin Apparatus, Inc. of Houston. More
September 19, 2011 -- Jefferson County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously to adopt a 2011 tax rate of $0.365 per $100 valuation. More
September 19, 2011 -- The Texas Adopt-A-Beach Fall Cleanup sponsored by the Texas General Land Office is Saturday. More
September 19, 2011 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas today advised consumers to exercise caution when selling gold items. More
September 19, 2011 -- The Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center is offering free flu vaccinations for veterans at VA Medical Center in Houston as well as at outpatient clinics in the region. More
September 18, 2011 -- Jim Guidry has posted a commentary applauding last week's Technical Workshop and Symposium for the Gulf Coast Community Protection and Recovery District hosted by Bay Area Houston Economic Partnership which brought together engineers, environmentalists and elected officials from throughout the Gulf Coast Region to discuss storm surge protection. More
September 18, 2011 -- The Julie Rogers “Gift of Life” Program will host a celebration of survivorship in Downtown Beaumont on Saturday, October 1. More
September 18, 2011 -- Beaumont City Council Member Jamie D. Smith will host a town hall meeting on Thursday, September 22 at the Melton Family Life Center. More
September 18, 2011 -- Tipton Golias, a Lamar University graduate who is founder, president and CEO of Helena Laboratories Corp., will speak to Lamar students as part of the Entrepreneurship Lecture Series on Tuesday, September 20. More
September 18, 2011 -- A coalition of the Houston Bar Foundation, the Jefferson County Bar Foundation and Fort Bend Lawyers Care will sponsor legal clinics where veterans can get legal advice and pro bono representation beginning on Saturday, September 24. More
September 16, 2011 -- Beaumont attorney Jay Old, in a posting to the GuidryNews.com Forum, said that he will formally announce his candidacy for the 14th Congressional District on Tuesday. More
September 16, 2011 -- Bay Area Houston Economic Partnership hosted a Technical Workshop and Symposium for the Gulf Coast Community Protection and Recovery District at South Shore Harbour Resort & Conference Center on Thursday. More
September 13, 2011 -- Beaumont City Council today voted unanimously to award a third-party administration contract for the city’s self-funded dual option preferred provider organization medical plan and self-funded dental plan to Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas. More
September 12, 2011 -- Jefferson County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously to accept a $2,110,948 Federal Aviation Administration Airport Improvement Project Grant for Jack Brooks Regional Airport. More
September 12, 2011 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas today announced that its "Shred It & Forget It" event on Saturday received a record 467 vehicles served and more than 46,000 pounds of shredded documents collected. More
September 09, 2011 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas will host a "Shred It & Forget It" event on Saturday at Parkdale Mall. More
September 07, 2011 -- Port Arthur City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to purchase eight trash trucks from Rush Truck Center of Houston, LP, for a total of $903,520. More
September 06, 2011 -- Beaumont City Council today voted unanimously to adopt the FY2012 Budget, with a total appropriation of $217,020,018. More
September 06, 2011 -- The Jefferson County Tourism Committee today issued a reminder that the deadline to submit applications for grants funded under the county's Hotel Occupancy Tax is September 9. More
September 06, 2011 -- The City of Beaumont will host several events throughout the week to mark the 10th anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks. More
September 05, 2011 -- Lamar University Professor of Chemical Engineering Ku-yen Li will be honored as a regents’ professor by The Texas State University System at its quarterly board of regents’ meeting. More
September 01, 2011 -- The Spindletop-Gladys City Boomtown Museum will launch, "Gladys City Nights", a new series of monthly evening programs, on September 15. More
September 01, 2011 -- Beaumont Community Players will open its 2011-2012 season with the premiere of "Gypsy" on September 9. More
September 01, 2011 -- Shangri La Botanical Gardens and Nature Center in Orange will launch its Saturday Adventure Series on September 17. More
August 31, 2011 -- The 9th Court of Appeals has reversed an arbitrator’s decision reinstating James Mathews as a firefighter with the Beaumont Fire Department. More
August 30, 2011 -- Beaumont City Council today voted unanimously to confirm the appointment of James P. Singletary as chief of police. More
August 30, 2011 -- The Spindletop-Gladys City Boomtown Museum will launch "Wildcatter Weekends", a new series of monthly family events, on September 10-11. More
August 30, 2011 -- The City of Beaumont today will begin traffic sign installation to temporarily convert Doucette Street to a one-way street between Irving and Carroll Streets as part of the Madison Street reconstruction project. More
August 29, 2011 -- Jefferson County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously to approve an increase of $133,454 to a contract for road improvements in Precinct 3. More
August 29, 2011 -- The Southeast Texas Young Professionals Organization will host the "Hurricane Hurl" Ultimate Frisbee Tournament on September 24 at Babe Didrickson Zaharias Park in Beaumont. More
August 27, 2011 -- The Coast Guard rescued three people after their helicopter made an emergency landing approximately 10 miles from Sabine Pass on Saturday. More
August 27, 2011 -- The Jefferson County Tourism Committee is currently accepting applications for grants awarded to tourism related projects and events benefiting the county; The deadline is September 9. More
August 25, 2011 -- The City of Beaumont today initiated one-way, westbound only traffic on Calder Avenue between West Lucas Drive and Phelan Boulevard. More
August 25, 2011 -- The Julie Rogers "Gift of Life" Program and Baptist Hospitals of SoutheastTexas recently kicked off the Pink Power Network breast cancer support group. More
August 25, 2011 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry on Wednesday appointed five members to the Texas Higher Education Board, including James H. Lee, president of JHL Capital Holdings in Houston, who was reappointed, and David Teuscher, an orthopedic surgeon from Beaumont. More
August 24, 2011 -- Beaumont City Manager Kyle Hayes today officially appointed James P. Singletary as the new chief of police, effective September 30. More
August 24, 2011 -- The Art Museum of Southeast Texas will host its 24th anniversary ARTopia celebration on September 9. More
August 24, 2011 -- Port Arthur City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to amend policies and procedures of the Port Arthur 4A Economic Development Corporation regarding incentive contracts. More
August 23, 2011 -- Beaumont City Council today voted unanimously to approve an industrial district contract with Pandora Methanol, LLC. More
August 23, 2011 -- The City of Beaumont today announced that City Manager Kyle Hayes will make an official appointment of the city's next police chief at the end of the week. More
August 22, 2011 -- Jefferson County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously to approve a discretionary exemption from bidding requirements for the purchase of helicopter replacement parts from McTurbine, Inc. More
August 22, 2011 -- The Port of Beaumont Board of Commissioners today voted unanimously to approve a Fiscal Year 2011 Tax Rate of $0.071 per $100 valuation. More
August 16, 2011 -- Beaumont City Council today voted unanimously to authorize the acceptance of a $3,358,800 grant through the Department of Homeland Security’s 2009 Port Security Grant Program, and enter into a memorandum of understanding with Jefferson County to facilitate expenditures of the grant funding. More
August 16, 2011 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas Board of Directors today confirmed John Paschall as the bureau's next President/CEO. More
August 16, 2011 -- The City of Beaumont today announced that Louis Barrow, one of 11 finalists that had been selected as Beaumont's potential next police chief, has withdrawn his name from consideration. More
August 15, 2011 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas will host "Shred It & Forget It" on September 10 at Parkdale Mall. More
August 15, 2011 -- Jefferson County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously to renew contracts with Vulcan, Knife River, and APAC for road building materials. More
August 12, 2011 -- The City of Beaumont will close a portion of Comstock Road between Doris and Rebecca streets beginning Thursday to make drainage improvements. More
August 12, 2011 -- Lamar Institute of Technology President Dr. Paul Szuch has been named the recipient of the Career and Technology Association of Texas Outstanding Service to Career and Technical Education Award. More
August 12, 2011 -- Port Arthur City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to accept the 2011 appraisal roll for the city. More
August 11, 2011 -- Opera Beaumont has cancelled its August 26 performance of "The Diary of One Who Vanished" at the Art Museum of Southeast Texas. More
August 10, 2011 -- Port Arthur City Council on Tuesday voted 8-1, with only John Beard, Jr. opposed, to approve a $224,681 settlement agreement with City Manager Steve Fitzgibbons, who will stay on the job through January 15. More
August 10, 2011 -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency today announced that it has awarded $7.5 million to Texas for the repair and replacement work related to damage caused by Hurricane Ike at Port Arthur's Pleasure Island Marina. More
August 09, 2011 -- Beaumont City Council today voted unanimously to award a $2,920,815 contract to Allco, LLC for the Wastewater Treatment Plant Bar Screen Replacement and Digester Rehabilitation Project for the wastewater treatment plant on Lafin Road. More
August 09, 2011 -- The intersection of Calder Avenue and Ridgeland Street in Beaumont will closed through Friday due to construction related to the Calder Avenue Drainage Project. More
August 08, 2011 -- The Judds will perform at Nutty Jerry's in Beaumont, Texas on August 19, which the Beaumont Mayor has officially designated as "Judds Day". More
August 08, 2011 -- Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit Port Arthur was recently selected to receive the National Defense Transportation Association Military Unit Award. More
August 08, 2011 -- Jefferson County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously to hire Jennifer Hogancamp as director of the Jack Brooks Regional Airport. More
August 08, 2011 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas today provided tips to job seekers on how to avoid phony job postings. More
August 04, 2011 -- The City of Beaumont has closed a portion of Hunter Street between MLK Parkway and Jim Gilligan Way for repairs to a pipeline. More
August 03, 2011 -- Beaumont Convention and Visitors Bureau client Ashton Thomas was recently elected Division 2 Commander for the Department of Texas American Legion. More
August 03, 2011 -- Neches Federal Credit Union will host a "Shred Day" on Friday to provide free shredding of confidential documents to members of the community. More
August 02, 2011 -- Nim Kidd, chief of emergency management for the state of Texas, will be the speaker for the 10th annual Salute to The Real American Heroes fund-raiser for the Lamar Institute of Technology Foundation, which will take place on September 8 at Wesley United Methodist Church. More
August 02, 2011 -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District last week awarded a $2,673,800 contract to King Fisher Marine Service LP to dredge in the Sabine Neches Waterway, in Jefferson County, Texas, and in the Sabine Pass Channel located in Cameron Parish, Louisiana; and the USACE last week also signed off on the Chief of Engineers Report that will facilitate efforts for the Sabine Neches Waterway to be deepened and widened. More
August 02, 2011 -- A southbound lane at the intersection of East Virginia Street and University Drive in Beaumont will be closed beginning today for the installation of a new junction manhole box drain. More
August 01, 2011 -- The Art Museum of Southeast Texas will present Michael Lee: Second Wind from August 11 through October 23 in the museum's Café Arts. More
August 01, 2011 -- Lamar University has produced several baseball players who are currently playing professionally after finishing their careers with the Cardinals. More
August 01, 2011 -- Jefferson County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously to approve an order adopting a plan for redistricting of the county’s commissioner precinct boundaries. More
July 31, 2011 -- Lamar University has posted a profile of theatre education major Allison Underhill who "revels in the opportunity to learn from others and hopes one day to inspire students of her own". More
July 31, 2011 -- Shangri La Botanical Gardens and Nature Center has announced the Beat The Heat Lecture Series, which will feature experts sharing knowledge with the public on topics such as wildlife, gardening, art and more. More
July 28, 2011 -- Port Arthur City Council on Tuesday received a presentation regarding the preliminary budget for the 2011-2012 fiscal year. More
July 27, 2011 -- The "Gift of Life" Program will hold its inaugural October Ribbon Run/Walk on October 1 in Downtown Beaumont. More
July 27, 2011 -- The Jefferson County Tourism Committee is accepting applications through September 9 for grants to be awarded to tourism related projects and events benefiting Jefferson County. More
July 26, 2011 -- Beaumont City Council today voted unanimously to approve a cost of service adjustment requested by CenterPoint Energy for natural gas service in the Beaumont-East Texas Division. More
July 25, 2011 -- Jefferson County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously to name Alex Rupp as the interim airport director for the Jack Brooks Regional Airport. More
July 25, 2011 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas will host the 12th Southeast Texas Senior Celebration and Consumer Expo on October 27 at the Beaumont Civic Center. More
July 25, 2011 -- The Port of Beaumont Board of Commissioners today voted to request a time extension from APAC Texas, Inc. for a bid proposal on the Orange County Rail Improvement Project. More
July 20, 2011 -- Radiologist Brent Mainwaring, M.D., recently announced his departure from the Diagnostic Health Center of Beaumont; He will transition to a new imaging center that is currently under construction. More
July 19, 2011 -- Beaumont City Council today voted unanimously to award a $2,396,243 contract to Brystar Contracting, Inc. for the Madison Street Pavement, Drainage, Water and Sanitary Sewer Improvement Project. More
July 18, 2011 -- Jefferson County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously to lift a burn ban order for the county that had been in effect since April. More
July 18, 2011 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas today provided advice on having an alternate plan for retirement. More
July 16, 2011 -- Nutrition and Services for Seniors is expanding its transportation services to meet the needs of Medicaid patients in Hardin and Jefferson counties beginning on July 18. More
July 14, 2011 -- Les Guédry d'Asteur, the family association of all descendents of Claude Guédry and Marguerite Petitpas from Old Acadia, will hold its next meeting in Galliano, Louisana on Saturday, August 6. More
July 14, 2011 -- Port Arthur City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to extend the contract between the city and the Port Arthur Housing Authority to construct eight new homes through the Neighborhood Stabilization Program through August 31, 2012. More
July 14, 2011 -- John Gay, who has been campaigning for the Republican nomination for the United States House now held by Ron Paul, has published a report on his campaign now that Paul is not seeking re-election to Congress. More
July 13, 2011 -- The Jefferson County Tourism Committee is currently accepting applications for grants awarded to tourism related projects and events benefiting the county; The application deadline is September 9. More
July 13, 2011 -- The Jefferson County Tax Office will host a budget and operations townhall meeting on July 20 at the Southeast Texas ABC conference room. More
July 13, 2011 -- Lamar University will host Big Red mascot tryouts on July 23 at the Sheila Umphrey Recreational Sports Center. More
July 12, 2011 -- Beaumont City Council today voted unanimously to appoint Jamie Smith as mayor pro tem for the next year. More
July 11, 2011 -- Harry Leroy Kelley, of Kingwood, a 56-year-old veteran peace officer has been sentenced to federal prison for firearms and mail fraud violations in the Eastern District of Texas. More
July 11, 2011 -- Jefferson County Commissioners Court today voted 4-1, with Everette “Bo” Alfred opposed, to approve the lease of several properties that were acquired in the county’s “Buy-Out” program. More
July 11, 2011 -- A recent special report by Community College Week showed that Lamar Institute of Technology "continues to excel in awarding associate of applied science degrees in the areas of Process Operating Technology and Instrumentation Technology". More
July 11, 2011 -- Lamar University in Beaumont has announced its Active and Collaborative Engagement for Students (ACES) Fellows for 2011-2012. More
July 11, 2011 -- The Julie Rogers Gift of Life Program in Beaumont, which honored former First Lady Betty Ford with the "Spirit of Love" award in March, today has published a message of tribute in her memory. More
July 10, 2011 -- Crews from Drainage District #6 in Beaumont will close a portion of Ada Street, between Donna and Mayhaw Streets beginning Tuesday, July 12 for drainage improvement work. More
July 08, 2011 -- The Fire Museum of Texas in Beaumont is seeking the public's support in a contest to select the winner of a race car design competition sponsored by Toyota Racing. More
July 07, 2011 -- Spindletop-Gladys City Boomtown Museum on the Lamar University campus will host the first of three community forums on Thursday, July 14 to garner feedback and input from the community on a variety of topics. More
July 07, 2011 -- Lamar University in Beaumont has announced that premium parking lots are sold out for Lamar football games, however there are still spaces available for parking and tailgating for the upcoming season which includes six home dates. More
July 06, 2011 -- Altus Healthcare Management Service’s OPREX Surgery Center in Beaumont reports that it has achieved accreditation from the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care. More
July 05, 2011 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas adises that while summer months are the perfect time for a vacation getaway, they are also the perfect time for a home robbery. More
July 02, 2011 -- The annual Beaumont field day will take place on July 14 at the Texas AgriLife Research-Beaumont facility. More
June 30, 2011 -- Houston Assistant Chief of Police Vicki King and Commanding Officer Phillip Jones of the Chicago Police Department have withdrawn their names from the list of finalists for Beaumont's police chief. More
June 29, 2011 -- Port Arthur City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to adopt an ordinance setting the rates for the cost of service adjustment to be charged by Texas Gas Service. More
June 28, 2011 -- Jefferson County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously to ratify County Judge Jeff Branick’s issuance of a disaster declaration and entering an order prohibiting all outdoor burning and the sale or use of all fireworks in the county. More
June 28, 2011 -- Beaumont City Council today voted unanimously to award an $859,430 contract to APAC-Texas, Inc. for the purchase of asphaltic concrete for a period of six months. More
June 27, 2011 -- The Board of Commissioners of the Port of Beaumont today voted unanimously to select Funchess, Mills, White and Associates to audit the port’s finances for the 2010-2011 fiscal year. More
June 27, 2011 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas has provided tips for companies planning to establish a presence on social media site Facebook. More
June 25, 2011 -- Runoff Election Returns: La Marque has a new mayor; a La Marque ISD trustee position is settled; Pearland has elected a new council member; and Port Arthur elected two city council members. More
June 25, 2011 -- Pandora Methanol LLC has announced the purchase of the methanol and ammonia facility near Beaumont from the Eastman Chemical Company. More
June 24, 2011 -- The Art Museum of Southeast Texas will present a gARTage Sale and pre-sale dinner, “a unique shopping event blending an art sale with a garage sale and added down-home dinner to boot,” on Friday, July 15. More
June 24, 2011 -- The "Gift of Life" and the Baptist Hospitals of Southeast Texas Partnership will offer free prostate cancer blood test screenings to medically underserved men during September in Beaumont, Port Arthur, and Orange. More
June 24, 2011 -- The cities of La Marque, Pearland and Port Arthur, as well as La Marque Independent School District, will hold special and runoff elections on Saturday for various positions. More
June 24, 2011 -- The Beaumont Public Health Department will offer free HIV testing on Monday as part of National HIV Testing Day. More
June 22, 2011 -- The City of Beaumont today named 11 finalists for the city's next police chief, who will replace Chief Frank Coffin on his retirement in September. More
June 21, 2011 -- Beaumont City Council today voted 5-1, with Gethrel “Get” Williams-Wright opposed, to amend the number of authorized positions at the Beaumont Police Department. More
June 20, 2011 -- Jefferson County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously to authorize the Jefferson County District Attorney’s Office to prosecute all civil actions necessary to offset or recover money owed to the county as a result of overpayment of wages during the Hurricane Ike recovery period. More
June 20, 2011 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas has issued tips for parents on securing their children's identity from being compromised or stolen. More
June 19, 2011 -- Gulf Coast Protection and Recovery District, the six-county group formed by Governor Rick Perry to consider options for storm surge protection on the Upper Texas Gulf Coast, hosted a meeting with a delegation from the Netherlands, a country that has pioneered technology to protect against tidal surges. More
June 16, 2011 -- The Julie Rogers "Gift of Life" Program will host vocalist and performer Tony Orlando on October 1 to kick off the annual Putting on the Pink celebration in Beaumont. More
June 15, 2011 -- Port Arthur City Council on Tuesday voted 6-1, with John Beard opposed, to waive building permit fees for developers building homes in Community Development Block Grant eligible areas. More
June 14, 2011 -- Beaumont City Council today voted unanimously to renew an agreement with Motorola for support of the 800 Mhz radio system used by EMS, fire and police, as well as other Beaumont departments. More
June 13, 2011 -- The City of Beaumont is instituting extra safety precautions for its annual July Fourth Celebration, which will take place in downtown Beaumont this year. More
June 13, 2011 -- Jim Rich, president of the Greater Beaumont Chamber of Commerce and executive director of the Southeast Texas Economic Development Foundation, and Renwick DeVille, vice president of Harris, DeVille & Associates, a full-service communications firm in Baton Rouge, have teamed up to design and launch "MyTownMyJobMyVoice" - a grassroots campaign aimed at "countering the negative political and media barrage against the oil and gas and industry". More
June 13, 2011 -- Jefferson County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously to approve an order prohibiting “stick rockets and missiles with fins” in the unincorporated portions of the county. More
June 13, 2011 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas today provided tips to avoid scams when purchasing items and services for weddings. More
June 10, 2011 -- The United States Army's 842nd Transportation Battalion held a change of command ceremony on June 10 at the Port of Beaumont. More
June 10, 2011 -- The Southeast Texas Alliance for Economic Inclusion will host the "Free Credit Repair Saturday" event on June 25 on the Lamar University campus. More
June 07, 2011 -- Beaumont City Council today voted 5-2, with Dr. Alan Coleman and Mike Getz opposed, to renew a lease agreement for the use of the L.L. Melton facility by Jehovah Jireh Village CDC, Inc. More
June 06, 2011 -- The Texas Medical Association Foundation today presented its 2011 John P. McGovern Champion of Health Award to the Julie Rogers "Gift of Life" Program of Beaumont. More
June 06, 2011 -- The Press Club of Southeast Texas announced the winners of the annual Excellence in the Media contest during the Newsmaker of the Year/Excellence in the Media Awards Banquet on June 3. More
June 06, 2011 -- Jefferson County Commissioners Court today tabled action until June 13 on authorizing County Judge Jeff Branick to issue an order prohibiting fireworks in unincorporated areas of Jefferson County. More
June 06, 2011 -- The Art Studio, Inc. in Beaumont will host various classes and other events throughout the summer. More
June 06, 2011 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas has issued tips for consumers to avoid deceptive door-to-door magazine sellers. More
June 04, 2011 -- Family and friends of Belle Mead Holm, a pioneering educator, administrator and advocate for women’s athletics, have established a Lamar University scholarship in her name. More
June 04, 2011 -- Lamar University’s Mariaryeni Gutierrez has been named the Southland Conference Women’s Tennis Student-Athlete of the Year. More
June 03, 2011 -- The City of Beaumont will hold its summer food program for children age 18 and younger beginning Monday and continuing through August 12. More
June 02, 2011 -- The Beaumont Public Library will host a summer reading club beginning with a kick off party on June 11 at Roger's Park. More
June 01, 2011 -- The City of Beaumont will close North Street between Pearl and Willow streets from June 2 through June 17 for the replacement of a water line. More
June 01, 2011 -- Port Arthur City Council on Tuesday voted 5-1, with Robert Williamson opposed, to approve a contract between the Port Arthur Economic Development Corporation and Cheval Noir Media for printing and mail-out of the economic development corporation’s semi-annual newsletter. More
June 01, 2011 -- June will provide voters with another round at the polls in several areas, with runoff elections and one special election scheduled at various times during the month. More
May 31, 2011 -- Jefferson County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously to award a $298,677 contract to Tom-Mac, Inc. to replace the bridge at 27th Street over the LNVA Canal. More
May 31, 2011 -- The Beaumont Convention and Visitors Bureau has announced that Beaumont will host the Southeast Texas Soccer Association's 19th Annual Babe Zaharias Tournament on June 10-12 at the Chris Quinn Memorial Soccer Complex. More
May 31, 2011 -- The Better Business Bureau and Capital One Financial Corporation have partnered to create "Managing Credit - Made Simpler: Small Businesses", a new guide to help small businesses learn how to effectively use and manage their credit. More
May 30, 2011 -- The Beaumont Convention & Visitors Bureau will host the 6th Annual Spindletop Spin to downtown Beaumont Saturday, June 4. More
May 27, 2011 -- The Beaumont Foundation of America recently provided a grant to Lamar Institute of Technology in the amount of $36,000. More
May 27, 2011 -- Arbor Energy Solutions was recently designated as a certified installer of solar electric systems by the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners. More
May 27, 2011 -- The Beaumont Convention and Visitors Bureau has announced that the Texas Lions State Convention will be held in Beaumont on June 2-4. More
May 26, 2011 -- The Art Museum of Southeast Texas will present "Randy and Bryan Welborn: Moments to Remember", an exhibit of artwork from the father and son duo, from June 2 through August 7. More
May 26, 2011 -- The Julie Rogers "Gift of Life" Program is accepting applications for free prostate cancer blood test screenings in June for medically underserved men in the Southeast Texas area, with screenings offered in Orange, Port Arthur and Beaumont. More
May 25, 2011 -- Port Arthur City Council, in a special meeting on Tuesday, voted unanimously to apply for a $1,216,476 grant through the 2011 COPS Hiring Program. More
May 24, 2011 -- Beaumont City Council today canvassed the results of the May 14 General Election. More
May 23, 2011 -- Today the Ocean Star Offshore Drilling Rig Museum announced the launch of Blue Star Museums, which will last at more than 800 American museums from Memorial Day through Labor Day this year. More
May 23, 2011 -- Jefferson County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously to approve an intergovernmental agreement with the City of Port Neches for the distribution of funds from the 2009 Port Security Grant Program. More
May 23, 2011 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas today issued tips on avoiding summer moving scams. More
May 22, 2011 -- The Lamar University Alumni Advisory Board has elected Jake Tortorice Jr. of Beaumont to serve as 2011-2012 president. More
May 21, 2011 -- Neches Federal Credit Union and Armor Shield have teamed up to provide the community with a safe way to dispose of confidential documents at no cost. More
May 19, 2011 -- Port Arthur City Council on Tuesday voted to appoint a negotiating team to conduct collective bargaining procedures with the bargaining agent of the International Association of Fire Fighters Local 397 of the City of Port Arthur Fire Department. More
May 19, 2011 -- Catholic Charities of Southeast Texas has launched a "Green Card" renewal and replacement service. More
May 17, 2011 -- Beaumont City Council today voted unanimously to approve a three-year contract with Beaumont Products and Services, Inc. for grounds maintenance and litter removal for the Central Business District. More
May 17, 2011 -- The City of Beaumont today started construction on Corley Street at 5th Street. More
May 16, 2011 -- Jefferson County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously to approve a second change order to the third phase of restoration work for masonry and windows at the Jefferson County Courthouse. More
May 16, 2011 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas today provided advice on giving to storm and flood relief-related charities in the wake of flooding along the Mississippi River. More
May 16, 2011 -- The United States Coast Guard will host a change of command ceremony on Tuesday for the Coast Guard Cutter Heron at Coast Guard Station Sabine in Sabine Pass. More
May 13, 2011 -- Voters in several cities along the Gulf Coast will cast their ballots on who will take the helm as mayor of their town on Saturday as voting day takes place in the General Election. More
May 12, 2011 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas on Tuesday presented the winners of the 2011 Torch Awards for Marketplace Trust. More
May 12, 2011 -- Port Arthur Council Member John Beard, Jr. today issued a request to Mayor Delores Prince and the city council for an open meeting to address grievances filed by City Manager Steve Fitzgibbons. More
May 11, 2011 -- The Beaumont Convention and Visitors Bureau has announced that Beaumont will host the Texas State Harley Owners Group Rally from Thursday through Saturday. More
May 11, 2011 -- The City of Beaumont will close a portion of Pearl Street between Milam and Franklin on Thursday to allow city crews to remove damaged trees. More
May 10, 2011 -- Beaumont City Council today voted unanimously to authorize City Manager Kyle Hayes to submit and accept an $11.7 million grant from the Texas Department of Rural Affairs for the South Park Drainage Relief Project. More
May 10, 2011 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas on Monday issued a consumer alert warning consumers to watch out for cyber-scams that have proliferated in the wake of the death of Osama bin Laden. More
May 09, 2011 -- Jefferson County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously to adopt a resolution opposing House Bill 272 in the Texas State Legislature. More
May 05, 2011 -- The Beaumont Convention and Visitors Bureau will celebrate National Travel & Tourism Week, which is observed May 7-15. More
May 04, 2011 -- Port Arthur City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to amend the city’s election order for May 14 to remove Sabine Pass Independent School District and Sabine Pass Port Authority from the joint election. More
May 03, 2011 -- Beaumont City Council today voted unanimously to amend a specific use permit to add an elementary school to an existing middle/high school in a Residential-Single Family Dwelling District at 8200 Highway 105. More
May 02, 2011 -- Jefferson County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously to approve specifications for an invitation to bid on the Ford Park Roof Project. More
May 02, 2011 -- Southeast Texas descendents of Claude Guédry and Marguerite Petipas, who immigrated from France to Nova Scotia in the 17th Century, gathered in Beaumont on Saturday for a presentation on Grand Réveil Acadien ( the Great Acadian Awakening), which will be held in Louisiana in October. More
April 29, 2011 -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Galveston District, awarded a small business contract to Sol Engineering Service LLC in the amount of $143,531.60 for a transportation analysis of the Lake Sabine Study Area, Texas Hurricane Evacuation Study Program. More
April 28, 2011 -- The Greater Beaumont Chamber of Commerce will host its 19th annual LobsterFest steak and lobster dinner tonight at the Beaumont Civic Center. More
April 26, 2011 -- The City of Beaumont is implementing controlled traffic at the intersection of Calder Avenue and West Lucas due to drainage box installation taking place through mid-May. More
April 25, 2011 -- Marty Guidry has issued a public invitation to all Guidrys in Southeast Texas to attend a meeting of Les Guédry d'Asteur (the Guedry, Guidry, Gaidry, Jeddry, Geddry, Labine, LaBean Acadian family association) in Beaumont, Texas on Saturday, April 30. More
April 25, 2011 -- Jefferson County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously to approve a $3.75 million contract and project cooperation agreement through the Texas General Land Office for coastal erosion protection on McFaddin Beach. More
April 25, 2011 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas today advised Internet users to be cautious when using "Wi-Fi" networks that are not their own. More
April 25, 2011 -- The City of Beaumont will host a ceremony on Saturday to rename a portion of Ollie Street in honor of musician and Beaumont native Barbara Lynn. More
April 25, 2011 -- The Port of Beaumont Board of Commissioners today voted unanimously to amend the 2010/2011 Capital Improvements Program, expanding the Orange County Rail Project from a $5.7 million project to $10.7 million project. More
April 24, 2011 -- The Lamar University Jack Brooks Chair in Government and Public Service will host the 2011 Brooks Conference on Thursday, May 5. More
April 24, 2011 -- (82) “the Crazy Cajun” died on Saturday, April 23, 2011. More
April 22, 2011 -- The City of Beaumont will host the Sixth Annual Kinsel Ford Jazz and Blues Fest on May 7. More
April 22, 2011 -- The Art Museum of Southeast Texas will present "BESA: Albanian Muslims Who Saved Jews During World War II", an exhibit of photographs by Norman Gershman, from April 26 through May 29. More
April 22, 2011 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas has named the finalists in the 2011 Torch Awards for Marketplace Trust. More
April 21, 2011 -- The University of Houston’s Hurricane Business Recovery Center reports that accounting consultant Christine King has just received her certification as a QuickBooks Pro Advisor. More
April 20, 2011 -- Port Arthur City Council on Tuesday voted 8-1, with John Beard opposed, to amend the city’s Code of Ordinances to include a grievance process for council appointees “whereby the final resolution of any grievance will be determined by the city council”. More
April 19, 2011 -- Beaumont City Council today voted unanimously to approve the disannexation of 436.81 acres of land as requested by Oiltanking Beaumont Partners, LP. More
April 18, 2011 -- Ellis Pickett, spokesperson for the Surfrider Foundation Texas Upper Coast Chapter, in a posting to the GuidryNews.com Forum, offers comments on oral arguments that are being made to the Texas Supreme Court on the Severance decision regarding public access to the state's beaches. More
April 18, 2011 -- Jefferson County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously to enact a burn ban order for the county. More
April 18, 2011 -- The Texas General Land Office will host its 25th annual Adopt-A-Beach Spring Cleanup on April 30 at several locations along the upper Texas coast. More
April 18, 2011 -- Residents of southern Louisiana, who are preparing for Grand Réveil Acadien 2011, the great Acadian Awakening, in October, are hosting an event in Southeast Texas to attract participants. More
April 16, 2011 -- The Lamar Civic Orchestra will host a “Memorable Music” concert on Tuesday, April 19. More
April 16, 2011 -- Bishop Curtis Guillory of the Diocese of Beaumont and Catholic Charities of Southeast Texas will host the 20th Breakfast with the Bishop on Saturday, May 7. More
April 15, 2011 -- The Greater Beaumont Chamber of Commerce on Thursday named recipients of the Athena Award, Volunteer of the Year, and Small Business Persons of the Year, as well as other recognitions at its membership luncheon. More
April 15, 2011 -- The Better Business Burea of Southeast Texas will host its "Shred It & Forget It" event on Saturday at the Central Mall in Port Arthur. More
April 13, 2011 -- Port Arthur City Council, in a special meeting on Tuesday, voted 5-1, with D. Kay Wise opposed, to approve an estimated $1.488 million in 2011 Community Development Block Grant allocations for the city. More
April 12, 2011 -- Beaumont City Council today voted unanimously to execute a $2.662 million contract with Allco, Ltd of Beaumont for the Sanitary Sewer System Improvements 60-inch Trunk Outfall Rehabilitation Project. More
April 11, 2011 -- Jefferson County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously to approve a $153,892 expenditure by the County Clerk’s Office for a technology refresh project. More
April 07, 2011 -- Jefferson County Tax Assessor-Collector J. Shane Howard will host town hall meetings on April 11 and April 12 regarding voter registration and election law. More
April 07, 2011 -- The Julie Rogers "Gift of Life" Program will host the "Champagne & Ribs" event fundraiser on April 12 at Cowboy Harley-Davidson in Beaumont. More
April 06, 2011 -- The City of Beaumont has announced a number of street closures that will take place on Saturday due to the Neches River Parade. More
April 06, 2011 -- Port Arthur City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to extend a developer participation contract with Greenhill Park Phase II, LLC through March 1, 2015. More
April 05, 2011 -- Beaumont City Council today voted unanimously to award a $380,000 contract to Bruce’s General Construction for the construction of a hangar at the Beaumont Municipal Airport. More
April 05, 2011 -- The City of Beaumont has issued a notice that phone service to the Municipal Court and other lines will be interrupted tonight due to the activation of a new phone system for the Municipal Court Building. More
April 04, 2011 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas will host a "Shred It & Forget It" event on April 16 at Central Mall. More
April 04, 2011 -- The City of Beaumont will open Calder Avenue from Interstate Highway 10 to the Phelan Boulevard split to through-traffic on Tuesday. More
April 04, 2011 -- Jefferson County Commissioners Court today accepted the 2010 Distinguished Service Award from the Texas Historical Commission for outstanding preservation work accomplished in 2010. More
April 03, 2011 -- Lamar University’s JoAnne Gay Dishman Department of Nursing honored faculty member Rose Harding of Beaumont with the first DAISY Award at the department’s first awards ceremony. More
April 01, 2011 -- The United States Environmental Protection Agency on Thursday issued a $48,700 fine against Martin Operating Partnership, LP of Beaumont for violating federal spill prevention, control and countermeasure regulations under the Clean Water Act. More
March 29, 2011 -- Beaumont City Council today voted unanimously to approve the preliminary budget of the 2011 Housing and Urban Development Consolidated Grant Program’s Annual Action Plan. More
March 29, 2011 -- The Texas General Land Office will host its 25th annual Adopt-A-Beach Spring Cleanup on April 30 at several locations along the upper Texas coast. More
March 28, 2011 -- A memorial service was held at the Seaman’s Memorial Sundial on Lakeshore Drive in Port Arthur to remember the crew of the S/S Oklahoma, which broke apart and sank off Cape Hatteras, North Carolina on Saturday, March 27, 1971. More
March 28, 2011 -- The Port of Beaumont Board of Commissioners today voted unanimously to cancel the May 14 election for the Port Commissioner Ward IV and At-Large positions. More
March 28, 2011 -- Jefferson County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously to approve recommendations by the Jefferson County Tourism Committee for spring 2011 allocations of hotel occupancy tax funds. More
March 28, 2011 -- Portions of Archie Street and Forsythe Street in Beaumont will be closed Tuesday through Thursday due to road work. More
March 28, 2011 -- As the May 14 election approaches, several candidates have withdrawn their names from the ballot, in some cases leaving races unopposed. More
March 26, 2011 -- The Symphony of Southeast Texas will conclude its 58th concert season on Saturday, April 2, at 7:30pm in the Julie Rogers Theatre. More
March 26, 2011 -- The Port Neches Chamber of Commerce will host the Annual Riverfest at Port Neches Park April 28 – May 1. More
March 26, 2011 -- The Carl Parker Center at Lamar State College-Port Arthur will be feature soul singer Bill Medley at the eighth annual “Gulf Coast Gala.” More
March 26, 2011 -- Lamar Institute of Technology Workforce Training and Continuing Education Department, in conjunction with Entergy, Texas, will present an Energy Efficiency seminar on April 19. More
March 26, 2011 -- Lamar University students Matt Morrison and Danny Iles, who have been representing the Collegiate Anglers of Lamar in competition with representatives of other colleges since 2008, recently won approximately $75,000 in fishing tournaments, including a Ranger 177TR bass boat donated to Lamar University and the bass-fishing club. . More
March 25, 2011 -- Jefferson County Commissioners Court, in a special meeting today, discussed the county's need for redistricting its political boundaries. More
March 24, 2011 -- A portion of Gladys Street from Dowlen Road to west of Belvedere in Beaumont will be closed on Friday due to road maintenance. More
March 23, 2011 -- The Julie Rogers "Gift of Life" Program will present the "Spirit of Love" Award in honor of former first lady Betty Ford on March 29, with Steve Ford, son of Betty and Gerald Ford, accepting the award on her behalf. More
March 23, 2011 -- Port Arthur City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to approve the issuance of general obligation refunding bonds. More
March 22, 2011 -- Beaumont City Council today voted unanimously to approve a memorandum of understanding with the South East Texas Regional Planning Commission for use of software to coordinate and manage regional emergency operation plans. More
March 21, 2011 -- Jefferson County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously to approve a $76,754 budget transfer to provide additional help through a part-time physician for the county’s indigent care services. More
March 21, 2011 -- Jefferson County Voter Registrar J. Shane Howard today announced that April 14 is the deadline to register to vote in the May 14 election. More
March 20, 2011 -- The Julie Rogers "Gift of Life" program has announced that actress, author, and health activist Marlo Thomas will kick off Breast Cancer Awareness Month with the organization's annual Putting on the Pink celebration on October 1 in downtown Beaumont. More
March 17, 2011 -- The Port Arthur Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday announced that a team of teachers from Sabine Pass Independent School District, along with their superintendent, Malcolm "Mack" Nash, took first place in the Adult Spelling Bee contest. More
March 16, 2011 -- The Symphony of Southeast Texas concludes its 58th concert season with a concert on April 2 to be conducted by three of the orchestra's music directors. More
March 15, 2011 -- Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas President/CEO Michael Clayton today announced that his retirement, effective at the end of the year. More
March 15, 2011 -- The filing period for the May 14 General Election ended on Monday, with several races in the Gulf Coast area drawing unopposed candidates. More
March 14, 2011 -- Jefferson County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously to establish a Reinvestment Zone for Lucite International, LLC. More
March 14, 2011 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas is accepting nominations through March 25 for its 14th Annual Torch Awards for Marketplace Trust. More
March 14, 2011 -- Filing ends today for the May 14 General Election, with several cities looking to decide their future mayors at the ballot box. More
March 13, 2011 -- Several Lamar University faculty members won awards, presented papers and played leadership roles in a recent statewide meeting of college English teachers. More
March 10, 2011 -- The University of Houston Hurricane Business Recovery Center has reported on the progress of Baby's Gift Express and Belly Button...A Kid's World, a business in Nederland affected by hurricanes Gustav and Ike that received assistance through the center. More
March 09, 2011 -- The Beaumont Public Health Department, in conjunction with the Port Arthur Health Department, P.A.L.M. Center and the Triangle AIDS Network, will recognize Girls' HIV/AIDS Awareness Day on Thursday. More
March 09, 2011 -- Port Arthur City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to authorize City Manager Steve Fitzgibbons to solicit proposals from firms for a performance audit of all city departments and operations. More
March 08, 2011 -- Beaumont City Council today voted unanimously to award a $387,260 bid to Moore's Waterproofing for masonry restoration of the Jefferson Theatre and Municipal Court building. More
March 07, 2011 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas today issued a warning for cell phone users to be aware of "smishing" scams that attempt to gather personal information from victims. More
March 07, 2011 -- Jefferson County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously to appoint a committee to evaluate lease proposals for leases of properties purchased by the county in a recent buy-out program. More
March 05, 2011 -- The Julie Rogers “Gift of Life” Program has announced community leaders, Joe Penland and Walter Umphrey, will be honored at Champagne & Ribs on Tuesday, April 12, 2011 at Cowboy Harley-Davidson. More
March 05, 2011 -- Regents of The Texas State University System have authorized Lamar University to name Room 200A of the Setzer Student Center the Howard A. Perkins Newsroom, in recognition of an advisor, teacher, mentor and inspiration for generations of Lamar University students. More
March 05, 2011 -- Johnny Preston Courville, a lifelong entertainer in Port Arthur, Texas, who was known worldwide for his recording of Running Bear died on Friday at Baptist Hospital in Beaumont. More w/Audio
March 04, 2011 -- Update: Due to inclement weather, the Barbara Lynn Street Dedication in Beaumont that is scheduled on Saturday, March 5, 2011 at 10:30 a.m. has been postponed. More
February 28, 2011 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas today reported that an analysis of complaints against tax preparation companies in most cases allege that the preparer made an error or mistake in the tax return. More
February 26, 2011 -- The Julie Rogers “Gift of Life” Program has received the Avon Breast Health Outreach Program Award Grant for its Breast Cancer Program. More
February 26, 2011 -- The West Gulf Maritime Association reports to its members that foggy conditions are causing some petrochemical terminals to run at reduced rates but that there are few shutdowns. More
February 24, 2011 -- Students from 14 high schools will visit Lamar State College on March 3 to compete in the 21st annual Region Citizen Bee. More
February 24, 2011 -- The Beaumont Public Library System is seeking volunteers for a data project based at the Tyrrell Historical Library. More
February 24, 2011 -- Port Arthur City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to amend the budget of the Port Arthur Section 4A Economic Development Corporation to fund the repurchase of property from Lange Brothers, Inc. and the remaining costs of a consulting agreement with John Hall Public Affairs. More
February 22, 2011 -- Lamar University senior Mariaryeni Gutierrez was named the Southland Conference Women’s Tennis Player of the Week, the conference announced Tuesday. More
February 22, 2011 -- Beaumont City Council today voted unanimously to award a $157,692 contract to Racehorse Foundation, Inc. of Lumberton, Texas for the reconstruction of Babe Zaharias Park Walking Trail. More
February 22, 2011 -- Jefferson County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously to award a $1.118 million contract to Williamson Equipment and Construction for drainage improvements to the South Central Gardens Area. More
February 21, 2011 -- The West Gulf Maritime Association has updated its members on fog conditions at ports on the Upper Texas Coast. More
February 21, 2011 -- The Board of Commissioners of the Port of Beaumont Navigation District today voted unanimously to approve a $41,875 service award request from Elogic Technologies, Inc. for additional port account computer system upgrades. More
February 21, 2011 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas today provided tips for parents on topics to discuss with children regarding Internet safety. More
February 21, 2011 -- The Symphony of Southeast Texas will host a concert featuring the works of Russian composers on Saturday at the Julie Rogers Theatre. More
February 20, 2011 -- The lineup of filmmaking panel discussions and live music performances has been announced for next weekend’s Boomtown Film and Music Festival. More
February 20, 2011 -- Jim Guidry reports on Grand Réveil Acadien, the Great Acadian Awakening, a one week gathering of Acadians from around the world that will be held in Louisiana in October; and includes an account of a Guidry cousin who fought at the Battle of San Jacinto. More
February 18, 2011 -- The Beaumont Convention & Visitors Bureau today announced that the city will host the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority for their Texas/New Mexico 2011 Annual Summit, which takes place February 25-27. More
February 18, 2011 -- The City of Beaumont today announced that Iowa Street at Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard will be closed through March 1 for construction. More
February 17, 2011 -- Lamar University President James Simmons will accept a prestigious national award from Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia music fraternity during ceremonies on Saturday in the Lamar Music Building. More
February 17, 2011 -- The Julie Rogers "Gift of Life" Program recently held its annual Valentine Survivors Celebration. More
February 15, 2011 -- Beaumont City Council today voted unanimously to approve a total expenditure of $84,474 for the purchase of a tractor and slope mower for the Parks and Recreation Department. More
February 14, 2011 -- Jefferson County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously to award an $801,907 contract to APAC-Texas for replacement of the bridge on Craigen Road crossing at the North Fork of Taylor’s Bayou. More
February 14, 2011 -- Beautify Beaumont, Inc. will host a give away of tree seedlings on Saturday. More
February 14, 2011 -- Candidate filing began today in several cities, school districts and colleges in the Gulf Coast region for the May 14 General Election. More
February 14, 2011 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas today began accepting nominations for the 14th Annual Torch Awards for Marketplace Trust. More
February 09, 2011 -- Port Arthur City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to approve a professional services agreement with John Hall Public Affairs for the implementation of the city’s “Environmental Justice” Program. More
February 08, 2011 -- The Julie Rogers Theatre in Beaumont will host performances by the Beaumont Civic Ballet on February 20 and February 21. More
February 07, 2011 -- Jefferson County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously to award an $80,000 bid to Bruce’s General Construction for masonry restoration work at the Ben Rogers Visitors Center. More
February 07, 2011 -- The Symphony of Southeast Texas will perform a concert on February 26, with music featuring the works of Russian composers. More
February 07, 2011 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas today issued a warning for students to be wary of companies charging to find financial aid for college. More
February 06, 2011 -- Brian Sattler of Bridge City has been elected the 2011 president of the Press Club of Southeast Texas. More
February 03, 2011 -- Jim O'Donnel reports that snow is starting to develop over portions of West Texas extending eastward into the Texas Hill Country and the city of San Antonio and is moving toward Southeast Texas. More
February 03, 2011 -- The Jefferson County Tourism Committee is accepting applications for grants awarded to tourism related projects and events benefiting Jefferson County until March 4. More
February 01, 2011 -- Jim O'Donnel has posted an update on his forecast reasoning regarding the winter weather event expected in Southeast Texas. More
February 01, 2011 -- Beaumont City Council today voted unanimously to permanently close a portion of Main Street at the Kansas City Southern Railroad right-of-way. More
February 01, 2011 -- West Galveston Island Weather Observer Jim O'Donnel has posted an update on the Arctic weather system that has moved into Southeast Texas bringing the likelihood of significant snowfall. More
January 31, 2011 -- The Tyrrell Historical Library in Beaumont will host two traveling exhibits from the Humanities of Texas program in February. More
January 31, 2011 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas today issued five warning signs for consumers to be aware of when purchasing tickets to concerts or sporting events. More
January 31, 2011 -- Jefferson County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously to create an ad hoc committee to study and develop an evacuation plan for the Jefferson County Courthouse. More
January 30, 2011 -- United States Attorney John M. Bales announced that four persons involved in a major drug conspiracy in the Eastern District of Texas have pleaded guilty. More
January 30, 2011 -- Catholic Charities of Southeast Texas, from February 1 to April 1, will conduct a grant application process to distribute funding provided from the Catholic Campaign for Human Development for the Southeast Texas region. More
January 29, 2011 -- The City of Beaumont will open the northbound and southbound frontage roads at IH-10 and Calder Avenue; but will close the intersection of 23rd Street and Calder Avenue on Tuesday. More
January 27, 2011 -- First United Methodist Church of Beaumont's Chancel Choir will offer ballroom dance classes on Friday evenings in February and March. More
January 26, 2011 -- The United States Conference of Mayors has recognized the Port Arthur Mayor Deloris “Bobbie” Prince, and the law firm of Linebarger Goggan Blair & Sampson, LLP for their partnership that is credited with jump-starting the revitalization of the city. More
January 26, 2011 -- Jefferson County Tax Assessor-Collector J. Shane Howard has issued a reminder that January 31 is the deadline to pay 2010 property tax payments. More
January 26, 2011 -- Port Arthur City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to order a joint election on May 14 with Port Arthur Independent School District, The Port of Port Arthur Navigation District, Sabine Pass Independent School District, and the Sabine Pass Port Authority. More
January 25, 2011 -- Beaumont City Council today voted unanimously to call an election for May 14 for the city’s mayor and city council positions. More
January 24, 2011 -- Jefferson County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously to approve bid plans and specifications for drainage improvements to the South Central Gardens Area of the county. More
January 24, 2011 -- The Jefferson County Tourism Committee is accepting applications for Hotel Occupancy Tax funded grants for tourism related projects and events benefitting the county. More
January 24, 2011 -- The Port of Beaumont Board of Commissioners today voted unanimously to approve lease of Transit Shed #4 to Zilkha Biomass Fuels for the shipment of wood pellets from Texas to Europe. More
January 23, 2011 -- The Art Museum of Southeast Texas will host the “Celebrate Southeast Texas” Family Arts Day on February 12. More
January 23, 2011 -- The Beaumont City Council recently passed a three-foot safe passing ordinance to protect pedestrians, cyclists and other "vulnerable road users". More
January 20, 2011 -- The South East Texas Regional Planning Commission on Wednesday recognized Gisela Houseman, a community activist from Orange, with the Don Kelly Award. More
January 20, 2011 -- The Beaumont Civic Ballet will present its spring performance, featuring "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs" on February 20-21. More
January 20, 2011 -- The City of Beaumont has announced that the Ward II position on the city council will remain vacant until the May 14 election, after city council members failed to gather a majority vote for an appointment to the seat on Tuesday. More
January 20, 2011 -- The City of Beaumont will close portions of Washington Boulevard between Fourth Street and Emile Street beginning Monday for asphalt and paving repair. More
January 18, 2011 -- Beaumont City Council today is interviewing candidates for appointment to the Ward II City Council Position. More
January 18, 2011 -- Jefferson County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously to approve the sale of $5.32 million in 2011 Refunding Bonds to re-fund 2002 Certificates of Obligation. More
January 18, 2011 -- The South East Texas Regional Planning Commission will hold its 39th Annual Dinner meeting on Wednesday at the MCM Elegante' in Beaumont. More
January 18, 2011 -- The 24th Annual Gulf Coast Music Hall of Fame Show, formerly the Janis Joplin Birthday Bash, will take place on January 22 at the Robert A. "Bob" Bowers Civic Center in Port Arthur. More
January 18, 2011 -- Time Warner Cable will launch its new "Connect a Million Minds" education initiative on Wednesday with an event at the Harmony Science Academy in Beaumont. More
January 17, 2011 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas today offered tips on questions consumers should ask when considering joining a gym or health club. More
January 16, 2011 -- Jason Landry, President/CEO of Neches Federal Credit Union, has announced the promotions of Lisa Rowland and Jason Duplant to Vice President positions. More
January 13, 2011 -- The City of Beaumont today announced that 14th Street between Calder Avenue and North Street will be closed through mid-February for the installation of drainage boxes. More
January 12, 2011 -- Port Arthur City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to amend the city’s Code of Ordinances to set the date and time of public hearings in accordance with regular council meetings. More
January 11, 2011 -- Beaumont City Council today is meeting in executive session to discuss filling the vacant Ward II city council seat. More
January 11, 2011 -- The Salvation Army of Beaumont has opened a Warming Station, located at its Social Service Center in Beaumont, to anyone who is in need of shelter from cold weather. More
January 10, 2011 -- Jefferson County Commissioners Court today voted to approve a $2,680 service agreement with GMPCS for satellite phone services for the county’s emergency management office. More
January 10, 2011 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas today provided a list of "red flags" to be aware of when applying to a for-profit college. More
January 09, 2011 -- The Queen of Comedy Sommore will headline the 2011 Royal Comedy Tour along with DL Hughley and Bruce Bruce at the Beaumont Civic Center on March 5. More
January 07, 2011 -- Beaumont City Council has received applications from 11 residents seeking appointment to the council's now vacant Ward 2 seat. More
January 06, 2011 -- The Art Museum of Southeast Texas will present two exhibitions of artwork focused on regional Texas artists and the evolution and influences of their work January 22-April 3. More
January 05, 2011 -- Port Arthur City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to appoint a negotiating team to develop a collective bargaining agreement with the Port Arthur Police Association of the Port Arthur Police Department. More
January 04, 2011 -- The R.C. Miller Memorial Library in Beaumont will host an event on January 11 to promote Braille literacy awareness. More
January 04, 2011 -- The Beaumont Public Library will hold its annual book sale on Friday and Saturday at the Beaumont Civic Center. More
January 04, 2011 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas has released its list of the top "scams and rip-offs" of 2010. More
January 03, 2011 -- Jefferson County Judge Jeff Branick, who has been a top aide to the former county judge and who has been judge-elect since he won the Democratic primary and had no Republican or Libertarian opponents, today presided over his first commissioners court meeting. More
December 28, 2010 -- The Salvation Army of Beaumont is giving out free coats and jackets at its Social Service Center in Beaumont. More
December 27, 2010 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas has provided tips for consumers looking to take control of their finances in 2011. More
December 27, 2010 -- Port Arthur Small Business Summit 2011 will be held on Tuesday, January 18 at the Digital Workforce Academy in Port Arthur. More
December 22, 2010 -- The City of Beaumont will accept the drop off of live Christmas trees at various locations beginning December 26 and continuing through January 8. More
December 22, 2010 -- The City of Beaumont has opened the intersection of Calder Street and MLK Parkway, after completing a portion of a road paving project. More
December 21, 2010 -- Catholic Charities of Southeast Texas on Monday announced that it has been awarded $43,000 in grants from the United Way of Mid and South Jefferson County to help fund the charity's Port Arthur operations. More
December 20, 2010 -- Jefferson County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously to exempt several groups from paying for security during their scheduled events at county facilities in 2011. More
December 20, 2010 -- The Salvation Army of Beaumont has hundreds of warm coats to give to those in need, thanks to generous donations across Southeast Texas & Munro’s Cleaners. More
December 17, 2010 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas recently named the officers of the bureau's Board of Directors for 2011. More
December 15, 2010 -- Port Arthur City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to approve a three-year industrial district agreement with Chevron USA, Inc. More
December 14, 2010 -- Beaumont City Council today voted unanimously to authorize a lawsuit against the Beaumont Police Officer’s Association to seek enforcement of an agreement for reimbursement of $52,000 the association had agreed to pay the city in the settlement of another lawsuit. More
December 13, 2010 -- The Port of Beaumont Board of Commissioners today voted unanimously to accept the annual audit by Terry Whiddon of Funchess, Mills, White and Associates. More
December 13, 2010 -- Jefferson County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously to approve Golden Pass Liquefied Natural Gas Terminal's use of county property at the Keith Lake Fish Pass. More
December 13, 2010 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas today provided advice on how to best make donations during the holiday season. More
December 09, 2010 -- Communities in Schools will host a Black Tie Event on January 25 at the Elegante’ Hotel in Beaumont to celebrate the organization's 20th anniversary. More
December 07, 2010 -- Beaumont City Council voted 6-1, with Gethrel "Get" Williams-Wright opposed, to establish a Community Advisory Committee for the Beaumont Police Department. More
December 06, 2010 -- Tom Broussard was awarded Funeral Director of the Year Award at the annual meeting of the Southeast Texas Funeral Directors Association held in Kemah. More
December 06, 2010 -- Jefferson County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously to renew an order designating the Premcor Refining Group, Inc., doing business as Valero Port Arthur Refinery facility, as a Reinvestment Zone. More
December 06, 2010 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas today provided tips for businesses looking to prevent illnesses at the workplace. More
December 02, 2010 -- The Port Arthur Convention and Visitors Bureau has announced the 9th presentation of Las Posadas and Bethlehem on the Boardwalk will take place on Saturday. More
December 02, 2010 -- Beaumont Animal Services and Petfinder.com are participating in the national "Foster a Lonely Pet for the Holidays" program, and are seeking foster homes for all adoptable animals at the shelter for the holidays. More
December 02, 2010 -- The Beaumont Civic Ballet will hold its 37th year of the ballet's production of "The Nutcracker" on December 11-12 at the Julie Rogers Theatre. More
November 30, 2010 -- Port Arthur City Council today voted unanimously to authorize industrial district agreements with Air Products, Oxbow Calcining and Praxair. More
November 30, 2010 -- The Rotary Club of Beaumont will meet on Wednesday, with special guest speaker Gene Kranz, leader of the "Tiger Team" of flight directors at NASA who helped bring the Apollo 13 mission home safely after the ship's oxygen system failed. More
November 29, 2010 -- Jefferson County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously to award a $2.467 million contract to Williamson Construction and Equipment for the construction of the Sabine Neches Navigation District Control Building. More
November 29, 2010 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas today issued a warning and tips regarding the top holiday scams this season. More
November 29, 2010 -- Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott has issued an opinion concerning the proposed establishment of a police civilian review board in Beaumont, similar to the board that is operating in Galveston. More
November 28, 2010 -- Galveston’s 2010 Dickens on The Strand is next weekend, December 4 and 5. More
November 23, 2010 -- The Gulf Coast Marrow Donor Program, LifeShare Blood Centers and the Julie Rogers "Gift of Life" Program each received $23,000 donations through proceeds from the BASF & TOTAL Miracle Match for Life Golf Tournament. More
November 23, 2010 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas on Monday provided tips for safe online shopping during "Cyber Monday", which falls the Monday after Thanksgiving. More
November 22, 2010 -- Jefferson County Commissioners Court today voted 3-2, with Michael Sinegal and Everette “Bo” Alfred opposed, to confirm Don Rao as director of engineering, replacing the title of County Engineer for the position that has been vacant for some time. More
November 22, 2010 -- Port of Beaumont Director Chris Fisher today reported to the port’s Board of Commissioners that the Beaumont Main Street project will be seeking tax abatements for the development. More
November 22, 2010 -- The Triangle AIDS Network honored longtime advocate and volunteer Ann Thompson with the 2010 Red Ribbon Hero Award on November 11. More
November 18, 2010 -- The Jefferson County Historical Commission will host a dedication ceremony on December 15 for the installation of a Texas Historical Marker noting the accomplishments of Blind Willie Johnson. More
November 17, 2010 -- The City of Beaumont and the Greater Beaumont Chamber of Commerce will host Beaumont’s Ninth Annual Christmas Holiday Festival & Parade. More
November 17, 2010 -- Port Arthur City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to approve a payment of $72,842 to the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality for annual consolidated water quality assessment fees. More
November 16, 2010 -- Beaumont City Council today voted unanimously to approve a $64,095 expenditure for the purchase of tasers for the Beaumont Police Department. More
November 15, 2010 -- Jefferson County Commissioners Court today administered the oath of office to J. Shane Howard as the county’s Tax Assessor-Collector. More
November 12, 2010 -- Texas AgriLife Research scientists report that Texas farmers are making use of wireless Internet technology to improve their crops. More w/Video
November 11, 2010 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas recently elected ten members to the bureau's board of directors. More
November 11, 2010 -- Beaumont City Council this week honored former Beaumont resident Tiffany Derry, a contestant and "fan favorite" on the seventh season of Bravo's "Top Chef". More
November 10, 2010 -- The First Baptist Church - Port Neches will host a ceremony on November 21 to dedicate the church's Texas Historical Marker noting the 100th year of the congregation. More
November 09, 2010 -- Beaumont City Council today voted unanimously to establish an Integral Part Trust for the purpose of funding post-retirement health insurance benefits for retired employees. More
November 08, 2010 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas today issued tips on creating and keeping a holiday budget. More
November 08, 2010 -- Jefferson County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously to lift a burn ban order that had been effective throughout the county since October 11. More
November 08, 2010 -- Wesley United Methodist Church in Beaumont will host The Road to Bethlehem on December 4 and 5. More
November 07, 2010 -- Mt. Sinai Baptist Church will celebrate its 100th anniversary with a series of events that includes a special anniversary service and banquet on Sunday, November 21 at the Robert “Bob” Bowers Civic Center, in Port Arthur. Invitation
November 06, 2010 -- Catholic Charities of Southeast Texas recently received a grant of $11,500 from the Texas Bar Foundation to assist its Immigration Services program with legal case management. More
November 05, 2010 -- The Big Thicket Association and Big Thicket National Preserve will host a Science Cafe on slime molds of the Big Thicket on November 15 at the Logon Cafe in Beaumont. More
November 04, 2010 -- The Salvation Army of Beaumont will host its annual Life Changers Award Banquet on Tuesday at the Compro Event Center in Beaumont. More
November 04, 2010 -- Aurora Community Development Corporation will co-host the City of Port Arthur and EPA Environmental Justice Summit at the Golden Triangle Empowerment Center in Downtown Port Author on November 8 and 9. More
November 03, 2010 -- Texas State Representative Craig Eiland, a Democrat, easily won re-election over a Republican challenger on Tuesday; but elsewhere in Brazoria, Galveston, Harris and Jefferson counties it was not a good day for Democrats. More
November 03, 2010 -- Port Arthur City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to approve extending the time period for the effective date of a tiered system for city contributions to retiree health insurance plans. More
November 02, 2010 -- Beaumont City Council today voted unanimously to publish a notice of intent to issue up to $36 million in Certificates of Obligation. More
November 02, 2010 -- Today is Election Day across the United States. Guidry News Service is covering elections in Brazoria, Galveston, Harris and Jefferson counties. More
November 02, 2010 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas on Monday issued tips to avoid becoming a victim of "ATM Skimming". More
November 01, 2010 -- Jefferson County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously to approve health premiums for 2011 with the Southeast Texas Government Employee Benefits Pool. More
November 01, 2010 -- The Board of Commissioners of the Port of Beaumont Navigation District at a special meeting today voted unanimously to approve an assignment, assumption and consent agreement by and among Louis Dreyfus Corporation, LD Commodities Beaumont Export Elevator LLC and the Port of Beaumont regarding the lease of the port’s grain elevator, as well as a guaranty agreement with Louis Dreyfus Commodities LLC. More
October 28, 2010 -- The United States Coast Guard Safety Unit Port Arthur today responded to an allision between a motor vessel and a fishing vessel near Mesquite Point on the Sabine River. More
October 27, 2010 -- The Julie Rogers "Gift of Life" Program recently hosted "An Evening With Marie", featuring Marie Osmond as part of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. More
October 27, 2010 -- The Jefferson County Tax Assessor-Collector Susie James today announced that the 2010 tax bills for the county have been mailed. More
October 25, 2010 -- Jefferson County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously to approve an interlocal agreement with Hughen Center, Inc. More
October 25, 2010 -- The Port of Beaumont Board of Commissioners today discussed a recommendation by Port Director Chris Fisher to assign the lease of the port’s grain elevator to Louis Dreyfus Corporation, LD Commodities Beaumont Export Elevator LLC, but because the port’s attorney Guy Goodson was not in attendance to answer questions, voted unanimously to table action until a special meeting can be scheduled. More
October 25, 2010 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas today applauded new Federal Trade Commission regulations designed to protect against deceptive offers for debt relief, which go into effect on Wednesday. More
October 20, 2010 -- Port Arthur City Council on Tuesday voted 4-1, with John Beard opposed, to authorize the Port Arthur Section 4A Economic Development Corporation to award a grant of $250,000 to the Port Arthur Police Department for funding exterior renovations at the police department facility, the municipal court facility, and the downtown fire station. More
October 19, 2010 -- Beaumont City Council today voted unanimously to authorize the city to receive $1.28 million in funding through the Department of Homeland Security Supplemental 2010 Port Security Grant Program, and enter into a memorandum of understanding with Jefferson County for administration of the grant. More
October 18, 2010 -- Jefferson County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously to approve a resolution requesting the renewal of a $4.50 Passenger Facility Charge from the Federal Aviation Administration. More
October 18, 2010 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas today provided tips for business owners looking to create a succession plan for their businesses. More
October 18, 2010 -- The Harvest of Hope Gala for the benefit of Catholic Charities of Southeast Texas will honor long serving clergy on Saturday, November 13. More
October 16, 2010 -- Marie Osmond will join the Julie Rogers “Gift of Life” Program for “An Evening with Marie,” at the Julie Rogers Theatre in Beaumont on Monday, October 18. More
October 15, 2010 -- The City of Beaumont on Thursday hosted a block party on Calder Avenue, between 7th and 8th Streets, in front of Easys Tapas, to usher in the completion of Phase II of the Calder Avenue Project from MLK to 11th Street. More
October 14, 2010 -- Beaumont Convention and Visitors Bureau Director of Marketing Stephanie Molina will speak at the Blog World New Media Expo in Las Vegas on Friday and Saturday. More
October 14, 2010 -- Stable Spirit will host a "Haunted Hay Ride" Festival on October 22-23 and 29-30 at the Tyrell Park Riding Stables in Beaumont. More
October 14, 2010 -- The National Alternative Fuels Training Consortium will host the 2010 Southeast Texas Odyssey Alternative Fuel Vehicles Day event on Friday at the Robert A. "Bob" Bowers Civic Center in Port Arthur. More
October 12, 2010 -- Beaumont City Council today voted unanimously to approve a $294,980 contract with Bruce's General Construction of Beaumont for the construction and installation of transit stop covers at 21 locations throughout the city. More
October 11, 2010 -- Jefferson County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously to accept the donation of Veterans Memorial Park. More
October 11, 2010 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas today provided tips to prevent "cramming", or charges billed to telephone bills. More
October 11, 2010 -- The City of Beaumont will host a block party on Thursday, Oct. 14, to usher in the near completion of Phase II of the Calder Avenue Project, and show its appreciation for the businesses along Calder. More
October 11, 2010 -- More than 200 breast cancer survivors, volunteers and community partners joined in the “power of pink” as the “Gift of Life” kicked off Putting on the Pink and Breast Cancer Awareness Month with a Pink Pep Rally at the Crockett Street Plaza in downtown Beaumont on September 30. More
October 10, 2010 -- The Harvest of Hope Gala, conducted annually for the benefit of Catholic Charities of Southeast Texas, will be held November 13 at MCM Eleganté Hotel in Beaumont. More
October 08, 2010 -- October 6 - 12 is Physician Assistants Week. More
October 07, 2010 -- The Beaumont Convention and Visitors Bureau today announced that the bureau's web site has been awarded the Travel Standard of Excellence WebAward in the Web Marketing Association's 2010 national competition. More
October 06, 2010 -- Port Arthur City Council on Tuesday voted 5-2, with John Beard, Jr. and Mayor Deloris "Bobbie" Prince opposed, to approve a three percent increase to mayor and city council salaries. More
October 05, 2010 -- Beaumont City Council on Tuesday held a workshop concerning the Capital Program for fiscal years 2011-2015 and funding for various projects in the Capital Program. More
October 05, 2010 -- Beaumont City Council today voted unanimously to approve a change order increasing the amount of the Wastewater Treatment Plant Emergency Generators Project by $73,945. More
October 05, 2010 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas on Monday issued a warning to consumers to be wary of free trial offers online for diet pills, work at home jobs and teeth whiteners, among other products and services. More
October 04, 2010 -- Jefferson County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously to approve $164,720 in Hotel Occupancy Tax Grant allocations recommended by the Jefferson County Tourism Committee. More
September 30, 2010 -- Jefferson County Voter Registrar Susie James today announced that the Jefferson County Voter Registration Office will extend its hours of operation on Monday for the deadline to register to vote in the November 2 election. More
September 30, 2010 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas recently advised consumers to exercise caution when purchasing items from seasonal Halloween stores this year. More
September 30, 2010 -- The Art Museum of Southeast Texas will exhibit Sedrick Huckaby's "From Earth to Heaven", featuring quilt paintings and portraits of his family, on October 16 through January 9, with an opening reception on October 15. More
September 30, 2010 -- Port Arthur City Council, in a special meeting on Tuesday, voted 6-1, with John Beard, Jr. opposed, to approve an ordinance adopting the fiscal year 2010-2011 budget, after several amendments were considered for the item. More
September 28, 2010 -- Beaumont City Council today voted unanimously to execute an amendment to a letter of understanding with Union Pacific Railroad for the acquisition of property for the new Amtrak Station to extend the closing date of the acquisition to November 5. More
September 28, 2010 -- Lamar University and the City of Beaumont will host a dedication ceremony on Wednesday for the renaming of East Florida Avenue to Jim Gilligan Way in honor of the university's baseball coach, Jim Gilligan. More
September 27, 2010 -- Jefferson County Commissioners Court today voted 3-2, with Everette "Bo" Alfred and Michael Sinegal opposed, to adopt the county's 2010-2011 budget. More
September 27, 2010 -- Port of Beaumont Director Chris Fisher reported to the Board of Commissioners today that the port processed almost 50 percent more cargo in Fiscal Year 2010 than the previous year. More
September 26, 2010 -- Rice growers can now turn to a computer program for a pretty close forecast for a rice crop and what changes could improve the outcome at harvest. More
September 26, 2010 -- The Julie Rogers “Gift of Life” Program will launch it's October campaign for National Breast Cancer Awareness Month on Thursday, September 30. More
September 25, 2010 -- Ducks Unlimited has received a $50,000 grant from Coastal Conservation Association Texas in support of restoration work at the J.D. Murphree Wildlife Management Area in Jefferson County. More
September 23, 2010 -- Port Arthur City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to approve an ordinance adopting a 2010 tax rate of $0.792 per $100 valuation. More
September 21, 2010 -- Beaumont City Council today voted 6-0-1, with Gethrel "Get" Williams-Wright abstaining, to adopt the fiscal year 2010-2011 budget. More
September 20, 2010 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas will host the 11th Southeast Texas Senior Celebration and Consumer Expo on October 14 at the Beaumont Civic Center. More
September 20, 2010 -- Jefferson County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously to authorize County Judge Ron Walker to execute an interlocal agreement with Harris County to loan privacy voting booths to Harris County at a cost of $5 per booth. More
September 19, 2010 -- The Art Museum of Southeast Texas will hold the Art of Beer on October 7 in Beaumont. More
September 16, 2010 -- Jefferson County Voter Registrar Susie James on Wednesday issued a reminder that the deadline to register to vote in the November 2 General Election is October 4. More
September 14, 2010 -- Beaumont City Council today voted unanimously to approve a six percent increase in water and sewer rates and amend the city's billing structure for apartment complexes and mobile home parks. More
September 13, 2010 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas today issued tips on how to avoid untrustworthy roofers. More
September 13, 2010 -- Jefferson County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously to approve a joint use agreement with the Texas Department of Transportation for improvements at FM 365 from Spur 93 to United States Highway 69. More
September 10, 2010 -- The Beaumont City Council Tuesday showed its support for Lamar University and the 2010 football team with a proclamation formally recognizing the "Get Your Red On" campaign. More
September 08, 2010 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas on Tuesday announced that complaints about third-party and in-house debt collectors have increased, and provided tips when dealing with a collector who is seeking payment of a debt an individual does not owe. More
September 08, 2010 -- The Symphony of Southeast Texas will open its 2010-2011 season with its "Lamar Night" concert on September 25 at the Julie Rogers Theatre. More
September 08, 2010 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas will host a "Shred It & Forget It" free document shredding event on Saturday at Parkdale Mall in Beaumont. More
September 08, 2010 -- Port Arthur City Council on Tuesday voted 6-1, with John Beard, Jr. opposed, to amend the city's Code of Ordinances to place time constraints on placing an item on the agenda for reconsideration. More
September 07, 2010 -- Beaumont City Council today voted unanimously to amend a solid waste franchise agreement with Waste Management regarding subscription recycling services. More
September 07, 2010 -- The Board of Directors of the Gulf Coast Community Protection and Recovery District, Inc. today unanimously selected Dannenbaum Engineering as general engineering consultant to the corporation which is studying the feasibility of a storm surge protection system such as the proposed Ike Dike. More
September 07, 2010 -- Jefferson County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously to award a contract to Adjusters International for grant management services for a Federal Emergency Management Agency grant to the county. More
September 07, 2010 -- Members of Liberty County Commissioners Court, representatives of the Texas Department of Transportation, members of the Texas Legislature and representatives of the Houston-Galveston Area Council met this morning in the Liberty County Commissioners Courtroom to discuss a proposal to transfer Liberty County from the Beaumont TxDOT region to the Houston TxDOT region. More
September 07, 2010 -- The East Coast of the United States was brushed by Hurricane Earl, but was apparently spared from major erosion. More
September 06, 2010 -- The next Texas Adopt A Beach Cleanup is September 25. This report includes an interview with Texas Land Commissioner Jerry Patterson and an archived interview with former land commissioner Garry Mauro. More
September 06, 2010 -- Mo'vet Entertainment will present "There Is One In Every Family" at the Jefferson Theatre on September 23. More
September 06, 2010 -- A new book about buying and selling some of America's most popular gold coins, Indian Gold Coins of the 20th Century by Mike Fuljenz of Beaumont, has been honored with a prestigious national award as Best Investment Book of the Year. More
September 06, 2010 -- More than fifty breast cancer survivors provided their support and artistic flare during the “Gift of Life’s” BRA-vo! Applause for the Cause recent Kickoff highlighting breast cancer awareness. More
September 03, 2010 -- Beaumont City Council will issue a proclamation on Tuesday urging residents to participate in "Get Your Red On" in support of Lamar University football. More
September 02, 2010 -- The Julie Rogers "Gift of Life" Program recently provided free mammograms and clinical breast exams for medically underserved women in Port Arthur. More
September 01, 2010 -- The Julie Rogers "Gift of Life" Program is launching an education awareness campaign hosting free prostate cancer screenings for medically underserved men in Jefferson County this month as part of National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month. More
August 31, 2010 -- Beaumont City Council today voted unanimously to award a $595,850 annual contract to Transit Mix, Inc. of Beaumont for ready mix concrete and related materials. More
August 31, 2010 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas will host a "Shred It & Forget It" event on September 11 at Parkdale Mall in Beaumont. More
August 30, 2010 -- Jefferson County Commissioners Court today voted 4-1, with County Judge Ron Walker opposed, to approve the county clerk's records archive plan for fiscal year 2010-2011. More
August 30, 2010 -- The Board of Commissioners of the Port of Beaumont Navigation District today voted unanimously to approve the FY 2010/2011 Budget and the tax rate to support the budget. More
August 29, 2010 -- The Beaumont Convention and Visitors Bureau has announced its numerous winnings in the Texas Association of Convention & Visitors Bureaus Idea Fair at the organization’s annual conference in Lubbock earlier this month. More
August 26, 2010 -- The Julie Rogers "Gift of Life" Program recently provided free clinical breast exams, sponsored by breast cancer survivor Sallye Keith, at Cristo Rey Catholic Church. More
August 25, 2010 -- Port Arthur City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to appoint Sherri Ballard as Acting City Secretary to serve in the event of the absence of the city secretary. More
August 24, 2010 -- Galveston Mayor Joe Jaworski and the City of Galveston have published a news release proclaiming that “Galveston is alive, thriving, and open for business.” More
August 24, 2010 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas on Monday provided tips for college-bound students to avoid identity theft. More
August 24, 2010 -- Beaumont City Council today voted unanimously to approve Parks and Recreation Director Jim Thompson as the city's representative to apply for a license from the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission to allow alcohol sales at the Henry Homberg Golf Course. More
August 23, 2010 -- Jefferson County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously to approve an interlocal agreement with Port Neches-Groves Independent School District to enable the county to assist the school district in two projects to repair roads and parking facilities. More
August 22, 2010 -- The Beaumont-Charlton-Pollard High School Class of 1985 will have their 25th Class Reunion on Labor Day Weekend at the Elegante Hotel in Beaumont. More
August 20, 2010 -- The Jefferson County Tourism Committee today issued a reminder that September 3 is the deadline to submit applications for Hotel Occupancy Tax fund grants. More
August 18, 2010 -- The Buu Mon Buddhist Temple in Port Arthur will host a celebration of Le Vu Lan, known as Parent's Day, or Ullambana, on August 22. More
August 17, 2010 -- Beaumont City Council today voted unanimously to authorize City Manager Kyle Hayes to execute an agreement with the Texas Department of Transportation for $392,446 in State Public Transportation Funds. More
August 17, 2010 -- The Art Museum of Southeast Texas will host "i.AM.SET.to.win.it", a game show where contestants compete to win donations for the museum, during the museum's gala event on September 10. More
August 16, 2010 -- The City of Beaumont today announced that the city has requested 16 home day care providers to come into compliance with health, safety and zoning codes. More
August 16, 2010 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas has provided tips from the BBB Wise Giving Alliance on how to research charities before providing a donation. More
August 16, 2010 -- Jefferson County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously to authorize County Judge Ron Walker to execute an amendment to an agreement with the Jefferson County Association of Deputy Sheriffs and Correction Officers to defer contractual wage rate increases. More
August 16, 2010 -- Nearly 50 Southeast Texas youths from Buckner Children’s Village, Boys’ Haven, Girls’ Haven and IEA – Inspire, Encourage, Achieve / Ben’s Kids joined the “Gift of Life” Don’t Smoke Your Life Away Tobacco Program as the organization took a stand against tobacco during its Summer Youth Anti-Smoking Initiative Kickoff at Colorado Canyon on August 5. More
August 15, 2010 -- Texas Comptroller Susan Combs on Wednesday said the city of Beaumont reclaimed $23,389 in unclaimed property in 2009. More
August 11, 2010 -- Port Arthur City Council on Tuesday voted to deny approval of an application by Southeast Texas EMS for an ambulance service agreement. The vote on the motion to approve the application was 3-5-1, with only John Beard, Jr., Jack Chapman and D. Kay Wise voting in favor of approval and Martin Flood recused from voting. More
August 10, 2010 -- Beaumont City Council today voted unanimously to approve a record vote on the proposed 2010 tax rate of $0.64 per $100 valuation, and scheduled public hearings for August 31 and September 7 to receive comments on the proposed tax rate. More
August 09, 2010 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas today issued tips regarding the purchase of satellite television service, noting common customer grievances filed with the BBB concerning their service. More
August 09, 2010 -- Jefferson County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously to rescind award of a secondary contract to Garner Environmental for pre-disaster emergency disaster assistance recovery. More
August 07, 2010 -- Beaumont native, Sebastian K. Young, will hold a book signing on August 17 at Divine Wine in Beaumont as the first stop of his literary book signing tour. More
August 04, 2010 -- The Julie Rogers "Gift of Life" Program will kick off its summer youth anti-smoking initiative on Thursday at Colorado Canyon. More
August 03, 2010 -- Beaumont City Council today voted unanimously to amend an oil, gas and mineral lease with Cimarex Energy Co. to provide a two-year extension to the existing lease agreement. More
August 02, 2010 -- Jefferson County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously to approve a change order to increase the amount of a contract with Centerline Construction for repairs to the Walter Umphrey Park Maintenance Building by $14,857. More
August 01, 2010 -- Current Lamar University students and football season ticket holders will be able to purchase tickets to the Cardinals’ season opener at McNeese State beginning on Wednesday, Aug. 4th, one week earlier than the general public. More
July 30, 2010 -- Beaumont City Council Ward IV Council Member Jamie D. Smith will host a town hall meeting on August 5 at the L.L. Melton Family Life Center to discuss upcoming construction near Bingham-Blanchette Elementary School. More
July 29, 2010 -- Chambers County, the Texas Coastal Management Program, Texas Coastal Partners, and the soil and water conservation districts in Chambers, Liberty and Jefferson counties are together sponsoring a conservation workshop for landowners, to be held in Wallisville, on Friday, August 6. More
July 28, 2010 -- Port Arthur City Council on Tuesday voted 4-3, with Mayor Deloris “Bobbie” Prince, Morris Albright, and Liz Segler opposed, to approve a letter of agreement with Lamar University to participate in the SETCAST for the taping of city meetings. More
July 27, 2010 -- Beaumont City Council today voted unanimously to authorize an amendment to the city's contract with the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs to increase the amount of a grant awarded for weatherization of homes in the city. More
July 26, 2010 -- Jefferson County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously to award a primary contract for disaster debris clean-up to DRC Emergency Services, LLC. More
July 26, 2010 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas today provided explanations on differences between debt consolidation, debt negotiation and debt elimination plans. More
July 26, 2010 -- Robert W. Pease, President and Chief Executive Officer of Motiva Enterprises LLC, will be the featured speaker when the Three Rivers Council of the Boy Scouts of America present their annual Distinguished Citizen Award on September 2 at the Elegante Hotel in Beaumont. More
July 22, 2010 -- The Jefferson County Tourism Committee today announced that it is accepting applications for Hotel Occupancy Tax funded grants for tourism and related projects and events. More
July 21, 2010 -- The Julie Rogers Gift of Life Program recently hosted a tribute to Pauline "Sandy" Womack, former trustee of the Wilton and Effie Mae Hebert Foundation. More
July 20, 2010 -- Beaumont City Council today voted unanimously to approve an ordinance authorizing the institution of a cost of service adjustment rate schedule by CenterPoint Energy. More
July 19, 2010 -- Jefferson County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously to approve a cooperative purchasing agreement for disaster preparedness management services with R.W. Beck in accordance with a Houston-Galveston Area Council contract. More
July 19, 2010 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas today issued warnings regarding scams involving jobs, charities and claims related to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. More
July 16, 2010 -- There was a large turnout in Port Arthur for the dedication of a historical marker in recognition of the Kansas City Southern Railroad Station at the site of the Port Arthur International Seafarers' Center, in a building that was erected as a replica of the terminal. More
July 14, 2010 -- Port Arthur City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to amend the city's fiscal year 2010 budget to increase the total appropriation to the city's General Fund by $547,500. More
July 13, 2010 -- Beaumont City Council today voted unanimously to engage Orgain, Bell & Tucker, LLP of Beaumont to serve as bond counsel and RBC Capital Markets Corporation of Houston to serve as placement agent in the issuance of $35 million in Waterworks and Sewer Revenue Bonds. More
July 12, 2010 -- The Coast Guard rescued a man who was stranded and clinging to a piling after he waded too far from shore while fishing near Rollover Pass, Texas on Monday. More w/Video
July 12, 2010 -- Jefferson County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously to approve a petition to legalize the sale of beer and wine for off-premise consumption in the City of Bevil Oaks. More
July 12, 2010 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas today offered advice for entrepreneurs on how to increase their chances for receiving small business loans. More
July 12, 2010 -- The Golden Triangle Chapter of the Texas Chefs Association will host the 52nd Annual Texas Chefs Association State Convention July 16-18. More
July 09, 2010 -- The Galveston Island Convention and Visitors Bureau reports this afternoon that weather predictions for the weekend are sunny and warm. More
July 09, 2010 -- The Beaumont office of the Gift of Life program recently honored Tommie Colvin, a cancer survivor, and her husband Clark Colvin. More
July 09, 2010 -- The Lamar University football team has teamed up with LifeShare Blood Centers for a special week of blood drives from July 12-16. More
July 08, 2010 -- Highway 87 Closed Highway 87 between High Island and Rollover Pass was closed around 4 AM with about 2 feet of water over the roadway. More
July 08, 2010 -- The July “START” Tourism Talk Around meeting will be held July 29 at the Ben J. Rogers Visitors Center in Beaumont. More
July 07, 2010 -- Galveston Mayor Joe Jaworski has published an announcement that “all 32 miles of Galveston’s beaches are clean, safe, open and awaiting summer tourists”. More
July 06, 2010 -- The Jefferson County Historical Commission announced that the dedication of the Texas Historical Marker “Kansas City Southern Railway in Port Arthur” will be held July 14 at the Port Arthur International Seafarers Center on Houston Avenue at Procter Street. More
July 06, 2010 -- Through the support of the Young Men’s Business League, 34 women received free Julie Rogers “Gift of Life” Program mammograms and clinical breast exams on the UTMB Mobile Mammography Van at the Elmo Willard Library in Beaumont on June 30. More
July 02, 2010 -- The City of Port Arthur will host a community workshop on the Port Arthur 2020 Vision plan on Thursday, July 8, at 6 p.m. at the Robert A. "Bob" Bowers Civic Center. More
July 01, 2010 -- Port Arthur City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to amend the city's Code of Ordinances regarding the unlawful keeping of gamecocks and roosters. More
June 30, 2010 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas on Monday issued a warning to car shoppers to beware of web sites offering "too-good-to-be-true" deals on repossessed cars. More
June 30, 2010 -- The Symphony of Southeast Texas will perform its annual Fourth of July Celebration Concert at the Julie Rogers Theatre on Sunday, July 4. More
June 30, 2010 -- The Beaumont Convention and Visitors Bureau on Tuesday announced that Beaumont will host the 2011 Texas State H.O.G. Rally in May, an event expected to bring in approximately $2.99 million to Beaumont's economy. More
June 29, 2010 -- Beaumont City Council today voted unanimously to elect W.L. Pate, Jr. as mayor pro tem. More
June 28, 2010 -- Jefferson County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously to award a $975,253 contract to Tom-Mac for restoration of the Walter Umphrey State Park Pier. More
June 28, 2010 -- The Board of Commissioners of the Port of Beaumont Navigation District today voted unanimously to select Terry Whiddon of Funchess, Mills, White and Associates to perform auditor services for the port's 2009-2010 annual audit report. More
June 25, 2010 -- The Julie Rogers "Gift of Life" program recently provided free mammograms to underserved women in Port Arthur through the support of BASF FINA Petrochemicals, LP. More
June 22, 2010 -- Beaumont City Council today voted unanimously to approve a $198,172 contract with Centerline Construction Services, Inc. for renovations to the Beaumont Civic Center kitchen. More
June 21, 2010 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas today issued tips on selling gold items, whether online or in person. More
June 21, 2010 -- Jefferson County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously to award a $1.87 million contract with Millenium Products, Inc. for the purchase and installation of nine generators for the county. More
June 16, 2010 -- The City of Beaumont will host a Juneteenth Celebration in Sprott Park on Saturday to kick off the 2010 Neighbors & Concerts in the Park series. More
June 16, 2010 -- Port Arthur City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to approve a motion to form a sub-committee to review industrial district agreements and tax abatement milestones set throughout the term of the agreements. More
June 15, 2010 -- Beaumont City Council today voted unanimously to approve contracts with High Sendero, Inc. of Beaumont and Arkel Besh of Baton Rouge, Louisiana to provide emergency catering services in the event of a natural disaster or all-hazards disaster. More
June 14, 2010 -- The City of Port Arthur, in collaboration with the 2020 Vision Task Force, last week announced plans to create the 2020 Vision for Port Arthur that is intended to guide the growth and development of Port Arthur over the next decade. More
June 14, 2010 -- Jefferson County Commissioners Court today voted 3-1, with Everette "Bo" Alfred opposed, to award a $6.68 million bid to Phoenix I Restoration and Construction, Ltd., for the third phase of the Jefferson County Courthouse Masonry and Window Restoration Project. More
June 14, 2010 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas today provided tips from the BBB Wise Giving Alliance for those planning to donate to or volunteer for aid and rescue organizations assisting with the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. More
June 13, 2010 -- Through the support of St. Katharine Drexel Humanitarians, 34 medically underserved women received free Julie Rogers “Gift of Life” Program mammograms and clinical breast exams on the UTMB Mobile Mammography Van at Our Mother of Mercy Catholic Church in Beaumont on June 10. More
June 10, 2010 -- The United States Department of Energy today announced that Air Products & Chemicals, Inc. in Port Arthur has been selected to receive a $253 million investment from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act to demonstrate large-scale carbon capture and storage from industrial sources. More
June 08, 2010 -- Beaumont City Council today voted 6-1, with Dr. Alan Coleman opposed, to approve a lease agreement with Jehovah Jireh Village CDC, Inc. for use of the former L.L. Melton YMCA facility at 3455 Sarah Street. More
June 07, 2010 -- Jefferson County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously to re-allocate $313,575 in Hurricane Ike Round 1 Disaster Funding. More
June 04, 2010 -- Reporters who turned out for a news conference on Friday at the Port Arthur International Seafarer’s Center were treated to a seafood meal to reassure consumers about the quality of the Gulf Seafood that is available in local markets. More
June 03, 2010 -- The Buu Mon Buddhist Temple in Port Arthur will host the 12th Annual Lotus & Bamboo Festival on Saturday and Sunday and Buddha's Birthday Celebration on June 13. More
June 03, 2010 -- A news conference has been scheduled for Friday in Port Arthur "by concerned organizations in one of the largest fishing ports in the State of Texas" to reassure consumers about the quality of the Gulf Seafood available in local markets "and the steps that are being taken to guarantee that Texas Wild Caught Shrimp remain clean, safe and delicious". More
June 02, 2010 -- Port Arthur City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to deny an 18-month extension to Lange Brothers, Inc. for the construction of facilities at the Spur 93 Business Park, also known as the Port Arthur Section 4A Economic Development Corporation Business Park. More
June 02, 2010 -- Former Harris County Judge Robert Eckels, who is president of the Gulf Coast Community Protection and Recovery District, Inc., told county judges and surrogates from six coastal counties that there were nine responses to requests for proposals for a general engineering consultant to the corporation. More
June 01, 2010 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas today issued a warning to families and small business owners concerning advance fee loan scams. More
May 27, 2010 -- Galveston County Judge Jim Yarbrough, Harris County Judge Ed Emmett and Brazoria County Judge Joe King, as well as port officials from Galveston, Houston and Freeport, representatives of the United States Coast Guard, the Texas General Land Office, and emergency management and health department officials from Galveston County will hold a news conference at the Galveston County Courthouse next Tuesday. More
May 27, 2010 -- The Beaumont Convention and Visitors Bureau has announced that Beaumont will host the Southeast Texas Soccer Association's 18th Annual Babe Zaharias Tournament on June 12-13. More
May 27, 2010 -- The Julie Rogers "Gift of Life" Program and the Gladys D. Bevil Charitable Trust recently hosted free mammograms by the University of Texas Medical Branch Mobile Mammography Van for medically underserved women in Beaumont. More
May 27, 2010 -- Flying Geese Productions has announced a schedule of Juneteenth events that will include performance artist and storyteller M. Waddy-Thibodeaux. More
May 27, 2010 -- Walter A. Niemand, outgoing President and CEO, West Gulf Maritime Association will be honored at a reception in Houston on Thursday, June 3. More
May 25, 2010 -- Beaumont City Council today voted unanimously to authorize the Parker Law Firm to file documents necessary to add the Beaumont Police Officers Association to pending litigation in the 136th District Court of Jefferson County, regarding the case of Erik Kvarme, Derrick Fowler, Douglas Kibodeaux and Rebecca Chism vs. The City of Beaumont and the Civil Service Commission of the City of Beaumont. More
May 25, 2010 -- The Golden Triangle Empowerment Center and Small Business Incubator held its grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony at its Downtown Port Arthur location at 617 Procter Street. More
May 24, 2010 -- Jefferson County Commissioners Court today voted 4-1, with Everette "Bo" Alfred opposed, to approve a $98,000 contract with Sigma Engineers for the schematic design phase and design development stage of the first phase of the Jefferson County Crime Lab Project. More
May 24, 2010 -- Port of Beaumont Director Chris Fisher today reported to the Port of Beaumont Navigation District Board of Commissioners that the port’s bond rating will likely increase under a new formula. More
May 24, 2010 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas today provided a list of free online resources for entrepreneurs as part of National Small Business Week. More
May 22, 2010 -- The 24th Annual Maritime Memorial Service was held on Friday at the Seafarers' Memorial Sundial on Lakeshore Drive in Port Arthur, and then moved to the Seawall for a ceremony to lay a wreath in the Sabine-Neches Waterway in commemoration of those mariners and fishermen who have died during the past year; and concluded with a meeting of the Southeast Texas Waterways Advisory Council. More
May 20, 2010 -- The United States Coast Guard today medevaced a man who had fallen overboard from an off-shore supply vessel south of Sabine Pass. More
May 20, 2010 -- Murder Victims' Families for Reconciliation has named Chris Castillo of Beaumont as the organization's Texas and National Organizer. More
May 19, 2010 -- Port Arthur City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to canvass the returns and declare the results of the May 8 election for mayor. More
May 18, 2010 -- Beaumont City Council today voted 6-1, with Dr. Alan Coleman opposed, to reallocate funds from the 2009 FEMA Hazard Mitigation Grant Program and from the 2009 Clearance and Demolition line items to a fund for repairs to the L.L. Melton Building. More
May 17, 2010 -- The Golden Triangle Empowerment Center and Small Business Incubator on Tuesday, May 25 will open a new empowerment center on Procter Street in Port Arthur. More
May 17, 2010 -- Texas Land Commissioner Jerry Patterson today sought to calm concerns about the oil slick from the Deepwater Horizon spill and potential effects on the Texas coast. More
May 17, 2010 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas today warned of a surge in healthcare-related insurance scams due to "a tight economy and in the wake of the new national healthcare reform bill". More
May 17, 2010 -- Jefferson County Commissioners Court today voted to approve out-of-state travel for Sheriff Mitch Woods and Deputy Chief Ron Hobbs to attend the Harbor Safety and Area Maritime Security Conferences in Jersey City, New Jersey on June 8-10. More
May 17, 2010 -- Lamar University on Friday announced that university art professor and photographer Keith Carter will be featured in the June issue of Texas Monthly magazine. More
May 14, 2010 -- The Julie Rogers "Gift of Life" Program, with the support of Motiva Enterprises, LLC and the Motiva Crude Expansion Project, recently provided free mammograms in Port Arthur. More
May 13, 2010 -- The Greater Beaumont Chamber of Commerce and Leadership Beaumont are offering a session of a "Public Service Candidate School" on Saturday at the chamber's offices. More
May 11, 2010 -- Beaumont City Council today voted unanimously to approve a contract with High Sendero, Inc. for the Summer Food Service Program, in the amount of $3.24 per lunch served. More
May 11, 2010 -- The City of Beaumont and the Oaks Historic District Neighborhood Association will host a dedication ceremony on Wednesday for the grand opening of a new dog park at Ida Reed Park. More
May 10, 2010 -- The Jefferson County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously to an order banning burning in unincorporated areas of Jefferson County. More
May 10, 2010 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas today issued tips on avoiding scams when moving to a different home. More
May 10, 2010 -- The Port Arthur Convention & Visitors Bureau is celebrating National Tourism Week and Texas Tourism Week this week. More
May 09, 2010 -- Joe Jaworski was elected Mayor of Galveston in Saturday's election; and Nassau Bay Mayor Donald Matter and Port Arthur Mayor Deloris "Bobbie" Prince were reelected. More
May 07, 2010 -- A softball tournament will be held on May 15 at the College Complex in Beaumont, and a golf tournament on June 26 at Terrell Park, to raise funds for Debbie Peltier. More
May 06, 2010 -- The Beaumont Chamber of Commerce today announced that Mason Construction has been selected to receive the Spindletop Award for outstanding corporate citizenship. More
May 06, 2010 -- Classic Chevrolet-Cadillac of Beaumont and Copy & Camera Technologies in Beaumont and Lafayette are the winners of the 2010 Torch Awards for Marketplace Trust presented Tuesday night by the Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas during its 13th annual awards presentation banquet. More
May 06, 2010 -- Port Arthur City Council on Wednesday voted 5-1, with Mayor Deloris "Bobbie" Prince opposed, to table action on a memorandum of understanding with the Southeast Texas Plant Manager's Forum, and the forum's committee, the Port Arthur Industrial Group. More
May 05, 2010 -- The Greater Port Arthur Chamber of Commerce held a Cinco de Mayo ribbon cutting ceremony for Calientes Grill & Cantina on Wednesday. More
May 04, 2010 -- Beaumont City Council today voted 4-2, with Jamie Smith and Mayor Pro Tem Gethrel ‘Get’ Williams-Wright opposed, to deny a request by the International Association of Fire Fighters Local 399 to carry over the accumulation of vacation leave from year to year for two firefighters who had been injured on duty. More
May 03, 2010 -- Jefferson County Commissioners Court today voted 3-2, with Eddie Arnold and Mark Domingue opposed, to approve a request by Criminal District Attorney Tom Maness to attend the National District Attorneys Association Conference. More
May 02, 2010 -- In honor of Mother’s Day, Beaumont native and 11-year breast cancer survivor, Mildred Yount Manion, sponsored Julie Rogers “Gift of Life” free clinical breast exams and mammograms in loving memory of her mother, Mildred Y. Manion. More
May 02, 2010 -- The West Gulf Maritime Association has issued an update to its members on the oil spill incident in the Gulf of Mexico. More
May 02, 2010 -- The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has closed commercial and recreational fishing in the oil-affected portion of the Gulf of Mexico. More
May 02, 2010 -- Lamar University’s Grand Chorus and A Cappella Choir will present their spring concert, “Home, My Home,” under the direction of conductor James Han this afternoon at the First United Methodist Church in Beaumont. More
April 30, 2010 -- The Fire Museum of Texas in Beaumont will host a fire safety and prevention camp in June and July. More
April 29, 2010 -- Jefferson County Commissioners Court today held a special meeting to hear a presentation regarding the impact of recent healthcare reform legislation on local governmental entities' healthcare plans. More
April 29, 2010 -- Catholic Charities of Southeast Texas raised almost $18,000 for its programs during its 19th Annual Breakfast with the Bishop on Saturday. More
April 27, 2010 -- The Port Neches Chamber of Commerce will host the Annual Riverfest Thursday through Sunday at Port Neches Park. More
April 27, 2010 -- Beaumont City Council today voted unanimously to approve an interlocal agreement with the Town of Flower Mound, Texas for a contract with Emergicon, LLC for EMS debt collection services. More
April 27, 2010 -- The City of Beaumont has announced that members of the Beaumont Fire & Rescue Team will be collecting donations for the State of Texas Fire Fighter memorial and scooping ice cream at the Beaumont Baskin-Robbins on Wednesday. More
April 26, 2010 -- Jefferson County Commissioners Court today voted 2-3, with Eddie Arnold and Michael Sinegal the only votes in favor, to deny a motion to negotiate a purchase price for the Bush-Lewis Building for the Jefferson County Public Health Department. More
April 25, 2010 -- More than 900 supporters of the Julie Rogers "Gift of Life" Program recently took part in the Elvis-themed "Champagne & Ribs" party. More
April 25, 2010 -- The Beaumont Farmers' Market will take place May 22-October 30 at the corner of College and Main. More
April 22, 2010 -- Port Arthur City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to approve a settlement agreement with Huntsman Petrochemical Corporation in connection with a claim made by Huntsman regarding payments through the Industrial District Agreement with the city. More
April 21, 2010 -- Members of the Beaumont Professional Firefighters Local #399 today are serving as celebrity waiters at Chili's in Beaumont to raise funds for the State of Texas Fire Fighter memorial. More
April 21, 2010 -- The Gulf Coast Community Protection and Recovery District, Inc., the six county coalition that was formed to consider options for storm surge protection along the upper Texas Gulf Coast, held its first meeting on Tuesday in the Galveston County Commissioners Courtroom. More
April 21, 2010 -- The annual Texas Adopt-A-Beach Cleanup is next Saturday, April 24. More
April 20, 2010 -- Beaumont City Council today voted 6-1, with Dr. Alan Coleman opposed, to authorize City Attorney Tyrone Cooper to take action to appeal "an adverse judgment" from the 58th District Court in the lawsuit of Clifford Teasley vs. the City of Beaumont. More
April 20, 2010 -- The Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. and the Greater Port Arthur Chamber of Commerce have rescheduled the Political Candidate Forum for April 27 at the City of Port Arthur Recreation Center. More
April 19, 2010 -- Jefferson County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously to approve a recommendation from the Jefferson County Tourism Commission to provide a $25,560 Hotel Occupancy Tax allocation to the Southeast Texas Baseball Academy. More
April 16, 2010 -- Stable-Spirit will host a barbecue fundraiser on May 1 at Metropolitan Park in Beaumont. More
April 15, 2010 -- St. Michael Orthodox Christian Church will host its Mediterranean Festival on Saturday, May 1 at St. Michael Church on the corner of 15th and North Streets in Beaumont. More
April 15, 2010 -- The Art Musem of Southeast Texas will host its "Playing in the Sand" Family Arts Day on May 1. More
April 14, 2010 -- Catholic Charities of Southeast Texas will host its 19th annual Breakfast with the Bishop on April 24 at St. Anne Church in Beaumont. More
April 14, 2010 -- Ballots were cast in the Primary Election Run-Off for the Democratic and Republican parties on Tuesday, with party nominations finalized in various races throughout the Gulf Coast area. More
April 13, 2010 -- Beaumont City Council today voted unanimously to authorize City Manager Kyle Hayes to accept $1.507 million in funding through the Department of Homeland Security's Supplemental 2007 Port Security Grant Program, and enter into a memorandum of understanding with Jefferson County to facilitate the expenditure of the grant funds. More
April 13, 2010 -- The City of Beaumont today released the results of its citywide survey on recycling conducted in the month of February. More
April 13, 2010 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas today announced the finalists for the 2010 Torch Awards for Marketplace Trust. More
April 12, 2010 -- Jefferson County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously to change the name of the Southeast Texas Regional Airport to "Jack Brooks Regional Airport", and directing the airport manager to obtain approvals from the Federal Aviation Administration and other regulatory authorities to officially change the airport's name. More
April 12, 2010 -- Voting for the Primary Run-Off Election in the Republican and Democratic parties takes place on Tuesday. More
April 12, 2010 -- The City of Beaumont will host the Fifth Annual City of Beaumont Jazz + Blues Fest on May 8. More
April 10, 2010 -- The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department will host a public scoping meeting in Galveston on April 28 to discuss options for future recreational access in the Rollover Pass-Bolivar Peninsula area. More
April 07, 2010 -- Port Arthur City Council on Tuesday voted 7-1, with Morris Albright opposed, to approve a $15,000 expenditure by the Port Arthur 4A Economic Development Corporation for an economic development community retreat and workshop. More
April 06, 2010 -- The Eigth Annual Miracle Match for Life Golf Tournament will be held on April 9 at the Brentwood Country Club. More
April 06, 2010 -- The Art Museum of Southeast Texas will present exhibitions entitled "Playing in the Sand" and "Virgil Grotfeldt, 274296" on April 24 through July 11. More
April 05, 2010 -- Jefferson County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously to recognize Jefferson County Mosquito Control District Director Lee Chastant on his retirement. More
April 05, 2010 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas will host a "Shred It & Forget It" event on Saturday at Central Mall in Beaumont. More
April 05, 2010 -- Early voting began today for the April 13 Democratic and Republican Primary run-off election, with voters deciding run-off races in Brazoria, Galveston, Harris and Jefferson counties. More
April 01, 2010 -- Jefferson County Commissioners Court, in a special meeting today, voted unanimously to appoint Jefferson County Tax Office Chief Deputy Susie James as Interim Tax Assessor-Collector, effective immediately. More
April 01, 2010 -- The Beaumont Convention & Visitors Bureau on Wednesday announced that Susie Luquette has joined the bureau as its new convention servicing manager. More
April 01, 2010 -- The Symphony of Southeast Texas will conclude its season with a concert on April 10 at the Julie Rogers Theatre. More
March 31, 2010 -- The Port Neches Chamber of Commerce has announced that the Annual Riverfest at Port Neches Park will be held April 29 through May 2. More
March 30, 2010 -- Beaumont City Council today voted unanimously to authorize City Manager Kyle Hayes to apply for and receive an additional $296,282 in Neighborhood Stabilization funding to help redevelop neighborhoods through the demolition and redevelopment of single-family homes. More
March 29, 2010 -- Jefferson County Commissioners Court today recognized Tax Assessor-Collector Miriam K. Johnson, who has announced her retirement. More
March 29, 2010 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas today issued a press release listing reasons to fill out the 2010 Census Form from the federal government. More
March 28, 2010 -- Texas Alliance of Paralegals Association Conference & Seminar will be held in Beaumont April 9-10. More
March 26, 2010 -- Beaumont City Council Member Jamie Smith will host a town hall meeting on April 8 to discuss the L.L. Melton facility. More
March 25, 2010 -- The Greater Beaumont Chamber of Commerce is seeking nominees to recognize the Chamber Member Employee of the Month. More
March 24, 2010 -- Port Arthur City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to reject the sole commercial windstorm coverage proposal and to issue a new request for commercial windstorm coverage. More
March 23, 2010 -- Beaumont City Council today voted unanimously to approve of the Preliminary 2010 Action Plan of the Five Year Consolidated Plan and the preliminary action plan budget. More
March 22, 2010 -- Jefferson County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously to proclaim March 25-April 4, 2010 as YMBL South Texas State Fair Days in Jefferson County. More
March 22, 2010 -- The first class of the Greater Port Arthur Chamber of Commerce's Chamber University, a series of workshops that will provide business development classes that focus on the changing business environment, is Tuesday, March 23. More
March 22, 2010 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas today issued a warning for consumers to be wary of online payday lenders that claim they are not beholden to state or federal laws regarding licensing requirements, debt collection practices or caps on interest rates. More
March 18, 2010 -- The Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center in Houston on Wednesday announced that it has expanded its collaborative program with the Department of Housing and Urban Development to assist homeless veterans to include communities surrounding Beaumont and Galveston. More
March 17, 2010 -- Mayors and city council members in Jefferson and Hardin counties will participate in Meals on Wheels food delivery on March 24 as part of National Mayors for Meals Day. More
March 17, 2010 -- The United States Coast Guard medevaced an injured crewmember from the motor vessel Eurogracht near Sabine Pass on Monday night. More
March 16, 2010 -- The Texas Department of Transportation is soliciting comment on revisions to department transportation planning and programming rules that will be posted in the Texas Register on March 19. More
March 16, 2010 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas will host a "Shred It & Forget It" event on April 10 at Central Mall in Port Arthur. More
March 15, 2010 -- Jefferson County Commissioners Court today named Jeff Ross, senior programmer and analyst with the county's Management Information Systems Department, as the 2009 Employee Excellence Award winner. More
March 15, 2010 -- The Beaumont Convention and Visitors Bureau will host a Destination Training session on Wednesday at the Ben J. Rogers Regional Visitors Center. More
March 14, 2010 -- The American Shore and Beach Preservation Association, at its 2010 Summit in Washington, D.C. honored Guidry News Service, with the "Friend of the Coast Media" Award, which spotlights a media organization for its consistent support of coastal issues. More
March 11, 2010 -- The Coast Guard has adjourned the formal hearings concerning the January 23 incident involving the tank vessel Eagle Otome, the Gull Arrow and the tug Dixie Vengeance. More
March 11, 2010 -- The United States Coast Guard on Wednesday concluded its second day of formal hearings regarding the January 23 incident involving an oil tanker that resulted in an oil spill in the Sabine-Neches waterway. More
March 11, 2010 -- Port Arthur City Council on Tuesday voted 6-3, with Morris Albright, III, Mayor Pro Tem Liz Segler and Robert Williamson opposed, to authorize the Port Arthur Section 4A Economic Development Corporation to fund professional services for a feasibility study and design services for the renovation of the former Port Arthur News building at 4th Street and Austin Avenue. More
March 10, 2010 -- Captain Charles Bancroft, the Sabine pilot who had control of the Eagle Otome at the time of a collission in the Sabine-Neches Waterway on January 23, was one of four witnesses in the first day of a formal Coast Guard hearing on the incident. More
March 09, 2010 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas has announced that complaints to the BBB nationwide increased by 9.7 percent in 2009. More
March 09, 2010 -- Beaumont City Council today voted 5-2, with Mayor Becky Ames and Dr. Alan Coleman opposed, to approve a specific use permit to allow a drinking place at 2566 Interstate Highway 10. More
March 08, 2010 -- The National Association of Women in Construction is pleased celebrating the 13th anniversary of Women in Construction Week March 7-13. More
March 08, 2010 -- Jefferson County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously to approve a resolution encouraging citizens of the county to participate and be counted in the 2010 Census. More
March 03, 2010 -- Doug Godinich won a close race for the Democratic nomination for Galveston County Clerk and Stan Stanart won the Republican nomination for Harris County Clerk. The list of defeated incumbents in the primaries include State Representative Al Edwards, Harris County Tax Assessor Collector Leo Vasquez and Jefferson County Commissioner Mark Domingue. More
March 02, 2010 -- Beaumont City Council today voted unanimously to amend the city's Code of Ordinances to discontinue longevity pay for new hires. More
March 02, 2010 -- Election Day for the 2010 Primary Elections is today, with various positions on the Republican and Democratic Party tickets on the ballot. More
March 01, 2010 -- Jefferson County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously to authorize County Judge Ron Walker to execute a real estate sales contract and option to lease with Richard Design Services, Inc. for the sale of the former postal encoding facility. More
March 01, 2010 -- Catholic Charities of Southeast Texas will host a series of free "Fundamentals of Good Credit" classes beginning March 6 in Beaumont. More
February 28, 2010 -- The Art Museum of Southeast Texas’ has announced the winners of its Protégé 2010 Competition. More
February 26, 2010 -- The Jefferson and Orange County Pilot Commission, in a meeting held on Wednesday, appointed an Incident Review and Recommendation Committee to investigate the recent collision and oil spill that closed the Sabine-Neches Waterway for several days. More
February 26, 2010 -- The Jefferson County Tourism Committee has announced that March 5 is the deadline for applications to receive grants through the county's Hotel Occupancy Tax funds. More
February 25, 2010 -- The Julie Rogers "Gift of Life" Program on Tuesday announced that it has been awarded a $65,000 grant from the Avon Foundation Breast Care Fund. More
February 24, 2010 -- Port Arthur City Council on Tuesday voted 7-1, with John Beard opposed, to appoint Valecia Tizeno as city attorney. More
February 23, 2010 -- The Art Museum of Southeast Texas will host a reception and awards ceremony on Thursday for the 23rd Annual Protégé Competition and Exhibition. More
February 23, 2010 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas on Monday provided a summary of new rules now in effect as part of the Credit Card Accountability Responsbility and Disclosure Act of 2009. More
February 22, 2010 -- Jefferson County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously to approve a $49,185 contract with Centerline Construction Services, Inc. for renovations to the Jefferson County Clerk's Office. More
February 17, 2010 -- Catholic Charities of Southeast Texas will host a volunteer training session for its Elijah's Place program for grieving children on Monday. More
February 17, 2010 -- Catholic Charities of Southeast Texas on Tuesday announced that it has added six new members to its board of directors. More
February 16, 2010 -- Beaumont City Council today voted unanimously to award a contract to EAS/Weatherization Management Group of Dallas to perform work related to the Weatherization Program funded through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. More
February 16, 2010 -- Jefferson County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously to approve an order approving and adopting the articles of incorporation and bylaws of the Gulf Coast Community Protection and Recovery District, Inc. and to designate Assistant to the County Judge Jeff Branick as the initial director representing Jefferson County at the corporation. More
February 16, 2010 -- The Southeast Texas Social Center today announced that it has integrated social networking sites Facebook and Twitter into calendar listings on its web site. More
February 15, 2010 -- Early voting for the March 2 Republican and Democratic Primary Elections begins on Tuesday. More
February 15, 2010 -- The City of Beaumont has announced that it is accepting applications for its Weatherization Assistance Program. More
February 13, 2010 -- U.S. Attorney John M. Bales announced that three Port Arthur, Texas men have pleaded guilty to firearms violations as a result of Operation Time Machine in the Eastern District of Texas. More
February 13, 2010 -- The Beaumont Civic Ballet will present "Spring Into Dance" and "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs" on Sunday, February 21 for the public and on Monday, February 22 for local area schools. More
February 11, 2010 -- The City of Beaumont on Wednesday announced that it has taken a number of steps to reduce costs in response to a deline in sales tax revenue. More
February 11, 2010 -- Port Arthur City Council on Tuesday voted to amend the alcohol policy at the Bob Bowers Civic Center to prohibit alcohol at events honoring minors. More
February 11, 2010 -- The City of Beaumont is advertising for bids for construction of the Downtown Event Center and Park. More
February 10, 2010 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry issued a statement on the passing of former Texas State Representative Charlie Wilson. More
February 09, 2010 -- The Buu Mon Buddhist Temple will host its 2010 Lunar New Year Celebration this weekend, with a carnival on Friday and Saturday and celebration starting Saturday evening. More
February 09, 2010 -- Beaumont City Council today voted unanimously to adopt proposed Neighborhood Stabilization Program procedures and guidelines, as well as a $1.185 million budget and application to be used to redevelop neighborhoods. More
February 09, 2010 -- The Beaumont Convention & Visitors Bureau will host its 20th Annual Hall of Fame Reception on Thursday at the Compro Event Center. More
February 08, 2010 -- The Jefferson County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously to approve a resolution supporting the proposed widening and deepening of the Sabine-Neches Waterway. More
February 08, 2010 -- The Julie Rogers "Gift of Life" Program will host its annual Valentine Survivors' Celebration, honoring breast and prostate cancer survivors from Southeast Texas, on Thursday at the Parkdale Mall Garden Court. More
February 06, 2010 -- Beautify Beaumont, Inc. will give away 1000 seedlings on Saturday, February 20 at the HEB on Dowlen Road, kicking off the organizations efforts to replace Beaumont's tree canopy that was destroyed by Hurricanes Ike and Rita. More
February 06, 2010 -- The Lamar University Department of History will host Texas History Day on Thursday, February 25, attracting students from high schools and middle schools across Southeast Texas. More
February 06, 2010 -- The Human Race Machine will be the focus of attention in the Lamar University Setzer Student Center during the next week. More
February 05, 2010 -- The Symphony of Southeast Texas will host a concert on February 27 at the Julie Rogers Theatre in Beaumont. More
February 04, 2010 -- The United States Coast Guard reports that damage to wildlife was minimal during the recent oil spill in Port Arthur - four birds have been released and two remain under care. Photo Release
February 03, 2010 -- Beaumont's Visionaries in Preservation organization will host its first meeting on February 16 at Heritage Hall. More
February 02, 2010 -- The City of Beaumont has advised uninsured drivers that their cars are subject to impoundment. More
February 02, 2010 -- Beaumont City Council today voted unanimously to authorize City Manager Kyle Hayes to execute Industrial District contracts with Koch Nitrogen Company, LLC and Koch Nitrogen International Sarl. More
February 02, 2010 -- The American Shore and Beach Preservation Association complained that the President's proposed budget "does little to reduce coastal hazards or provide incentives for smart coastal growth policies". More
February 02, 2010 -- The Better Business Bureau warns that a new scam is fraudulently using the organization’s name in order to steal tens of thousands of dollars from victims who are led to believe they have won a lottery. More
February 01, 2010 -- Jefferson County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously to award the sale of the former Postal Encoding Center at 750 Pearl Street to Richard Design Services for $2.11 million. More
January 29, 2010 -- The City of Beaumont today announced that it will conduct a citywide survey on the feasibility of recycling during February. More
January 28, 2010 -- The Symphony of Southeast Texas will present its annual Youth Education Concerts on February 2-3 at the Julie Rogers Theatre. More
January 28, 2010 -- The Bolivar Peninsula Lighthouse Krewe Mardi Gras Parade will be held on Highway 87 on the Bolivar Peninsula on February 13. More
January 27, 2010 -- The United States Coast Guard has provided a photo of the first commercial vessel to transit the Sabine-Neches Waterway since its closure on Saturday, the Greek-flagged Maya as it nears the Martin Luther King Jr., Bridge. Photo Release
January 27, 2010 -- The West Gulf Maritime Association, in a message to its members, advised this afternoon that traffic is moving again on the Sabine-Neches Waterway. More
January 27, 2010 -- The United States Coast Guard today announced that the Sabine-Neches Waterway has opened to limited traffic. More
January 27, 2010 -- Port Arthur City Council on Tuesday voted 4-3, with John Beard, Martin Flood and D. Kay Wise opposed, to amend the city's ordinance to require submission of future agenda items in writing at each meeting. More
January 27, 2010 -- The Art Museum of Southeast Texas will host Family Arts Day on Saturday, February 13. More
January 26, 2010 -- The Jefferson and Orange County Pilot Commission has announced that it will be convening a committee to perform an Incident Review of the collission between the M.V. Eagle Otome and the M.V. Dixie Venence in Port Arthur on Saturday. Notice
January 26, 2010 -- Beaumont City Council today voted unanimously to reduce the number of positions at the Beaumont Police Department to eliminate the department's assistant chief position. More
January 26, 2010 -- The West Gulf Maritime Association has updated its members on the status of the tank vessel Eagle Otome and cleaning operations in the area of an oil spill that occurred off the coast of Port Arthur on Saturday. More
January 26, 2010 -- The Better Business Bureau in Southeast Texas has revoked the BBB Accreditation of two businesses. More
January 25, 2010 -- The West Gulf Maritime Association has updated its members on the oil spill at Port Arthur. More
January 25, 2010 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas is accepting nominations for the 13th Annual Torch Awards for Marketplace Trust competition. More
January 25, 2010 -- Jefferson County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously to reappoint Miriam Johnson and Jeff Branick to the Southeast Texas Government Employees Benefits Pool Board of Trustees. More
January 25, 2010 -- Update: Responders from the Unified Command established to clean up the oil spill in Port Arthur have recovered an estimated 220,053 gallons of spilled oil as of Monday morning. More
January 25, 2010 -- The Beaumont Convention and Visitors Burean has joined the Digital Age with numerous social networking sites including Facebook, Twitter, Flickr and YouTube. More
January 24, 2010 -- The West Gulf Maritime Association has updated its members on the collision and oil spill in Port Arthur. More
January 24, 2010 -- The Lamar University Community Outreach Program has partnered with the Internal Revenue Service to provide free tax preparation for individuals and families, students, senior citizens, and non-English speaking people in Beaumont. More
January 24, 2010 -- The United States Coast Guard reports that At 12:17 a.m. today, the Dixie Vengeance and two barges were separated from the Eagle Otome and moored on the east bank of the Sabine Neches Waterway. More
January 24, 2010 -- A total of 452 Lamar University students achieved perfect 4.0 grade point averages to earn places on the President’s List for the 2009 fall semester. More
January 23, 2010 -- The Coast Guard and agency partners have formed a Unified Command in response to an oil spill in the Port of Port Arthur. More
January 23, 2010 -- The West Gulf Maritime Association has published a report to its members on the collision and oil spill in Port Arthur. More
January 22, 2010 -- The Jefferson County Tourism Committee has announced that it is accepting applications for grants for tourism-related projects and events. More
January 22, 2010 -- United States Attoney John Bales on Tuesday announced that a Louisiana-based petroleum company has pleaded guilty to charges of money laundering. More
January 21, 2010 -- The South East Texas Regional Planning Commission held its annual meeting in Beaumont on Wednesday. More
January 21, 2010 -- The Julie Rogers "Gift of Life" Program recently presented its "Spirit of Love" Awards at its annual board meeting and dinner. More
January 20, 2010 -- The Greater Beaumont and Greater Port Arthur Chambers of Commerce are sponsoring the 2010 Southeast Texas Business Expo, which will be held on Thursday at the Beaumont Civic Center. More
January 19, 2010 -- Beaumont City Council today voted unanimously to award $4.992 million to Reytec Construction Resources Inc. for the Fannin Street Drainage Improvement Project. More
January 19, 2010 -- Jefferson County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously to authorize County Judge Ron Walker to sign a Limited Waiver Agreement with the cities of Beaumont, Port Arthur and Nederland regarding the annexation of 116 acres of airport property by the City of Nederland for economic development purposes. More
January 19, 2010 -- Catholic Charities of Southeast Texas will begin accepting applications in February from area non-profit organizations seeking grant funding through its Catholic Campaign for Human Development. More
January 19, 2010 -- Catholic Charities of Southeast Texas recently received an $80,000 grant from the Beaumont Foundation of America to support the charity's programming in 2010. More
January 18, 2010 -- Lamar University will celebrate “A Night in Casablanca” on Saturday, March 27 with Le Grand Bal, "a gala evening of art, fine dining, dancing and entertainment". More
January 18, 2010 -- The University of Houston Hurricane Business Recovery Center will host a series of free workshops on how to qualify for a business loan. More
January 18, 2010 -- The Jefferson Theatre Preservation Society will host the annual "Brilliance!" concert on Friday at the Jefferson Theatre. More
January 14, 2010 -- The Symphony of Southeast Texas will host its annual Pops concert, featuring songs from Broadway plays, on January 23 at the Julie Rogers Theatre. More
January 14, 2010 -- Port Arthur City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to suspend a rate increase proposed by Entergy Texas, Inc. for providing electricity. More
January 12, 2010 -- Beaumont City Council today voted unanimously to approve a one-year renewal of a $61,488 contract with Carolyn C. Chaney & Associates, Inc. to act as the city's Washington assistant. The contract also includes $4,000 for reimbursable expenses. More
January 12, 2010 -- The Beaumont Health Department has released its schedule of school vaccinations against the H1N1 virus. More
January 11, 2010 -- Jefferson County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously to authorize Commissioner Eddie Arnold to negotiate with Art Richard, president of Richard Design Services of Nederland, on an offer from RDS for the purchase of the Postal Encoding Center. More
January 08, 2010 -- The Julie Rogers "Gift of Life" Program will present its corporate and "Spirit of Love" awards at its annual meeting and dinner on Tuesday. More
January 07, 2010 -- The United Negro College Fund will host an "Evening of Education" event on January 20 at the Antioch Missionary Baptist Church in Beaumont to raise scholarship funds for students in the Golden Triangle community. More
January 06, 2010 -- The Beaumont Convention and Visitors Bureau will host a session of its Destination Training program on January 13. More
January 06, 2010 -- Port Arthur City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to amend the costs of various sewer line improvements on 9th Avenue. More
January 06, 2010 -- United States Congressman Ted Poe joined Eighth Coast Guard District Commander Admiral Mary Landry and local elected officials for the official groundbreaking for the Port of Beaumont’s $10.5 million Rail Improvement Project. More
January 05, 2010 -- United States Attorney John Bales on Tuesday announced that a former United States Customs and Border Protection officer assigned to Port Arthur has pleaded guilty to charges of public corruption. More
January 04, 2010 -- The Symphony of Southeast Texas will host its annual Pops concert on January 23 at the Julie Rogers Theatre in Beaumont. More
January 04, 2010 -- Jefferson County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously to renew its commercial crime coverage policy with Great American Insurance Group at a flat annual renewal premium of $4,300. More
January 04, 2010 -- Filing ends today for the March 2 Primary Election, with several area candidates filing for positions in federal, state and county offices. More
December 28, 2009 -- Jefferson County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously to approve an inter-governmental lease agreement with the Sabine Pass Port Authority for the construction of the Marine Operations Center. More
December 23, 2009 -- The United States Department of Justice on Tuesday announced that a 37-year-old Houston man has been sentenced to 36 months in federal prison and ordered to pay $4.9 million in restitution after pleading guilty to health care fraud charges. More
December 23, 2009 -- The Julie Rogers "Gift of Life" Program on Monday announced that Henri "Hal" Clarke and Joe Domino have been named honorees for the 2010 "Champagne & Ribs" party. More
December 22, 2009 -- Beaumont City Council today voted 5-2, with Dr. Alan Coleman and Gethrel "Get" Williams-Wright opposed, to ratify the filing of a lawsuit against James Mathews, Jr., to receive judicial review of findings by Don Hays, an independent hearing examiner in Mathews' grievance filing. More
December 17, 2009 -- Catholic Charities of Southeast Texas’ Immigration Services program will observe National Migration Week with the Second Annual Prayer Vigil on January 6, 2010. More
December 17, 2009 -- Lamar University is scheduled to confer 1,487 degrees during winter commencement ceremonies December 18 and 19 in the Montagne Center. More
December 16, 2009 -- Port Arthur City Council on Tuesday voted 5-2, with Mayor Deloris Prince and Robert Williamson opposed, to approve amendments to the bylaws of the city's economic development corporation. More
December 16, 2009 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas on Monday issued tips for those bidding for holiday gifts to purchase through online auctions. More
December 16, 2009 -- The Jefferson County Appraisal District on Tuesday completed its election for the board of directors for 2010-2011. More
December 15, 2009 -- Beaumont City Council today voted unanimously to authorize City Manager Kyle Hayes to apply for and receive $135,178 in funding through the United States Department of Homeland Security's 2010 Emergency Management Performance Grant. More
December 14, 2009 -- Jefferson County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously to cast the county's 820 votes for Miriam Johnson in the Jefferson County Appraisal District Board of Directors election. More
December 14, 2009 -- The West Gulf Coast Maritime Association reports that several Gulf Coast ports are closed today due to heavy fog. More
December 14, 2009 -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency on Tuesday announced that it is continuing to work with state and local partners to identify resources to help Hurricane Ike victims occupying temporary housing units in Texas make the transition to more permanent housing. More
December 14, 2009 -- SETXsocialcenter.com, an organization that provides social media services to the Southeast Texas nine county area, has hired Danielle Kosir, a broadcast journalist with extensive experience in social media marketing. More
December 10, 2009 -- The Beaumont Convention and Visitors Bureau on Tuesday announced that it has made its 2010 marketing plan and latest tourism video available online. More
December 08, 2009 -- Texas author Michael T. Gracey has published a new science fiction novel, “The Time Shift,” set in the Texas Gulf Coast. More
December 08, 2009 -- Beaumont City Council today voted unanimously to authorize the transfer of an OH-58 Helicopter from the city to the Jefferson County Sheriff's Department. More
December 07, 2009 -- Jefferson County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously to approve a flat rate contract for professional services with Allison, Bass & Associates, LLP to assist with redistricting activities anticipated to be required as a result of the 2010 census. More
December 04, 2009 -- The Beaumont Health Department will begin administering H1N1 vaccine on Monday. More
December 02, 2009 -- Port Arthur City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to approve a $2.246 million design-build agreement with Daniels Building and Construction, Inc. for the renovation of the police and fire buildings at 645 4th Street and 333 Waco. More
December 02, 2009 -- The 2010 Southeast Texas Business Expo, sponsored by the Greater Beaumont and Greater Port Arthur chambers of commerce, will be held on January 21 at the Beaumont Civic Center. More
December 01, 2009 -- Lamar University will test a new emergency siren at noon on Wednesday. More
December 01, 2009 -- Beaumont City Council today voted 4-1, with Mayor Pro Tem Gethrel "Get" Williams-Wright opposed, to approve an ordinance authorizing the issuance and sale of $30 million in Certificates of Obligation. More
December 01, 2009 -- Jefferson County Commissioners Court on Monday met in workshop with Michael Lurn of the Sixel Consulting Group and Airport Manager Hal Ross to discuss their efforts to attract a second airline to the the Southeast Texas Regional Airport. More
December 01, 2009 -- The Beaumont Civic Center today announced that comedian Ron White will perform on January 9 at the Julie Rogers Theatre. More
December 01, 2009 -- Beaumont City Council today will issue a proclamation recognizing the Christmas Holiday Festival & Parade, which will starts Thursday with a tree lighting ceremony and includes a parade on Saturday. More
November 30, 2009 -- Jefferson County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously to approve a $49,253 job order contract with Weatherproofing Technologies, Inc. for revised renovations to the Jefferson County Clerk's Office. More
November 26, 2009 -- The City of Beaumont and the Greater Beaumont Chamber of Commerce will kick off their annual Christmas festivities with an official tree-lighting ceremony on Thursday, December 3. More
November 24, 2009 -- Beaumont City Council today voted unanimously to approve a Limited Waiver Agreement allowing the City of Nederland to annex a portion of the lands constituting the Southeast Texas Regional Airport. More
November 24, 2009 -- The Art Museum of Southeast Texas will host its 2009 Annual Meeting on December 8. More
November 23, 2009 -- The Art Museum of Southeast Texas has announced its hours of operation for the holiday season. More
November 20, 2009 -- The Beaumont Health Department will begin administering the H1N1 vaccine on Monday at 950 Washington Boulevard. More
November 20, 2009 -- Port Arthur has been selected to participate in an Environmental Protection Agency community pilot program. More
November 19, 2009 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas on Wednesday announced is newly-elected members of the bureau's board of directors. More
November 19, 2009 -- The Art Museum of Southeast Texas has released its schedule of events for 2010. More
November 19, 2009 -- The Greater Port Arthur Chamber of Commerce recently held a ribbon cutting ceremony for Tony's Barbeque & Steak House in Groves. More
November 19, 2009 -- The Julie Rogers "Gift of Life" Breast Cancer Awareness Program in Beaumont on Tuesday announced that students in several high schools recently helped raise funds to support the program. More
November 18, 2009 -- Port Arthur City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to approve a resolution establishing the Port Arthur Downtown Revitalization Board. More
November 17, 2009 -- Beaumont City Council today voted unanimously to authorize City Manager Kyle Hayes to submit and accept a grant from the Texas Department of Rural Affairs for supplemental disaster recovery non-housing activities. More
November 16, 2009 -- Jefferson County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously to approve a resolution supporting Commissioner Eddie Arnold to serve as vice-chair of administration for the Texas Conference of Urban Counties. More
November 16, 2009 -- The City of Beaumont will host a grand opening ceremony today for its newly constructed North End Community Center. More
November 16, 2009 -- The City of Beaumont and the Greater Beaumont Chamber of Commerce will host the Eighth Annual Christmas Holiday Festival and Parade on December 3-6 in downtown Beaumont. More
November 16, 2009 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas today published tips on using layaway for holiday purchases. More
November 15, 2009 -- The Symphony of Southeast Texas’ concert season continues on November 21 at the Julie Rogers Theatre More
November 13, 2009 -- Former Port Arthur mayor Oscar Ortiz has announced that he will run again for mayor in the May 2010 election. More
November 12, 2009 -- Beaumont Mayor Becky Ames on Wednesday helped dedicate the All Veterans Memorial Monument at the Ben J. Rogers Regional Visitors Center. More
November 12, 2009 -- Veterans, elected officials and other supporters of the United States military gathered at the Golden Triangle Veterans Memorial Park to celebrate Veterans Day. More
November 10, 2009 -- Several Veterans Day Events are scheduled in the Golden Triangle. More
November 09, 2009 -- Jefferson County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously to approve recommendations of the Jefferson County Tourism Committee for the allocation of $40,187 in Hotel Occupancy Tax allocations for Ford Park. More
November 09, 2009 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas today issued a warning concerning web sites claiming to provide ways to make money from home through the Google web service. More
November 09, 2009 -- The Beaumont Civic Ballet will open its 36th season with performances of "The Nutcracker" on December 12-13 at the Julie Rogers Theater. More
November 09, 2009 -- Comedian, actor and writer Rodney Carrington will perform at the Julie Rogers Theater in Beaumont on January 30. More
November 09, 2009 -- The Triangle AIDS Network on Thursday honored Beaumont's Paula "Torchy" Salter with the 2009 Red Ribbon Hero Award for her efforts on behalf of persons living with HIV/AIDS. More
November 08, 2009 -- Lamar Institute of Technology held its annual Project Interview day to give students the opportunity to practice their interviewing skills with actual employers. More
November 08, 2009 -- Catholic Charities of Southeast Texas reports that it has received funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, more commonly known as the Stimulus Plan, through its child care contract with Workforce Solutions Southeast Texas More
November 08, 2009 -- Lamar University’s residential dual-credit program for high school juniors and seniors will offer its semiannual glimpse into the opportunities provided for gifted and talented high school seniors at its fall preview day on Monday, November 9. More
November 05, 2009 -- The Art Museum of Southeast Texas will host a christmas ornament workshop on November 14. More
November 05, 2009 -- Beautify Beaumont, Inc. will host a ribbon cutting ceremony on Tuesday to designate two 100-foot rose gardens as the Maree Calcote Greenway. More
November 04, 2009 -- Port Arthur City Council on Tuesday voted 5-4, with Morris Albright, Liz Segler, Robert Williamson and D. Kay Wise opposed, to authorize the Port Arthur Economic Development Corporation to enter into a public broadcast agreement with Radio Station 107.1 LPFM "The Breeze". More
November 04, 2009 -- Jefferson County Commissioners Court is meeting in an emergency session this afternoon to to execute an order to close Hillebrant Bayou Bridge on Humble Camp/Steinhagen Roads effective immediately. Agenda
November 03, 2009 -- Beaumont City Council today voted unanimously to purchase 23 patrol vehicles for the Beaumont Police Department. More
November 03, 2009 -- The Better Business Bureau has published guidelines for persons who participate in the new Cash for Appliances program. More
November 03, 2009 -- Lamar University's College of Business will host John Christopher, audit partner in the Energy practice of KPMG's Houston office, as the ExxonMobil Executive in Residence, Tuesday, November 17. More
November 03, 2009 -- A new scholarship has been established in honor of the late Helen and Blakey Locke of Beaumont, "to honor the couple’s passion for the media arts and provide funds for communication majors to pursue their dreams" More
November 03, 2009 -- Michael Zarzosa, a biology/pre-veterinary medicine major from Kansas City, Kan., now living in Lumberton, has been named the winner of Lamar University’s most prestigious student award, the David J. Beck Fellowship. More
November 02, 2009 -- Geo Burrito has announced the opening of its newest restaurant in Nederland across from Central Mall at the Plaza Shopping Center on the corner of Highway 69 and Highway 365. More
November 02, 2009 -- Jefferson County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously to approve a change order to a professional service agreement with Leap Engineering to provide grant administration and design and construction management services related to the execution of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act Port Security Grant. More
November 01, 2009 -- The Symphony of Southeast Texas will feature Dr. Lily Afshar in a performance of Rodrigo’s Concierto de Aranjuez on November 21 at the Julie Rogers Theatre. More
October 30, 2009 -- The Texas oyster season will open November 1, but due to health risks there will be several areas closed to harvest. More
October 30, 2009 -- Lamar University’s Grand Chorus and A Cappella Choir will premiere under the direction of new conductor James Han on Sunday, November 1, at the First United Methodist Church in Beaumont. More
October 29, 2009 -- The Art Museum of Southeast Texas will host "Tropical Delights: Flora and Fauna", an exhibit of paintings by artist Shyamala Rao, on November 5 through January 31 in Café Arts. More
October 29, 2009 -- Port Arthur Small Business Summit 2009 attracted hundreds of representatives of small businesses in Southeast Texas to the Robert A. Bob Bowers Civic Center in Port Arthur on Wednesday. More
October 27, 2009 -- The Beaumont Health Department has confirmed that a 5-year-old Jefferson County child has died of complications from the H1N1 virus. More
October 27, 2009 -- Beaumont City Council today voted unanimously to deny a request for a Historical Cultural Landmark Preservation designation for 407 7th Street. More
October 27, 2009 -- The Anayat House, a non-profit organization that provides overnight accommodations for family members of patients in Beaumont area hospitals or individuals undergoing outpatient cancer treatement, will host an open house on November 8 to celebrate its 15th anniversary. More
October 26, 2009 -- Jefferson County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously to approve the disbursement of Coastal Impact Assistance Program funds. More
October 26, 2009 -- Lamar University has been featured in The Princeton Review's article, “The Best 301 Business Schools.” More
October 26, 2009 -- The Writing Center at Lamar University joined a national celebration of writing, "The National Day on Writing," October 20, with a celebration in the University Writing Center in the Mary and John Gray Library. More
October 26, 2009 -- The Lamarissimo! Concert Series will spotlight Lamar University faculty artists when the 20th Anniversary Season continues Thursday, November 5, in the Julie Rogers Theatre. More
October 26, 2009 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas today issued tips for the public regarding the 2010 Census. More
October 26, 2009 -- The Friends of the Triangle AIDS Network will host a community fundraiser with a theme of "The Phantom of the Opera" on November 5 to benefit persons living with HIV/AIDS and their families in Hardin, Jefferson and Orange counties. More
October 23, 2009 -- Debbie Reynolds performed at the "Gift of Life" Program's 15th anniversary celebration on October 20 at the Julie Rogers Theatre. More
October 23, 2009 -- Beaumont Mayor Becky Ames and the city council will host an official ribbon-cutting celebration for the remodeled City Hall on October 27. More
October 22, 2009 -- The women of St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in Beaumont will host their annual Chili Supper & Bazaar on November 5. More
October 22, 2009 -- The City of Beaumont, the Greater Beaumont Chamber of Commerce and Beaumont Mayor Becky Ames will host "A Main Street Christmas" on December 5. More
October 21, 2009 -- Port Arthur City Council on Tuesday voted 3-3, with Mayor Deloris Prince, Mayor Pro Tem Liz Segler and Thomas Henderson in favor and Jack Chatman, Martin Flood and D. Kay Wise opposed, to deny a Digital Workforce Academy Agreement. More
October 20, 2009 -- The Bob & Tom Show and KIOC 106.1 will present The Canadian Mist Bob & Tom Comedy All-Stars Tour at the Jefferson Theatre in Beaumont on December 4. More
October 20, 2009 -- Donald Lee has submitted a feature on Christian belly-dance instructor and certified personal trainer Tiffany Grogan, who goes by the stage name Kitana. More
October 19, 2009 -- Jefferson County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously to extend the bid opening date of the sale of the former Postal Encoding Center facility at 750 Pearl Street from October 26 to November 30. More
October 19, 2009 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas today issued a warning for consumers and businesses to be aware of a "phishing" attack in an email claiming to be from the Better Business Bureau's complaint department. More
October 19, 2009 -- The City of Beaumont will host its annual Neighbors & Concerts in the Park event, which was originally scheduled for September 12, on October 24. More
October 17, 2009 -- The Lower Neches Valley Authority will be performing maintenance work along the western boundary of the Gulf Terrace Hike and Bike Trail from Monday, October 19, through Friday, October 23. More
October 16, 2009 -- Beautify Beaumont, Inc. will dedicate two, 100-foot long rose beds to its founder Maree Elizabeth Minturn Calcote on November 10 in the median at the intersection of Kennedy and Phelan Boulevard. More
October 16, 2009 -- Catholic Charities of Southeast Texas will expand its child-oriented grief and loss program known as Elijah’s Place, by adding the Kids in Divorce Support group to its programming effective October 27. More
October 15, 2009 -- The Port Arthur Small Business Summit 2009 will be held on October 28 at the Robert A. Bob Bowers Civic Center. More
October 15, 2009 -- The Youth Ministry at Nederland Avenue Church of Christ is honoring area firefighters with a Dinner and a Movie Date Night on Saturday, October 24th from 6 to 9 pm at 2310 Nederland Avenue. More
October 14, 2009 -- The Art Museum of Southeast Texas will host “Eat a Bug!” Family Arts Day on October 31 in celebration of Halloween and Day of the Dead. More
October 14, 2009 -- Beaumont City Council Member Jamie Smith will host a town hall meeting for Ward IV on November 5 at the Melton YMCA. More
October 14, 2009 -- The City of Beaumont on Tuesday announced that it is increasing patrols in efforts to reduce illegal dumping in the city. More
October 13, 2009 -- SETXsocialcenter.com, a free calendar for all local events in Southeast Texas, has released the events of its member organizations for the week of October 11. More
October 13, 2009 -- Beaumont City Council today voted unanimously to approve a contract with the Southeast Texas Regional Planning Commission for the administration of Hurricane Ike disaster recovery funds in the amount of $2.941 million. More
October 13, 2009 -- The Beaumont Convention & Visitors Bureau will welcome the Golden Triangle Writer’s Guild to the MCM Elegante Hotel & Conference Center for a writer's conference October 22-24. More
October 13, 2009 -- The Port Arthur Small Business Summit will hold its 2009 event on October 28 at the Robert A. Bob Bowers Civic Center. More
October 12, 2009 -- Jefferson County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously to terminate an Indigent Healthcare Program Administrative Services Agreement with Boon-Chapman Benefit Administrators, Inc. More
October 12, 2009 -- A free child safety program will be held at Classic Chevrolet in Beaumont on October 17 to offer biometric fingerprinting and DNA identification kits for children. More
October 12, 2009 -- Maestro Chelsea Tipton, II will take the stage on October 17 at the Julie Rogers Theatre as the new music director of the Symphony of Southeast Texas. More
October 12, 2009 -- The City of Beaumont on Wednesday will relocate its water customer service department to Beaumont City Hall. More
October 08, 2009 -- The South East Texas Regional Planning Commission on Wednesday announced that applications are available to residents with homes damaged by Hurricane Ike to receive housing repair assistance. More
October 07, 2009 -- Port Arthur City Council on Tuesday voted 6-2, with John Beard and D. Kay Wise opposed, to appoint Valecia Tizeno, the city's assistant city attorney, as acting city attorney. More
October 07, 2009 -- The Julie Rogers "Gift of Life" Program has announced that it will host "An Evening with Debbie Reynolds" during its "Putting on the Pink" breast cancer awareness dinner, which has been rescheduled to October 22 at the Julie Rogers Theatre. More
October 06, 2009 -- Beaumont City Council approved a notice of intent to issue $30 million in certificates of obligation to fund various street, drainage and general improvement projects throughout the city. More
October 06, 2009 -- The Beaumont Convention and Visitors Bureau today announced that the Beaumont Gusher Regional Bridge Tournament will be held October 12-18 at the MCM Elegante Hotel & Conference Center. More
October 06, 2009 -- The Art Museum of Southeast Texas will have an opening reception for "two powerful exhibitions with ties to Mexico" on October 9. More
October 05, 2009 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas today issued tips for business owners to defend against the H1N1 virus this winter. More
October 05, 2009 -- Jefferson County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously to adopt an order for naming roads and assigning address numbers within unincorporated areas of Jefferson County to provide for "an enhanced and more effective 9-1-1 Emergency Response System". More
October 05, 2009 -- Two well-known Texas Hispanic authors will present a free afternoon of “Border Memories” at the Central Park Community Center in Beaumont on October 10. More
October 05, 2009 -- The Julie Rogers "Gift of Life" program announced that it provided nearly 120 free prostate cancer screenings and 24 free clinical breast exams at North Orange Baptist Church on October 3. More
October 05, 2009 -- The annual Southeast Texas Senior Celebration and Consumer Expo attracted a large crowd to the Beaumont, Texas Civic Center. More
October 05, 2009 -- The Beaumont Ballet Theatre will open its 2009 season on October 17 with a mixed repertoire performance at the Jefferson Theatre. More
October 05, 2009 -- The Beaumont Civic Center Complex released its upcoming events for October, November and December. More
October 05, 2009 -- The Southeast Texas Social Center has announced upcoming events for its member organizations. More
October 02, 2009 -- Friends of the Triangle AIDS Network will host "Paint the Town Red: The Phantom of the Opera" on November 5 at the Beaumont Country Club. More
September 30, 2009 -- There will be a dedication of Beaumont's newest attraction, Waldman Park, on October 11 on the corner of College and Pearl in downtown Beaumont. More
September 30, 2009 -- The Julie Rogers "Gift of Life" Program and Motiva Enterprises, LLC, will kick off National Breast Cancer Awareness Month on October 1 by providing free mammograms by the University of Texas Medical Branch Mobile Mammography Van at New St. John Missionary Baptist Church in Port Arthur. More
September 29, 2009 -- Beaumont City Council today voted to accept grant funding from the Federal Emergency Management Agency Hazard Mitigation Grant Program for the purchase of a new generator at the Emergency Operations Center/911 Communication Center. More
September 29, 2009 -- The City of Beaumont today announced that an accident that pulled power lines onto Fannet Road blocked traffic to and from the city's landfill and caused a delay in garbage collection in the city. More
September 28, 2009 -- Jefferson County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously to adopt a 2009 property tax rate of $0.365 per $100 valuation. More
September 28, 2009 -- The Beaumont Public Library System will hold its semi-annual book sale on Saturday at the Beaumont Civic Center. More
September 28, 2009 -- Legendary Collegiate Basketball Coach and ESPN Analyst Bob Knight is set to be the keynote speaker for the Southeast Texas Mavericks 2009-10 Tip-off Dinner November 16 at Ford Arena. More
September 28, 2009 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas today announced that it has revoked the accreditation of two businesses due to their failure to resolve complaints. More
September 25, 2009 -- Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit Port Arthur is overseeing the ongoing effort to recover oil from a submerged ship wreck, approximately six miles off Texas Point in the Gulf of Mexico. More
September 25, 2009 -- Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit Port Arthur is overseeing the ongoing effort to recover oil from a submerged ship wreck, approximately six miles off Texas Point in the Gulf of Mexico. More
September 24, 2009 -- St. Stephen's Episcopal Church will partner with the Humane Society of Southeast Texas for the annual St. Francis Day Blessing of the Pets October 4. More
September 24, 2009 -- The 23rd Texas General Land Office Adopt-A-Beach Fall Cleanup will be held Saturday at 28 sites along the Texas coast. More
September 24, 2009 -- The Art Museum of Southeast Texas will host workshops on making "sugar skulls", a traditional Mexican Day of the Dead offering, on October 6 and 8. More
September 24, 2009 -- Port Arthur City Council on Tuesday voted to approve health insurance for the council members and their dependents, as well as adding a pay increase to their monthly stipends. More
September 23, 2009 -- Port Arthur City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to adopt a 2009 tax rate of $0.792 per $100 valuation. More
September 23, 2009 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas has announced that its seventh “Shred It & Forget It!” was a success, with a new all-time record of 416 vehicles being served and over 30,000 pounds of shredded documents being collected. More
September 22, 2009 -- Beaumont City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to establish the property tax rate for 2009 at $0.64 per $100 valuation. More
September 21, 2009 -- Jefferson County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously to participate with the City of Port Arthur to provide local matching funds for the acquisition of right-of-way in the FM 365 widening project. More
September 21, 2009 -- The City of Beaumont will host a grand opening dedication on Thursday for the new community center at Alice Keith Park. More
September 20, 2009 -- Lamar University on Saturday honored three former students with the 2009 Distinguished Alumni Awards. More
September 17, 2009 -- The International Maritime Organization's World Maritime Day Observance in Southeast Texas will be held on September 25. More
September 17, 2009 -- The International Maritime Organization’s World Maritime Day Observance in Southeast Texas will be on September 25, 2009. More
September 16, 2009 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas will host ”Shred It & Forget It” September 19 at Parkdale Mall as part of an effort to reduce identity theft. More
September 15, 2009 -- Beaumont City Council today voted unanimously to approve an allocation of $300,000 from the 2009 HOME Program for partial funding of affordable housing at Gracelake Townhomes. More
September 15, 2009 -- The Julie Rogers "Gift of Life" program announced that it screened over 250 men at its free Prostate Cancer Screening event in Port Arthur on Saturday. More
September 14, 2009 -- Jefferson County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously to ratify a letter notifying Harris County of the termination of an Interlocal Cooperation Agreement between the counties regarding jail services. More
September 14, 2009 -- Texas Land Commissioner Jerry Patterson, at a news conference on the western end of the Galveston Seawall, today announced $135.4 million in coastal protection projects, which he described as an ambitious effort to take the fight against beach erosion coast-wide, in a coordinated effort from South Padre Island to McFaddin Beach More
September 09, 2009 -- Port Arthur City Council on Tuesday voted 1-6, with John Beard the only vote in favor of approval, to deny a resolution to end new incentive programs for new hotels for a period of five years. More
September 08, 2009 -- The Better Business Bureau today issued a consumer warning about a Internet based company descibing itself as using a "multi-level market" seeking representatives to sell a product. More
September 08, 2009 -- Beaumont City Council today voted unanimously to approve an interlocal agreement with the Texas General Land Office for a natural gas supply for use by the Beaumont Transit System. More
September 08, 2009 -- Jefferson County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously to issue a county-wide burn ban. More
September 06, 2009 -- The Lamar University police department responded to fire alarms at 5:50 p.m. at the Galloway Building Saturday evening. More
September 05, 2009 -- The Julie Rogers “Gift of Life” program announced that Morris Carter, Environmental and Public Affairs Director for Valero Port Arthur Refinery and prostate cancer survivor, will serve as honorary chair of the Julie Rogers “Gift of Life” Prostate Cancer Awareness Program’s activities, including its annual Prostate Cancer Screening Events. More
September 04, 2009 -- The Art Museum of Southeast Texas will host its annual fund-raising event, the Art of Beer, on October 1. More
September 02, 2009 -- The Beaumont Civic Center today announced that, due to public response, Playhouse Disney Live! has added performances to its schedule. More
September 02, 2009 -- The American Advertising Federation Beaumont will hold its Fall Season Television Premier Luncheon on September 10 at Suga's Deep South Cuisine in Beaumont. More
September 01, 2009 -- Beaumont City Council today voted unanimously to approve an option to purchase the Jefferson Theatre for a total of $1. More
September 01, 2009 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas on Monday announced that the Southeast Texas Senior Celebration and Consumer Expo will be held on October 1 at the Beaumont Civic Center. More
September 01, 2009 -- The Beaumont Civic Center Complex today announced that the Tyrrell Historical Library will host genealogy workshop sessions on Saturdays from September 5 through October 10. More
August 31, 2009 -- Jefferson County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously to approve a $13,130 change order to a contract with APAC Texas, Inc. for the replacement of the bridge at South Pine Island Road at Green Pond Gully. More
August 31, 2009 -- The Buu Mon Buddhist Temple has issued an invitation to the 2009 celebration of Le Vu Lan, also known as Parent's Day or Ullambana, on September 6. More
August 31, 2009 -- The Jefferson County Tourism Committee today announced that Friday is the deadline to submit applications for tourism-related project grants. More
August 26, 2009 -- The Friends of Sabine Pass Battleground will sponsor the Dick Dowling Days Civil War Weekend on September 12-13, to celebrate the grand reopening of the Sabine Pass Battleground State Historic Site and to commemorate the 146th anniversary of this historic battle. More
August 26, 2009 -- Port Arthur City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to approve a resolution supporting light commercial development on land adjacent to the city's boardwalk. More
August 25, 2009 -- Beaumont City Council voted unanimously to authorize City Manager Kyle Hayes to enter into contracts for the purchase of homes and the provision of relocation assistance for the owners of houses flooded during Hurricane Ike in conjunction with the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program's acquisition and demolition program. More
August 25, 2009 -- The Beaumont Convention and Visitors Bureau announced that the Southwest Grotto Association Regional Convention will take place at the Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Beaumont Plaza September 4-7. More
August 24, 2009 -- Jefferson County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously to amend a contract with Emergency Disaster Recovery Services to demolish six additional homes for the Home Buyout Program. More
August 24, 2009 -- The Better Business Bureau in Southeast Texas announced that it has revoked the BBB Accreditation of Modern Construction. More
August 22, 2009 -- The Greater Beaumont Chamber of Commerce will co-host with the Greater Orange Area Chamber of Commerce, Port Arthur Chamber of Commerce, Leadership Southeast Texas, and the Southeast Texas Chapter of the Texas Association of Business and sponsored by AT&T. a Legislative Luncheon at The Holiday Inn Beaumont Plaza on Monday, August 24. More
August 21, 2009 -- The Texas Association of Convention & Visitors Bureaus proclaimed Beaumont Convention and Visitors Bureau Executive Director, Dean Conwell, as the incoming chair for 2010 at the TACVB Annual Conference in Waco August 13. More
August 17, 2009 -- Jefferson County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously to approve a Court Master Agreement with Judge Larry Gist to preside over the Drug Impact Court. More
August 17, 2009 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas will host a "Shred It & Forget It" event on September 19 at Parkdale Mall. More
August 17, 2009 -- The Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church of Beaumont, which was destroyed by Hurricane Rita in 2005, will host a dedication ceremony for its new remodeled church on August 22-23. More
August 14, 2009 -- On Tuesday, August 18, Galveston-Port Bolivar Ferry Operations will shutdown for approximately 2 hours from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. to allow removal of a submerged pipeline. More
August 13, 2009 -- Port Arthur City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to approve an agreement with Premcor Refining Group for the installation of a water line. More
August 12, 2009 -- The Jefferson County Tourism Committee today announced that it is accepting applications for grants for tourism related projects and events. More
August 12, 2009 -- The Art Museum of Southeast Texas on September 12 will host an '80s Dance Party Gala to celebrate its 22nd anniversary. More
August 12, 2009 -- The Texas Municipal League will hold its Region 16 quarterly meeting on Thursday at the Beaumont Civic Center. More
August 12, 2009 -- The Greater Beaumont Chamber of Commerce recently hosted a breakfast with Congressman Ted Poe. More
August 11, 2009 -- The Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit Port Arthur reopened the Intracostal Waterway after the towing vessel Caroline was refloated Monday. More
August 11, 2009 -- Beaumont City Council today voted unanimously to amend the Fiscal Year 2009 Budget to appropriate monies in the General Fund to be transferred to the Capital Reserve Fund, Airport Fund and the General Liability Fund. More
August 11, 2009 -- The United States Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit in Port Arthur today responded to a collision between two towing vessels on the Intercoastal Waterway just east of the High Island Bridge, resulting in one of the vessels taking on water. More
August 10, 2009 -- Jefferson County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously to approve an addendum to a contract with Bailey Architects for historical restoration of the Jefferson County Courthouse. More
August 10, 2009 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas today issued advice regarding scam artists attempting to solicit information from consumers under the guise of the "Cash for Clunkers" program. More
August 10, 2009 -- The Orange County Economic Development Corporation recently announced the hiring of firms to start the process of a levee project for the county. More
August 04, 2009 -- Harris County Sheriff Adrian Garcia has announced that the Harris County Jail has passed a reinspection by the Texas Commission on Jail Standards. More
August 04, 2009 -- Beaumont City Council today voted unanimously to approve the purchase of 12 garbage trucks, at a cost of $2.891 million, for use by the Solid Waste Division. More
August 04, 2009 -- The Art Museum of Southeast Texas will present paintings of interior scenes and coffeehouse paintings by Austin-based artist Lavanna Martin on view in Café Arts August 6 through November 1. More
August 03, 2009 -- Jefferson County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously to approve an inter-governmental agreement with Harris County for the housing of prisoners from Harris County in the Jefferson County courthouse jail. More
August 03, 2009 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas today issued a warning that phony debt collectors are contacting consumers nationwide. More
July 29, 2009 -- Port Arthur City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to approve $630,258 for the purchase of six paratransit vans from National Bus Sales. More
July 29, 2009 -- Harris County is negotiating with other counties in Texas for space to house county prisoners. More
July 28, 2009 -- Beaumont City Council today voted unanimously to authorize the mayor to sign all documents relating to the city possibly receiving $986,250 through the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program to improve the city's emergency operations center and police department in preparation for future storms. More
July 28, 2009 -- The Fall 2009 Ballroom Dance Series will be offering three sets of group dance classes at the Christus St. Elizabeth’s Health and Wellness Center, beginning in September. More
July 27, 2009 -- Jefferson County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously to approve an interlocal agreement with Harris County for the housing of prisoners. More
July 27, 2009 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas today issued a press release warning consumers to be extremely cautious when answering the door to traveling alarm system salespersons. More
July 23, 2009 -- The Beaumont Civic Center Complex released its upcoming events for August, September and October. More
July 23, 2009 -- Jefferson County officials today are working on an interlocal agreement with Harris County to house overflow prisoners from Harris County's prison at the jail in the Jefferson County Courthouse. More
July 22, 2009 -- The Art Museum of Southeast Texas will host an exhibit of selections from its permanent collection of it cityscape photographs and paintings and prints from the late 19th and early 20th century. More
July 21, 2009 -- The UTMB Galveston Mobile Mammography Van will provide free screenings to 34 women at the Port Arthur Public Health Department on Thursday. More
July 21, 2009 -- The Jefferson County Tourism Committee on Monday announced that it is accepting applications for tourism-related project grants. More
July 20, 2009 -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency today announced that it has obligated more than $2.7 million in assistance grants to replace four of eight public boat docks at the Pleasure Island Marina on Sabine Lake that were damaged during Hurricane Ike. More
July 20, 2009 -- Jefferson County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously to reappoint Jimmie Grimes and Walter Lucas to the Jefferson County Emergency Services District No. 1 Board of Commissioners. More
July 20, 2009 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas today issued a consumer warning against three common check scams taking place in the country. More
July 20, 2009 -- The Beaumont Convention and Visitors Bureau recently announced that the Texas Association of Convention & Visitor Bureaus has awarded two Beaumont CVB team members Texas Destination Marketing Certificates. More
July 17, 2009 -- The Southeast Texas Hispanic Cultural and Educational Center, Inc. will host Latino Fest Dance August 8 at the Robert A."Bob" Bowers Civic Center in Port Arthur. More
July 15, 2009 -- Port Arthur City Council on Tuesday voted 6-1, with John Beard, Jr. opposed, to remove a resolution from the agenda that would propose legislation to allow gambling on Pleasure Island. More
July 15, 2009 -- The Ben J. Rogers Regional Visitors Center, in Beaumont, invites the public to "visit with local representatives and learn about local fun and educational attractions" on July 17-18. More
July 14, 2009 -- Beaumont City Council today voted unanimously to approve contracts with DRC Emergency Services, Byrd Brothers Emergency Services, and Ceres Environmental for emergency standby products, services and debris removal. More
July 14, 2009 -- The Port Arthur Police and Fire Departments will host the second annual Guns-N-Hoses, an event to help fight against breast cancer, on July 18 at Dylan's Bar and Grill in Port Arthur. More
July 14, 2009 -- In a clarification of an article published by Guidry News Service on Monday, Jeff Branick, assistant to Jefferson County Judge Ron Walker, reports that Jefferson County and Galveston County are in agreement that the Sabine Pass to San Luis Pass Shoreline Erosion Feasibility Study by the United States Army Corps of Engineers is on hold. More
July 14, 2009 -- The minor league professional basketball team, SETX Mavericks, recently concluded their search for Maverick Dancers to perform for the 2009-2010 season. More
July 13, 2009 -- Texas Department of Transportation officials last week submitted 17 pre-applications to the Federal Railroad Administration 10 for a variety of rail projects across the state. More
July 13, 2009 -- Jefferson County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously to approve an amendment to the project cooperation agreement with the General Land Office for the United States Army Corps of Engineers Shoreline Erosion Feasibility Study. More
July 10, 2009 -- Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood on Thursday announced that $159.6 million in Recovery Act funds will go to 18 transit improvement projects in Texas. More
July 09, 2009 -- BoatU.S. is seeking nominations for the third annual BoatU.S. Recreational Boating Access Award. More
July 09, 2009 -- The Beaumont Downtown Main Library will have an interruption of its air condition system starting at 5:00 p.m. today and will be closed July 10 through 11. More
July 08, 2009 -- The Gulf of Mexico commercial shrimp season for both state and federal waters will open 30 minutes after sunset July 15. More
July 08, 2009 -- The Art Museum of Southeast Texas will host "Cool Summer Art(e)scapes" Family Arts Day on July 25. More
July 07, 2009 -- The Ben J. Rogers Regional Visitors Center in Beaumont will host Nature Days at the center on July 17 and 18. More
July 07, 2009 -- Lamar Institute of Technology will sponsor a seminar on alternative energy options from 6-8 p.m. on Thursday, July 23, at the Multi-Purpose Center, 802 E. Lavaca. More
July 06, 2009 -- Jefferson County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously to authorize a Lamar University project to design and install a wall mural depicting various elements of the Southeast Texas Region at the Southeast Texas Regional Airport. More
July 06, 2009 -- The Better Business Bureau issued a warning to be careful when buying Michael Jackson memorabilia because the value of items could only be sentimental. More
July 05, 2009 -- Guidry News Service is celebrating its 13th Anniversary this week. Jim Guidry has posted some thoughts on the occasion. More
July 03, 2009 -- Port Arthur's first stand-alone Chick-fil-A Restaurant will open on July 16 on Memorial Boulevard. More
July 02, 2009 -- The YMBL/PBR Chute-Out Bull Ride will take place at the Ford Park Arena on August 21-22. More
July 01, 2009 -- Port Arthur City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to approve a $12,700 contract to create a "presence" on the city's web site "to ensure more accurate maps and timely dispersal of planning related information to the public. More
July 01, 2009 -- The Art Museum of Southeast Texas will host an art and garage sale or "gARTage" sale, on July 17. More
June 30, 2009 -- Beaumont City Council today voted unanimously to appoint Gethrel Williams-Wright as mayor pro tem. More
June 30, 2009 -- The Beaumont Convention and Visitors Bureau recently announced that it will host several softball tournaments at its improved Beaumont Athletic Complex and Ford Fields. More
June 29, 2009 -- Better Business Bureau advises parents seeking a summer camp for their kids, whether it is day camp or sleep-away camp, to exercise care and common sense. More
June 29, 2009 -- Jefferson County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously to authorize County Judge Ron Walker to apply for a $2.6 million 2009 American Reconstruction and Recovery Act Port Security Grant for construction of the Sheriff's Office Marine Operations Center. More
June 29, 2009 -- The Ben J. Rogers Regional Visitors Center announced Friday that June marks the second anniversary of the center's operations in Jefferson County. More
June 23, 2009 -- A unified command consisting of Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit Port Arthur, Texas General Land Office, Garner Environmental, and Motiva Terminal successfully oversaw and coordinated the recovery efforts for the leaking flange in the Sabine Neches Waterway. More
June 23, 2009 -- Carl and Nettie Guidry celebrated their 50th Wedding Anniversary on June 21, 2009. More
June 22, 2009 -- Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit Port Arthur responded to the report of an oil spill at the Motiva Terminal in Port Neches, June 22, 2009. More
June 22, 2009 -- Jefferson County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously to authorize the County Judge to enter a Burn Ban Order. More
June 22, 2009 -- The Better Business Bureau released information warning against Craigslist advertisements offering "BBB Buyers Protection". More
June 22, 2009 -- The Symphony of Southeast Texas will join the City of Beaumont for its annual Fourth of July Celebration Concert at the Julie Rogers Theatre. More
June 22, 2009 -- The City of Beaumont will host Fourth of July festivities at Riverfront Park. More
June 20, 2009 -- The Department of Earth and Space Sciences at Lamar University has a detailed 16-foot panoramic photograph of Bolivar Peninsula on display showing the devastation wrought by Hurricane Ike. More
June 19, 2009 -- The Better Business Bureau in Southeast Texas, headquartered in Beaumont, has revoked the BBB Accreditation of Twin Oaks, General Contractor. More
June 18, 2009 -- Port Arthur City Council on Tuesday voted 7-1, with Thomas J. Henderson opposed, to authorize a $917,677 contract between the City of Port Arthur and ALLCO Construction of Beaumont for the widening of W. Rev. Dr. Ransom Howard Street. More
June 17, 2009 -- The Better Business Bureau released advice for consumers who receive robocalls from companies offering to lower their credit card interest rate. More
June 16, 2009 -- Beaumont City Council today voted unanimously to award a contract for the Magnolia Avenue Drainage and Pavement Improvement Project to Excavators and Constructors, Ltd. of Port Arthur in the amount of $1,803,062.60. More
June 16, 2009 -- The 6th annual Southeast Texas Regional Visitors Guide is now available free to toursists in 95 locations along Interstate 10 from Houston to Orange. More
June 16, 2009 -- Earthquake & Friends Comedy Explosion will take place on July 17 at the Julie Rogers Theatre. More
June 15, 2009 -- Jefferson County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously to award a $1.05 million bid to Mid-Continental Restoration Company for the Jefferson County Courthouse Masonry and Window Restoration Project, Phase 2. More
June 11, 2009 -- The Beaumont Convention and Visitors Bureau is hosting the Texas P.R.I.D.E. Crisis Counseling Program on recovery from Hurricane Ike today and Friday. More
June 09, 2009 -- The Press Club of Southeast Texas on Friday held a ceremony honoring Bridge City schools Superintendent Jamey Harrison, Bridge City Mayor Kurt Roccaforte and Orange County Judge Carl Thibodeaux as "Newsmakers of the Year" for their leadership during recovery from Hurricane Ike. More
June 08, 2009 -- Jefferson County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously to approve an agreement with Barry Clark & Associates, Inc. for consulting services to develop commercial air service between the Southeast Texas Regional Airport and Austin Bergstrom International Airport. More
June 08, 2009 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas today issued tips for consumers whose local car dealerships are closing due to termination of franchise agreements with Chrysler or General Motors. More
June 05, 2009 -- The Coast Guard, along with the assistance of two Good Samaritans today rescued four people from an oil rig after their boat capsized, 20 miles off the coast of Sabine Pass. More
June 04, 2009 -- The crews of Coast Guard Station Sabine and the Coast Guard Cutter Heron will take part in a rare, joint change of command ceremony at 10 a.m. on Friday at Coast Guard Station Sabine. More
June 04, 2009 -- The Entergy Foundation recently awarded $20,500 in grants to nonprofit organizations in Southeast Texas. More
June 03, 2009 -- Port Arthur City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to approve a budget amendment to expand service hours for the city's civic center. More
June 02, 2009 -- Beaumont City Council today voted unanimously to approve an amendment to an interlocal agreement with Jefferson County Drainage District No. 6 for the Cartwright/Corley Relief Project. More
June 01, 2009 -- The South East Texas Waterways Advisory Council was recognized as the National Harbor Safety Committee of the Year at the 12th Annual National Harbor Safety Conference in Tampa, Florida on May 28. More
June 01, 2009 -- Jefferson County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously to approve renewal of a contract with Waste Management for trash container service for the county. More
June 01, 2009 -- The 10th Southeast Texas Senior Celebration and Consumer Expo is set for October 1 at the Beaumont Civic Center. More
May 26, 2009 -- The Annual Houston/Galveston National Weather Service Hurricane Preparedness Meeting will be held at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston on Saturday. More
May 26, 2009 -- Jefferson County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously to approve a change order to increase a contract with ALLCO by $132,233 for erosion control at the Cajun Cabins on Pleasure Island. More
May 26, 2009 -- Better Business Bureau is warning consumers to be on the lookout for fraudulent e-mails and Web sites trying to take advantage of the current swine flu outbreak. More
May 23, 2009 -- The twenty-second Annual Maritime Memorial Service was held at the Seaman’s Memorial Sundial on Lakeshore Drive in Port Arthur on Friday. More
May 21, 2009 -- Bridge City’s Studio C Dance Center will present the Open House 2009 dance recital on May 30 at the Julie Roger's Theater. More
May 21, 2009 -- The City of Beaumont on Wednesday launched a free prescription drug discount card program for residents. More
May 20, 2009 -- Port Arthur City Council on Tuesday voted 7-2, with Martin Flood and John Beard, Jr. opposed, to amend the Code of Ordinances to place a time limit on debates on non-consent issues brought to the floor by the city council. More
May 19, 2009 -- The Beaumont Convention and Visitors Bureau recently announced that the 4th Annual Spindletop Spin to downtown Beaumont will be June 6. More
May 19, 2009 -- Beaumont City Council today voted unanimously to amend the Code of Ordinances to allow for the towing of uninsured vehicles in the city. More
May 19, 2009 -- The Beaumont Convention and Visitors Bureau recently announced that the Beaumont Family Fun Book of Savings is now available. More
May 18, 2009 -- Jefferson County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously to approve three requests for Hotel Occupancy Tax funds. More
May 18, 2009 -- The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is now offering special financing to small business entrepreneurs who “go green” through their SBA 504 Loan Program. More
May 18, 2009 -- The 842nd Transportation Battalion of the United States Army, which is stationed at the Port of Beaumont, will hold a ceremony on Thursday to transfer the command of the battalion. More
May 16, 2009 -- A cigar evening and buffet was held at the Port Arthur Seafarers’ Center on Houston Avenue on Friday. More
May 14, 2009 -- The Art Museum of Southeast Texas presents "A New Purpose", 10 works by local artist Summer Lydick, in Café Arts through August 2. More
May 13, 2009 -- The Beaumont Convention & Visitors Bureau will host the 6th Annual Hospitality Olympics tomorrow at the Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Beaumont Plaza. More
May 12, 2009 -- BoatUS, a group of recreational boat owners, today announced that it is joining various groups in opposing a petition to the Environmental Protection Agency to allow the amount of ethanol permitted in gasoline to be increased to 15 percent. More
May 12, 2009 -- Beaumont City Council today voted unanimously to amend the city's budget to transfer $400,000 from the Hotel Occupancy Tax Fund to pay for costs associated with improvements at the athletics complex. More
May 12, 2009 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas today announced that it has revoked the accreditation of a business due to failing to respond to two complaints filed against it with the bureau. More
May 11, 2009 -- Jefferson County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously to authorize County Judge Ron Walker to execute an agreement with the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality for Supplemental Environmental Project funding for the Cheek Sewer Project. More
May 11, 2009 -- The Better Business Bureau warns that deceptive door-to-door magazine sales crews are looking to make a quick buck nationwide this summer. More
May 09, 2009 -- The Beaumont Art League will present Herman Hugg in a retrospective exhibition May 16-31. More
May 07, 2009 -- Students in the master of public administration program at Lamar University will present findings and recommendations regarding the revitalization of historic downtown Silsbee during a community forum on May 20 at the Silsbee Chamber of Commerce. More
May 07, 2009 -- Rotary Club of Beaumont Spindletop will present the 8th annual Southeast Texas All-American Soap Box Derby May 15-17 at the Maury Meyers Bridge. More
May 07, 2009 -- The West Gulf Maritime Association will have a membership meeting on May 13 at Sanderson's in Nederland. More
May 06, 2009 -- Port Arthur City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to award a $480,804 bid to Doughtie Construction Company, Inc. for road construction, water, sanitary sewer, paving and drainage facilities at the Highway 73 Business Park. More
May 06, 2009 -- Philpott Motors, Ltd. in Nederland and Tony Houseman Companies of Orange were named winners of 2009 Torch Awards for Marketplace Trust by the Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas during its 12th annual awards presentation banquet. More
May 05, 2009 -- Beaumont City Council today voted unanimously to authorize City Attorney Tyrone Cooper to file a lawsuit against Entergy Texas, Inc. to recover overcharges resulting from street lighting billing errors. More
May 04, 2009 -- Jefferson County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously to approve issuance of $2.741 million in home buy-out checks. More
May 04, 2009 -- The Beaumont Convention and Visitors Bureau will host events to recognize National Travel and Tourism Week on May 9-17. More
May 04, 2009 -- This year's Champagne & Ribs party will honor Pat Avery and Judge John Stevens, with proceeds benefitting the "Gift of Life" Prostate Cancer Awareness Program, on May 7 at Cowboy Harley-Davidson. More
May 01, 2009 -- The Rogers Park Dedication and Ribbon Cutting will be held on May 4 in Beaumont. More
April 30, 2009 -- Buu Mon Buddhist Temple in Port Arthur recently announced that the temple’s gardens, as well as, its upcoming 11th Annual Lotus and Bamboo Festival is highlighted in the May issue of “Southern Living” magazine. More
April 30, 2009 -- The Beaumont Convention and Visitors Bureau Convention Sales Team recently held a "Meeting of the Minds" with local hotel and event facility partners. More
April 28, 2009 -- Beaumont City Council today voted unanimously to approve a $1.296 million contract with R&B Group, Inc. of Houston for rehabilitation of the 23rd Street Lift Station. More
April 28, 2009 -- The Galveston District Army Corps of Engineers released today the list of Civil Works projects in the Galveston District that are to be funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. More
April 28, 2009 -- The Beaumont Convention and Visitors Bureau on Monday announced that the Grand Chapter of Texas Order of the Eastern Star will hold its annual convention in Beaumont on July 25-29, 2012. More
April 27, 2009 -- Jefferson County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously to approve an allocation of $800,000 in Texas Disaster Relief Funds. More
April 27, 2009 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas today issued a warning for consumers to be wary of telemarketing calls and mailers claiming their auto warranty is expiring. More
April 24, 2009 -- Wire crates, to be used to assist area residents who evacuate with their pets on public transportation during a disaster, will be distributed to Southeast Texas First Responders on April 27th at the south side of the Beaumont Emergency Operations Center. More
April 24, 2009 -- Twenty to thirty volunteers from the Livestock, Breeders Greeters and Horspitality committees will build fences at three work sites designated by the Fellowship of Christian Farmers in and around Chambers and Jefferson counties on April 25. More
April 24, 2009 -- The grand opening of the Rogers Park Community Center, walking trail and other new park features will be held on May 4 at Rogers Park. More
April 22, 2009 -- Port Arthur City Council on Tuesday voted 7-1, with Thomas J. Henderson opposed, to approve an agreement of employment for Floyd Batiste as CEO of the City of Port Arthur Section 4A Economic Development Corporation. More
April 22, 2009 -- Nearly 300 golfers on 72 teams recently gathered at Brentwood Country Club to participate in the 7th Annual Miracle Match for Life Golf Tournament, benefitting the Gulf Coast Marrow Donor Program, the Julie Rogers “Gift of Life” Program, and LifeShare Blood Centers. More
April 21, 2009 -- Beaumont City Council today approved the purchase of 30 new traffic signal cabinets with controllers for a total of $372,700. More
April 21, 2009 -- The 4th Annual City of Beaumont & Kinsel Ford Beaumont Jazz + Blues Fest will be in Downtown Beaumont in the Jefferson Theatre parking lot on Fannin Street on May 9. More
April 21, 2009 -- The Art Museum of Southeast Texas will host "Cinco de Mayo on the Bayou" Family Arts Day on May 2. More
April 20, 2009 -- Jefferson County Commissioners Court today is considering an expenditure of $1.414 million to provide a matching amount for the federal Hazard Mitigation Grant Program. More
April 20, 2009 -- The judges have released the names of the finalists for the 2009 Torch Awards for Marketplace Trust presented by the Better Business Bureau in Southeast Texas and assisted by the College of Business at Lamar University. More
April 19, 2009 -- Twelve Lamar Institute of Technology students earned gold medals during the recent state SkillsUSA competition in San Antonio, giving those students the right to participate in national competition in Kansas City, Missouri, this June. More
April 17, 2009 -- The Coast Guard today assisted three people onboard the 72-foot fishing vessel Don Paco, which was reported to be taking on water 95-miles off Port Arthur. More
April 16, 2009 -- Seven Lamar University mechanical engineering students will spend the next few days testing an off-road vehicle they designed and built for competition with engineering students from across the country and beyond. More
April 16, 2009 -- The Conservation Fund on Wednesday announced the donation of 6,600 acres of land to the National Park Service as part of the Big Thicket National Preserve. More
April 15, 2009 -- The Art Museum of Southeast Texas Board of Trustees has changed the date of the upcoming Casino Night fundraiser to June 11. More
April 14, 2009 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas on Monday issued a warning regarding fake award letters claiming to be from the Publishers Clearing House. More
April 14, 2009 -- BASF FINA Petrochemicals and TOTAL Petrochemicals USA Inc. will kick-off the 7th Annual Miracle Match for Life Benefit Golf Tournament on April 17 at Brentwood Country Club. More
April 13, 2009 -- Jefferson County Commissioners Court on Monday approved professional services agreements totaling $130,000 with Jeffrey S. Ward & Associates, Inc. and Leap Engineering LLC for projects under the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program to "preserve storm surge dissipating marsh at McFaddin Refuge. More
April 11, 2009 -- The 14th Annual B.J. Stelly Memorial Bike Blessing and Yajtzee Run was held at the Seafarers’ Center in Port Arthur on Saturday. More
April 10, 2009 -- The Coast Guard issued letters of recommendation Friday, April 10, 2009, for eight liquefied natural gas facilities located throughout the Gulf Coast. More
April 10, 2009 -- The Southeast Texas Hispanic Cultural and Educational Center, Inc. will host the Sixth Annual Mercado Days Latino Fest on April 17-18 at the Procter Street Pavilion. More
April 09, 2009 -- The American Cancer Society will host its 9th Annual Golf Tournament on May 30 at the Bayou Din Golf Club in Beaumont. More
April 08, 2009 -- The Delta Sigma Theta Sorority and Greater Port Arthur Chamber of Commerce, working in conjunction with Lamar State College Port Arthur, have scheduled the Political Candidate Forum for April 16 in the Lamar State College Lecture Hall. More
April 08, 2009 -- Port Arthur City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to terminate its interlocal mutual assistance agreement with Orange County Emergency Services District No. 2. More
April 07, 2009 -- Beaumont City Council today voted unanimously to amend the city's water and sewer regulations to change how apartment complexes and mobile home parks are billed for water and sewer use. More
April 07, 2009 -- The Art Museum of Southeast Texas will show artwork by Charlotte Cosgrove, Jeff Jennings, and Ray Daniel for the spring exhibition from April 25 through July 12. More
April 07, 2009 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas announced that the sixth "Shred It & Forget It!" event set a record in Port Arthur with 340 vehicles served and over 30,000 pounds of shredded documents collected. More
April 06, 2009 -- Jefferson County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously to authorize County Judge Ron Walker to notify the county's pre-positioned contractors, such as Crowder-Gulf, of the county's intent to address the removal of hazardous debris material deposited by the storm surge of Hurricane Ike. More
April 06, 2009 -- The United States Coast Guard today announced that it will establish a Liquefied Gas Carrier National Center of Expertise in Port Arthur on Thursday. More
April 03, 2009 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas will host “Shred It & Forget It” on Saturday at the Central Mall Parking Lot in Port Arthur. More
April 02, 2009 -- The City of Beaumont on Wednesday announced that it will not implement a single stream recycling program and that its pilot program will be discontinued on April 30. More
April 01, 2009 -- The Beaumont Ballet Theatre received high marks during this year’s Regional Dance America Festival held in Sugarland/Stafford, Texas last week. More
March 31, 2009 -- Beaumont City Council today voted unanimously to approve the purchase of a $319,574 mobile storage system from Southwest Solutions Group of Houston for the archive building addition to the Tyrrell Historical Library. More
March 31, 2009 -- The City of Beaumont will host a pitch, hit and run competition on May 2 at the West End Little League baseball fields. More
March 31, 2009 -- The City of Port Arthur will hold its first annual Multi-Cultural Exposition on April 25 at the Procter Street Pavilion. More
March 31, 2009 -- The Zachary Breaux Jazz Fest will be held on June 12-13 in Port Arthur, with tickets going on sale on Wednesday. More
March 30, 2009 -- The opening of the South Texas State Fair at Ford Park in Jefferson County last week was marred by poor weather, but Carl Guidry reports that the weekend went well. More
March 30, 2009 -- The Beaumont Convention and Visitors Bureau today announced that free genealogy classes will be held at Tyrrell Historical Library on Saturdays on May 2 through June 6. More
March 30, 2009 -- Jefferson County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously to accept a settlement of claims of the county against AT&T relating to an audit of previously paid phone line charges. More
March 30, 2009 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas today announced that almost one-third of consumer complaints against tax preparation companies concern mistakes made by the tax preparation professional. More
March 27, 2009 -- Texas Governor Rick Perry on Thursday toured areas of Port Arthur affected by the 2008 Hurricane Season. More
March 25, 2009 -- Beaumont City Council today voted 1-6, with Alan Coleman the only vote in favor, to reject a proposed ordinance to establish a photographic traffic signal enforcement system to place red light cameras at intersections of the city. More
March 23, 2009 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas today issued tips on maintaining a positive consumer credit score. More
March 23, 2009 -- Jefferson County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously to authorize County Judge Ron Walker to direct the County Clerk to assess additional court costs and reasonable expenses for mental health proceedings for out-of-county patients. More
March 23, 2009 -- The American Cancer Society will host its Ninth Annual "Take a Swing at Cancer" Golf Tournament on May 30 at the Bayou Din Golf Club in Beaumont. More
March 20, 2009 -- Texas Land Commissioner Jerry Patterson has announced that former President George H.W. Bush will join volunteers with the Texas General Land Office Adopt-A-Beach Spring Cleanup on the Bolivar Peninsula Saturday, April 25. More
March 20, 2009 -- The Press Club of Southeast Texas has announced the finalists for Newsmaker of the Year, who will be honored at the club’s annual scholarship fund-raiser on June 5. More
March 20, 2009 -- Lamar Insititute of Technology will host Southeast Texas’ only Pro-Am Shoot in Lumberton on Saturday, April 4. More
March 19, 2009 -- Dan F. Smith, an alumnus of Lamar University and a member of the LU College of Engineering Advisory Council, and his wife Sandra, have announced a $6 million gift to the university, "to help guide the college into a new era of growth". More
March 19, 2009 -- The Julie Rogers "Gift of Life" Program is hosting a "You CAN Take a Stand" campaign in collaboration with "Kick Butts Day" on March 25 to encourage the community to stop smoking. More
March 19, 2009 -- The U. S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District, in conjunction with the Jefferson County Drainage District #7, held a public meeting on Wednesday in the Port Arthur City Council Chambers to present information and seek comments regarding emergency repairs to the Port Arthur and Vicinity Federal Hurricane Flood Protection Project that was damaged by Hurricane Ike. More
March 19, 2009 -- The Beaumont Wellness Center will host dance lessons for a variety of ballroom styles, with class from April through June. More
March 19, 2009 -- The Beaumont Convention and Visitors Bureau has announced that Phi Delta Kappa will hold its 43rd Southwest Regional Conference in Beaumont on April 2-5. More
March 17, 2009 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas on Monday issued a release with advice for consumers regarding debt management. More
March 17, 2009 -- The Art Museum of Southeast Texas on Monday announced that it is displaying a collection of art by Bernice Thrall Switzer. More
March 16, 2009 -- Jefferson County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously to approve a change order to increase a contract with SeTex Construction Corporation by $208,469 for renovations of the Southeast Texas Regional Airport. More
March 15, 2009 -- Beaumont Ballet Theatre dancers will represent Southeast Texas at Regional Dance America/Southwest Ballet Festival “Dare to be Moved” at the Stafford Center in Sugarland on March 20-22. More
March 12, 2009 -- The U. S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District, in conjunction with the Jefferson County Drainage District #7, will hold a public meeting on Wednesday, March 18 in the Port Arthur City Council Chambers to present information and seek comments regarding emergency repairs to the Port Arthur and Vicinity Federal Hurricane Flood Protection Project that was damaged by Hurricane Ike. More
March 11, 2009 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas will host ”Shred It & Forget It” on Saturday, April 4, 2009, from 10am to 1pm, as part of an effort to reduce identity theft. More
March 10, 2009 -- United States Senator John Cornyn voted against the $410 billion Omnibus Spending Bill, calling it "bloated". More
March 10, 2009 -- United States Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison has announced the Fiscal Year 2009 Omnibus Appropriations bill includes $29.5 million that she helped to secure for the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway. More
March 10, 2009 -- Beaumont City Council today voted unanimously to approve a $1.19 million bid by Bruce's General Construction of Beaumont for construction of the North End Community Center. More
March 09, 2009 -- Jefferson County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously to issue a Burn Ban Order due to weather conditions increasing the risk of wildfires. More
March 05, 2009 -- The Beaumont Convention and Visitors Bureau has announced that Beaumont will host the 2009 Southeast Texas International Annual Spiritual Warfare Conference, which will be held March 12-14 at the MCM Elegante Hotel and Conference Center. More
March 03, 2009 -- The Beaumont Convention and Visitors Bureau on Monday announced that it received several "Addy" awards at the 2009 American Advertising Federation Beaumont Addy Awards ceremony recognizing advertising excellence. More
March 02, 2009 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas today issued a warning concerning companies offering "free" advice on how to receive government grants. More
February 25, 2009 -- Port Arthur City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to hold a special election on May 9 to propose the use of the 4A Sales Tax to fund various projects in the 4B category. More
February 24, 2009 -- Beaumont City Council today voted unanimously to approve an amendment to the City's Zoning Ordinance to regulate allowable building types within the city. More
February 23, 2009 -- Jefferson County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously to execute an amendment to a grant contract with the Office of Rural Community Affairs to increase the number of bridges replaced under disaster recovery grant funding to 10. More
February 23, 2009 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas today issued a warning for consumers to be aware of schemes and scams promising to increase tax refunds. More
February 21, 2009 -- Mardi Gras festivities are well underway in Port Arthur. More
February 20, 2009 -- The First Annual Multi-Cultural Exposition in Port Arthur will be held on Saturday, April 25 at the Procter Street Pavilion. More
February 18, 2009 -- The Beaumont Convention and Visitors Bureau will host its 19th Annual Hall of Fame Reception on Thursday at the Beaumont Botanical Gardens. More
February 17, 2009 -- Beaumont City Council today voted unanimously to approve a moratorium of 60 days on permits for drilling of oil and natural gas wells. More
February 17, 2009 -- Jefferson County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously to approve an increase of $283,061 to a contract with SeTex Construction Corporation for the renovations of the Southeast Texas Regional Airport. More
February 16, 2009 -- A Lamar University delegation will visit Beaumont City Council during its 1:30 p.m. meeting Tuesday at City Hall  where President James Simmons will accept a proclamation declaring February 16-21 as “Red, White & You Week” and February 18-21 as “Lamar University Basketball Celebration Days.” More
February 16, 2009 -- The Better Busines Bureau of Southeast Texas today issued a warning for job hunters to be wary of rebate processing job scams. More
February 16, 2009 -- The Beaumont Convention and Visitors Bureau has announced that the 2009 Southeast Texas International Annual Spiritual Warfare Conference will be held at the MCM Elegante Hotel in Beaumont on March 14. More
February 14, 2009 -- Lamar University alumni and friends will launch the Red White & You celebration Monday evening with Homecoming 2009 at Bistro Lemonde on Dowlen Road. More
February 12, 2009 -- The Art Museum of Southeast Texas will hold an artist reception on Sunday in Cafe Arts for its current exhibit, "Ike: Passages and Memories". More
February 12, 2009 -- Port Arthur City Council on Tuesday voted 6-2, with Mayor Pro Tem Jack Chatman, Jr. and John Beard, Jr. opposed, to approve a Tire Bounty Program to reduce illegally dumped tires in the city. More
February 11, 2009 -- The Julie Rogers "Gift of Life" Program will honor breast and prostate cancer survivors from Southeast Texas during its annual Valentine Survivors Celebration on Thursday at Parkdale Mall. More
February 10, 2009 -- The Better Business Bureau has announced it is now assigning letter-grade ratings to businesses ranging from A+ to F. More
February 10, 2009 -- The Beaumont Convention and Visitors Bureau welcomes the Coastwind Cat Club Show to Beaumont on Saturday, February 28 from 10:30 am to 5:00 pm and Sunday, March 1 from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm at the Beaumont Civic Center. More
February 10, 2009 -- Beaumont City Council today is considering authorizing City Manager Kyle Hayes to execute a $576,354 contract with Huff and Mitchell, Inc. for a sanitary sewer system improvements project for a 60-inch trunk line rehabilitation. More
February 09, 2009 -- Jefferson County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously to authorize County Judge Ron Walker to send a letter to the Texas Department of Transportation to accept TxDOT's offer to remove Hurricane Ike debris from private and public property in Jefferson County, as well as designate the location of such debris. More
February 09, 2009 -- The Southeast Texas Mustangs basketball team on Saturday won their 16th straight game at their home court at Ford Arena in Beaumont. More
February 08, 2009 -- The Beaumont Convention & Visitors Bureau will host its 19th Annual Hall of Fame Reception at the Beaumont Botanical Gardens on Thursday, February 19. More
February 08, 2009 -- Artworks by 17 local high school seniors have been chosen to be exhibited in the 22nd Annual Protégé Competition and Exhibition at the Art Museum of Southeast Texas. More
February 06, 2009 -- The Jefferson County Tourism Committee is now accepting applications for hotel occupancy tax grants awarded to tourism related projects and events benefiting Jefferson County.   More
February 04, 2009 -- The City of Beaumont, along with the Beaumont Library Commission and the Literacy Advisory Council, will host the dedication of the Maurine Gray Literacy Depot on Tuesday. More
February 03, 2009 -- Beaumont City Council today voted unanimously to approve the acquisition of property for public use at 320-330 College Street and 890-892 Pearl Street. More
February 03, 2009 -- "What Happens in Vegas Stays in Vegas", an event is sponsored by the American Advertising Federation of Beaumont, will be presented by Randy Snow, vice president and creative director for R&R Partners at the February 10 luncheon at the Neches Room on Crockett Street in Beaumont. More
February 03, 2009 -- The Julie Rogers "Gift of Life" Program on Monday announced that it has been awarded a $65,000 grant from the Avon Foundation Breast Care Fund. More
February 02, 2009 -- A fire completely destroyed a historic television station building located at 17th Street and Woodworth Boulevard in Port Arthur. More
February 02, 2009 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas will host Michael Reagan as speaker at its 12th Annual Torch Awards for Marketplace Trust on May 5 at the Beaumont Civic Center. More
February 02, 2009 -- Jefferson County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously to authorize County Judge Ron Walker to send a letter to the Texas Disaster Relief Fund requesting an award of $800,000 to the county for use in abating Hurricane Ike damage. More
February 02, 2009 -- The Port Arthur based Krewe Mon Ami` held its 15th Annual Fantasy Ball on Saturday evening. More
January 29, 2009 -- The Press Club of Southeast Texas on Wednesday announced that Debbie Bridgeman has been elected as the club president for 2009. More
January 29, 2009 -- The Julie Rogers "Gift of Life" Program last week recognized the TOTAL Port Arthur Refinery and cancer survivors during its annual meeting. More
January 28, 2009 -- Port Arthur City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to approve a ceremonial street naming policy for the city. More
January 27, 2009 -- Beaumont City Council today is considering the appointment of Quentin Price as senior assistant city attorney with a starting salary of $83,000. More
January 26, 2009 -- Jefferson County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously to appoint Commissioner Everette "Bo" Alfred to the Jefferson County Purchasing Board to fill the vacancy left by the retirement of Commissioner Waymon Hallmark. More
January 26, 2009 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas today issued tips on purchasing memorabilia items for President Barack Obama. More
January 25, 2009 -- The Beaumont Convention & Visitors Bureau is both excited about and proud of the numerous editorial write ups it received for Beaumont in 2008 that totaled $940,164.63 in PR Value with 29,770,848 Impressions. More
January 25, 2009 -- Lamar University’s 2009 Homecoming-Red, White & You celebration is just around the corner, and residents will have lots of locations to choose from where they can pick up their signs starting February 1. More
January 25, 2009 -- The Southeast Texas Arts Council's 2009 fundraiser titled, Heart for the Arts, is a Valentine's sweet and savory reception and will be held at Suga's Deep South Cuisine and Jazz Bar in Beaumont, on Sunday, February 8, 2009 from 6 to 8 p.m. More
January 24, 2009 -- The Best Years Senior Center will hold its "Celebrating Seniors Mardi Gras Style" event in the Beaumont Civic Center on February 11. Flyer
January 22, 2009 -- Port Arthur Mayor Deloris "Bobbie" Prince turned over the presidency of the South East Texas Regional Planning Commission to Sour Lake Council Member Suzanne Simmons at Wednesday's annual meeting of the council of governments. More
January 20, 2009 -- The Julie Rogers "Gift of Life" Program on Thursday will honor the TOTAL Port Arthur Refinery and the late Todd Christopher at its annual board meeting and dinner. More
January 20, 2009 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas on Monday issued a list of the most popular types of scams attempted in 2008. More
January 16, 2009 -- Lamar University Art Professor Keith Carter's photos have been added to the permanent collection of the National Portrait Gallery. More
January 15, 2009 -- The South East Texas Regional Planning Commission will hold its 27th Annual Dinner on Wednesday at the MCM Elegante. More
January 13, 2009 -- Jefferson Theatre's Cultural Growth Program will present "Brilliance!" on January 23. More
January 13, 2009 -- Beaumont City Council today voted unanimously to award a bid of $2.2 million to Bruce's General Construction of Beaumont for renovations of the Athletic Complex located at Langham Road, as well as approve a change order to reduce the cost of the renovations by $550,000. More
January 12, 2009 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas today issued a release with answers to frequently asked questions about the upcoming transition to digital television. More
January 12, 2009 -- Jefferson County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously to approve a $1.025 million amendment to the budget to establish a Marine Division in accordance with an interlocal agreement with the Sabine-Neches Navigation District. More
January 07, 2009 -- The 2009 Southeast Texas Business Expo will be held on January 22 at the Beaumont Civic Center. More
January 07, 2009 -- The Beaumont Convention and Visitors Bureau will host a Destination Training program on January 21. More
January 06, 2009 -- The Southeast Texas Mustangs basketball team, along with the Julie Rogers "Gift of Life" program will host the "Slam Dunk for the Cure" benefit on Saturday at the Ford Arena. More
January 06, 2009 -- The Art Museum of Southeast Texas will present an exhibition of the work of Gordon Parks starting January 17. More
January 05, 2009 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas today issued a consumer warning concerning online ads claiming endorsements by celebrities for acai-berry weight loss products. More
January 05, 2009 -- Jefferson County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously to approve a change order to increase a contract with SeTex Construction Corporation by $57,055 for renovations of the Southeast Texas Regional Airport to provide two independently powered baggage conveyers. More
January 05, 2009 -- The Beaumont Public Library System will sponsor a used book sale on Saturday at the Beaumont Civic Center. More
December 31, 2008 -- Port Arthur City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to remove from the agenda a contract for the sale of the Sabine Hotel. More
December 29, 2008 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas today issued tips to families looking to take control of their finances in the new year. More
December 23, 2008 -- Beaumont City Council today voted unanimously to approve an industrial district contract with Arkema, Inc. More
December 22, 2008 -- Jefferson County Commissioners Court today issued a proclamation recognizing the retirement of Commissioner Waymon D. Hallmark. More
December 18, 2008 -- Port Arthur City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to approve an ordinance that will annex land that was subject to industrial district agreements expiring at the end of the year. More
December 17, 2008 -- The Jefferson and Orange County Pilotage Commission on Tuesday approved an application for rate adjustment for Jefferson and Orange County Pilots. More
December 16, 2008 -- Beaumont City Council today voted 5-1, with Dr. Alan Coleman opposed, to enter into a contract with Jeffrey S. Ward and Associates for application and grant management services related to the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program. More
December 15, 2008 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas today issued a release with tips on ways to donate to charities while on a tight budget. More
December 15, 2008 -- Jefferson County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously to reappoint Patrick Swain as County Auditor for a two-year term. More
December 12, 2008 -- The Beaumont Civic Center today announced that the sale of tickets has begun for David Copperfield's "An Intimate Evening of Grand Illusion", which will be at the Julie Rogers Theatre on February 27. More
December 12, 2008 -- The United State Coast Guard has recovered three crewmembers and continues to search for two more after a helicopter crashed approximately 2-miles south, off the coast of Sabine Pass on Thursday. More w/Video
December 11, 2008 -- A powerful arctic cold front pushed through Southeast Texas Tuesday night, with strong northerly winds bringing the first snow to Harris, Galveston, Brazoria, Chambers and Jefferson counties since the Christmas Eve snowfall of 2004. More
December 10, 2008 -- Galveston County Judge Jim Yarbrough and Precinct 1 County Commissioner Pat Doyle will host a public meeting to discuss Hurricane Ike recovery Tuesday at the Crystal Beach County Annex on Bolivar Peninsula. More
December 09, 2008 -- Beaumont City Council today voted unanimously to award of a $610,000 bid to Bruce's General Construction, Inc. for renovation of City Hall. More
December 08, 2008 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas today issued tips for "going green" this holiday season. More
December 08, 2008 -- Jefferson County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously to authorize County Judge Ron Walker to file a request to the Federal Emergency Management Agency for assistance in private property debris removal, including the demolition of unsafe structures. More
December 08, 2008 -- The Beaumont Civic Center on Friday announced that tickets are on sale for "The Cleanup Woman", which will play at the Julie Rogers Theatre on March 17. More
December 05, 2008 -- Lamar University’s Kappa Kappa Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau Honor Society of Nursing celebrated its 20th anniversary and inducted 24 members during a recent ceremony. More
December 05, 2008 -- More than 100 friends, family and supporters turned out for Texas State Representative Joe Deshotel's Birthday Party at Suga's Restaurant in Beaumont on December 3. More
December 04, 2008 -- Approximately 70 volunteer leaders and supporters gathered on Tuesday, December 2, 2008 at the Holiday Inn – Park Central in Port Arthur to celebrate progress on the $1.8 million capital campaign to renovate and expand the YMCA. More
December 03, 2008 -- Port Arthur City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to authorize an expenditure of $75,000 from the Port Arthur Section 4A Economic Development Corporation's Training Budget to provide an "on the job" training program. More
December 03, 2008 -- The Julie Rogers "Gift of Life" program announced that it provided 240 free prostate cancer screenings and 35 free clinical breast exams during an event on November 22 in Beaumont. More
December 01, 2008 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas today issued tips for consumers on steps to take if a retailer goes bankrupt with goods, services or other items still due. More
December 01, 2008 -- Jefferson County Commissioners Court today voted 4-1, with Everette Alfred opposed, to approve exempting various groups from paying for security during their scheduled events in 2009. More
November 25, 2008 -- The Coast Guard and partners have successfully overseen the recovery of a ruptured well-head leak, which occurred in Sabine Lake, on November 18. More
November 25, 2008 -- Beaumont City Council today voted unanimously to award an $819,500 bid by McInnis Construction for construction of EMS Station No. 2 located at 3020 Municipal Drive More
November 25, 2008 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas will host a training seminar entitled "Easing Stress in Our Lives" on December 11 at the MCM Elegante Hotel and Conference Center. More
November 24, 2008 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas today offered tips for consumers looking to save money this holiday season. More
November 22, 2008 -- The Beaumont Christmas Holiday Festival & Parade will be held on Saturday, December 6. More
November 22, 2008 -- Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit Port Arthur and other agencies are coordinating efforts to recover a ruptured well-head leak, which occured on Tuesday in Sabine Lake. More
November 21, 2008 -- The Better Business Bureau that serves the eight-counties and the Bolivar Peninsula of Southeast Texas has announced the officers of its Board of Directors for 2009. More
November 20, 2008 -- The Julie Rogers Theatre will host "The Rat Pack is Back" on February 10. More
November 19, 2008 -- Beaumont Mayor Becky Ames and members of Beaumont City Council hosted an open house and ribbon cutting ceremony for the City of Beaumont's 911, 311 and Emergency Operations Center at 700 Orleans Street. More
November 19, 2008 -- The United States Coast Guard today announced that it responded to a ruptured well head leak in Sabine Lake after a tug and barge reportedly struck it on Tuesday. More
November 19, 2008 -- Port Arthur City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to approve an amendment to the Code of Ordinances adding a requirement that property owners remove downed trees from their property. More
November 19, 2008 -- The Art Museum of Southeast Texas (AMSET), in partnership with Barnes & Noble Booksellers, will host a book signing event in honor of internationally recognized photographer Keith Carter from 6-8 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 9. More
November 18, 2008 -- Beaumont City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to approve extending a lease agreement with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston for a period of one year. More
November 17, 2008 -- Jefferson County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously to approve a resolution regarding the future of the University of Texas Medical Branch hospital in Galveston. More
November 17, 2008 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas today offered advice for safe online shopping during the holiday season. More
November 13, 2008 -- Residents and property owners on the Bolivar Peninsula attended the second public meeting hosted by RestoreBolivar.com in the Jury Impanelling Room of the Jefferson County Courthouse on Wednesday. More
November 12, 2008 -- Despite the threat of severe weather, Veterans Day was celebrated in two ceremonies in Jefferson County on Tuesday. More
November 12, 2008 -- The Julie Rogers Gift of Life Program will host free prostate screenings in Orange on November 15 and Beaumont on November 22. More
November 11, 2008 -- Former Buffalo Bill Tight End, Kevin Everett, was named Parade Grand Marshal of the 2008 City of Beaumont Christmas Holiday Festival and Parade set for Saturday, December 6. More
November 10, 2008 -- Jefferson County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously to award a bid of $1.127 million to Diamond K Equipment Inc. for bridge replacement projects at McDermand Road, Green Pond Road, Thompson Road and South China Road. More
November 10, 2008 -- There will be three Veterans Day celebrations in Jefferson County on Tuesday. More
November 10, 2008 -- The City of Beaumont will hold its Christmas Holiday Festival and Parade, with events being held December 3-7. More
November 10, 2008 -- The Southeast Texas Art Council will host the Second Annual Southeast Texas Children's Book Festival beginning Saturday. More
November 10, 2008 -- The Environmental Protection Agency and the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality will operate household hazardous waste drop off stations for residents of Jefferson on Saturday and Sunday and residents of Orange County on November 22 and 23. More
November 10, 2008 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas today announced the names of its 10-member Board of Directors who were recently elected by accredited businesses. More
November 08, 2008 -- The Port of Beaumont will host a dedication ceremony on November 13 for a new office building for military personnel at the port. More
November 06, 2008 -- The Tyrrell Historical Library will open a new exhibit honoring World War II veterans on Saturday. More
November 06, 2008 -- The Beaumont Convention and Visitors Bureau on Wednesday announced that Beaumont is hosting the German Shepher Dog Club of America's National Dog Show. More
November 05, 2008 -- Port Arthur City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to approve temporary use of Logan Park as an RV park. More
November 04, 2008 -- The Beaumont Chapter of the American Advertising Federation will present Michael Keesee at the group's montly luncheon on November 11. More
November 04, 2008 -- Beaumont City Council today voted unanimously to approve awarding a $1.799 bid to N&T Construction for construction of an Archive Building Addition to the north side of the Tyrrell Historical Library. More
November 03, 2008 -- Jefferson County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously to approve a change order to increase a contract with SeTex Construction Corporation by $59,737 for renovations of the Southeast Texas Regional Airport for modifications of the original proposed work. More
November 03, 2008 -- The Art Museum of Southeast Texas will open an exhibit entitled "Two Generations - Two Visions" at Cafe Arts on Thursday. More
November 03, 2008 -- St. Andrews Presbyterian Church will host the Beaumont Veteran's Day Service on November 11. More
November 03, 2008 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas today issued an alert concerning a telephone scam where con artists pose as grandchildren to steal money from senior citizens. More
October 31, 2008 -- The annual Southeast Texas Senior Celebration was held at the Beaumont Civic Center on October 30. More
October 29, 2008 -- The Southeast Texas SENIOR CELEBRATION & Consumer Expo is on Thursday at the Beaumont Civic Center. More
October 27, 2008 -- Jefferson County Commissioners Court voted unanimously to approve an amendment to a contract with Bailey Architects for the Master Plan for restoration of the Jefferson County Courthouse. More
October 24, 2008 -- Crockett Street Development announced today that it has signed a lease with Harris Hospitality to open a restaurant in November where "patrons will like the fun and relaxed atmosphere while enjoying our continental cuisine." More
October 24, 2008 -- The Alzheimer’s Association of Southeast Texas and Triangle AIDS Network are teaming up to bridge the gap in resources created by Hurricane Ike with a Halloween party and benefit on Friday, October 31 from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. More
October 24, 2008 -- The Port of Beaumont and SVA Logistics announced today that they have recently joined together to form an alliance that will assist port customers in obtaining economical and reliable surface transportation logistics services while providing job training and employment opportunities for disabled veterans. More
October 23, 2008 -- The Beaumont Convention and Visitors Bureau on Wednesday announced that Beaumont's hotels and attractions are mostly open and moving forward with fall festivities after Hurricane Ike. More
October 23, 2008 -- Port Arthur City Council on Tuesday voted 6-1, with Morris Albright opposed, to approve redirecting funds used by the Port Arthur 4A Economic Development Corporation to create the Port Arthur Emergency Relief Loan Program to assist small credit-challenged businesses affected by natural disaster. More
October 21, 2008 -- Beaumont City Council today voted unanimously to approve a contract for outsourcing the printing and mailing of municipal water bills. More
October 21, 2008 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas will host the 2008 Southeast Texas Senior Celebration and Consumer Expo on October 30 at the Beaumont Civic Center. More
October 20, 2008 -- Jefferson County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously to approve a resolution approving a $6.95 million issuance of Multifamily Housing Revenue Bonds by the Jefferson County Housing Finance Corporation for use in the Park Shadows Apartments Project. More
October 20, 2008 -- The Sabine Area Restaurant Association today announced that it will present a significant endowment to the Lamar University Hospitality Administration program tonight during the annual Chef's Delight event. More
October 20, 2008 -- Carl Guidry has provided photos of Pleasure Island in Port Arthur one month after Hurricane Ike. More
October 16, 2008 -- The Tyrrell Historical Library is opening a new exhibit honoring World War II veterans on November 8. More
October 16, 2008 -- The Tyrrell Historical Library is offering an all-day Italian genealogy seminar on November 15  from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. More
October 16, 2008 -- The Tyrrell Historical Library is collecting photographs and biographies of World War II to be used in an exhibit opening on November 8. More
October 15, 2008 -- An overflow crowd of Bolivar Peninsula residents and property owners gathered on Wednesday in the Jury Impaneling Room at the Jefferson County Courthouse for an informational meeting on the recovery from Hurricane Ike on the Bolivar Peninsula. More
October 15, 2008 -- The Airship Ventures Zeppelin is visiting the Port of Beaumont, but the public is not being allowed into the port to view the airship. More
October 14, 2008 -- Beaumont City Council today voted unanimously to approve a $210,000 bid by N&T Construction of Beaumont for improvements to Sprott Park. More
October 14, 2008 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas on Monday announced that its "Shred It and Forget It" event on October 11 had record-setting attendance. More
October 13, 2008 -- Jefferson County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously to approve changing Election Day polling locations due to damages from Hurricane Ike. More
October 11, 2008 -- Crockett Street Entertainment District is pleased to announce that a lease has been signed with Scout Bar for the site formerly known at Antone‘s and will open Friday, October 24. More
October 11, 2008 -- Area teens will be reading for the fun of it as the Theodore Johns Branch Library celebrates the eleventh annual Teen Read Week(TM), October 12 – 18, 2008. More
October 11, 2008 -- "Exorcising Ike: A Bewitching Blast on Broadway", a halloween event, will be held on October 31 to benefit the Alzheimer's Association Beaumont Chapter and the Triangle AIDS Network. More
October 10, 2008 -- The Young Men's Business League has announced that the South Texas State Fair has been cancelled this year due to Hurricane Ike. More
October 09, 2008 -- The Theodore Johns Branch Library in Beaumont will celebrate Teen Read Week on October 12-18. More
October 09, 2008 -- The Buu Mon Buddhist Temple will hold its annual Kathina Ceremony on October 26 at the temple in Port Arthur. More
October 07, 2008 -- Beaumont City Council today held work sessions to receive a status update on homes in the city that were flooded. More
October 06, 2008 -- Jefferson County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously to receive and file an order adopting a tax rate of $0.365 per $100 valuation. More
October 06, 2008 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas will host a "Shred It and Forget It" event on Saturday at the Parkdale Mall parking lot. More
October 06, 2008 -- The "Gift of Life" Breast Cancer Awareness Month Celebration will host best-selling author Jill Conner Browne for its program on October 23 at the Julie Rogers Theatre in Beaumont. More
October 04, 2008 -- The Better Business Bureau in Southeast Texas recently issued an alert concerning spoofing scams using area banks to entice recipients to provide personal information. More
October 03, 2008 -- Texas Parks and Wildlife and Gator Country will be releasing the 41 rescued alligators from Hurricane Ike back into the wild on Monday, October 6. More
October 02, 2008 -- During October and November, the circulating libraries of the Beaumont Public Library System will award free $100 gas cards to participants in the “Bring them Back and Get Gas Promotion” to encourage library patrons to return borrowed materials. More
October 02, 2008 -- The Beaumont Civic Center Complex has posted its October Events Schedule on its website. More
September 30, 2008 -- Beaumont City Council today voted unanimously to adopt the 2008-2009 Budget. More
September 29, 2008 -- The Better Business Bureau today issued a notice that voters should be award of phony voter registration drives designed to steal identities. More
September 29, 2008 -- Jefferson County Commissioners Court today voted 4-1, with Eddie Arnold opposed, to adopt a tax rate of $0.365 per $100 valuation for 2008-2009. More
September 28, 2008 -- A marine inspector from the Unified Command in Pasadena, Texas surveyed a sunken vessel at a marina in Port Arthur on Saturday. More w/photo
September 27, 2008 -- Dana Hollier and James Brown visited Sabine Pass today and provided photos and an essay about the trip. More
September 25, 2008 -- Following the largest restoration effort in its history, Entergy Texas, Inc. today announced power has been restored to 100 percent of the customers who can safely take power following the devastation of Hurricane Ike. More
September 13, 2008 -- Entergy Texas, Inc. reports that 99 percent of its 395,000 customers are without power after Hurricane Ike moved through its service area. More
September 12, 2008 -- With Hurricane Ike bearing down on the upper Texas coastline, officials with Entergy Texas, Inc. are advising power restoration in the wake of the storm may take weeks. More
September 11, 2008 -- Entergy Texas, Inc. continues to keep a close eye on the ever-changing track of Hurricane Ike, readying crews and materials to meet the storm’s challenge. More
September 10, 2008 -- Port Arthur City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to adopt the 2008-2009 Budget, with amendments to place $15,000 in the travel expense budget and $55,000 for a Community Services position. More
September 09, 2008 -- The Better Business Bureau on Monday announced that findings from a survey have found that Americans' trust has dropped in 13 of 15 industries that were examined. More
September 09, 2008 -- Beaumont City Council today voted unanimously to approve an increase in water and sewer service rates for the city. More
September 08, 2008 -- Jefferson County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously to purchase a $63,600 used portable basketball court from Robins Sport Surfaces and $20,000 in score board accessories from Basketball Products International, LLC. More
September 03, 2008 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas today issued a warning for consumers to be aware of relief scams following Hurricane Gustav. More
September 02, 2008 -- The Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center today announced that its outpatient clinics in Beaumont and Lufkin will return to normal operations on Wednesday. More
August 30, 2008 -- The Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center has cancelled all outpatient appointments at the Beaumont VA Outpatient Clinic until area emergency management officials declare an all-clear. More
August 30, 2008 -- The Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center has cancelled all outpatient appointments at the Beaumont VA Outpatient Clinic until area emergency management officials declare an all-clear. More
August 30, 2008 -- The Texas General Land Office has announced that the Adopt-A-Beach Fall Cleanup will be held at 12 sites in Houston, Galveston and Beaumont areas on September 27. More
August 27, 2008 -- Port Arthur officials unveiled a new “branding” campaign at Tuesday’s meeting of Port Arthur City Council. The campaign includes a new logo and slogan, “Port Arthur: Where Oil and Water Do Mix. Beautifully." More
August 26, 2008 -- Beaumont City Council voted unanimously to approve an agreement with the Texas Department of Transportation for the City of Beaumont to receive State Public Transportation Funds. More
August 25, 2008 -- Jefferson County Commissioners Court today voted 4-1, with Eddie Arnold opposed, to set a proposed tax rate of $0.365 per $100 valuation for Fiscal Year 2008-2009. More
August 25, 2008 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas today provided tips for being an informed consumer. More
August 18, 2008 -- Port Arthur Police Department and the Greater Port Arthur Chamber of Commerce will hold a kick-off event for the Blue Santa Program on August 23 at MCT Credit Union in Port Neches. More
August 18, 2008 -- Jefferson County Commissioners Court on Monday voted unanimously to approve an amendment and extension of the Operations and Management Agreement for the Jefferson County Morgue. More
August 18, 2008 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas today issued a press release with tips on how to end unwanted junk mail. More
August 16, 2008 -- The Buu Mon Buddhist Temple has issued an invitation to it's celebration of Le Vu Lan, or Parent's Day, on August 24. More
August 14, 2008 -- Port Arthur City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to approve a collective bargaining agreement with the International Association of Fire Fighters Local 397. More
August 14, 2008 -- The Francis and Marjorie Mouton Memorial Scholarship in Construction Management at Lamar University has been established by their daughter, Camille Mouton, Vice President of Lamar University Advancement. More
August 13, 2008 -- Hotel Beaumont on Tuesday announced that journalist and philanthropist Rona Barrett will chair the "Diamond and Denim" event on September 5. More
August 13, 2008 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas on Tuesday issued some financial literacy tips for college bound students. More
August 13, 2008 -- The Art Museum of Southeast Texas will host "Gala 2008: A Black & White Evening with a Touch of Color" on Saturday, September 6. More
August 12, 2008 -- Beaumont City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to approve a proposed tax rate of $0.64 for the 2008-2009 Budget year. More
August 11, 2008 -- Jefferson County Commissioners Court voted unanimously to approve a $1.417 million contract with APAC - Texas for a bridge replacement project. More
August 06, 2008 -- The Texas Association of Convention and Visitors Bureaus is holding its annual meeting this week in Beaumont. More
August 06, 2008 -- The City of Beaumont and Kinsel Ford Beaumont Jazz and Blues Fest will be held on August 23 at the Jefferson Theatre parking lot in Downtown Beaumont. More
August 05, 2008 -- Carl Guidry in the GuidryNews.com Port Arthur Bureau reports that the eye of Edouard was reported at Sabine Pass. More
August 04, 2008 -- Jefferson County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously to approve a resolution supporting the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality in seeking a favorable re-designation of the Beaumont-Port Arthur area to "attainment" of ozone under the National Ambient Air Quality Standard. More
August 04, 2008 -- The Beaumont Convention and Visitors Bureau today announced that it has received a 100 percent positive overall conference evaluation from the Texas Travel Counselors Conference. More
August 04, 2008 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas today issued a release answering questions concerning bank failures. More
August 01, 2008 -- The 2008 Southeast Texas Business Expo, sponsored by the Greater Beaumont and Greater Port Arthur Chambers of Commerce, is set for Tuesday, September 16, 2008 at the Beaumont Civic Center. More
July 30, 2008 -- The Southeast Texas Arts Council on Tuesday announced that the Third Annual Beaumont Jazz and Blues Festival will be on August 23 on Fannin Street. More
July 30, 2008 -- The Beaumont Convention and Visitors Bureau on Tuesday announced that the Texas Association of Convention and Visitors Bureaus will hold its annual conference in Beaumont on August 5-8. More
July 30, 2008 -- Port Arthur City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to remove from the agenda a transfer of land to the City's Economic Development Corporation. More
July 30, 2008 -- Beaumont City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to approve a 60 day moratorium on the construction of any new industrialized, or modular, homes within the city limits. More
July 30, 2008 -- Taylor Renee Becnel has been selected as a member of the elite Kilgore Rangerettes. More
July 29, 2008 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas on Monday issued advice for travelers concerning new fees at airlines. More
July 28, 2008 -- Jefferson County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously to reappoint Jimmie Grimes and Walter Lucas as commissioners to the Jefferson County Emergency Services District No.1 Board of Commissioners. More
July 26, 2008 -- The Art Museum of Southeast Texas will present Out of the Darkness by local artist and art educator Calvin Carter on view in Café Arts Aug. 7 through November 2. More
July 23, 2008 -- The City of Beaumont today announced that East Lucas Street between Cleveland and Magnolia streets will be closed starting Monday for installation of new drainage boxes under the roadway. More
July 22, 2008 -- The University of Texas Medical Branch and the Galveston Chamber of Commerce will host the "Celebrating Women: Mind-Body-Spirit" conference on September 25 at the Galveston Island Convention Center at the San Luis Resort. More
July 21, 2008 -- Jefferson County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously to approve a $447,685 contract to Gulf Star Roofing for roof and spire restoration of old Jefferson County Courthouse. More
July 19, 2008 -- The Beaumont Civic Center Complex has released its schedule of events for August. More
July 16, 2008 -- The City of Beaumont today announced that it has issued permits for "industrialized houses", which are built off site and will be placed at Fairfield Street. More
July 16, 2008 -- Port Arthur City Council on Tuesday voted 5-3, with John Beard, Jack Chatman and Martin Flood opposed, to approve rescinding an ordinance that would transfer a fire station building and lot at Memorial Boulevard and 32nd Street to the Truth and Education Corporation. More
July 15, 2008 -- Beaumont City Council voted unanimously to approve a rental agreement and rental rate schedule for T-hangars at the Beaumont Municipal Airport. More
July 15, 2008 -- The Beaumont Convention and Visitors Bureau today announced that the City of Beaumont will host a welcoming reception on Friday for six Beaumont natives who plan to ride their bikes 3,300 miles to raise funds for a cure for cancer. More
July 14, 2008 -- Jefferson County Commissioners Court voted unanimously to approve an interlocal agreement with the City of Port Arthur for the City's contribution to matching funds for a Coastal Erosion and Planning Response Act grant for Pleasure Island Erosion Control. More
July 14, 2008 -- The Better Business Bureau in Southeast Texas today issued a warning to drivers to be wary of gas-saving products and tips on how to improve gas efficiency in their vehicles. More
July 11, 2008 -- The cities of Port Neches and Nederland announced on Friday that they have begun preliminary discussions regarding the feasibility of employing one city manager. More
July 09, 2008 -- Scott Slaney with the SWA Group of Houston on Tuesday presented Beaumont City Council with a vision of a new Downtown park with a two or three acre lake and a new waterway. The project would include 16 acres between Neches Street and Martin Luther King Parkway off Crockett Street. More
July 08, 2008 -- Beaumont City Council today voted unanimously to approve filing a $494,483 grant application to the United States Department of Justice Community Oriented Policing Services Child Sexual Predator Program. More
July 07, 2008 -- Jefferson County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously to approve a compromise settlement agreement and dismissal of litigation with the City of Port Arthur relating to the housing of inmates in exchange for a payment of $250,000. More
July 07, 2008 -- The Better Business Bureau today issued a warning to consumers to examine their credit card statements for "mysterious charges" being traced back to a Connecticut-based marketing company. More
July 03, 2008 -- Port Arthur City Council on Tuesday voted 5-3, with John Beard, Jack Chatman, Jr. and Martin Flood opposed, to approve a resolution requiring Truth and Education, Inc., which operates a radio station, to vacate an office it has occupied in Port Arthur's City Hall. More
July 02, 2008 -- The City of Beaumont will hold its Fourth of July festivities at Riverfront Park, with the park opening at 5 p.m. More
July 01, 2008 -- The City of Beaumont today released a schedule of entertaining events around the city. More
July 01, 2008 -- The City of Beaumont today announced that Mayor Becky Ames recently attended the United States Conference of Mayors meeting in Miami. More
July 01, 2008 -- Beaumont City Council today voted unanimously to issue $30 million in certificates of obligation. More
July 01, 2008 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas today issued an alert concerning "Phishing" attacks used to scam area banks and entice customers to give personal information. More
July 01, 2008 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas on Monday issued tips on receiving the most coverage from insurance companies for flood damaged vehicles. More
June 30, 2008 -- Jefferson County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously to table a resolution to oppose the Texas General Land Office's proposed amendments to the state's administrative code and additions to beach and dune rules. More
June 30, 2008 -- The 18th Annual Gulf Coast Jam will be held in Port Arthur at the Robert A. "Bob" Bowers Civic Center on August 9. More
June 29, 2008 -- The West Gulf Maritime Association, Buffalo Marine and the Sabine Pilots and the Sabine Pilots on Friday hosted a luncheon to honor United States Coast Guard Captain of the Port Thomas Sparks upon his reassignment to Guam; and to introduce Captain John J. Plunkett who now is Captain of the Port. More
June 29, 2008 -- The Texas Coastal Coordination Council met at the Carl Parker Multipurpose Center in Port Arthur last week. More
June 28, 2008 -- Thomas Henderson, a former district member of Port Arthur City Council, was declared elected to an at-large city council seat after a review of the June 21 Runoff Election returns by the Early Voting Ballot Board. More
June 27, 2008 -- The Coast Guard assisted the crew aboard a 30-foot offshore supply vessel, which began taking on water late Friday afternoon, 8-miles south of the Sabine Jetties at Sabine Pass. More
June 27, 2008 -- Junior Achievement of the Golden Triangle today announced that it experienced 32 percent student growth during the 2007-2008 school year. More
June 25, 2008 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas today issued a warning to consumers concerning a business claiming to offer free digital television converter boxes. More
June 24, 2008 -- Beaumont City Council today voted unanimously to approve a new solid waste collection and transportation service franchise with Mr. Garbage, a Beaumont based company. More
June 23, 2008 -- Jefferson County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously to approve using Pine Island Road Bridge Replacement funding for a $100,000 cash match for the Pleasure Island Erosion Control Grant. More
June 23, 2008 -- The Art Museum of Southeast Texas will host a "Things with Wings" Family Arts Day on July 26. More
June 18, 2008 -- Port Arthur City Council on Tuesday voted 6-2, with Robert Williamson and John Beard, Jr. opposed, to table action on rescinding a resolution regarding the appointment process to the Municipal Housing Authority. More
June 17, 2008 -- Beaumont City Council today voted unanimously to approve purchase of a communications trailer for use in emergency situations. More
June 16, 2008 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas today issued tips on finding assistance for job hunting. More
June 16, 2008 -- Jefferson County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously to approve appointing a committee to consider proposals by Christus St. Elizabeth, Memorial Herman Baptist and the Medical Center of Southeast Texas relating to a healthcare affiliation agreement to leverage federal health-care funds for treatment of indigent patients in the county. More
June 13, 2008 -- Nell and Terry Morris of Beaumont have established the Nell and Terry Morris Scholarship in Fine Arts at Lamar University. More
June 10, 2008 -- Beaumont City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to approve adopting guidelines and allocating $300,000 in funding for a proposed Downpayment Assistance Program. More
June 09, 2008 -- Jefferson County Commissioners Court today voted to table action on instituting a burn ban for the county. The item will be on the June 16 agenda for the commissioners court. More
June 09, 2008 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas today issued a release offering tips on spotting scams when searching for jobs online. More
June 09, 2008 -- The 6th Annual SETx Mid-Summer Classic Wakeboarding Tournament will be held on June 13 and 14 in Beaumont. More
June 07, 2008 -- The Press Club of Southeast Texas honored Brad Brown and Steve Forman as Newsmakers of the Year on Friday; and also presented awards to members of the news media in several categories. More
June 06, 2008 -- The Beaumont Convention & Visitors Bureau has announced the 3rd Annual Spindletop Spin to downtown Beaumont on Saturday, June 7, 2008. More
June 04, 2008 -- Port Arthur City Council on Tuesday voted 4-5, with Mayor Deloris Prince, Liz Segler, Robert Williamson, D. Kay Wise and Morris Albright, III opposed, to defeat an ordinance repealing changes to the rules of decorum for council members during debate of a non-consent issue. More
June 03, 2008 -- Junior Achievement of the Golden Triangle today announced that it has awarded two Beaumont students scholarships. More
June 03, 2008 -- Beaumont City Council today voted unanimously to approve a contract for the Summer Food Service Program. More
June 03, 2008 -- The Beaumont Convention and Visitors Bureau today announced that Beaumont will be host to the State Firemen and Fire Marshals Association Conference, which starts Thursday. More
June 03, 2008 -- Dance Attitudes will perform excerpts from more than 50 Broadway shows during its 10th Anniversary Celebration on June 17-18 at the Julie Rogers Theatre. More
June 03, 2008 -- The Pinewood community, north of Beaumont on Highway 105 midway between Bevil Oaks and Sour Lake, officially opened Moore Park on Saturday. More
June 02, 2008 -- Jefferson County Commissioners Court today voted to table an agreement with Bes-Tech for a $24,570 comprehensive energy engineering study at Ford Park. More
June 02, 2008 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas today issued a consumer alert concerning phony escrow services that are defrauding online car shoppers. More
May 30, 2008 -- The Beaumont Convention and Visitors Bureau on Thursday announced that Beaumont will host the Southeast Texas Soccer Association 16th Annual Babe Zaharias Tournament, which begins on Saturday. More
May 29, 2008 -- The City of Beaumont Housing Service Division on Friday will present keys to the first homeowner of a reconstructed home from the TDHCA Disaster Program. More
May 29, 2008 -- The Press Club of Southeast Texas on Wednesday announced that Melanie Dishman, station manager for advancement at KVLU public radio, has been named president of the Press Club's board of officers and directors. More
May 28, 2008 -- The Press Club of Southeast Texas will announce its Newsmaker of the Year award during the 17th annual Excellence in the Media Awards banquet on June 6 at Lamar University. More
May 28, 2008 -- The Pinewood community, north of Beaumont on Highway 105 midway between Bevil Oaks and Sour Lake, will officially open Moore Park, a new neighborhood park, on Saturday. More
May 27, 2008 -- Beaumont City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to approve publication of a notice of intent to issue $30 million in bonds to finance street, drainage and general improvement projects approved in the City's capital program. More
May 27, 2008 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas today issued a release with advice when choosing a contractor for home improvements and remodeling. More
May 26, 2008 -- The Beaumont Convention & Visitors Bureau has officially launched the "Beaumont Blast of Family Fun" summer time with a "Family Fun Book of Savings" promotion. More
May 22, 2008 -- The Neil Simon and Burt Bacharach musical Promises Promises, presented by Beaumont Community Players, opened at the newly remodeled Betty Greenberg Center for Performing Arts Friday May 16. More
May 21, 2008 -- Port Arthur City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to appoint Jack Chatman, Jr. as the mayor pro tem. More
May 21, 2008 -- The Greater Beaumont Chamber of Commerce has announced that Michele Smith is the 2008 recipient of the ATHENA Award. More
May 19, 2008 -- Jefferson County Commissioners Court today voted to approve extending a naming rights agreement with Ford and Southeast Texas Ford Dealers for the Ford Park Complex. More
May 19, 2008 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas today issued tips on providing good customer service. More
May 16, 2008 -- A youth fishing rodeo will be held on Saturday, May 31 on the boardwalk at the marina on Pleasure Island in Port Arthur. More
May 16, 2008 -- The Press Club of Southeast Texas has announced the five finalists for Newsmaker of Year, who will be honored at the club’s annual scholarship fund-raiser June 6. More
May 13, 2008 -- Beaumont City Council today voted unanimously to award a $106,190 contract to Hansen Information Technologies for the 311 Citizen Call Center. More
May 12, 2008 -- Jefferson County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously to ask the City of Beaumont to establish a tow away zone in front of the new and old Jefferson County Courthouse at 1149 and 1001 Pearl Street and on the north side of Franklin Street. More
May 12, 2008 -- The Better Business Bureau has warned vacationers that Travel Club Membership doesn’t always pay. More
May 11, 2008 -- Beaumont joins hundreds of cities, states and travel-related businesses nationwide in recognition of the 25th annual National Tourism Week, to be held May 10-18, 2008. More
May 10, 2008 -- The Beaumont Convention & Visitors Bureau will welcome the 2008 Automation EXPO sponsored by the Southeast Texas Section of ISA (Instrumentation, Systems & Automation Society) to the MCM Elegante Hotel & Convention Center on Thursday, May 15. More
May 10, 2008 -- Southeast Texas Film Alliance will host the first-ever Boomtown Film & Music Festival on Saturday, May 17 in Beaumont. More
May 08, 2008 -- Port Arthur City Council on Wednesday voted to 5-2, with Cal Jones and Martin Flood opposed, to table action on an ordinance authorizing the purchase price and sale of 18 acres of land in the vicinity of Lake Arthur Drive. More
May 07, 2008 -- Claybar Funeral Home in Beaumont, Bridge City, and Orange and The Walters Agency of Beaumont are the winners of the 2008 Torch Awards for Marketplace Ethics presented by the Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas. More
May 07, 2008 -- The Art Museum of Southeast Texas will present Sharon Kopriva's "Climates" exhibit starting May 17. More
May 06, 2008 -- Beaumont City Council today voted unanimously to award a $1.523 million bid for improvements to Rogers Park to McInnis Construction. More
May 06, 2008 -- The Port Arthur Buu Mon Buddhist Temple will hold its 10th Annual Lotus and Bamboo Festival and Buddha's Birthday Celebration (Vesak) on June 7-8. More
May 06, 2008 -- ExxonMobil Public Affairs Director Kathleen Jackson presented Lamar University President James Simmons with a matching gift check of $103,470 on Monday. More
May 05, 2008 -- Jefferson County Commissioners Court today voted to appoint members of a Ford Park Advisory Committee. The committee will consist of Assistant to the County Judge Jeff Branick as County Judge Ron Walker's designee, Commissioner Everette "Bo" Alfred, County Auditor Patrick Swain and Assistant District Attorney Tom Rugg. More
April 30, 2008 -- Beaumont City Council on Tuesday voted to approve the sale of 1.688 acres of land that was formerly part of Pipkin Park to the Port of Beaumont for $112,000. More
April 29, 2008 -- The Beaumont Community Players will present Neil Simon's "Promises Promises" on May 16 at the Betty Greenberg Center for Performing Arts. More
April 28, 2008 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas today issued consumer tips for ordering flowers for Mother's Day. More
April 28, 2008 -- Jefferson County Commissioners Court today voted to approve a $5.876 million contract with NaphCare, Inc. for health care services for the inmates of the county's correctional facility. More
April 28, 2008 -- The Ben J. Rogers Regional Visitors Center today announced that it will host a reception for artist Gary Crouch on Friday. More
April 28, 2008 -- The Beaumont Convention and Visitors Bureau today announced that the Great Texas Birding Classic will be in Beaumont through May 4. More
April 27, 2008 -- Beaumont City Council will issue a proclamation on Tuesday recognizing Saturday, May 3, as “Celebrate Lamar University Day.” More
April 24, 2008 -- Port Arthur City Council on Tuesday voted to authorize execution of pipeline permits for installation of 10 product pipelines from the north side of the city along the west side of West Port Arthur Road to the Motiva Refinery at Highway 82. More
April 22, 2008 -- Lamar University and the Beaumont Foundation of America have announced the 12th in a series of Southeast Texas Legends Scholarships, this one honoring Jack Brooks, who represented Southeast Texas in Congress for more than 40 years. More
April 21, 2008 -- Jefferson County Commissioners Court today voted to approve a Tourism Commission hotel occupancy tax allocation for St. Paul United Methodist Church's Zachary Breaux Jazz Festival and fall/summer travel shows co-op for Jefferson County, Port Arthur and Beaumont. More
April 21, 2008 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas today announced that judges have released the names of finalists for the 2008 Torch Awards for Marketplace Ethics. More
April 20, 2008 -- Mercado Days in downtown Port Arthur at the pavilion on Procter Street was held on Friday and Saturday. More
April 17, 2008 -- The Neches River Festival Citizens of Year were announced this morning at the Hotel Elegante in Beaumont. More
April 17, 2008 -- The staff of Ben J. Rogers Regional Visitors Center will host a reception for Western artist Gary Crouch on Friday, May 2 at the Visitors Center. More
April 16, 2008 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas today announced that it will host Stephen M.R. Covey as featured speaker at its annual Torch Awards and Anniversary Banquet on May 6. More
April 16, 2008 -- The Beaumont Convention & Visitors Bureau today announced that the Texas Travel Counselors Conference and Texas Travel Industry Association Trade Fair will be coming to Beaumont April 21-25. More
April 15, 2008 -- Beaumont City Council today voted to confirm appointment of Anne Huff as Fire Chief. More
April 15, 2008 -- The Art Museum of Southeast Texas will host "Treasure Auction 2008" on May 8. More
April 14, 2008 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas has announced that the fourth “Shred It & Forget It!” was a success. More
April 14, 2008 -- Jefferson County Commissioners Court today voted to approve a $3.964 million re-bid for terminal renovation at the Southeast Texas Regional Airport to SeTEX Construction Corporation. More
April 14, 2008 -- The Press Club of Southeast Texas today announced that Melanie Dishman has been named president of the board at the Press Club. More
April 10, 2008 -- The Beaumont Convention and Visitors Bureau today announced that Beaumont will host the Rotary District 5910 Annual Conference on April 25-27. More
April 09, 2008 -- Port Arthur City Council on Tuesday voted to issue $9 million in General Obligation Bonds. The bonds were included in a $17 million issue that was approved by the voters on November 6. More
April 08, 2008 -- Beaumont City Council today voted to authorize City Manager Kyle Hayes to submit a grant application and execute a contract with the Federal Transit Administration to receive operating assistance funds for the Beaumont Municipal Transit System. More
April 08, 2008 -- The Art Museum of Southeast Texas on Monday announced it will host "Cinco de Mayo on the Bayou" Family Arts Day on May 3. More
April 07, 2008 -- Jefferson County Commissioners Court today voted to authorize County Judge Ron Walker to sign closing statement documents for donation of right-of-way in connection with the Texas Department of Transportation Causeway Bridge Replacement project. More
April 03, 2008 -- Junior Achievement of the Golden Triangle today announced it will hold its second annual Administrative Professionals Luncheon on April 23. More
April 03, 2008 -- The Art Museum of Southeast Texas today announced that it will host an exhibit of the work of Frank X. Tolbert, a Texan Artist, April 19 to July 13. More
April 01, 2008 -- Beaumont City Council today voted to approve a special use permit to allow a heat treatment facility located between Milam, Trinity and Gilbert streets. More
April 01, 2008 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas today offered some tips on shredding documents and announced it will host "Shred It & Forget It" on April 12. More
March 31, 2008 -- Jefferson County Commissioners Court today voted to approve a capital lease agreement with AT&T Capital Services for finance purchase of a new telephone system. More
March 31, 2008 -- The McKinzie Tours from Overland Park, Kansas brought a bus loaded with tourists from Kansas City, Kansas and Kansas City, Missouri to visit Port Arthur on Sunday. More
March 26, 2008 -- Port Arthur City Council on Tuesday voted to approve the sale of $9 million in General Obligation bonds for sale on April 8. The item was amended to include a disclosure statement. More
March 25, 2008 -- Beaumont City Council today deferred action regarding establishment of a red light camera system. More
March 25, 2008 -- The Beaumont Convention and Visitors Bureau will host the Beaumont Bash in Austin on Thursday. More
March 25, 2008 -- The 2008 Southeast Texas International Annual Spiritual Warfare Conference will be at the MCM Elegante Hotel & Conference Center in Beaumont Thursday through Saturday. More
March 24, 2008 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas today announced that it will host free document shredding at the "Shred It and Forget It" on April 12. More
March 24, 2008 -- Jefferson County Commissioners Court today voted to approve an interlocal agreement with Drainage District No. 6 for a bridge replacement for Brooks Road at Willow Marsh Bayou. More
March 23, 2008 -- The United States Coast Guard medevaced four men from a barge approximately 65 miles south of Sabine Pass, Texas on Sunday. More
March 23, 2008 -- The 13th annual B. J. Stelly Memorial Bike Blessing and Fun Run was held at the new Port Arthur International Seafarers' Center Saturday. More
March 20, 2008 -- Port Arthur City Council on Wednesday voted to make appointments and reappointments to the Economic Development Corporation Board of Directors. The special meeting was held jointly with the Section 4A Economic Development Corporation. More
March 20, 2008 -- The Beaumont Convention and Visitors Bureau today announced its "Faith Trail Itinerary" of attractions, historical churches and landmarks around Beaumont and Southeast Texas. More
March 18, 2008 -- Beaumont City Council today voted unanimously to allow electronic reader board owner identification signs as an attachment to, or part of, a detached owner identification sign. More
March 17, 2008 -- Jefferson County Commissioners Court today voted to approve an amended contract with ORCA for a $4.75 million grant for bridge reconstruction. More
March 17, 2008 -- The deadline for entries to the Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas Torch Awards is March 28. More
March 15, 2008 -- The Port Arthur Thomas Jefferson High School Class of 1958 will hold its 50th Year Class Reunion on April 18 and 19. More
March 13, 2008 -- The Art Museum of Southeast Texas today announced that it is planning a trip to Houston to view the "John Alexander: A Retrospective" exhibit at the Museum of Fine Arts Houston on April 19. More
March 13, 2008 -- Port Arthur City Council on Tuesday voted 8-0 to approve a "covenant of patience and understanding" for the council. More
March 10, 2008 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas today issued warnings concerning tax fraud and offered tips to avoid becoming a victim of the scams. More
March 10, 2008 -- Jefferson County Commissioners Court today voted to approve a resolution supporting efforts to obtain federal funding for coastal shoreline protection and restoration. More
March 07, 2008 -- United States Attorney John L. Ratcliffe announced today that a former Beaumont Police officer has been sentenced for mail fraud violations in the Eastern District of Texas. More
March 05, 2008 -- The Beaumont Drillers Arena Football Team today announced that it has been purchased by Renty Rollins. More
March 05, 2008 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas today announced the "BBB Morning Mix Tour" will be at Winnie Stowell Park in Winnie on March 13. More
March 04, 2008 -- Beaumont City Council today voted to approve City Manager Kyle Hayes to execute a Flood Mitigation Assistance Grant with the Texas Water Development Board for the Fannin Street Drainage Project. More
March 04, 2008 -- The Beaumont Convention and Visitors Bureau will host its next Destination Training on Wednesday, March 19, 2008 starting at the Beaumont Club, 590 Orleans Street in Downtown Beaumont. More
March 03, 2008 -- Jefferson County Commissioners Court today voted to approve filing a contract with the Office of Rural Community Affairs for $4.7 million in grant funding for bridge reconstruction. The bridges were damaged by Hurricane Rita. More
March 03, 2008 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas today released a list of commonly missed tax breaks. More
March 03, 2008 -- The Beaumont Convention and Visitors Bureau recently announced Beaumont will host the National Soul Food Cook-Off, March 7-8 at the Beaumont Civic Center. More
February 29, 2008 -- A Beaumont Federal District Court jury has convicted a former Federal Bureau of Prisons corrections officer for receiving and agreeing to receive bribes from an inmate. More
February 27, 2008 -- Port Arthur City Council on Tuesday voted to award a contract to Excavators and Constructors, Inc. for construction of the Jade Avenue extension, to be located outside the Port Arthur Business Park. More
February 26, 2008 -- The Girl Scouts of San Jacinto Council announced that it recently held its "Just Desserts" annual appreciation event. More
February 26, 2008 -- Beaumont City Council today voted to approve a $932,000 contract for reconstruction of single-family homes damaged during Hurricane Rita. More
February 26, 2008 -- Beaumont City Councilmember Dr. Alan Coleman today issued an invitation for the Ward 1 Town Hall Meeting on February 28. More
February 26, 2008 -- The Southeast Texas Arts Council on Monday announced that free "CitySide Walks" walking tour brochures are available. More
February 25, 2008 -- Jefferson County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously to approve a $2,060,000 project cooperation agreement with the Texas General Land Office for the final design, bidding and construction funding for the Pleasure Island Shoreline Protection CEPRA Project. More
February 25, 2008 -- The Texas State University System Board of Regents voted unanimously to assess a new athletics fee to be used toward the reinstatement of football at Lamar University, a fee that had previously been approved by students in a special election. More
February 25, 2008 -- The Better Business Bureau reports that many taxpayers complain that their income tax preparers made errors that cost them money to rectify. More
February 20, 2008 -- The Beaumont Convention and Visitors Bureau held its 18th Annual Hall of Fame Reception on Tuesday. More
February 20, 2008 -- The City of Beaumont announced today it will host a Ward I specific meeting on February 28 at Elmo Willard Library. More
February 20, 2008 -- The Hillary Clinton campaign today will hold grand openings of offices in Galveston and Beaumont. More
February 20, 2008 -- The Port Arthur International Seafarers' Center will host its montly luncheon on February 22. More
February 19, 2008 -- Jefferson County Commissioners Court today formally appointed a committee comprised of Emergency Management Coordinator Greg Fountain, Sheriff Mitch Woods, Commissioner Mark Domingue, Purchasing Agent Douglas Anderson, III and staff attorney Jeff Branick, who is first assistant to County Judge Ron Walker. The committee is charged to work with other governmental entities to seek the reconsideration of the designation of the Sabine-Neches Waterway as a Tier II Port. More
February 19, 2008 -- Beaumont City Council today voted to amend the FY08 Budget to appropriate funds for the 2008 Beaumont Beautification Plan. More
February 18, 2008 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas is seeking nominations and/or applications for Torch Awards for Marketplace Ethics. More
February 13, 2008 -- The Southeast Texas Art Council today announced the award winners from their Heart of Hearts fundraiser. More
February 13, 2008 -- Port Arthur City Council on Tuesday voted to approve an amendment to an agreement with Redwine Family Partners for an Economic Development Conditional Grant. More
February 13, 2008 -- The Art Museum of Southeast Texas will hold a drawing for $10,000 in gold at its 13th annual "Go for the Gold" Party on March 6. More
February 12, 2008 -- The Beaumont Convention and Visitors Bureau will host its 18th Annual Hall of Fame Reception on February 19. More
February 12, 2008 -- Beaumont City Council today voted to approve a contract with Beaumont Firefighters' Local 399 which includes a 12 percent wage increase for Fiscal Year 2008. More
February 11, 2008 -- Jefferson County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously to release $31,5081.66 in retainage to Field Turf USA, Inc., as well as a $5,872 change order to the county's Buy Board contract with Field Turf, for a project that includes installation of synthetic turf on ball fields at Ford Park. More
February 11, 2008 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas has published a list of the top 10 scams of 2007. More
February 07, 2008 -- The Art Museum of Southeast Texas announced the opening of "Defining Moments," an exhibition of works by Bryan Collier on February 23, with an opening reception on February 22. More
February 06, 2008 -- Beaumont Mayor Becky Ames recently attended the United States Conference of Mayors winter meeting to discuss issues important to the city. More
February 04, 2008 -- Jefferson County Commissioners Court on Monday voted unanimously to approve a $15,400 change order to the county's contract with Lange Brothers, Inc. to furnish additional six-inch thick concrete pavement for the Southeast Texas Regional Airport. More
February 04, 2008 -- The Better Business Bureau has issued a warning that complaints against matchmaking and online dating services are on the rise. More
February 02, 2008 -- The Procter Street Entertainment District in Downtown Port Arthur was packed Saturday night for the Majestic Krewe of Aquarius Grand Parade. More
February 01, 2008 -- Buu Mon Buddhist Temple in Port Arthur will host the 2008 Lunar New Year celebration to usher in the “Year of the Rat” on Wednesday, February 6. More
January 31, 2008 -- The West Galveston Maritime Association and the Sabine Pilots Association on Wednesday hosted a luncheon to honor Captain Ellen Warner "for her outstanding work" as president of the pilots association. More
January 30, 2008 -- The Beaumont Convention and Visitors Bureau announced it will host its 19th Annual Hall of Fame Reception February 19 at the Beaumont Holiday Inn Plaza. More
January 30, 2008 -- The Beaumont Convention and Visitors Bureau will host the Coastwind Cat Club Show, February 23-24 at the Beaumont Civic Center. More
January 29, 2008 -- Beaumont City Council today voted to approve awarding a $144,000 bid for the demolition of a building at 296 Pearl/330 Liberty. More
January 29, 2008 -- The Better Business Bureau has issued a scam alert about fraudulent Medicare discount card calls. More
January 28, 2008 -- Jefferson County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously to extend the county's interlocal agreement with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston relating to the provision of indigent health care services. More
January 24, 2008 -- The Beaumont Convention and Visitors Bureau has announced the launch of its Annual Events Brochure for 2008 and the appointment of Miguel Solis as distribution coordinator for the bureau. More
January 24, 2008 -- The United States Coast Guard is searching for a 37-year-old man was reported missing off a tug-boat in the Sabine River near Echo, Texas today. More
January 24, 2008 -- The Art Museum of Southeast Texas will host a book signing event in honor of internationally renowned artist and Beaumont native John Alexander on Friday, February 8. More
January 22, 2008 -- Beaumont City Council approved increasing the number of Grade II Sergeants in the Beaumont Police Department from 40 to 41. More
January 22, 2008 -- Jefferson County Commissioners Court approved giving 30 days notice of termination on an agreement with Port Arthur for use of the Jefferson County Correctional Facility. More
January 21, 2008 -- The Better Business Bureau has issued an alert to businesses that fail to properly withhold employment taxes from employee paychecks or neglect to file and pay employment taxes. More
January 19, 2008 -- The Port Arthur International Seafarers' Center hosted a luncheon on Friday to benefit the Seafarers Center, which is under construction as a replica of the old Kansas City Southern terminal at the western end of Procter Street. More
January 17, 2008 -- Port Arthur City Council on Tuesday voted 6-1, with Robert Williamson opposed, to appoint a negotiating team for collective bargaining with the Port Arthur Police Association, the bargaining agent of the police officers of the Port Arthur Police Department. More
January 17, 2008 -- United States Attorney John L. Ratcliffe announced that a 32-year-old Houston man has pleaded guilty to charges of hurricane related fraud in Port Arthur. More
January 17, 2008 -- Buu Mon Buddhist Temple in Port Arthur will begin its 2008 Lunar New Year Celebration on Wednesday, February 6. More
January 16, 2008 -- The Southeast Texas Art Council will hold its "A Heart for the Arts" fundraiser on February 10 at Suga's Deep South Cuisine and Jazz Bar in Beaumont. More
January 16, 2008 -- The 5th Annual Beaumont Mardi Gras! Parade and Festival will be on Saturday, February 2. More
January 15, 2008 -- Beaumont City Council today approved the purchase of a performance stage system for the city's Civic Center. More
January 15, 2008 -- The Better Business Bureau has offered a "Holiday credit hangover remedy". More
January 15, 2008 -- The Art Museum of Southeast Texas will host the 21st Annual Protégé High School Art Competition and Exhibition on Thursday, February 28. More
January 14, 2008 -- Jefferson County Commissioners Court today voted to employ attorney Alan McNeil to provide "research and advice on the relative rights and responsibilities of the county and entities or individuals utilizing airport real property for oil and gas exploration and/or production". More
January 14, 2008 -- The Art Museum of Southeast Texas’ will host a Family Arts Day on Saturday, February 2. More
January 13, 2008 -- The Beaumont Convention and Visitors Bureau has announced three new attractions. More
January 12, 2008 -- A benefit fundraiser for an injured Beaumont firefighter has been scheduled for Tuesday, but the City of Beaumont has assured members of the community that six injured firefighters are receiving full benefits. More
January 11, 2008 -- The South East Texas Regional Planning Commission will hold its 36th Annual Dinner meeting on Wednesday, January 16, 2008. The Annual Dinner Meeting will be held at the MCM Elegante. More
January 11, 2008 -- Port Arthur Mayor Deloris “Bobbie” Prince on Thursday chaired a town hall meeting at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Port Acres. More
January 08, 2008 -- The City of Beaumont has published a news release about the city council's vote to appeal an attorney general's opinion that it must provide police files to the Beaumont Enterprise. Release
January 08, 2008 -- Beaumont City Council authorized City Attorney Tyrone Cooper to appeal a ruling by Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott regarding The Beaumont Enterprise's access to police use-of-force reports. More
January 08, 2008 -- The Junior Achievement of the Golden Triangle 13th Annual Hall of Achievement will feature retired major league baseball player as the keynote speaker on Thursday, January 17. More
January 08, 2008 -- The Triangle AIDS Network will host an open house at its new location at 1495 North 7th Street in Beaumont on Friday. Invitation
January 07, 2008 -- Jefferson County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously to approve the purchase of a $21,980 security camera system for Ford Park Arena from Advance Electronics. More
January 07, 2008 -- The Beaumont Drillers, a new professional indoor football club, has announced tryouts open to all professional and non-professional football players ages 18 and over. More
January 07, 2008 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas has issued a warning about "weight-loss schemes". More
January 07, 2008 -- The Spindletop-Gladys City Boomtown Museum in Beaumont will host a grand reopening event on Saturday, after being closed for more than two years because of damage from Hurricane Rita. More
January 07, 2008 -- The Beaumont Convention and Visitors Bureau will host the next free Beaumont Destination Training Course on Thursday January 17. More
January 07, 2008 -- The Beaumont Convention and Visitors Bureau has announced three new members of its staff More
January 04, 2008 -- Several Jefferson County incumbents drew no opponents in the Democratic and Repubican Primaries, but six Democratic Candidates and one Libertarian have filed to run for the Precint 3 Commissioners Court position being vacated by Waymon Hallmark, who did not seek reelection. More
January 03, 2008 -- Port Arthur City Council on Wednesday approved a permit for the installation of a 42-inch natural gas pipeline for the Golden Pass liquefied natural gas project; and a permit for a 30-inch crude oil pipeline to serve the Motiva tank farm in Port Arthur. More
January 03, 2008 -- Golden Triangle Storage, Inc. has received permission from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to operate an underground natural gas storage project in the Spindletop salt dome on the southern edge of Beaumont. More
January 01, 2008 -- A memorial service for former Beaumont mayor Ken Ritter will be held on Thursday. Ritter, who was 79, died at his home in Beaumont after a long illness on Sunday. Obituary
December 31, 2007 -- The Better Business Bureau has published the Top 10 Resolutions for a Fiscally Healthy New Year. More
December 28, 2007 -- Representatives of Giglio Distributing and Fastlane on Thursday presented a check for more than twenty eight thousand dollars to the Shorkey Center in Beaumont. More
December 27, 2007 -- The Jefferson Theatre Cultural Growth Program will present BRILLIANCE on Friday, January 11 More
December 26, 2007 -- Entergy has donated $5,000 to Lamar Institute of Technology's new commercial construction training program to help the institute prepare for the upcoming job boom in Southeast Texas. More
December 21, 2007 -- Beaumont Mardi Gras 2008 will include food vendors, entertainment, parades and a carnival in Downtown Beaumont on Friday and Saturday, February 1 and 2. More
December 20, 2007 -- Port Arthur City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to name Teri Hanks as acting city secretary following the announcement by City Secretary Evangeline Green that she is retiring on December 31. More
December 18, 2007 -- Beaumont City Council today voted unanimously to approve a new one-year contract with the Greater Beaumont Chamber of Commerce for economic development purposes. More
December 17, 2007 -- The Better Business Bureau that serves the eight-counties and the Bolivar Peninsula of Southeast Texas has announced the officers of its Board of Directors for 2008. More
December 17, 2007 -- Jefferson County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously to approve a right-of-way and easement agreement with Noble Energy, Inc. and/or its designees for the use of the existing Ragweed Pipeline located subsurface at the Ford Park Entertainment Complex. More
December 14, 2007 -- Russian born Yuliya Viktordvna Fedosikhina, a 9-year resident of the United States, has become the first Russian to graduate from Lamar Institute of Technology’s Homeland Security program. More
December 14, 2007 -- The Beaumont Convention & Visitors Bureau presented Fiscal Year '08 Marketing Plan to the CVB Board of Directors at the monthly board meeting in November. More
December 12, 2007 -- The 21st Annual Gulf Coast Music Hall of Fame Show will be held at the Carl Parker Center in Port Arthur on January 19, the birthday of Janis Joplin. More
December 11, 2007 -- Beaumont City Council today held a worksession discussion of the proposed $446,200 Beaumont Beautification Plan for 2008. More
December 11, 2007 -- The City of Port Arthur is hosting the First Annual Cultural Lighted Holiday Parade this Thursday, December 13 in downtown Port Arthur. More
December 10, 2007 -- Jefferson County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously to approve a request for qualifications for development of 97 acres of commercial land at U.S. Highway 69 and Jerry Ware Drive at the Southeast Texas Regional Airport. More
December 10, 2007 -- U.S. Department of Energy Secretary Samuel W. Bodman participated in a groundbreaking ceremony for the expansion of the Motiva Port Arthur Refinery this morning. More
December 10, 2007 -- The Better Business Bureau cautions shoppers to beware of gift card fraud during the Holidays. More
December 06, 2007 -- Beaumont City Council held the second of two worksessions on the permitting process for seismic testing within the city on Tuesday. More
December 05, 2007 -- Port Arthur City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to approve a contract between the Port Arthur Section 4A Economic Development Corporation and Arceneaux & ates Consulting Engineers, Inc. for work related to new roadways, utilities and drainage at Spur 93 Business Park. More
December 05, 2007 -- After more than two years of closure because of Hurricane Rita damage and re-construction, the Spindletop-Gladys City Boomtown Museum will reopen its doors to the public with a ribbon-cutting and special grand reopening event Saturday, January 12. More
December 04, 2007 -- Beaumont City Council today voted unanimously to approve an Historic-Cultural Landmark Preservation Designation for a home at 1822 Broadway. More
December 04, 2007 -- “Playhouse Disney Live”, the first U.S. live touring stage production featuring characters from four shows in Disney Channel's Playhouse Disney program block for preschoolers, will perform at the Beaumont Civic Center as part of a 70-city tour on December 29. More
December 04, 2007 -- Capital One and Valero Energy Corporation will present The 13th Annual Hall of Achievement on January 17 benefiting Junior Achievement. More
December 03, 2007 -- Dominic Izzo, P.E. will be guest speaker at the Southeast Texas American Society of Civil Engineers meeting on December 4 More
December 03, 2007 -- Jefferson County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously to approve a $7,863 change order in the contract to demolish the second floor of Jefferson County Annex I. More
December 03, 2007 -- The Better Business Bureau advises shoppers to read the fine print this holiday season. More
November 30, 2007 -- Beaumont's Christmas Holiday Festival & Parade is Saturday evening in Downtown Beaumont. More
November 27, 2007 -- The Port Arthur International Seafarers’ Center held an open house to kick off Phase II of construction of the new center, which is a replica of the old Kansas City Southern Railroad Terminal at the western end of Procter Street in Downtown Port Arthur. More
November 27, 2007 -- Tuxedo Junction, formally in Central Mall, has announced their new store location in Port Arthur Gulf Breeze Shopping Center. More
November 27, 2007 -- Beaumont City Council today voted unanimously to approve a $31,500 upgrade of nine Medtronic defibrillators by Medtronic Physio-Control of Redmond, Washington. More
November 27, 2007 -- The BBB Wise Giving Alliance has published a press release offering guidance in making charitable donations during the Holiday Season More
November 26, 2007 -- Kansas City Southern’s Holiday Train was at the new Seafarers’ Center in Port Arthur on Monday for a one-day stay. More
November 21, 2007 -- Port Arthur City Council on Tuesday voted to approve a lease agreement with Mount Tamalpais Investments Corporation, for two parcels of land that will serve as parking for a 170 apartment development planned for the World Trade Center building at 440 Austin. More
November 21, 2007 -- The Art Museum of Southeast Texas is hosting a desplay from the El Paso Museum of Art entitled, "Tejas del Oeste al Este". More
November 20, 2007 -- Beaumont City Council today voted unanimously to cast its 402 votes for C.L. Sherman for reelection to the Jefferson County Central Appraisal District Board of Directors. More
November 20, 2007 -- The Port Arthur Seafarers Center held a luncheon with chicken and sausage gumbo Friday, November 16. More
November 19, 2007 -- Jefferson County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously to approve a $9,178.15 change order in the county's contract for reconstruction of damaged infrastructure at Walter Umphrey State Park and Sabine Pass Boat Ramp, to provide additional electrical repairs at the fishing pier. More
November 16, 2007 -- The Vietnam Traveling Memorial Wall is at Aldersgate Trinity United Methodist Church in Port Arthur. More
November 15, 2007 -- The Seventh Annual Las Posada, Bethlehem on the Boardwalk, Christmas Tree Lighting and Second Lighted Christmas Parade will take place on Saturday, December 8 in Port Arthur. More
November 12, 2007 -- The first-ever BBB/Gallup Trust in Business Index survey found that nearly one in five adult American consumers say their trust in businesses that they regularly deal with has decreased in the past 12 months, more than twice as many who say their trust increased. More
November 12, 2007 -- The Most Venerable Huyen Viet, Abbot of the Buu Mon Buddhist Temple in Port Arthur, Texas was honored by Deloris “Bobbie” Prince, Mayor of the City of Port Arthur and the Port Arthur City Council at City Hall during the city council meeting with the presentation of a proclamation plaque and a declaration proclaiming November 6, 2007 as Most Venerable Huyen Viet Day. More
November 12, 2007 -- The Art Museum of Southeast Texas will host the Art of Beer on Thursday, November 29. More
November 12, 2007 -- The South East Texas Regional Planning Commission will host a review of the South East Texas Regional Mitigation Action Plan which includes Hardin, Jefferson and Orange Counties on Tuesday, November 27. More
November 12, 2007 -- Wesley United Methodist Church of Nederland will host "Journey to Bethlehem," a free outdoor live nativity drama on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, December 7, 8 and 9. More
November 09, 2007 -- The Ninth Court of Appeals has reversed a 2005 decision by an arbitration panel that awarded Beaumont firefighters an almost 30 percent pay increase. More
November 09, 2007 -- The Triangle AIDS Network honored community leader Betty Greenberg with the 2007 Red Ribbon Hero Award Thursday night for her efforts on behalf of persons living with HIV/AIDS. More
November 08, 2007 -- Port Arthur City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to again table action on a proposed development agreement with Mt. Tamalpais Investments Corp. for development of the World Trade Center at 440 Austin. More
November 06, 2007 -- Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit Port Arthur, Texas General Land Office, and The O'Brien's Group continue to respond to an offshore crude oil pipeline release approximately four miles offshore of McFaddin Beach in Jefferson County. More
November 06, 2007 -- Beaumont City Council today voted unanimously to authorize City Manager Kyle Hayes to apply for a $489,024.83 grant through the Homeland Security Grant Program. More
November 05, 2007 -- The Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit at Port Arthur is responding to a ruptured crude oil pipeline approximately 4 miles offshore of McFaddin Beach More
November 05, 2007 -- The Better Business Bureau that serves the eight-counties of Southeast Texas and the Bolivar Peninsula has announced ten members of its Board of Directors who were recently elected by BBB Accredited Businesses. More
November 05, 2007 -- Jefferson County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously to cast its 820 votes for Miriam Johnson for reelection to the Jefferson County Appraisal District Board of Directors. More
November 02, 2007 -- Beaumont Mayor Becky Ames talked by telephone with GuidryNews.com about Thursday's announcment that the Keep Beaumont Beautiful Commission has been revitalized. More
November 02, 2007 -- The Better Business Bureau announced on Thursday the launch of the first-ever line of books to carry the Better Business Bureau name. More
October 31, 2007 -- Beaumont Mayor Becky Ames has announced details regarding the reactivation of the Keep Beaumont Beautiful Commission. More
October 30, 2007 -- Beaumont City Council today voted to grant five percent pay increases to City Manager Kyle Hayes and City Attorney Tyrone Cooper. More
October 29, 2007 -- Jefferson County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously to authorize the purchase of video equipment from Guardian Force Security Service Corp. for the Minnie Rogers Juvenile Justice Facility. More
October 29, 2007 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas cautions consumers to read the fine print in transactions. More
October 29, 2007 -- Jesse Doiron has been named Lamar University’s 2007 recipient of the Julie and Ben Rogers Community Service Award. More
October 26, 2007 -- More than than 100 educational and entertaining vendor booths for seniors of all ages welcomed visitors to the Southeast Texas Senior Celebration and Consumer Expo Beaumont Civic Center. More
October 25, 2007 -- Port Arthur City Council on Tuesday voted 6-0 to table action on a proposed development agreement with Albert Fowler for a 170 apartment unit development in the long vacant World Trade Center at 440 Austin. More
October 25, 2007 -- Lamar University will present three Distinguished Alumni Awards on Saturday, October 27 at the University Reception Center on the eighth floor of the Mary and John Gray Library. More
October 24, 2007 -- The City of Beaumont has announced plans for a day of festivities on Saturday, December 1 in Downtown Beaumont for the Christmas Holiday Festival & Parade. More
October 23, 2007 -- The Southeast Texas SENIOR CELEBRATION & Consumer Expo is THIS Thursday, October 25, from 8:30 AM to 2:30 PM at the Beaumont Civic Center. More
October 23, 2007 -- Beaumont City Council today voted unanimously to approve a specific use permit to allow a coffee house at 493 Pearl Street in the Central Business District. More
October 22, 2007 -- Jefferson County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously to appoint Bevil Oaks Mayor Becky Ford as an interim commissioner to the Jefferson County Emergency Services District 1 Board of Commissioners. More
October 22, 2007 -- Lamar University College of Engineering Advisory Council Chair Phil Drayer and his wife Karen have contributed $5 million to the electrical engineering program at Lamar. More
October 21, 2007 -- The Lamar Institute of Technology Alumni Association will hold its annual Fall Fling Car and Motorcycle Show and Fun-D Run on October 27. More
October 21, 2007 -- ACES Car Club Members with their classic vehicles and neighbors and friends of Sam Passero attended a party at his home in Taylor Landing. More
October 20, 2007 -- For the first time in Texas, an American will be ordained into a Vietnamese Buddhist monastic community in Port Arthur on October 28. More
October 19, 2007 -- The Port Arthur International Seafarers’ Union held an “all you can eat” luncheon today to celebrate the raising of enough money to begin construction of the indoor area of the new Seafarers Center at the western end of Procter Street. More
October 19, 2007 -- Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. has recently formed an alliance with Junior Achievement of the Golden Triangle allowing employees across the region the opportunity to volunteer in a classroom. More
October 16, 2007 -- Beaumont City Council today unanimously voted to suspend the effective date of a proposed rate increase requested by Entergy/Gulf States, Inc. to give attorneys time to consider the rate case. More
October 16, 2007 -- Lamar University has announced its support of the BioEnergy Alliance of Southeast Texas' organizational goal of attracting potential alternative fuel companies. More
October 15, 2007 -- Jefferson County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously to approve the sale of Terminal Road to Motiva and Valero. More
October 15, 2007 -- Beaumont Mayor Becky Ames has announced the first in a series of meetings in the city's four wards. More
October 15, 2007 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas cautions motorists that one in seven at-fault drivers in accidents are not insured. More
October 11, 2007 -- The Lamar Institute of Technology Police Academy will administer exams to cadet hopefuls during the months of October and November. More
October 11, 2007 -- Lamar University and the Beaumont Foundation of America have announced the ninth and final Southeast Texas Legends Scholarships – this one honoring Beaumont attorney Hubert Oxford III. More
October 11, 2007 -- The Southeast Texas Children’s Bookfest will be held on November 17 and 18. More
October 11, 2007 -- Friends of the Triangle AIDS Network will host “Paint the Town Red: The Great Gatsby Gala” on Thursday, November 8 at the Beaumont Country Club. More
October 10, 2007 -- Port Arthur City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to permit the Port Arthur Economic Development Corporation to purchase the building at 4173 39th Street, where it currently has its offices, from Basco Construction for $255,000. More
October 09, 2007 -- Beaumont City Council today voted unanimously to approve a memorandum of geophysical option agreement, a geophysical option agreement and an oil gas and mineral lease for 500 acres of land in Tyrrell Park. More
October 08, 2007 -- Jefferson County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously to continue to tax goods-in-transit that would be exempted by recent state legislation. More
October 08, 2007 -- The Better Business Bureau is warning sports fans to be on the lookout for fraudulent sellers when shopping for hard-to-get tickets online. More
October 07, 2007 -- Lamar Theatre’s production of Lisa Kron’s critically acclaimed play “Well” opens Thursday, October 11, for six performances at Lamar University. More
October 05, 2007 -- Lamar University’s Dishman Art Museum will host an opening reception on Friday, October 12, to celebrate an exhibition featuring works by Lake Charles artist Gerry Wubben. More
October 05, 2007 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas held a news conference on Thursday to formally announce that it has changed the way businesses affiliated with the organization are designated, from “BBB Member” to “BBB Accredited Business.” More
October 05, 2007 -- More than 300 people turned out for the grand opening celebration of the Beaumont Convention & Visitors Bureau on Thursday. More
October 05, 2007 -- Michael Truncale, who "grew up" at Lamar University, has becomes a regent of the Texas State University System. More
October 05, 2007 -- Shorkey Center Executive Director Dr. Karen Newton announced today that the popular Rubber Ducky Derby will return to the Neches River in 2008. More
October 04, 2007 -- Eileen Deges Curl, chair of Lamar University’s JoAnne Gay Dishman Department of Nursing, has been elected president of the Texas Association of Deans and Directors of Professional Nursing Programs More
October 02, 2007 -- Beaumont City Council today voted unanimously to continue to tax goods in transit that would be exempt from taxation by a recently enacted state law. More
October 02, 2007 -- Lamar Institute of Technology President Paul Szuch on Monday announced the reorganization of departments "to better utilize resources on the campus". More
October 02, 2007 -- Lamar Institute of Technology’s welding program will host about 60 high school students from half a dozen high schools on Wednesday in conjunction with the Texas Rice Festival in Winnie. More
October 01, 2007 -- Jefferson County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously to approve a one month extension of a contract with NaphCare, Inc. for health care services for inmates of the Jefferson County Correctional Facility. More
October 01, 2007 -- Lamar University recently hosted a fact-finding visit by Patrice Pete Parsons Marshall, executive director of Texas H2 Coalition, to discuss opportunities in hydrogen-related research. More
September 27, 2007 -- Port Arthur City Council on Tuesday voted 6-1, with Cal Jones opposed, to approve a resolution to continue the use of Section 4A sales and use tax "to promote or develop new or extended business enterprises that create or retain primary jobs, including a project to provide demolition of existing structures, until May 2010." More
September 27, 2007 -- The Better Business Bureau in Southeast Texas received three awards for outstanding achievement recently at the International Assembly of Better Business Bureaus held in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. More
September 26, 2007 -- Lamar University’s fall 2007 headcount is 10,379 students, up 4.8 percent over last fall’s enrollment of 9,867 students and just slightly below the pre-Hurricane Rita headcount of 10,595 students in the fall of 2005. More
September 26, 2007 -- Lamar Institute of Technology has announced that its enrollment is up 7.5 percent from a year ago. More
September 26, 2007 -- The Port Arthur Economic Development Corporation will host "Economic Development Week 2007" October 29 though November 1 at the Bob Bowers Civic Center, and Holiday Inn Park Central. More
September 25, 2007 -- Beaumont City Council this afternoon approved the FY08 Budget and its supporting tax rate. More
September 25, 2007 -- The chair of the Texas Workforce Commission will present a $250,000 grant to Lamar State College-Port Arthur on Wednesday. More
September 25, 2007 -- Jefferson County Commissioners Court on Monday voted to approve a $110 million budget and a tax rate of $0.39 per $100 evaluation. More
September 24, 2007 -- A free Family Arts Day, to be held in conjunction with "Tejas del Oeste al Este: Art From the El Paso Museum of Art" will be on Saturday, October 27 at the Art Museum of Southeast Texas. More
September 24, 2007 -- "Tejas del Oeste al Este: Art from the El Paso Museum of Art" will be on display at the Art Museum of Southeast Texas from October 13 through December 30. More
September 24, 2007 -- The 9th Annual Clays For Kids benefiting Junior Achievement will be held on October 6. More
September 20, 2007 -- Beaumont Emergency Management Officials are encouraging citizens to monitor the area of disturbance out in the Gulf of Mexico. More
September 20, 2007 -- Lamar Institute of Technology honored four future first responders with individual scholarships at the seventh annual Salute to Real American Heroes tribute. More
September 18, 2007 -- Beaumont City Council is holding a work session this afternoon on the status of the Gilbert Building at 328 Bowie. More
September 18, 2007 -- Jefferson County Judge Ron Walker said Hurricane Humberto not expected, and he defends the county's decision to not activate the emergency operations center. More
September 18, 2007 -- Carl Guidry has provided photos of Hurricane Humberto damage in Fannett. More
September 18, 2007 -- Galveston's Jesse Tree and The Houston Food Bank will host a special Bolivar Peninsula Food Fair on Wednesday in response to Hurricane Humberto. More
September 17, 2007 -- Jefferson County Commissioners Court posted a special meeting for 4 p.m. today, to discuss debris removal due to Hurricane Humberto damage. More
September 17, 2007 -- A public service announcement entitled "Saving Pets Saves People", that was created and produced by a volunteer with the Humane Society of South East Texas has received national recognition. More
September 17, 2007 -- America's Fireball Run, a nine-day adventure rally to raise awareness of missing children, will stop in Beaumont as the official "two-day finish line" destination on September 30. More
September 16, 2007 -- The American Red Cross reports that as electrical power is restored along the Southeast Texas coast, the need for emergency assistance is decreasing. More
September 14, 2007 -- Guidry News Service Jefferson County Representative Carl Guidry reports that power has been restored to his home and office in Port Arthur, and he took off with his camera for some photos of damage. More
September 14, 2007 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas has published a Flood and Hurricane Kit for victims of Hurricane Humberto. More
September 14, 2007 -- A Public Forum on the new Environmental Flows Allocation Process, related to freshwater issues on Sabine Lake, will be held on September 27. More
September 14, 2007 -- The American Red Cross is providing for the immediate needs of residents who were affected by Hurricane Humberto, including opening shelters and and providing food and other necessary items such as clean-up kits. . More
September 14, 2007 -- The Art Museum of Southeast Texas was damaged during Hurricane Humberto. More
September 12, 2007 -- Port Arthur City Council on Tuesday voted 5-2, in a roll call vote, with Mayor Pro Tem Michael "Shane" Sinegal and Jack Chatman, Jr. opposed, to table a resolution using sales tax to promote or develop new or expanded business enterprises that create or retain primary jobs, including a project to provide demolition of existing structures. More
September 11, 2007 -- Beaumont City Council today voted unanimously to approve a $305,285 bid from N. A. H., Inc. of Houston for replacing the gymnasium floor at the Sterling Pruitt Activity Center. More
September 10, 2007 -- Jefferson County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously to approve a resolution supporting the restoration of the Jefferson County Courthouse under the Texas Historical Commission's Courthouse Preservation Program. More
September 10, 2007 -- Fu-Chia-Wen Lien has been named director of the Dishman Art Museum at Lamar University. More
September 10, 2007 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas has announced that the third "Shred It & Forget It" on September 8 was a "tremendous success". More
September 06, 2007 -- Friends of the Triangle AIDS Network host “Paint the Town Red: The Great Gatsby Gala” on Thursday, November 8, at the Beaumont Country Club. More
September 06, 2007 -- Three candidates have filed to run for the city council seat vacated by Deloris Prince when she was elected mayor of Port Arthur; and two incumbent members of Groves City Council have attracted opponents in the November 6 election. More
September 05, 2007 -- Port Arthur City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to approve an ordinance calling for a $17 million bond election on November 6, 2007. More
September 04, 2007 -- Beaumont City Council is holding a workshop on the FY08 Budget this afternoon. More
September 04, 2007 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas will host "Shred It & Forget It" on September 8, as part of an effort to reduce identity theft. More
September 03, 2007 -- The Lamar Institute of Technology will host the first Southeast Texas pro-am clay shootout on September 8. More
September 03, 2007 -- Girl Scouts of San Jacinto Council is seeking new recruits - scouts or volunteers. More
August 31, 2007 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas will host “Shred It & Forget It” on Saturday, September 8 as part of an effort to reduce identity theft. More
August 29, 2007 -- Port Arthur City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to approve a resolution authorizing the Mayor and City Manager to execute a contract not to exceed $19,528 with Carroll & Blackman, Inc. for a feasibility study to upgrade the Vista Village Pump Station. More
August 29, 2007 -- Port Arthur City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to approve a resolution authorizing the Mayor and City Manager to execute a contract not to exceed $19,528 with Carroll & Blackman, Inc. for a feasibility study to upgrade the Vista Village Pump Station. More
August 29, 2007 -- Beaumont City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to approve a $578,550 per year, five-year contract with American Traffic Solutions of Scottsdale, Arizona, to provide red light cameras. More
August 28, 2007 -- Beaumont City council today voted 6-0-1, with Gethrel "Get" Williams-Wright abstaining, to approve a $586,111.80 contract with Motorola to consolidate radio systems from the current Fire and Police dispatch centers into the 911 operations center. More
August 27, 2007 -- Jefferson County Commissioners Court today voted to approve $156,000 in budget transfers for parking lot and building modifications to the Adult Probation Building, and boiler-water heater projects for the courthouse. More
August 27, 2007 -- The Better Business Bureau and the Federal Trade Commission have announced the launch of a consumer education initiative on investment fraud. More
August 23, 2007 -- The Beaumont Convention & Visitors Bureau is open for business in new offices at 505 Willow Street. More
August 23, 2007 -- The Art Museum of Southeast Texas will host its 20th Anniversary Gala, Night Blooming, on Saturday, September 8. More
August 23, 2007 -- Lamar University President James Simmons cited several “successes”, including the opening of newly renovated, state-of-the-art buildings, strides in distance and online learning, and the addition of major scholarships and new degrees to further enhance academic excellence at Lamar, in his annual “state-of-the-university” address. More
August 21, 2007 -- Beaumont City Council scheduled a workshop discussion at today's regular meeting to consider a proposal to allow an additional sixty days for the parking, use and occupancy of recreational vehicles and travel trailers on residential property as temporary living quarters by property owners while the damage caused by Hurricane Rita is being repaired. More
August 21, 2007 -- The Greater Port Arthur Chamber of Commerce has announced that Mary Ann Reid has been selected as president. More
August 21, 2007 -- Leadership Southeast Texas Alumni will celebrate the group's 15th Anniversary on Thursday at the Art Museum of Southeast Texas in Beaumont. More
August 20, 2007 -- Jefferson County Commissioners Court is setting a proposed tax rate this afternoon in preparation for adoption of the FY08 Budget. More
August 20, 2007 -- The Better Business Bureau is warning that mortgage forclosue scams are on the rise. More
August 19, 2007 -- The Harvest of Hope Gala benefiting Catholic Charities at the MCM Elegante Hotel in Beaumont on Saturday, September 29 will honor the Maceo Sisters. More
August 15, 2007 -- Port Arthur City Council on Tuesday voted 5-1, with Robert Williamson opposed, to approve a resolution approving the $38,084.50 invoice from the Jefferson County Clerk's Election Division for the costs associated with the June 30 joint runoff election. More
August 14, 2007 -- Beaumont City Council today voted 2-5, with Mayor Pro Tem Nancy Beaulieu and Audwin Samuel in favor, to deny a request for a specific use permit to allow a residential care facility for adult offenders in a residential conservation and revitalization district at 2346 McFaddin. More
August 13, 2007 -- Jefferson County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously to approve a $7,500 contract with Architectural Alliance, for a study of additions and alterations for the Air Force Facility and the Central Counting Station. More
August 13, 2007 -- The 2007 Southeast Texas Senior Celebration and Consumer Expo will be held on Thursday, October 25 at the Beaumont Civic Center. More
August 07, 2007 -- A public meeting will be held at the Port Arthur YMCA tonight to discuss Federal Aviation Administration plans to eliminate the Terminal Radar Approach Control system at the Southeast Texas Regional Airport and consolidate the Jefferson County air approach space with Houston air space. More
August 06, 2007 -- Jefferson County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously to approve a grant application to the Federal Aviation Administration for improvements at the Southeast Texas Regional Airport. More
August 06, 2007 -- The Better Business Bureau is warning college-bound students and their parents to be wary of financial aid fraud perpetrated by companies promising big bucks for college tuition, "but who ultimately take your money and leave you with nothing". More
August 04, 2007 -- The Bolivar Peninsula Chamber of Commerce will host the Third Annual Endless Summer Bash on the Labor Day Weekend. More
August 01, 2007 -- The Port Arthur Neighborhood Council on Tuesday requested that Port Arthur City Council rename the Lakeview Center and its adjacent park after former city council member Felix Barker, who died two weeks ago. More
July 31, 2007 -- Members of the Texas Association of Business and Southeast Texas elected officials recently gathered for a recap of the 80th Legislative Session of Texas. More
July 30, 2007 -- Jefferson County Commissioners Court today voted 2-3, with only Judge Ronald Walker and Commissioner Everette "Bo" Alfred in favor, to defeat a motion to approve a salary proposal and related changes for the Jefferson County Association of Deputy Sheriffs and Corrections Officers that had been recommended by a negotiating committee. More
July 30, 2007 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas announced today that the BBB System has signed an agreement with the U.S. Air Force to formally establish BBB Air Force Line to serve the specialized consumer needs of Air Force personnel and their families. More
July 28, 2007 -- The Orleans Street Jazz Festival is underway in the Jefferson Theatre in Beaumont. More
July 27, 2007 -- Galveston County Sheriff’s detectives have identified a suspect vehicle involved in the July 14th murder of Bridgette Gearen in Crystal Beach. More
July 27, 2007 -- Due to inclement weather, the 2007 Beaumont Jazz Festival scheduled for Saturday, July 28th has been moved into the Jefferson Theatre. More
July 27, 2007 -- Eastman Chemical Company, in a news conference at the offices of the Greater Beaumont Chamber of Commerce, announced its plans to develop a $1.6 billion state-of-the-art industrial gasification facility in Beaumont More
July 26, 2007 -- The Port Arthur Convention & Visitors Bureau, in conjunction with the "Oh Boy! Oberto Redfish Cup" will host a youth fishing rodeo on the Pleasure Island Marina Boardwalk on Saturday, August 4. More
July 26, 2007 -- The Art Museum of Southeast Texas will host Family Arts Day on Saturday August 18. More
July 24, 2007 -- Beaumont City Council voted unanimously to deny a request for a zone change at 3895 Kenneth and a specific use permit to allow a residential care facility for juveniles, but agreed by consensus to table a request for a specific use permit to allow a residential care facility for adult offenders at 2346 McFaddin. More
July 24, 2007 -- Hotel Beaumont, now a retirement and assisted living facility for seniors in Downtown Beaumont, is undergoing renovation. More
July 24, 2007 -- The Catholic Charities of Southeast Texas will host the annual Harvest of Hope Gala on September 29. More
July 24, 2007 -- The Southeast Texas Arts Council, Beaumont Main Street, Lamar University and the City of Beaumont will present the Second Annual Orleans Street Jazz Fest this weekend. More
July 23, 2007 -- Jefferson County Commissioners Court has voted unanimously to commit Coastal Impact Assistance Program funds for continued erosion control projects along Pleasure Island and the Sabine-Neches Waterway, and also for the Walter Umphrey State Park-Kieth Lake Unit. More
July 23, 2007 -- Lamar State College-Port Arthur, has announced that Jeff Sturms, country singer George Strait's former arranger and rhythm guitar player, will join the college faculty, teaching commercial music courses. More
July 23, 2007 -- The Greater Beaumont and Greater Port Arthur Chambers of Commerce will co-sponsor the 2007 Southeast Texas Business Expo on September 18. More
July 21, 2007 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas will host “Shred It & Forget It” on Saturday, September 8, as part of an effort to reduce identity theft. More
July 19, 2007 -- Verna Rutherford, president of the Greater Houston Chamber of Commerce has announced that she will retire soon. More
July 18, 2007 -- Port Arthur City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to award a $67,850 bid to A&A Electric for emergency generators for Fire Stations Number 2, Number 5 and Number 6. More
July 17, 2007 -- Beaumont City Council today voted unanimously to approve a $24,712.42 change order for the renovation of theJulie Rogers Theatre, bringing the total cost of the original construction contract to $2,297,138.60. More
July 16, 2007 -- Jefferson County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously to approve $597,526 for the supply and installation of synthetic turf surfaces on the four ball fields at Ford Park. More
July 16, 2007 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas will host "Lunch and Learn" with trainer Michael Clayton on August 9. More
July 11, 2007 -- Beaumont City Council today voted unanimously to promote Tina Broussard to the position of city clerk. More
July 11, 2007 -- Port Arthur City Council, in a special meeting on Tuesday, voted unanimously to canvass the returns and declare Deloris "Bobbie" Prince as mayor, resulting from the June 30 runoff election between Prince and Willie "Bae" Lewis. More
July 09, 2007 -- The Jefferson County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously to approve an $18,650.04 purchase of video equipment from Guardian Force Security Service Corporation for the Minnie Rogers Juvenile Justice Facility. More
July 09, 2007 -- “A Tasting for Some Other Place” will be held on August 21 by sponsors, supporting congregations and other supporters of Some Other Place, each hosting a booth and providing samples of favorite recipes to ticket holders. More
July 09, 2007 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas is warning consumers to beware of untrustworthy locksmith companies who are swindling customers nationwide. More
July 09, 2007 -- The Triangle AIDS Network will host four events in Fall 2007, beginning September 8. More
July 07, 2007 -- The Dancing with the Beaumont Stars charity fundraiser will be on July 20 at Antone's on historic Crockett Street in Downtown Beaumont. More
July 06, 2007 -- United States Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison visited the Lamar University campus and toured the Advanced Fuel Cell Research laboratory. More
July 06, 2007 -- The Art Museum of Southeast Texas will exhibit the Works of the Texas Frontier, featuring paintings by Frank Reaugh, from July 21 thorugh September 30. More
July 06, 2007 -- The first meeting of the recently created Jefferson County Election Study Committee will be held next Wednesday, July 11. More
July 05, 2007 -- Port Arthur City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to approve a license to Jerome Webre, Jr., for the construction of a recreational vehicle park on five acres of Pleasure Island. More
July 03, 2007 -- The Rotary Club of Beaumont and the Boy Scouts of America will deliver and pick up American Flags to hundreds of Southeast Texas homes and businesses on Wednesday, July 4 More
July 02, 2007 -- Jefferson County Commissioners Court today voted to approve a $2,474 change order to purchase a Command Post Trailer for the Southeast Texas Regional Airport, bringing the contract total to $68,382. More
July 02, 2007 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas is advising customers to avoid "mystery shopper" scams. More
June 30, 2007 -- Delores Prince was elected mayof of Port Arthur in Saturday's Runoff Election; and Alan Coleman was elected to Beaumont City Council. Returns
June 30, 2007 -- The Galveston Park Board of Trustees, host and promoter of the annual Mardi Gras celebration on Galveston Island, has announced that it is offering a limited number of ‘VIP Balcony Sponsors’ valid Saturday, February 2, 2008. More
June 30, 2007 -- The Houston Maritime Museum is seeking a dedicated individual to become the executive director, succeeding the founder of the museum, James Manzolillo, who passed away recently. Public Notice
June 26, 2007 -- Lamar University and Region 5 Education Service Center hosted 23 high school and middle school teachers from across Southeast Texas as part of The Texas State University System Mathematics for English-Language Learners Initiative. More
June 25, 2007 -- Jefferson County Commissioners Court today voted to release $12,079.90 retainage to Kellogg Brown & Root Services, Inc. for replacement of the mosquito control aircraft hangar due to Hurricane Rita damage. More
June 25, 2007 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas is advising customers on how to detect and avoid the threat of vacation and travel-related theft. More
June 24, 2007 -- Mrs. Palmire Angelle Richard celebrated her 100th birthday June 23, 2007. More
June 22, 2007 -- The Environmental Learning and Research Center announced that public boat tours showcasing the natural wonders of the wetlands and the Neches River will be provided soon as part of a $10 million environmental settlement from a lawsuit over oil spills on the Southeast Texas Gulf Coast. More
June 22, 2007 -- Hotel Beaumont held a "Back to the 50's" party for the residents. More
June 21, 2007 -- The City of Beaumont will host Fourth of July festivities at Riverfront Park with music by "Jazz Innovators", a flyover from Barksdale Air Force Base in Shreveport and a fireworks display over the Neches River accompanied by patriotic music. More
June 20, 2007 -- Port Arthur City Council on Tuesday approved 6-1, with Martin Flood opposed, a license for the construction of a recreational vehicle park on 19.47 acres of Pleasure Island. More
June 20, 2007 -- Beaumont City Council on Tuesday unanimously approved a $2,460,840.10 contract with Excavators and Constructors, Ltd for the Hayes Gully Drainage Improvement Project. More
June 20, 2007 -- The Home Investment Partnerships Program administered by the South East Texas Regional Planning Commission is providing a new mobile home to a Rita survivor today. More
June 18, 2007 -- Jefferson County Commissioners Court today approved an interlocal agreement with the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department for the removal of accumulated silt and associated debris from the Sabine Lake system. More
June 15, 2007 -- Calder Woods Assisted Living celebrates "Blast to the Past" for Father's Day. More
June 14, 2007 -- The Federal Bureau of Prisons on Wednesday awarded the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston a contract to provide comprehensive medical care to the 5,700 male inmates at the Federal Correctional Complex in Beaumont. More
June 14, 2007 -- Great Speakers Unlimited Toastmasters in Beaumont has announced that Dr. Richard Bothel has earned the “Distinguished Toastmaster Award.” More
June 13, 2007 -- Former Beaumont city council member Andrew P. Cokinos passed away on Wednesday at Ridgewood Retirement Center. Obituary
June 12, 2007 -- Beaumont City Council today voted to oppose changes proposed by the Federal Aviation Administration to the Terminal Radar Approach Control, that will affect the Southeast Texas Regional Airport. More
June 11, 2007 -- Jefferson County Commissioners Court today voted to approve a change order increase of $1,195 for the installation of refueler mounted equipment on a fuel truck for Southeast Texas Regional Airport, bringing the total price to $143,615. More
June 11, 2007 -- The Better Business Bureau today reports that marketing offers for free high-end merchandise can cost consumers hundreds of dollars through legal, but deceptive advertising. More
June 11, 2007 -- The David J. Beck Fellowship has awarded a gift of $1 million to the Lamar University Foundation, to help students in financial need who exhibit high academic performance. More
June 11, 2007 -- The Press Club of Southeast Texas on Friday honored Uliana Trylowsky, executive director of the Beaumont Habitat for Humanity, as newsmaker of the year, and announced the winners of media excellence awards. More
June 08, 2007 -- The SETx Wakeboarding Club will host the 5th annual SETx Mid-Summer Classic Wakeboarding Tournament 2007, at the SETx Wakeboard Lake in Beaumont on June 15. More
June 07, 2007 -- Lamar State College-Port Arthur added an assistant coach position to its men's basketball program today with the hiring of Oliver Simmons, a former Little Cypress-Mauriceville High School head coach. More
June 06, 2007 -- Port Arthur City Council on Tuesday unanimously approved a resolution authorizing the Mayor and City Manager to execute a change order increasing by $14,500 the contract between the City of Port Arthur and Pick Two Contractors, Inc. for the reconstruction of the Northwest Landfill Levee to a new total of $118,750. More
June 05, 2007 -- Beaumont City Council today officially recanvassed the votes in the May 12 city council election following a recount in the race for Ward 4, which resulted in a change of only four votes, and officially welcomed Jamie D. Smith to the city council. Judge Ransom "Deuce" Smith administered the oath of office to Smith. More
June 04, 2007 -- The Southeast Texas Advertising Federation will present a program on use of the Internet in marketing for local businesses on Tuesday, June 12 in Beaumont. More
June 04, 2007 -- Emergency Management professionals in the Southeast Texas region of Hardin, Jefferson and Orange Counties will participate in the Statewide Hurricane Exercise on Wednesday, June 6 at Ford Park. More
June 04, 2007 -- Jefferson County Commissioners Court on Monday voted unanimously to approve a general certificate on behalf of the Jefferson County Housing Finance Corporation on behalf of the Jefferson County Housing Finance Corporation for the proposed 2007 Single Family Mortgage Revenue Bond Program. More
June 04, 2007 -- The City of Beaumont today announced that it will host the second annual Spindletop Spin Bicycle Ride & Fundraiser on June 9. More
June 04, 2007 -- The American Kennel Club and the Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas today warned consumers about scams targeting unsuspecting puppy buyers. More
June 01, 2007 -- The Greater Port Arthur Chamber of Commerce and the Port Arthur International Seafarers’ Center will present Cayman Night in Port Arthur, featuring Barefoot Man and Band along with Andy Martin “The Cayman Cowboy” on June 16 at the Carl Parker Multipurpose Center. Flyer
May 30, 2007 -- Beaumont City Council on Tuesday voted to authorize the city manager to update agreements with St. Elizabeth Hospital, Memorial Hermann Baptist Hospital, Sabine Tabernacle, American Legion and Beaumont Preservation Partners to provide shelter and support facilities for City of Beaumont personnel and equipment during emergency operations. More
May 30, 2007 -- Lamar University space scientist Jim Jordan will deliver the keynote address to the Planetary and Terrestrial Mining Science Symposium in Sudbury, Ontario, June 10-13. More
May 29, 2007 -- Lamar Institute of Technology on Tuesday announced that The Texas Skill Standards Board recognized the college as the first to document skill standards for its Homeland Security Program. More
May 29, 2007 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas has advised parents to check out the summer camps they are considering for their children. More
May 25, 2007 -- The Texas Department of Transportation reports that five ferry boats are in operation today, and four of five vessels will be in use for the remainder of the weekend. More
May 23, 2007 -- Port Arthur City Council on Tuesday voted 3 -6, with council members Martin Flood, Tom Henderson and Cal Jones voting for, to defeat a motion approving the economic incentive contract with Triangle Waste Solutions. More
May 23, 2007 -- The 20th Annual Maritime Memorial Service, "commemorating those mariners and fishermen who have died this past year, which had been scheduled to be held at the Seamen's Memorial Sundial on Lakeshore Drive in Port Arthur, was moved because of the weather into a large, covered warehouse at the Port of Port Arthur. More
May 23, 2007 -- Beaumont City Council on Tuesday unanimously voted to authorize the City Manager to receive additional funding through the Department of Homeland Security Buffer Zone Protection Plan Program. More
May 23, 2007 -- The Beaumont MCM Elegante will host the Hebert High School Alumni's 8th Mass Reunion on June 13. More
May 22, 2007 -- Becky Ames was administered the oath of office as mayor of Beaumont today. More
May 22, 2007 -- Michael "Shane" Sinegal was elected mayor pro tem by Port Arthur City Council today. More
May 22, 2007 -- Nine recent Port Neches-Groves High School graduates have been selected to receive $1,000 Ebber Ephlin Scholarships for the fall semester of 2007. More
May 21, 2007 -- Esther Benoit, who finished third in a crowded race for mayor of Port Arthur, has requested a recount. More
May 21, 2007 -- Jefferson County Commissioners Court this afternoon is considering an application for $350,000 in Texas Community Development Block Grant funds as the local match for the Texas Department of Transportation Project to replace the Hillebrant Road Bridge. More
May 21, 2007 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas today announced that consumers must be vigilant when choosing a collision repair center. More
May 20, 2007 -- The Beaumont Heritage Society hosted a gala garden part to celebrate the opening of the historic Chambers House. More
May 20, 2007 -- Lamar Institute of Technology has become a testing site for the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians. More
May 18, 2007 -- The Beaumont Convention and Visitors Bureau celebrated National Tourism Week with Olympic Game Champions, Destination Training and a Visitor Appreciation Open House. More
May 17, 2007 -- The Press Club of Southeast Texas has announced the five finalists for Newsmaker of Year, who will be honored at the club’s annual scholarship fund-raiser June 8. More
May 16, 2007 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas on Tuesday announced the winners of the 2007 Torch Awards for Marketplace Ethics. More
May 16, 2007 -- The Beaumont Convention & Visitors Bureau will hold the Beaumont Blast of Family Fun on Memorial Day Weekend, May 28, 2007. More
May 16, 2007 -- Junior Achievement of the Golden Triangle Announces Scholarship Winners. More
May 14, 2007 -- Jefferson County Commissioners Court today voted to approve final abatement percentages for Premcor/Valero refinery expansion (COEX I); Premcor/Valero Tier II Diesel; Port Arthur Coker Company/Valero refinery expansion (COEX I); and the Premcor/Valero Tier II Gasoline (Hydroprocessing & Revamp/Hydrotreater). More
May 14, 2007 -- The Beaumont law firm of Lindsay & Morgan P.L.L.C. will announce the establishment of the Lisa Renee Ligda Beaulieu Lamar University Scholarship on May 15, 2007. More
May 14, 2007 -- Jefferson County officials tabulated the votes in Saturday's election in the Barn at the Southeast Texas Regional Airport. More
May 11, 2007 -- The Bolivar Peninsula Chamber of Commerce’s 22nd annual Texas Crab Festival opens tonight and continues through the weekend at Gregory Park, state Highway 87 and Barbados Drive. More
May 10, 2007 -- Port Arthur City Council on Tuesday unanimously approved a resolution authorizing an interlocal cooperation agreement with the Southeast Texas Regional Planning Commission to conduct a transit development plan. More
May 08, 2007 -- Beaumont City Council voted on Tuesday to approve a resolution adopting the Office of Rural Community Affairs Excessive Force Policy for the Calder Street Project. More
May 08, 2007 -- Lamar Institute of Technology has opened registration for its upcoming Summer I and Summer II sessions and the Fall 2007 semester. More
May 07, 2007 -- Jefferson County Commissioners Court today voted to execute a $142,420.00 contract with Garsite Aircraft Refuelers for fuel truck services at Southeast Texas Regional Airport. More
May 07, 2007 -- Lamar University will award bachelor’s degrees to a husband and wife More
May 07, 2007 -- Beaumont will celebrate National Tourism Week May 12 - 20. More
May 04, 2007 -- The judges have released the names of the finalists for the 2007 Torch Awards for Marketplace Ethics presented by the Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas and assisted by the College of Business at Lamar University. More
May 03, 2007 -- United States Senator John Cornyn will be the keynote speaker at the commencement ceremonies for Lamar University on May 12. More
May 01, 2007 -- Beaumont City Council today voted to approve a revision of the local transportation project advanced funding agreement with the Texas Department of Transportation for the Old Dowlen Road Project and approved new advanced funding agreements for other projects. More
April 30, 2007 -- Jefferson County Commissioners Court approved job order contracts for repair of facilities at the Southeast Texas Regional Airport. More
April 30, 2007 -- Howard Putnam, author and former CEO of Southwest Airlines, will be the featured speaker at the 10th annual Torch Awards for Marketplace Ethics presentation banquet Tuesday, May 15, at the Beaumont Civic Center hosted by the Better Business Bureau, with assistance from the College of Business at Lamar University. More
April 28, 2007 -- Tickets for the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus performances at Ford Park June 5 and 6 will go on sale April 23. More
April 28, 2007 -- The 22nd Annual Texas Crab Festival on the Bolivar Peninsula is the weekend of May 11, 12 and 13. More
April 27, 2007 -- Port Arthur City Council on Tuesday voted 6-1, with Mayor Pro Tem Deloris Prince opposed, to approve a new one year contract with Germer Gertz as legal counsel for the Port Arthur Economic Development Corporation. More
April 24, 2007 -- Beaumont City Council this afternoon is considering an interlocal agreement with the South East Texas Regional Planning Commission to conduct a transit development plan for Beaumont and Port Arthur. More
April 23, 2007 -- Jefferson County Commissioners Court voted unanimously to approve a tax abatement agreement with Valero Energy Corporation to facilitate construction of the 2007 COEX II Expansion Project. More
April 23, 2007 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas has published information for families seeking college funding. More
April 22, 2007 -- A large crowd turned out for Mercado Days Festival at the Procter Street Pavilion in Downtown Port Arthur. More
April 21, 2007 -- Large crowds lined Beaumont streets for the Neches River Festival Parade. Students and marching groups from the Beaumont Independent School District were predominant in the parade. Lynda Guidry covered the parade with photos and interviews. Sights and Sounds
April 20, 2007 -- The Beaumont Convention & Visitors Bureau reports that the city is hosting the 70th Annual Texas District Pilot Convention on April 19-22 More
April 19, 2007 -- Lamar University and Lamar Institute of Technology will officially open the Sheila Umphrey Recreational Sports Center on Sunday. More
April 18, 2007 -- Beaumont Mayor Guy Goodson, wearing a mask to conceal his identity, arrived by boat at Riverfront Park on Tuesday and was unveiled as King Neches LIX. Carl Guidry covered the event with photos and interviews. Photos and Interviews
April 18, 2007 -- Lamar University will officially dedicate the Sheila Umphrey Recreational Sports Center and McDonald Gym on Sunday, April 22. More
April 17, 2007 -- Beaumont City Council today voted unanimously to approve a request for a historic preservaton loan for repairs to a house at 1822 Broadway. More
April 17, 2007 -- The Lamar Dance Company will hold its annual Spring Concert on April 20. More
April 16, 2007 -- Jefferson County Commissioners Court today voted to accept a $37,900 grant from the Texas Governor's Criminal Justice Division for the purchase of forensic science equipment. More
April 15, 2007 -- On Saturday, April 21, 2007 a fundraiser will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 1701 Hwy. 87 in Crystal Beach for the Jacob Kent Memorial Scholarship. More
April 14, 2007 -- Lamar Institute of Technology Dusty Trahan has been recalled to duty as a United States Marine reservist. More
April 14, 2007 -- Lamar Institute of Technology announces that the deadline to sign up for a free Science and Technology ePreview (STeP) summer camp at Lamar Institute of Technology is May 4. More
April 14, 2007 -- The Art Museum of Southeast Texas will present the Art of Beer on May 17. More
April 14, 2007 -- The 59th Annual Neches River Festival is from April 17 to April 29 in Beaumont. More
April 14, 2007 -- Beaumont's East Mount Olive Baptist Church will host the Second Annual Mountain Top Gospel Music Celebration from April 26-28. More
April 12, 2007 -- Lamar will host ceremony and tours April 22 to mark grand opening of Umphrey Recreational Sports Center More
April 12, 2007 -- Port Arthur City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to adopt a Parks and Recreation Master Plan. More
April 12, 2007 -- Lamarissimo! will present the Cardinal Singers and the Lamar Dance Company in the grand finale to the concert series’ 2006-2007 season at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 26, in the Jefferson Theatre. More
April 12, 2007 -- The Beaumont Convention & Visitors Bureau will host the 70th Annual Texas District Pilot Convention on April 19-22. More
April 11, 2007 -- Students from Lamar University and area high schools presented $15,500 to the Humane Society of Southeast Texas Wednesday, April 11, at the University Reception Center More
April 11, 2007 -- In a program billed “Team McNeese,” two poets who are graduates of the McNeese State University writing program will read from their work Thursday, April 19 at Lamar University. More
April 11, 2007 -- Bob Huffaker,author of a book on the Kennedy assassination will speak at Lamar State College-Port Arthur. More
April 10, 2007 -- Beaumont City Council this afternoon is considering a request by City Manager Kyle Hayes to terminate the existing collective bargaining agreement with the firefighters union. More
April 10, 2007 -- Jefferson County Judge Ron Walker at Monday's meeting of Jefferson County Commissioners Court welcomed Doug Anderson, the new county purchasing agent. More
April 09, 2007 -- Students from Lamar University and area high schools will make a major donation to the Humane Society of Southeast Texas during a special program at 3 p.m. Wednesday, April 11, at the University Reception Center on the eighth floor of the Mary and John Gray Library at Lamar University. More
April 09, 2007 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas has warned consumers to watch for fraud in the mail, on the Internet, from telemarketers and from door to door salesmen. More
April 04, 2007 -- Lamar University and the Beaumont Foundation of America have announced the fourth of nine Southeast Texas Legends Scholarships – this one honoring the late Joe Tonahill. More
April 03, 2007 -- Beaumont City Council today voted to transfer $4 million from the fund balance of the FY07 Budget to the Capital Reserve Fund for community enhancements throughout the city. More
April 03, 2007 -- Former Texas lieutenant governor Ben Barnes will speak on "The Diversity of Politics and the Future of Our Nation's Leadership" at the next Gray Library Lecture on. April 24 in the John Gray Center auditorium at Lamar University. More
April 02, 2007 -- Jefferson County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously to approve an amendment to the project cooperation agreement between the Texas General Land Office and Jefferson County for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sabine Pass to San Luis Pass Shoreline Erosion Feasibility Study. More
April 02, 2007 -- The Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center in Houston and the Beaumont VA Outpatient Clinic are participating in a national teleretinal imaging program. More
April 01, 2007 -- A large delegation of business and community leaders from Southeast Texas visited Austin to voice their individual and collective concerns about specific issues being deliberated in the 80th Legislative Session. More
March 31, 2007 -- Nineteen of the 23 students from Lamar Institute of Technology who attended the Texas Postsecondary SkillsUSA competition in San Antonio won medals. More
March 30, 2007 -- Congressman Gene Green and Congressman Ted Poe have called on the Environmental Protection Agency to clean up a long-forgotten industrial waste site that they say has poisoned the San Jacinto River for decades. More
March 30, 2007 -- Lamar University president, James Simmons, recently announced the dedication of the Elvis Mason Conference Room in the John Gray Center on the Lamar campus. More
March 30, 2007 -- In preparation for conversion to a new campus-wide financial computer system, Lamar University and Lamar Institute of Technology will stretch their financial aid and application year to cover 15 months as the institutions switch from systems that had awards beginning in the summer to one that begins with the fall semester. More
March 29, 2007 -- The Beaumont Convention and Visitors Bureau reports that groups visiting Beaumont will bring more than $1 million to the city's economy in April. More
March 29, 2007 -- Lamar University researcher Jim Westgate and his colleagues have discovered a new genus and species of primate, one that they say has long vanished from the earth but is preserved in the fossil record. More
March 29, 2007 -- Lamar University recently joined with industry, government and other educational institutions to form the Gulf Coast Hydrogen Alliance to serve as a resource for expanding the economic base for hydrogen along the Gulf Coast. More
March 28, 2007 -- Training drills for area fire departments and marine firefighters attending the 22nd Annual Industrial Fire World Emergency Responder Conference and Exposition are scheduled at the Port of Beaumont this afternoon. More
March 28, 2007 -- The Lamar University Southeast Texas Chapter of Sigma Xi, the Scientific Research Society, will host hurricane expert Nicholas Coch for a free 7:30 p.m. lecture April 4 in the auditorium of the John Gray Center, Building A, 855 E. Florida. More
March 28, 2007 -- Port Arthur City Council on Tuesday voted 6-1, with John Beard opposed, to approve two invoices of the City of Port Arthur Section 4A Economic Development Corporation to Germer Gertz, LLP. More
March 27, 2007 -- Beaumont City Council voted 5-1, with Becky Ames opposed, to allow two low-income housing developments to be built in downtown Beaumont. More
March 27, 2007 -- The Art Museum of Southeast Texas is planning a trip to view the Masterpieces of French Painting from the Metropolitan Museum of Art. More
March 27, 2007 -- The Lamar University Community Outreach Program hosted a community-wide focus group session on campus March 22 to analyze strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats to the quality of life in the Beaumont area. More
March 26, 2007 -- Jefferson County Commissioners Court today voted to approve an amendment and extension of the Ford Park management agreement with SMG. More
March 26, 2007 -- The Better Business Bureau has issued a warning advising job-seekers to beware of misleading online job postings and employment arrangements aimed at stealing money and identities. More
March 24, 2007 -- Lamar Institute of Technology will host a Part-Time Faculty Job Fair, Tuesday, April 10. More
March 24, 2007 -- The 22nd Annual Industrial Fire World Emergency Responder Conference & Expo will be held at Ford Park March 26-30. More
March 24, 2007 -- The American Bus Association has named Beaumont Convention and Visitors Bureau Director of Tourism Javier Rodriguez to be chair of the ABA Diversity Committee. More
March 23, 2007 -- Congressman Ted Poe spoke in opposition to the the Iraq War Supplemental Spending Bill. More
March 21, 2007 -- Lamar University has honored Pamela Saur, professor of English and modern languages, as the 2007 University Professor. More
March 21, 2007 -- Nine retirees, representing more than 288 total years of teaching excellence at Lamar University, received recognition at the university’s annual faculty awards ceremony. More
March 21, 2007 -- Ray S. Garza of Orange, a cadet in the Regional Fire Training Academy at Lamar Institute of Technology, has won a gold medal in the 35th annual SkillsUSA Texas College/Postsecondary Leadership and Skills Conference. More
March 21, 2007 -- The Final Step, Lamar Institute of Technology sign-up for graduation in 2007 will be Tuesday, March 27, and Wednesday, March 28 in the college snack bar, Megabytes. More
March 21, 2007 -- Port Arthur City Council held a special joint meeting with the City of Port Arthur Section 4A Economic Development Corporation on Tuesday. More
March 21, 2007 -- Lamar University will announce the recipient of its 2007 University Professor Award during a program today in the University Reception Center on the eighth floor of the Mary and John Gray Library. More
March 21, 2007 -- Lamar University will host fomer faculty member Clay Reynolds, acclaimed novelist, scholar and critic, for a lecture and reading today. More
March 21, 2007 -- Beaumont City Council on Tuesday approved a $46,280.35 contract for the purchase a new voice communication system for Beaumont Municipal Court and the 911 Dispatch Center. More
March 20, 2007 -- Beaumont City Council's regular meeting agenda today included public hearings on 50 structures considered dangerous by city staff. More
March 20, 2007 -- Lamar University will host Grad Fair 2007 – “Graduation In Sight!” – from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, March 21 and 22, in the Wimberly Building at Lamar. More
March 20, 2007 -- Lamar University will announce the recipient of its 2007 University Professor Award during a program Wednesday in the University Reception Center on the eighth floor of the Mary and John Gray Library. More
March 19, 2007 -- Jefferson County Commissioners Court today reversed its vote last week to deny permission for Constable Joe "QB" Stevenson to attend the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives Conference in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. More
March 18, 2007 -- The new parish hall at at St. Therese, Little Flower Church in Port Acres was officially blessed and dedicated Saturday evening. More
March 18, 2007 -- The Nederland Heritage Festival Parade was held on Saturday, March 17 in Nederland. More
March 16, 2007 -- Carl and Nettie Guidry covered the Nederland Heritage Festival. More
March 14, 2007 -- Port Arthur City Council on Tuesday voted 7-1, with Robert Williamson opposed, to approve a resolution requesting the legislature to give the Texas Commission on Jail Standards the authority to review the costs of housing prisoners, to settle a dispute between the county and the city. More
March 13, 2007 -- Jefferson County Commissioners Court on Monday voted unanimously to rescind a resolution approved at a previous meeting supporting the enactment of legislation relating to freshwater inflows. More
March 12, 2007 -- The "Look Look" sign over a former adult bookstore in Downtown Beaumont has been removed by the Broussard family, which has reclaimed the building that housed the first Broussard's Funeral Home. More
March 12, 2007 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas has issued a notice that an advanced fee loan company by the name of Wells Financial Inc. is conducting a loan scam. More
March 10, 2007 -- Lamar Institute of Technology announced a new partnership with Associated General Contractors (AGC) of Southeast Texas to address the local commercial construction industry’s workforce needs. More
March 10, 2007 -- Lamar University will present Lamarissimo! on the evening March 22 at the Jefferson Theatre in Downtown Beaumont More
March 10, 2007 -- Clay Reynolds, acclaimed novelist, scholar and critic and a former Lamar University faculty member, will return to the Lamar campus March 21 for a reading and lecture. More
March 09, 2007 -- Lamar University’s Wind Ensemble and Concert Band will take center stage Thursday, March 22, when the 2006-2007 season of Lamarissimo! continues in the Jefferson Theatre. More
March 09, 2007 -- Howard Putnam, author and former CEO of the highly successful Southwest Airlines, will be the featured speaker at the Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas Torch Awards for Marketplace Ethics presentation banquet on May 15 More
March 08, 2007 -- Betty Ames supports the Texas Department of Transportation Ferry Operation between Galveston and the Bolivar Peninsula. More
March 07, 2007 -- Lamar University and the Beaumont Foundation of America have announced the third of nine Southeast Texas Legends Scholarships – this one honoring the late Major T. Bell, whose distinguished career took him from a district attorney’s office in the East Texas Piney Woods to a prestigious law firm now celebrating its centennial. More
March 06, 2007 -- Beaumont City Council today authorized the purchase of Motorola radio equipment through the Houston-Galveston Area Council Cooperative Purchasing Program. More
March 06, 2007 -- The Greater Houston Partnership has adopted a resolution supporting the Governor's Business Council's "Excellence in the Classroom" recommendations to improve public education by bolstering teacher effectiveness. More
March 06, 2007 -- Lamar University will join the Beaumont Foundation of America today to announce the third in a series of Southeast Texas Legends Scholarships benefiting Lamar students. More
March 05, 2007 -- Jefferson County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously to nominate Richard G. Lewis to serve out the unexpired term of John Ludwig on the Jefferson County Waterway and Navigation District. More
March 05, 2007 -- Bolivar Developer Crown Team Texas and the Bolivar Peninsula Chamber of Commerce are joining forces to "jump start" the TxDOT Priority Boarding Program for the Bolivar-Galveston Ferry. More
March 05, 2007 -- The Better Business Bureau is warning taxpayers to be cautious when choosing web-based services that prepare and file income taxes online. More
March 05, 2007 -- A Groundbreaking Ceremony for the City of Beaumont Central Park Community Center will be held today. More
March 05, 2007 -- Beaumont Independent School District Superintendent Dr. Carrol A. Thomas has published a message to the public, "Keep Your Eyes On The Prize". More
March 05, 2007 -- Three faculty members at Lamar Institute of Technology have been selected as Teaching Excellence Award winners for 2006-2007. More
March 02, 2007 -- Jefferson County Commissioners Court on Thursday adopted new Rules of Procedure, Conduct and Decorum for Commissioners Court. More
March 01, 2007 -- Students from Lamar Institute of Technology will compete in the SkillsUSA Texas-College/Postsecondary Division 35th Leadership and Skills Championships and Conference March 22-24 in San Antonio. More
March 01, 2007 -- Screening for the next Texas Department of Criminal Justice Correctional Officers Academy at Lamar Institute of Technology will begin Tuesday, March 6, at the Mark Stiles prison unit, off U.S. 69 in Beaumont. More
March 01, 2007 -- Port Arthur City Council on Thursday on Wednesday voted to approve a memorandum of understanding with the Port Arthur Industrial Group for a project to revitalize the area west of Houston Avenue. More
February 28, 2007 -- The City of Beaumont Central Park Community Center will hold a groundbreaking ceremony on Monday, March 5 at 4 p.m. at 2925 Fannin Street, near the Central Park Imagination Station. More
February 26, 2007 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas is warning local residents receiving letters claiming they have won a substantial amount of money, which include authentic-appearing checks, that they are really potential victims of a scam. More
February 23, 2007 -- Lamar University alumni and friends will kick off Red, Whte & You, celebrating a week of Cardinal spirit, on Monday evening. More
February 21, 2007 -- Beaumont City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to approve a utility joint use agreement and a standard utility agreement with West Texas Gulf Pipe Line Company for the estimated cost of $36,282 for the Phelan Boulevard Pavement Widening Project, from Major Drive to Keith Road. More
February 20, 2007 -- Beaumont City Clerk Rose Ann Jones, who has been diagnosed with breast cancer, submitted her letter of resignation to the Mayor and City Council on Monday. More
February 19, 2007 -- Fifty-four Southeast Texas residents graduated Monday as the first class of correctional officers to complete a new academy that was conducted at Lamar Institute of Technology by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. More
February 19, 2007 -- Beaumont City Clerk Rose Ann Jones has submitted a letter of resignation to the Mayor and City Council effective Friday. More
February 19, 2007 -- Code Enforcement Association of Texas members from around the state are meeting in Beaumont this week for the group's 22nd annual business and educational conference. More
February 19, 2007 -- The Better Business Bureau System is warning all businesses and consumers across the United States and Canada of a spoofing scam using the BBB name and a false BBB e-mail address to entice recipients to access potentially damaging hyperlinks. More
February 16, 2007 -- The City of Beaumont has scheduled two meetings to discuss the Calder Avenue Project. More
February 15, 2007 -- Bill Leger, news anchor for KFDM-TV, Channel 6, has been elected president of the Press Club of Southeast Texas. More
February 14, 2007 -- Lamar University has announced the East Texas Historical Association will convene its annual spring conference in Beaumont this weekend at the MCM Elegante Hotel. More
February 13, 2007 -- Bill Worsham, P.E. has joined LEAP Engineering as director of coastal engineering. More
February 13, 2007 -- Beaumont City Council today voted unanimously voted to notify accept an anonymous donation of J.P. Morgan Chase stock to benefit the Julie Rogers Theater Project. More
February 13, 2007 -- A tie vote by Port Arthur City Council defeated a proposal to hold a joint election with the Port Arthur Independent School District, Sabine Pass ISD, the Port Arthur Navigation District and the Sabine Pass Port Authority. More
February 12, 2007 -- Jefferson County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously to appoint a committee to determine the final tax abatement percentages for contracts that are pending. More
February 12, 2007 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas is seeking nominations for its 10th annual awards competition to recognize and encourage ethical business practices in the region. More
February 09, 2007 -- Red, White & You yard signs to celebrate Lamar Homecoming 2007 are available at 25 Southeast Texas locations. More
February 06, 2007 -- Beaumont Independent School District Superintendent Dr. Carrol A. Thomas has published a message to his school board, "Trustees, it’s not a thankless job." More
February 06, 2007 -- Lamar University President James Simmons visited Beaumont City Council to present the council members with a brand-new Lamar University flag, which will fly over City Hall February 7 through March 3 as part of the Red, White & You campaign leading to Homecoming 2007 and “Get Your Red On” Day March 2. More
February 06, 2007 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas will host a "Shred it and Forget It " event on Saturday, February 10 at the Central Mall parking lot to assist businesses and individuals in shredding security-sensitive documents in an effort to prevent identity theft. More
February 05, 2007 -- Jefferson County Commissioners Court today voted to engage Arceneaux & Gates Consulting Engineers, Inc. for professional services in the preparation of a boundary survey and topographic survey of the Southeast Texas Regional Airport. More
February 05, 2007 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas will host “Shred It & Forget It” on Saturday, February 10 as part of an effort to reduce identity theft. More
February 03, 2007 -- Joshua Nelson, The Prince of Kosher – Gospel Music,” will perform on Sunday, February 11 in the main sanctuary of Temple Emanuel in Beaumont More
January 31, 2007 -- Port Arthur City Council on Tuesday voted to call a municipal election on Saturday, May 12. More
January 30, 2007 -- Beaumont City Council approved a memorandum of understanding between the City of Beaumont and Crockett Street Entertainment, Mardi Gras on the Neches, Inc. and Parades Unlimited. More
January 29, 2007 -- Jefferson County Commissioners Historical Commission Coordinator Linda McMahen presented the annual report of the commission to Jefferson County Commissioners Court. More
January 29, 2007 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas is warning of a surge in bogus loan web sites. More
January 27, 2007 -- Lamar University's A Cappella Choir will perform before the Texas Music Educators Association on February 15 in San Antonio. More
January 26, 2007 -- Lamar University is seeking nominations for the 2007 honoree in the Distinguished Faculty Lecture Series, sponsored by ExxonMobil. More
January 25, 2007 -- The South East Texas Regional Planning Commission installed new officers and presented awards at the SETRPC Annual Meeting. More
January 23, 2007 -- Beaumont City Council today voted unanimously to support a campaign to name the bridge over the Neches River, "Purple Heart Memorial Bridge." More
January 23, 2007 -- Lamar University and the Beaumont Foundation of America have announced establishment of the Southeast Texas Legends-Dr. James M. Simmons Endowed Scholarship, designed to honor the Lamar president and strengthen educational opportunities for students. More
January 23, 2007 -- The Houston-Galveston Area Council (H-GAC) will be in Hankamer January 30, in Crystal Beach on February 20th and in Winnie on February 27th, to accept applications for assistance from the H-GAC Rita Restoration Program. More
January 22, 2007 -- Jefferson County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously to approve a $78,000 change order in the county's contract with SeTEX Construction Corp. for repair of Jefferson County Annex III, to decrease the total contract to $1.52 million. More
January 22, 2007 -- Nederland City Council on Monday voted unanimously to call for an election to be held on Saturday, May 12 for the purpose of electing two council members, one from Ward I and one from Ward III. More
January 18, 2007 -- Beaumont ISD Superintendent Dr. Carrol A. Thomas has published a Guest Column entitled, "The Truth Will Set You Free". More
January 17, 2007 -- Basketball Basics Academy is open for business at 3322 Highway 365 in Nederland. GuidryNews.com covered a session. More
January 17, 2007 -- The Art Museum of Southeast Texas at 500 Main Street in Beaumont will present a Free Family Arts Day in conjunction with three exhibitions on February 3. More
January 16, 2007 -- Beaumont City Council today voted to approve a new one-year contract with Carolyn C. Chaney & Associates to act as the city's "Washington Assistant". More
January 16, 2007 -- Jefferson County Commissioners Court today voted to approve a $482,200 contract with Edwards and Associates, Inc. to provide and install customization of a Bell Helicopter for the Jefferson County Sheriff's Department. More
January 15, 2007 -- The Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas has published tips to use credit cards responsibly. More
January 14, 2007 -- The River Explorer, a touring vessel built on two large barges, visited Port Arthur Saturday. More
January 13, 2007 -- Lamar University launched its spring semester on Friday with 8,726 students enrolled on the first day of classes, officials reported. More
January 13, 2007 -- President James Simmons hosted a media tour through a preview tour of Lamar University's new $19 million Sheila Umphrey Recreational Sports Center. More
January 13, 2007 -- Lamar University will host the mid-county Red, White & You kickoff on January 30 More
January 13, 2007 -- Houston pop legend Roy Head will be honored at the 2007 Gulf Coast Music Hall of Fame Concert in Port Arthur, Texas. More
January 12, 2007 -- Texas State Representative Joe Deshotel, who represents Jefferson and Orange counties, said that the House of Representatives has settled down since the contentious contest for Speaker of the House has been settled. More
January 09, 2007 -- Beaumont Mayor Guy Goodson told the city council that he will not seek another term as mayor. More
January 08, 2007 -- Nederland City Council voted unanimously to approve a change order in the amount of $500 to Coleman and Associates for repairs to city council chambers. More
January 08, 2007 -- Jefferson County Commissioners Court today voted unanimously to appoint Gregory Fountain as emergency management coordinator. More
January 06, 2007 -- Market Basket Food Stores and Texas State Bank Present More
January 04, 2007 -- Capital One and Valero Energy Corporation will present The 12th Annual Hall of Achievement benefiting Junior Achievement featuring Joe Domino, President and CEO of Entergy, on February 6. More
January 03, 2007 -- Beaumont will host the first ever "family-oriented" Mardi Gras on The Neches February 15-18. More
January 02, 2007 -- Port Arthur City Council voted unanimously to regulate the ownership of vicious dogs. More
January 02, 2007 -- Orgain, Bell & Tucker, a Beaumont Law Firm celebrated 100 Years of Legal Service More
January 02, 2007 -- Basketball Basics, a unique academy at 3322 Hwy 365, will open on January 9, in order to provide area youth an opportunity to learn, develop, or sharpen their basketball skills. More
January 02, 2007 -- SE Texas BBB warns that "cash-until-payday" loans can lead to greater debt. More
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