Jamie Smith

The recount requested by losing candidate, Republican Charlie Wiggins, is complete, and the original determination stands – Democratic candidate for Jefferson County district clerk Jamie Smith is still the winner.

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When you spend your hard-earned money, take a second to think about those merchants offering their products and services right here in Southeast Texas. They are part of our community, your friends and neighbors, and deserve your support.

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A new Your Texas Benefits app allows people to use their cell phones to send paycheck stubs and other documents to the state when applying for SNAP food benefits, Medicaid, the Children’s Health Insurance Program or TANF cash assistance.

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The Texas Education Agency names four Beaumont Independent School District campuses were reporting students present at school to receive funding not due to the district. Of those cited with infractions were all Central High School, Ozen High School, South Park Middle School and Jones-Clark Elementary School.

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At approximately 9:30 a.m., Beaumont Fire Rescue received multiple calls reporting a structure fire at 5380 Margo, near Beaumont Drive, off of Concord. When firefighters arrived, they found heavy fire conditions with flames coming out several openings. According to a press release, the occupant, Everett Abbott, 72, was able to escape before firefighters arrived but he was severely burned with first and second degree burns to his upper body.

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