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A recent survey conducted by the Texas Criminal Justice Coalition (TCJC) found 64 percent of 73 county probation departments evaluated in Texas had insufficient funding for county juvenile probation departments. The survey included urban, rural and medium-sized counties. According to TCJC, these funds are needed to sufficiently implement the best practices for reductions in juvenile crime and recidivism or habitual relapse into crime.

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Project to convert Sabine Pass facility to export LNG

 

By the time Golden Pass Partners decided this month to apply for permits to convert its facility along the intracoastal canal to include the ability to liquefy and export natural gas, its rival across the river Cheniere Energy Partners was almost ready to start construction on converting its facility.

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Conversion would mean $10 billion investment, 9,000 jobs

 

Golden Pass Products LLC (Golden Pass) has submitted an application to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to export liquefied natural gas (LNG) from the Golden Pass LNG receiving terminal at Sabine Pass.


The proposed project involves construction of natural gas liquefaction and export capabilities at the existing Golden Pass LNG facility. A final investment decision will be made following government and regulatory approvals.

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A member of the Aryan Brotherhood of Texas (ABT) was sentenced for his role in the 2009 shooting of a man in Jefferson County, announced U.S. Attorney John M. Bales of the Eastern District of Texas.

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A little more than one month after Ryan and Tara McLeod filed a lawsuit against Dan Warren and his diabetic alert dog company Guardian Angel Service Dogs, Warren has hired a local attorney in Beaumont and filed a motion in Jefferson County to have the lawsuit either dismissed or moved to Virginia, where Warren runs his companies.

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After The Examiner revealed that hundreds of elderly and disabled Southeast Texans were targeted in a scam to bilk needy citizens with promises of a federal stimulus check, a search warrant was executed at the Port Arthur home of one of the suspected perpetrators.


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Thursday, Aug. 23, The Salvation Army Boys & Girls of Beaumont will host its first annual Hope For Tomorrow Luncheon and Style Show at the Garden Center at Beaumont Botanical Gardens in Tyrrell Park. The community is invited to this event for an afternoon of food, fashion, fellowship and fundraising.

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Beaumont nonprofit aids children of incarcerated

 

Former Federal Bureau of Prisons warden Percy Pitzer and his wife, Sununt Pitzer, have recently launched a foundation to benefit children of an incarcerated or paroled parent or guardian. Creative Corrections Education Foundation’s goal is to “stem the pattern of repeat behavior from parent to child through educational opportunities.”

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EPA chief here for Westside Health Clinic groundbreaking

 

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An annual report by the Texas Education Agency (TEA) shows only four out of 23 BISD schools that were preliminarily evaluated in 2012 met Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) standards.

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