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Cory Crenshaw

According to a posted agenda for the Jefferson County Commissioners Court, the elected officials are set to appoint a new judge to fill a vacancy left in the County Court at Law No. 2 office with the passing of longtime public servant Judge Lupe Flores. Under regular business to be approved by the commissioners  Monday, June 22, the court will "consider filling the vacancy created in County Court at Law No. 2 ... with Mr. Cory Crenshaw, such appointment to become effective June 29, 2015.

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On Monday, June 15, Galveston County officials issued a voluntary evacuation order for the Bolivar Peninsula. After withstanding high tides and strong wind gusts, Bolivar restaurants and retailers were open for business and ready for beachgoers by Wednesday, June 17.

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Mayor Ames and Audwin Samuel

At a meeting of Beaumont’s Planning and Zoning commissioners held Monday, June 15, the group elected to deny a requested Specific Use Permit (SUP) to longtime Ward 3 city councilman Audwin Samuel, who has made arrangements to open a law office in the Oaks Historic District residential neighborhood with his so

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Gowns on the Town

If your kids are already bouncing off the walls looking for something to do this early summer season, don’t fear — the annual Kid Fest returns to the Carl Parker Center on the campus of Lamar State College-Port Arthur on Saturday, June 20, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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This goat’s head dates back between 2000 and 2500 years, according to Texas Arch
The sculptor cut a slit in the back of the hollow artifact in order to prevent t

A 12-year-old girl follows her father’s tractor as he tills the soil at their family farm. Running and playing gleefully behind as he plows, something fascinating protruding from the overturned earth catches her eye. She picks it up and shows it to her father – it’s a small ceramic goat’s head. He takes one look at it and decides his daughter can keep the animal likeness with her collection of toys, a cute little goat ornament she can put on a shelf among other prized knickknacks. 

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Nearly 400 participants turned out for the 2015 Calder Twilight 5K on Friday, June 12, hosted by the City of Beaumont and the Sea Rim Striders. The walk/run started at 7 p.m. at the starting line, located at the intersection of 10th Street and Calder Avenue, meandering through Historic Old Town, down Calder Avenue and back again, returning to the finish line where the 5K began.

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The National Weather Service in Lake Charles has issued a flash flood warning for Jefferson County in Southeast Texas until 4:45 p.m.

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From the Greater Beaumont Chamber of Commerce:

BEAUMONT, TX-  On Tuesday, June 16, 2015, Governor Abbott signed Senate Bill 900. The Texas windstorm insurance reform bill creates a new funding structure, which will provide better insurance rates to consumers throughout the 14 coastal counties in Texas. SB 900 also changes the makeup of the Texas Insurance Board to give coastal counties better representation.    

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The Beaumont Independent School District set three meetings for Thursday, June 18, including a workshop and executive session where the topics of discussion will include policy changes and personnel changes.

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Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton and Harris County Attorney Vince Ryan announced on Monday, June 15, a joint operation against four Houston-area stores for distributing products that contain synthetic marijuana while deceptively claiming the products are safe and legal, paving the way for other state authorities to crack down on the pervasiveness of the designer drugs.

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