jefferson county

Jefferson County announced the mailing of the 2014 tax bills Tuesday, Oct. 21. The Tax Office collects for 27 jurisdictions that include the county, cities, school districts and special districts located throughout Jefferson County. The 2014 tax levy for all 27 jurisdictions is $528,355,018. There are 152,823 different accounts on the tax roll.

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A Jefferson County resident was injured when his leg was impaled by a tree limb while brush hogging, the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office reports.
According to a news release from JCSO officers were dispatched to the 6000 block of Steinhagen Road in Labelle on Oct. 20 after receiving a call from the injured man. He advised that a tree limb had impaled his leg after being propelled by the brush-hog. Members of the Labelle/Fannett Fire/EMS and JCSO deputies responded to the scene..

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Deshotel

Texas District 22 State Rep. Joe Deshotel with Dr.

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Jefferson County Seal

Criminal District Attorney Cory Crenshaw announced on Oct.

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Young

Justin Tyrone Young, 35, of Beaumont, was indicted Sept. 25, for the murder of Alexis Neal, a 22-year old Beaumont woman, in connection with a fatal collision at the intersection of Long and 11th streets on January 9, 2014, announced Criminal District Attorney Cory Crenshaw.

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Carolyn Guidry and Nandita Berry

Texas Secretary of State Nandita Berry embarked on the second phase of the Vote Texas campaign Sept. 17, at the Jefferson County Courthouse. Her goal is to make sure all Texans have the information and resources they need to participate in upcoming Nov. 4 elections. Secretary Berry was welcomed by Mayor Becky Ames and Jefferson County Clerk Carolyn Guidry on her first stop in the 26 countywide voting tour.

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A 21-year-old Beaumont woman died as the result of a one-vehicle crash in Jefferson County, reports DPS Trooper Stephanie Davis. According to a news release, the one-vehicle crash occurred on FM 365 near Gilbert Road in Jefferson County at approximately 12:15 p.m. and killed Beaumont resident Heather Jones.

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Family, friends and colleagues gathered for an announcement in Judge John Stevens’ court Monday, Aug. 18. Judge Larry Gist, senior district judge presiding over the Jefferson County Drug Impact Court, learned that day he had been chosen to receive the prestigious State Bar of Texas Lifetime Achievement Award.

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A Beaumont man was sentenced to 30 years in prison Aug. 11 after a PCP-fueled rage led him to fire a handgun inside his home, causing debris to strike his two daughters at whom he was brandishing his weapon, reports the Jefferson County District Attorney's office.

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Jefferson County sheriff's deputies released and re-arrested one man within less than one hour on Tuesday, July 29, after stealing a motorized maintenance vehicle and then a deputy's personal vehicle.

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