Judge Jeff Branick

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The recent death of Thomas Duncan, the first Ebola patient diagnosed in the United States, and the announcement that two health care workers at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas who cared for the Liberian citizen tested positive for the virus have left many questioning whether local hospitals are prepared to handle an Ebola patient here in Southeast Texas.

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Officials within Jefferson County and the city of Beaumont are moving quickly to approve a ground lease and begin construction of a water park and hotel at Ford Park.

But not everyone is on board with the possible deal.

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Langston Adams

With a vote from the Jefferson County’s Commissioner’s Court on Monday, Feb. 24, a Port Arthur lawyer and a personal family friend of Judge John Paul Davis was appointed the newest judge of County Court at Law No. 3.

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Carolyn Guidry

“Madder than hell” is how Beverly Hatcher described voters told they were at the wrong polling locations when they showed up to vote in past Jefferson County elections. The Jefferson County Commissioners Court conducted a hearing Tuesday, July 23, to solicit comments from the public on a proposed plan to implement a countywide polling place program for the Nov. 5, 2013 election.

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