The following information from the Southeast Texas Regional Emergency Operations Center summarizes activities and developments related to COVID-19 in Hardin, Jasper, Jefferson, Newton, Orange, and Tyler counties: COVID-19 Confirmed Case Report   Monday, March 30, 2020   Total Cases 45  …
According to the Southeast Texas Regional Emergency Operations Center, there are 45 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the six-county region, that includes Hardin, Jasper, Jefferson, Newton, Orange and Tyler Counties. Below are their findings:   Monday, March 30, 2020   Total Cases 45 Total…
The Port Arthur City Council will discuss its intent to sell several parks throughout the city at a meeting March 31. The council considered the matter in late 2019, but no vote was taken. The funds generated from selling the parks would be used to improve the city's remaining parks. Those that…
Jefferson County Judge Jeff Branick signed an amendment to the local COVID-19 emergency order on March 30 to ban burning in the county that isn’t authorized by Texas Parks and Wildlife, the fire department or TCEQ. According to the order, burning materials could exacerbate “respiratory distress”…
The Southeast Texas Regional Emergency Operations Center is asking for patience from callers. According to information from the emergency operation, "The Call Center has been inundated with calls. There are 10 phone lines, once those lines are busy, additional calls roll over to the queue allowing…
Texas Governor Greg Abbott issued a mandate requiring anyone entering the state of Texas through a Louisiana roadway to adhere to a 14-day quarantine. The order took effect Monday, March 30, at noon. As of 1:30 p.m., the Texas-Louisiana border was open to regular traffic, with Texas Department of…
Christus Southeast Texas Health System has implemented a "no visitor" policy per a press release from Christus. The health and safety of our patients, visitors, Associates and our communities remain the top priority at CHRISTUS Southeast Texas Health System. Therefore, in line with the latest…
Bishop Curtis Guillory, SVD, announced Monday, March 30, that Dr. Teresa Shaffer is the new principal for Msgr. Kelly Catholic High School in Beaumont. “In reviewing her many accomplishments during our search,” Bishop Guillory said, “I have discovered that her leadership is by inspiration and…
Obituary for Sabine-Neches Navigation District Chairman: Paul Beard, a man of modest beginnings left this world in a humble and peaceful manner on Saturday, the 28 of March 2020, at age 86. Born in Broaddus, Texas, on August 24, 1933, Paul arrived at Port Arthur College after graduating high…
In light of local COVID-19 cases, Beaumont community development inspectors will no longer be inspecting occupied homes and apartments.  FROM CITY OF BEAUMONT: The city of Beaumont has declared a State of Emergency due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Until further notice, the city of Beaumont will no…

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