Uber Beaumont

Uber’s ride sharing program will kick off in Beaumont Thursday, Feb. 4, and the company is celebrating the market launch with free rides through the weekend.

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Constable Nick Saleme allegedly in violation of election law

An allegedly visible violation of campaign rules put a Jefferson County official on the hotseat Tuesday, Feb. 2. According to Jefferson County District Attorney Bob Wortham, county Constable Precinct No. 1 “Nick” Saleme could be found in violation of campaign law due to inclusion of his county-issued email address on posted signage.

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 River Shynette Gobert

A 22-year-old Beaumont man was sentenced to federal prison Tuesday, Feb. 2, for carjacking and killing another Beaumont man in 2015.

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EPA photo

The Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) has confirmed six travel-related cases of Zika virus disease, all among residents of Harris County, the state agency announced in a release on its website Tuesday, Feb. 2.

According to DSHS, the travelers were infected abroad and diagnosed after they returned home, but there has been no reported local transmission of the disease in the continental United States,

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