After consulting with the National Weather Service, Jefferson County should expect to begin experiencing heavy amounts of rain beginning in the late afternoon Wednesday, June 21 and extending into Thursday, June 22 caused by Tropical Storm Cindy.

Because some local flooding may be expected, sand and sand bags will be made available to citizens and they should bring a shovel and be prepared to fill and load their own bags.

Sand will be available at the following precinct locations:

Precinct #1 - 20205 Hwy 90, China

Precinct #2 - 7759 Viterbo Rd., Nederland

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Gift of Life ‘cheerleaders’ spell out ‘victory’ during a pep rally to kick off t

One of the most popular and well-attended nonprofit events in Southeast Texas is coming in the fall, and Gift of Life started early, working to get the community fired up for it by hosting a pep rally luncheon Thursday, June 8, at Broussard’s Centré in Beaumont.

Cancer-fighting cheerleaders engaged the crowd, spelling out “victory” over the deadly disease, which Gift of Life has been helping Southeast Texas battle since 1994.

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Motiva’s 26th annual Golden Golf tournament raised more than $137,000 recently to benefit Junior Achievement of the Golden Triangle.

JA Director Patricia Woolridge reports that thousands of children throughout the Golden Triangle benefit each year from the programs that are made possible through funds raised at this tournament.

“Students develop the skills they need to become tomorrow’s workforce, thanks to Motiva, their employees and the numerous financial supporters, golfers and volunteers involved in the success of this tournament,” she said.

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Shavonskie Ardion and Douglas Martin

Earlier the morning of June 14, the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office was notified that Hardin County Sheriff’s Deputies were in pursuit of two armed robbery suspects that had just robbed and shot up a convenience store in Batson Texas, and were headed into Jefferson County.

Jefferson County sheriff’s deputies joined the pursuit, which ended on Clinton Road in Cheek, just outside of Beaumont.

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UPDATE: The Brush Island Bridge construction has been rescheduled, TxDOT spokesperson Sarah Dupre said in a release.

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