The Historic Jefferson Theatre at 345 Fannin in downtown Beaumont will soon open its doors to the public after a stint of repairs that included a ceiling repair, plaster, insulation and ductwork, paint, and sound and movie upgrades. The menu has also been updated with a variety of food and craft beer. 

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“Art can transform people,” said Deborah Luster the artist for one of the two exhibits that opened in the Art Museum of Southeast Texas, Saturday, Sept. 22. 

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Jefferson County Criminal District Attorney Bob Wortham announced today that Warrick Ball, 49, was sentenced by a Jefferson County jury to 6 years in Texas prison following trial in the 252nd District Court. 

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On Sept. 26, at approximately 2:45 p.m., the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) Troopers responded to a head-on collision on FM 1013 in Tyler County.  The crash occurred five miles East of Spurger.

Preliminary reports indicate that a 2001 Pontiac Grand Prix was traveling eastbound on FM 1013.  A 2015 Ford Mustang was traveling westbound on FM 1013.  For an unknown reason, the driver of the Pontiac crossed the center dividing line and collided head-on with the Ford Mustang.  

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This beach advisory is issued, Wednesday, Sept. 26, for Sea Rim State Park and McFaddin National Wildlife Refuge beaches.

Water samples collected at locations on Sept. 12 and Sept. 25 were found to have elevated levels of the Enterococcus bacteria. The U.S. Environment Protection Agency considers anything over 104 colonies to be unsafe.

Lamar University continues to test and monitor this water and based upon their results, further advisories will be issued as necessary. 

-Released by the Office of County Judge Jeff Branick

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