John Sharp, chancellor of the Texas A&M University System, shared a wide range of topics and experiences, all Aggie related, on Wednesday, June 3, with members of the Beaumont Rotary Club at the MCM Eleganté Hotel and Conference Center.
The Beaumont City Council and Community Development Director Chris Boone said recently that they plan to take measures to address transportation difficulties faced by persons with disabilities in the city.
National attention has been focused in recent weeks on sexual relations between inmates and prison staff in the wake of an escape at the Clinton Correctional Facility in upstate New York. Two inmates escaped with the help of prison tailor shop instructor Joyce Mitchell, who is reported to have had a sexual relationship with at least one of the escapees.
According to a posted agenda for the Jefferson County Commissioners Court, the elected officials are set to appoint a new judge to fill a vacancy left in the County Court at Law No. 2 office with the passing of longtime public servant Judge Lupe Flores. Under regular business to be approved by the commissioners Monday, June 22, the court will "consider filling the vacancy created in County Court at Law No. 2 ... with Mr. Cory Crenshaw, such appointment to become effective June 29, 2015.
On Monday, June 15, Galveston County officials issued a voluntary evacuation order for the Bolivar Peninsula. After withstanding high tides and strong wind gusts, Bolivar restaurants and retailers were open for business and ready for beachgoers by Wednesday, June 17.
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