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County Judge Jeff Branick

At least another week will tick by while Jefferson County’s elected commissioners and County Judge Jeff Branick ponder the management of the publicly-subsidized and privately-run Ford Park Entertainment Complex. The matter was set to be finalized by Oct.

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Jefferson County District Attorney’s Office Investigator Marcelo

It’s July 30, 2008. Port Arthur native Damon West is sitting in his apartment in Dallas on the phone with his dealer trying to score some meth. He’s “high as hell” and telling his associate he’s feeling the heat; he’s worried the police are onto him, that they know about his illicit activities.

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As the officers gather at the front steps of the Beaumont Police Department down
Bales (far left) with members of his staff at the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the

At the stroke of midnight on Sept. 30, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Texas John Malcolm Bales will bid his office farewell, and while he has cherished serving, he says he is ready to start enjoying his hard-earned retirement.

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One of President George W. Bush's daughters will speak in Beaumont this fall.

Jenna Bush Hager will be the main speaker at YWCA's Gala fundraiser Friday, Nov. 4, at 7 p.m. at the MCM Eleganté Hotel and Conference Center. She is a contributing correspondent to NBC's Today Show, an editor-at-large for Southern Living Magazine, founder of The Novo Project and chair for UNICEF's Next Generation.

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The Beaumont Police Department is seeking relatives of a homeless man found dead under an overpass in the 4400 block of Washington Boulevard at 11:25 a.m. Sept. 29, reports Officer Haley Walters.

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