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Leanne Johnson (right) is sworn in by Texas Supreme Court Justice Nathan Hecht

In November 2013, Leanne Johnson became the first woman to be appointed to Texas’ 9th Court of Appeals.

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Firefighters with Beaumont Fire and Rescue battled a total of seven structure fires over the last week between Jan. 24 and Jan. 28, at least two of which appeared to be the result of arson while the others could have been associated with severe winter weather.

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Law Enforcement Explorer Scouts

Police Chief James Singletary recognized several officers, citizens, organizat

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Lindsey Scott

After Jefferson County’s 252nd Criminal District Court was vacated by Judge Layne Walker, who announced his departure late in 2013, Gov. Rick Perry has appointed 34-year-old Lindsey Scott,  one of many criminal prosecutors currently working at the Jefferson County District Attorney’s Office, to the position.

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Cory Crenshaw (left) with Judge John Stevens

With one of the most important seats in the Jefferson County criminal justice system vacated, Gov.

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