The News

Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2016, around 7 p.m., the driver of a 2010 Buick passenger vehicle evaded state troopers after being stopped for a speeding violation on US 96 in Jasper County.

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Dr. Harold Steward and Gage Barker of Beaumont Masonic Lodge No. 286

At first glance, Freemasonry may seem like a mysterious brotherhood shrouded in secrecy, says Worshipful Master Gage Barker of the Beaumont Masonic Lodge No. 286, but it’s actually a lot less enigmatic than many realize.

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Voters in Jefferson County turned out prior to Early Voting with rallies held throughout the region for candidates vying for offices in hotly contested elections that culminate Nov. 8.

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During a meeting Nov. 3, the Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission will consider granting an easement of approximately 30 acres for installation of six 24-inch pipelines across a portion of the J.D. Murphree Wildlife Management Area in Jefferson County for use by GT Logistics.

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Glenn Burdine, Dena Hughes, Jeff McManus and Peggy Gibson

“This couldn’t have come at a better time,” Triangle Area Network (TAN) executive director Dena Hughes said of receiving restitution in the amount of $312,306.31 from former executive director Peggy Gibson, who admitted to stealing the funds from the nonprofit while she headed the organization. “This is such a blessing.”

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