The News

The Assistant Secretary of the Army (Civil Works) this week signed the Chief of Engineers Report on the Channel Improvement Project for the Sabine-Neches Waterway in Jefferson County, Texas, approving transmission of the project to the U.S. Congress for authorization and funding. 

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Long before Mid-County native Sgt. Joshua Wayne Yarbrough rose through the ranks of the United States Marine Corps, those close to him knew he was bound for greatness serving a purpose other than his own.


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City of Orange Deputy Fire Chief/EMC Jerry Ziller said the city’s fire marshal is looking for tips as to what or who started a blaze in the 300 block of Schley that consumed a vacant home.

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In commemoration of Veterans Day, the Jefferson County Bar Association (JCBA) will hold the second annual Free Legal Advice Clinic for area veterans on Saturday, Nov. 12, 8:30 a.m. – noon at Lamar University’s Montagne Center Cardinal Club Room located at 4400 S. MLK Pkwy.

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The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality has confirmed that the Dupont refinery located on Twin City Highway reported a chemical leak this morning (Nov. 3) at 10:25, indicating that 1,000 pounds of aniline were released, but that the leak has since been stopped and that section of the plant has been both evacuated and shut down, according to Heather Feldman, executive director for the Beaumont branch of the TCEQ.

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