The News

Allison Nathan Getz, Tax Assessor-Collector for Jefferson County, announced the mailing of the 2016 Jefferson County tax bills. The Jefferson County Tax Office collects for 28 jurisdictions which include the county, cities, school districts, and special districts located throughout Jefferson County. The 2016 tax levy for all 28 jurisdictions is $515,431,410. There are 152,759 different accounts on the tax roll.

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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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