The News

Jessica Taylor

The Stephen F. Austin University campus is now smoke-free, thanks to a student and faculty-led joint resolution under Beaumont native Jessica Taylor's leadership. Taylor is the current SFA Student Government Association president.

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County Judge Brint Carlton and the Orange County Commissioners would like to invite the public to attend a town hall meeting Thursday, Jan. 26, from 2 p.m. and again at 7 p.m.at the Orange County Convention and Expo Center, 11475 FM 1442, Orange, Texas 77632.

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Attorney General Ken Paxton announced Jan. 19 that his office has filed a lawsuit and obtained a temporary restraining order stopping synthetic cannabinoid sales at the Texas Tobacco and Smoke Shop in Harris County.

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According to information from Acting U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Texas Brit Featherston, a 42-year-old Beaumont-based federal prison chaplain pleaded guilty to bribery on Thursday, Jan. 19.

Eric S. Patrick, of Nederland, pleaded guilty to an Information charging him with bribery of a public official before U.S. Magistrate Judge Zack Hawthorn.

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The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston and Baptist Hospitals of Southeast Texas have signed a clinical affiliation agreement, the companies announced in a press release Wednesday, Jan. 11.

This affiliation, which went into effect Jan. 1, will build on the strengths of both organizations to provide the most advanced patient care for adult and pediatric patients in the Beaumont area and the surrounding region, the release stated.

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