The News

Commissioners proclaimed June “Men’s Health Month” in a Monday, June 2, meeting of the Orange County Commissioners Court.

Representatives from Gift of Life visited the court to promote their prostate cancer initiative, which raises awareness and offers free prostrate cancer screenings among other health screenings to eligible men in Beaumont, Port Arthur and Orange.

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Jefferson County Commissioners honored Deputy in Corrections John Austin who, after more than 26 years of dedicated service to the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office, is retiring.

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Assistant District Attorney Bridgette L. Williams takes her oath of office before Judge John Stevens of Jefferson County’s Criminal District Court. Stevens swore Williams in as District Attorney Cory Crenshaw’s newest prosecutor Monday, June 2. According to a press release, Williams beat out at least 70 other attorneys for the job of prosecuting mostly misdemeanor cases in Judge Langston Adams’ busy County Court at Law No. 3.

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The city of Beaumont has encountered a few snags in their ongoing road projects, at least one of which could result in a lawsuit against the engineering firm, who did not include sidewalks that were compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

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A group protesting the reduction in force (RIF) currently underway in the Beaumont Independent School District rallied at Roger’s Park on Wednesday, June 4, to try to bring a stop BISD administration trying to address the current school district deficit by eliminating roughly 300 educator jobs.

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