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With a vote of approval from City Council members Tuesday, Jan 22, city staff now have at least 45 more dangerous structures marked for demolition in Beaumont.

The approval comes at a busy time for Community Development Director Chris Boone, who said the city has budgeted more tax dollars from the city’s General Fund to demolish or enroll in a work program some 300 “tagged properties” the city has deemed substandard.

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Political fallout continues from the school shooting in Newtown, Conn., that left 20 children dead, and the Texas Legislature is not immune. Sen. Tommy Williams, a Republican from The Woodlands whose district includes Jefferson County, leads a bipartisan trio of lawmakers who are proposing the creation of school district crime control districts, new taxing entities that can fund additional security measures or free up dollars for other expenditures.

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Political fallout continues from the school shooting in Newtown, Conn., that left 20 children dead, and the Texas Legislature is not immune. Sen. Tommy Williams, a Republican from The Woodlands whose district includes Jefferson County, leads a bipartisan trio of lawmakers who are proposing the creation of school district crime control districts, new taxing entities that can fund additional security measures or free up dollars for other expenditures.

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After a string of bank robberies in Southeast Texas, three in one week, police have arrested a man they say is responsible for at least two of the robberies.

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On Jan. 17, Altus Cancer Center unveiled a new 66-canvas mural displayed on the wall of the radiation treatment room at the facility in honor of the center’s first birthday.

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