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Orange County Commissioners have unanimously approved a resolution to nominate International Paper as a double jumbo enterprise project and entered into a contract with for the company to provide public, fee-based access to records of the district and county clerk offices.

Jonathan Ferguson with Ryan LLC, a consulting firm assisting International Paper with the double jumbo enterprise project, approached the podium at the Commissioners Court meeting Monday, May 20, to explain the request for nomination.

Savoy’s family is overcome with emotion after his killer is sentenced.

A woman accused of brutally killing a Beaumont man and then setting his body ablaze pleaded guilty to murder Monday, May 21.

Deanna Edwards Wilson, 41, was indicted for the murder of Elkin Savoy, 58, whose body was found Monday, Nov. 14, 2011, burned and maimed as a result of an apparent homicide.

According to an autopsy report, Savoy’s cause of death was blunt force trauma to the skull along with at least 15 stab wounds to the man’s head and face.

Among those in attendance at the OHA board of commissioners meeting Tuesday, May

After nearly a decade at the Orange Housing Authority (OHA), president of the board of commissioners Mary McKenna has moved on to greener pastures, now representing taxpayers as a member of the Orange City Council instead.

Wearing his gift from the former county judge, Consul General Faisal Abdulla Al-

A group including local politicians, business and community leaders, and Jefferson County sheriff’s deputies welcomed the consul general of Qatar, Faisal Abdulla Al-Henzab, to the ranch of former Jefferson County judge and business consultant Carl Griffith on Friday, May 17, to celebrate the blooming friendship and business relationship between Qatar and Jefferson County.


Some artists paint to express themselves or as a form of therapy— to get out feelings trapped inside. Others use art as a path to immortality, using their works to carry on their own names. Ken Pridgeon paints to immortalize others — fallen soldiers who not only fought and died for their country, but were also mothers, fathers, wives, husbands, daughters and sons mourned by their families.