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James L. Holly, MD

Beaumont physician James L. Holly, M.D. founded Southeast Texas Medical Associates in 1995 with the late Mark A. Wilson, M.D., forming a group practice that took the best of the old healthcare-delivery system and merged it with a new technological approach.

Those efforts have been honored by the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS), which has bestowed its Physician IT Leadership Award on Holly.

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The Orange City Council approved a three-year extension to the city’s contract with Acadian Ambulance Service and discussed pending litigation regarding former Orange Police Captain Robert Arnold at its regular meeting Tuesday afternoon, Jan. 22.

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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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