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After numerous reports of taxpayers being called or someone coming to their door to collect money, the Jefferson County Tax Assessor-Collector is warning members of the community to be aware of people that are going door to door or calling by telephone in an attempt to collect property taxes.

"My office does not go to a taxpayer's home or make collection phone calls," Allison Nathan Getz said in a release.

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Boyd Gaming Corporation today announced a $45 million expansion of Delta Downs Racetrack Casino Hotel in Vinton, Louisiana.

Set for completion at the end of 2016, the centerpiece of the project is a new hotel tower, featuring 167 additional guest rooms and suites.  Boyd Gaming also plans to redesign all 200 existing rooms at the property, providing a fresh new look and feel to the hotel.

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A Beaumont man was killed in a deadly one-vehicle crash last night on US-69 in Nederland. 

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This picture, submitted by one of our readers, depicts a waterspout over Sabine Lake this morning. 

At approximately 9 a.m., UPS driver Michael Graffagnino was traveling on highway 73 in Groves on his way to work when he saw what he initially thought was a funnel cloud. 

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Brandon Martinez

Orange County Sheriff's deputies arrested a Hutto resident late on June 29 after a witness in pursuit of a stolen truck called to report the vehicle theft.

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Jakendrick Lamar Clevenger

Police in Orange arrested a formerly convicted felon on weapons charges and for possession of marijuana during a traffic stop June 26, reports the Orange Police Department,

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Jefferson County Clerk Carolyn Guidry advises residents that same-sex marriage licenses are now being issued in her office, according to a news release from her office.

“In Jefferson County we are working to make sure our residents understand the latest Supreme Court ruling legalizing same-sex marriage now requires the State of Texas to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples who otherwise qualify under the law," said Carolyn Guidry.

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At approximately 3:38 a.m. on Monday, June 29, Beaumont Fire Rescue units responded to a structure fire at 2145 Harriot Street. When the first fire engine arrived, they reported the house to be fully involved with fire and both houses on either side, at 2125 and 2155 Harriot, were catching on fire as well.

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Police in Port Arthur are searching for the suspect or suspects in a shooting that reportedly gravely injured one person at the Mr. Giggles pool hall and night club over the weekend.

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Internationally renowned Texas sculptor Jesus Bautista Moroles passed away June 15, 2015 in a car accident. The Art Museum of Southeast Texas houses two of the late artist’s sculptures in the AMSET permanent collection, on view year round in the AMSET outdoor sculpture garden.

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