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Artist’s rendering of  Nederland Veterans Park

The City of Nederland will hold a groundbreaking ceremony on the property adjacent to Nederland City Hall at 207 N. 12th St. on Monday, July 27, at 10 a.m. for the Nederland Veterans’ Park being constructed in the city.

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A portion of Lavaca is closed for construction.

Beaumont motorists might have to take a detour if they are driving through the South Park area in the next couple of months. A portion of Lavaca is closed for construction related to the city’s South Park Drainage Improvement Project.

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NRG Stadium

The University Interscholastic League (UIL) announced that the 2015 UIL Football State Championship games will be played at NRG Stadium in Houston.

All 11-man UIL Football Championship Games will be played December 17-19 at NRG Stadium. Houston last hosted the UIL Football Championship Games for the largest conference in 2008 at what was then known as Reliant Stadium.

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One-and-a-half-story home are valued at the same rate as a two-story.

A change in the formula used to determine home values in Jefferson County will cause more than 7,000 homeowners to see an increase in their estimated tax bills for the coming year, with some seeing a spike in their home’s value of 5 percent or more. The added value of the residences comes when one-and-a-half-story homes are valued at the same rate as two-story homes.

Jefferson County Appraisal District officials say the results of the change are negligible, but some homeowners disagree.

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Kenneth Semien Sr.

President George H.W. Bush signed the Americans with Disabilities Act into law July 26, 1990, and with its passage, discrimination against persons with disabilities was made criminal in hopes it would begin to diminish. Now, 25 years later, persons with disabilities, along with the rest of the nation, are celebrating the anniversary of that momentous occasion and a local fair is being held to raise awareness of ADA law.

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A 23-year-old Port Arthur man is in jail after initially escaping arresting officers and later reportedly confessing to murder while in police custody on aggravated assault charges, reports the Port Arthur Police Department.

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The Combined Law Enforcement Associations of Texas came to Beaumont July 12.

The Combined Law Enforcement Associations of Texas, better known as CLEAT, came to Beaumont on Monday, July 12, for a demonstration in front of the Jefferson County Courthouse to demand justice for the widow and family of Martin “Popeye” Holmes, who passed away Sept. 19, 2013 at the age of 81.

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Judge Randy Shelton swears in new advocates Misty Arnaud, Carol Hammonds, Mathew

Court Appointed Special Advocates of Southeast Texas (CASA) welcomed eight new volunteers this month.

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Allison Nathan Getz

Jefferson County Tax Assessor-Collector Allison Nathan Getz was presented with her certification as a professional county collector at the 81st annual Tax Assessor-Collector’s Association Conference last month.

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New close-up images of a region near Pluto’s equator reveal a giant surprise — a

After a decade-long journey through our solar system, New Horizons made its closest approach to Pluto on Tuesday, July 14, 2015, about 7,750 miles above the surface – roughly the same distance from New York to Mumbai, India – making it the first-ever space mission to explore a world so far from Earth.

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