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W.L. Pate

At-large City Councilman W.L. Pate, who is serving his second term as president of Texas Municipal League (TML) Region 16, was elected second vice president of the Texas Association of Mayors, Councilmembers, and Commissioners at a recent meeting of Texas elected officials.

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Thomas Anthony Guerriero's mugshot (inset) and happier times

In the summer and fall of 2014, “international financier” Thomas Anthony Guerriero, along with Diana P. Lovera and Victor Lovera, brought a blitz of media bravado to Southeast Texas as he announced his role as the owner of Beaumont’s new indoor soccer league, Oxford City Football Texas, operating out of Jefferson County’s Ford Park.

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More than 430 Monsignor Kelly Catholic High School students, 100 faculty members and 40 parents volunteered helping hands to more than 35 local charities and nonprofit organizations during Kelly Springs Into Action Day on Friday, April 15.

Kelly High School, established in 1895, is a diocesan, coeducational high school in Beaumont that, according to its mission statement, offers “cultural diversity, spiritual and personal development, and a strong college preparation in a loving and nurturing environment.”

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Photos from Port Arthur City Council meeting

After months of discussion and strong public outcry against the facility, the Port Arthur City Council effectively dealt a deathblow to a proposal to build a meat-processing plant at a Jade Avenue business park.

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In 2015, JCAD raised appraisals across the board on one-and-a-half story homes.

A lawsuit against the Jefferson County Appraisal District (JCAD) is gaining traction – and plaintiffs – as more residents are claiming that they too were unfairly and unjustly targeted with inflated home appraisals as part of JCAD’s 2015 administrative decision to raise appraisals across the board on homes classified as one-and-a-half stor

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NASA will feature Earth Day exhibits, hands-on activities and demonstrations.

This year, NASA will celebrate Earth Day, April 22, with a variety of live and online activities Thursday and Friday, April 21-22, to engage the public in the agency’s mission to better understand and protect our home planet.

Earth Day in the Nation’s Capital

Thursday and Friday

9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Union Station main hall, 40 Massachusetts Ave., NE, Washington

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A wreck involving a garbage truck and a pickup truck April 20 left both drivers injured and shut down FM 2802 in Orange County for about an hour, Texas Department of Public Safety Trooper Stephanie Davis reports. 

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Police in Beaumont are searching for three suspects who robbed a local convenience store and shot a clerk working at the store April 19, Beaumont Police Department Sgt. James Cody Guedry reports.

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The Port Arthur City Council effectively dealt a deathblow to Riceland's Farms proposed plan to build a meat-processing facility at a Jade Avenue business park in the city, a location objected to by numerous Port Acres neighbors and some tenants of the abutting business park worried about the potential odor and other possible negative effects they believe it could have on the surrounding community.

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Jason Leutloff and the gray Chevrolet Tahoe he was believed to be driving

After the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) asked for the public’s help locating a suspect in a hit-and-run that injured a 2-year-old child Friday, April 15, in Orange County, Jason Michael Leutloff was arrested near the Econo Lodge on 11th Street by Bea

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