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One look at the DuPont Beaumont Works Industrial Complex and the hundreds of yards of plastic sheeting covering more than an acre of land to catch water runoff, red and white caution tape cordoning off certain areas and signs instructing people where they can and can’t walk suggest something is definitely wrong.

A chemical spill at the site this past Thursday has yet to be cleaned up and a week later, many workers are still not able to do their jobs as the process unit sits idle while crews decontaminate the area.

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Roll Call

Woodrow Reece, President

 

 

Janice Brassard, Vice President

 

 

Terry Williams, Secretary

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The Assistant Secretary of the Army (Civil Works) this week signed the Chief of Engineers Report on the Channel Improvement Project for the Sabine-Neches Waterway in Jefferson County, Texas, approving transmission of the project to the U.S. Congress for authorization and funding. 

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Long before Mid-County native Sgt. Joshua Wayne Yarbrough rose through the ranks of the United States Marine Corps, those close to him knew he was bound for greatness serving a purpose other than his own.


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City of Orange Deputy Fire Chief/EMC Jerry Ziller said the city’s fire marshal is looking for tips as to what or who started a blaze in the 300 block of Schley that consumed a vacant home.

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In commemoration of Veterans Day, the Jefferson County Bar Association (JCBA) will hold the second annual Free Legal Advice Clinic for area veterans on Saturday, Nov. 12, 8:30 a.m. – noon at Lamar University’s Montagne Center Cardinal Club Room located at 4400 S. MLK Pkwy.

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The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality has confirmed that the Dupont refinery located on Twin City Highway reported a chemical leak this morning (Nov. 3) at 10:25, indicating that 1,000 pounds of aniline were released, but that the leak has since been stopped and that section of the plant has been both evacuated and shut down, according to Heather Feldman, executive director for the Beaumont branch of the TCEQ.

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Christmas – a morning filled with opening presents and playing with the newfound toys and gadgets  - are happy times from many a childhood memories. But, with a troubled economy and families all across America barely scraping by to afford necessities, this Christmas may not produce the same warm fuzzy feelings for children hoping to find something from “Santa” under the tree come Dec. 25.

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BEAUMONT, TX—A 29-year-old Lumberton, Texas man has been sentenced to federal prison for child pornography violations in the Eastern District of Texas, announced U.S. Attorney John M. Bales today.

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Jefferson County officials are reporting the skeletal remains found on a rancher's property in Labelle could are in close proximity to where they were searching for a missing in teen in August and may belong to Sharon West.

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