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The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office is currently investigating a possible attempt at voter fraud following their receipt of information from the County Clerk's office that an individual requested an election ballot for a deceased person, reports Deputy Marcus McLellan.

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In order to make it even easier for tipsters to anonymously provide Crime Stoppers of Southeast Texas information about fugitives, crimes and potential crimes, Crime Stoppers is now offering an app for mobile phones. 

"There are three ways people can provide tips now," Crime Stoppers Chair Larry Crumpton said. "We're rolling out a new app that people can download on their phones, which keeps their anonymity completely intact and still allows them to collect a reward."

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Brenda Garison and sister Glenda Blackwell

Abused and traumatized, scared and embarrassed — Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner Brenda Garison’s patients come to her at their worst of times. But as funding sources are few and far between and private donors gravitate more toward less uncomfortable topics of concern, Child Abuse and Forensic Services (CAFS) is also going through its own challenges.

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Allison Nathan Getz, Tax Assessor-Collector for Jefferson County, announced the mailing of the 2016 Jefferson County tax bills. The Jefferson County Tax Office collects for 28 jurisdictions which include the county, cities, school districts, and special districts located throughout Jefferson County. The 2016 tax levy for all 28 jurisdictions is $515,431,410. There are 152,759 different accounts on the tax roll.

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Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2016, around 7 p.m., the driver of a 2010 Buick passenger vehicle evaded state troopers after being stopped for a speeding violation on US 96 in Jasper County.

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Dr. Harold Steward and Gage Barker of Beaumont Masonic Lodge No. 286

At first glance, Freemasonry may seem like a mysterious brotherhood shrouded in secrecy, says Worshipful Master Gage Barker of the Beaumont Masonic Lodge No. 286, but it’s actually a lot less enigmatic than many realize.

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Voters in Jefferson County turned out prior to Early Voting with rallies held throughout the region for candidates vying for offices in hotly contested elections that culminate Nov. 8.

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During a meeting Nov. 3, the Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission will consider granting an easement of approximately 30 acres for installation of six 24-inch pipelines across a portion of the J.D. Murphree Wildlife Management Area in Jefferson County for use by GT Logistics.

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Glenn Burdine, Dena Hughes, Jeff McManus and Peggy Gibson

“This couldn’t have come at a better time,” Triangle Area Network (TAN) executive director Dena Hughes said of receiving restitution in the amount of $312,306.31 from former executive director Peggy Gibson, who admitted to stealing the funds from the nonprofit while she headed the organization. “This is such a blessing.”

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When Southeast Texans drive by the Huntsman Performance Products Manufacturing facility on Spur 136 in Port Neches or the Huntsman site in Port Arthur, perhaps they recognize the name, having maybe heard about the petrochemical company from friends or family that might be employed at the facility. But how many know the story behind the success that is the Huntsman Corporation and the humble beginnings from which it was born?

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