Judice’s Cajun Café at 2045 Texas Ave. in Bridge City

Jefferson County Commissioners approved a ground lease agreement with Al Judice on Monday, May 8, to bring a new Cajun restaurant to Jack Brooks Regional Airport in Mid-County.

Al Judice, who owns Judice’s Cajun Café in Bridge City and Judice’s French Market in Port Arthur, agreed to pay an annual base fee of $5,600 for the first five years and an increased rate every five years afterwards.

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A mad rush to erect new tax-credit apartments in the city of Beaumont and other Southeast Texas locales has residents in those areas up in arms in opposition to the developments, decrying construction of the proposed affordable housing.