Jeff Branick

Vidor debris

Driving down the interstate through Southeast Texas, travelers may not even realize that only two months ago Hurricane Harvey stopped here and stayed a while, dropping trillions of gallons of rain onto the region and inundating the area. In fact, the freeway itself is relatively clear of debris or other evidence of the massive destruction caused by the storm’s torrential downpour.

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Jeff Branick, Pet Gerson and Gerald Eddins

Judge Alfred S. Gerson’s family and friends remember him for his timeliness, among other achievements.

“That clock was his best friend, so I’ll keep an eye on it because I don’t want to be moved to the bottom of the docket call,” his grandson Reagan Rothenberger said during Gerson’s portrait unveiling ceremony Oct. 10.

The friends and family gathered in the courtroom laughed.

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Jefferson County Judge Jeff Branick advises insured homeowners with flood damage to file their insurance claims immediately, before Sept. 1, due to legislation going into effect at the end of the week.

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Jefferson County Judge Jeff Branick

Ducks Unlimited announced the winners of the 2017 Wetland Conservation Achievement Awards during the 82nd North American Wildlife and Natural Resources Conference held in Spokane, Wash., and this year’s recipient in the local/private citizen category is Jefferson County Judge Jeff Branick.

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Ford Pavillion

Jefferson County commissioners and County Judge Jeff Branick are hoping to shave some utility costs off the budget by making energy efficient changes to county buildings where possible. The largest, and least intrusive, means of energy cost-savings, commissioners agree, will come in the form of upgrading light bulbs in many of the county’s facilities to LED (light emitting diodes) over traditional fluorescent bulbs.

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Plans by Savage Inland Marine to operate a barge fleeting area at the FINA Oxbow near Bessie Heights Marsh are being challenged by local citizens and government officials. The marine business, which provides dock services including loading and unloading as well as fleeting areas for barges, has requested use of underwater acreage from the Texas General Land Office (GLO). The company submitted paperwork Wednesday, Oct.

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Commissioner Everett “Bo” Alfred

Jefferson County Commissioners, in a 3-2 split vote, decided to go with a new management firm to breathe life – and revenue – into the multi-million-dollar publicly subsidized Ford Park Entertainment Complex, but that contract offer is in jeopardy as new questions arise and deadlines near.

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Jeff Branick

The Texas General Land Office announced the names of inaugural members of the Commissioner’s Coastal Resiliency Advisory Group (CCRAG) on July 13. This 15-members regional advisory group consists of representatives from local government, business and industry leaders, each serving two-year terms.

Jefferson County Judge Jeff Branick is one of three Southeast Texas appointees.

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The county courthouse, Parkdale Mall, Derek Poe and County Judge Jeff Branick

With new gun laws taking effect at the beginning of the year – just days away – businesses and governmental entities are preparing for how it will affect their operations. Multiple provisions activate Jan.

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Jack Stoffregen

Jefferson County Commissioners Court voted unanimously to authorize County Judge Jeff Branick to execute an interlocal agreement with Lubbock County and the organization Regional Public Defenders for Capital Cases

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