jefferson county

After more than five decades of service to the American justice system, heavily impacting not only the Jefferson County community he called home but also the nation, 78-year-old Judge Lawrence “Larry” Gist dies during the early morning hours of Saturday, Oct. 19. Services are pending. 

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Jefferson County Voter Registrar Allison Nathan Getz has announced that individuals who wish to vote in the Nov. 5 election must register or make necessary corrections to their name and/or address on or before Monday, Oct. 7.

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West Lane, Jefferson County, Texas

Shortly before 8:30 a.m. on Aug. 27, the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office reports, deputies were dispatched to a home in the 1700 block of West Lane initially called in as a “disturbance.” 

During the course of the call for assistance, however, information was received that a baby wasn’t breathing. JCSO deputies, Emergency Services District No. 3 and Acadian Ambulance responded.

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Criminal District Attorney Bob Wortham announced Aug. 20 that Charles Grant, 52, of Beaumont, pled guilty to three cases of aggravated sexual assault of a child. Judge Raquel West followed the plea agreement between the state and Grant and sentenced Grant to 45 years in the Institutional Division of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice.

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