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Jefferson County seal

The Jefferson County Commissioners Court held its last meeting on the fourth floor of the historic county courthouse Dec. 14 – at least the last meeting at that venue for quite some time as repairs are made to the landmark structure.

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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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21-year-old Kirk Jones of Port Arthur pled guilty to two counts of first degree aggravated robbery in the 252nd District Court, Jefferson County District Attorney Bob Wortham announced today. At the time of the offense, Jones was on probation for a previous aggravated robbery.

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District Attorney Bob Wortham has announced that a jury of the Drug Impact Court has found Anthony Joe Bendy guilty of possession of a controlled substance (cocaine) in an amount of at least 1 gram and less than 4 grams.

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The sheriff's office found 81-year-old Ruben “Dan” Clubb from the air.

The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office was called out Monday to help find 81-year-old Ruben “Dan” Clubb.  Clubb walked away from his home on Highway 365 into the woods by his residence on Nov. 16, 2015.

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Cade Bernsen with wife Merideth

What’s missing at the polls during most elections, local attorney Cade Bernsen argues, is the most critical piece of our democratic process – voters.

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Jesse Branick formally announces his candidacy for Judge of County Court at Law.

As Jesse Branick formally announced his candidacy for Judge of County Court at Law No. 2 on Oct. 8 at noon on the front steps of the historic Jefferson County Courthouse, he was joined at the podium by his wife and one of their daughters and surrounded by numerous family members and friends. 

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Aggravated Perjury charges have been filed against Michael Outley and Clarence Griffin, both of Beaumont. The charges arose out of their testimony in the Drug Impact Court of Jefferson County on November 2, 2015. Prosecutors allege that in an attempt to secure a new trial for Outley, both Outley and Griffin testified to facts, which were found to be untrue and fabricated.

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Baylor Wortham

Federal prosecutor Baylor Wortham is set to announce his candidacy as the Democratic candidate for Judge of the 136th District Court in Jefferson County at the Jefferson County Courthouse, 1149 Pearl Street, at noon on Tuesday, Oct. 27.

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Ray Beck stood on the steps of the Jecourthouse to announce his candidacy.

With Jefferson County Sheriff Mitch Woods recently announcing that he won’t be running after his current term is complete, 38-year law enforcement veteran and certified Master Peace Officer Ray Beck has announced his candidacy for sheriff.

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