jefferson county

Jefferson County Commissioners proclaimed Oct. 7-13 as National 4-H Week in Jefferson County during their regular meeting Monday, Oct. 8, at the Jefferson County Courthouse in Beaumont. Members of the 4-H Club Jefferson County Youth Council visited Commissioners Court to celebrate the event. 4-H spokesperson Lairen Calhoun addressed the council on behalf of the group.

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According to a press release from the Jefferson County District Attorney’s office, 35 year-old Travis J. Guillory, who last resided at 3095 Roberts St. in Beaumont, was convicted and sentenced to 25 years in the state penitentiary in connection with a 2011 narcotics investigation.

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According to a press release from the Jefferson County District Attorney’s office, 35 year-old Travis J. Guillory, who last resided at 3095 Roberts St. in Beaumont, was convicted and sentenced to 25 years in the state penitentiary in connection with a 2011 narcotics investigation.

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A member of the Aryan Brotherhood of Texas (ABT) was sentenced for his role in the 2009 shooting of a man in Jefferson County, announced U.S. Attorney John M. Bales of the Eastern District of Texas.

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Although removed from the media attention it once garnered, foreclosure rates in Texas, and the nation, are still at an alarming rate. One in 497 housing units in the United Stated received foreclosure notices in January 2011, according to data compiled by California-based Realty Trac, the leading provider of such information. Those numbers are down 17 percent from the year prior.

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Editor's Note: Jesse Doiron, an award- winning advocate for victims of crime, teetered on death’s door after a North Texas assault. He has recounted his story on national television, in victim's meetings, and even at prison rehabilitation classes with violent offenders. It is his belief that sharing his story has not only helped others, but helped a part of him heal from the violent attack he suffered, as well.

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Waiving signs and banners that proclaimed messages such as “No Excuse for Child Abuse,” a stream of Southeast Texans clad in blue shirts took to the streets surrounding the Jefferson County Courthouse to make a statement that could be not only be heard, but seen by every motorist, employee and guest of Beaumont’s central downtown area.

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Special to The Examiner from the desk of Jefferson County Precinct 2 Commissioner Brent Weaver:

 

Mowing season is here and many times our county precinct mowers, which operate along the county roadways, are delayed by trash that has been dumped on the side of the roadway.

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For folks that are going to be out and about and drinking over Spring Break in Jefferson County, they need to find a designated driver for their safety and for everyone else out on the roadways.

And it’s not just a safety issue either, because the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office will be adding extra deputies to patrol Jefferson County roads starting Saturday, March 12 through Saturday, March 19thas part of an increased effort to find impaired drivers and get them off the road during Spring Break week.

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