jefferson county

Representatives of the Jefferson County Bar accept the Hankinson Award.

Bar associations from around the state, including The Jefferson County Bar Association, were honored for their commitment to access to justice issues during the State Bar of Texas 2017 Bar Leaders Conference July 28 and 29 in Houston.

Texas Supreme Court Justice Eva Guzman, liaison to the Texas Access to Justice Commission, presented Pro Bono Service and Deborah G. Hankinson awards on behalf of the Commission on July 29 at the Westin Galleria.

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Layne Walker

 A judge accused of felonious acts while sitting on the bench is requesting through his legal counsel that they be afforded a chance to review what evidence was used by the state’s prosecutor to secure an indictment alleging criminal wrongdoing.

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The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office has arrested and identified a man they believe to be responsible for multiple auto burglaries after reviewing video surveillance and allegedly discovering the suspect in possession of a stolen handgun, Deputy Marcus McLellan reports.

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The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office needs the public's assistance in trying to identify a fraud suspect caught on tape.

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A 20 year old Beaumont, Texas man was sentenced to federal prison for violating the terms of his probation in the Eastern District of Texas, Acting U.S. Attorney Brit Featherston announced July 13.

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After discovering kilos of cocaine and bundles of marijuana along the shoreline at the beach, the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office warned people celebrating the July 4 holiday on the waterfront to call law enforcement if they see any of the drugs and to beware of dangerous toxins possibly seeping from the potentially perilous packages.

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A 67-year-old Houston man has pleaded guilty to federal violations in the Eastern District of Texas, announced Acting U.S. Attorney Brit Featherston announced June 8.

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The Jefferson County Go Texan Committee, a subcommittee of the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo, will announced its annual scholarship recipients Tuesday night at Courville’s in Beaumont. Rebekah Maxwell, Reaud Honors College Coordinator at Lamar University, was the featured speaker.

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An immate at the Jefferson County Jail died in custody, reports Jefferson County Sheriff's Office Captain Crystal Holmes, and an autopsy has been ordered to determine what caused the 70-year-old man's death. 

In a news release, Capt. Holmes indicated that an inmate in the medical infirmary reported that his bunk mate was unresponsive at about 6:30 a.m. June 4. Jail staff immediately began CPR and notified EMS. They continued CPR until EMS arrived and took over. The inmate was transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced deceased.

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While following up on complaints from neighbors, Jefferson County Sheriff's Office Narcotics Officers executing a search warrant at the Hillcrest Apartment in Nederland discovered large amounts of hydrocodone and synthetic marijuana, along with more than $13,000 in currency and multiple weapons, reports Captain Crystal Holems.

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