Judge

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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Alexandria “Lexy” Bertrand and Kelvin Lee Roy

A Beaumont man sentenced to 75 years in prison for his role in the death of a 16-year-old Vidor girl will have a chance to have his case reviewed – and possibly even be granted a new trial – now that Texas’ highest criminal appeals court has ruled there was judicial error in the original 2014 criminal trial proceedings.

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Terrence Holmes

The first of this November’s newly elected officials will be installed this coming week as Judge Terrence Holmes is set to be confirmed by the County Commissioners Court on Monday, Dec. 5, to finish out the unexpired term of office in Jefferson County Court at Law No. 2. 

Judges in Jefferson County normally serve four-year terms, but Holmes is set to serve through December 2018.

The seat was vacated by the passing of longtime Judge Lupe Flores early in 2015, and has been under the leadership of Judge Cory Crenshaw in the interim.

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Sunday, Oct. 16, at approximately 3 p.m., the Texas Department of Public Safety received a report of a two-vehicle crash on US 96 near Evadale in Jasper County.

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Germaine Joseph Jackson

He could have been given time-served – or he could have gone to prison for life. The jury decided somewhere in the middle.

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Yei Daniels answers questions from the media.

It’s been over six years since Yei Daniels and her family were taken hostage and tortured in their own house by an intruder who stabbed and shot the home’s occupants, leaving her paralyzed, but she said she remembers the event as if it happened only yesterday.

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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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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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Baylor Wortham At his official announcement on the courthouse steps.

Giving up a career as a prosecutor in the U.S.

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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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