To honor local veterans and to commemorate Veterans Day, the Jefferson County Bar Association will host the following free events for Jefferson, Hardin, Orange, Chambers and Liberty County veterans and spouses of deceased veterans:

*Free Jefferson County Expanded Legal Advice Clinic

Saturday, November 7, 2015

8 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Rogers Park Community Center

6540 Gladys, Beaumont, TX


*Free Legal Advice Clinic for Student Veterans

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Robert Jackson of Vidor receives the Knight medal of the French Legion of Honour
Beaumont resident Arlie Ray Horn receives the Knight medal of the French Legion

Beaumont resident Arlie Ray Horn, 90, and 94-year-old Vidor resident Robert L. Jackson both received the Knight medal of the French Legion of Honour on Friday, Nov. 14, from the Consulate General of France Sujiro Seam at Fort Sam Houston, MacArthur Field in San Antonio.


U.S. Department of Labor press release:

The U.S. Department of Labor published a final rule Friday, Sept. 26, that reduces reporting requirements for federal contractors and subcontractors who hire and employ veterans under provisions of the Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974


Press release from the Jefferson County Bar Association:


Veterans who need legal advice or legal assistance in the area of family law can visit a FREE legal seminar at 12:00 p.m. on Friday, July 11, at the Beaumont VA Outpatient Clinic located at 3420 Veterans Circle, Beaumont, TX.  The seminar is a public service of the Jefferson County Bar Association’s Veterans Legal Initiative. 


Jefferson County Bar Association and Texas Lawyers for Texas Veterans logos

The Jefferson County Bar Association (JCBA) will host a free legal advice clinic for area veterans Saturday, Aug. 24, 2013, from 8:30 a.m. – noon at Lumberton Fire & EMS, 228 Country Lane Drive, Lumberton. Appointments are encouraged by calling the bar office at (409) 835-8647, but walk-ins will be welcome.


“Hiring Red, White and You!” (RWY), a job fair for veterans, will be held at the Beaumont Civic Center on Thursday, Nov. 15. The unique job fair seeks to connect veterans with Texas employers who value the experience, discipline and other qualities inherent with a military background.


The nation rejoiced at the end of 2011 when it was announced that an unprecedented number of troops would be returning home from combat after officially declaring an end to the nearly decade-long Iraq War. Over the course of the war, according to White House figures, more than 30,000 Americans were wounded in Iraq, nearly 4,500 Americans killed, and many more of the estimated 150,000 troops that exited Iraq in the last three years suffered illness not reported to the government.


Health care has been in the news and on the minds of Americans lately with the Affordable Care Act, also known as “Obamacare,” taking center stage in the political theater. While civilians wonder how the act will affect them and whether the changes might be positive or negative, veterans already struggle with health care issues of their own.


The Nederland Veterans Honor Roll, a granite memorial to veterans at Tex Ritter Park in Nederland, stands as a reminder of those brave soldiers of the city who gave their lives for this country in various foreign wars. The stone has been placed to help people remember the sacrifices of the fallen heroes … or is it to help people forget?