W.L. Pate

Although Beaumont City Clerk Tina Broussard was required to remove mayoral candidate Hani Tohme from the municipality’s elections ballot due to concerns over voter registration, incumbent Mayor Becky Ames drew competition for the elected post from Jude Paredez and Christopher Jones.

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W.L. Pate

At-large City Councilman W.L. Pate, who is serving his second term as president of Texas Municipal League (TML) Region 16, was elected second vice president of the Texas Association of Mayors, Councilmembers, and Commissioners at a recent meeting of Texas elected officials.

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Municipal elections will be held in cities and towns throughout Southeast Texas on May 9, 2015. These elections are non-partisan, which is as it should be. There is no such thing as a Democratic water main or a Republican pothole.

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A gaming ordinance tabled at last week’s Beaumont City Council meeting passed unanimously on Tuesday, June 10, with a few changes.

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Officials within Jefferson County and the city of Beaumont are moving quickly to approve a ground lease and begin construction of a water park and hotel at Ford Park.

But not everyone is on board with the possible deal.

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