Latest Jefferson County, Texas Stories
Refinery expansion along the Texas Gulf Coast has pushed U.S. and German oil companies to build a $2 billion offshore oil port, the companies say.
By Amy Moore, The Port Arthur News, Texas Aug. 5--The threat of Tropical Storm Edouard prompted officials across Jefferson and Orange counties to cancel classes, meetings and activities until further notice.
By Mary Meaux, The Port Arthur News, Texas Aug. 4--PORT ARTHUR -- A conference call with local, state and federal officials as well as the National Weather Service is scheduled for 4:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 4.
By Sherry Koonce, The Port Arthur News, Texas Jul. 29--BEAUMONT -- By Sherry Koonce The News staff writer BEAUMONT -- Increased fuel costs combined with a decrease in the production of some herbicides has county officials refiguring the cost of controlling the area's mosquito population.
By David Ball, The Port Arthur News, Texas Jul. 18--PORT ARTHUR -- The Port Arthur Economic Development Corporation owns 300 acres on West Port Arthur Road that serves as their business park.
By David Ball, The Port Arthur News, Texas Jul. 17--BEAUMONT -- What would happen if terrorists were to attack one of our Southeast Texas ports? Or if they attacked one of our refineries? Pipeline? A tank farm? Emergency responders do not have the luxury of dealing with the theoretical.
By Sherry Koonce, The Port Arthur News, Texas Jun. 26--BEAUMONT -- Jefferson County's Southeast Texas Regional Airport is among 100 regional airports in the nation most likely to lose some or all air service, according to a study by the Business Travel Coalition.
By Sherry Koonce, The Port Arthur News, Texas Jun. 18--Since its inception 20 years ago, local veterans have logged more than 90,000 hours maintaining Port Arthur's Veterans Memorial Park, and now they are looking for someone else to take responsibility for the facility.