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Recent articles by Jacob:

Organizers make push for crucial census count with car parade

Beaumont's response rate is currently at 57.1% and Jefferson County's rate is at 55% with just three months left before the final deadline for the count. The city is a half percent behind the Texas response rate, as well as the U.S. rate of 62.7%. → Read More

What’s New: Waitr starts hiring push after switching to contracted drivers

Waitr is seeking to fill contracts for 200 new drivers in the Beaumont area after spring layoffs and the end of employment positions. → Read More

What’s New: Madison’s gets plug from Baskin, TAN adjusts campus

A weekly look at new and changing businesses in Southeast Texas. → Read More

What’s New: TAN Healthcare adjusts campus to help with COVID precautions

TAN Healthcare made some changes to its Beaumont campus earlier in the month to further improve patient safety and comfort. → Read More

SE Texas jobless rate drops 5 percentage points

Unemployment in Southeast Texas saw a drastic drop in June after it hit a record high in May, following the trend of the rest of the state and country. → Read More

What’s New: I Heart Mac and Cheese open for business in Port Arthur

The I Heart Mac and Cheese franchise that started development in fall of 2019 is now open in Port Arthur. → Read More

Heat Advisory issued for SETX, triple digit index expected to last

A heat advisory has been issued for Southeast Texas and Southwest Louisiana until 8 p.m. Saturday due to heat indexes of almost 110 degrees expected to linger in the area. → Read More

What’s New: Current opens in Edison Plaza

Edison Plaza in downtown Beaumont has a new lunch spot. → Read More

One dead after major accident on Vidor’s Old U.S. 90

Unidentified person has died after a wreck in Vidor Saturday afternoon. → Read More

Silsbee Ice House Museum solidifies new vision with latest addition

Piece by piece and inch by inch, volunteers gradually placed an almost 120-year-old Studebaker wagon into its new home at the Ice House Museum and Cultural Center in Silsbee Saturday, moving closer to a new vision for the museum. → Read More

Parkdale Mall parent company discloses uncertain future

CBL & Associates, parent company of Parkdale Mall, has disclosed its future outlook doesn't look bright after missing an $11.8 million interest payment at the beginning of this month. → Read More

What’s New: Madison’s premiers new patio for start of summer

While Madison's in Beaumont was closed during COVID-19 precautions, it's outdoor area was going through an update just in time for warmer weather. → Read More

Crowd gathers in Vidor for protest, addresses history

More than 100 demonstrators gathered in Vidor for a peace march and demonstration Saturday afternoon in response to the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis. It also was a chance for the people gathered to address the town's racism-marked past. → Read More

Peaceful march in Beaumont’s South Park contrasts with fears

Peaceful protests continued in Beaumont Friday night, this time in the South Park community, creating a contrast between the actual message from protesters in the city and fears of riots that circulated earlier in the week. → Read More

Hurricane prep can’t slow for pandemic

Despite forecasts of an unusually active hurricane season starting Monday, preparation in Southeast Texas seems to be proceeding as normal except for the areas of life being changed by the COVID-19 pandemic. → Read More

A muted Memorial Day in Southeast Texas

The holiday crowds are smaller this weekend, by design, thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic. → Read More

What’s New: Luke’s finds new life, The Grill closes

New and changing developments in Southeast Texas businesses this week. → Read More

Hundreds hit the beach for 'Go Topless' weekend despite COVID-19, weather

Waves of party-goers set up on the beach for the annual Go Topless Jeep Weekend — an informal gathering of Jeeps, off road vehicles and the people who love them. → Read More

Shaggy Texans welcomed back to the barbershop

Southeast Texans took advantage of the governor's decision to relax restrictions on barbershops, salons and nail parlors, allowing them to begin seeing a limited number of customers. The Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation's guidance calls for separating work stations, screening staff and customers for fevers, and prohibiting double-bookings. → Read More

SE Texans venture out for restaurant dining

On a mild Friday morning with a blue sky overhead, Isaac and Amy Freeborn and their daughter Charlotte were taking advantage of the freshly relaxed coronavirus precautions to enjoy breakfast at The Toasted Yolk in Beaumont. → Read More