Marilyn Tennissen Sep. 2, 2008, 3:34am
Some of the outer bands of Hurricane Gustav could be seen darkening the skies near the Jefferson County Courthouse on Monday afternoon as the storm made landfall in Louisiana. The mandatory evacuation order for Jefferson, Orange and Hardin counties has been lifted, according to a news release from the Beaumont police.
Marilyn Tennissen Sep. 2, 2008, 8:10am
Many businesses, like this florist shop on Calder Avenue in Beaumont, took necessary precautions before Hurricane Gustav. As Hurricane Gustav swelled to wind speeds of 145 mph and possible landfall anywhere from the upper Texas coast to east of New Orleans, emergency management officials from local, state and federal agencies were taking no chances.
Marilyn Tennissen Sep. 3, 2008, 5:41am
In the aftermath of disasters, relief agencies appeal to citizens for monetary donations to aid those in devastated areas. But the Better Business Bureau and the Federal Bureau of Investigation are also appealing to citizens to beware of scams from fraudulent groups that seek only to make a profit for themselves.
David Yates Sep. 3, 2008, 9:44am
A handful of Dallas County residents will continue to have to drive out of their way to wet their whistles, as the Texas Supreme Court has denied their petition for a writ of mandamus forcing the Dallas County Commissioners Court to call an election to change a justice precinct from dry to wet.