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Store employee sues for injuring herself while stocking merchandise

David Yates May 21, 2007, 12:00pm

Heather Ragan, a former sales associate with Specialty Retailers (Beall's Department Store), was told to stock some merchandise. She injured herself in the process and is now suing the Port Arthur shop for negligently making her perform work "not conductive to the safe performance of her duties."

Trio sue company for $1 M for auto collision

David Yates May 21, 2007, 12:00pm

Arturo Salinas, accompanied by his minor son and a co-worker, was driving a company vehicle on County Road when another motorist veered into his lane and collided with him head on.

Seaman hit in the face with slag, invokes Jones Act and sues

David Yates May 21, 2007, 12:00pm

Juan Gonzales, an injured seaman, invoked the Jones Act and sued Beacon Maritime and Murphy Oil USA, Inc.

Horseplay leads to injured seaman

David Yates May 21, 2007, 12:00pm

While at sea, a few of Paul Bailey's co-workers were roughhousing. One tossed a string of firecrackers at him and Bailey fell, injuring his head.

Husband's death leads widow to file two separate asbestos suits

David Yates May 21, 2007, 12:00pm

Attorney Bryan Blevins of Provost Umphrey will represent Maren Roberts, the executor of the estate of Henry Joe Roberts, and sue the A.O. Smith Corp., along with 42 other major corporations, for distributing products containing asbestos throughout Jefferson County.

Texas should protect, foster journalism

The SE Texas Record May 19, 2007, 6:00am

Here at the Record, we know a little something about arbitrary subpoenas of journalists.

Recount set for PA mayor's race

The SE Texas Record May 17, 2007, 1:00pm

Deloris "Bobbie" Prince A recount for the Port Arthur mayor's race is set for Wednesday, May 23.

Women take driver to trial after collision

David Yates May 17, 2007, 12:00pm

After sustaining injuries in a motor vehicle collision in 2004, a woman, her daughter and another passenger are taking the driver that hit them to trial in hopes of receiving compensation for their injuries and other damages.

Sheriff's department to hold delinquent tax property sale in July

Marilyn Tennissen May 17, 2007, 10:00am

This summer the Jefferson County Sheriff's Department will sell 63 pieces of property from owners that are delinquent on property taxes.

Faulty roof repairs leave apartments without windstorm insurance

David Yates May 17, 2007, 9:00am

A construction company hired to repair the roofs of three apartment complexes following Hurricane Rita failed to bring the roofs up to the windstorm code, leaving the Spansih Villa, Prutzman Place, and McFaddin North Apartments in bad shape with hurricane season just around the corner.

No day at the spa for injured worker

David Yates May 17, 2007, 9:00am

An Orange County resident, Ellison Crew III, hired by Morgan Buildings & Spas, Inc. to work at its Beaumont site is suing his former employer for failing to train him on how to lift a spa tub.

Local journalists discuss freedom of information

Marilyn Tennissen May 17, 2007, 9:00am

The protection of journalists and the flow of public information was discussed by the Press Club of Southeast Texas at its monthly meeting May 17.

This Just In (Jefferson County)

The SE Texas Record May 17, 2007, 6:00am

This Just In

This Just In (Orange County)

The SE Texas Record May 17, 2007, 6:00am

Recent civil filing in Orange County district courts, May 10-14, 2007

Three Orange homes on the auction block

David Yates May 17, 2007, 5:00am

Foreclosure sale

Orange resident says adjuster committed fraud

Marilyn Tennissen May 17, 2007, 4:00am

An Orange homeowner filed a claim with his insurance company after Hurricane Rita and now blames the adjuster for the company's failure to pay in full.

Homeowners say Allstate better off in suit than against insurance board

Marilyn Tennissen May 17, 2007, 4:00am

An Orange couple says Allstate Texas Lloyds is better off facing an $800,000 lawsuit than it would be facing the Texas insurance board.

Stand Alone Art - Tourism, Zaharias

The SE Texas Record May 16, 2007, 12:00pm

Texas Tourism Week Gov. Rick Perry declared May 12-20 as Texas Tourism Week. Among many tourist destinations in Beaumont is the Babe Didrickson Zaharias. Born in Port Arthur in 1991, Zaharias is considered perhaps the greatest all-around female athlete of all time. She achieved outstanding success in golf, basketball and track and field. Stand alone art -- Tourism week, Zaharias museum

Long time council member Ames wins mayor's race

Marilyn Tennissen May 16, 2007, 11:00am

Becky Ames Becky Ames, a 13-year veteran of the Beaumont City Council, was elected May 12 to lead the city as mayor.

Radford asked to surrender law license

Marilyn Tennissen May 16, 2007, 10:00am

Wendell "Chip" Radford Jr. On June 1, a former assistant district attorney will no longer to be able practice law in the state of Texas.