Marilyn Tennissen News

Parade spreads King's message of peace and love

By Marilyn Tennissen | Nov 29, 2014

Thousands of Beaumont students took part in a parade Jan. 19 in honor of the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Coats Rose attorney nominated for Athena Award

By Marilyn Tennissen | Nov 29, 2014

The League City Chamber of Commerce has recognized Coats Rose director Carol Keough as a nominee for the 2012 Athena Award.

Clerks walk for life, honor Ramos

By Marilyn Tennissen | Nov 29, 2014

Teams from the Jefferson County  Courthouse participated in the Relay for Life fundraiser for the American Cancer Society. 

Laissez les bontemps rouler!

By Marilyn Tennissen | Nov 29, 2014

The good times are rolling in Port Arthur for the 2013 Mardi Gras of Southeast Texas. Events begin tonight with the Courir du Mardi Gras parade and continue with parades Saturday, Saturday night and Sunday afternoon.  Total Port Arthur Refinery is sponsoring the Aurora Grand Parade on Saturday night. In addition to parades, the event includes midway rides, food booths and a multitude of other attractions

Law Day 2014

By Marilyn Tennissen | Nov 29, 2014

Beaumont attorney James Makin was presented the JCBA/Texas Center Professionalism Award, given to a lawyer who exemplifies by conduct and character, truly professional traits, who others in the Bar admire and seek to emulate.

***MAIN ART** Perry pledges commitment to small business at recent conference

By Marilyn Tennissen | Nov 29, 2014

Texas Gov. Rick Perry told small business leaders recently that he was committed to strengthening the state's competitive jobs climate.

Abbott, Cornyn to address Cattle Raisers convention

By Marilyn Tennissen | Nov 29, 2014

Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott, U.S. Sen. John Cornyn and others are among speakers scheduled for the Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association annual convention.

Time to register for Spindletop Spin!

By Marilyn Tennissen | Nov 29, 2014

The Jefferson County Bar Association Foundation has announced that June 1 will be the date of the eighth annual Spindletop Spin bicycle ride. The event begins at the Crockett Street Entertainment District in downtown Beaumont, and will offer 100-mile, 53-mile, 27-mile and 16-mile tours for a registration fee of $30. Fees go to support pro bono services, teen court activities, National Adoption Day

***MAIN ART** Texas lawmakers stand firm against Medicaid expansion

By Marilyn Tennissen | Nov 29, 2014

Texas won't be expanding Medicaid under President Obama's healthcare plan, lawmakers said in a Monday press conference.

Operation South Park

By Marilyn Tennissen | Nov 29, 2014

Arrests made last Friday in Texas have dealt a blow to illegal drug trafficking operations that reach all the way from Mexico to the U.S. East Coast.

Spindletop Spin has another successful ride

By Marilyn Tennissen | Nov 29, 2014

The Spindletop Spin, the annual fundraiser for the Jefferson County Bar Association Foundation, was held June 7 and featured a new start/finish location.

Federal judges announce winners of high school essay contest

By Marilyn Tennissen | Nov 29, 2014

In 2013, the Federal Judges Association and the Federal Bar Association jointly sponsored a national high school essay contest on “What a Fair and Impartial Judiciary Means to Me and to the United States.”  

MAIN ART-Ride to benefit pro bono program set for Saturday

By Marilyn Tennissen | Nov 29, 2014

On June 1, hundreds of bicycle riders will participate in the eighth annual Spindletop Spin. The event, sponsored by the Jefferson County Bar Association Foundation, begins at the Crockett Street Entertainment District in downtown Beaumont, and will offer 100-mile, 53-mile, 27-mile and 16-mile tours for a registration fee of $30. Registration can still be completed from 3 to 7 p.m. May 31 on Crockett

Norton Rose Fulbright partner is new Houston Bar Association president

By Marilyn Tennissen | Nov 29, 2014

M. Carter Crow, the partner-in-charge of the Houston office of Norton Rose Fulbright, is the new president of the Houston Bar Association.

FEMA denies additional funds to aid town of West after explosion

By Marilyn Tennissen | Nov 29, 2014

When the West Fertilizer Co. exploded in April, it leveled the facility and left a hole 93 feet deep, destroyed a school and a nursing home, damaged 150 buildings, killed 15 people and injured hundreds. But the federal government has failed to declare it a disaster.

Philbin named best mediator in San Antonio

By Marilyn Tennissen | Nov 29, 2014

SAN ANTONIO - Attorney and mediator Don Philbin was recently selected as 2014 "Lawyer of the Year" for Mediation in the San Antonio area.

Local lawmakers reflect on legislative session

By Marilyn Tennissen | Nov 29, 2014

State lawmakers who represent the counties in Southeast Texas gave members of the local media a wrap up of the past legislative session in Austin.

Pre-law student receives award for highest GPA in Lamar's graduating class

By Marilyn Tennissen | Nov 29, 2014

A criminal justice major is among three students honored by Lamar with the Plummer Award, recognizing the top male and female graduates in Lamar’s class of August 2013.

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