Frank Trost's famous photo of the Spindletop gusher in 1901. BEAUMONT Ã¯Â¿Â½ After Hurricane Rita shut it down for more than two years, the replica of the oil well that put Beaumont on the map is ready to blow its top once again.
Since its first publication in April 2007, the Southeast Texas Record has written about hundreds of Hurricane Rita-related lawsuits, asbestos injury claims, class actions against refineries and countless other civil suits filed in Jefferson County.
Orig. Filing Date: 12/21/2007 Certificate #: 71918
Deutsche Bank National Trust Co. has filed an order for foreclosure application on the property of Edward Bernard Cooley.
Justices on the Ninth Court of Appeals reversed and remanded a lower court's ruling that the court did not have jurisdiction to stop the city of Beaumont from demolishing a carwash on Calder.
MARSHALL Ã¯Â¿Â½ On July 17, 2006, Jimmy Maassen, a driver for Hunt Transportation, was making a delivery to General Cable Industries in Scottsville when an employee dropped a 500-pound steel cable reel off the truck. Maassen was pinned to the cement while his wife Marcy watched.
Carly Slack Anderson TEXARKANA Ã¯Â¿Â½ After having several surgeries to repair hernias, Marion Teague began to experience abdominal pain and inflammation. Teague claims the mesh patch used to repair the hernias had become infected, requiring additional surgery to remove the patch.
American Microsystems' wireless bar code scanner East Texas has become a haven for patent infringement suits in recent years, so one small Texas company thought it could see the writing on the wall when it received a letter regarding patent "issues" from a company it believes makes its living from lawsuits.
Whether you've put on a few extra pounds after succumbing to holiday temptations, or if you've struggled with weight issues for years, one of the last places you want to be reminded of your size is the workplace Ã¯Â¿Â½ especially if your physique has nothing to do with your job performance.
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After seaman Tom Arriola was fired, he developed ulcers and diabetes, conditions he claims were the result of the stress of his wrongful termination for standing up for his union rights.
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A seaman is claiming he slipped and fell because the ship he served on lacked "adequate walking and working surfaces."
TEXARKANA -- The family of a Sara Lee Bakery Group employee is seeking more than $3 million after a tractor-trailer collision led to fatal injuries of Lamar County resident James Watkins.
The monthly bill that every Entergy customer receives contains a printed warning: "Stay away from power lines." Sound advice, but some occupations require working in close proximity to live wires.
The Jefferson County District Clerk's Office was a busy place in 2007 as 2,596 new lawsuits were filed in the county's four civil courts.
Judge Susan Criss AUSTIN -- The expected Democratic battle between two of the Lone Star State's leading female judges to challenge Republican Justice Phil Johnson for re-election to the Texas Supreme Court is officially on.
At a time when government seems to be growing by the day, Congress made an important move at year-end towards increasing government openness, transparency and accountability. Both the Senate and House approved the most sweeping reforms to our freedom of information laws in more than a decade.