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Codename: Project Cluck-Cluck

The Bee Area Partnership has been hard at work in the second quarter of the current fiscal year. Randy Seitz, the CEO and president for the Bee Area Partnership, had many promising things to say during his quarterly update during the July 26 Beeville City Council meeting. The Bee Area Partnership is designed to promote the assets of Bee County to companies looking to expand into other markets.
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Special reward for junior deputies

Bee County’s 2022 junior deputy program graduates can now get frozen yogurt at a cheaper price from BeeHop Yogurt Hive for the entirety of August. In addition to the junior deputy discount, first responders in uniform will also receive a discount year round. Both first responders and junior deputies...
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Burn ban extended

He Bee County Commissioners Court once again renewed Bee County’s burn ban, prohibiting outdoor burning in the county. The county burn ban has been in place for several months as multiple counties throughout Texas face an unprecedented fire season this year. This renewed burn ban will last another 60...
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HIDTA operation scores major drug bust

In an operation that required a massive amount of communication, the Bee County Sheriff’s Office secured eight arrests and one search warrant. This two day operation took place on July 12 and 13; it resulted in the seizure of a significant amount of methamphetamine and cocaine. This operation had...
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Papalote VFD, Silvas family honor ‘unsung heroes’

The Papalote Volunteer Fire Department celebrated its annual firefighter and first responder appreciation dinner hosted by Martin and Diane Silva, both residents of Bee County, on July 9. Every year, the Silvases show appreciation to all the firefighters and first responders of Bee County by hosting a dinner, finding donation sponsors for door prizes, and providing a chance for everyone to reconnect with other colleagues and friends in the community.
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Junior deputy program inspiring next generation of officers

When St. Mary’s Academy Charter School was forced into a lockdown following a threat to the adjoining church, fifth-grader Daniel Garcia felt helpless and wanted to find ways to help. He remembers the situation as being terrifying for him, his classmates and his sister. Following the incident, Garcia expressed...
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UWCB brings school supplies to Coastal Bend

With the next school semester rapidly approaching, the United Way of the Coastal Bend is partnering once again with H-E-B and KRIS Communications for its 32nd annual Operation Supply our Students. This long running operation is designed to provide basic school supplies to students across the communities the United Way...

Bee County extends burn ban for additional 60 days

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — With recent drought conditions, multiple counties have had to set or extend their burn bans, one of which being Bee County. According to a social media post from the Beeville Fire Department, Bee County has extended their burn ban for an additional 60 days. As...
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Commissioners approve $1,500 sponsorship for Leadership Bee County

The Bee County Chamber of Commerce is now in the planning stages for its 2022-23 Leadership Bee County Program and has asked for the county’s support by becoming a sponsor. As a sponsor, Bee County will provide $1,500 to cover the cost of the program and a trip to Austin. The Commissioners Court will also be invited to the first leadership class on local government.
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County approves plan to fix jail issues

After a lengthy period of discussion and planning, the Bee County Commissioners Court approved a proposal for Bee County Law Enforcement Center improvements during a special meeting on June 30. Prior to approving the proposal, the Commissioners Court met in a closed executive session to seek legal counsel from the...
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Bee County Tax Office converts to new system

A new computer system for tax and escrow payments may not be functionally different from the previous system. However, the new system will streamline the process and allow payments to process faster. Taxpayers in Bee County were notified of this new conversion on July 2. The statement, published by Bee...
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Crime doesn’t pay for two ATM thieves

What began as an attempted theft of a whole ATM machine ended with an arrest for two individuals. Early July 1, the alleged thieves broke into a Fast Break convenience store in Pettus. Once inside, the suspects removed the ATM machine and loaded it into a white truck. According to...
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Who ordered blackouts in South Texas? ERCOT says not them

Confusion continues about who ordered power outages Wednesday evening in South Texas, and why. On Thursday, neither American Electric Power Texas nor ERCOT would tell 3NEWS who ordered Wednesday's power outages in the communities of Kenedy, Sinton, and Pettus. That's important because AEP Texas said it was working with ERCOT, but ERCOT said it did not order any local outages -- only voluntary conservation.
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Tiny Gunz let the fists fly at camp

The Bee County Young Gunz Boxing Club recently began the third edition of the Tiny Gunz Boxing Camp for children ages 3-9. The summer camp focuses on the basics of boxing including footwork, defense mechanisms and light sparring. The summer camp also creates a positive enforcement for all participants enrolled in the camp.
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Farias appointed to TCDRS board of trustees

The Texas County and District Retirement System (TCDRS) is pleased to announce the addition of Samuel “Sammy” Farias to its board of trustees. The TCDRS board oversees the public retirement system, which serves more than 345,000 TCDRS members and retirees. Gov. Greg Abbott appointed Farias and reappointed Chris...
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Recent rainfall may be too little, too late for area farmers, ranchers

Actual sustained rainfall just recently made its way to Bee County this past week. However, this sudden change in weather still may not be enough for some ranchers whose livelihoods depend on it. The work that ranchers and farmers do throughout the year requires water to make ends meet. “Without...
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Alaniz tabbed as county’s rep on BDA

Alexis Bledsoe has vacated the county representative position on the Bee Development Authority following her election to the Beeville City Council. Although she was re-appointed to the Bee Development Authority as a city representative, that left a spot open for the county to fill. Jody Alaniz, one of the owners...
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