Finally some relief
Mark M. Hancock / © The Beaumont Enterprise
New Beaumont City council member Get Williams-Wright (left) hugs homeowner Lillie Tezeno during a ground breaking ceremony on her property in Beaumont on Wednesday, May 30, 2007.
Tezeno's property is the first of 34 homes destroyed by Hurricane Rita to receive part of the $2 million federal assistance through the HOME program. Hurricane Rita hit Southeast Texas on Sept. 24, 2005. This small amount is the first federal money received to assist homeowners affected by the hurricane.
Please read "Long-awaited federal aid..." by Sarah Moore.