Bell County

Tracy McLoud and Roxann Patrick, the first couple to marry in Bell County (photo courtesy Irene Andrews)

Bell County began issuing marriage licenses thanks to the work of organizer Irene Andrews. Tracy McLoud and Roxann Patrick received their license and married this morning, June 29, in Belton.

According to Lambda Legal Community Educator Omar Narvaez, Jefferson County, which includes Port Arthur and Beaumont, also began issuing licenses today.