Port Arthur City Manager Brian McDougal in spring 2016

For the second time in as many weeks, the Port Arthur City Council convened behind closed doors Monday, Nov. 13, “to discuss the duties, responsibilities, discipline, or dismissal of the city manager,” Brian McDougal, who was hired under a different make-up of elected city officials in 2015. The agenda item, requested by Councilmember Harold Doucet, had also been placed on the non-public executive session portion of the agenda for deliberation at the council’s Tuesday, Nov. 7, posted special meeting.

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Lane closure changes in Washington Improvement Project | Photo: City of Beaumont

Traffic flow around the Washington Boulevard Improvement project will be changing this week.

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Carlos Alberto Gonzalez-Barahona | Photo: Texas Department of Public Safety
Carlos Alberto Gonzalez-Barahona | Photo: Texas Department of Public Safety

The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is reminding the public that the reward for Carlos Alberto Gonzalez-Barahona, 26, a Texas 10 Most Wanted Fugitive and this month’s featured fugitive, has been increased to $10,000 for information leading to his capture if the tip comes in during the month of November.

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Big Thicket National Preserve encourages all fourth graders to visit a park this year as part of the Every Kid in a Park program. This program gives fourth grade students, and those accompanying them, free access to more than 2,000 federally managed lands and waters.

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Photo: Big Thicket National Preserve
Photo: Big Thicket National Preserve

Big Thicket National Preserve will be temporarily closing the hunting area north of Sunflower Road and east of Lily Road in the Big Sandy Creek Unit during tree planting events on Dec. 9, 2017 and Jan. 15, 2018, National Park Service spokesperson Andrew Bennett said in a statement.

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