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Following the runoff election for Port Arthur mayor held June 22, Port Arthur will now have a new mayor holding the highest office in the municipality.

Voters took to the polls starting June 10 for early voting. Of the city's 27,977 registered voters eligible to take part in the runoff election, 3,484 submitted their votes, making up 12.45 percent of eligible voters.

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Taylor Kyle Shackelford

A Hardin County Sherriff’s deputy was shot with a crossbow after answering a call from the alleged assailant’s family the morning of Thursday, June 20, in the 30000 block of Old Sour Lake Road.

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Port Arthur early voting for the runoff election between incumbent Derrick Freeman and challenger Thurman Bartie ended Tuesday, June 18. 

Of the more than 30,000 registered voters eligible to vote in the runoff election, nearly 2,500 turned up June 10-18 to cast their ballots for their preferred candidate. The number shows a significant interest from the community in the outcome of the Saturday Runoff, as the number of early voters falls just 500 votes behind the May Election Day.

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A woman who reportedly passed fake money at McDonald's in Vidor found herself in real trouble after an officer reportedly discovered methamphetamine and more counterfeit currency inside her purse on June 13.

Vidor Police Department Officer Eric Meineke reported being dispatched to McDonald's on Main Street in Vidor after midnight, at 12:39 a.m., in reference to a customer passing a counterfeit bill at the drive-thru. When he arrived, he questioned the woman trying to pay with the faux dough and identified her as 45-year-old Tiffany Michelle Cleckley. 

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After two years in Beaumont, K-Bob’s American Kitchen at 6455 Phelan Blvd. has closed its doors. Co-owner Morgan Booth is saying goodbye to what he called “the toughest market” he’s ever seen and to online critics who he feels dealt a deathblow to the business.

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