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Port Arthur City Manager Brian McDougal knew when he took the job a year ago it wouldn’t be simple to revitalize a storm-damaged Port Arthur and make it a popular tourist destination, but he did not know about the public corruption he would have to help stamp out during the rebuilding process.

But he says he’s still up to the challenge and sees a bright future for his city.

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Two seconds. That’s how long Rodney Matthews, former construction inspector for the Texas Department of Transportation, had to react after he heard a crash and a vehicle drove through his work zone. Matthews was thrown 30 feet in the air and suffered a concussion and severe injuries, but was lucky to survive. Not everyone gets that second chance.

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Look for the new spring issue of Vital Signs magazine this month. The magazine highlights the medical industry in Southeast Texas and also includes fitness tips and healthy recipes. It is distributed in physicians’ offices, at local hospital waiting rooms, pharmacies, and other locations across Southeast Texas. 

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Veronica “Bunny” Wimberly (left) and Anita Seegers (right)

If they were engaged in combat, a steno machine would be the best weapon for these two court reporters. As guardians of the record, their jobs required the skill and knowledge gained through their 60 years of combined service. March 31, Veronica “Bunny” Wimberly and Anita Seegers retired after 33 and 27 years serving Jefferson County, respectively

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A Port Arthur police officer involved in a single-car accident near Valero in Port Arthur April 8 could face criminal charges pending an investigation, according to Department of Public Safety Trooper Stephanie Davis.

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