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Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick issued this statement March 28 following Senate passage of Committee Substitute Senate Bill (CSSB) 1:

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On March 28, at about 4:40 p.m., the Port Arthur Police Department received a call of a possible robbery in progress and a man brandishing a handgun, City of Port Arthur spokesperson LaRisa Carpenter said in a release. The suspect was then seen leaving the complex in a vehicle, and a description of the vehicle was given to officers.

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UPDATE: The Texas Department of Public Safety can confirm that 22-year-old Mekayla Victoria Howard of Kountze, was transported by medical helicopter to the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) in Galveston following the two vehicle crash on FM 421 in Hardin County.

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Traffic along I-10 eastbound in Vidor near SH 12 is backed up due to a vehicle on fire, TxDOT Sarah Dupre said in a press release March 29 at 8:32 a.m. Expect delays.

- TxDOT

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The Golden Triangle 2017 Stand Down will be held on Friday, June 16 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 1308 9th Avenue in Port Arthur. 

Stand Down is a free event that benefits homeless veterans, veterans and their families. The open ceremony begins at 9 a.m. with color guard provided by the American Legion.

According to an event flyer, free services offered include:

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