The News

Ford Park Entertainment Complex, the Jefferson County publicly subsidized event center, costs taxpayers roughly $2 million every year, but elected officials are hoping new management can cut the amount of support needed from county coffers to run the facility and breathe life into the underutilized venue.

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Several lane closures and traffic delays in Southeast Texas can be expected in the next few days, TxDOT PIO Sarah Dupre reported.

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On Jan. 27, the Port Arthur Police Department received a call at 9:34 a.m. regarding a train derailment near the 2100 block of Highway 87, City of Port Arthur PIO LaRisa Carpenter reported.

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Police in Beaumont are investigating a shooting related to a reported attempted robbery at the Gulf Liquor Store, 3020 Gulf Street in Beaumont, on Jan. 26, Officer Carol Riley stated in a news release. 

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Jefferson Co. Sheriff Zena Stephens and JCSA President “Ike” Eichelberger

Some schools call it “Project Graduation,” and at least one local school calls it “Project Celebration.” Whatever they may call it, public schools in Jefferson County are all preparing graduation-night festivities for student seniors, meant to reward long years of hard work and to keep the students safe on a night fraught with peril.

Jan. 12, the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Association (JCSA) donated $1,000 to each of several high schools for their graduation night events.

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