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The Port Arthur Fire Department continues to maintain a 24-hour presence at the German Pellets terminal, and is ensuring every necessary action is being taken to end this incident as quickly and safely as possible, City of Port Arthur spokesperson LaRisa Carpenter said in a release June 16. The Port Arthur Fire Department has overseen approximately 4,700 tons of product removed from the debris pile to date.

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The LaBelle road closure has been rescheduled for Wednesday, June 7 around 9 a.m.

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Two shipping companies based in Egypt and Singapore pleaded guilty in federal court in Beaumont, Texas on June 20 to violating the Act to Prevent Pollution from Ships (APPS) and obstruction of justice for covering up the illegal dumping of oil-contaminated bilge water and garbage from one of their ships into the sea.

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The Boomtown Film and Music Festival is partnering with R. C. Miller Memorial Library this summer to provide five free workshops for attendees to develop in their skills, meet other writers, and expand their knowledge.

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The L.E.A.R.N. (Lewis Educational and Recreational Nonprofit) and the Elmo Willard Branch Library have teamed up to offer a babysitting class for participants ages 12 through 18 on Monday, July 24 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. There is no charge for the class.

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