The News

Derrick Freeman

The results are in! Derrick Freeman edged out Harold Doucet a runoff election June 25 to become the city of Port Arthur's next mayor.

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Proposed BISD trustee district boundaries (Illustrative Plan 1)

When Texas Education Agency Commissioner Michael Williams first appointed a seven-member Board of Managers to take the place of a set-aside Beaumont Independent School District Board of Trustees, the district was crumbling as FBI raids and administrative level employee indictments were joined with revelations that BISD was running face-first into an approximate $25 million budget defici

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Despite a redoubled effort by the embattled U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to resolve overwhelming backlogs in veterans’ medical care, and despite Texas physicians signing up to provide community care for veterans, men and women who served in the U.S. military still face care delays and problems, reports the Texas Medical Association (TMA).

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Officers with the Beaumont Police Department conducting a warrant sweep through the city June 22 arrested a total of 49 people for outstanding city warrants Wednesday, Sgt. Cody Guedry reports.

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Alicia Skye Taylor

Police have arrested a Port Arthur city employee for aggregate theft of a public servant amid accusations that she used her position as Grants Accountant to alter payroll records and pocket diverted funds, fundamentally stealing from the city and the taxpayers, Lt. M. Blitch of the Port Arthur Police Department reports. In addition to the theft charges she faces, 24 felony counts of tampering with a government record are pending against 33-year-old Alicia Skye Taylor of Port Arthur.

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