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Total Petrochemicals has selected Port Arthur as the site for an estimated $1.6 billion petrochemical plant, known as an ethane cracker, which will produce a base ingredient in plastics from natural gas and has a capacity of 1,000 kilotons to supply ethane to the Gulf Coast region.

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It’s not too late to register for the 10th annual Spindletop Spin, which is set to take place on Saturday, June 6. Registration will be held onsite at the Event Centre lawn (700 Crockett Street) in downtown Beaumont on Friday, June 5, from 3-7 p.m. and 6 a.m. on the morning of the race.

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A six-vehicle accident sent five people to the hospital this morning, June 4, reports the Texas Department of Public Safety.

The accident occurred on Interstate 10 at mile marker 868 in Orange County at approximately 3:00 a.m., reports DPS.  The five people injured were sent to area hospitals with non life-threatening injuries.

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Legacy Christian Academy was chosen as one of 13 participants by Beaumont Mainstreet to design and paint a wooden dog for the annual Dogtoberfest. Mrs. Richardson’s A Day high school art class participated in the making of this piece. The chosen theme was “Disney: From Beginning Times to Now.” The artists painted the transition of Mickey Mouse in black and white to color, gradually adding in the Disney characters to date.

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Keith Brenek of Education First presents Golden Apple Educator Award winner Nadr

Education First Federal Credit Union named English teacher Nadria Turner of Port Arthur Memorial 9th Grade Academy the recipient of its Golden Apple Educator Award for the month of May. Memorial 9th Grade Academy, an offshoot of Port Arthur Memorial High School, was created in 2011 and serves the culturally diverse population of students from Abraham Lincoln and Thomas Jefferson Middle Schools.

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