The News

 Erich Seals

A Port Arthur man who claimed self-defense in a 2013 shooting has been found guilty of aggravated assault. The trial of Erich Seals, 47, accused of shooting Donald Williams, began Wednesday, March 4, at the Jefferson County Courthouse and lasted through Friday, March 7.

According to police, Seals shot Williams, husband to the mother of his child, at the Port Arthur Park Apartments two years ago.

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Sheriff’s deputies arrested a man on multiple charges, including possession of a controlled substance, after a search of the suspect’s residence turned up more than 30 grams of methamphetamine and other illegal items, reports the Orange County Sheriff’s Office.

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Bob Dickinson, director of transportation and environmental resources with South

The Port Arthur Chamber of Commerce hosted a Transportation Summit on Wednesday, Feb. 18, at the Holiday Inn – Park Central in Port Arthur.

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Lamar University invites you to the 40th anniversary celebration of Le Grand Bal on March 28, an exciting evening of dinner, dancing and surprises as LU’s Friends of the Arts salutes the “Legends of the Arts” in Southeast Texas. Artists, community supporters, campus leaders and friends of the arts from the last 40 years will be showcased for their service to LU and Southeast Texas arts.

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A highly anticipated event on the crowded festival calendar comes to Mid-County on March 17 when the Nederland Heritage Festival welcomes 100,000 friends and neighbors through March 22 for an annual outpouring of fun, entertainment, crafts, carnival rides and some of the best fair food to ever grace a midway.

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