The News

A scam targeting seniors and persons receiving disability benefits made its way through Jefferson County the past few months, with residents of Port Arthur impacted at a significant rate. Those perpetrating the scam duped victims by promising them access to a federal stimulus check, allegedly administered to all Social Security recipients, even though no such provision exists. Victims supplied the scammers with copies of their driver’s license, Social Security number, and banking information.

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Lamar University will host the seventh annual Constitution Day event Sept. 17 at 7 p.m. in the Lamar Institute of Technology Multi-Purpose Center. This year’s event will feature speaker J. Lee Thompson, professor of history, at Lamar University. Thompson will discuss how British documents played a role in shaping the American Constitution in his lecture, “The British Roots of the American Constitution.” The lecture is free and open to the community.

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Some city employees and friends celebrated at Riverfront Park today, Sept. 6, after receiving the news they won a total of $1 million from the Texas Lottery.

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A collaboration of efforts has been rallied in Orange County, where investigators are searching for a suspect in a Sept. 6 bank robbery.

According to Captain Cliff Hargrave of the Orange Police Department, an armed suspect entered the Firestone Federal Credit Union in West Orange on Thursday, Sept. 6, and demanded money from a teller at gunpoint while a customer looked on.

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Chamber recommends voters say no

 

Sept. 25, Port Arthur residents will be voting on a proposed Port Arthur Independent School District tax increase the district says will generate an additional $5.5 million in revenue per year based on current taxable values. The PAISD Board is asking taxpayers for an increase of 13 cents per $100 of assessed value in their property taxes to generate this revenue.

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