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The Port Arthur Downtown Revitalization Plan won the Long Range Planning Award from the Texas Chapter of the American Planning Association on Nov. 4. The Texas Chapter of the APA named the city’s plan as the only recipient of the long range recognition at their annual conference.

Port Arthur’s revitalization plan is “the first in the nation” to integrate an analysis of the market, infrastructure, economic development, capital improvement plans and urban design in one document, according to a statement from the City of Port Arthur released Nov. 18.

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Traffic flow will be affected by several road closures in Vidor, Beaumont and Winnie this week, TxDOT PIO Sarah Dupre said in a release. The repairs are scheduled for the following days, weather permitting.

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Port Arthur police are searching for suspects involved in a shootout at the Stop n Shop CITGO gas station in Port Arthur, PAPD Sergeant Reid Rowe said in a release.

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A Port Arthur woman was allegedly robbed at gunpoint at Normandy Apartments on Friday, Nov. 25 at 8:50 p.m., PAPD Sergeant Reid Rowe said in a release.

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A Port Arthur woman held her ex-husband and his companions at gunpoint at his residence, PAPD Sergeant Reid Rowe said in a release.

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