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Friday, Nov. 15, at about 7:23 p.m., officers from the Port Arthur Police Department were dispatched to 1800 Lakeshore Drive in reference to a report of a carjacking. Officers quickly arrived on scene and spoke with two male victims. The victims said they were approached by several black male suspects. Teh suspects held the victims at gunpoint and took a vehicle belonging to one of the victims. Neither victim was injured during the incident and the suspects fled the scene.

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Jefferson County Tax Assessor Collector and Voter Registrar Allison Nathan Getz has announced her plans to seek reelection.

"It has been an honor to serve as Jefferson County Tax Assessor Collector and Voter Registrar for the past five years and I consider it a privilege to be filing for the position of Tax Assessor this Saturday, Nov. 9 for another term," said Getz. 

Getz is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin School of Business and has the state certification of County Tax Office Professional and Professional County Collector.

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Former Texas State Representative Mike "Tuffy" Hamilton passed away early this morning, according to a tweet from Rep Dade Phelan. 

"Mike Hamilton passed away early Friday morning. Please keep his family in your thoughts and prayers. Services are pending."

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FROM TXDOT: Not all anniversaries are happy and Nov. 7 is one of the saddest of all. Since Nov. 7, 2000, at least one person has died on Texas roadways every single day. In an effort to end this deadly 19-year milestone, the Texas Department of Transportation, through its #EndTheStreakTX campaign, reminds drivers it’s a shared responsibility among everyone to keep our roads safe.  

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