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Chief Mark Blanton

Statement from the City of Port Arthur:

Port Arthur Police Chief Mark Blanton is announcing his plans to retire December 31. Though he will be formally retired at the end of the year, he will remain on staff on a temporary basis while the search is underway for his replacement.

Chief Blanton said, “I am fortunate that I have grown up in law enforcement in this city. Everyone knows me and I have had great support from the community.”

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At approximately 10 p.m. on Thursday, December 17, 2015, there was a two vehicle crash on

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At approximately 5:25 p.m., Thursday, December 17, 2015, the Texas Department of Public Safety recei

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The isters line up in front of the Beaumont Amtrak station ready for their train

Five sisters took a train ride from Beaumont to New Orleans on the Sunset Limited, but the trip was more than destination points – it was a journey through time as the siblings relived their youth while images of old homes and haunts materialized outside the window as they rolled along.

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Christus – St. Elizabeth's da Vinci surgical robot

Christus Southeast Texas Health System has acquired a second da Vinci computer-enhanced surgical system.

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Jefferson County seal

The Jefferson County Commissioners Court held its last meeting on the fourth floor of the historic county courthouse Dec. 14 – at least the last meeting at that venue for quite some time as repairs are made to the landmark structure.

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Site map

The city of Beaumont is accepting Requests for Proposal (RFP) for a developer to construct a riverfront hotel on the site of what is currently the Civic Center downtown parking lot at 701 Main St.

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Vonda Washington

Dr. Vonda Washington has been selected as the new assistant superintendent for Curriculum & Instruction for the Beaumont Independent School District. She is currently the director of Secondary Programs at Dickinson ISD.

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Mike Morath

Gov. Greg Abbott appointed Mike Morath on Dec. 14 to be the commissioner of the Texas Education Agency. He will oversee the Texas Education Agency (TEA) and the state’s 1,200 school districts and charter schools.

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The nativity scene at its new home, Stark Park

By early Monday morning Dec. 14, the City of Orange had removed a nativity scene from its traditional place on the lawn in front of City Hall after denying a request from the Orange County Atheists (OCA) to display a holiday banner on the property.

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