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Neighborhood of proposed  development on Phelan Boulevard
Heritage Heights rent scale

As more and more Southeast Texans are entering their golden years, most without a golden nest egg to rest upon, affordable senior housing complexes are becoming more prevalent.

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 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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Funnel cakes, turkey legs, alligator-on-a-stick. There’s pork kabobs, donut burgers, popcorn and a wondrous variety of fried snacks. Just about anything you can think of to eat is available from more than 75 food vendors at the 72nd annual South Texas State Fair on the grounds of Ford Park, which begins Thursday, March 26, with the 11-day festival of fun ending Sunday, April 5.

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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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NEA Executive Committee members Greg Johnson and George Sheridan read the classi

Nearly 300 Fehl-Price Elementary students got some Seussian-style inspiration Wednesday, March 4, when the National Education Association’s Cat-a

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The Cobb family stops at Community Christian School on their ‘JuCan’ Walk across

It’s the walk of a lifetime- trekking thousands of miles in memory of a child lost to an illness at just 8 years old. 

The journey began in August, with the remaining family members making several stops along the 14-state route through some 200 cities, including Beaumont and Orange, as part of a campaign to raise awareness for pediatric cancer research. 

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Wayman Triana caught this 13.05-pound bass Saturday, March 7, on Sam Rayburn. He

This past Saturday was the time to be on the water and in the hunt for heavyweight largemouth bass. Not one but three 13-pound-plus bass were caught and entered into the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department’s ShareLunker program. The heaviest of the three weighed just over 15 pounds. 

And the stunner is that Sam Rayburn produced two 13-pound-plus bass in one day.

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