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Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick issued this statement March 28 following Senate passage of Committee Substitute Senate Bill (CSSB) 1:

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On March 28, at about 4:40 p.m., the Port Arthur Police Department received a call of a possible robbery in progress and a man brandishing a handgun, City of Port Arthur spokesperson LaRisa Carpenter said in a release. The suspect was then seen leaving the complex in a vehicle, and a description of the vehicle was given to officers.

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UPDATE: The Texas Department of Public Safety can confirm that 22-year-old Mekayla Victoria Howard of Kountze, was transported by medical helicopter to the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) in Galveston following the two vehicle crash on FM 421 in Hardin County.

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Traffic along I-10 eastbound in Vidor near SH 12 is backed up due to a vehicle on fire, TxDOT Sarah Dupre said in a press release March 29 at 8:32 a.m. Expect delays.

- TxDOT

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The Golden Triangle 2017 Stand Down will be held on Friday, June 16 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 1308 9th Avenue in Port Arthur. 

Stand Down is a free event that benefits homeless veterans, veterans and their families. The open ceremony begins at 9 a.m. with color guard provided by the American Legion.

According to an event flyer, free services offered include:

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Reaud Honors College

Lamar University’s Reaud Honors College will host the annual Great Plains Honors Council (GPHC) conference March 31 to April 2 in the new Wayne A. Reaud Building. The college confirms 440 participants from 45 different educational institutions across six states will gather at the university.

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The House Select Committee on Texas Ports, Innovation & Infrastructure, which I chair, held its first hearing on Monday, March 13.

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Hear ye, Hear ye

Joe E. Broussard has been crowned the 69th King of the Neches River Festival.

King Joe was born and raised in Beaumont and graduated Summa Cum Laude from Forest Park High School in 1980; and the University of Notre Dame with a degree in Accounting in 1984.

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The Better Business Bureau serving Southeast Texas and Armor Shred are providing free shredding services on Saturday, April 22 at Parkdale Mall from 8 a.m.

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Texas State Teachers Association (TSTA) President Noel Candelaria regarding the budget approved by the Texas Senate on March 28:

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