City of Port Arthur

Several Port Arthur Police Department officers have been placed on paid administrative leave pending the results of an administrative investigation, City of Port Arthur spokesperson LaRisa Carpenter said in a release on Feb. 21.

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On Feb. 15 at 3:04 p.m., Port Arthur Police Dispatch received a 9-1-1 call in reference to a shooting victim at Prince Hall Village Apartments, 914 W.14th Street, City of Port Arthur spokesperson LaRisa Carpenter said in a release.

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The City of Port Arthur's Water Utility Department is taking on the task of collecting payment on outstanding non-active accounts and current delinquent water accounts, City of Port Arthur PIO LaRisa Carpenter said in a release.

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On Jan. 27, the Port Arthur Police Department received a call at 9:34 a.m. regarding a train derailment near the 2100 block of Highway 87, City of Port Arthur PIO LaRisa Carpenter reported.

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The City of Port Arthur will once again host the Annual Cultural Lighted Holiday Parade Saturday, Dec. 10, 2016 starting at 6 p.m. The parade route is down Procter Street to Houston Avenue.

All vehicles will enter the Performing Arts parking lot at Lamar State College-Port Arthur from Lakeshore Drive.

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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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Port Arthur City Council is currently discussing an update of the city’s logo and slogan. This topic was on the agenda at the last regular city council meeting on Sept. 20.

The current logo and slogan have been used for over 40 years, according to a statement released on Monday.

During the conversation, Tiffany Hamilton, District 2 Councilwoman said that rebranding “has been a long time coming,” according to the statement.

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Derrick Freeman

The results are in! Derrick Freeman edged out Harold Doucet a runoff election June 25 to become the city of Port Arthur's next mayor.

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Alicia Skye Taylor

Police have arrested a Port Arthur city employee for aggregate theft of a public servant amid accusations that she used her position as Grants Accountant to alter payroll records and pocket diverted funds, fundamentally stealing from the city and the taxpayers, Lt. M. Blitch of the Port Arthur Police Department reports. In addition to the theft charges she faces, 24 felony counts of tampering with a government record are pending against 33-year-old Alicia Skye Taylor of Port Arthur.

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