Port Arthur

The Mexican Heritage Society (MHS) will celebrate its 46th annual Mexican Heritage Fiesta on Saturday, Sept. 13 at the Bob Bowers Civic Center in Port Arthur.

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The Museum of the Gulf Coast is holding an exciting event Wednesday, July 2, at which attendees will be taken on a journey back in time, according to a press release from the Lamar State College-Port Arthur.

The press release from Lamar State College-Port Arthur reads, "Twenty years ago, television viewers spent a surreal summer’s evening watching a white Bronco leisurely transport a fallen O.J. Simpson on a tour of the L.A. freeways while across the pond, the “Chunnel” connected England and France.

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In an effort to combat traffic violations reported by numerous citizens, Port Arthur Police are proclaiming the month of July "Zero Tolerance Month," and no traffic warnings will be issued to drivers disregarding traffic laws - only citations.

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Investigators report that one person is deceased after what appears to be an accidental drowning in Port Arthur.

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Press release from the Department of Justice:

A 44-year-old Port Arthur, Texas man has pleaded guilty to federal income tax violations in the Eastern District of Texas, announced U.S. Attorney John M. Bales today.  

Theodore Paul Victor Jr. pleaded guilty to tax evasion today before U.S. Magistrate Judge Keith F. Giblin. 

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A Port Arthur man was pronounced dead Saturday, May 10, after rescue workers spent hours trying to find a way to retrieve the man, who had fallen from a Pleasure Island pier earlier that morning, but were unable to rescue him, before he drowned.

Christopher Ramirez, 26, of Port Arthur, was fishing with his girlfriend when he dropped his wallet in the water and jumped in to get it, Port Arthur police said in a press release. According to police, he was last seen struggling to stay above water along a fishing pier on North Levee Road on Pleasure Island.

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A Port Arthur man was pronounced dead Saturday, May 10, after rescue workers spent hours trying to find a way to retrieve the man, who had fallen from a Pleasure Island pier earlier that morning, but were unable to rescue him, before he drowned.

Christopher Ramirez, 26, of Port Arthur, was fishing with his girlfriend when he dropped his wallet in the water and jumped in to get it, Port Arthur police said in a press release. According to police, he was last seen struggling to stay above water along a fishing pier on North Levee Road on Pleasure Island.

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Port Arthur Police are investigating a report of an aggravated kidnapping that happened at about 3 a.m. on April 28 at the Fuel Depot Convenience Store on West Gulfway Drive in Port Arthur.

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Police in Port Arthur are currently searching for suspects connected to three separate home invasion robberies that were committed in between 1 a.m. and 2 a.m. on April 23.

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Port Arthur Police are searching for a suspect in an aggravated robbery in the 7900 block of Heatherbrook Trail that was reported on Sunday, April 20, at approximately 1:06 a.m.

According to a news release from PAPD, a female victim told police that she was held at gunpoint and her purse stolen. She reported having cash and personal items in the stolen bag. The suspect fled the area, and the woman was not injured in the incident.

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