Port Arthur

The Port Arthur Health Department is offering free HIV testing and complimentary blood pressure, blood glucose, cholesterol, and BMI/weight checks for National Latino HIV and AIDS awareness day Oct. 15.

Port Arthur Health Department (PAHD) said in a release that those who attend “will receive your results in minutes instead of days or weeks.”

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Vickie McMillan discusses her work in a gallery talk.

The Museum of the Gulf Coast in Port Arthur held a free wildlife extravaganza and children’s art show on Saturday, Oct. 8 m. This family fun day was held to celebrate a new wildlife art exhibit featuring pieces from Houston artist Vickie McMillan and Port Arthur artist Albert Faggard.

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Port Arthur Independent School District (PAISD) Superintendent Dr. Mark Porterie reports that there will be increased security at Memorial High School on Monday, Oct. 3, in response to online clown threats - menacing social media posts currently being nationally circulated asserting that creepy-looking clowns will be making armed attacks on various schools.

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Police in Beaumont arrested a 26-year-old Port Arthur man for allegedly stealing a car and then leading officers on a foot-chase through a local neighborhood, Beaumont Police Department Carol Riley reports.

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Troopers with the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) are investigating a Port Arthur accident between an off-duty police officer escorting a funeral procession on his motorcycle and an elderly Nederland woman.

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Wednesday, Sept. 14, Port Arthur city officials will be hosting a Meet and Greet with four police chief finalist candidates.

This is the first time the city has held an event like this, according to city manager Brian McDougal.

Forty‐six applicants originally applied for the position.

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Police in Port Arthur are warning the public that callers posing as emergency dispatchers are contacting city residents to tell them they have outstanding tickets and threatening arrest if they don't send money immediately. 

According to a news release from the Port Arthur Police Department, they have received multiple reports from people who were called by a number that appeared to be the Port Arthur Police 9-1-1 Dispatch Operators and told to send money via Western Union right away or get thrown in jail.

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Police in Vidor arrested two apparently intoxicated women following a car crash on Aug. 10, reports the Vidor Police Department (VPD), but not before one of them allegedly assaulted an officer. 

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Central Mall welcomes four-legged shoppers on Wednesday nights in August, beginning Aug. 10, for newly launched Dog Days events

Shoppers in Port Arthur may soon be taking a new route on their nightly dog walk. From 5-8 p.m. each Wednesday in August, beginning August 10, Central Mall, managed by JLL, is encouraging its shoppers to bring their pooches in for themed events. The newly launched Dog Days program will feature fur-friendly experiences on four themed nights:

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Ana Reyes

When Ana Reyes began baking Mexican pastries in the garage of her Port Arthur home in 2002, she didn’t realize how popular her delicious breads would ultimately become.

“I would put the breads in my car and go out into the streets and sell them,” she said. “I wanted to open a business, but I didn’t have enough money.”

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