Port Arthur

Midnight River Choir

Midnight River Choir returns to Southeast Texas to perform at Dylan’s in Port Arthur on Saturday, Dec. 19, with doors opening at 7 p.m. Tickets can be purchased at the venue or by calling (409) 722-1600.

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Get into the holiday spirit and take a sleigh ride with the Museum of the Gulf Coast in Port Arthur at their annual Holiday Extravaganza on Dec. 19.

The museum staff invites the public to join them for fun and festivity from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 19.

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Emotions ran high as family and friends of murder victim Marcus “Big Country” Senegal waited for an outcome in the trial of a 22-year-old man accused of the crime alongside the defendant’s supporters, who showed up in numbers the first week of December. After days of testimony, it took roughly four hours Dec. 6 for the jury to convict defendant Keenan “Cheese” Anderson on one count of murder.

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Police in Port Arthur arrested a resident there who fired shots outside his home then barricaded himself inside with a woman and child on Nov. 25, reports the Port Arthur Police Department.

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Nov. 19, Carleton Edwards, 49, the former Superintendent of the Streets Division for the City of Port Arthur, was arrested on 46 counts of credit card abuse. Investigators with the Jefferson County District Attorney’s Office and the Port Arthur Police Department say he was using a city credit card during his time with Port Arthur.

Edwards is accused of abuse of the credit card during his tenure as superintendent, spanning from July 2014 through October 2015.

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A boil water advisory put in place Sunday by Port Arthur officials after a water main was broken has been lifted. 

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The Savannah Avenue water main break that led to Sunday's boil water notice has been repaired.

According to Dr. Jimmie Johnson, director of water utilities, city crews will continue flushing hydrants in the affected area and testing the water, which can take 24 to 48 hours.

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At 5 a.m. on Sunday, November 8, 2015, a large water main broke, affecting areas throughout the city of Port Arthur.

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Lamar State College - Port Arthur is closing its campus at 10 a.m. on Monday, November 9, 2015. According to Gerry Dickert, public information coordinator, there will be no classes for the remainder of the day, including night classes. This closure is due to a break in a water main in the city of Port Arthur. At this time, plans are to resume operations at 8 a.m. on Tuesday, November 10.

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On Monday, October 5, 2015, at approximately 11:35 p.m., the Port Arthur Police Department received a report of an aggravated robbery at 2015 W. Hwy 73, at a hotel known as the Three Rivers Inn and Suites.

According to a press release, the clerk told responding officers that a black male entered the business brandishing a handgun, which he used to threaten the clerk. The suspect was able to obtain an undetermined amount of cash from the register of the business. He then fled in an unknown direction. The clerk was not injured during the incident.

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