Port Arthur

On September 29, 2015, Port Arthur police were dispatched to 4200 Gulfway in reference to a man down. Subsequent investigation revealed the man, identified as 42 year old Port Arthur resident Michael Paul Blanchard, had been murdered. 

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A two-vehicle collision in Beaumont's west end on Friday, Sept. 18, 2015 resulted in the death of a Port Arthur resident.

According to a press release from the City of Beaumont, just before 11 p.m. Friday, Beaumont PD officers responded to a collision at the intersection of Major Drive and Highway 105. Upon arrival, it is reported two white Ford F-150 trucks were resting against the traffic light pole in the intersection.

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UPDATED: A traffic collision at approximately 6:00 a.m. this morning on Friday, September 18, 2015 has resulted in at least one fatality. 

According to trooper Stephanie Davis, the two-vehicle crash on Highway 73 just west of FM 366 in Jefferson County occurred in the eastbound lanes of Highway 73 near the Taft Street exit. 

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The city of Port Arthur will offer influenza vaccinations Oct. 1 at the Bob Bowers Civic Center, 3401 Cultural Center Drive, and Nov. 2 at the downtown Pavilion, 500 Procter St. The Drive Thru Flu Clinic will be open from 7:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. Vaccinations are $10. Adults only.

For more information, call the Health Department at (409) 983-8800.

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Joshua Jerrod Thomas

An appeal has been denied in the 2014 murder conviction for which Joshua Jerrod Thomas, 27, of Port Arthur is now serving a 60-year sentence.

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Saturday, Sept. 5, 2015, the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office Dispatch Center received a 911 call in reference to an industrial incident at the TOTAL facility in the 7400 block of 32nd Street in Port Arthur. Upon arrival, deputies were directed to the coke pits at the facility, where they learned a bulldozer occupied by one individual had entered the pits and become submerged.

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Artist Ted Ellis (Wikipedia)

To kick off the 2015-16 school year, the Port Arthur Library is inviting students to collaborate with artist Ted Ellis. This educational mini-workshop Saturday, Sept. 5, from 2-4 p.m. will be an interactive time to engage each student and teach the value of the arts. This will also be a time of encouragement for students to be creative and broaden their imagination. Ellis and students will design one large mural together by the end of the workshop.

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School is back in session, and the Beaumont Police Department is offering some back-to-school safety tips meant to keep students safe.

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The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality issued an Ozone Action Day for the Beaumont-Port Arthur area for Thursday, Aug. 13, TCEQ reports.

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Pvt. Brenden Jackson

Pvt. Brenden Jackson, 18, of Port Arthur, with the Texas Army National Guard's Recruit Sustainment Program volunteer at the boys long jump competition July 31, 2015, at the Texas Amateur Athletic Federation's Summer Games in College Station.

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