Port Arthur

One person is dead and another injured as the result of a traffic accident in Port Arthur on Feb. 21, the Port Arthur Police Department reported in a news release.

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Port Arthur police credit “Good Samaritans” for rescuing a man apparently having seizures at Walter Humphrey State Park on Feb. 20, Port Arthur Police Department (PAPD) Sgt. R. Rowe stated in a news release.

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A hidden gem serving some of the best tortillas you’ll ever taste has just opened up in Southeast Texas.

Laredo Taco Company, located inside the new Stripes convenience store at 2300 Highway 365 in Port Arthur, is new to the area and definitely worth checking out. The restaurant, which held its grand opening Jan. 5, is already experiencing heavy lunch traffic from plant workers and employees from the Medical Center of Southeast Texas, who are just a couple of blocks away, said Stripes General Manager Dave Stout.

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Police in Port Arthur are searching for suspect in an aggravated robbery at the Sake Sushi Bar and Lounge on 9th Street Feb. 9.

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Gilberto Ruvalcaba

The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) has added Gilberto Ruvalcaba, 29, to the Texas 10 Most Wanted Fugitives list, and a cash reward up to $7,500 is now being offered for information leading to his capture. Ruvalcaba, who is a Sureño 13 gang member, is wanted for parole violation.

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Dennis Booker, 22, was convicted of murder in Judge Raquel West’s 252nd Criminal District Court on Wednesday, Feb. 3, after a short trial where witnesses say he initiated a physical confrontation with his then-girlfriend Amira Johnson before stabbing Johnson’s cousin, Xavier Cane, ultimately causing his death.

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Constable Nick Saleme allegedly in violation of election law

An allegedly visible violation of campaign rules put a Jefferson County official on the hotseat Tuesday, Feb. 2. According to Jefferson County District Attorney Bob Wortham, county Constable Precinct No. 1 “Nick” Saleme could be found in violation of campaign law due to inclusion of his county-issued email address on posted signage.

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Police in Port Arthur are trying to find two men reportedly responsible for an aggravated robbery at a car wash on Jan. 29, reports the Port Arthur Police Department.

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photo courtesy of Mardi Gras of Southeast Texas

Although the 24th annual Mardi Gras of Southeast Texas celebration in Port Arthur will be competing with Super Bowl 50 weekend this year, the event is as exciting as ever with Grammy Award-winning artist Wayne Toups returning to the area to play the event Sunday, Feb. 7, at 5:30 p.m. Toups is one of many concerts scheduled during the four days of Mardi Gras fun.

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Suicide wings and a Santos

When Wings To Go made the move to Port Arthur in November 2015, many of the restaurant’s wing-loving regulars wondered how the new location would pan out for the franchise, which opened in Beaumont in 2002. Franchisee Danny Partin says he is happy to report that Wings To Go is better than ever in its new Port Arthur location, which has better parking, better traffic access, more seating room, and even a party room for special occasions.

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