Port Arthur

On Saturday, April 29, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the Port Arthur Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will give the public its 13th opportunity in seven years to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs, City of Port Arthur spokesperson LaRisa Carpenter said in a release.

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Marcella Chadwell and her husband Guy

In 1961, a young and ambitious Texas Representative named Tom James became the face of an investigation into crime, vice, and government corruption in Jefferson County. What he found would shock and shame everyone.

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Alternating lane closures will take place nightly through Friday in Port Arthur along Savannah Avenue (Spur 215) from 25th Street to the railroad tracks, from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. for concrete repair, TxDOT spokesperson Sarah Dupre said in a release.

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The City of Port Arthur Department of Parks and Recreation has teamed up with The Recreational Event Activity Team (TREAT) to host the Inaugural 2017 Southeast Texas Springfest, according to a release.

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TxDOT will be closing several lanes in Jefferson and Orange County this week for nighttime repairs, Sarah Dupre said in a release.

Orange County – The outside lanes of I-10 east and westbound from FM 1442 to Cow Bayou will be closed April 10 and April 11, 10 p.m. to 6 a.m., to work on guardrail.

Orange – I-10 westbound at TX 87 will be closed nightly, 8pm-6am, April 10 through April 13 to work on the new TX 87 overpass. Traffic will be detoured to the frontage road.

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Chipotle customers in Beaumont and Port Arthur can help raise money for the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals over lunch or dinner on Friday, April 7.

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Jefferson County Criminal District Attorney Bob Wortham announced April 3 that Wilbert Anthony Frank, 29, of Port Arthur was sentenced to 35 years for home invasion burglary and assault of a Port Arthur family.

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The new cracker will be built alongside Total’s Port Arthur refinery.

Total announced Monday, March 27, that the company is entering into a partnership with Borealis and Nova to form a joint venture with the aim of building an ethane steam cracker at the Port Arthur facility and a new Borstar polyethylene unit in Bayport.

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A Jefferson County grand jury has indicted Willie Ford III, 24, of Port Arthur for fleeing a police officer Feb.18 and starting a fire at an apartment on Gulfway Drive on Feb. 19.

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Port Arthur Police Department Narcotics Officers, with the assistance of the United States Postal Service and the Port Arthur SWAT Team, conducted a search warrant in the 3900 block of Shadowbend Lane on March 24. A search of the residence uncovered approximately six pounds of high-grade marijuana along with THC oils and wax, reports Port Arthur spokesperson Risa Carpenter.

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