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Port Neches City Hall

The city of Port Neches had a grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony Thursday, Jan. 10, to celebrate the construction of the new Port Neches City Hall at 1005 Merriman St. In addition to continuing services previously provided by the city hall, the new facility is also designed to act as an emergency operations center.

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It was a regular Thursday for Julie Gauthier and her family on May 19. Work, school and a dance recital for 4-year-old Claire in the evening were part of the day’s festivities.

But Thursday also had something special in store for bot h the citizens of Port Neches and the Gauthier family as the 34-year-old Port Neches native was only the second woman in the 102-year history of the city to be sworn in to the city council. Former mayor and city council member Frances Monk was the first woman to join the council according to Jamie Louviere, Port Neches City Secretary.

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