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Port Arthur, Texas is located in Jefferson County. Zip codes in Port Arthur, TX include 77640, 77642, and 77643. The median home price in Port Arthur is $89,900. More Port Arthur information.

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Thursday | The Beaumont Enterprise

Port Arthur built 2 most costly elementary schools in the state

Port Arthur Independent School District's Washington, pictured, and Adams Elementary Schools have the highest cost per square foot in of any other school inTexas.

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Wed Jul 30, 2014

KBMT

Calvin Walker's indictment raises questions about Port Arthur's oversight of taxpayer dollars

By now Southeast Texans are familiar with the charges accusing Beaumont electrician Calvin Walker of overbilling the Beaumont Independent School District.

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The Jackson Sun

Neighbors reunited in - divine meeting' after 50 years

Neighbors reunited in 'divine meeting' after 50 years After separation by thousands of miles, Janis Horton, Martha Gregory meet again in Jackson Check out this story on jacksonsun.com: http://www.jacksonsun.com/story/news/local/2014/07/30/neighbors-reunited-divine-meeting/13386885/ Janis Horton and her husband, Max, began to move to Jackson nearly ... (more)

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Tue Jul 29, 2014

12NewsNow.Com

Port Arthur hears proposals for new fields, addition of semi-professional soccer team

An Arkansas soccer professional has proposed the addition of a minor league soccer team to the City of Port Arthur.

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12NewsNow.Com

Heavy rain possible Friday

Lower rain chances are expected Wednesday and Thursday. However, scattered showers and thunderstorms are still expected thanks to abundant moisture and a stalled front over the region.

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The Beaumont Enterprise

Grand jury indicts BISD electrician Walker for fraud

The electrical contractor for the Beaumont ISD has been indicted for fraudulent billing practices and money laundering, Criminal District Attorney Cory Crenshaw announced today.

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The Beaumont Enterprise

Inmate steals Jefferson Co. truck, flees to Port Arthur

A Jefferson County inmate was arrested this morning after he allegedly stole a Ford pickup truck that belongs to the Sheriff's Office and fled south to Port Arthur.

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12NewsNow.Com

Inmate steals Jefferson County Sheriff's Office vehicle, arrested after a brief chase

The inmate was caught by Port Arthur police officers and deputies with the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office around 9:30 a.m. on 73 eastbound inside the Groves city limits.

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Business Journal

Local chemical company launches big expansion

Kingwood-based chemical company Calabrian Corp. is expanding its local operations under new leadership and planning for future growth throughout North America, the new CEO said.

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Mon Jul 28, 2014

The Beaumont Enterprise

BISD will rebid contract given to Calvin Walker

Calvin Walker walks out of the Jack Brooks Federal Courthouse Wednesday after a judge sentenced him to five years probation, a $660,000 fine and the 37 criminal charges he faced were dropped.

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The Beaumont Enterprise

Newsman dies after illness

Julian Galiano , a longtime Southeast Texas newsman with an encyclopedic recall of sports and a deep love of family and friends, died early Sunday at Beaumont Health Care Center after a long illness.

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Sat Jul 26, 2014

12NewsNow.Com

Changes around the corner

A few showers managed to develop this afternoon in the Golden Triangle and that is what we can again expect tomorrow.

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The Beaumont Enterprise

3 new reasons to head downtown

Dakota DeVille leaps over Andrew Borel, left, and Aaron Alford at the Beautiful Mountain Skate Park in Beaumont on Thursday.

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Fri Jul 25, 2014

KBMT

Exclusive: Exxon weighs expansion of Beaumont, Texas, refinery - sources

The deliberations at Exxon are focused on the possible addition of a third crude distillation unit , the sources said, and its size would determine how much capacity would increase.

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Thu Jul 24, 2014

The Beaumont Enterprise

Port Arthur parents concerned about school mergers

Port Arthur I.S.D. hosted an open house for the new Booker T. Washington elementary magnet school in West Port Arthur on Tuesday, August 10, 2010.

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The Beaumont Enterprise

Port Arthur parents concerned about school mergers

The decision to merge Port Arthur ISD's Booker T. Washington and DeQueen elementary schools raised concerns amongst some parents about how east and west side students will get along and also the inconvenience of a new commute.Superintendent Mark Porterie and other school administrators met with parents on both campuses Wednesday afternoon to ... (more)

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Wed Jul 23, 2014

12NewsNow.Com

Committee proposes $200 million bond for PAISD

Port Arthur voters may soon have to decide on whether to pass a bond proposal for the Port Arthur Independent School District.

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12NewsNow.Com

Scattered storms possible this afternoon

The morning sun has already been working hard today. Temperatures are currently in the upper 80's from Beaumont to Jasper and even lower 90's down in Port Arthur.

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Tue Jul 22, 2014

KBMT

Big changes planned for Port Arthur elementary schools

The Port Arthur Independent School District is planning to make some big changes in the district to better educate students, just in time for the new school year.

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12NewsNow.Com

Wetter weather on the way

Upper-level low pressure, currently over Eastern Louisiana will head our way. This will enhance our rain chances Wednesday and Thursday and drop afternoon high temperatures a bit.

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