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2 killed in Friday evening collision

Port Arthur police are investigating the Friday evening deaths of two drivers in a collision at 6100 West Port Arthur Road. In an issued statement, police said there were no passengers in either vehicle. Identities of the victims were not immediately released.


Two dead after pickup trucks collide head-on in Port Arthur

PORT ARTHUR, Texas — Port Arthur Police are investigating after a fatal head-on collision Friday night. West Port Arthur Road closed in both directions for about two hours after two pickup trucks collided near the intersection with 61st Street around 7 p.m. Feb. 22.


Rich Macke: And so there will be five

Incumbent Mayor Derrick Freeman will have four opponents for Port Arthur’s May 4th mayoral election. What is all but guaranteed with five candidates running in an election, where the voter turnout for local only elections is always low, is a runoff. Unless one candidate can garner more than 50 perce


BREAKING: Judge throws out felony indictment against Jefferson Co. Sheriff Zena Stephens

CHAMBERS COUNTY — BREAKING: A judge in Chambers County has thrown out a felony campaign finance indictment against Jefferson County Sheriff Zena Stephens. Stephens made state and national headlines when she became the first African American woman elected sheriff in Texas. A grand jury in Chambers Co


Vincent: Ready to grapple with PA ills

Chuck Vincent took his mayoral campaign to The Port Arthur News’ Facebook Live program Thursday, saying his experience in private business and as a community activist would serve him well as mayor.


Port Arthur sets meeting to discuss city manager job

The Port Arthur City Council will push forward next week with its plan to hire a new city manager by March 17, scheduling a special meeting Wednesday during which they’ll discuss candidates in an executive session.


PN man reportedly leads cops on multi-county chase, jumps from overpass

GROVES — A Port Neches man reportedly led police on a chase that went through three counties and two vehicle crashes before the suspect jumped from an overpass to the ground below.


Felony charge against 1st black woman elected Texas sheriff tossed

ANAHUAC, Texas (AP) A judge has thrown out a felony record-tampering indictment against the first black woman elected sheriff in Texas. Jefferson County Sheriff Zena Stephens was indicted in April 2018 on a state jail felony charge of record tampering, along with two misdemeanor campaign finance vio


Texas Children Who Didn't Know Their Own Names Were Found Living in Home that 'Reeked of Feces,' Police Say

A Texas man is facing criminal charges after police said his four children were found living in a filthy Dallas home and did not appear to know their own names. Robert Preston, 31, was arrested last Saturday and taken to Dallas County jail after officers responded to a call at around 6:30 p.m. that


Caught on camera: Three suspects broke into cars parked outside Beaumont hotel early Friday morning

BEAUMONT, Texas — Surveillance video caught the thieves in act as they broke into several vehicles parked outside the Comfort Suites hotel in Beaumont. Beaumont police said the suspects came from Houston, intending to steal guns and other possessions.


Texas mom claims teacher gave her son ‘Dumb and Dumber-‘style haircut

A Texas mother claimed a teacher cut her son’s hair without her permission Tuesday after deeming he was in violation of school protocol. Lane Kiesling, 16, told KXAS-TV he was told his bangs were getting long and were against Hico High School’s dress code.


Gas prices rise, may smooth out this spring

Lower supplies of refined gas are sending pump prices skyrocketing, according to GasBuddy, a national consumer web site. In Port Arthur, that means fewer opportunities to buy gas at less than $2 a gallon.


You can eat and sleep at the original 'Texas Chainsaw Massacre' gas station

AUSTIN, Texas — If you're cruising down Highway 304 and head just south of Bastrop, you'll probably pass by a quiet — and familiar — building. The original 1974 film 'The Texas Chainsaw Massacre' was filmed at a gas station along the highway.


Dead rattlesnake uncoils on grill, surprises Texas hunters: 'Surely he's dead by now!'

A group of hunters in Childress, Texas, weren’t the least bit fazed after finding and killing a rattlesnake during an outing last fall. But when the snake appeared to spring back to life on the grill, well, that may have been a little more rattling.


Port Arthur mayor accepts challenges, successes in life

When Derrick Freeman was elected mayor of Port Arthur, his home town, it was the culmination of years of hard work inspired by his father’s dying words. “Derrick, I have taken you as far as I can,” his father said, before he died from cancer in 2006. “You gotta take it the rest of the way.”


Texas representative proposes bill to end tolls on toll roads

A Texas representative has filed a House Bill that will end tolls on toll roads once they are paid off. House Bill 436 was filed in November 2018 by representative Matt Shaheen from Plano.


Central Texas man sentenced to 356 years in child sexual abuse case

WACO, Texas (KWTX) A China Spring man found guilty of seven counts of sexual abuse of a young family member over the course of a decade was sentenced to 356 years in state prison on Thursday.


Central Texas diver dies while performing underwater repair

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) Authorities say a 38-year-old man has died while doing some repair work as a diver in a Central Texas lake. The Travis County Sheriff's Office on Friday identified the diver as Sebastian Medina-Page, of Round Rock.


Police Search For Texas Gunman Who Hid On Roof, Shot Assault Rifle, Killed 2

HOUSTON (CBSDFW.COM/AP) — Authorities are searching for a gunman in Texas who hid on a rooftop and opened fire on a carload of people. Police say the man, who was armed with a rifle, killed two people and injured two others in east Houston.


Man Indicted For Duping North Texas School District Out Of Nearly $2M

FORT WORTH (CBSDFW.COM/AP) — A federal grand jury has indicted a Florida man accused of duping a Texas school district into transferring him nearly $2 million which he then used to buy a BMW and Rolex watches.