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HUD Secretary Ben Carson to visit Beaumont, Port Arthur

Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson will be in Southeast Texas on Friday to visit three damaged housing developments in Port Arthur, and tour the water treatment plant in Beaumont, the department announced Thursday. Carson is touring

KFDM-TV - 2017-09-21 09:29:15

Port Arthur Mayor: This will be a lengthy process

l.v.salinas@panews.com Port Arthur mayor Derrick Freeman hosted a press conference alongside city officials Thursday at City Hall to discuss recovery efforts currently being undertaken by the city in the wake of Harvey. Freeman commended city workers for bringing garbage pickups back on a regular sc

PORT ARTHUR NEWS - 2017-09-22 01:14:00

Fox 4's Jasmine Styles reunites w/Port Arthur woman she comforted on phone during Harvey

Fox 4's Jasmine Styles reunites Port Arthur resident Dorothy "Dot" Hanley, an 80-year-old Port Arthur woman she comforted on phone during Harvey. Mrs. Hanley called Fox 4 during the storm and as floodwaters filled her home. Jasmine took her call and stayed on the line to comfort and encourage Mrs. H

KFDM-TV - 2017-09-21 23:55:45

After rebuilding in Port Arthur, Harvey's destruction forces family north

Sarah.culton@leaderpub.com With evacuees from Hurricane Harvey now returning to Port Arthur, many residents are looking to rebuild their lives in the city they have long called home. But not everyone will return. This is the case for Fagan Win, who decided in the aftermath of the hurricane, he will

PORT ARTHUR NEWS - 2017-09-21 20:13:05

Dolphin stranded near Port Arthur is rescued by Texas Parks and Wildlife, animal rescue group

A dolphin stranded on the beach near Port Arthur was saved Tuesday by the Texas Parks and Wildlife and the Texas Marine Mammal Stranding Network. In a Tuesday post from the Texas Parks and Wildlife, a staff member at the Sea Rim State Park was photographed wrapping the dolphin in a wet blanket. The

BEAUMONT ENTERPRISE - 2017-09-20 23:59:59

No vacancies: Port Arthur continues to have lack of rooms

l.v.salinas@panews.com Hotels in the greater Port Arthur area continue to see abnormally high call volumes and resident stays in the aftermath of Harvey, where it is seemingly impossible to find any available rooms. Most hotels had also sustained some level of damage due to flooding. City Councilman

PORT ARTHUR NEWS - 2017-09-21 02:24:00

Port Arthur man accused of 7th DWI

A Port Arthur man who was stopped after switching lanes without signaling last September is accused of driving while intoxicated for the seventh time. James Harold Sampson, 78, was indicted on a third degree felony charge of driving while intoxicated Wednesday. According to an affidavit from the P

BEAUMONT ENTERPRISE - 2017-09-20 18:56:40

Crews respond to fire at Port Arthur refinery

PORT ARTHUR, Texas (AP) - A fire at a refinery in the Southeast Texas city of Port Arthur sent black plumes of smoke into the air and caused officials to tell people nearby to shelter in place. Valero Energy Corp. spokeswoman Lillian Riojas told The Associated Press in an email that the fire started

BEAUMONT ENTERPRISE - 2017-09-19 20:26:49

Port Arthur Mayor clarifies use of debris dump site following complaints

PORT ARTHUR - A debris dump site in Port Arthur that has been the source of complaints by a community activist is only a temporary site. The site on 19th Street in Port Arthur, as well as two others like it, is being used to separate appliances from construction debris and other waste, as required b

12NEWSNOW.COM - 2017-09-20 00:30:23

Dumping site to remain in Port Arthur neighborhood

A post-Harvey dump site in a Port Arthur neighborhood will remain there at least a couple of more weeks, Mayor Derrick Freeman says. (KFDM/Fox 4 photo) Mayor Derrick Freeman says a storm dump site in a Port Arthur neighborhood will remain there at least a couple of more weeks. Community activist Hil

KFDM-TV - 2017-09-19 15:24:50

Storage tank catches fire at Valero refinery in Port Arthur

A large fire has been reported at the Valero refinery in Port Arthur. (Viewer submitted photos and videos) PORT ARTHUR, Texas - A storage tank caught fire Tuesday afternoon at the Valero refinery in Port Arthur, prompting city officials to call for residents on the west side to shelter in place whi

KFDM-TV - 2017-09-19 12:30:32

1 hospitalized after crash in Port Arthur

Two vehicles were involved in an accident around 4 p.m. in the 4200 block of Savannah Avenue in Port Arthur near the Flint Hills plant. The impact caused one of the vehicles to roll over. One person was trapped. The Port Arthur Fire Department had to extricate that person from the vehicle. They wer

KFDM-TV - 2017-09-19 17:35:21

Mayor must rebuild home, even as he rebuilds city

sarah.culton@leaderpub.com Derrick Freeman, the mayor of Port Arthur, has been a very busy man over the last few weeks. Even when he steps away from his desk for a few minutes, his two cell phones, constantly buzzing, are never far from the palm of his hand. "It's always something," Freeman said,

PORT ARTHUR NEWS - 2017-09-22 02:50:00

Judge: Restraining orders against nursing homes stay

Temporary restraining orders against two Port Arthur nursing homes will stand until Friday at 5 p.m. while lawyers for residents collect evidence for possible suits after a judge turned down the facilities' owner's request to dissolve them. Senior Care Centers, which owns Lake Arthur Place and Cypre

BEAUMONT ENTERPRISE - 2017-09-21 14:37:19

Two nursing homes will continue to be searched for evidence

The search can begin. Judge Baylor Worthman denied a motion to dissolve a temporary restraining order to search for evidence at Lake Arthur Place Nursing and Rehabilitation Center and Cypress Glen Nursing and Rehabilitation. Michelle LaBrie, court coordinator for the 136th District Court, said inves

PORT ARTHUR NEWS - 2017-09-22 01:58:00

EDITORIAL: Smaller towns need special help after Harvey

Published 6:00 am, Thursday, September 21, 2017 Beaumont, Port Arthur and Orange will recover from Harvey. That's not in doubt. These are large, established cities with the resources, resolve and clout to bounce back from such a disaster. The story could be different in smaller communities like Be

BEAUMONT ENTERPRISE - 2017-09-21 21:21:27

Roy Lee Fields, Sr. "Lil Lee Roy"

Roy Lee Fields, Sr., 64, of Port Arthur passed away Monday, September 11, 2017 in Brownsville, TX.He was a longtime resident of Port Arthur and a retired laborer and mechanic.Roy Lee was a member of Apostolic Church of Jesus Christ. He is survived by his wife of 39 years, Leola Fields; two sons, Roy

PORT ARTHUR NEWS - 2017-09-21 20:49:53

Charles "Chummy" Emerson Mingle

Charles "Chummy" Emerson Mingle, 91, of Groves passed away on Wednesday, September 20, 2017 at his residence. Charles was born on September 15, 1926 in Port Arthur, Texas to parents Allie (Krueger) and Louis Mingle Sr. He was a lifelong resident of Port Arthur and Groves area. Charles served his cou

PORT ARTHUR NEWS - 2017-09-21 20:42:07

Reports: Valero fire released 1M pounds of emissions

Updated 9:08 am, Thursday, September 21, 2017 Reports: Valero fire released 1M pounds of emissions 1 / 23 Back to Gallery Valero Energy's refinery fire in Port Arthur on Tuesday released nearly 1 million pounds of emissions into the air, mostly from the columns of smoke caused by the burning oil,

BEAUMONT ENTERPRISE - 2017-09-21 14:32:52

The Independent Voice of Southeast Texas

Larry Judice has been doing Cajun cuisine a long time. Nearly 33 years ago, the Texan-born butcher planted his Louisiana roots in Groves when he purchased his father's Cajun grocery store. Today, Larry's French Market and Cajun Restaurant, the "Cajun honky tonk" of Southeast Texas, is known as the s

THEEXAMINER.COM - 2017-09-21 18:53:00