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The US Marshal’s Fugitive Task Force located and arrested Miranda K. Ferguson at an apartment complex in the Houston area on March 11. Ferguson had four warrants of arrest including Aggravated Kidnapping, Interference with Child Custody, and two Capias warrants for failure to appear in court on previous Possession of a controlled Substance charges.

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Narcotics arrest, cocaine
Brandon Dermain Jolivette

Narcotics officers with the Orange Police Department and the Orange County Sheriff’s Office arrested 31-year-old Brandon Jolivette of Orange after discovering powder cocaine and hundreds in cash during an investigation, OPD reports.

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Marylou Garcia

U.S. Marshals located and arrested 25-year-old Marylou Garcia for her connection in the aggravated kidnapping case of a juvenile, which police say is connected to the January murder of Lamar student Rhydan Bolton.

Marylou Garcia was taken into custody March 12, the day after her cousin, 17-year-old Rogelio Garcia, was also arrested for aggravated kidnapping.

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A USW member pickets in front of Motiva Enterprises in Port Arthur Feb. 25.

Work stoppage will soon end at Motiva Enterprises refinery in Port Arthur after a vote by USW Local 13-423  to ratify a four-year contract offered by Shell Oil. USW announced Thursday, March 12, that it had reached a tentative agreement with Shell Oil at the national level, but that local unions would need to review the employers’ proposals.

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Neighborhood of proposed  development on Phelan Boulevard
Heritage Heights rent scale

As more and more Southeast Texans are entering their golden years, most without a golden nest egg to rest upon, affordable senior housing complexes are becoming more prevalent.

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 Erich Seals

A Port Arthur man who claimed self-defense in a 2013 shooting has been found guilty of aggravated assault. The trial of Erich Seals, 47, accused of shooting Donald Williams, began Wednesday, March 4, at the Jefferson County Courthouse and lasted through Friday, March 7.

According to police, Seals shot Williams, husband to the mother of his child, at the Port Arthur Park Apartments two years ago.

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Sheriff’s deputies arrested a man on multiple charges, including possession of a controlled substance, after a search of the suspect’s residence turned up more than 30 grams of methamphetamine and other illegal items, reports the Orange County Sheriff’s Office.

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Bob Dickinson, director of transportation and environmental resources with South

The Port Arthur Chamber of Commerce hosted a Transportation Summit on Wednesday, Feb. 18, at the Holiday Inn – Park Central in Port Arthur.

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Funnel cakes, turkey legs, alligator-on-a-stick. There’s pork kabobs, donut burgers, popcorn and a wondrous variety of fried snacks. Just about anything you can think of to eat is available from more than 75 food vendors at the 72nd annual South Texas State Fair on the grounds of Ford Park, which begins Thursday, March 26, with the 11-day festival of fun ending Sunday, April 5.

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Lamar University invites you to the 40th anniversary celebration of Le Grand Bal on March 28, an exciting evening of dinner, dancing and surprises as LU’s Friends of the Arts salutes the “Legends of the Arts” in Southeast Texas. Artists, community supporters, campus leaders and friends of the arts from the last 40 years will be showcased for their service to LU and Southeast Texas arts.

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