Port Arthur

A 57-year-old Rialto, California woman living in Port Arthur has been sentenced to federal prison for drug trafficking violations in the Eastern District of Texas, announced U.S. Attorney John Malcolm Bales on Feb. 5.

According to a news release from the Department of Justice, Angie Dang pleaded guilty on Oct. 2, 2014 to possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine and was sentenced to 24 months in federal prison today by U.S. District Judge Thad Heartfield.

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Years ago, when hearing “Mardi Gras,” you’d instantly think New Orleans, or maybe even the Galveston celebration. Not anymore.

Mardi Gras Southeast Texas is bigger and better than ever for the 23rd consecutive year, and the party for all ages will be held in downtown Port Arthur beginning Thursday, Feb. 12 through Sunday, Feb. 15.

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 Mayor Deloris “Bobbie” Prince (inset) held held a special meeting Jan. 13.

The Port Arthur City Council and Mayor Deloris “Bobbie” Prince held a special meeting on Tuesday, Jan.

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Shauwn Williams

A former employee of the City of Port Arthur has been indicted on two counts of felony theft by a public servant, Jefferson County Criminal District Attorney Cory Crenshaw announced on Dec. 16.

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A Port Arthur man is dead following a fatal accident between a motorcycle and an SUV that occurred Dec. 12 in the 3700 block of Memorial Boulevard in Port Arthur.

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Theodore Paul Victor Jr.

A former Port Arthur Independent School District board member was sentenced to prison Monday, Nov. 24, convicted of income tax violations, according to U.S. Attorney’s Office public information officer Davilyn Walston.

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A fatal accident necessitating the Jaws of Life claimed the life of a 59-year-old Port Arthur resident on Nov. 10, police in Port Arthur report.

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Keleshia Smith

Port Arthur police arrested a 22-year-old Port Arthur resident after receiving a report of "shots fired" in the 200 block of Gulfway Drive on Nov. 2.

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More than 60 officers from the Beaumont Police Department, the Port Arthur Police Department, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and other law enforcement agencies were dispatched Wednesday, Oct. 29, to serve search and arrest warrants at five local gaming rooms and the home of the head of those establishments, who is alleged to have committed felony acts in connection to ongoing criminal enterprises.

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In the early morning hours of Sept. 1, 2012, as lounge owner Hieu Huynh and his wife Loan Tran exited their karaoke bar Nikki’s Lounge on Gulfway Drive in Port Arthur, a tragic turn of events transpired that would ultimately end Huynh’s life at 62 years old.

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