Port Arthur

In honor of National Immunization Awareness Month, the City of Port Arthur Health Department will host a special immunization clinic Thursday, Aug. 22, from 8 a.m. until 8 p.m. at 449 Austin Ave., Port Arthur.

Children enrolled in Medicaid and children with no health insurance coverage will be accepted. No appointment necessary.

For more information, visit http://www.portarthur.net.

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From left to right, Telly Roshard Joyce, Jr and Keenan Novon Anderson

An arrest has been made in the shooting death of Marcus “Big Country” Senegal, who was killed 

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Police have arrested 20-year-old Keenan Novon Anderson of Port Arthur on a murder charge for the shooting death of Marcus “Big Country” Senegal, who was killed March 30 near the Old School Shack Lounge in Port Arthur. After searching for Anderson since March for a parole violation, police issued a murder warrant for Anderson, which was the result of a sealed indictment handed down by a grand jury on June 20.

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An arrest warrant has been issued in relation to the shooting death of Marcus “Big Country” Senegal, who was killed March 30 near the Old School Shack Lounge in Port Arthur. According to Sgt. Scott Gaspard of the Port Arthur Police Department (PAPD), there is an active murder warrant for the suspect, 20-year-old Keenan Novon Anderson of Port Arthur.

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A young Port Arthur resident was killed early July 7 when his vehicle left the road and struck a utility pole in the 4800 block of Dryden Road in Port Arthur.

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Two suspects were captured as the result of an aggravated assault and kidnapping that took place in Port Arthur in the early hours of Tuesday morning, July 2.

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Police in Port Arthur responded to a major accident Monday, July 1, after a driver failed to stop at a stop sign and crashed into DeQueesn Elementary School.

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Elroy Chester

Elroy Chester, who terrorized Port Arthur during a crime spree that included multiple rapes, burglaries shootings and at least five murders, was executed at the state prison in Huntsville on Wednesday, June 12.

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Two men were killed as the result of a shooting in Port Arthur early Thursday, June 6. According to a news release from the Port Arthur Police Department, police were dispatched to the 2800 block of 59th Street at approximately 1:05 a.m. in response to a report of a suspicious vehicle.The caller told police that someone appeared to be slumped over in the passenger’s seat while the driver’s seat was unoccupied.

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Although the turnout for Port Arthur elections wasn’t as large as 2010, which saw 4,241 total votes cast for mayor, the result was the same with the incumbent Deloris “Bobbie” Prince retaining her seat as mayor for a third straight three-year term. According to City of Port Arthur election result data, only 3,244 votes were cast for mayor in 2013 with 1,756 (54.13 percent) for Prince.

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