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  1. PAISD Superintendent speaks on possible name changeaRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday | KBMT

    The school board in Port Arthur will be discussing the possibility of changing the names of two elementary schools named after confederate soldiers. The agenda for the next board meeting of the Port Arthur Independent School District on Thursday, August 24,includes an agenda item for discussion to "consider the possible re-naming of Robert E. Lee and Dick Dowling Elementary Schools."

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  2. Port Arthur board set to discuss possible nameaRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Aug 21 | KBMT

    The school board in Port Arthur will be discussing the possibility of changing the names of two elementary schools named after confederate soldiers. The agenda for the next board meeting of the Port Arthur Independent School District on Thursday, August 24,includes an agenda item for discussion to "consider the possible re-naming of Robert E. Lee and Dick Dowling Elementary Schools."

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  3. Caught on cam: man seen stumbling in Port ArthuraRead the original story

    Friday Aug 18 | KBMT

    Caught on camera and blurred to protect you from some of the indelicate aspects of what happened, a young man stumbles around Twin City Highway in Port Arthur and experts in drug addiction say it appears the man is possibly under the influence of synthetic marijuana. The person who recorded the video tells 12News that he posted the video on Facebook to raise awareness of the consequences of drug abuse.

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  4. Sixteen Southeast Texas men named in federalaRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Aug 15 | KBMT

    16 defendants are in custody while 16 others await arrests. The crimes include bank robbery, firearms violations, drug trafficking violations, money laundering, immigration violations, and conspiracy to commit robberies interfering with interstate commerce.

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  5. Three Beaumont schools could facea Read StoryRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Aug 15 | KBMT

    Three Beaumont schools could be in danger of closing a year from now if they continue to receive low marks from the state. Three Beaumont schools could be in danger of closing under a law passed in 2015 that allows the Texas Education Agency close individual schools or take over an entire district if one or more campuses is rated "Improvement Require", or IR, for five or more consecutive years.

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  6. Ten Beaumont schools, nine othera Read StoryRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Aug 15 | KBMT

    Nineteen Southeast Texas schools did not meet state standards according to a report released today by the Texas Education Association. Ten Beaumont Independent School District campuses were rated as "Improvement Required" according to the 2017 state accountability ratings released by the TEA.

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  7. Jefferson County declares disaster because ofaRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Aug 9 | KBMT

    Southeast Texans who want to know how a failed flood wall will affect their property will have a chance to ask questions Thursday night at a town hall meeting to be held at the Lamar State College-Port Arthur Carl Parker Center gymnasium. Jefferson County Drainage District 7 notified the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers last week that the floodwall near Taylor Bayou had failed.

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  8. Corps of Engineers, Drainage District 7 investigateaRead the original story

    Monday Aug 7 | KBMT

    The Army Corps of Engineers is investigating what caused the a flood-wall failure near Taylor bayou and is working with Jefferson County Drainage District Seven to make repairs. Jefferson County Drainage District No.

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  9. Exclusive: Exxon mulls Beaumont refinery crude unit additionRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Aug 4 | KBMT

    ExxonMobil Corp is considering expanding light crude processing capacity at its Beaumont, Texas, refinery with the addition of a third crude distillation unit, a company spokeswoman said on Thursday. If approved, construction could begin on Unit C in 2019 and be completed in 2022, said Exxon spokeswoman Charlotte Huffaker.

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  10. "I didn't even get to eat mya Read Story Juan RodriguezRead the original story

    Tuesday Aug 1 | KBMT

    A close call for a Jefferson County man, his home burned to ashes after his lawnmower burst into flames in the garage. The fire, which started in the garage and quickly spread, was reported at about 10:40 a.m. Tuesday in the 8400 block of Highway 365 west of Port Acres.

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  11. ESD4 firefighters, Port Arthura Read StoryRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Aug 1 | KBMT

    The fire, which started in the garage and quickly spread, was reported at about 10:40 a.m. Tuesday in the 8400 block of Highway 365 west of Port Acres.

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  12. Crime 22 mins ago 8:58 p.m.One person shot on Sabine Avenue in Port ArthurRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jul 31 | KBMT

    The shooting occurred at approximately 7:30p.m. One person was shot but the extent of the injuries are unknown at this time.

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  13. Port Arthur Police breaks language barriers throughaRead the original story

    Tuesday Jul 25 | KBMT

    Vietnamese, Chinese, Cambodian, and Spanish are some of the many languages spoken across the Port Arthur Police Department [PAPD], and officials want to make sure that their staff reflects this diverse community. "PAPD has stepped up to that challenge in hiring diverse officers," says sergeant Lam Nguyen, who has served in the police department for over 10 years.

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  14. Crime 5 mins ago 3:24 p.m.Port Arthur man claims he killed his brother in self defenseRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 20, 2017 | KBMT

    Police say Isiah Onasso Jacobs, 28, admitted to shooting his brother, Ronnie Wayne Jacobs, 34, on Joe Louis Avenue at about 1:30 a.m. He claims it was self defense because Ronnie Jacobs was trying to attack him. First responders who arrived on the scene of what was reported as an accident Thursday morning quickly found out it was much more than a collision.

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  15. Port Arthur Police discover homicidea Read StoryRead the original story

    Jul 20, 2017 | KBMT

    First responders arriving on the scene of what was reported as an accident Thursday morning quickly found out it was much more than a collision. The call came in around 1:30 a.m. near the Louis Manor Apartments located at 1300 Joe Louis Ave. Arriving officers found a vehicle that was reported stolen the night before.

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  16. Crime 33 mins ago 2:45 p.m.Port Arthur Police have person of interest in King's Pharmacy burglaryRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 17, 2017 | KBMT

    A person who broke into King's Pharmacy on 9th Avenue in Port Arthur last week apparently thought he had a way to get in and out without anyone knowing that he is the one who did it. His plan was like something you would see in a jewelry theft movie.

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  17. Second Port Arthur game room shooting within a weekRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 26, 2017 | KBMT

    A 911 caller reported a robbery at the Lucky Zone game room in the 4500 block of Gulfway around 11:50 p.m. Sunday.

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  18. Second Port Arthur game room shooting within a weekRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 26, 2017 | KBMT

    Drivers along Gulfway Drive in Port Arthur saw a heavy police presence at Port Arthur game room just before midnight. A 911 caller reported a robbery at the Lucky Zone game room in the 4500 block of Gulfway around 11:50 p.m. Sunday.

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  19. Port Arthur man creates new Minority Chamber of CommerceRead the original story

    Jun 23, 2017 | KBMT

    A Port Arthur man has created a new chamber of commerce for minorities which will be open next month to help minority businesses in the community. President and CEO Roosevelt Petry said he wants to reach out to the minority businesses to help them network and grow in the community.

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  20. Crime 10 mins ago 8:10 p.m.Beaumont police rule out driver of white truck, still have no suspectsaRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 9, 2017 | KBMT

    Teel was killed Tuesday morning inside of a car in the parking lot of the Sienna Apartment Homes in Beaumont. Officer Carol Riley with the Beaumont Police Department said investigators located a white pickup truck they had a picture of from a dash camera on the day of the murder.

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