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Tonight, Port Arthur’s latest Olympian will try for the gold medal in the women’s high jump final in Rio de Janeiro. Two watch parties have been set up for McPherson: The first will be at Big Boi’s Crawfish Hole inside Central Mall and begin at 5:30 p.m. The other is at Buffalo Wild Wings, 8845 Memorial Blvd. Suite 200, starting at 6. The high jump finals begin at 6:30 and will air live on KJAC-12.2 (NBC) starting at 7 (live streaming at NBCOlympics.com).

About I.C. Murrell

I.C. Murrell was promoted to editor of The News, effective Oct. 14, 2019. He previously served as sports editor since August 2015 and has won or shared eight first-place awards from state newspaper associations and corporations. He was born in Memphis, Tennessee, grew up mostly in Pine Bluff, Arkansas, and graduated from the University of Arkansas at Monticello.

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