Tieranny DeCuir to run for Port Arthur City Council at-large Position 8

Published 12:08 am Saturday, January 11, 2020

Business owner Tieranny DeCuir said she plans to run for at-large Position 8 on the Port Arthur City Council.

“Overall, I want to help to build the quality of life in Port Arthur,” DeCuir said. “I feel it’s time for the younger generation to step up and take a role in our government.”

DeCuir owns a business along with Lechanda Wiltz called Too Much Hair Collection and Girl Code Shoetique on Gulfway Drive. Once online stores, Too Much Hair Collection and Girl Code Shoetique combined as a storefront and has been open since October.

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DeCuir also works part-time as a substitute teacher at Memorial High School, from which she graduated in 2010.

“I have a fresh face and new ideas,” DeCuir said. “I just want to better the city for present and future residents.”

She added the dynamics of the city council should change and “look like the entire representation of the city.”

“The city council’s issues should be transparent, and the overall goal should be to make the city an attractive place, an overall better place,” she said.

DeCuir earned a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from Lamar University and master’s degree in public administration from Texas Southern University.

Filing to run for city office begins Wednesday and runs through Feb. 14. Once DeCuir files, she would face Port Arthur Independent School District board member Rev. Donald Ray Frank for the seat currently occupied by Kaprina Frank, who is term-limited.

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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