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City alters Port Arthur juvenile curfew rules

The juvenile curfew ordinance in Port Arthur is going to be enforced as written, with one minor edit.

Between the curfew hours of 11 p.m.-6 a.m. Sunday through Thursday and midnight-6 a.m. Friday (overnight) and Saturday, each child under the age of 17 must be within the premises of his or her residence.

The ordinance, which was last updated in 2017, previously listed a minor being on the sidewalk of the residence as one of the 10 defenses against violation, but language related to sidewalks is now stricken.

The Port Arthur City Council voted unanimously to update the ordinance during Thursday’s special meeting.

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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