PA council calls special meeting for Tuesday

Published 5:21 pm Friday, March 20, 2020

The possibility of postponing Port Arthur city and school district elections will be discussed in a special meeting of the city council at 11 a.m. Tuesday.

The elections are presently scheduled for May 2 but could be pushed back as a response to the coronavirus epidemic.

The council on Tuesday announced the cancellation of Sabine Pass Independent School District and Sabine Pass Port Authority elections because none of the candidates had an opponent.

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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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