BRIEFS — New magazine is out, NAACP to meet soon

Published 12:16 am Saturday, February 5, 2022

State Rep. Joe Deshotel surprised many in Southeast Texas when he announced he was stepping down from elected office to spend more time with his growing family.

The veteran Austin lawmaker and former Beaumont councilman sat down with Greater Port Arthur The Magazine to share some of his favorite memories of public service and chief concerns for the future of state government.

Deshotel’s story is one of many spotlighted in 2022’s Volume 1 of Greater Port Arthur The Magazine, which is available now.

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Those interested in picking up a complimentary copy can stop by The Port Arthur News at 2349 Memorial Blvd.

If you are interested in beginning a six-issue mailed subscription, call the office at 409-721-2400.

Volume 1 includes numerous stories celebrating family links, triumph from adversity and those actively making a difference in our community.

These are important stories and would not be possible without the support of advertisers and sponsors included in the magazine. Please consider their goods and services in the future.

Port Arthur NAACP meeting set

The Port Arthur Branch of the NAACP will hold its monthly meeting at 6:30 p.m. Monday at the Westside Development Center, 601 W Rev Dr. Ransom Howard St., Port Arthur.