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Posted on: February 7, 2019

[ARCHIVED] Mayor Wants Citizens Back Home

Mayor Derrick Freeman encourages all Port Arthurans to "come back home"! In a candid article in the Houston Chronicle, the Mayor discusses the desire to bring citizens home to Port Arthur-- a familial call--where there is a sense of belonging. As he discussed with the Chronicle, a drop in population, with the upcoming 2020 Census, would create "a change that would make the city ineligible for certain federal grants." The Mayor makes this plea and asks that we encourage our families to come back home. Read the complete article from the Houston Chronicle here.

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