By Brooke Crum
The News staff writer
A pitched, white tent in the vacant lot at 601 Rev. Dr. Ransom Howard St. stood Monday where the Westside Community Health Clinic will stand next year.
Lisa P. Jackson, administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, and her colleagues at the EPA joined members of the Port Arthur City Council, the Valero Port Arthur refinery staff, the Port Arthur Economic Development Corporation and many more on that patch of grass Monday morning to break ground for the clinic.
The Westside Health Clinic, which has been in the works for about a year, is a realization of the EPA’s Environmental Justice Showcase Community project in Port Arthur. The EPA selected certain communities in 10 separate regions across the country to address the environmental problems facing those communities and their residents. Port Arthur sits in Region 6.
For the full story, check out Tuesday's edition of the Port Arthur News.