Group seeks to inform homeowners approached by Valero for buy-out

Organizers say the meeting is to inform residents about how to negotiate the sale of their home to the refinery.

PORT ARTHUR, Texas — A Port Arthur environmental advocacy group is holding a town hall meeting Thursday evening to educate west Port Arthur residents who may be approached to sell their homes to a refinery in the neighborhood.

Several residents near the southeast corner of the Valero Port Arthur Refinery on the west side of the city have been approached or received letters from Valero expressing interest in buying their property according to John Beard, Jr. of the Port Arthur Community Action Network.

Beard’s group will be holding a town hall meeting at 6 p.m. Thursday evening about the “buy-out” offers in the neighborhood at the Westside Center at 601 W. Ransom Howard Street.

The meeting is to inform residents about how to negotiate the sale of their home to

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