The Port Arthur News has an average circulation of 20,000. The Port Arthur News was born in 1897 in a baggage car on one of the earliest excursion trains brought by Port Arthur founder Arthur E. Stilwell to his 'Magic City by the Lake.' The Port Arthur News has not missed an issue since its debut, even through two major storms early in the paper's history.. Cox Enterprises, a national newspaper group, bought the paper in 1976. Ten years later, the paper changed from an afternoon format and now is delivered each morning. The newspaper is located in Port Arthur, Texas.