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Lamar State College plans to build on-campus dorms
Local students looking to have a full college experience by living on campus now have a new option -- Lamar State College in Port Arthur.
The college has not had an on-campus dorm since the last one was torn down about 50 years ago.
Port Arthur's Economic Development Corporation agreed to help fund the dorm.
It hopes having students live on campus will bring businesses into downtown Port Arthur.
Lamar State College's president hopes the dorm will attract students from across the state and across the world. He says the school is beginning to see more interest from students outside of Southeast Texas and Southwest Louisiana..
The Texas State University system needs to approve the final project before building begins.