Provost Umphrey’s James Payne Speaks at the 37th Annual MLK Brunch in Port Arthur
Thursday, January 18, 2018
For the past 37 years, city officials and community leaders have gathered together to honor the memory of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Every year they gather at the Carl Parker Center in Port Arthur to give awards and recognition to those who faithfully serve throughout the community. This year, Provost Umphrey attorney James Payne, was invited to be the keynote speaker for his second time. A Port Arthur native, he was honored to receive the opportunity to speak and said, “I think the community has suffered great repercussions after Hurricane Harvey and the community needs to celebrate, and this is a day we can come together, hold hands and just celebrate the fact that we made it over".