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Commissioners replacing nearly $40K in stolen property from Port Arthur facility

Commissioners this week approved the replacement of almost $40,000 of equipment after it was stolen last month from ... Read more | Add your comment

Nederland Mother of the Year Jenny Holyfield celebrated by community

Last year, Jenny Holyfield was surprised when members of the Nederland Chamber of Commerce showed up at her ... Read more | Add your comment

Sabine Pass siblings Travis & Hazel Mistry excelling on tennis court

SABINE PASS — The Sabine Pass Tennis program is still in the midst of the most successful season ... Read more | Add your comment

Groves Police Department arrests and responses: April 28-May4

Groves Police Department officers responded to the following calls from April 28 to May 4: April 28 Terencio ... Read more | Add your comment


“It thrilled me to tears” – Mae Terro’s honor links family memories, sacrifices

PORT NECHES — Mae Terro wasn’t much in the mood to go to RiverFest on Sunday. The past year has been emotional as she dealt ... Read more | Add your comment

by Mary Meaux.


Site of former St. Mary Hospital returned to City of Port Arthur

After 89 years serving the residents of Mid and South County, the 15 acres of land that once housed St. Mary Hospital now belongs to ... Read more | Add your comment

by Monique Batson.


Gift of Life celebrates Mother’s Day by encouraging lifesaving breast cancer screenings

Gift of Life is celebrating Mother’s Day by honoring all Southeast Texas women: mothers, grandmothers, aunts, sisters, daughters and friends. This year more than ever, ... Read more

by PA News, Thursday, May 6, 2021 12:20 am


La Porte coach talks highly of PNG baseball ahead of playoff series

During their first tournament of the year, the Port Neches-Groves Indians walked out of La Porte with a 0-5 record. The Indians did not play ... Read more

by Chris Moore, Thursday, May 6, 2021 12:09 am


MARY MEAUX — Passing the torch to the younger generation

I can’t count the number of times I’ve heard someone comment about people being in a political office for way too long and that it’s ... Read more

by Chris Moore, Thursday, May 6, 2021 12:04 am


Nederland woman’s pound of meth leads to 12-year jail sentence

A local woman was sentenced to more than 12 years in jail today following her arrest last year for possessing a pound of methamphetamine in ... Read more

by PA News, Wednesday, May 5, 2021 4:58 pm


Port Arthur, Mid County 1st responders joining large-scale terrorism drill on Thursday

Local law enforcement, fire services, emergency medical services and other government agencies and selected private sector partners will participate in an area wide terrorism drill ... Read more

by PA News, Wednesday, May 5, 2021 3:46 pm

College/Pro Sports

USA basketball invites Memorial grad to training camp

Louisiana Tech forward Kenneth Lofton Jr. has been selected to attend the USA Basketball U19 training camp to compete for a spot on the 2021 U19 FIBA ... Read more

by PA News, Wednesday, May 5, 2021 3:16 pm

High School Sports

Bulldogs face tough playoff task in undefeated Friendswood

NEDERLAND — The Nederland High School baseball team survived to play another series. Earning the fourth seed in District 21-5A, the Bulldogs were able to ... Read more

by Chris Moore, Wednesday, May 5, 2021 12:40 am


PHOTO — Groves to get new doughnut shop

The future home of Icy Donuts, 3855 Main Ave. in Groves, set to open in approximately four weeks, city leaders said. The site was once ... Read more

by Mary Meaux, Wednesday, May 5, 2021 12:39 am


Port Arthur voters approve $3M parks/senior center improvement. Now what?

Port Arthur voters left no doubt Saturday when 77.8 percent said “yes” to a proposition aimed at improving parks and recreation areas. The ballot item ... Read more

by Monique Batson, Wednesday, May 5, 2021 12:32 am


Taylor Getwood’s election victory shows trend of younger generation stepping into light

Taylor Getwood will make history next week when he raises his hand and swears an oath to become the youngest trustee in Port Arthur Independent ... Read more

by Mary Meaux, Wednesday, May 5, 2021 12:30 am


Port Arthur Police: Roadway shooting wasn’t a random act

A shooting that injured two men while driving is likely not related to recent reported roadway shootings. “Through preliminary investigation, the Port Arthur Police Department ... Read more

by Mary Meaux, Wednesday, May 5, 2021 12:28 am


RiverFest brings record crowds to riverfront

PORT NECHES — It was a weekend for the books in Port Neches, as the return of RiverFest brought a much-needed break from pandemic lockdown. ... Read more

by Monique Batson, Wednesday, May 5, 2021 12:26 am


Community Needs survey deadline is Friday

The South East Texas Regional Planning Commission (SETRPC) is conducting a study of community needs and resources across Hardin, Jefferson and Orange counties with a ... Read more

by PA News, Wednesday, May 5, 2021 12:20 am


BOB WEST ON GOLF: Celebrated LU ex Gibson to speak at Zaharias awards

W.L Pate Jr. continues to deliver formidable, highly successful motivational speakers for the annual Babe Didrikson Zaharias High School Golf Awards banquet. Former Lamar University ... Read more

by Bob West, Wednesday, May 5, 2021 12:07 am


CHRIS MOORE: Good luck to all the state-bound athletes

Over the next month, several athletes from the area will compete at the state competition for their respective sports. This week, Memorial seniors Maleek Jones ... Read more

by Chris Moore, Wednesday, May 5, 2021 12:03 am


Port Arthur hub now offering Pfizer vaccine; See the details

The City of Port Arthur Health Department has received limited doses of the Pfizer vaccine. This vaccine is currently licensed for 16 and over and ... Read more

by PA News, Tuesday, May 4, 2021 4:19 pm


CHRISTUS details who, what is moving to new Orthopedic Specialty Center in Mid County

The new CHRISTUS Southeast Texas Orthopedic Specialty Center Mid County, set to open next month, is helping unite Beaumont Bone and Joint Institute and CHRISTUS Family ... Read more

by PA News, Tuesday, May 4, 2021 12:24 pm


National Weather Service updates threat of severe storms for Southeast Texas

The timing of the strong to severe storms has been adjusted today, delaying impact by a few hours, according to the National Weather Service. Warning ... Read more

by PA News, Tuesday, May 4, 2021 9:10 am


BRIGHT FUTURES — Memorial students building better future in construction tech class

On a recent warm, springtime day the roll-up door to the construction technology class at Memorial High School’s Career And Technology Education Building was open ... Read more

by Mary Meaux, Tuesday, May 4, 2021 12:32 am


Port Arthur ISD teachers of the year share school year lessons

Adapting and changing with the needs of their students are common factors among educators, especially those who are named Teachers of the Year. Earlier this ... Read more

by Mary Meaux, Tuesday, May 4, 2021 12:30 am


West Port Arthur business raising money for murals celebrating city’s history

A Port Arthur resident is trying to help beautify the area around her son’s small business and bring attention to local figures. Aries Milo, who ... Read more

by Chris Moore, Tuesday, May 4, 2021 12:28 am


Former PAISD superintendent Johnny Brown pens 2nd book in Emerson Street series

Johnny Brown has never been one to rest. The current adjunct professor at Lamar University and former superintendent of Port Arthur ISD is president of ... Read more

by Monique Batson, Tuesday, May 4, 2021 12:26 am

High School Sports

PNG players, coaches share keys to playoff push

PORT NECHES — The Port Neches-Groves baseball team snagged a share of the District 21-5A division title this past weekend with a sweep over Galena ... Read more

by Chris Moore, Tuesday, May 4, 2021 12:24 am

College/Pro Sports

Kary Vincent Jr., Denver Broncos leadership talk about how Memorial grad fits on new team

Memorial and LSU graduate Kary Vincent Jr. was drafted Saturday by the Denver Broncos. Vincent was the ninth selection in the seventh round. He was ... Read more

by Chris Moore, Tuesday, May 4, 2021 12:22 am


Restaurant Revitalization Fund offers financial lifeline for Port Arthur & Mid County industry in need

Few industries were hit as hard as the restaurant and bar scene by safety-mandated COVID lockdowns. Although a lifting of occupancy restrictions in Texas opens ... Read more

by Stephen Hemelt, Tuesday, May 4, 2021 12:21 am