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Police: Nederland woman killed in hit & run; vehicle fled scene

ORANGE — A Nederland woman was killed, and police are looking for the vehicle that struck her following ... Read more | Add your comment

STEPHEN HEMELT — Know a military serviceperson from Nederland? Honor them on Boston Avenue

The plan is to honor as many as 50 United States military men and women with ties to ... Read more | Add your comment

Nervous passenger tips cops off to illegal shrooms

A vehicle parked behind a closed gentleman’s club in late August coupled with a nervous passenger and a ... Read more | Add your comment

Linebacker Jaice Beck, other Bulldogs earn All-State honors

The Nederland Bulldogs keep adding accolades to their impressive season. This week, the Texas Sports Writers Association named ... Read more | Add your comment

Education

“We know we cannot teach the same way we taught pre-COVID” – PAISD audit to address educational gaps

A gap in learning in Port Arthur Independent School District due to the pandemic is leading officials to take another look at educational needs. This ... Read more | Add your comment

by Mary Meaux.

Beaumont

9 busted in JSCO sting of human trafficking, prostitution & victimization of underage girls

On Thursday and Friday, deputies with the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office conducted a joint human trafficking operation aimed at identifying and assisting victims of human ... Read more | Add your comment

by PA News.

Local

Police: Woman with kids in car rams vehicle into other woman’s, man’s cars

A Beaumont woman was indicted for using her vehicle to purposely strike another woman’s vehicle and a man’s vehicle while her own two small children ... Read more

by PA News, Saturday, February 27, 2021 12:30 am

Local

BLACK HISTORY PROFILE — Edreauanna Fowler powers through adversities with tools taught by mother, Gladdie

Walking into Port Arthur Public Library earlier this week, Edreauanna Fowler, a fifth grade teacher at Lakeview Elementary School, greeted an employee at the front desk ... Read more

by Mary Meaux, Saturday, February 27, 2021 12:25 am

Local

Local man indicted for Port Neches firearm theft, linked to auto burglaries 3 days before his 19th birthday

A Port Neches man was indicted for theft of a firearm stemming from a December auto burglary in a neighborhood a mile from his home. ... Read more

by PA News, Saturday, February 27, 2021 12:24 am

Local

Cheniere Energy infuses Port Arthur’s Triangle Community Outreach with $25K

Cheniere Energy has donated $25,000 to Triangle Community Outreach to replenish its food pantry and assist in response to food shortages in Southeast Texas. Last ... Read more

by PA News, Saturday, February 27, 2021 12:23 am

Beaumont

Tailgates stolen from locals, visiting workers across region. Task force targets 1 indictment, 6 suspects

An area man was indicted by a Jefferson County grand jury this week in connection with a series of tailgate thefts. Jeremiah Fobbs, now 20, ... Read more

by PA News, Saturday, February 27, 2021 12:22 am

Local

Port Neches Police Department arrests, responses: Feb. 15-21:

Port Neches Police arrested the following individual from Feb. 15 to Feb. 21: Jason Anderson, 19, traffic offense and possession of drug paraphernalia Port Neches ... Read more

by PA News, Saturday, February 27, 2021 12:11 am

Local

PHOTO FEATURE — Port Arthur Newsmedia sports editor joins Lamar podcast

Port Arthur Newsmedia sports editor Chris Moore, right, joins Lamar University Press editor Olivia Malick for the What’s UP podcast this week. The episode is ... Read more

by PA News, Saturday, February 27, 2021 12:10 am

High School Sports

Sophomore Vivien Thames wants to go yard this season. She already does just about everything else.

PORT NECHES — Entering her sophomore season, Port Neches-Groves shortstop Vivien Thames is trying to lead by example. The underclassman knows her roll on the ... Read more

by Chris Moore, Saturday, February 27, 2021 12:10 am

Columns

BOBBY LOPEZ — Bob Hope School CEO stresses to parents they are child’s 1st teacher

What is meant by the statement that we are all provided a free education? In Texas, it means that any student between the ages of ... Read more

by PA News, Saturday, February 27, 2021 12:03 am

Columns

HARRY ABRAMS — Jesus’ crucifixion story should never be lost

The soldiers of the governor took Jesus into the common hall, also known as the governor’s house and gathered the whole band of soldiers. They ... Read more

by PA News, Saturday, February 27, 2021 12:02 am

Columns

JODY HOLTON — Fitness For Two During Pregnancy

Establishing and maintaining a healthy lifestyle during pregnancy is vital, both for the mom and her growing baby. Of course, before beginning or continuing any ... Read more

by Jody Holton, Saturday, February 27, 2021 12:01 am

Local

Day-use & overnight reservations available at Sea Rim State Park

With Spring Break around the corner, Texans will be looking to explore and get outside. Texas State Parks are already seeing day passes and campsites filling up ... Read more

by PA News, Friday, February 26, 2021 2:47 pm

Local

Sempra Energy announces $1 million in funding to bolster Texas community efforts

Sempra Energy announced Friday that the Sempra Energy Foundation is pledging $1 million to assist communities in Texas recovering from the unprecedented winter storm that ... Read more

by PA News, Friday, February 26, 2021 12:59 pm

Local

Deadly week continues with 5 more local COVID deaths reported Friday morning

The City of Port Arthur Health Department reported five COVID-19 related deaths for Port Arthur and Groves residents on Friday morning. The individuals from Port ... Read more

by PA News, Friday, February 26, 2021 10:22 am

Local

BLACK HISTORY PROFILE — Dwight Scypion coaching to save kids from the streets

Dwight Scypion is a competitor. As an athlete and coach for decades in Port Arthur, he hated losing more than he loved winning. “I always ... Read more

by Chris Moore, Friday, February 26, 2021 12:20 am

Local

PA News, Lamar University hosting virtual Port Arthur parks/election town hall March 10

Following a postponement due to the winter freeze, the Port Arthur News’ joint project with Lamar University on a virtual town hall concerning Port Arthur’s ... Read more

by PA News, Friday, February 26, 2021 12:19 am

Local

What are you wearing? Distinctive clothes link man to armed robbery spree, stolen PA vehicle

A pair of navy blue sweatpants, among other identifiers, helped lead law enforcement to a suspect in a series of aggravated robberies that occurred last ... Read more

by PA News, Friday, February 26, 2021 12:18 am

High School Sports

Alyssa Collazo does it all for Nederland softball. Will coach let her pitch?

NEDERLAND — Moments into Nederland senior Alyssa Collazo’s freshman tryout, head coach Will Mallette said he knew the shortstop would be special. “I’ve had a ... Read more

by Chris Moore, Friday, February 26, 2021 12:10 am

Columns

KATHIE’S KORNER — There is plenty to look forward to

We all need something or someone to look forward to at this time in our lives and world with everyday work and pressure, and devastating, surprising storms ... Read more

by PA News, Friday, February 26, 2021 12:02 am

Columns

THE MOVIE GUY — Andra Day is superb in unfocused “Billie Holiday”

“The United States vs. Billie Holiday” features a superb acting ensemble, an award-winning director, an outstanding production design team and a fascinating, real-life story. So ... Read more

by Sean McBride, Friday, February 26, 2021 12:01 am

Local

Freeze-impacted Nederland utility bills hit mailboxes; city council considering adjustments

NEDERLAND — City of Nederland utility customers are beginning to receive utility bills that include the week of Feb. 14, which includes the period of ... Read more

by PA News, Thursday, February 25, 2021 5:04 pm

Local

5 sentenced to jail time for roles in Port Arthur drug trafficking organization

Five people were sentenced to a combined 34 years in prison for what police said were their roles terrorizing Port Arthur residents as members of ... Read more

by PA News, Thursday, February 25, 2021 4:30 pm

Local

Gov. Greg Abbott weighing end to mask order, other statewide coronavirus rules, says announcement coming “pretty soon”

Gov. Greg Abbott said Thursday that Texas is looking at when it will be able to lift all statewide orders related to the coronavirus pandemic and that ... Read more

by PA News, Thursday, February 25, 2021 3:00 pm

Local

Weather Service shares weekend predictions for fog, rain & cold

Sea fog will be a problem for the coastal waters and parts of Southeast Texas and Southwest Louisiana through the weekend, according to the National ... Read more

by PA News, Thursday, February 25, 2021 2:45 pm

Local

Online portal, phone bank set up to assist Texans declaring disaster damage information

Governor Greg Abbott announced Thursday that the Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM), with the assistance of the Texas Military Department, launched a call center ... Read more

by PA News, Thursday, February 25, 2021 9:10 am