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Man shot in hand, leg during daylight shakedown near Port Neches grocery store

PORT NECHES — A man sustained non-life threatening injuries after he was shot during an attempted robbery in ... Read more | Add your comment

Truck abandoned after thieves get away with cash from Gulf Credit Union ATM

Thieves used a stolen truck and tow-chain to try and steal an ATM at Gulf Credit Union in ... Read more | Add your comment

UPDATE: Fleeing man ditches guns in chase from Port Neches to Port Arthur

PORT NECHES — A police pursuit that started in Port Neches ended in Port Arthur and led to ... Read more | Add your comment

WATCH: Chainsaw theft that took place before gun pointing at Tractor Supply

Port Arthur Police have released store surveillance camera footage from Tractor Supply at 1615 FM 365, showing a ... Read more | Add your comment

Local

Nederland business redevelopment goal of $300K EDC motel property purchase

NEDERLAND — The Nederland Economic Development Corporation is making a $300,000 plus investment in business and job creation along Nederland Avenue. The move was made ... Read more | Add your comment

by Stephen Hemelt.

Local

Capital improvement high on PA City Council candidates’ lists for Districts 3, 4

District 3 will either see the incumbent retain his seat on the Port Arthur City Council, a former councilman make his return or a former ... Read more | Add your comment

by I.C. Murrell.

Beaumont

Convicted meth dealing contributor apprehended after Jefferson County escape

The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office has been working with the Federal Bureau of Prisons to deter crime and escapes at the Federal Complex in Jefferson ... Read more

by PA News, Friday, September 25, 2020 6:03 pm

Local

INDICTMENT: Ex-store employee robs Port Arthur Mini Mart at gunpoint

A Port Arthur woman that police believe robbed a convenience store while wearing a medical mask and latex gloves has been indicted by a Jefferson ... Read more

by PA News, Friday, September 25, 2020 12:18 am

High School Sports

Doing more with less: Bulldogs focus on getting better after canceling season opener, practices

The Nederland football team is trying to stay focused after numerous positive coronavirus tests on the team forced the Bulldogs to cancel Friday’s season opener ... Read more

by Chris Moore, Friday, September 25, 2020 12:17 am

Columns

I.C. MURRELL — Damon West taking positive message behind federal bars

We’re all given a message to spread. Whether we get down on our knees and ask God to lay one on our hearts, or a ... Read more

by I.C. Murrell, Friday, September 25, 2020 12:16 am

Groves

Groves Police Department arrests, responses: Sept. 16 – 22

Groves Police Department officers made the following arrests and responded to the following calls from Sept. 16 to Sept. 22: Sept. 16 Damario Flucas, 23, ... Read more

by PA News, Friday, September 25, 2020 12:15 am

High School Sports

Hoping against hope: Titans aware of 2020 season’s fragility

Prior to the announcement that the Nederland Bulldogs would cancel their season opener against Huntsville, Memorial head coach Brian Morgan was aware that any team’s ... Read more

by Chris Moore, Friday, September 25, 2020 12:14 am

Columns

THE MOVIE GUY — Girl power drives two teenage adventures

Enola Holmes Netflix 3 ½ Stars   The Secret Society of Second Born Royals Disney+ 2 ½ Stars   Other than the rise of streaming ... Read more

by Sean McBride, Friday, September 25, 2020 12:04 am

Outdoors

Live United 5K race benefits the United Way

For the 11th time, BASF TOTAL Petrochemicals sponsored the Live United 5K race benefitting the United Way of Mid & South Jefferson County. This year’s ... Read more

by PA News, Friday, September 25, 2020 12:04 am

Columns

DR. BRIENNE LOY — Improving the health of our seniors takes a team effort

I am a family physician who cares for older adults in the Houston area. During office visits, I’ll take my patient’s blood pressure, heart rate, ... Read more

by PA News, Friday, September 25, 2020 12:03 am

Columns

JOHN CORNYN — Solutions, not mandates, needed to reduce emissions

With fewer cars on the road and planes in the sky, demand for Texas’ greatest natural resource has hit an all-time low. Since the start ... Read more

by PA News, Friday, September 25, 2020 12:01 am

Local

UPDATE: Police respond Friday morning after several GCU ATMs damaged

Thieves used a stolen truck and tow-chain to try and steal an ATM at Gulf Credit Union in Port Arthur but fled, leaving the truck ... Read more

by PA News, Friday, September 25, 2020 12:01 am

Local

City of Port Arthur announces Dryden Place water main break, outlines outages

A water main break has occurred in the 200th block of Dryden Place. Residents from 9th Avenue to 6th Avenue, between Procter Street and 4th ... Read more

by PA News, Thursday, September 24, 2020 4:37 pm

Local

Nederland ISD announces Langham Elementary as National Blue Ribbon School

NEDERLAND — The Nederland Independent School District announced Thursday afternoon that Langham Elementary has been named a 2020 National Blue Ribbon School, joining 12 other ... Read more

by PA News, Thursday, September 24, 2020 4:05 pm

Local

Port Arthur water main break reported, outage could last 8 hours

A water main break has occurred in the 5200 Block of Lakeshore Drive. Utility Operations crews are working to repair the leak as soon as ... Read more

by PA News, Thursday, September 24, 2020 10:00 am

Local

Here’s how to avoid scam targeting Southeast Texans who owe or previously owed back taxes

A new Southeast Texas scam has taken to the mail with an “official looking” letter arriving in a perforated envelope, according to the Jefferson County ... Read more

by PA News, Thursday, September 24, 2020 9:56 am

Local

Port Arthur store clerk faces down gun after following suspected merchandise thief

A gun was pointed at a Port Arthur store clerk Wednesday evening following a strong-arm robbery, leaving the police searching for two men believed involved ... Read more

by PA News, Thursday, September 24, 2020 6:12 am

Local

Port Arthur City Council candidates for Districts 1, 2 share ideas for improvements

Editor’s note: For conciseness, this article only highlights some of the talking points by each candidate. Streets, infrastructures and economic development dominated the topics during ... Read more

by I.C. Murrell, Thursday, September 24, 2020 12:20 am

Groves

Local police departments talk increase in vehicle burglaries, gun thefts

While not everyone who experiences an auto burglary makes a report to police, the crime is on the rise locally and some of the possible ... Read more

by Mary Meaux, Thursday, September 24, 2020 12:19 am

Local

Why the increased military presence in Port Arthur? Fort Polk has some answers.

Large tents, military equipment and personnel are in town spread across different areas from the Bob Bowers Civic Center to downtown Port Arthur. Kim Reischling, ... Read more

by Mary Meaux, Thursday, September 24, 2020 12:18 am

Local

Acadian Ambulance appoints Justin Back president

Acadian Companies Chairman & CEO Richard Zuschlag has announced that Justin Back will be appointed president of Acadian Ambulance Service, effective Nov. 1. He replaces ... Read more

by PA News, Thursday, September 24, 2020 12:17 am

Columns

MARY MEAUX — COVID-19 doesn’t stop these groups from helping others

Sometimes the will to help others is a driving force making the difficult become doable. Take for instance the Knights of Peter Claver Ladies Auxiliary, ... Read more

by Mary Meaux, Thursday, September 24, 2020 12:16 am

Local

PHOTO FEATURE: Rose Hill under repair

Rose Hill Manor at Woodworth Boulevard, near the Port Arthur Seawall, continues to undergo repairs after sustaining damage from Hurricane Laura on Aug. 27. (Photos ... Read more

by I.C. Murrell, Thursday, September 24, 2020 12:15 am

Local

Groundbreaking held on Griffing Park Community Garden

The new Griffing Park Community Garden is becoming a reality. A virtual groundbreaking ceremony was held Wednesday with the Spindletop Center in association with the ... Read more

by PA News, Thursday, September 24, 2020 12:14 am

Local

Giveaways set for Bed Bath & Beyond blood drive

LifeShare Blood Centers and Bed Bath & Beyond are teaming up for a Friday blood drive at Central Mall in Port Arthur. The event is ... Read more

by PA News, Thursday, September 24, 2020 12:13 am

Local

2020 Census hosts PA’s “get out the count” caravan

The 2020 Census is hosting a “Get Out the Count” census caravan in Port Arthur on Friday from 5 to 7 p.m. The caravan begins ... Read more

by PA News, Thursday, September 24, 2020 12:12 am