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Miss Port Neches winners celebrate their crowns

PORT NECHES — Channing Hebert, daughter of Heath and Aspen Hebert, was crowned Miss Port Neches 2020. She ... Read more | Add your comment

STEPHEN HEMELT — Hard choice must be made about COVID-19’s most challenging dilemma

There are two competing concerns that drive most people’s problem, including my own, when it comes to navigating ... Read more | Add your comment

New COVID-19 case closes Jefferson County’s Mid County tax office

BEAUMONT — Jefferson County’s Mid County Tax Office is going to be closed next week. Assessor-Collector of Taxes ... Read more | Add your comment

Look inside Mid, South County coronavirus jump Friday includes 2 children with disease

Confirmed cases of COVID-19 jumped nearly 8 percent Friday for Port Arthur, Port Neches, Groves and Nederland, according ... Read more | Add your comment


Port Neches-Groves working out school year details; promise in-person instruction

PORT NECHES — Port Neches-Groves Independent School District is the last public school district in the Mid- and South County region to release plans for ... Read more | Add your comment

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Dr. MARK PORTERIE — New options, requirements highlight 2020-21 PAISD school year

The Port Arthur Independent School District is gearing up for the first day students are to return to the classroom for face-to-face instruction or synchronous ... Read more | Add your comment

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Hurricane Center monitoring pressure area off Louisiana coast

The National Hurricane Center is monitoring a small low pressure area off the southeast Louisiana coast. According to the National Weather Service, while it only ... Read more

by PA News, Sunday, July 5, 2020 1:46 pm


Westernaires director Laura Kendrick steps down after 11 years

NEDERLAND — Laura Kendrick’s heart bleeds black and gold. She’s a Westernaire and a Bulldog through and through. “What I’ve loved about the last 11 ... Read more

by Cassandra Jenkins, Saturday, July 4, 2020 12:05 am


Gov. Greg Abbott’s statewide mask mandate exempts voting sites & churches

Gov. Greg Abbott’s new statewide mask mandate comes with several exemptions, including people voting in the primary runoff elections in less than two weeks. The exemption marks ... Read more

by PA News, Friday, July 3, 2020 1:13 pm


FAITH & FAMILY — First Baptist Nederland giving out free fans for 4th of July

NEDERLAND — First Baptist Church in Nederland usually celebrates the Fourth of July with a large celebration and community picnic. This year, due to COVID-19, ... Read more

by Cassandra Jenkins, Friday, July 3, 2020 12:25 am


Car theft scam grows in Port Arthur. Where is your catalytic converter?

Port Arthur Police Department officers are asking for the public’s help in locating a truck believed to be taking part in a brazen auto theft ... Read more

by Mary Meaux, Friday, July 3, 2020 12:24 am


Police: Gun put to victim’s head; Port Arthur man, woman indicted

The duo who police believe shot a man in the leg and put a gun to a woman’s head during a Port Arthur robbery were ... Read more

by Mary Meaux, Friday, July 3, 2020 12:23 am


League play still rolling, for now, at Max Bowl

Bowlers were just waiting for the pins to be reset. League bowling events at Max Bowl in Port Arthur took a break from March 19 ... Read more

by Brad Robichaux, Friday, July 3, 2020 12:11 am


PHOTOS — Working, playing at the YMCA

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by Mary Meaux, Friday, July 3, 2020 12:10 am


PHOTO FEATURE — Port Arthur woman celebrates 103 years young

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by PA News, Friday, July 3, 2020 12:08 am


OUT IN THE YARD — Accent your home with 2020’s Texas Superstar plants

A Texas Superstar is a plant that has been approved by Texas A&M AgriLife research as a superior growing plant in Texas. These plants have ... Read more

by PA News, Friday, July 3, 2020 12:05 am


Texas announces extension of emergency SNAP benefits; see how to apply

AUSTIN — Governor Greg Abbott announced the Texas Health and Human Services Commission is providing approximately $182 million in emergency Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) ... Read more

by PA News, Friday, July 3, 2020 12:04 am


JODY HOLTON — The heat is on, so take precautions this summer

No two ways about it, summer is here and it is hot. Forget “It’s not the heat, it’s the humidity.” It is the heat and ... Read more

by Jody Holton, Friday, July 3, 2020 12:03 am


COVID-19 testing planned Saturday in Nederland; city reports 42 active cases

NEDERLAND — The Texas Military Mobile Test Team will again be in Nederland to conduct a COVID-19 collection/test site. Testing is from 8 a.m. to ... Read more

by PA News, Friday, July 3, 2020 12:02 am


Kathie’s Korner — Independence Day is perfect time for celebration of God, country

As you all know, “Independence Day” (The 4th of July) is a federal holiday in the United States commemorating the Declaration of Independence of the United ... Read more

by PA News, Friday, July 3, 2020 12:02 am


Solid Rock Baptist Church hosting Vacation Bible School

Solid Rock Baptist Church, 1337 E. Fifth St., will host “2020 Vacation Bible School” throughout the month of July from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. ... Read more

by PA News, Friday, July 3, 2020 12:01 am


Port Arthur reports 7th coronavirus-related death; woman between 85 & 90

A seventh Port Arthur resident has died as a result of COVID-19, health officials announced Friday afternoon. “It is with great sadness” that the Port ... Read more

by PA News, Friday, July 3, 2020 12:01 am


More than 20 new COVID-19 cases for Mid, South County. See where.

Nearly two dozen new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed Thursday (June 2) in Port Arthur and Mid-County. The City of Port Arthur Health Department received ... Read more

by PA News, Thursday, July 2, 2020 6:07 pm


UPDATE: Nederland man arrested in DEA effort targeting local meth dealers

NEDERLAND — The hunt for meth dealers in Port Arthur swelled with the help of neighboring police agencies and federal agents, leading to an arrest ... Read more

by Mary Meaux, Thursday, July 2, 2020 3:40 pm


VIDEO: Statewide face-covering requirement established; proclamation limits gatherings

AUSTIN — Governor Greg Abbott issued an Executive Order requiring all Texans to wear a face covering over the nose and mouth in public spaces ... Read more

by PA News, Thursday, July 2, 2020 3:29 pm


School officials explain why PNG’s prom had to be canceled

PORT NECHES — Port Neches-Groves ISD attempted to give Class of 2020 seniors one last high school memory. A Roaring 20’s themed prom night was ... Read more

by Cassandra Jenkins, Thursday, July 2, 2020 12:12 pm


Lamar State-Port Arthur pushes back opening 3 weeks

Lamar State College Port Arthur is pausing Phase II of its reopening plan due to the significant rise in COVID-19 cases over the past week ... Read more

by PA News, Thursday, July 2, 2020 12:00 pm


UPDATE: Police ID local man shot and killed in Port Arthur

Port Arthur Police have identified Eric Marrs, 38, as the victim of Sunday’s fatal shooting. Marrs, a Port Arthur resident, sustained a gunshot wound to ... Read more

by Mary Meaux, Thursday, July 2, 2020 11:49 am


Port Arthur evangelist writes police, prison reform bills

A police reform bill written by a Port Arthur evangelist seeks to establish federal and state law for holding peace officers responsible if a suspect ... Read more

by I.C. Murrell, Thursday, July 2, 2020 12:25 am


2nd indictment handed down in 2019 Port Arthur robbery, murder on 18th St.

Rakeem Jamal Roache, who police believe was responsible for a robbery turned deadly last year, was indicted this week by a Jefferson County grand jury. ... Read more

by PA News, Thursday, July 2, 2020 12:24 am


Trash dumped near American Legion Post causes problems for members

The folks over at the Rudolph Lambert American Legion Post No. 7 were pretty mad when they pulled up earlier this week and noted someone ... Read more

by Mary Meaux, Thursday, July 2, 2020 12:23 am