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Leaders, activists honor Martin Luther King Jr. during virtual celebration Monday

Southeast Texas leaders and activists celebrated the late Martin Luther King Jr. by way of Zoom Monday. The ... Read more | Add your comment

Gas price spike may start to level off; see where Texas stands

Gas prices have jumped to yet another multi-month high as crude oil prices rise amidst perceived improvement in ... Read more | Add your comment

Port Arthur Police ask for help locating strangulation suspect

Port Arthur Police Department officers are searching for a man tied to a strangulation accusation. On Friday evening, ... Read more | Add your comment

3 wanted for armed robbery in Bevil Oaks; “Lisa Simpson graphics” could help key arrests

The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying the three subjects. Authorities said ... Read more | Add your comment

Local

County Commissioner, PAISD superintendent & others talk importance of MLK’s message

The words and vision of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. are just as relevant today as they were decades ago, local leaders say. “We, as ... Read more | Add your comment

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PA Health Department looking to provide COVID-19 vaccines to those 65 & older with underlying health conditions

The City of Port Arthur Health Department is scheduled to receive 300 doses of COVID-19 vaccines this week for Phase 1A recipients. Health department officials ... Read more | Add your comment

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Local

ON THE MENU — Golden Croissant strives to be king of king cakes

NEDERLAND — As Mardi Gras nears, Golden Croissant is ready for the surge in king cake orders. The bakery, located at 2904 Highway 365, offers ... Read more

by Chris Moore, Sunday, January 17, 2021 4:16 am

Local

Jefferson County listed as vaccination hub provider for this week

The Jefferson County Health Department has been listed as a vaccination hub provider that will receive doses of COVID-19 vaccine this week. On Sunday, Jefferson ... Read more

by PA News, Saturday, January 16, 2021 4:07 pm

High School Sports

Nederland softball stars Alyssa Collazo, Danielle Richardson chart college paths

NEDERLAND — Two Nederland softball players signed letters of intent Thursday to continue their playing careers at the college level. Surrounded by family, coaches, teammates ... Read more

by Chris Moore, Saturday, January 16, 2021 12:30 am

High School Sports

“Just a freshman from Port Arthur” — Kenneth Lofton Jr. creating impact in college

In his second practice as a Louisiana Tech Bulldog, former Memorial Titan Kenneth Lofton Jr. realized the game was a bit different than it was ... Read more

by Chris Moore, Saturday, January 16, 2021 12:20 am

Local

National WWII Museum adds local veteran’s story to treasured archive

The National WWII Museum archives just got a little more complete courtesy of a Port Arthur veteran. For a little more than an hour this ... Read more

by Stephen Hemelt, Saturday, January 16, 2021 12:20 am

Local

Police chase through Mid-County & Port Arthur ends with overpass pillar collision

An 18-year-old Beaumont man who reportedly led a Port Neches Police Department officer on a chase back and forth through Mid- and South Jefferson County ... Read more

by PA News, Saturday, January 16, 2021 12:19 am

Beaumont

Area man indicted for assault of wheelchair-bound homeowner

A 35-year-old Beaumont man was indicted for what law enforcement described as a drunken assault where he reportedly punched a handicapped senior citizen. Patrick Earl ... Read more

by PA News, Saturday, January 16, 2021 12:17 am

Beaumont

Dade Phelan raised $4.4 million as he ascended to Texas House speakership

The new Texas House speaker, Dade Phelan, raised $4.4 million as he ascended to the job late last year, according to his team. The Beaumont ... Read more

by PA News, Saturday, January 16, 2021 12:16 am

Local

Nederland ISD celebrates school board recognition month this January

NEDERLAND —The Nederland Independent School District will join 1,024 school districts throughout Texas to celebrate January as School Board Recognition Month, Superintendent Dr. Stuart Kieschnick ... Read more

by PA News, Saturday, January 16, 2021 12:15 am

Beaumont

Lamar accepts bid to join WAC

Lamar University officially made the jump from the Southland Conference to the Western Athletic Conference (WAC) Thursday. Officials made the announcement at NRG Stadium in ... Read more

by Chris Moore, Saturday, January 16, 2021 12:07 am

Columns

STEPHEN HEMELT — Todd Dodge’s football family connection began in Port Arthur

Former Port Arthur high school football great Todd Dodge has a lot on his plate right now. The head football coach at Austin Westlake is ... Read more

by Stephen Hemelt, Saturday, January 16, 2021 12:05 am

Columns

JODY HOLTON — Food, the Ultimate Love/Hate Relationship

I love food, I love to talk about it, cook it, smell it, and of course – eat it. And that has been a problem ... Read more

by Jody Holton, Saturday, January 16, 2021 12:03 am

Columns

KATHIE’S KORNER — “A Soft Answer” during times of tension is the best medicine

At this time in our country and our lives, it’s critical to continue in the Peace, God gives us, as believers, and spread it liberally ... Read more

by PA News, Saturday, January 16, 2021 12:02 am

Editorials

Port Neches Fire Department releases statement, reaches out to community

(Editor’s note: The Port Neches Fire Department released the following statement on Friday) The Port Neches Fire Department would like to reach out to all ... Read more

by PA News, Friday, January 15, 2021 2:20 pm

Local

Former Port Arthur star quarterback Todd Dodge coaching for state title against his son, Riley

“Absolutely.” That’s how Todd Dodge answered the question as to if he takes anything away from his time playing for a football state championship while ... Read more

by Stephen Hemelt, Friday, January 15, 2021 1:11 pm

Beaumont

State Rep. Joe Deshotel tests positive for the coronavirus

A Texas House member tested positive for the coronavirus after being on the chamber floor for three straight days, giving lawmakers an early indication of ... Read more

by PA News, Friday, January 15, 2021 11:55 am

Local

TxDOT engineer details Highway 69 & 73 improvements set for Port Arthur, Mid-County

Port Arthur and Mid-County motorists should start to see road construction improvements begin this year on one of the region’s most important thoroughfares. Chad Bohne ... Read more

by Chris Moore, Friday, January 15, 2021 12:20 am

Local

Numerous drug offenses lowlight Jefferson County grand jury indictments

Drug offenses topped this week of Jefferson County grand jury indictments. • Melvin Adams Jr., 35, of Beaumont was indicted for evading arrest/detention with previous ... Read more

by PA News, Friday, January 15, 2021 12:19 am

Local

LSCPA’s Dr. Shin pens effort to define future of academic libraries

The American Library Association has published a new study co-authored by Dr. Yumi Shin, Lamar State College Port Arthur’s Coordinator of Reference and Access Services ... Read more

by PA News, Friday, January 15, 2021 12:18 am

High School Sports

Bulldogs defeat Galena Park heading into Memorial contest

After dropping two consecutive games, the Nederland Bulldogs defeated the Galena Park 68-48 at Galena park High School Wednesday. Nederland head coach Brian English said ... Read more

by Chris Moore, Friday, January 15, 2021 12:10 am

Columns

THE MOVIE GUY — One Fascinating Night in Miami

“One Night in Miami” ABKCO Films Directed by Regina King Starring Kingsley Ben-Adir, Eli Goree, Aldis Hodge and Leslie Odom, Jr. Rated R   3 ... Read more

by Sean McBride, Friday, January 15, 2021 12:03 am

Columns

RAMAMOHANA REDDY APPANNAGARI — Chemical exposure could negatively impact children’s health

Children must be recognized as a sensitive population based on having biological systems and organs in various stages of development. The processes of absorption, distribution, ... Read more

by PA News, Friday, January 15, 2021 12:02 am

Columns

Remove outdated regulations to provide more access & options for Texas patients

Texans for Healthcare Access — a diverse coalition of organizations representing consumers, businesses and healthcare stakeholders — are calling on lawmakers to remove outdated, unnecessary ... Read more

by PA News, Friday, January 15, 2021 12:01 am

Local

AG’s Office & Port Neches police chief detail child porn arrest. PN fire chief bails out & has been fired.

PORT NECHES — Paul Nelson, fire chief in Port Neches, was arrested in City Hall on Wednesday and jailed on two promotion of child pornography ... Read more

by PA News, Thursday, January 14, 2021 1:45 pm

Local

Nederland officer who killed man in line of duty cleared of any wrongdoing, chief says

NEDERLAND — A Nederland Police Department officer who shot and killed a suspect in the line of duty has been cleared of any wrongdoing and ... Read more

by Stephen Hemelt, Thursday, January 14, 2021 12:36 pm