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New COVID-19 cases confirmed in Port Arthur, Nederland & Groves

Cases of COVID-19 in Mid-County and Port Arthur spiked Monday evening, as three new cases were reported. The ... Read more | Add your comment

BRIGHT FUTURES — Nederland valedictorian Saahir Dhanani shines in leadership roles

NEDERLAND — Nederland valedictorian Saahir Dhanani not only survived a year of chaos and turmoil, but came out ... Read more | Add your comment

Bonds totaling $75K for Beaumont man accused in double Port Arthur shooting

A 28-year-old Beaumont man is in jail on bonds totaling $75,000 in relation to the shooting of two ... Read more | Add your comment

Port Arthur Chamber welcomes community to hurricane preparedness safety call

Hurricane season officially started June 1, and Joe Tant, director of the Port Arthur Education Foundation, said the ... Read more | Add your comment

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3 days of COVID-19 testing planned for Port Arthur; check out how to participate

The Port Arthur Health Department announced it has partnered with Beaumont-based Riceland Health Care to provide free COVID-19 drive-through testing on three upcoming days: Wednesday ... Read more | Add your comment

by Brad Robichaux.

Local

Peaceful protest planned; Port Arthur leaders share expectations, motivations

A peaceful protest demonstration is planned for 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Downtown Pavilion on Procter Street in Port Arthur to allow local residents a ... Read more | Add your comment

by Mary Meaux.

BREAKING NEWS

Tropical depression remains over Bay of Campeche; tropical storm expected later this week

Tropical Depression 3 is remaining over the Bay of Campeche and will continue to do so for the next couple of days. National Weather Service Meteorologist-in-Charge ... Read more

by PA News, Tuesday, June 2, 2020 10:41 am

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First graduates of Wilson Early College High School step up

De’Janique Jones didn’t plan to sign up for Port Arthur’s Early College High School program after school officials first pitched it to her as an ... Read more

by PA News, Tuesday, June 2, 2020 12:06 am

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Port Neches Middle School students receive American Legion awards

PORT NECHES — Kyle Hooper, principal at Port Neches Middle School, representing American Legion Post 493 in Nederland, presented the American Legion Awards May 20 ... Read more

by PA News, Tuesday, June 2, 2020 12:05 am

Columns

BRAD ROBICHAUX — Something needs to be done; more interactions needed

Yet another black American is dead at the hands of police. George Floyd’s death, videoed and viewed across the country, is grisly, scary, frustrating and ... Read more

by Brad Robichaux, Tuesday, June 2, 2020 12:04 am

Letters to the Editor

LETTER TO THE EDITOR — Community prayer calls us together in our diversity

Dear editor My Brothers and Sisters in Christ, “I can’t breathe!” These were the dying words of George Floyd, a black man, as he was ... Read more

by PA News, Tuesday, June 2, 2020 12:03 am

Columns

ASK A COP: Police Chief prays for healing for Mr. Floyd’s family

From the desk of Chief of Police Tim Duriso: It saddens me to have to write this message because of the tragic event that led ... Read more

by PA News, Tuesday, June 2, 2020 12:02 am

Columns

KWON BILL — What will it take for there to be a change?

At the current moment, there’s a nationwide protest for George Floyd, a man who was murdered with a knee to the neck by Derek Chauvin. ... Read more

by PA News, Tuesday, June 2, 2020 12:01 am

Groves

Gov. Abbott to address Texas Tuesday after declaring state of disaster following George Floyd protests

DALLAS — Texas Gov. Greg Abbott is leading a briefing and hosting a press conference on the state’s response to continued protest violence at 1 p.m. ... Read more

by PA News, Monday, June 1, 2020 3:35 pm

Groves

“90% chance of tropical cyclone development” in next couple of days

The National Hurricane Center is continuing to monitor the remnants of Pacific Tropical Storm Amanda over the Yucatan Peninsula. The remnants are forecasted to be ... Read more

by PA News, Monday, June 1, 2020 1:02 pm

Local

Port Arthur American Little League on hold, preparing for expansion

Dwight Fobbs said Port Arthur American Little League had just got in uniforms for 11 teams for the start of the spring season. Then COVID-19 ... Read more

by Brad Robichaux, Monday, June 1, 2020 12:05 am

Local

Port Arthur residents lagging behind state, nation completing census forms

The U.S. Census Bureau is looking for ways to bolster the city’s response rate to the 2020 Census. Through May 27, 46.3 percent of Port ... Read more

by I.C. Murrell, Monday, June 1, 2020 12:04 am

Groves

Texas pumps impacted; “challenging to know where prices will go in the weeks ahead”

The pace of gas price increases has begun to throttle back over the last week in most states as gasoline demand’s recovery has slowed, which ... Read more

by PA News, Monday, June 1, 2020 12:03 am

Local

National Day of Prayer & Remembrance, peaceful protest planned in Port Arthur

The City of Port Arthur is hosting peaceful protest at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Port Arthur Pavilion. Mayor Thurman Barite will speak about the ... Read more

by PA News, Monday, June 1, 2020 12:02 am

Columns

STEPHEN HEMELT — Perspective is key to understanding in wake of George Floyd’s death

My wife, Candace, and I have engaged in numerous dinnertime conversations this week with our children about the tragic and wrongful death of George Floyd, ... Read more

by Stephen Hemelt, Monday, June 1, 2020 12:01 am

Groves

PA, Groves, Port Neches, Nederland leaders talk summer rules for parks, pools

Cooling off at the local splash park or taking a dip at a Port Arthur city pool may be out of the question this summer. ... Read more

by Mary Meaux, Saturday, May 30, 2020 12:25 am

Local

Port Arthur ISD outlines virtual summer program dates, school concepts

The Port Arthur Independent School District is moving forward with an all-virtual learning summer school program starting on June 8. District officials approved the program ... Read more

by Cassandra Jenkins, Saturday, May 30, 2020 12:24 am

Local

PAISD agrees on Motiva tax refund payments — “Taxes are going to go up,” official says

The Port Arthur Independent School District settled a year-long dispute with Motiva Enterprises LLC over taxable value. The dispute began in the fall of 2019 ... Read more

by Cassandra Jenkins, Saturday, May 30, 2020 12:23 am

Local

PAPD: Beaumont man arrested after shooting sends 2 to Trauma Center

A fight escalated into a broad daylight, Saturday afternoon shooting in Port Arthur, police said. PAPD officers were dispatched at approximately 1:21 p.m. to the ... Read more

by PA News, Saturday, May 30, 2020 12:20 am

Local

Nederland High celebrates Class of 2020 graduates – “Cheers and I wish you all the best”

BEAUMONT — The Nederland High School graduation was one of the first to celebrate seniors with a commencement ceremony Friday at the Ford Park Arena ... Read more

by Cassandra Jenkins, Saturday, May 30, 2020 12:19 am

Local

PHOTOS — Tekoa Academy celebrates graduation in Port Arthur

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by Cassandra Jenkins, Saturday, May 30, 2020 12:13 am

Local

PA woman recovering after being sent to hospital following dog attack

A Port Arthur woman is recovering after two dogs attacked her outside her home on Wednesday. The dogs have been quarantined at the Port Arthur ... Read more

by PA News, Saturday, May 30, 2020 12:11 am

Local

TPC appealing $500K OSHA fine

PORT NECHES — TPC Group will appeal citations set forth by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration for the November explosions and fire at the ... Read more

by PA News, Saturday, May 30, 2020 12:10 am

Local

FAITH & FAMILY — Divine education as students graduate from Port Arthur Theological Seminary

Three students will graduate from the Port Arthur Theological Seminary on Baccalaureate Sunday (May 31) at the Solid Rock Missionary Baptist Church. The ceremony begins ... Read more

by Cassandra Jenkins, Saturday, May 30, 2020 12:09 am

Columns

OUT IN THE YARD — Hydrangeas are old-time favorites in Southern gardens

Have you noticed the beautiful pink and blue hydrangea blooms in your neighborhood? Probably not, since most landscapers do not plant these old Southern garden ... Read more

by PA News, Saturday, May 30, 2020 12:02 am

Columns

KATHIE’S KORNER — Arm yourself with the Bible, the sword for life

When I got back on track with God, I began to pray and study His Word, therefore, using a very powerful sword (the Bible) in ... Read more

by PA News, Saturday, May 30, 2020 12:01 am