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Demolition ensures final Villa Motel checkout; sale & community development planned next

NEDERLAND — The Villa Motel’s stay on Nederland Avenue is no more. It does not sound like it ... Read more | Add your comment

Police release disturbing images of daylight shooting at busy intersection

Police are looking for the gunman and driver from Thursday’s early afternoon shooting, which was caught on surveillance ... Read more | Add your comment

PHOTO GALLERY — PNGISD honors teachers, student for colorful contributions

PORT NECHES — The spotlight at Port Neches-Groves High School was full of color this week at the ... Read more | Add your comment

Seahawks’ Kanntrell Burney earns first-team All-Region honors

Sophomore guards Kanntrell Burney and Tydan Archibald and freshman forward Joe Lucien represent Lamar State College Port Arthur on the NJCAA All-Region 14 team ... Read more | Add your comment

Education

Port Arthur school board incumbent Lloyd Marie Johnson wants students back in school

Making sure the students in Port Arthur Independent School District have a good education and opportunities are driving forces behind Lloyd Marie Reado Johnson’s bid ... Read more | Add your comment

by PA News.

Education

Port Neches-Groves ISD working to implement diversity & inclusion program

On Tuesday administrators in Port Neches-Groves Independent School District entered into their third work session in an ongoing goal to implement more diversity, equity and ... Read more | Add your comment

by Monique Batson.

Local

PHOTO — New Port Neches salon construction underway

Construction is underway in the 2600 block of Nall Street in Port Neches for Meraki Hair Salon. The business is located adjacent to Sheps Self ... Read more

by Mary Meaux, Wednesday, April 14, 2021 12:23 am

Local

Nederland Police Department arrests: April 5-11

Nederland Police Department officers arrested the following individuals from April 5 to April 11: Jason Schmidt, 45, warrant other agency Jesse Distefano, 36, criminal trespass ... Read more

by Monique Batson, Wednesday, April 14, 2021 12:21 am

Golf

BOB WEST — Golfer Jack Burke trending up as high school career winds down

Every time Little Cypress-Mauriceville senior Jack Burke wins another tournament or breaks another record, Texas State golf coach Shane Howell has to salivate a little ... Read more

by Bob West, Wednesday, April 14, 2021 12:03 am

Golf

BOB WEST CHIP SHOTS: Andrew Landry returns to PGA Tour

Andrew Landry returns to the PGA Tour this week for the RBC Heritage Classic at Harbour Town Golf Club on Hilton Head Island. The former ... Read more

by Bob West, Wednesday, April 14, 2021 12:02 am

Groves

2021 Progress celebrates our unique community

Port Arthur Newsmedia is running a four-part series this month dubbed “Live, Breathe, Laugh, Love” that profiles the people, businesses and organizations providing a roadmap ... Read more

by PA News, Wednesday, April 14, 2021 12:01 am

Columns

DARRAGH DOIRON — Treat yourself to fun, colorful, flavorful finds

Don’t let that cat waving at you and little cartoon characters on the label fool you. Fun Wine’s new Hard Bubbly is an adult beverage. ... Read more

by Darragh Doiron, Wednesday, April 14, 2021 12:01 am

Beaumont

Troopers report woman, 76, killed in head-on collision on FM 365

At approximately 5:45 p.m. Tuesday, Texas Department of Public Safety troopers responded to a reported head-on collision on FM 365 in Jefferson County. The crash ... Read more

by PA News, Tuesday, April 13, 2021 8:41 pm

Education

BRIGHT FUTURES: St. Catherine 4th grader Marcus Files excels in art, passionate expression

Marcus Files may only be in the fourth grade but he has made a mark on those he meets. Files, 10, is a student at ... Read more

by Mary Meaux, Tuesday, April 13, 2021 12:30 am

Local

City Council questions, approves $117K in Boston Avenue remodeling & roofing repair

NEDERLAND — Two businesses are closer to relocating in Nederland on Boston Avenue following a Council vote approving $117,000 in remodeling and roofing repair. The ... Read more

by Stephen Hemelt, Tuesday, April 13, 2021 12:29 am

Beaumont

Assaults & robberies lowlight last week’s indictments in Jefferson County

Assaults and robberies topped last week’s list of indictments handed down by a Jefferson County grand jury. Indictments handed down April 7 by a Jefferson ... Read more

by PA News, Tuesday, April 13, 2021 12:28 am

Check this Out

Special election, filing schedule approved for Nederland City Council

NEDERLAND — Election filing has begun to the fill the unexpired Ward 3 term on the Nederland City Council. Emmett Hollier resigned from the seat ... Read more

by Stephen Hemelt, Tuesday, April 13, 2021 12:27 am

High School Sports

PHOTOS — Bob Hope serves up state championships, other honors in tennis

Bob Hope High School tennis athletes traveled to Houston last week for the Texas Christian Athletic League state championship. The trip was quite successful, as ... Read more

by PA News, Tuesday, April 13, 2021 12:26 am

Columns

ASK A COP: Texas vehicle registration waiver ends this week

ATTENTION all motorists: In the state of Texas your vehicle registration waiver will end Wednesday (April 14). This waiver was enacted by Gov. Abbott on ... Read more

by PA News, Tuesday, April 13, 2021 12:20 am

Education

PHOTO GALLERY — New Nederland High will mold graduates into “difference makers”

NEDERLAND — Sullivan Spell has been attending Nederland Independent School District facilities since she was a kindergartner. She’s always carried a great amount of pride ... Read more

by Stephen Hemelt, Monday, April 12, 2021 12:23 pm

Columns

Nederland leadership leans on solid footing in celebrating high school groundbreaking

Nederland public education celebrated today (April 12) at 10 a.m. with approximately 75 educators and supporters gathering for a groundbreaking that kicks off construction on ... Read more

by Stephen Hemelt, Monday, April 12, 2021 10:45 am

Local

Celebrating law enforcement dispatchers, the “unseen heroes” of 1st response

Local law enforcement is celebrating National Public Safety Telecommunications Week this week as part of a national celebration April 11-17. Authorities stress that dispatchers for ... Read more

by PA News, Monday, April 12, 2021 8:37 am

Local

Prices holding to yearly highs. See what’s coming next for Texas, U.S.

It has been a fairly tame last few weeks at the pump for most areas after a particularly active February and March when prices were ... Read more

by PA News, Monday, April 12, 2021 7:01 am

Beaumont

UPDATE: I-10 crash sends 2 to hospital by helicopter, 2 others by ambulance

At approximately 5:45 p.m. Sunday, Texas Department of Public Safety troopers responded to a multiple vehicle crash on Interstate 10 in Jefferson County. The crash ... Read more

by PA News, Sunday, April 11, 2021 8:03 pm

Beaumont

Nome motorist killed in single-vehicle crash Saturday on FM 1406 in Jefferson County

At approximately 4:15p.m. Saturday, Texas Department of Public Safety troopers responded to single vehicle crash on FM 1406, near mile marker 454, in Jefferson County. ... Read more

by PA News, Saturday, April 10, 2021 9:47 pm

Local

Port of Port Arthur receives PPE donated by King of Jordan

Soon people from across the state will be using Personal Protective Equipment brought through the Port of Port Arthur. But the PPE made quite the ... Read more

by Monique Batson, Saturday, April 10, 2021 12:55 am

Local

Aggravated robbery indictment follows Port Arthur neighborhood shooting

A Jefferson County grand jury has indicted a 19-year-old Port Arthur man on a charge of shooting another man during a March 15 robbery and ... Read more

by PA News, Saturday, April 10, 2021 12:54 am

Business

Kim Hoyt welcomes leadership role at Indorama & in the community

PORT NECHES — Kim Hoyt grew up in and around Cincinnati, Ohio, before attending Ohio State University, where she studied to be a chemical engineer. ... Read more

by Stephen Hemelt, Saturday, April 10, 2021 12:53 am

Entertainment

Nederland High School band’s legacy of excellence extends generations

NEDERLAND — All of the pieces matter for Nederland Band Director Greg Rose. While practicing for a UIL sight reading and concert contest that will ... Read more

by Chris Moore, Saturday, April 10, 2021 12:52 am

Local

Port Arthur PD detective retires after 34 years to begin new career at DA’s office

Longtime officer Paul Arvizo is beginning a new chapter in his career. The U.S. Marine Corps veteran spent nearly 35 years with the Port Arthur ... Read more

by Mary Meaux, Saturday, April 10, 2021 12:50 am

Education

New Nederland High School promises upgraded educational approach

NEDERLAND — If Dr. Stuart Kieschnick enters a classroom and it looks like it did in 1950, he knows something is wrong. The Nederland Independent ... Read more

by Stephen Hemelt, Saturday, April 10, 2021 12:45 am