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Former Memorial High students receive rings for state championship performances

There were smiles all around Thursday when Texas 5A state champion shot-putter Tre’Vonte “Tink” Caines opened his ring ... Read more | Add your comment

City of Port Arthur announces water concerns for Lakeside community

The City of Port Arthur announced residents surrounding the 5300 block of Prospect Avenue may experience little to ... Read more | Add your comment

Port Arthur Police: Recent drive-by was “act of cowardice”

Veteran Port Arthur Police officer Mike Hebert had strong words to describe a recent drive-by shooting targeting a ... Read more | Add your comment

Lamar State College reopens renovated Ruby Fuller Building in Port Arthur

For just a moment, Sina Nejad turned the podium inside the renovated Ruby Fuller Building at Lamar State ... Read more | Add your comment

Local

Alleged drunk driver causes multi-vehicle crash by Nederland school

NEDERLAND — An alleged intoxicated driver remained behind bars Thursday after being involved in a multiple-vehicle crash near a Nederland elementary school. Crystal Biscamp, 43, ... Read more | Add your comment

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Local

18-wheeler overturns in Port Arthur

An 18-wheeler has overturned at the intersection of 19th Street and Orange Avenue in Port Arthur. Public Works and City Administration are asking all drivers ... Read more | Add your comment

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Local

City Council gives final approval to Nederland EDC’s latest $400K downtown project

NEDERLAND — The city council gave final approval Thursday evening to a $400,000 plan for continued Downtown Nederland redevelopment. This week was the second of ... Read more

by Stephen Hemelt, Friday, September 17, 2021 12:18 am

Local

Port Neches Chamber honors star student Emily Smith

PORT NECHES — School administrators joked Thursday that it was only a matter of time before Emily Smith was recognized as Student of Month. The ... Read more

by Candace Hemelt, Friday, September 17, 2021 12:16 am

Local

PHOTO FEATURE — SETX Nonprofit Development Center leaders speaks to Rotary

Mary Young, interim director of the Southeast Texas Nonprofit Development Center, speaks at the Thursday Port Arthur Rotary meeting.     Read more

by Monique Batson, Friday, September 17, 2021 12:14 am

Beaumont

Phelan forms House select committee on youth health & safety

AUSTIN — Speaker Dade Phelan announced Thursday the formation of the House Select Committee on Youth Health and Safety in an effort to improve coordination ... Read more

by PA News, Friday, September 17, 2021 12:12 am

College/Pro Sports

Bost added to Aggies’ depth chart after starting QB injured

Former Port Neches-Groves quarterback Blake Bost has made his way onto the active roster for the Texas A&M Aggies. Starting quarterback Haynes King broke his ... Read more

by Chris Moore, Friday, September 17, 2021 12:10 am

Groves

Groves Police Department arrests & responses: Sept. 8-14

Groves Police Department officers made the following arrests and responded to the following calls from Sept. 8 to Sept. 14: Sept. 8 Miranda Kellogg, 35, ... Read more

by PA News, Friday, September 17, 2021 12:10 am

Columns

MONIQUE BATSON — Living in Southeast Texas has made it easy to ignore surrounding dangers

I used to joke that my death would come from a plant explosion because no one could decipher the sirens and always just called it ... Read more

by Monique Batson, Friday, September 17, 2021 12:03 am

Entertainment

Ed Holder Boat Launch sign unveiled, legacy honored

A sign at the boat ramp leading to some of the best salt-water fishing along the upper Texas coast now bears the name of a ... Read more

by Mary Meaux, Thursday, September 16, 2021 12:26 am

Local

Activists file complaint against government agencies after lack of Harvey funding

A group of community activists from Jefferson County, Harris County and individual cities within have filed a Title VI complaint against the Texas General Land ... Read more

by Monique Batson, Thursday, September 16, 2021 12:24 am

High School Sports

Nederland’s Kamryn Smith, daughter of PNG coach, making strides in sophomore season

NEDERLAND — Last season, Nederland volleyball coach Allie Crommett pulled up, then, freshman Kamryn Smith to play varsity midway through the season. That experience, which ... Read more

by Chris Moore, Thursday, September 16, 2021 12:22 am

Local

PHOTO FEATURE — “For Sale” sign appears in front of old Luby’s

The former Luby’s on FM 365 at Central Mall now sits behind a “For Sale” sign. It was announced in May that Rocki’n Crab Seafood ... Read more

by PA News, Thursday, September 16, 2021 12:20 am

High School Sports

Slow starts doom Memorial volleyball against Cougars

Memorial is in search of its first district win after falling 3-0 to Crosby on Wednesday. The game was originally scheduled for Tuesday but was ... Read more

by Chris Moore, Thursday, September 16, 2021 12:09 am

Columns

MARY MEAUX — We are still searching for harmony decades after 9/11

The 20th anniversary of 9/11 is over. The TV specials and various shows on streaming services likely are not as popular this week as they ... Read more

by Mary Meaux, Thursday, September 16, 2021 12:02 am

Beaumont

Assailant uses note, threat of more guys coming in 2 robbery attempts

Police officers responded at 11:28 a.m. Tuesday to the 3965 Phelan (Check n Go) in reference to a robbery. Officers learned a suspect, later identified ... Read more

by PA News, Wednesday, September 15, 2021 2:54 pm

Local

Free legal assistance available for low-income individuals impacted by Hurricane Nicholas

AUSTIN — Free legal resources are available to low-income individuals affected by flooding and other conditions created by Hurricane Nicholas. The State Bar of Texas’s ... Read more

by PA News, Wednesday, September 15, 2021 1:22 pm

Local

Lamar State celebrating grand opening, ribbon cutting at Fuller Building

Lamar State College Port Arthur will celebrate the grand opening of the Ruby Fuller Building with a ribbon cutting today (Sept. 15) from 3 to ... Read more

by PA News, Wednesday, September 15, 2021 7:10 am

Education

BRIGHT FUTURES — Bob Hope School students get head start with early college program

This year, Bob Hope School students get a chance to join the Early College Program by teaming up with Lamar State College Port Arthur. The ... Read more

by Chris Moore, Wednesday, September 15, 2021 12:40 am

Local

Tree falls in Port Neches but town otherwise spared during Nicholas

PORT NECHES — A tree on Sandlewood Drive appeared to be the only casualty from Tropical Storm Nicholas as of Tuesday afternoon, even as remnants ... Read more

by Monique Batson, Wednesday, September 15, 2021 12:38 am

Business

PHOTO FEATURE — Diamond Nail Bar provides customers with luxurious feel

NEDERLAND — According to co-owners Anna Lee and Tracie Pham, Diamond Nail Bar will stand out from the competition with a luxurious appearance and feel. ... Read more

by Candace Hemelt, Wednesday, September 15, 2021 12:36 am

Groves

Groves officials: “We are pretty pleased”

GROVES — Many local officials in Groves are breathing a sigh of relief as the heaviest rain bands associated with Tropical Storm Nicholas move into ... Read more

by Chris Moore, Wednesday, September 15, 2021 12:34 am

High School Sports

Memorial’s Joshua Marsh provides reliability on offensive line

While the Memorial football team’s skill positions get the glory and the touchdowns, the success of the Titans offense literally starts with the play of ... Read more

by Chris Moore, Wednesday, September 15, 2021 12:32 am

Local

Nederland Police Department arrests & responses: Sept. 6-12

Nederland Police Department officers made the following arrests between Sept. 6 and 12: Clyde Blakency III, Aggravated assault with a deadly weapon & family violence ... Read more

by PA News, Wednesday, September 15, 2021 12:30 am

Columns

BOB WEST ON GOLF — Stroud, Landry face different challenges in new PGA season

Less than two weeks after Patrick Cantlay nailed down the Tour Championship, and only one week ahead of the Ryder Cup, the PGA Tour’s 2021-22 ... Read more

by Bob West, Wednesday, September 15, 2021 12:06 am

Columns

CULINARY THRILL SEEKING — Enjoy the sips of the season

I burned a few magnolia leaves for a fall scent in hopes of cooling down the weather. Worked for me. This column is devoted to ... Read more

by Darragh Doiron, Wednesday, September 15, 2021 12:02 am

Local

Entergy Texas updates Port Arthur, Mid County outages

Entergy Texas crews and contractors are working to restore power safely and quickly, while following COVID guidelines. As of noon Tuesday. there are approximately 9,913 ... Read more

by PA News, Tuesday, September 14, 2021 12:33 pm