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PAISD breaks down student rules for virtual etiquette, which include mask wearing

As many school districts in the region prepare to return to class, administrators and educators are beginning to ... Read more | Add your comment

Nederland football determined; say new turf means no more mud bowl excuses

NEDERLAND — The Nederland Bulldogs say COVID-19 hasn’t really hurt them much. If anything, it’s made them more determined. ... Read more | Add your comment

What’s next for Lamar football, fall sports after Southland Conference postpones league contests

The Southland Conference has postponed league contests for fall sports including football. The conference on Thursday announced the ... Read more | Add your comment

BRIGHT FUTURES — PNG senior Ryan Abate sets out to get better each day

PORT NECHES — Seventeen-year-old Ryan Abate is heading into his senior year at Port Neches-Groves High School with ... Read more | Add your comment

Local

Nederland finalizing details for COVID-19 drive-thru testing; prepping budget for vote

NEDERLAND — City officials in Nederland hope to soon announce details of a multi-day COVID-19 testing event to take place next week. Similar to the ... Read more | Add your comment

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Groves

PNGISD lease agreement with Neches FCU details leadership’s eventual move

PORT NECHES — The Port Neches-Groves Independent School District approved a one-year lease agreement with Neches Federal Credit Union from June 1, 2020, to May ... Read more | Add your comment

by Cassandra Jenkins.

Beaumont

Winemakers protest during governor’s visit, lobby for hurting businesses to reopen

BEAUMONT — Winemakers Traci Tucker, Clay Rollins and Stacy Rollins took an early seat just outside the Jefferson County Courthouse on Tuesday afternoon in hopes ... Read more

by I.C. Murrell, Thursday, August 13, 2020 12:17 am

Groves

PHOTOS — Port Neches-Groves High preps for safety, health

Students, parents and visitors of Port Neches-Groves High School will need to pass a COVID-19 health screening, temperature check, wear a mask and sanitize before ... Read more

by PA News, Thursday, August 13, 2020 12:16 am

Local

St. Catherine of Siena details students return to school Monday

Students of St. Catherine of Siena’s are returning to school Monday with in-person and distance learning options. Principal Renee Tolin said in a letter to ... Read more

by PA News, Thursday, August 13, 2020 12:15 am

Groves

Groves Police Department arrests & responses: Aug. 5-11

Groves Police made the following arrests and responded to the following calls from Aug. 5 to Aug. 11 Aug. 5 A report for fraudulent use ... Read more

by PA News, Thursday, August 13, 2020 12:14 am

Columns

FLOYD BATISTE — Changing our community culture is key to city progress

It’s great to see the improvement being made with our city infrastructure, buildings and everything around us, but the main thing is building one’s self-esteem ... Read more

by PA News, Thursday, August 13, 2020 12:12 am

College/Pro Sports

Wade Phillips remembers late UH coach Bill Yeoman as ‘forward-thinking’

Wade Phillips played his junior and senior seasons under his father Bum at Port Neches-Groves High School before Bum took the defensive coordinator position under ... Read more

by I.C. Murrell, Wednesday, August 12, 2020 4:21 pm

Beaumont

Port Neches man’s probation revoked, sentenced to 13 years following fatal crash

Joseph Matthew Ragsdale, 35, of Port Neches, has been sentenced to 13 years in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice Institutional Division, D.A. Bob Wortham ... Read more

by PA News, Wednesday, August 12, 2020 2:38 pm

Beaumont

Warrants issued for PA driver in crash that killed officer; local restaurant under investigation

Warrants have been issued for a Port Arthur man in connection with the fatal head-on collision that killed a Beaumont Police officer and seriously injured ... Read more

by Mary Meaux, Wednesday, August 12, 2020 2:27 pm

College/Pro Sports

Big 12 still aiming for fall football, adjusts schedule

The Big 12 Conference has announced Wednesday it is moving forward with fall sports, but with a revised schedule for football. The University of Texas ... Read more

by PA News, Wednesday, August 12, 2020 11:34 am

Groves

Port Neches-Groves ISD prepares for next week’s opening – “People are ready to be back.”

PORT NECHES — The Port Neches-Groves Independent School District will be the first district in the Golden Triangle to return to in-person classes on Aug. ... Read more

by Cassandra Jenkins, Wednesday, August 12, 2020 12:20 am

Beaumont

Corrections Officer Dudley Champ remembered for faith, dedication

A correctional officer from Port Arthur who died of complications from COVID-19 is being remembered as a devout Catholic usher at his church, always smiling ... Read more

by Mary Meaux, Wednesday, August 12, 2020 12:19 am

Columns

CASSANDRA JENKINS — PNGISD purchases new fogging machines, doubles cleaning efforts

The Port Neches-Groves Independent School District is doubling its cleaning efforts pending the arrival of students next week. Superintendent Mike Gonzales said the district’s newest ... Read more

by Cassandra Jenkins, Wednesday, August 12, 2020 12:07 am

College/Pro Sports

NJCAA rules push all LSCPA games to spring

For Lamar State College Port Arthur, there won’t be any fall games because all of their competition will take place in the spring. The NJCAA ... Read more

by Brad Robichaux, Wednesday, August 12, 2020 12:05 am

High School Sports

Memorial’s Coreyanna Gorrer earns Prairie View scholarship

Recent Memorial High School graduate Coreyanna Gorrer was selected for a $1,000 scholarship award from the Prairie View Interscholastic League Coaches Association. Students from across ... Read more

by PA News, Wednesday, August 12, 2020 12:03 am

Golf

BOB WEST ON GOLF — Landry 46th in FedEx points entering final tourney

It’s hard to process but the COVID-19 interrupted PGA Tour’s 2019-20 season is down to its last tournament. Following rookie Collin Morikawa’s dramatic victory in ... Read more

by Bob West, Wednesday, August 12, 2020 12:01 am

Columns

CULINARY THRILL SEEKING — What can you do with tinned fish?

It’s telling that my daughter requests tinned eel for her Christmas stocking. Eyeing neatly stacked cans of smoked oysters in my pantry is reassuring. Sardines ... Read more

by Darragh Doiron, Wednesday, August 12, 2020 12:01 am

Local

Dr. Robin Perez, former superintendent of Nederland ISD, passes away

NEDERLAND – “Deeply saddened,” the Nederland Independent School District announced the death of former Superintendent Dr. Robin Perez on Tuesday evening. Perez served the students ... Read more

by PA News, Tuesday, August 11, 2020 6:03 pm

Local

Ford Park up for sale; sealed bids for the property due this month

BEAUMONT — It’s official — Ford Park is for sale. On Tuesday, Jefferson County Commissioners approved specifications for bids for the sale of Ford Park ... Read more

by Mary Meaux, Tuesday, August 11, 2020 5:35 pm

Beaumont

Governor talks downward trend in daily COVID-19 cases while speaking in Jefferson County

BEAUMONT — As three more Port Arthur and Nederland residents succumbed to coronavirus Tuesday, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott acknowledged the improvement of the average number ... Read more

by I.C. Murrell, Tuesday, August 11, 2020 1:55 pm

Local

Health officials announce 3 coronavirus-related deaths on Tuesday in Nederland, Port Arthur

The beginning of this week has proven especially deadly for coronavirus as health officials are reporting five fatalities as of noon Tuesday impacting Port Arthur ... Read more

by PA News, Tuesday, August 11, 2020 12:31 pm

Local

Administrator: Senior Rehab staff, residents not in danger of COVID-19 during state probe

None of the staff members and residents of Senior Rehabilitation & Skilled Nursing Center in Port Arthur have tested positive for coronavirus during or after ... Read more

by I.C. Murrell, Tuesday, August 11, 2020 12:30 am

Local

Children 12 & 9 jump from Jeep stolen in Nederland

NEDERLAND — A Beaumont woman who left her vehicle running with her 12- and 9-year-old children inside had her Jeep stolen while inside a Nederland ... Read more

by Mary Meaux, Tuesday, August 11, 2020 12:29 am

Groves

Mid-County Porch Fairies lift spirits with gift baskets

The Mid-County community is getting dusted. Dusted is the term Crystal Jones uses for the anonymous gift-giving phenomenon sweeping the small neighborhoods. Mid-County Porch Fairies ... Read more

by Cassandra Jenkins, Tuesday, August 11, 2020 12:28 am

Local

Groves woman helping “suicidal” man attacked & robbed, police say

NEDERLAND — A woman who thought she was helping a suicidal acquaintance was instead lured to a Nederland home, assaulted and robbed. The 33-year-old Groves ... Read more

by PA News, Tuesday, August 11, 2020 12:27 am

Local

Census 2020 calls to begin soon in Port Arthur push for completion

A new push to gain response to the 2020 Census in Port Arthur will soon launch via phone. The city’s response rate stands at 48.6 ... Read more

by Mary Meaux, Tuesday, August 11, 2020 12:26 am