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Louisiana resident killed in crash that closed I-10 in Orange County

The Texas Department of Public Safety responded to a multiple vehicle crash on Interstate 10 in Orange County ... Read more | Add your comment

One Year Later: Port Arthur police, family want justice for innocent 22-year-old killed at party

Jasmine Newman is gone, but police and family are working to ensure she is not forgotten. The young ... Read more | Add your comment

BRIGHT FUTURES: Central Middle School saxophonist “exceeds” expectations

NEDERLAND — Addilyn “Addi” Currie remembers first picking up and blowing into a saxophone. Of course the sound ... Read more | Add your comment

Census 2020 effort complete; Port Arthur mayor says city could have used 2 more weeks

The 2020 census ended Oct. 15, but when the final population numbers will be revealed is not clear. ... Read more | Add your comment

Beaumont

Pedestrian killed walking along Interstate 10 Monday night in Jefferson County

On Monday at approximately 10:45 p.m., the Texas Department of Public Safety responded to an auto-pedestrian crash on Interstate 10 in Jefferson County. The crash ... Read more | Add your comment

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PAPD looking for a few good men, women. See how you can join force.

An entry-level civil service examination for the position of Port Arthur Police officer is set for 9 a.m. Nov. 7 at the Bob Bowers Civic ... Read more | Add your comment

by Mary Meaux.

BREAKING NEWS

PA health officials report COVID-19 death Tuesday morning

Health officials said an Asian Male between 60 and 65 years old is the latest Port Arthur resident to succumb to COVID-19. The City of ... Read more

by PA News, Tuesday, October 20, 2020 11:09 am

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UPDATE: Fatal wreck along Interstate 10 closes lanes of traffic

The Texas Department of Public Safety responded to a multiple vehicle crash on Interstate 10 in Orange County at approximately 5:50 a.m. Tuesday. The crash ... Read more

by PA News, Tuesday, October 20, 2020 7:31 am

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BRIEF — Nederland student scores big at forensic scientists event

ALLENTOWN, PA — Amber Rose of Nederland earned a scholarship and a research award during this month’s Northeastern Association of Forensic Scientists annual meeting. Rose, ... Read more

by PA News, Tuesday, October 20, 2020 12:20 am

High School Sports

Bulldogs’ back Josh Mazyck uses versatility as biggest weapon

NEDERLAND — Senior running back Josh Mazyck is coming off one of the best games of his career in Nederland’s 42-20 win over Jacksonville. Mazyck ... Read more

by Chris Moore, Tuesday, October 20, 2020 12:13 am

High School Sports

Turbo Ty Augusta: “Lightning happens” when Memorial receiver touches the ball

After a Port Arthur Memorial player inadvertently touched a punt that gave Goose Creek Memorial the ball on the Titans’ 39-yard line, the Patriots struck ... Read more

by Chris Moore, Tuesday, October 20, 2020 12:05 am

Columns

ASK A COP: Chief Duriso shares his stance on red light cameras in Port Arthur

From the desk of Chief Tim Duriso: Officer Antoine stated last week in “Ask A Cop” that he wasn’t sure what my stance on red ... Read more

by Chris Moore, Tuesday, October 20, 2020 12:03 am

Local

Free COVID-19 testing in Port Arthur. See where, how to participate.

Free walk-up COVID-19 testing is available in Port Arthur. No appointment is needed for community members between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday ... Read more

by PA News, Monday, October 19, 2020 5:40 pm

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Nederland Police Department arrests & responses: Oct. 12-18

Nederland Police arrested the following individuals between Oct. 12 and Oct. 18: Jason Peveto, 41, warrant other agency Brittny Christian, 34, Nederland warrants Jesus Ceja, ... Read more

by PA News, Monday, October 19, 2020 11:12 am

Beaumont

Drugs, burglary & assaults lowlight Jefferson County grand jury indictments

BEAUMONT — Drugs, burglary and assault cases topped the list of indictments handed down by a Jefferson County grand jury last week. Lance Shane Dixon, ... Read more

by PA News, Monday, October 19, 2020 10:10 am

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Texas unemployment rate rises to 8.3% in September; seven months into economic recession

The Texas unemployment rate rose to 8.3% in September, the Texas Workforce Commission said Friday, surpassing the national unemployment rate of 7.9% and returning the ... Read more

by PA News, Monday, October 19, 2020 7:59 am

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Stimulus talks impact gas prices nationally, locally. Where does Texas stand?

Gas prices continue to remain subdued in large part due to the stalemate in Washington that’s holding back another round of stimulus for Americans. Patrick ... Read more

by PA News, Monday, October 19, 2020 7:04 am

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Goldenettes contribute custom work for Habitat for Humanity fundraiser

NEDERLAND — The Nederland High School Goldenettes designed and built three custom doghouses for Habitat for Humanity Jefferson County to auction off and raise money ... Read more

by PA News, Sunday, October 18, 2020 12:48 pm

Beaumont

Indictment: Fake ads taken out in doctor’s name for free Dobermans, late-night exercise

A Beaumont man, angry with his doctor for rescheduling surgery due to him not following preoperative procedures, allegedly used the physician’s cell phone in at ... Read more

by Mary Meaux, Sunday, October 18, 2020 12:01 am

High School Sports

Sharks shut out at Deweyville following quick turnaround

DEWEYVILLE — Sabine Pass had to make a five-day turnaround after a Monday afternoon loss to Burkeville, and in that time, the Sharks returned to ... Read more

by PA News, Saturday, October 17, 2020 7:18 pm

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U.S. Senate candidate Mary “M.J.” Hegar visits Port Arthur, shares election highlights

The challenger to Republican John Cornyn’s U.S. Senate seat began a three-city east Texas tour on the first Saturday of early voting at the Port ... Read more

by PA News, Saturday, October 17, 2020 3:24 pm

Local

Port Arthur man wanted for sexually assaulting a child has been arrested

A local suspect wanted for sexual assault involving a minor has been arrested. The Port Arthur Police Department released a statement at approximately 7 p.m. ... Read more

by PA News, Saturday, October 17, 2020 7:25 am

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Machete man allegedly fights with, spits on Port Arthur Police

A transient who reportedly walked down a Port Arthur street swinging a machete at cars and street signs July 24 and subsequently fought with the ... Read more

by PA News, Saturday, October 17, 2020 12:12 am

Groves

FUMC bells sending church to Groves Municipal Court for noise ordinance violation

GROVES — Doye Tomplait has fond memories of riding his bike on hot summer days and stopping for a drink of cold water at the ... Read more

by Mary Meaux, Saturday, October 17, 2020 12:11 am

Local

Engineers receive breakdown of procurement opportunities in Port Arthur

The list of engineering and construction procurement opportunities is growing in Port Arthur, and Port Arthur Transit invited engineers — some of whom grew up ... Read more

by PA News, Saturday, October 17, 2020 12:10 am

Local

PHOTOS — Showing support on White Cane Awareness Day

Melissa Jackson, right, holds her handmade sign in support of blind awareness. Jackson was born with a hereditary condition that makes her legally blind. Jackson ... Read more

by Chris Moore, Saturday, October 17, 2020 12:08 am

High School Sports

Lady Lions head to volleyball TCAL tournament

The Lighthouse Lady Lions volleyball team is heading to the Texas Christian Athletic League state tournament for the second straight year. Head coach Hannah Jones ... Read more

by Chris Moore, Saturday, October 17, 2020 12:07 am

Local

Texans with criminal records face increasingly limited housing options

Homeless Texans with certain criminal records could be blocked from one of the few paths they have to social services and a stable home if ... Read more

by PA News, Saturday, October 17, 2020 12:07 am

Local

PHOTO — Madness fun comes to Port Neches Market Basket

Thank you to Port Neches Market Basket for hosting the Mid-County Madness trophy. Each year the trophy goes to the winner of The Bum Phillips ... Read more

by PA News, Saturday, October 17, 2020 12:06 am

Local

Jefferson County tax bills hitting the mail

Allison Nathan Getz, Tax Assessor-Collector for Jefferson County, announced this week the mailing of the 2020 Jefferson County tax bills. The Jefferson County Tax Office ... Read more

by PA News, Saturday, October 17, 2020 12:05 am

Columns

STEPHEN HEMELT — Return to normal after COVID could be a battle of wills

There is nothing we want more than a “return to normal” from this COVID-19 pandemic. Yet, it seems for every step we make back into ... Read more

by Stephen Hemelt, Saturday, October 17, 2020 12:04 am