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Port Arthur leaders react to violence as police ID latest homicide victim

Port Arthur Police have identified Lionel Ivory as the victim of Wednesday’s fatal shooting at Prince Hall Apartments. ... Read more | Add your comment

Sunken Court reconstruction completed; see how Port Arthur is holding contractor financially accountable

The reconstruction of Sunken Court is “officially” complete and a contract to improve Eighth Avenue from 32nd Street ... Read more | Add your comment

Texas City runs over PNG behind McCall’s 345 rushing yards

TEXAS CITY – The Texas City Stingarees struck like lightning and so did Mother Nature as the Port ... Read more | Add your comment

Josh Mazyck’s 3 TDs help Nederland pour it on KP, set up clash against Crosby

NEDERLAND — Big plays fueled the Nederland Bulldogs as they defeated Kingwood Park 42-9 in a downpour at ... Read more | Add your comment

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Port Arthur man’s passing Friday is Mid & South County’s 3rd COVID death in 4 days

Health officials announced the death of a Port Arthur resident Friday afternoon, the third local death related to coronavirus in four days. The City of ... Read more | Add your comment

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Man shot Friday in Port Arthur released from hospital, declines to press charges

A man was treated and released from a local hospital after a shooting Friday afternoon in Port Arthur, authorities said. The shooting took place at ... Read more | Add your comment

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Look inside exclusive former Port Neches property of Bruce & Alletta Thompson currently for sale

PORT NECHES — Alletta Thompson knew what she wanted in a home. An Oklahoma native, Thompson was an artist and sculptor with a Bachelor of ... Read more

by Mary Meaux, Saturday, November 28, 2020 12:13 am

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ON THE MENU — Family history, bonds inspire newly opened Keke’s Chicken and Soul Food

Keesha Jones still remembers being in elementary school and putting frozen pizzas in the oven. Her love of cooking has been passed down for generations ... Read more

by Chris Moore, Saturday, November 28, 2020 12:11 am

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Nederland approves new life, opportunity into city rules governing food trucks

NEDERLAND — Boss Burger food truck owner Joe Oates was present during a lot of Nederland City Council meetings in 2019, advocating for food truck ... Read more

by Stephen Hemelt, Saturday, November 28, 2020 12:10 am

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Texas Bar Foundation steps up to help vulnerable children

BEAUMONT — The Texas Bar Foundation awarded $14,250 to CASA of Southeast Texas to assist with the expansion of advocacy services to vulnerable children. With ... Read more

by PA News, Saturday, November 28, 2020 12:09 am

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PHOTOS — Sabine Pass’ Caleb Morgan lights up Iron Man

SABINE PASS — Sabine Pass High School student Caleb Morgan produced an Iron Man helmet and added lights inside of it to make the eyes ... Read more

by PA News, Saturday, November 28, 2020 12:08 am

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Follow these tips for safer online holiday shopping: PAPD

Port Arthur Police stress that holiday shopping during a pandemic leads many people to shopping online rather than going in-person to local stores. “This practice ... Read more

by PA News, Saturday, November 28, 2020 12:07 am

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PORT ARTHUR NOTES: $61K of utility adjustments, Entergy rate increase request denied & more

Five water utility adjustments from residential properties and businesses totaling $61,966.32 have received approval from the Port Arthur City Council. The utility misreadings stemmed from ... Read more

by I.C. Murrell, Saturday, November 28, 2020 12:06 am

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STEPHEN HEMELT — Power of community needed to fight back against crime

It’s a whole community problem, so it’s going to take a whole community’s response to make even the slightest difference. The concern at hand is ... Read more

by Stephen Hemelt, Saturday, November 28, 2020 12:04 am

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DR. BOBBY LOPEZ — Parents’ help with remote learners crucial for future opportunities, success

The COVID-19 virus seems to have such a grasp on all of us nine months after we first sent all employees and students home from ... Read more

by PA News, Saturday, November 28, 2020 12:03 am

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JODY HOLTON — Senior drivers, knowing when to leave driving to others

As we age, Arthritis, which is common among older adults, might affect our ability to drive. Our joints may get stiff, and our muscles may ... Read more

by PA News, Saturday, November 28, 2020 12:02 am

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KATHIE DEASY — A little history about Thanksgiving and Black Friday!

Sometimes people just follow or go along with family traditions, the media and retailers where they shop and don’t realize why or what is the ... Read more

by PA News, Saturday, November 28, 2020 12:01 am

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Port Arthur Water Department recognized for help preventing tooth decay, improving oral health

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has presented the Port Arthur Water Department with a Water Fluoridation Quality Award. Texas Department of State Health ... Read more

by I.C. Murrell, Friday, November 27, 2020 12:10 am

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JCSO: Fake deputy trying to scam potential phone victims

According to the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office, a renewed scam is taking place in Southeast Texas. A male is calling citizens representing himself as a ... Read more

by PA News, Friday, November 27, 2020 12:09 am

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I.C. MURRELL — Tom Neal’s passion evident in museum work, community empowerment

It may be a tall order for some museums, but if one doesn’t do the slightest bit to make history come alive or engage the ... Read more

by I.C. Murrell, Friday, November 27, 2020 12:08 am

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MARY MEAUX — Tugboat Island’s future depends on more community support

Four years ago I had the privilege to be assigned to the opening of the time capsule at Tugboat Island as the community celebrated its ... Read more

by Mary Meaux, Friday, November 27, 2020 12:07 am

High School Sports

District champion Titans resting before pursuit of perfect season, playoff run

After clinching an outright District 9-5A Division I title with a 39-8 win over Baytown Sterling Friday, the Memorial Titans have a bye week before ... Read more

by Chris Moore, Friday, November 27, 2020 12:05 am

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Holly Days fundraiser benefits those most in need; see how you can help

Holly Days and Jingle Bear are back for their 32nd year of raising money to help brighten the holidays of those in need. The Holly ... Read more

by PA News, Thursday, November 26, 2020 12:20 am

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Now-closed Villa Motel nearing demolition date; redevelopment on Nederland horizon

NEDERLAND — The dilapidated one-time Villa Motel on Nederland Avenue could be torn down and flattened to green space by the end of the year. ... Read more

by Stephen Hemelt, Thursday, November 26, 2020 12:19 am

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Sheriff’s Office: Use these safe shopping tips to avoid becoming a victim

The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office released the following shopping safety tips. Dress For Shopping: Wear comfortable clothing with a number of pockets. You can carry ... Read more

by PA News, Thursday, November 26, 2020 12:18 am

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In Dade Phelan’s bid for Texas House speaker, trust was key

When Dade Phelan rolled out a list this month of Texas House members backing his bid to become the next speaker, the chamber’s wide and oftentimes complicated ... Read more

by PA News, Thursday, November 26, 2020 12:17 am

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CHRIS MOORE — Be thankful, kind during holiday season

As the holiday season takes hold, many are simply thankful 2020 is nearing the end. For many, that is a cause for celebration alone. As ... Read more

by Chris Moore, Thursday, November 26, 2020 12:16 am

High School Sports

Bulldogs can play for a district title by earning a victory this week over the Panthers

NEDERLAND — Coming off a highly charged overtime win over Barbers Hill, the Nederland Bulldogs are trying not to get caught looking behind or ahead ... Read more

by Chris Moore, Thursday, November 26, 2020 12:15 am

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Top passer meets top rusher as Indians prepare for Stings

PORT NECHES — Coming off a gut-wrenching loss to the district-leading Crosby Cougars, the Port Neches-Groves Indians will look to get back on track and ... Read more

by Chris Moore, Thursday, November 26, 2020 12:14 am

High School Sports

District volleyball honors announced after Bulldogs’ loss

The Nederland Bulldogs volleyball team fell 3-0 (25-13, 25-12, 25-9) to Fulshear in the second round of the University Interscholastic League 5A state tournament on ... Read more

by PA News, Thursday, November 26, 2020 12:08 am

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THE MOVIE GUY — Gunfight at the North Pole Corral

Fatman Fortitude Pictures Directed by Ian and Eshom Nelms Starring Mel Gibson, Walton Goggins, Marianne Jean-Baptiste, Eric Woolfe and Chance Hurstfield Rated R   2½ ... Read more

by Sean McBride, Thursday, November 26, 2020 12:03 am