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New trial date set for suspect in 2018 killing of Floyd Dergent in Port Arthur

A trial date has been set for a Port Arthur man after the first trial ended in a ... Read more | Add your comment

Port Neches speeding concerns lead to $33K traffic study; see what roads are targeted

PORT NECHES — Leaders in Port Neches have penned an agreement with a company to perform a traffic ... Read more | Add your comment

South County Physical Therapy shares story of success more than 50 years in the making

Roy Culver Sr., the first physical therapist in the Mid and South county area, started his career working ... Read more | Add your comment

Nederland business robbed at gunpoint Monday morning; shot fired to open safe

NEDERLAND — Three masked robbers reportedly tried to force a clerk to open a safe at a Nederland ... Read more | Add your comment

Local

2019 fatal hit-&-run “person of interest” taken into custody Monday morning, Port Arthur Police say

At approximately 10:52 a.m. Monday, investigators with the Port Arthur Police Department and United States Marshals Service arrested 33-year-old Charles Lock. The suspect was located ... Read more | Add your comment

by PA News.

Groves

Problems with vacant Renaissance Hospital detailed; Groves seeks answers from property owner

GROVES — Groves city officials and the owners of the former Renaissance Hospital will meet next week to discuss the future of the property located ... Read more | Add your comment

by Chris Moore.

High School Sports

Check out Nederland’s new volleyball uniform & schedule

NEDERLAND — The Nederland Bulldogs volleyball team will have a different look when taking the court in a few weeks. Along with the schedule release, ... Read more

by Chris Moore, Tuesday, July 27, 2021 12:30 am

Local

CHRISTUS helps seniors in need keep cool; now you can too

The summer heat in Southeast Texas is something that should always be taken seriously, especially when it comes to vulnerable populations like seniors. Unfortunately, many ... Read more

by PA News, Tuesday, July 27, 2021 12:20 am

Beaumont

Area anesthesiologist named Texas Medical Association Trustees vice chair

The Texas Medical Association Board of Trustees elected G. “Ray” Callas, MD, a Beaumont anesthesiologist, as vice chair. He will serve a one-year term in his board ... Read more

by PA News, Tuesday, July 27, 2021 12:18 am

Columns

CULINARY THRILL SEEKING — “Bibbrella” creates 1st full coverage child protection bib

Babies have it good these days: Organic foods, and a chic Bibbrella to pose for high chair pics. My sister got excited over the soft ... Read more

by Darragh Doiron, Tuesday, July 27, 2021 12:03 am

Columns

ASK A COP: Does no citation paper mean no ticket?

Teddy from Groves asks: I was discussing your article with a family member over the 4th of July holiday and my cousin said he was ... Read more

by PA News, Monday, July 26, 2021 1:47 pm

Local

Health department details 20-plus new COVID cases for Mid & South County residents

The Port Arthur Health Department reported on Monday that 26 new positive cases of COVID-19 were confirmed Friday among Mid and South County residents. Of ... Read more

by PA News, Monday, July 26, 2021 10:57 am

Local

See where gas prices are headed after 2021 U.S. gasoline demand hits new high

Average gas prices in most states finally drifted lower in the last week with oil prices struggling under the weight of a rise in new ... Read more

by PA News, Monday, July 26, 2021 6:55 am

Local

SEE THE LIST: Drug possession, burglaries & forgeries lowlight indictments

Drug possession and burglaries, forgeries and thefts top last week’s list of crimes in which local and area individuals were indicted. Jose Juan Almendarez, 28, ... Read more

by Mary Meaux, Monday, July 26, 2021 12:06 am

Beaumont

CHRISTUS to announce support for summer fan drive & reach out for public participation

Staying cool during the brutal Texas summer heat is especially important for vulnerable populations like seniors and homebound adults. Every year, Nutrition & Services for ... Read more

by PA News, Sunday, July 25, 2021 10:49 am

Local

Nederland voters elect new councilman

NEDERLAND — There is a new councilman in the City of Nederland.   When Election Day voting ended Saturday night, Randy Sonnier came out on ... Read more

by PA News, Saturday, July 24, 2021 7:47 pm

Education

PAISD transportation department prepping for new school year

Last school year bus drivers with Port Arthur Independent School District traveled more than 265,000 miles transporting almost 500 students. The mileage includes 442 stops ... Read more

by Mary Meaux, Saturday, July 24, 2021 12:50 am

Local

Port Arthur man reportedly injures 85-year-old family member; also faces sex offender registration charge

A 55-year-old Port Arthur man was indicted last week for allegedly assaulting an 85-year-old family member. A Jefferson County grand jury indicted James Duke Vanwright ... Read more

by PA News, Saturday, July 24, 2021 12:48 am

Columns

STEPHEN HEMELT — House Bill 4545, Senate Bill 1697 upping demands on local school districts

Dr. Stuart Kieschnick acknowledged this month what educators across Port Arthur and Mid County are experiencing in the build-up to another unprecedented school year. Last ... Read more

by Stephen Hemelt, Saturday, July 24, 2021 12:46 am

High School Sports

Local company to stream Bulldog football games

NEDERLAND — Those looking to watch Nederland football but can’t make it to Bulldog Stadium this year will be able to watch the game live ... Read more

by Chris Moore, Saturday, July 24, 2021 12:45 am

Local

PHOTO FEATURE — New Port Arthur Fire Chief meets with community members

Port Arthur Fire Chief Paul Benson, left, is pictured with Port Arthur Rotary President Arthur Thomas. Benson, who officially began his position July 19 visited ... Read more

by PA News, Saturday, July 24, 2021 12:44 am

Local

PHOTO FEATURE — Contractor completing water tower artwork

This year Nederland is repairing and repainting the Canal Avenue and Ave. G towers. Canal was done last month. The Ave. G tower should be ... Read more

by PA News, Saturday, July 24, 2021 12:41 am

Local

Mayor responds to Port Arthur Economic Development Corporation resignations citing council involvement

Two members of the Port Arthur Economic Development Corporation resigned this week, citing issues with the city council. However, one council member questions the abrupt ... Read more

by Monique Batson, Saturday, July 24, 2021 12:40 am

Local

Port Arthur man guilty of murder-for-hire; wanted estranged wife to “cry tears of blood”

BEAUMONT — A Honduran national residing in Port Arthur pleaded guilty Friday to federal violations in the Eastern District of Texas, according to acting U.S. ... Read more

by PA News, Saturday, July 24, 2021 12:38 am

Local

Port Arthur, Mid County experiencing surge in COVID; “variants” worry health department

Following the announcement of a COVID-19 related death in Port Neches, local health department officials said a current uptick in cases is likely due to ... Read more

by Monique Batson, Saturday, July 24, 2021 12:36 am

Local

Port Arthur Fire Dept: occupants escape house fire started by burning incense stick

At 10:02 a.m. Friday, the Port Arthur Fire Department responded to a house fire on Gulfway Drive. Firefighters found smoke exiting from the attic vents ... Read more

by PA News, Saturday, July 24, 2021 12:34 am

College/Pro Sports

Larry Bodin’s longtime commitment to local sports coverage won’t soon be forgotten

Larry Bodin was the ideal sports writer. He loved sports and thoroughly enjoyed having it as part of his life. For nearly four decades, he ... Read more

by Chris Moore, Saturday, July 24, 2021 12:32 am

Local

Indictment: Man steals car, teenager thrown from hood & Port Arthur police car struck

A man driving a stolen vehicle that collided with a patrol car last month was indicted by a Jefferson County grand jury for several crimes ... Read more

by PA News, Saturday, July 24, 2021 12:30 am

Local

Nederland man’s DWI case upgraded to felony due to previous record, authorities say

A presumed drunk driver reportedly had an open bottle of Crown Royal in his vehicle as he was leaving a Port Neches liquor store. The ... Read more

by PA News, Saturday, July 24, 2021 12:28 am

Groves

The newest edition of Greater Port Arthur The Magazine is here!

The newest edition of Greater Port Arthur The Magazine is now available, and it’s one you don’t want to miss. Our cover story spotlights a ... Read more

by PA News, Saturday, July 24, 2021 12:20 am

Local

RELIGION BRIEFS — Seminars to cover credit repair, entrepreneurship

Solid Rock Baptist Church, 1337 East Fifth St., will feature their “Happy Hour Bible Study” at 9:30 a.m. Sunday. The teacher and expositor will be director of evangelism ... Read more

by PA News, Saturday, July 24, 2021 12:16 am