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I.C. Murrell, Author at Port Arthur News

I.C. Murrell was promoted to editor of The News, effective Oct. 14, 2019. He previously served as sports editor since August 2015 and has won or shared eight first-place awards from state newspaper associations and corporations. He was born in Memphis, Tennessee, grew up mostly in Pine Bluff, Arkansas, and graduated from the University of Arkansas at Monticello.

Local

PA Council roundup: USA Rail, Motiva projects property abandonments; election set; $25 questioned

Port Arthur councilmembers this week approved the abandonment of property for USA Rail Terminals and Motiva Enterprises to commence projects. Following public hearings involving requests ... Read more

by I.C. Murrell, Saturday, August 8, 2020 12:27 am

Local

PHOTO FEATURE — New storefront enjoys fresh coast of paint

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by I.C. Murrell, Saturday, August 8, 2020 12:10 am

BREAKING NEWS

State investigation: Residents, staff of Port Arthur nursing home put at risk of COVID-19

An investigation into a Port Arthur nursing facility by the Texas Health and Human Services Commission found that the facility placed 20 residents and facility ... Read more

by I.C. Murrell, Friday, August 7, 2020 8:37 pm

Columns

I.C. MURRELL — Plan for Port Arthur workers returning to city hall likely resonating

It’s been no secret that city hall has been closed to the public since March due to the effects of coronavirus (and if you must ... Read more

by I.C. Murrell, Friday, August 7, 2020 12:18 am

Local

Port Arthur councilmembers putting heat on contractors over unfinished projects

Port Arthur City Councilmembers sent a message to contractors who they say have taken more time on city projects than necessary without facing a penalty. ... Read more

by I.C. Murrell, Thursday, August 6, 2020 12:20 am

Local

Port Arthur adds extra garbage pickup fee & charge for extra commercial containers

The city of Port Arthur has added a $1.75 monthly fee per customer request for extra garbage pickup, ending what had been a complimentary service ... Read more

by I.C. Murrell, Thursday, August 6, 2020 12:17 am

Groves

VIDEO: Bartie invites area to take pledge to “Turn Down the Numbers”

On the same day Port Arthur announced its 15th coronavirus-related death, Mayor Thurman Bartie invited residents and local officials of his and surrounding cities to ... Read more

by I.C. Murrell, Wednesday, August 5, 2020 6:18 pm

Groves

Judge Branick: Masks, quarantine rules helping lower COVID-19 cases

Jefferson County Judge Jeff Branick credits observance of Gov. Greg Abbott’s executive order regarding facemasks and recent reminders about the county’s quarantine policy with helping ... Read more

by I.C. Murrell, Wednesday, August 5, 2020 12:20 am

Lamar/LSC-PA

LARRY ALEXANDER 1956-2020: Assistant coach helped Seahawks win 2011 region tournament title

Matt Cross met Larry Alexander in 2006 when Cross took over the men’s basketball team at Texas College in Tyler. Three years later, Lamar State ... Read more

by I.C. Murrell, Tuesday, August 4, 2020 12:30 am

Local

PHOTOS: City, volunteers pitch in for Port Arthur’s homeless

Members of the city of Port Arthur’s solid waste department assisted the homeless community on Ninth Avenue and volunteers from New World Harvest Church on ... Read more

by I.C. Murrell, Tuesday, August 4, 2020 12:17 am

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