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Stephen Hemelt, Author at Port Arthur News


Superintendent says Nederland School Board may have to consider ending online learning option

NEDERLAND — Nederland Independent School District leaders may soon be discussing an end to the district’s online learning module. Families within the school district — ... Read more

by Stephen Hemelt, Wednesday, October 21, 2020 12:29 am


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 wasn’t very good. She had never played ... Read more

by Stephen Hemelt, Tuesday, October 20, 2020 12:30 am


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


Nederland Council cancels 2020 city-sponsored events

NEDERLAND — Some of Nederland’s favorite community events won’t be taking place in 2020. Nederland City Council members voted unanimously this week to cancel city-sponsored ... Read more

by Stephen Hemelt, Friday, October 16, 2020 12:18 am


Fall Market Day in Nederland delivering outdoor vendors, store sales

NEDERLAND — Fall Market Day, with six hours of outdoor shopping and dozens of vendors, is planned Saturday on Boston Avenue in Nederland. Hosted annually ... Read more

by Stephen Hemelt, Thursday, October 15, 2020 12:17 am


Nederland officer demonstrates bravery, valor during heated arrest with pointed weapon

NEDERLAND — In a July interview with Port Arthur Newsmedia, Police Chief Gary Porter said, “we’re very lucky no one was killed” during his breakdown ... Read more

by Stephen Hemelt, Wednesday, October 14, 2020 12:19 am


Delta strikes locally stronger than Laura; Weather Service says it needs “to study to see why”

If Hurricane Delta Friday afternoon and evening felt worse than Hurricane Laura six weeks ago, it’s because it was. Hurricane Laura was a destructive Category 4, ... Read more

by Stephen Hemelt, Saturday, October 10, 2020 9:30 am


STEPHEN HEMELT — Central’s jazz band performance is “state championship celebration” worthy

Jonathan Blake explains the amazing accomplishment best. The Central Middle School Jazz Band in Nederland operates under his direction. Central’s jazz band submitted recordings from ... Read more

by Stephen Hemelt, Saturday, October 10, 2020 12:04 am


Nederland spending $1.4M for new truck, greater fire protection

NEDERLAND — The City of Nederland’s newest vehicle costs more than $1.4 million, but city leaders are unanimous in purchase support, citing the safety and ... Read more

by Stephen Hemelt, Tuesday, October 6, 2020 12:29 am


STEPHEN HEMELT — Success, potential highlighted in Greater Port Arthur The Magazine

Some might have said, “remember when” or “it will never be the same.” I bet plenty of people just called it an eyesore. Yet, Warren ... Read more

by Stephen Hemelt, Saturday, October 3, 2020 12:25 am

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