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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.

Beaumont

What’s next for Lamar football, fall sports after Southland Conference postpones league contests

The Southland Conference has postponed league contests for fall sports including football. The conference on Thursday announced the decision from the Board of Directors that ... Read more

by I.C. Murrell, Thursday, August 13, 2020 12:21 am

Beaumont

Winemakers protest during governor’s visit, lobby for hurting businesses to reopen

BEAUMONT — Winemakers Traci Tucker, Clay Rollins and Stacy Rollins took an early seat just outside the Jefferson County Courthouse on Tuesday afternoon in hopes ... Read more

by I.C. Murrell, Thursday, August 13, 2020 12:17 am

College/Pro Sports

Wade Phillips remembers late UH coach Bill Yeoman as ‘forward-thinking’

Wade Phillips played his junior and senior seasons under his father Bum at Port Neches-Groves High School before Bum took the defensive coordinator position under ... Read more

by I.C. Murrell, Wednesday, August 12, 2020 4:21 pm

Beaumont

Governor talks downward trend in daily COVID-19 cases while speaking in Jefferson County

BEAUMONT — As three more Port Arthur and Nederland residents succumbed to coronavirus Tuesday, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott acknowledged the improvement of the average number ... Read more

by I.C. Murrell, Tuesday, August 11, 2020 1:55 pm

Local

Administrator: Senior Rehab staff, residents not in danger of COVID-19 during state probe

None of the staff members and residents of Senior Rehabilitation & Skilled Nursing Center in Port Arthur have tested positive for coronavirus during or after ... Read more

by I.C. Murrell, Tuesday, August 11, 2020 12:30 am

Local

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

Port Arthur council members last week approved the abandonment of property for USA Rail Terminals and Motiva Enterprises to commence projects. Following public hearings involving ... 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

Local

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

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