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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.

Groves

PNGISD board extends Superintendent Gonzales’ contract; District recognized as one of state’s best

PORT NECHES — After a nearly hour-long evaluation, the Port Neches-Groves Independent School District board of trustees extended Superintendent Dr. Mike Gonzales’ contract by one ... Read more

by I.C. Murrell, Wednesday, October 21, 2020 12:30 am

Local

Census 2020 effort complete; Port Arthur mayor says city could have used 2 more weeks

The 2020 census ended Oct. 15, but when the final population numbers will be revealed is not clear. U.S. Census Bureau officials reported Monday 99.98 ... Read more

by I.C. Murrell, Tuesday, October 20, 2020 12:29 am

Columns

I.C. MURRELL — Local industry handling the rock, wants locals

Liquefied natural gas — how often do we hear this term in these parts? How much do we know about LNG? Well, the second question ... Read more

by I.C. Murrell, Friday, October 16, 2020 12:17 am

Local

Port Arthur council trashes city’s waste collection, demands better plan

Port Arthur councilmembers are asking City Manager Ron Burton to submit a plan to make garbage pickup more expedient by the Oct. 27 regular meeting. ... Read more

by I.C. Murrell, Thursday, October 15, 2020 12:18 am

Local

PHOTOS — Catching ‘time’ on Keith Lake

James McCarter of Beaumont spends his Wednesday looking for a catch at Keith Lake on Texas 87 between the Port Arthur industrial area and Sabine ... Read more

by I.C. Murrell, Thursday, October 15, 2020 12:09 am

Local

Motiva acquiring another Downtown building; health department planning move; see the details

Motiva Enterprises is acquiring a fourth building for its ongoing downtown development, and the city of Port Arthur has authorized a lease agreement with a ... Read more

by I.C. Murrell, Wednesday, October 14, 2020 12:20 am

Local

Early voting begins; officials overcome initial snafu at Jefferson County Sub-Courthouse in Port Arthur

Voters of the Jefferson County general and special elections at the Jefferson County Sub-Courthouse in Port Arthur had to wait a little longer before they ... Read more

by I.C. Murrell, Tuesday, October 13, 2020 11:04 am

Local

Jefferson County bars reopening; Judge Jeff Branick, local owner talk impact

Bars and other establishments that account for at least 51 percent of sales from alcohol may reopen for business up to 50 percent capacity in ... Read more

by I.C. Murrell, Tuesday, October 13, 2020 12:25 am

High School Sports

Botched snaps, penalties sink Sharks in season opener

SABINE PASS — With no power in the entire community due to damage from Hurricane Delta, the Sabine Pass Sharks were not able to provide ... Read more

by I.C. Murrell, Monday, October 12, 2020 6:40 pm

Local

Relocating Port Arthur Health Department; City Council slated for Tuesday vote

The Port Arthur City Council is set to authorize a lease with Aurora Capital Holdings, a Motiva subsidiary, for the downtown property currently occupied by ... Read more

by I.C. Murrell, Monday, October 12, 2020 12:54 pm

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