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Monique Batson, Author at Port Arthur News

Local

BRIGHT FUTURES — Introducing Port Arthur 6th grader Tannika Roberts, top performer in library’s summer reading program

Tannika Roberts read for nearly 170 hours this summer, so it was no surprise when she was awarded the top spot in the Port Arthur ... Read more

by Monique Batson, Tuesday, August 3, 2021 12:38 am

Business

ON THE MENU — Big Doobie’s Boudin and Cracklins has big Cajun flavor in award-winning food

Big Doobie, Joshua Rodrigues’ nickname, isn’t for any reason that might come to mind. In fact, it happened by total accident. “It originated from a ... Read more

by Monique Batson, Saturday, July 31, 2021 12:55 am

Check this Out

Local authors share Mexican adventure, African American ABCs & devotional workbooks

Port Arthur native Gonzalo Alvarez took a deep dive into his culture to learn more about his past. But the end result has him on ... Read more

by Monique Batson, Saturday, July 31, 2021 12:52 am

Columns

MONIQUE BATSON — Being part of Motown and More was a Broadway moment of its own

Had you asked me Thursday morning, I would have told you I’m a good singer. I was two-time All-Region choir, sang at a number of ... Read more

by Monique Batson, Saturday, July 31, 2021 12:35 am

community

Judge: There is ‘considerable concern’ over increasing virus rates

On the day the City of Beaumont confirmed its first case of the COVID variant Delta, County Judge Jeff Branick stood on the steps of ... Read more

by Monique Batson, Friday, July 30, 2021 12:26 am

Beaumont

Judge Jeff Branick talks rising COVID cases, mask plea & future where restrictions could return

BEAUMONT — As local virus numbers continue to spike, County Judge Jeff Branick on Thursday morning stood on the steps of the Jefferson County Courthouse ... Read more

by Monique Batson, Thursday, July 29, 2021 10:08 am

Entertainment

Mexican Heritage Fiesta plans Port Arthur return; pageant entry deadline nears

With only one week left before deadline, the Mexican Heritage Society of Port Arthur is seeking pageant contestants as it prepares to resume the annual ... Read more

by Monique Batson, Thursday, July 29, 2021 12:37 am

Local

COVID concerns increase as cases spike, school year looms, town hall planned

With 78 new COVID-19 cases diagnosed Monday in Jefferson County, local officials gathered Tuesday to urge unvaccinated residents to take precautions against the virus and ... Read more

by Monique Batson, Wednesday, July 28, 2021 12:40 am

Entertainment

Get your tickets here for Thursday’s Motown and More show

There’s only one more day to get tickets for the Taylor Getwood Inaugural Motown and More Show, and event organizers say you’ll want to grab ... Read more

by Monique Batson, Wednesday, July 28, 2021 12:31 am

Business

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 with children at the Hughen Center. But ... Read more

by Monique Batson, Tuesday, July 27, 2021 12:32 am

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