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Stephen Hemelt, Author at Port Arthur News


STEPHEN HEMELT — Hard choice must be made about COVID-19’s most challenging dilemma

There are two competing concerns that drive most people’s problem, including my own, when it comes to navigating life in Texas amid the COVID-19 pandemic. ... Read more

by Stephen Hemelt, Friday, July 3, 2020 12:07 am


STEPHEN HEMELT — National Camera Day captures our history in spotlight

The year was 1962, as Bart Bragg remembers when, as a 15-year-old boy, he answered an important question posed by his parents: What do you ... Read more

by Stephen Hemelt, Monday, June 29, 2020 12:03 am


Post-lockdown Nederland tailgate party delayed by COVID-19 spike

NEDERLAND — Keith Gebauer feels living within the socially distant times of COVID-19 has a way of turning adults into children. “We’re all on lockdown, ... Read more

by Stephen Hemelt, Thursday, June 25, 2020 12:18 am


STEPHEN HEMELT — Memorial helping develop next generation of nurses

Timothy Tremont doesn’t pull any punches when talking about the success of Memorial High School’s program for Certified Nursing Assistants, also known as CNAs. It ... Read more

by Stephen Hemelt, Sunday, June 21, 2020 12:08 am


Basketball camp, youth football & cheerleading sign-up available

NEDERLAND — Youth sports are getting back in the swing of things, and parents and young athletes have some options. Nederland High School boys basketball ... Read more

by Stephen Hemelt, Saturday, June 13, 2020 12:07 am


Dr. Robin Perez talks retirement from NISD, battling cancer, advice for next superintendent

NEDERLAND — Dr. Robin Perez said she has a “very serious” form of cancer but even that wasn’t enough to make her immediately quit her ... Read more

by Stephen Hemelt, Thursday, June 11, 2020 7:10 pm


Nederland 4th of July Fireworks Extravaganza canceled

NEDERLAND — There will be no Nederland Fourth of July fireworks show in 2020. The Ninth Annual 4th of July Fireworks Extravaganza at Doornbos Park ... Read more

by Stephen Hemelt, Thursday, June 11, 2020 12:10 am


Nederland pool opening to community; reservation requirement protocol new this year

NEDERLAND — The Nederland Swimming Pool opens to the public on Friday, but it’s not going to be business as usual. City officials are stressing ... Read more

by Stephen Hemelt, Wednesday, June 10, 2020 1:44 pm


NISD Superintendent Dr. Robin Perez resigning

NEDERLAND — Nederland Independent School District Superintendent Dr. Robin Perez is resigning from her position as leader of the Mid-County school district. The move is ... Read more

by Stephen Hemelt, Tuesday, June 9, 2020 4:11 pm


STEPHEN HEMELT — Port Arthur grad completes Harvard Medical School with honors

When George Romar was in school in Port Arthur he made the mistake of turning in homework that had spaghetti sauce stains on it courtesy ... Read more

by Stephen Hemelt, Monday, June 8, 2020 12:07 am

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