SOUTHEAST TEXAS —
SOUTHEAST TEXAS —
State Sen. Wendy Davis burst onto the national political stage in June, when she spent 11 hours filibustering in an attempt to block Senate Bill 5, a contentious piece of legislation that banned abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy and required abortion clinics to meet the same standards as an ambulatory surgical center. Although the bill passed the next month during a special session called by Gov. Rick Perry, Davis breathed new life into a Texas Democratic Party that last saw an official elected to statewide office in 1994.
If you're looking for a place to bring the kids trick or treating, or maybe looking for a great patch to grab a pumpkin here is a list of events planned around the area.
The portion of Highway 73 traveling eastbound at U.S. Highway 69 will be blocked for two to three hours due to an overturned 18-wheeler. Motorists should take an alternate route to avoid the area.
The Port Arthur Police Department is on scene and investigating the accident. No further details are known at this time.
Motorcyclists, Coast Guard and members of the Hamshire-Fannett Fire Department along with the public are gathered at Jack Brooks Regional Airport to pay tribute to fallen soldier Anthony Maddox.
Marathoner Jeremy Fermo didn’t know much anything about sports when he was a student at Nederland High School.
“I was in the Nederland marching band; I didn’t take P.E.,” the 33-year-old Lumberton resident said.
It wasn’t until he wanted to lose a few pounds years back and started walking that he started caring about his physical fitness. Walking turned into running and then he started training for his first half-marathon about three years ago.
What began as a way for Gene Messer to pass time has turned into a passion to teach others the dying art of whittling.
After news broke that Glenda and Ronald Key’s son, Spc. Anthony R. Maddox, had died from burns sustained in a non-combat situation while on active duty in Afghanistan, the family has received an outpouring of support from their community.
On Wednesday, two strangers stopped by their Port Arthur home to drop off a handmade patriotic quilt and a homemade cake for the couple. In the afternoon hours, two of Glenda’s coworkers from Community Bank arrived with food from Chick-fil-A and offered any kind of support to the couple.
Twinkies are back, but they may be a bit smaller than you remember.
The new owners of Hostess have leaner operating costs now that they're no longer using unionized workers. It turns out the spongy yellow cakes may also be a little smaller than the last Twinkies people remember eating.
“It’s like a little moving city,” said Jessica Clowers, the show’s assistant animal trainer, of the Gold Tour, which boasts three female Asian elephants, three camels — two adults and an 11-month-old — and five especially well-trained dogs.