, Port Arthur, Texas

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  • Jeremy Fermo- Got milk1.jpg Fermo's Got Chocolate Milk

    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.

    July 29, 2013 4 Photos

  • woodcarver 1.jpg Messer devoted to art of whittling

    What began as a way for Gene Messer to pass time has turned into a passion to teach others the dying art of whittling.

    July 29, 2013 5 Photos

  • maddox family.jpg Parents of PA soldier grateful for ‘overwhelming community support’

    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.

    July 25, 2013 1 Photo

  • twinkees.jpg Twinkies may be smaller than people recall

    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.

    July 15, 2013 1 Photo

  • Circus.jpg 'The greatest show on earth' comes to Beaumont

    “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.

    July 12, 2013 1 Photo

  • Horiz for Web.jpg Spindletop Rollergirls skate at The Reservation

    July 10, 2013 4 Photos

  • Wild art-splash park.jpg Saturdays for locals only at PN spray park

    When Port Neches first opened its riverfront spray park in 2008, few could have guessed just how popular the kid-friendly watering hole would become.
    So much so, that the city has elected to implement rules to allow city residents private time to play among the treasure-themed water park.

    July 10, 2013 1 Photo

  • at201303_model.jpg TS Chantal heading west toward Cuba

    Though it shouldn’t threaten Southeast Texas, Tropical Storm Chantal is a reminder that the 2013 hurricane season is predicted to be busy by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

    July 8, 2013 1 Photo

  • fourth.jpg Celebrate Fourth of July southeast Texas style

    Looking for a place to hear some patriotic music, catch a fireworks show and celebrate the Fourth of July? Then check out this listing of Independence Day events around the area.

    July 3, 2013 1 Photo

  • beach.jpg McFaddin Beach-goers bemoan lack of upkeep

    Strolling McFaddin Beach barefoot is not recommended.
    After a short time, the shoreline begins to recede, eventually giving way to gravel and sharp pointed rocks at the edge of the murky waters.  That assumes, of course, one can even find the shoreline amid the piles of seaweed and debris that litter the shore. With no garbage cans in sight, the remnants of meals and beverages remain wherever people throw them.

    July 1, 2013 1 Photo