, Port Arthur, Texas

January 27, 2014

UPDATED — Closings and cancellations

The Port Arthur News

— Send notifications of cancellations because of the weather to

All non-essential personnel for the City of Port Arthur will be excused from regular work duties on Tuesday. The National Weather Service has advised that precipitation and cold temperatures will make driving conditions hazardous from early Tuesday morning until some undetermined time in the future, according to a press release from City Manager Floyd Johnson.

City employees are asked to stay tuned to the local media for updates.

BEAUMONT —  Due to the forecast of inclement weather, Lamar University will be closed Tuesday. Monday’s evening classes will be held as scheduled. All classes will resume and offices will open Wednesday.

Lamar State College-Port Arthur will close its campus on Tuesday, Jan. 28, due to the projected inclement weather in the region.

Evening classes will go on as planned Monday night at the college but all classes for Tuesday, Jan. 28, have been canceled.

BEAUMONT — Jefferson County offices will be closed on Tuesday due to the forecast of inclement weather.

A decision will be made on Tuesday regarding whether to reopen on Wednesday.

All Nederland ISD schools and offices will be closed Tuesday Jan. 28 and Wednesday Jan. 29 due the approaching winter storm.

Parents are being notified through the District's telephone call-out system. As additional information becomes available, it will be posted on this website. Please monitor local media for the latest weather updates.

For the safety of staff and students, Catholic schools in the Diocese of Beaumont will be closed Tuesday, Jan.  28, and Wednesday, Jan. 29  due to the predicted inclement weather. The special celebration for Catholic Schools Week called the Rainbow Mass is also canceled. Catholic schools in Southeast Texas are St. Catherine of Siena in Port Arthur, St. Mary in Orange, Msgr. Kelly High School, St. Anne and St. Anthony Cathedral Basilica School, all in Beaumont.


Due to severe weather and potentially unsafe travel conditions that are predicted to affect the Southeast Texas area, Hamshire-Fannett ISD will not have school on Tuesday, Jan. 28. The district will continue to closely monitor the weather situation throughout the day on Tuesday and will provide updates as needed. These updates may be found on the district website, local media and through the district’s parent notification system.

Port Arthur ISD will be closed Tuesday, Jan. 28 due to forecasted inclement weather. The district will make a decision on whether or not we will be closed on Wednesday, Jan. 29 no later than 6 p.m. on Tuesday evening.

The Hughen Center’s Bob Hope School and Hebert Adult Daycare Center will be closed on Tuesday, Jan. 28 due to inclement weather.

Due to the approaching weather conditions, classes in Sabine Pass ISD will be canceled for Tuesday. The district will have a late arrival on Wednesday at 11 a.m.

Port Neches-Groves ISD Superintendent Rodney Cavness announced that all PN-GISD campuses will be closed due to inclement weather on Tuesday, Jan. 28. District officials will meet on Tuesday to determine the plan for Wednesday. Parents, students and employees are encouraged to stay tuned to media outlets for updates.

Information regarding extracurricular activity cancellations will be posted on the Port Neches-Groves High School website.

BEAUMONT — The wacky weather in Southeast Texas, for the first time in 25 years, has forced the rescheduling of 53rd Mental Health America of Southeast Texas’s annual meeting and gala.

The event was to be held Tuesday, Jan. 28. The event has been rescheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 18 and will be held at the MCM Eleganté Hotel at 6:30 p.m.

A LifeShare blood drive to be held at Port Arthur News on Tuesday will be rescheduled due to the prediction of inclement weather.

The Greater Port Arthur Chamber of Commerce’s 114th Annual Banquet is postponed due to the prediction of inclement weather, according to officials with the chamber.

The event will be rescheduled.

Classes in Bridge City ISD canceled for Tuesday, Jan. 28 due to icy weather conditions. Please pay attention to for information regarding Wednesday's schedule. Parents will also be notified via the School Messenger system.

ORANGE — The Lutcher Theater's presentation of Stuart Little , rescheduled for Tuesday, Jan. 28, has been canceled due to the threat of inclement weather. If arrangements can be made to reschedule the performance, patrons will be notified of future plans.

There will be no school Tuesday, Jan. 28 for students or staff at Little Cypress-Mauriceville CISD. Parents can log onto the LCM Facebook page for all up to date announcements on weather closures at

Both the boys and girls soccer games will be played Monday, Jan. 27, as scheduled. All athletic events are canceled for Tuesday, Jan. 28.