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New Port Arthur school board approves purchase of nearly $700K in computer upgrades for K-2 students

Port Arthur Independent School District officials approved the canvas of election results from the school board trustee meeting ... Read more | Add your comment

PNPD: Man returns to scene of stolen truck, gets caught stealing more

PORT NECHES — A local man previously arrested for stealing a truck in Port Neches reportedly returned to ... Read more | Add your comment

Looking for a job in booming LNG growth? Try new Golden Pass website.

Golden Pass LNG, along with representatives of construction partner CCZJV, on Wednesday announced a new website aimed at ... Read more | Add your comment

Linh Nguyen & Jakelin Manzo overcome language barrier, troubled start, respectively, to excel at school

NEDERLAND — Two local high school seniors, one from Port Neches-Groves and one from Nederland, were recognized for ... Read more | Add your comment

Business

Silvia’s Tacos recognized as business of the year following near fatal crash

GROVES — After what was arguably the most difficult year for small businesses in the last century, the Groves Chamber of Commerce named Silvia’s Tacos ... Read more | Add your comment

by Chris Moore.

Business

PHOTO GALLERY: The Golden Cup hosts community for coffee, celebrates expansion plan

NEDERLAND — Janna Bartz, owner of The Golden Cup, recently celebrated a year in business on Boston Avenue. That stretch includes the coronavirus pandemic, two ... Read more | Add your comment

by Candace Hemelt.

High School Sports

Nederland’s leading scorer, rebounder Tyler Jackson signs with college

NEDERLAND — Anita Roman watched with tears of joy in her eyes Wednesday as her son, Tyler Jackson, signed his letter of intent to play ... Read more

by Chris Moore, Thursday, May 13, 2021 12:30 am

Local

Nederland Police Department arrests & responses: May 2-9

Nederland Police Department officers arrested the following individuals from May 2 to May 9: Brandon Hotchkiss, 21, warrant other agency Kenneth Morris, 29, possession of ... Read more

by PA News, Thursday, May 13, 2021 12:29 am

Columns

MARY MEAUX — Fundraiser for boy, 6, who died in ATV crash; rules of the road

A gofundme page has been setup for a 6-year-old boy who, on Saturday, was fatally struck by an ATV at Tyrrell Park in Beaumont. The ... Read more

by Mary Meaux, Thursday, May 13, 2021 12:28 am

High School Sports

Bulldogs reflect on baseball season

NEDERLAND — There is no shame in losing to the No. 1-ranked team in the state, Nederland head baseball coach Bryan Spell said. The Bulldogs ... Read more

by Chris Moore, Thursday, May 13, 2021 12:27 am

Local

June Badon School of Dance performers contribute superstar efforts

June Badon Elite School of Dance and Acrobatics competed last weekend at Dance Masters of America Chapter #3 and left with three titleholders, including Breelyn ... Read more

by PA News, Thursday, May 13, 2021 12:26 am

Columns

JODY PERRICONE — Neighborhood Watch and active residents are doing their part

A neighborhood watch, also called a crime watch, is an organized group of civilians devoted to crime and vandalism prevention within a neighborhood. Every day, ... Read more

by PA News, Thursday, May 13, 2021 12:25 am

Columns

CARA GUSTAFSON — This Skilled Nurses Week, let’s provide long-term care with long-term support

In the last year, nurses across the country have faced a level of uncertainty they’ve never experienced before. When COVID-19 began to spread without warning, ... Read more

by PA News, Thursday, May 13, 2021 12:24 am

Local

Port Arthur Health Department announces COVID-related death Wednesday morning

On Wednesday morning, the City of Port Arthur Health Department announced a COVID-19 related death for a Port Arthur resident. The individual, according to health ... Read more

by PA News, Wednesday, May 12, 2021 9:27 am

Business

See redevelopment plan for old Bank of America drive thru in Nederland

NEDERLAND — There is a plan to redevelop nearly two acres of Boston Avenue property that was once used as a 12-lane Bank of America ... Read more

by Stephen Hemelt, Wednesday, May 12, 2021 12:30 am

Education

Port Neches-Groves ISD completing full year of in-person learning in face of “all the doubters”

With 15 days left until graduation, the only Southeast Texas school district to not offer virtual learning in August is celebrating a successful school year. ... Read more

by Monique Batson, Wednesday, May 12, 2021 12:28 am

Lifestyle

Mid-County duo talks plans to create housing opportunities in their hometowns

PORT NECHES — Friends and business partners Trayce Boudoin and Ross Guidry are simultaneously helping the city they grew up in and building homes so ... Read more

by Mary Meaux, Wednesday, May 12, 2021 12:26 am

High School Sports

Steal-y resolve — Blake Bost nabbed nearly 30 bases during regular season

PORT NECHES — Port Neches-Groves leadoff hitter Blake Bost only needs to watch a few throws from an opposing pitcher before he feels like he ... Read more

by Chris Moore, Wednesday, May 12, 2021 12:24 am

Check this Out

PHOTO GALLERY: Port Neches-Groves ISD honors retirees

PORT NECHES — The Port Neches-Groves Independent School District honored a number of employees Monday evening at the district’s regular board meeting. All in attendance ... Read more

by Monique Batson, Wednesday, May 12, 2021 12:22 am

Columns

BOB WEST ON GOLF — Joe Gongora cashes in on his sixth hole in one

Aces are nothing new for Joe Gongora of Port Arthur but the one he made last Wednesday at Babe Zaharias carried multiple rewards beyond the ... Read more

by Bob West, Wednesday, May 12, 2021 12:06 am

Columns

CHRIS MOORE — Jason Lovejoy’s choice to pursue happiness is admirable

It seems so obvious to tell someone to do what they love. We often tell children to find something they enjoy doing and make a ... Read more

by Chris Moore, Wednesday, May 12, 2021 12:03 am

Letters to the Editor

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Time is now for Texas to fund more mental health support

May is Mental Health Month. By urging my public officials to prioritize suicide prevention, mental health and crisis care, I am hoping to influence collective ... Read more

by PA News, Wednesday, May 12, 2021 12:01 am

Local

Lamar University: Christopher Bates a Distinguished Young Alumnus

Each year, Lamar University honors outstanding alumni leaders in community service and philanthropy, business and civic engagement. This year Constable Christopher L. Bates has been ... Read more

by Monique Batson, Tuesday, May 11, 2021 12:34 am

Local

Unoccupied Nederland-area house fire deemed “suspicious”

NEDERLAND — Information about a Nederland-area house fire deemed suspicious is being sent to the state Fire Marshal’s Office, authorities said. Jefferson County Water District ... Read more

by Mary Meaux, Tuesday, May 11, 2021 12:32 am

Local

BRIGHT FUTURES — PNG soccer sensation Jason Lovejoy ready to leave the field behind

Jason Lovejoy doesn’t know how many college scholarship offers he’s received. There’s little doubt that the soccer player who currently is ranked 4th in the ... Read more

by Monique Batson, Tuesday, May 11, 2021 12:31 am

Local

Not many details known days following Port Arthur’s 1st homicide of 2021

Port Arthur experienced its first homicide of the year with the fatal shooting of Terrel Delaney Willis, 30, Friday night. Port Arthur Police Department dispatch ... Read more

by Mary Meaux, Tuesday, May 11, 2021 12:30 am

Business

Tees2urdoor production arm Imprint Studios expanding in Nederland

NEDERLAND — Don’t underestimate the economic power of a T-shirt. In fact, Maccie Varnado said a behind-the-scenes quote for her business is, “The T-shirt is ... Read more

by Stephen Hemelt, Tuesday, May 11, 2021 12:29 am

High School Sports

“Tink” throws personal best to bring home gold for Titans

Memorial’s Tre’Vonte “Tink” Caines was “in the zone” as student athletes from other schools threw the shot put at the UIL state track and field ... Read more

by Chris Moore, Tuesday, May 11, 2021 12:28 am

High School Sports

Port Neches-Groves wins big over weekend, advances to play Cougars

PORT NECHES — The Port Neches-Groves baseball team survived a hard-fought 2-1 series against La Porte to advance to the second round of the playoffs ... Read more

by Chris Moore, Tuesday, May 11, 2021 12:26 am

Columns

ASK A COP: Do you have to get out of the car when a police officer asks?

Martin from Port Arthur asks:  The other day my buddy was stopped by the police. I was a passenger in the car. No sure why, but the cop ... Read more

by PA News, Tuesday, May 11, 2021 12:25 am

Local

Port Arthur area wetlands targeted for restoration effort

Wetland supporters in and around Port Arthur city limits are getting a funding infusion. Grant funds were recently awarded to J.D. Murphree Wildlife Management Area ... Read more

by PA News, Tuesday, May 11, 2021 12:22 am