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Abbott announces initial COVID-19 vaccine distribution for December

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has allotted more than 1.4 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines to ... Read more | Add your comment

Jefferson County not facing COVID business occupancy rollback just yet

Despite single-day records set Tuesday in the number of confirmed coronavirus cases, businesses in Jefferson and surrounding counties ... Read more | Add your comment

Police chase in Nederland leads to crash, 2 sent to hospital

NEDERLAND — Charges are pending against a man who led Nederland Police on a short chase before running ... Read more | Add your comment

Groves Police team with PNG students, volunteers to brighten Christmas for 50 families in need

The Groves Police Department is getting ready to make Christmas a bit merrier for approximately 50 local families ... Read more | Add your comment

Local

Dozens of stolen Port Arthur firearms are getting into criminals’ hands. You can help stop it.

Stolen firearms often land in the hands of criminals. One stolen Port Arthur gun was recovered on a suspected gang member who was killed in ... Read more | Add your comment

by Mary Meaux.

Columns

CHRIS MOORE — Tough Titans deserve supportive city behind them

The Memorial Titans football team has a chance to accomplish something that has not been done in the high school’s 19-year history Friday by completing ... Read more | Add your comment

by Chris Moore.

High School Sports

Basketball teams waiting longer than usual for football players

As with everything else in the year 2020, Texas high school basketball is facing unprecedented times. The uncertainty of the high school football season pushed ... Read more

by Chris Moore, Wednesday, December 2, 2020 12:13 am

Beaumont

Spindletop Center reopens newly renovated Hope Center

BEAUMONT — Spindletop’s Hope Center, closed due to flood damage during Tropical Storm Imelda, reopened this week. After being closed for over a year, Hope ... Read more

by PA News, Wednesday, December 2, 2020 12:04 am

Local

PA Greater Minority Chamber asks shoppers to support Black-owned biz during holiday season

The Port Arthur Greater Minority Chamber of Commerce and the Obama Foundation issued statements encouraging shoppers to buy from local Black-owned businesses this holiday season. ... Read more

by PA News, Wednesday, December 2, 2020 12:03 am

Columns

BOB WEST ON GOLF — Golf has proven safe, popular amidst pandemic

In a 2020 that will long be remembered for the tragic toll taken by the COVID-19 pandemic, from more than a quarter million lives lost, ... Read more

by Bob West, Wednesday, December 2, 2020 12:02 am

Columns

CULINARY THRILL SEEKING — Dreams come in shape of spices

Is branding for Dreams Aren’t This Good bold with a “most addicting salsa in the world” claim? I was attracted to Just Dance Jalapeño Salsa ... Read more

by Darragh Doiron, Wednesday, December 2, 2020 12:02 am

Columns

CHARLIE JEHLEN — Mid-Jefferson County Retired School Personnel keeps message in front of legislators

House Bill 430 would terminate the Texas Public School Employees Group Insurance Program for retirees and represents why the 87th Legislature will make decisions critical ... Read more

by PA News, Wednesday, December 2, 2020 12:01 am

Columns

BRIAN JOHNSON ON OUTDOORS — Christmas shopping list for fishermen

Now that Thanksgiving is over, it’s time to pull out the Christmas decorations and get ready for my favorite Holiday of the year. I absolutely ... Read more

by PA News, Wednesday, December 2, 2020 12:01 am

Local

Judge explains how Jefferson County businesses might roll back to 50% occupancy standard

Businesses in Jefferson County and throughout Texas eligible to maintain up to 75 percent of maximum occupancy may soon have to restrict that rate. Under ... Read more

by I.C. Murrell, Tuesday, December 1, 2020 2:21 pm

Local

ICU hospitalizations due to COVID-19 more than double in Jefferson County

Coronavirus data for Jefferson County revealed more alarming statistics earlier this week. With more than 2,000 new confirmed cases in the county during November, including ... Read more

by I.C. Murrell, Tuesday, December 1, 2020 1:37 pm

Local

Troopers: Pickup towing trailer strikes school bus with 17 students on board in Jefferson County

Texas Department of Public Safety troopers investigated a two-vehicle crash Tuesday morning on SH 73, just east of Mile Marker 750, involving a school bus. ... Read more

by PA News, Tuesday, December 1, 2020 10:35 am

High School Sports

See how Titans coaches say Adrian Hayward is turning hard times into gridiron success

Memorial junior running back Adrian Hayward admitted he was a handful as a freshman. In the ninth grade, he was only two years removed from ... Read more

by Chris Moore, Tuesday, December 1, 2020 12:30 am

High School Sports

Two-way standout Kyndon Fuselier has 2 shots at receiving yards title

NEDERLAND — A share of the District 12-5A Division II title and a No. 1 seed will be on the line when the Nederland Bulldogs ... Read more

by Chris Moore, Tuesday, December 1, 2020 12:29 am

Local

Port Neches homeowner watching TV at 2 a.m. forced to fight man after break-in

PORT NECHES — A man broke into a Port Neches home only to find the homeowner on the couch watching TV, leading to a scuffle. ... Read more

by PA News, Tuesday, December 1, 2020 12:20 am

Local

Port Arthur’s Ike Mills advocates for Justice for Black Farmers Act

A Port Arthur man who heads Texas AgriForestry Small Farmers and Ranchers (TASFR) is pushing for Congress to put an end to discrimination against Black ... Read more

by I.C. Murrell, Tuesday, December 1, 2020 12:19 am

Local

BRIGHT FUTURES — St. Catherine using smart thermometers to combat health concerns

Communication and technology are vital for St. Catherine of Siena School leaders working on a daily basis to protect children from COVID-19 while keeping parents informed. ... Read more

by Stephen Hemelt, Tuesday, December 1, 2020 12:18 am

Local

Mother expresses concern, wants help to slow down Port Neches speeders

PORT NECHES — A Port Neches mother, concerned about speeding vehicles on a neighborhood street, is hoping for a solution from city leaders. Krystle Deville ... Read more

by Mary Meaux, Tuesday, December 1, 2020 12:17 am

Local

PA keeping holiday spirit alive with upcoming, socially distanced events

There may not be a parade in the traditional sense this year, but the folks at Port Arthur City Hall found a way to bring ... Read more

by Mary Meaux, Tuesday, December 1, 2020 12:16 am

Local

Nederland Police arrests, responses for Nov. 23-29

Nederland Police arrested the following individuals from Nov. 23 to Nov. 29: Paris Maas, 27, assault offense touch-family violence Kalon Garlington, 42, warrant other agency ... Read more

by PA News, Tuesday, December 1, 2020 12:15 am

Columns

ASK A COP — Blue placard is the ticket to parking in handicapped spot

Winnie from Port Arthur asks: I am a legal holder of disabled parking plates and placard. I recently purchased a new vehicle, which of course ... Read more

by PA News, Tuesday, December 1, 2020 12:02 am

Letters to the Editor

LETTER TO THE EDITOR — Secretary Hughs commends Texas voters following Nov. 3 General Election

Despite the challenges presented by COVID-19, this election was a resounding success, and turnout among registered voters was the highest in 28 years as Texans ... Read more

by PA News, Tuesday, December 1, 2020 12:01 am

Local

Early voting times established for Port Arthur council runoffs

The city of Port Arthur has announced times and dates for early voting for the two City Council runoff races. Former Councilman Willie “Bae” Lewis ... Read more

by PA News, Monday, November 30, 2020 5:41 pm

Local

SETX freeze warning in place; protect your pets

A freeze warning will go into effect tonight with temperatures dropping for the first time this season in Southeast Texas. It is important to prepare ... Read more

by PA News, Monday, November 30, 2020 3:26 pm

Beaumont

Shooting sends area teenager to Houston hospital for treatment; police ask for video help

Beaumont Police responded to 1280 Saxe in reference to a shooting victim late Saturday night. When officers arrived, they located a 16-year-old male near an ... Read more

by PA News, Monday, November 30, 2020 11:59 am

Local

Port Arthur planning Drive – Thru Christmas celebration next week; check out the details

A free bag of goodies and T-shirt will be handed out during Port Arthur’s Drive – Thru Christmas. City leaders said the event is scheduled ... Read more

by PA News, Monday, November 30, 2020 11:21 am

Local

Mayor Thurman Bartie’s Christmas Meal Giveaway set. See how to sign up.

Sign-up has begun to receive a free Christmas meal courtesy of the City of Port Arthur through Mayor Thurman Bartie’s Christmas Meal Giveaway. The program ... Read more

by PA News, Monday, November 30, 2020 9:13 am