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Former PNG stars Roschon Johnson, Blake Bost make college football marks

Former Port Neches-Groves quarterback Roschon Johnson made the highlight reels as he rushed for more than 100 yards ... Read more | Add your comment

Former Titans star Jomard Valsin takes part in new tradition due to leadership

A former Memorial Titans standout linebacker is rocking a new number this year for a special reason. Jomard ... Read more | Add your comment

Inaugural Orangetober Festival promises plenty of family fun Oct. 1 & 2

ORANGE — The City of Orange Convention & Visitors Bureau is excited to announce the inaugural Orangetober Festival. ... Read more | Add your comment

PHOTO FEATURE — Thank those who keep us looking good

The Port Arthur Convention & Visitors Bureau celebrated International Housekeepers Week (Sept. 12-18) by delivering snacks and Port ... Read more | Add your comment

Local

PAISD among many districts challenged with education rebound

The Port Arthur Independent School District is one of many across the state sorting its way through new mandates. House Bill 4545, passed during the ... Read more | Add your comment

by Mary Meaux.

Local

Nederland downtown development outlined by EDC, approved by city council

NEDERLAND — City officials say there are so many people who want to bring businesses to Nederland that the Economic Development Corporation is having a ... Read more | Add your comment

by Stephen Hemelt.

Columns

STEPHEN HEMELT — Hurricane names can have more than one impact

There are numerous things to hate about hurricanes and their impacts on our homes and communities. For me, personally, I hate the naming of these ... Read more

by Stephen Hemelt, Saturday, September 18, 2021 12:41 am

Local

Deadly Nederland COVID spike concerning; vaccination site planned Tuesday

NEDERLAND — There were 25 new cases of COVID-19 confirmed between Sept. 11-13 for residents of Nederland. Between Sept. 14-15, there were 26 new cases ... Read more

by Stephen Hemelt, Saturday, September 18, 2021 12:40 am

Local

Port Arthur Police seize cocaine, $44K in cash & gold-plated pistol

On Thursday at approximately 9:18 a.m., a Port Arthur Police Department officer conducted a traffic stop in the 2000 block of Woodworth Boulevard in reference ... Read more

by PA News, Saturday, September 18, 2021 12:38 am

Local

Drainage District 7 details differences, upgrades between Hurricanes Harvey & Nicholas

Inside the pump station at Alligator Bayou sits mammoth pieces of machinery capable of handling millions of gallons of water per minute. This pump station, ... Read more

by Mary Meaux, Saturday, September 18, 2021 12:37 am

Local

Plan for 5 new homes in Port Neches sparks drainage concern questions

PORT NECHES — A request to turn five empty lots on Bowlin Avenue into new homes ran into a bit of opposition Thursday night as ... Read more

by Monique Batson, Saturday, September 18, 2021 12:36 am

Business

ON THE MENU — Recharge Nutrition finds home with Edith’s Place on Procter

Mou’Rissa Broussard always knew she wanted to own her own business. Not knowing exactly where to focus her entrepreneurial skills, Broussard started going to Pro-Body ... Read more

by Chris Moore, Saturday, September 18, 2021 12:35 am

High School Sports

Nederland volleyball sweeps Crosby in Dog Dome

NEDERLAND — The Nederland High School volleyball team capped off a 3-0 win over Crosby with a comeback in the third set at the Dog ... Read more

by Chris Moore, Saturday, September 18, 2021 12:34 am

Local

RELIGION BRIEFS — Details released set for pastor, first lady’s appreciation banquet

Charlotte’s Cupboard will be open from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at 1919 Jefferson Drive. Charlotte’s Cupboard is open to everyone. Solid Rock Baptist Church, ... Read more

by PA News, Saturday, September 18, 2021 12:16 am

Groves

PNG bounces back against Galena Park

Port Neches-Groves volleyball bounced back with a 3-1 road win over Galena Park Friday. The Indians fell 3-0 to Barbers Hill Thursday. The game was ... Read more

by Chris Moore, Saturday, September 18, 2021 12:07 am

Columns

JODY HOLTON — Can You Hear Me Now? Let’s Talk About Ear Health

Many medical conditions, can affect your hearing health. Treatment of these and other hearing losses can often lead to improved or restored hearing. If left ... Read more

by Jody Holton, Saturday, September 18, 2021 12:04 am

Columns

KATHIE’S KORNER — Rain, Rain, Rain can be productive

Actually, I like the rain. I know you’re thinking, “are you crazy?” I’ve enjoyed rain from the time I was 3 years old jumping and ... Read more

by PA News, Saturday, September 18, 2021 12:01 am

College/Pro Sports

PNG’s Blake Bost sees action at quarterback for Texas A&M

Former Port Neches-Groves quarterback Blake Bost took the field for the Texas A&M Aggies at Kyle Stadium on Saturday. The quarterback got in the game ... Read more

by Chris Moore, Saturday, September 18, 2021 12:01 am

Beaumont

Armed ice cream man sentenced for firearms violation

BEAUMONT — An area man’s ice cream-and-children live stream eventually put him on ice as authorities said it cataloged the convicted felon illegally possessing a ... Read more

by PA News, Friday, September 17, 2021 6:06 pm

Local

3 Mid County deaths, 170 COVID cases reported by Port Arthur Health Department

The City of Port Arthur Health Department announced three COVID-19 related deaths and 170 new cases in its Friday morning update. The deaths were all ... Read more

by PA News, Friday, September 17, 2021 9:06 am

Education

Former Memorial High students receive rings for state championship performances

There were smiles all around Thursday when Texas 5A state champion shot-putter Tre’Vonte “Tink” Caines opened his ring box. Caines, a recent graduate of Memorial ... Read more

by Mary Meaux, Friday, September 17, 2021 12:30 am

Local

City Council gives final approval to Nederland EDC’s latest $400K downtown project

NEDERLAND — The city council gave final approval Thursday evening to a $400,000 plan for continued Downtown Nederland redevelopment. This week was the second of ... Read more

by Stephen Hemelt, Friday, September 17, 2021 12:28 am

Local

Alleged drunk driver causes multi-vehicle crash by Nederland school

NEDERLAND — An alleged intoxicated driver remained behind bars Thursday after being involved in a multiple-vehicle crash near a Nederland elementary school. Crystal Biscamp, 43, ... Read more

by PA News, Friday, September 17, 2021 12:26 am

College/Pro Sports

Blake Bost added to Aggies’ depth chart after starting QB injured

Former Port Neches-Groves quarterback Blake Bost has made his way onto the active roster for the Texas A&M Aggies. Starting quarterback Haynes King broke his ... Read more

by Chris Moore, Friday, September 17, 2021 12:24 am

Local

Port Neches Chamber honors star student Emily Smith

PORT NECHES — School administrators joked Thursday that it was only a matter of time before Emily Smith was recognized as Student of Month. The ... Read more

by Candace Hemelt, Friday, September 17, 2021 12:22 am

Local

PHOTO FEATURE — SETX Nonprofit Development Center leaders speaks to Rotary

Mary Young, interim director of the Southeast Texas Nonprofit Development Center, speaks at the Thursday Port Arthur Rotary meeting.     Read more

by Monique Batson, Friday, September 17, 2021 12:14 am

Beaumont

Phelan forms House select committee on youth health & safety

AUSTIN — Speaker Dade Phelan announced Thursday the formation of the House Select Committee on Youth Health and Safety in an effort to improve coordination ... Read more

by PA News, Friday, September 17, 2021 12:12 am

Groves

Groves Police Department arrests & responses: Sept. 8-14

Groves Police Department officers made the following arrests and responded to the following calls from Sept. 8 to Sept. 14: Sept. 8 Miranda Kellogg, 35, ... Read more

by PA News, Friday, September 17, 2021 12:10 am

Columns

MONIQUE BATSON — Living in Southeast Texas has made it easy to ignore surrounding dangers

I used to joke that my death would come from a plant explosion because no one could decipher the sirens and always just called it ... Read more

by Monique Batson, Friday, September 17, 2021 12:03 am

Local

18-wheeler overturns in Port Arthur

An 18-wheeler has overturned at the intersection of 19th Street and Orange Avenue in Port Arthur. Public Works and City Administration are asking all drivers ... Read more

by PA News, Thursday, September 16, 2021 12:07 pm

Local

City of Port Arthur announces water concerns for Lakeside community

The City of Port Arthur announced residents surrounding the 5300 block of Prospect Avenue may experience little to no water pressure for the next 2-4 ... Read more

by PA News, Thursday, September 16, 2021 11:25 am