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Port Arthur, Mid-County businesses wrestle with mask dilemma

The lifting of the mask mandate by Texas Gov. Greg Abbott is giving a slight pause to some ... Read more | Add your comment

Port Neches leaders talk return of RiverFest in 2021

PORT NECHES — Port Neches RiverFest will be one of the first attractions to return to Southeast Texas ... Read more | Add your comment

STEPHEN HEMELT — Incentives needed to battle shortfall of PAPD officers

Port Arthur needs help filling the ranks of its police department with the quality law enforcement officers local ... Read more | Add your comment

UIL leaves COVID-19 protocols up to schools; Nederland announces changes

Following Governor Greg Abbott’s decision earlier this week to cease all COVID-19 mandates in the state, the University ... Read more | Add your comment

Local

Port Neches man linked to video voyeurism. Women victimized in illegal mall & gas station cases.

A Port Neches man accused of using his cell phone to record a woman using a public restroom at Parkdale Mall earlier this year has ... Read more | Add your comment

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Local

Indictment: Nederland man assaults pregnant girlfriend, rips bird’s head off

A Nederland man accused of assaulting his pregnant girlfriend reportedly killed her mother’s pet bird, tore the bird’s head off and threw it at the ... Read more | Add your comment

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Local

The News, Lamar University hosting Port Arthur parks election town hall

A Port Arthur Newsmedia joint project with Lamar University for a virtual town hall concerning Port Arthur’s May 1 election is open to the public ... Read more

by PA News, Saturday, March 6, 2021 12:24 am

Groves

RETURN TO BUSINESS: Groves celebrates Bella Ink Studios, 1st ribbon cutting since pandemic began

GROVES — The city of Groves celebrated its first ribbon cutting this week for a new business since the beginning of the pandemic. On a ... Read more

by Chris Moore, Saturday, March 6, 2021 12:22 am

Beaumont

Assaults on family members, public servants, emergency personnel lowlight grand jury indictments

A variety of assaults, from those involving family members, public servants, emergency personnel and peace officers tops this week’s lists of indictments handed down by ... Read more

by PA News, Saturday, March 6, 2021 12:18 am

Local

Police say Port Arthur man shot into car with 5 people, including 1-year-old

A 21-year-old Port Arthur man is indicted on charges of shooting into a vehicle with adults and children inside and for unlawful possession of a ... Read more

by PA News, Saturday, March 6, 2021 12:16 am

Local

Indictment: Nurse seeing black dots following hospital fracas

A Nederland woman who reportedly swung the wire leads from her cardiac box and hit a nurse, cutting the medical professional’s eye late was indicted ... Read more

by PA News, Saturday, March 6, 2021 12:15 am

Local

PAISD hosting event to answer all Title 1 questions

Local parents have an opportunity to get all their Title 1 questions answered via the Port Arthur Independent School District’s Federal Funding Department. All schools ... Read more

by PA News, Saturday, March 6, 2021 12:12 am

Local

Port Neches Police Department responses: Feb. 22-28

Port Neches Police responded to the following calls from Feb. 22 to Feb. 28: Feb. 22 No reports. Feb. 23 An assault was reported in ... Read more

by PA News, Saturday, March 6, 2021 12:11 am

Groves

RELIGION BRIEFS: Groves Knights of Columbus selling fish dinners during Lent

Groves Knights of Columbus is selling fish dinners during Lent, with drive-thru pick-up planned from 4 to 7 p.m. each Friday through March 26. Dinners ... Read more

by PA News, Saturday, March 6, 2021 12:10 am

High School Sports

Memorial sophomore powerlifter heading to state

Memorial sophomore Madison Parker had not lifted any weights prior to this school year. In two weeks, Parker will compete in the state 5A competition ... Read more

by Chris Moore, Saturday, March 6, 2021 12:10 am

Columns

JODY HOLTON — Dreaded Allergy Season is upon us

Ahhhhh Choo!!! Remember the good old days when we weren’t worried that every sniffle and cough was the plague? Here we are, knee deep in ... Read more

by Jody Holton, Saturday, March 6, 2021 12:04 am

Columns

HARRY ABRAMS – Easter’s roots trace back to pagan celebration

Easter is a feast or festival of the Christian church that commemorates the resurrection of Jesus Christ. It is celebrated on the first Sunday following ... Read more

by PA News, Saturday, March 6, 2021 12:03 am

Columns

MARK PORTERIE — Virtual learning not working for PAISD

Over the last year our district has faced incredible challenges in providing education to our students. Virtual learning has become a part of every student’s ... Read more

by PA News, Saturday, March 6, 2021 12:02 am

BREAKING NEWS

Port Arthur ISD, NISD announce mask guidelines

The Texas Education Agency has provided guidance that allows school districts to maintain current mask policies. Port Arthur ISD’s top priority will always be the ... Read more

by PA News, Friday, March 5, 2021 3:57 pm

Beaumont

Whata Tip — Police credit Crime Stoppers call after 2 arrested for drive-thru beating

A Crime Stopper’s Tip led to the arrests of two people in connection with the violent drive-thru attack of a Whataburger patron, police said. “Thank ... Read more

by PA News, Friday, March 5, 2021 11:26 am

Local

UPDATE: Motorist killed when dump truck crashes into Honda; infant child appears OK

BRIDGE CITY — At approximately 8:15 a.m. Friday, Texas Department of Public Safety troopers responded to a multiple vehicle crash on FM 408 in Orange ... Read more

by PA News, Friday, March 5, 2021 10:09 am

Local

Game room, washateria robbed: 2 indicted in separate Port Arthur investigations

Investigation and prosecution following arrests in two Port Arthur business robberies — a game room and a washateria — continued this week with the indictments ... Read more

by PA News, Friday, March 5, 2021 12:20 am

Local

SENIOR STARTUP: Ballot item seeks funding to upgrade PA Recreation & Senior Center

The City of Port Arthur Recreation and Senior Center will get a freshening up, some much needed renovations and possibly more should voters approve a ... Read more

by Mary Meaux, Friday, March 5, 2021 12:19 am

Local

Port Arthur killing, home burning leads to weapons indictment in ongoing investigation

Fabbian Donta Scott, a 23-year-old Port Arthur man, was indicted for unlawful carrying of a weapon on licensed premises in a case police believe is ... Read more

by PA News, Friday, March 5, 2021 12:18 am

High School Sports

Nederland athletes, familiarity create slick fielding defense

NEDERLAND — The Nederland Bulldogs are 4-1 to start off their season and the team’s stingy defense is to thank, according to head coach Bryan ... Read more

by Chris Moore, Friday, March 5, 2021 12:10 am

High School Sports

Shortstop Wade Butler shares big expectations for senior season

NEDERLAND — As a four-year letterman, Wade Butler is one of the Nederland Bulldogs leaders. “He brings a great amount of experience,” head coach Bryan ... Read more

by Chris Moore, Friday, March 5, 2021 12:09 am

College/Pro Sports

Memorial grad adds to conference accolades

Another week, another award for Kenneth Lofton Jr. The Louisiana Tech forward was voted as the Conference USA Freshman of the Week in an announcement made ... Read more

by PA News, Friday, March 5, 2021 12:07 am

Columns

KATHIE’S KORNER — Take the opportunity to “March On” this month

March definitions are: Walk or proceed, quickly with determination Organized procession to protest or a demonstration A piece of music composed to accompany marching with ... Read more

by PA News, Friday, March 5, 2021 12:02 am

Columns

KAY DECUIR — Can you say we had a REAL WINTER?

I have to admit in my life I have seen snow, ice and hail. I have lost water, power and had damage to my home. ... Read more

by PA News, Friday, March 5, 2021 12:01 am

Local

PHOTOS — There is so much to find & enjoy at Baby + Birch

PORT NECHES — Fashion fans and local families have another great shopping option thanks to the latest grand opening in Port Neches. Co-owners Maci Savoy ... Read more

by PA News, Thursday, March 4, 2021 4:00 pm

Local

Lamar State College Port Arthur keeping masks, social distancing

Lamar State College Port Arthur is continuing with a campus policy requiring face masks and social distancing Gov. Greg Abbott signed an executive order this ... Read more

by PA News, Thursday, March 4, 2021 3:57 pm