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Free COVID-19 testing in Port Arthur. See where, how to participate.

Free walk-up COVID-19 testing is available in Port Arthur. No appointment is needed for community members between 8 ... Read more | Add your comment

Nederland Police Department arrests & responses: Oct. 12-18

Nederland Police arrested the following individuals between Oct. 12 and Oct. 18: Jason Peveto, 41, warrant other agency ... Read more | Add your comment

Drugs, burglary & assaults lowlight Jefferson County grand jury indictments

BEAUMONT — Drugs, burglary and assault cases topped the list of indictments handed down by a Jefferson County ... Read more | Add your comment

Texas unemployment rate rises to 8.3% in September; seven months into economic recession

The Texas unemployment rate rose to 8.3% in September, the Texas Workforce Commission said Friday, surpassing the national ... Read more | Add your comment

Local

Stimulus talks impact gas prices nationally, locally. Where does Texas stand?

Gas prices continue to remain subdued in large part due to the stalemate in Washington that’s holding back another round of stimulus for Americans. Patrick ... Read more | Add your comment

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Local

Goldenettes contribute custom work for Habitat for Humanity fundraiser

NEDERLAND — The Nederland High School Goldenettes designed and built three custom doghouses for Habitat for Humanity Jefferson County to auction off and raise money ... Read more | Add your comment

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Beaumont

Indictment: Fake ads taken out in doctor’s name for free Dobermans, late-night exercise

A Beaumont man, angry with his doctor for rescheduling surgery due to him not following preoperative procedures, allegedly used the physician’s cell phone in at ... Read more

by Mary Meaux, Sunday, October 18, 2020 12:01 am

High School Sports

Sharks shut out at Deweyville following quick turnaround

DEWEYVILLE — Sabine Pass had to make a five-day turnaround after a Monday afternoon loss to Burkeville, and in that time, the Sharks returned to ... Read more

by PA News, Saturday, October 17, 2020 7:18 pm

Local

U.S. Senate candidate Mary “M.J.” Hegar visits Port Arthur, shares election highlights

The challenger to Republican John Cornyn’s U.S. Senate seat began a three-city east Texas tour on the first Saturday of early voting at the Port ... Read more

by PA News, Saturday, October 17, 2020 3:24 pm

Local

Port Arthur man wanted for sexually assaulting a child has been arrested

A local suspect wanted for sexual assault involving a minor has been arrested. The Port Arthur Police Department released a statement at approximately 7 p.m. ... Read more

by PA News, Saturday, October 17, 2020 7:25 am

Local

Machete man allegedly fights with, spits on Port Arthur Police

A transient who reportedly walked down a Port Arthur street swinging a machete at cars and street signs July 24 and subsequently fought with the ... Read more

by PA News, Saturday, October 17, 2020 12:12 am

Groves

FUMC bells sending church to Groves Municipal Court for noise ordinance violation

GROVES — Doye Tomplait has fond memories of riding his bike on hot summer days and stopping for a drink of cold water at the ... Read more

by Mary Meaux, Saturday, October 17, 2020 12:11 am

Local

Engineers receive breakdown of procurement opportunities in Port Arthur

The list of engineering and construction procurement opportunities is growing in Port Arthur, and Port Arthur Transit invited engineers — some of whom grew up ... Read more

by PA News, Saturday, October 17, 2020 12:10 am

Local

PHOTOS — Showing support on White Cane Awareness Day

Melissa Jackson, right, holds her handmade sign in support of blind awareness. Jackson was born with a hereditary condition that makes her legally blind. Jackson ... Read more

by Chris Moore, Saturday, October 17, 2020 12:08 am

High School Sports

Lady Lions head to volleyball TCAL tournament

The Lighthouse Lady Lions volleyball team is heading to the Texas Christian Athletic League state tournament for the second straight year. Head coach Hannah Jones ... Read more

by Chris Moore, Saturday, October 17, 2020 12:07 am

Local

Texans with criminal records face increasingly limited housing options

Homeless Texans with certain criminal records could be blocked from one of the few paths they have to social services and a stable home if ... Read more

by PA News, Saturday, October 17, 2020 12:07 am

Local

PHOTO — Madness fun comes to Port Neches Market Basket

Thank you to Port Neches Market Basket for hosting the Mid-County Madness trophy. Each year the trophy goes to the winner of The Bum Phillips ... Read more

by PA News, Saturday, October 17, 2020 12:06 am

Local

Jefferson County tax bills hitting the mail

Allison Nathan Getz, Tax Assessor-Collector for Jefferson County, announced this week the mailing of the 2020 Jefferson County tax bills. The Jefferson County Tax Office ... Read more

by PA News, Saturday, October 17, 2020 12:05 am

Columns

STEPHEN HEMELT — Return to normal after COVID could be a battle of wills

There is nothing we want more than a “return to normal” from this COVID-19 pandemic. Yet, it seems for every step we make back into ... Read more

by Stephen Hemelt, Saturday, October 17, 2020 12:04 am

High School Sports

Sharks shoring up miscues heading into Pirate territory

The Sabine Pass Sharks will look for their first win of the season when they travel to Deweyville today. The game will kickoff at 2 ... Read more

by Chris Moore, Saturday, October 17, 2020 12:02 am

Columns

JODY HOLTON — The doctor wants an A1C Test. What is it and why?

It’s a blood test you’ll get in your doctor’s office at least twice a year or more often if needed. A1C tests measure average blood ... Read more

by PA News, Saturday, October 17, 2020 12:02 am

Columns

KATHIE’S KORNER — Choose to be smarter than dirt

Do you think you’re smarter than dirt? Well, just follow me in this column and you will chuckle at how much our hearts and minds ... Read more

by PA News, Saturday, October 17, 2020 12:01 am

High School Sports

Better of the Memorials: Big plays help Titans beat Patriots, move to 4-0

The Port Arthur Memorial Titans defense came up big again in a 20-13 win over the Goose Creek Memorial Patriots at Memorial Stadium on Friday. ... Read more

by Chris Moore, Friday, October 16, 2020 10:17 pm

Local

Entergy completes Hurricane Delta restoration – “We’re proud to serve such a resilient community”

Entergy Texas has restored all of the almost 109,000 customers affected by Hurricane Delta, which made landfall as a Category 2 storm on Oct. 9. ... Read more

by PA News, Friday, October 16, 2020 5:59 pm

Beaumont

Thousands in pills, cash & marijuana busted by Narcotics Task Force

A narcotics surveillance operations netted thousands of pills, tens of thousands in cash and pounds of marijuana, authorities said. The Jefferson County Narcotics Task Force ... Read more

by PA News, Friday, October 16, 2020 2:43 pm

Local

Two deaths in Port Arthur linked to COVID-19, health officials report

On back-to-back days to end the week, the City of Port Arthur Health Department reported local deaths tied to COVID-19. On Friday, the City of ... Read more

by PA News, Friday, October 16, 2020 2:08 pm

Local

Police release name of pedestrian killed Wednesday in Port Arthur

The Port Arthur Police Department released the name of a local man who was struck and killed while walking Wednesday night. Det. Sadie Guedry said the ... Read more

by PA News, Friday, October 16, 2020 12:51 pm

Local

Nederland man indicted for arson at Port Arthur funeral home

The July fire that damaged some of Grammier-Oberle Funeral Home causing some services to be moved has been deemed arson, and a Nederland man was ... Read more

by PA News, Friday, October 16, 2020 12:20 am

Local

BREAST CANCER SURVIVOR: PA native unbreakable in breast cancer & pandemic battles

Tonja Voorhies was no stranger to mammograms. She had been getting them yearly since she was 25 years old. She was used to the routine. ... Read more

by Chris Moore, Friday, October 16, 2020 12:19 am

Local

Nederland Council cancels 2020 city-sponsored events

NEDERLAND — Some of Nederland’s favorite community events won’t be taking place in 2020. Nederland City Council members voted unanimously this week to cancel city-sponsored ... Read more

by Stephen Hemelt, Friday, October 16, 2020 12:18 am

Columns

I.C. MURRELL — Local industry handling the rock, wants locals

Liquefied natural gas — how often do we hear this term in these parts? How much do we know about LNG? Well, the second question ... Read more

by I.C. Murrell, Friday, October 16, 2020 12:17 am