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I.C. Murrell, Author at Port Arthur News

I.C. Murrell was promoted to editor of The News, effective Oct. 14, 2019. He previously served as sports editor since August 2015 and has won or shared eight first-place awards from state newspaper associations and corporations. He was born in Memphis, Tennessee, grew up mostly in Pine Bluff, Arkansas, and graduated from the University of Arkansas at Monticello.


I.C. MURRELL — Industry has enough scares already

The air is a little different down here. I noticed that when I first came to Port Arthur in August 2015. It wasn’t in the ... Read more

by I.C. Murrell, Friday, October 30, 2020 12:02 am


FAST TALK: Port Arthur leaders talk solutions to city speeding

Port Arthur councilmembers were given numbers on traffic stops in the city since Feb. 1 during Tuesday’s regular meeting. Port Arthur Police reported 5,702 traffic ... Read more

by I.C. Murrell, Thursday, October 29, 2020 12:19 am


PHOTOS: Sparkle & Co. gets into the spirit

From left, sales lead Kennedy Lisenby, “florist poodle” Rhett and store owner Sara Hardy show off homecoming mums for Port Neches-Groves and Nederland high schools ... Read more

by I.C. Murrell, Thursday, October 29, 2020 12:05 am


Jefferson County reaches “Red” for some COVID-19 categories. County, health leaders explain what that means.

The 14-day average of positive coronavirus cases in Jefferson County remains considerably smaller than when the average peaked at more than 100 in July. Three ... Read more

by I.C. Murrell, Wednesday, October 28, 2020 12:20 am


Port Arthur EDC “moving forward” in renovations to former News facility

The former downtown Port Arthur News building being converted into a community and business development center for the city is heading into the construction phase. ... Read more

by I.C. Murrell, Tuesday, October 27, 2020 12:21 am


Sense of community goes on despite loss of 2020 Groves Pecan Festival

To Groves Chamber of Commerce Executive Manager Ronnie Boneau, it’s a weird feeling to not have the Groves Pecan Festival go on this year. But, ... Read more

by I.C. Murrell, Saturday, October 24, 2020 12:30 am


“Big opportunity” – Family tradition leads to Sierra Wiltz winning title of cavOILcade Queen

Nederland High School senior Sierra Wiltz is looking forward to the responsibility of being the cavOILcade queen for 2020-21. “The responsibility I hold is going ... Read more

by I.C. Murrell, Saturday, October 24, 2020 12:26 am


BREAST CANCER SURVIVOR: External affairs manager aces recovery plans, finds ‘happy’ place after 3 bouts

Anya McInnis has always known Kelly Prasser to be a planner, let alone a fighter. “Kelly is very task-oriented,” said McInnis, a communications specialist who ... Read more

by I.C. Murrell, Friday, October 23, 2020 12:30 am


I.C. MURRELL — How to invest in Port Arthur

The green trees don’t indicate otherwise, but Christmas is fast approaching. Who knows? While many are fixated on pumpkins, pumpkin pie and pumpkin spice-flavored anything, ... Read more

by I.C. Murrell, Friday, October 23, 2020 12:03 am


TURNOUT SPOTLIGHT: Port Arthur city voting trails county election numbers

The turnout for the Port Arthur city general and special elections trails that for races included on the Jefferson County ballot, but Mayor Thurman Bartie ... Read more

by I.C. Murrell, Thursday, October 22, 2020 12:20 am

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