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Stephen Hemelt, Author at Port Arthur News

Local

D.A.’s Office: Nederland officer-involved fatal shooting investigation ruling important for community

A Texas Rangers investigation into an officer-involved fatal shooting in Nederland was thorough, leading to a significant decision from a grand jury, according to the ... Read more

by Stephen Hemelt, Thursday, January 21, 2021 12:19 am

Local

PHOTOS: Police probe armed robberies; pattern leads to warnings & extra patrols

What appears to be a pattern of similar armed robberies has led local law enforcement to up patrols around convenience stores and warn patrons and ... Read more

by Stephen Hemelt, Tuesday, January 19, 2021 5:30 pm

Local

Port Arthur, Beaumont health departments receiving close to 2,000 COVID-19 vaccine doses

The Port Arthur and Beaumont Health Departments are expected to receive nearly 2,000 combined doses of the COVID-19 vaccine by today (Jan. 20). County Judge ... Read more

by Stephen Hemelt, Tuesday, January 19, 2021 1:35 pm

Local

Nederland ISD campus construction ramps up in 2021

NEDERLAND — Construction starts and planning milestones are set for the first quarter of 2021 and throughout the year. The Nederland Independent School District Board ... Read more

by Stephen Hemelt, Tuesday, January 19, 2021 12:15 am

Local

National WWII Museum adds local veteran’s story to treasured archive

The National WWII Museum archives just got a little more complete courtesy of a Port Arthur veteran. For a little more than an hour this ... Read more

by Stephen Hemelt, Saturday, January 16, 2021 12:20 am

Columns

STEPHEN HEMELT — Todd Dodge’s football family connection began in Port Arthur

Former Port Arthur high school football great Todd Dodge has a lot on his plate right now. The head football coach at Austin Westlake is ... Read more

by Stephen Hemelt, Saturday, January 16, 2021 12:05 am

Local

Former Port Arthur star quarterback Todd Dodge coaching for state title against his son, Riley

“Absolutely.” That’s how Todd Dodge answered the question as to if he takes anything away from his time playing for a football state championship while ... Read more

by Stephen Hemelt, Friday, January 15, 2021 1:11 pm

Local

Nederland officer who killed man in line of duty cleared of any wrongdoing, chief says

NEDERLAND — A Nederland Police Department officer who shot and killed a suspect in the line of duty has been cleared of any wrongdoing and ... Read more

by Stephen Hemelt, Thursday, January 14, 2021 12:36 pm

Local

See locations, timeline targeted in Nederland’s $4.2M drainage overhaul

NEDERLAND — Residents and businesses in some of Nederland’s most drainage poor neighborhoods can expect to see improvements following a multi-million dollar Hurricane Harvey relief ... Read more

by Stephen Hemelt, Thursday, January 14, 2021 12:19 am

High School Sports

Memorial presses Indians during Tuesday night victory

The Memorial Titans survived a third quarter surge from the Port Neches-Groves Indians to win 64-50 at Memorial High School on Tuesday night. The Titans ... Read more

by Stephen Hemelt, Wednesday, January 13, 2021 12:17 am

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