Stephen Hemelt, Author at Port Arthur News


Port Arthur Recycling Center expands with Orange Recycling Center

ORANGE — Free food, beverages and raffle ticket fun are planned during the grand opening celebration of Orange Recycling Center. The event kicks off with ... Read more

by Stephen Hemelt, Wednesday, November 29, 2023 12:04 am


Nothing crazy about “Insane Chicken” move to Southeast Texas

ORANGE — Derek Gaspard has been considering opening a restaurant in Texas for years. The close proximity to his headquarters in Louisiana made Orange a ... Read more

by Stephen Hemelt, Saturday, November 25, 2023 12:24 am

High School Sports

PHOTO FEATURE — Bum Phillips Trophy lands in Port Neches

The Bum Phillips Bowl trophy was officially delivered this week to the administration building of the Port Neches-Groves Independent School District. The Indians topped Nederland ... Read more

by Stephen Hemelt, Saturday, November 18, 2023 12:14 am


FLOYD BATISTE — What happened to our EDC in Port Arthur?

In a time of our greatest economic opportunities for our community. With the construction on three LNGs: Sempra, Golden Pass and Chenier facilities and expansion ... Read more

by Stephen Hemelt, Saturday, November 18, 2023 12:04 am


Sempra Infrastructure officials “remain committed” to Port Arthur LNG project following federal setback

Sempra Infrastructure officials told Port Arthur Newsmedia Wednesday evening that they are reviewing a decision of the United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals and ... Read more

by Stephen Hemelt, Thursday, November 16, 2023 12:30 am

College/Pro Sports

Brady Corcoran follows baseball dream to McNeese State

NEDERLAND — It felt “great” for Brady Corcoran this week when he connected to his lifelong dream of playing baseball at the college level, especially ... Read more

by Stephen Hemelt, Sunday, November 12, 2023 12:18 am


4th arrest made in boat ramp shooting in Orange

ORANGE — An additional arrest has been made in Sunday’s shooting at the boat ramp in Orange. Orange Police Sergeant Isaac Henry said Jadarius Simmons, ... Read more

by Stephen Hemelt, Friday, November 3, 2023 12:06 am


New food truck yard opting for “South Austin Vibe”

ORANGE — Marcy Taylor has driven along Highway 87 between Bridge City and West Orange many times and thought it was a perfect place for ... Read more

by Stephen Hemelt, Friday, October 27, 2023 12:16 am


Port Arthur actor brings “Egress” screenings, production to Southeast Texas

Port Arthur’s Justin P. Slaughter has taken audiences out-of-this-world by staring in sci-fi adventure film “Egress” and the follow-up series of the same name. Those ... Read more

by Stephen Hemelt, Thursday, October 26, 2023 12:28 am


Humidor Cigar Lounge going strong, bringing in special events for Port Arthur

Chandrea Celestine and co-owners David Marcel and Vincent Shelvin opened Humidor Cigar Lounge at 1645 Jefferson Drive, Suite 140 in Port Arthur with a goal ... Read more

by Stephen Hemelt, Friday, October 13, 2023 11:22 pm

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