Stephen Hemelt, Author at Port Arthur News

Local

Port Arthur woman killed after being struck by vehicle. Family seeking answers.

A Port Arthur woman died this week, nine days after family members said she was struck and killed by a motorist after pushing her granddaughter ... Read more

by Stephen Hemelt, Thursday, October 14, 2021 12:30 am

Local

Half-million dollar bank building purchase lauded as “progressive” move for Nederland

NEDERLAND — Kay DeCuir asked to read something to Nederland City Council members this week. She recited verbiage from a plaque she said was hanging ... Read more

by Stephen Hemelt, Wednesday, October 13, 2021 12:36 am

Local

Houston Association of Port Arthurans’ commitment to local schools increases

Austin McElroy remembers opening the email from a friend and his reaction when receiving better news than he could have imagined. McElroy’s friend was committing ... Read more

by Stephen Hemelt, Tuesday, October 12, 2021 12:32 am

Columns

STEPHEN HEMELT — $25K available for Port Arthur nonprofits doing good

The greatest thing a person can do for their community is leave it in better shape than how things were when they began. We are ... Read more

by Stephen Hemelt, Saturday, October 9, 2021 12:52 am

Local

Nederland boy’s fight with MIS-C is far from over

NEDERLAND — Dre’den Lowe returned to his home this week after 11 days in a coma, but the road to recovery for the Nederland 12-year-old ... Read more

by Stephen Hemelt, Saturday, October 9, 2021 12:40 am

Local

Nederland Heritage updates pageant, passports & festival timelines

NEDERLAND — Applications to the Nederland Heritage Festival Pageants are available now. The deadline to enter is Nov. 19, and the pageants are Feb. 4-5 ... Read more

by Stephen Hemelt, Tuesday, October 5, 2021 12:36 am

Business

Nederland EDC seeking approval for $520K Bank of America purchase

NEDERLAND — New development on Boston Avenue in Nederland could include an event center, business incubator or bed & breakfast. Those are preliminary suggestions, but ... Read more

by Stephen Hemelt, Wednesday, September 29, 2021 12:38 am

Local

Nederland’s Dre’den Lowe, 12, in coma after MIS-C & COVID attack

HOUSTON — Missy Lowe’s son Dre’den woke her up at 3 a.m. Wednesday with a terrifying request. “I was sleeping on the floor and he ... Read more

by Stephen Hemelt, Tuesday, September 28, 2021 12:36 am

Local

Nederland teen Hunter Guidry passes after courageous battle with brain cancer

NEDERLAND — Hunter Guidry was surrounded by love in the final hours of his life. The 17-year-old Nederland resident died Wednesday, 10 months after he ... Read more

by Stephen Hemelt, Friday, September 24, 2021 12:40 am

Business

Port Arthur, Mid County celebrate news of childcare funding to boost needed workforce

Many local people on the Texas Workforce Commission waitlist looking for job placement are handicapped by a lack of ability to pay for quality childcare. ... Read more

by Stephen Hemelt, Thursday, September 23, 2021 12:30 am

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