I.C. Murrell, Author at Port Arthur News - Page 3 of 348

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.


PHOTOS: Drive-thru visitors, boaters celebrate Christmas in Port Arthur

Port Arthur leaders and citizens got into the Christmas spirit Saturday evening with a pair of events. Vehicles lined up and circled City Hall for ... Read more

by I.C. Murrell, Saturday, December 12, 2020 8:46 pm


Advisers: Port Arthur must increase water rates to cover industry’s rising costs

Port Arthur councilmembers are considering raises in water and wastewater rates that would help fund the cost of service through 2029. The city is forecast ... Read more

by I.C. Murrell, Saturday, December 12, 2020 12:22 am


Donald Ray Frank Sr. talks issues impacting Port Arthur as he faces Raymond Scott Jr. in runoff

The race for at-large Position 8 on the Port Arthur City Council has come down to a presently serving member of the council and a ... Read more

by I.C. Murrell, Friday, December 11, 2020 12:19 am


I.C. MURRELL — “Mama Bird” Barbara Babineaux was key player on Team Babineaux

One of her sons was a Seattle Seahawk. Another was an Atlanta Falcon. Quite naturally, Barbara Babineaux earned the nickname Mama Bird. It was printed ... Read more

by I.C. Murrell, Friday, December 11, 2020 12:14 am


PA council enforces $12K penalty against Sunken Court contractor

The city of Port Arthur took what one councilman called “a strong stance” against contract time overages by issuing the contractor of a remodeled street ... Read more

by I.C. Murrell, Thursday, December 10, 2020 12:19 am


PA Council candidates Ingrid Holmes, Willie “Bae” Lewis make cases for District 1 seat

Voters in Port Arthur’s District 1 are 10 days away from electing their next representative in one of two city council runoffs from the Nov. ... Read more

by I.C. Murrell, Wednesday, December 9, 2020 12:19 am


BRIGHT FUTURES — Courses help top-ranking Bob Hope junior Victoria Gutierrez think about life

Victoria Gutierrez’s parents told her at a young age to work hard for everything, for nothing is given. “My parents, they had a rough life ... Read more

by I.C. Murrell, Tuesday, December 8, 2020 12:20 am

Check this Out

Former UT head coach Fred Akers, one-time assistant at Thomas Jefferson, dies

Fred Akers, a one-time assistant coach at Port Arthur’s Thomas Jefferson High School who went on to national success by building a national championship contender ... Read more

by I.C. Murrell, Monday, December 7, 2020 9:23 pm


Deepwater port connected with Nederland tank terminal proposed

A Nederland tank terminal may soon serve as a control center for a deepwater port in the Gulf of Mexico. Blue Marlin Offshore Port LLC ... Read more

by I.C. Murrell, Saturday, December 5, 2020 12:30 am


Port Arthur EcoWerks donates thousands to help feed area residents in need

Saying he’s been blessed beyond measure, EcoWerks CEO Michael Laws wanted to find more ways to give back to his community. “With a lot of ... Read more

by I.C. Murrell, Thursday, December 3, 2020 12:35 am

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