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Mary Meaux, Author at Port Arthur News

Education

Autism not slowing Port Arthur teen Rafael Castro securing diploma, college degree

Rafael Castro sometimes wonders what it would be like to not be autistic. “Being ‘normal’ like my sisters would be a good thing,” Castro said. ... Read more

by Mary Meaux, Saturday, April 17, 2021 12:50 am

Local

Car used in dangerous daylight Port Arthur shooting found in Beaumont

A car believed to be involved in a daytime shooting in Port Arthur was located in the north end of Beaumont this week. Beaumont police ... Read more

by Mary Meaux, Friday, April 16, 2021 12:23 am

Local

Port Arthur Police Department veteran John Owens celebrates retirement

John Owens’ retirement ceremony was more than a year late, but that didn’t stop well-wishers from gathering to congratulate the veteran police officer. Owens, who ... Read more

by Mary Meaux, Thursday, April 15, 2021 12:27 am

Columns

MARY MEAUX — Festivals, which means fun, on the horizon for area

Two of the area’s major festivals — Port Neches RiverFest and Groves Pecan Festival — are returning after a pandemic-related hiatus. Port Neches RiverFest is ... Read more

by Mary Meaux, Thursday, April 15, 2021 12:05 am

Local

PHOTO — New Port Neches salon construction underway

Construction is underway in the 2600 block of Nall Street in Port Neches for Meraki Hair Salon. The business is located adjacent to Sheps Self ... Read more

by Mary Meaux, Wednesday, April 14, 2021 12:23 am

Education

BRIGHT FUTURES: St. Catherine 4th grader Marcus Files excels in art, passionate expression

Marcus Files may only be in the fourth grade but he has made a mark on those he meets. Files, 10, is a student at ... Read more

by Mary Meaux, Tuesday, April 13, 2021 12:30 am

Local

Port Arthur PD detective retires after 34 years to begin new career at DA’s office

Longtime officer Paul Arvizo is beginning a new chapter in his career. The U.S. Marine Corps veteran spent nearly 35 years with the Port Arthur ... Read more

by Mary Meaux, Saturday, April 10, 2021 12:50 am

Business

2-story restaurant/bar slated for latest Port Neches riverfront development

PORT NECHES — The last piece of commercial riverfront property in Port Neches is earmarked for a two-story restaurant/bar. The Port Neches City Council approved ... Read more

by Mary Meaux, Saturday, April 10, 2021 12:43 am

Check this Out

Port Arthur, Mid-County police say heroin & meth use driving local crime

The continued use of methamphetamine and uptick in heroin abuse in Southeast Texas may have contributed to four people overdosing in Nederland about a week ... Read more

by Mary Meaux, Friday, April 9, 2021 12:30 am

Local

New fast food option announced for Port Arthur

The site of the former Arby’s in the 4900 block of Texas 73/Twin City Highway has a new purpose. An official with the City of ... Read more

by Mary Meaux, Friday, April 9, 2021 12:20 am

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