Monique Batson, Author at Port Arthur News

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New Port Arthur budget would call for reduction in property tax rate

The City of Port Arthur will host two public hearings next week before taking action on a proposed tax rate and budget for the 2022-23 ... Read more

by Monique Batson, Thursday, August 18, 2022 12:40 am

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Public Hearing on plan to rename two Port Arthur buildings set this month

With no opposition from council members, at least two buildings in the City of Port Arthur could soon have new names following a suggestion to ... Read more

by Monique Batson, Thursday, August 18, 2022 12:36 am

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Port Acres woman organizes Montrose Community Gospel Fest; city leader lauds her 1st-time effort

A community event that drew a crowd of approximately 150 people started with a thought years before. “It was a vision,” said Beatrice Sanders, who ... Read more

by Monique Batson, Wednesday, August 17, 2022 12:38 am

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See how supporting “Into the Woods” performance benefits local children without beds of their own

A high school dream, an ensemble of local experts and a fairy tale performance meet together to provide children in Jefferson, Orange and Hardin counties ... Read more

by Monique Batson, Wednesday, August 17, 2022 12:34 am

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Texas Education Agency rates schools for first time since COVID; see the local grades

For the first time since 2019, the Texas Education Agency released A-F accountability ratings for 1,195 districts, including those in Mid and South County. With ... Read more

by Monique Batson, Tuesday, August 16, 2022 12:26 am

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Port Arthur Fire Department Dive Team pulls 2 vehicles from water after fisherman’s discovery

For the second time in a week, the Port Arthur Fire Department Dive Team recovered two vehicles from a nearby waterway. According to Fire Chief ... Read more

by Monique Batson, Monday, August 15, 2022 4:03 pm

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PHOTO FEATURE: Happy birthday to Port Arthur’s premier museum director

Happy Birthday to Museum of the Gulf Coast Director Tom Neal, who on Monday turned 69. Neal took over the museum in 2016 after retiring ... Read more

by Monique Batson, Monday, August 15, 2022 1:27 pm

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Father speaks on bond reduction for suspect in daughter’s death; “I had so much anger”

Not long before her death in 2021, Madison Martinez posted on social media saying if for some reason she were ever killed, she’d come back ... Read more

by Monique Batson, Saturday, August 13, 2022 12:40 am

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City leader recognized by state organization for work in Port Arthur public service

A longtime City of Port Arthur recently was recognized in Houston for work in public service, particularly that for the 2020 Census. Cheryl Gibbs, the ... Read more

by Monique Batson, Saturday, August 13, 2022 12:26 am

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Benefit planned for 12-year-old suffering from extremely painful Amplified Musculoskeletal Pain Syndrome

NEDERLAND — For two years, Caden Cook was in pain with no real explanation. “It started in May of 2020,” said his mother Lauren Cook. ... Read more

by Monique Batson, Friday, August 12, 2022 12:38 am

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