• 73°

Monique Batson, Author at Port Arthur News

Local

PHOTO FEATURE — SETX Nonprofit Development Center leaders speaks to Rotary

Mary Young, interim director of the Southeast Texas Nonprofit Development Center, speaks at the Thursday Port Arthur Rotary meeting.     Read more

by Monique Batson, Friday, September 17, 2021 12:14 am

Columns

MONIQUE BATSON — Living in Southeast Texas has made it easy to ignore surrounding dangers

I used to joke that my death would come from a plant explosion because no one could decipher the sirens and always just called it ... Read more

by Monique Batson, Friday, September 17, 2021 12:03 am

Education

Lamar State College reopens renovated Ruby Fuller Building in Port Arthur

For just a moment, Sina Nejad turned the podium inside the renovated Ruby Fuller Building at Lamar State College Port Arthur into a pulpit. “We ... Read more

by Monique Batson, Thursday, September 16, 2021 12:28 am

Local

Activists file complaint against government agencies after lack of Harvey funding

A group of community activists from Jefferson County, Harris County and individual cities within have filed a Title VI complaint against the Texas General Land ... Read more

by Monique Batson, Thursday, September 16, 2021 12:24 am

Local

Tree falls in Port Neches but town otherwise spared during Nicholas

PORT NECHES — A tree on Sandlewood Drive appeared to be the only casualty from Tropical Storm Nicholas as of Tuesday afternoon, even as remnants ... Read more

by Monique Batson, Wednesday, September 15, 2021 12:38 am

Local

“God was here with me” — Port Arthur home hit by at least 50 bullets during drive by

PORT ARTHUR — Brenda Jackson’s three grandchildren normally stay with her on the weekend. But Friday night, when her house in the 1040 block of ... Read more

by Monique Batson, Tuesday, September 14, 2021 6:00 am

Local

Mid County officials: Get info from proper sources during Tropical Storm Nicholas

As Nicholas rains down on Southeast Texas, it is important for locals to get their information from reliable sources and not random social media posts, ... Read more

by Monique Batson, Tuesday, September 14, 2021 5:50 am

Local

Here’s how you can help minimize flooding in your neighborhood

City officials are asking Port Arthur residents to be mindful of what’s in their yards, as heavy rains expected to fall across the region this ... Read more

by Monique Batson, Monday, September 13, 2021 10:39 am

Local

Locals tell personal stories of Walter Umphrey’s legacy

It was clear within moments of his Tuesday death that Walter Umphrey was well loved in and beyond Southeast Texas. Immediately city and county leaders, ... Read more

by Monique Batson, Saturday, September 11, 2021 12:50 am

Local

Port Arthur City Council: Complaints on dogs, other ordinances being investigated

Even as a recent presentation to city council brought unleashed dogs to a discussion on dangerous situations, city council and staff have been working since ... Read more

by Monique Batson, Saturday, September 11, 2021 12:48 am

< Older