Monique Batson, Author at Port Arthur News

Local

Port Arthur groups, students come together to assist needy

A holiday assistance program became a true community service project when students from Bob Hope School and members of the Lamar State College Port Arthur ... Read more

by Monique Batson, Saturday, October 23, 2021 12:08 am

Local

BREAST CANCER PROFILE — Port Arthur survivor Brenda Posey lost mom to same disease

Brenda Posey was 18 when her 46-year-old mother died of breast cancer, four years after she was diagnosed. And because of that, the Port Arthur ... Read more

by Monique Batson, Friday, October 22, 2021 12:40 am

Columns

MONIQUE BATSON — PNGISD sign language class grows impact

I’ve always been fascinated with American Sign Language. At about 8-years-old, I came across a large book of my mother’s filled with signs and attempted ... Read more

by Monique Batson, Friday, October 22, 2021 12:18 am

Groves

PHOTOS — How the Pecan Festival got its start

What is now the premier event for the City of Groves started in 1969 as a one-day celebration in the parking lot of a bank. ... Read more

by Monique Batson, Thursday, October 21, 2021 12:34 am

Local

Port Arthur’s requested repayments drastically reduced by more than $700K

PORT ARTHUR — A request from the Texas Division of Emergency Management to the City of Port Arthur to repay more than $1 million in ... Read more

by Monique Batson, Wednesday, October 20, 2021 12:40 am

Local

Federal agency agrees to look into complaint regarding Port Arthur’s Oxbox plant

Two months after filing a complaint against the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has agreed to investigate actions surrounding a ... Read more

by Monique Batson, Tuesday, October 19, 2021 12:28 am

Local

Golf tournament raises more than $100K for local life-saving groups

Despite the near-400 people roaming Bayou Din Golf Course earlier this month, the star was Colten Collier. The fifth grade Bridge City Intermediate student and ... Read more

by Monique Batson, Saturday, October 16, 2021 8:02 am

Local

Local non-profit works behind the scenes to help SE Texas students thrive

Reecie L. Goodman, director of Communities in Schools of Southeast Texas, first described the organization as a drop-out prevention program. But those that utilize it ... Read more

by Monique Batson, Saturday, October 16, 2021 7:54 am

Columns

MONIQUE BATSON — “Season of Giving” is Christmas spirit I’ve been searching for

I’ll be the first to say that I am not a fan of the holidays. Maybe it’s because of the stress; maybe I’m just a ... Read more

by Monique Batson, Friday, October 15, 2021 12:22 am

Local

Local contractors key into available jobs in region

The Carl A. Parker Multipurpose Center was in no shortage of handymen and women Wednesday morning during the monthly Contractors Business Development Committee meeting. The ... Read more

by Monique Batson, Thursday, October 14, 2021 12:26 am

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