Rich Macke, Author at Port Arthur News


MACKE COLUMN: Always a special place in my heart

As often is the case in the newspaper industry, when change comes, it comes fast. This has been the case for me recently. This column ... Read more

by Rich Macke, Monday, May 6, 2019 5:46 pm


COLUMN – The skinny: Port Arthur mayor’s race

Our editorial today endorses incumbent Mayor Derrick Freeman in the May 4th Port Arthur mayoral race. Here are additional reasons why. He often describes himself ... Read more

by Rich Macke, Monday, April 8, 2019 12:34 pm


No winners in shooting video

Watching the body cam video that was released last week showing the 15 seconds leading up to when PAPD Officer Aaron Taylor shot and killed ... Read more

by Rich Macke, Monday, March 18, 2019 1:24 pm


Beware of falsehoods at election time

Port Arthur has been prone to be a hotbed of negative attacks on political candidates seeking office. Some attacks are taken to the edge of ... Read more

by Rich Macke, Monday, March 11, 2019 1:31 pm


The child stuck in the middle

Father: when can I come pick up my son? Mother: You can’t. He’s staying here. Father: But he’s my son too. I have a right ... Read more

by Rich Macke, Friday, February 8, 2019 10:48 pm


Children we elect into office

After reading the Internet website and a published article titled “Revenge-Seeking Behavior in Children,” my thoughts went directly to our federal government and those ... Read more

by Rich Macke, Saturday, January 26, 2019 1:41 pm


Macke: No, the sky is not falling… Why we use mail

I was asked recently, while visiting the Nederland Post Office, if I could share with readers again the reasons for our decision to go to ... Read more

by Rich Macke, Thursday, October 25, 2018 9:16 am


Does Groves timeline present seem suspicious?

The Groves City Council issue that has engulfed the city since March brings to the forefront other issues that citizens should seriously think about. What ... Read more

by Rich Macke, Tuesday, October 23, 2018 12:21 pm


Did Port Arthur Housing Authority violate Texas Open Meetings Act?

That is the question. Much conversation has been floating around Port Arthur about the Port Arthur Housing Authority trying to attain funds to add quite ... Read more

by Rich Macke, Monday, September 24, 2018 9:08 am


Thank you and welcome to our readers

The adage, “The proof is in the numbers,” is very much alive across Port Arthur, Mid County, Sabine Pass, Taylors Landing, Hamshire/Fannett and Bridge City. ... Read more

by Rich Macke, Monday, September 17, 2018 9:52 am

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