Roger Cowles, Author at Port Arthur News

Roger Cowles is the editor of The Port Arthur News. Born in Port Arthur, he grew up in Groves. He is a graduate of Port Neches-Groves High School and Lamar University, where he was editor of the University Press. Cowles is married to Celines Del Valle, is a member and past president of The Rotary Club of Port Arthur and serves on a number of boards for local agencies, including the United Way of Mid and South Jefferson County and the Salvation Army.


Y staff work to get back on track; volunteers, donations needed

By Roger Cowles For The Port Arthur News Bud Oliver, director of the YMCA of Southeast Texas, boated up to the Port Arthur branch on ... Read more

by Roger Cowles, Monday, September 11, 2017 6:31 pm


FEMA comes to Port Arthur; Dozens wait in line for help

Seven-year-old triplets Shelly, Juan and Ashley didn’t seem to mind standing in line at the Federal Emergency Management Agency bus Thursday in the 1900 block ... Read more

by Roger Cowles, Thursday, September 7, 2017 9:18 pm


Jon Huntsman puts up $2 million

By Roger Cowles For the Port Arthur News Huntsman Corp. founder and Executive Chairman Jon Huntsman Sr. announced the donation of $2 million — $1 ... Read more

by Roger Cowles, Wednesday, September 6, 2017 11:43 am

Flood Stories

New Orleans chef hands out hot meals

“Friends from New Orleans came to help us,” is how the Rev. Donald Frank described the scene at New Hope Baptist Church on Monday. Those ... Read more

by Roger Cowles, Monday, September 4, 2017 7:05 pm


Telling stories in ‘Profile 2016’

Punxsutawney Phil didn’t see his shadow, and the Weather Channel app shows mild — dare we say spring-like — temperatures for the next two weeks. ... Read more

by Roger Cowles, Tuesday, February 16, 2016 8:37 am


Three 18-Wheelers Collide on the Interstate in Jefferson County

At approximately 11:14pm, on Sunday night, there was a three (3) vehicle crash on Interstate 10 near Major Drive.  The crash involved three truck tractor ... Read more

by Roger Cowles, Monday, December 7, 2015 6:44 am


New 3D mammograms expected to help save lives

The pink balloons and festive decorations in the auditorium softened the seriousness of the topic as The Medical Center of Southeast Texas staff unveiled new ... Read more

by Roger Cowles, Friday, October 16, 2015 9:11 am


Dusting off Mercer Report sign of progress

News that Port Arthur City Manager Brian McDougal is taking the Mercer Report off the back shelf and clearing off the three-years of accumulated dust ... Read more

by Roger Cowles, Friday, October 2, 2015 8:48 am


Census number shows ‘Obamacare’ has cut uninsured rate in Texas

U.S. Census numbers released Wednesday show that the Affordable Care Act, otherwise known as Obamacare, fueled a decrease of 700,000 in the number of uninsured ... Read more

by Roger Cowles, Thursday, September 17, 2015 9:28 am

Check this Out

Honor those affected by breast cancer in special tribute section

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and The Port Arthur News is planning a special section honor breast cancer survivors and pay tribute to those ... Read more

by Roger Cowles, Wednesday, September 16, 2015 9:55 am

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