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Stephen Hemelt, Author at Port Arthur News


STEPHEN HEMELT — House Bill 4545, Senate Bill 1697 upping demands on local school districts

Dr. Stuart Kieschnick acknowledged this month what educators across Port Arthur and Mid County are experiencing in the build-up to another unprecedented school year. Last ... Read more

by Stephen Hemelt, Saturday, July 24, 2021 12:46 am


Nationwide construction concerns impacting Bulldog Stadium upgrades

NEDERLAND — Phase II of Bulldog Stadium reconstruction will not be complete before the start of the 2021 Nederland High School football season. “It’s a ... Read more

by Stephen Hemelt, Thursday, July 22, 2021 12:28 am


Early voting ends; Nederland City Council candidates share what’s important before Election Day

NEDERLAND — Candidates vying for city council in Nederland are hitting the home stretch. Early voting ended Tuesday, and Election Day is Saturday. Community members ... Read more

by Stephen Hemelt, Wednesday, July 21, 2021 12:28 am


STEPHEN HEMELT — Tastes of our community celebrated in latest magazine

A story idea grows fast from a passing comment. Overheard in the Port Arthur Newsmedia newsroom one day this spring, a writer mentions the new ... Read more

by Stephen Hemelt, Saturday, July 17, 2021 12:46 am


Commercial fishing season nears for “frustrated” Port Arthur shrimpers

Port Arthur area shrimpers are facing an uncertain future even with the opening this week of the Gulf of Mexico commercial shrimp season for state ... Read more

by Stephen Hemelt, Saturday, July 10, 2021 12:40 pm


STEPHEN HEMELT — Nederland tackling $4M in streets & drainage improvements

The City of Nederland wants to create more than $4 million in funding to address widespread road and drainage improvements throughout the municipality; yet, there ... Read more

by Stephen Hemelt, Saturday, July 10, 2021 12:28 am


STEPHEN HEMELT — Our leaders must do better when providing public records

Texas Parks and Wildlife sent out a cheeky press release June 14 under the “Game Warden Field Notes” headline highlighting law enforcement reports. One sub-headline in the release, ... Read more

by Stephen Hemelt, Saturday, July 3, 2021 12:05 am


Nederland ISD outlines elementary renovation design, upgrades & other district goals

NEDERLAND — Education leaders should receive final design plans and a complete budget in August for renovation of all four Nederland Independent School District elementary ... Read more

by Stephen Hemelt, Monday, June 28, 2021 6:31 am


STEPHEN HEMELT — Port Arthur’s Capt. Davis epitomizes Hometown Hero service

This weekend, Port Arthur Newsmedia is publishing stories dedicated to our hometown heroes making an impact in Port Arthur, Mid County and across the state. ... Read more

by Stephen Hemelt, Saturday, June 26, 2021 12:33 am


Speaker Dade Phelan concerned about redistricting’s SETX impact

The Texas Legislature is scheduled to convene next month in a special session called by Gov. Greg Abbott. Helping lead that effort will be an ... Read more

by Stephen Hemelt, Saturday, June 26, 2021 12:30 am

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