Stephen Hemelt, Author at Port Arthur News


Dakarion Judge, Darren Anderson graduate from Mustangs football, set sights on college success

WEST ORANGE — It’s like family for coach Hiawatha Hickman. The West Orange-Stark High School athletic director helped oversee the scholarship signings of Dakarion Judge ... Read more

by Stephen Hemelt, Monday, February 6, 2023 12:02 am

News Main

Bradford “Coach Brad” Coleman follows passion with Port Arthur athletics

Port Arthur is well known for its sports, talented athletes and successful teams. One of the people most intertwined with this community passion is Bradford ... Read more

by Stephen Hemelt, Saturday, January 28, 2023 12:40 am


Stilwell Award winner Dr. Mark Porterie delivers passionate remarks about unity, education

Editor’s note: This story has been updated with a statement from the Chamber of Commerce. Dr. Mark Porterie had a little bit of a challenge ... Read more

by Stephen Hemelt, Thursday, January 26, 2023 10:12 pm


National Weather Service breaks down tornados, wind strikes and rain amount that struck region Tuesday

Radar-confirmed tornados were observed Tuesday by the National Weather Service, which resulted in Tornado Warnings heard across the region. Meteorologist Jeremy Michael told Port Arthur ... Read more

by Stephen Hemelt, Wednesday, January 25, 2023 9:21 am

High School Sports

Vidor outlines search for next football coach

VIDOR — The next Vidor High School football coach and athletic director is likely to be named within two months. The transition follows long-time coach ... Read more

by Stephen Hemelt, Wednesday, January 25, 2023 12:10 am

High School Sports

Long-time football coach Jeff Mathews talks retirement, what’s next at Vidor High

VIDOR — Long-time Vidor football coach Jeff Mathews informed his players in athletics class Friday morning that he would no longer be their football coach. ... Read more

by Stephen Hemelt, Sunday, January 22, 2023 12:02 am

College/Pro Sports

SPECIAL OPPORTUNITY — Nederland’s Kevin Barbay talks about rise to SEC playcaller

At an early age, Kevin Barbay knew his passion was in football. Along with other family members — Bryan Barbay and Darrell Barbay — he ... Read more

by Stephen Hemelt, Saturday, January 21, 2023 12:38 am


STEPHEN HEMELT — Local football rivalry stays with SEC’s newest playcaller

“Absolutely.” That is how Kevin Barbay answered if Mid County Madness and the rivalry between Nederland and Port Neches-Groves stays with him. As a former ... Read more

by Stephen Hemelt, Saturday, January 21, 2023 12:26 am


Actor G.W. Bailey shares hometown message ahead of Port Arthur banquet speech

“Port Arthur is my hometown, and I happen to like it.” W. Bailey got right to the point when talking about why it is important ... Read more

by Stephen Hemelt, Tuesday, January 17, 2023 12:36 am

College/Pro Sports

Former Memorial star Jah’Mar Sanders talks about decision to play college football closer to home

Jah’Mar Sanders is a student-athlete who appreciates a strong program culture and has no problem serving as a leader as part of his commitment. Port ... Read more

by Stephen Hemelt, Tuesday, January 10, 2023 12:26 am

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