Stephen Hemelt, Author at Port Arthur News

Education

Nederland school board members question need for desk shields

NEDERLAND — Micah Mosley wants to know if it is time to take down the protective shields that sit on the desks of Nederland Independent ... Read more

by Stephen Hemelt, Thursday, October 21, 2021 12:30 pm

Local

Nederland EDC makes pledge to incentivize airport development project

NEDERLAND — The Nederland Economic Development Corporation made a verbal pledge Wednesday evening to commit an incentive package to planned development at Jack Brooks Regional Airport. Nederland ... Read more

by Stephen Hemelt, Thursday, October 21, 2021 12:38 am

Local

Office redesign of Nederland elementary schools approved

NEDERLAND — New construction and renovations for Nederland elementary campuses got closer to action following unanimous approval to office space design modifications across the four ... Read more

by Stephen Hemelt, Thursday, October 21, 2021 12:30 am

Local

Nederland Lighted Christmas Parade returns with new time, grand plans

NEDERLAND — With more than 130 entries, the 2019 Nederland Lighted Christmas Parade was the largest in the city’s history. Due to COVID, 2019 was ... Read more

by Stephen Hemelt, Tuesday, October 19, 2021 12:24 am

Local

Port Arthur woman killed after being struck by vehicle. Family seeking answers.

A Port Arthur woman died this week, nine days after family members said she was struck and killed by a motorist after pushing her granddaughter ... Read more

by Stephen Hemelt, Thursday, October 14, 2021 12:30 am

Local

Half-million dollar bank building purchase lauded as “progressive” move for Nederland

NEDERLAND — Kay DeCuir asked to read something to Nederland City Council members this week. She recited verbiage from a plaque she said was hanging ... Read more

by Stephen Hemelt, Wednesday, October 13, 2021 12:36 am

Local

Houston Association of Port Arthurans’ commitment to local schools increases

Austin McElroy remembers opening the email from a friend and his reaction when receiving better news than he could have imagined. McElroy’s friend was committing ... Read more

by Stephen Hemelt, Tuesday, October 12, 2021 12:32 am

Columns

STEPHEN HEMELT — $25K available for Port Arthur nonprofits doing good

The greatest thing a person can do for their community is leave it in better shape than how things were when they began. We are ... Read more

by Stephen Hemelt, Saturday, October 9, 2021 12:52 am

Local

Nederland boy’s fight with MIS-C is far from over

NEDERLAND — Dre’den Lowe returned to his home this week after 11 days in a coma, but the road to recovery for the Nederland 12-year-old ... Read more

by Stephen Hemelt, Saturday, October 9, 2021 12:40 am

Local

Nederland Heritage updates pageant, passports & festival timelines

NEDERLAND — Applications to the Nederland Heritage Festival Pageants are available now. The deadline to enter is Nov. 19, and the pageants are Feb. 4-5 ... Read more

by Stephen Hemelt, Tuesday, October 5, 2021 12:36 am

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