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Stephen Hemelt, Author at Port Arthur News

Columns

STEPHEN HEMELT — Groves Pecan Festival is missed but never forgotten

Maybe it’s the food, maybe it’s the music or maybe it’s the family atmosphere, but the Groves Pecan Festival has sure been a fun event ... Read more

by Stephen Hemelt, Saturday, October 24, 2020 12:10 am

Local

Reevaluation of NISD campus upgrades – “Caught off guard by how much things have inflated”

NEDERLAND — School district and construction leaders still expect a brand new Nederland High to open for the fall of 2023 despite a slight planning ... Read more

by Stephen Hemelt, Friday, October 23, 2020 12:31 am

Local

Principal credits staff, community for Langham Elementary’s top-end performance

NEDERLAND — Toby Latiolais didn’t seem to want any of the spotlight, instead dedicating the accomplishment to his team members and the community. The Langham ... Read more

by Stephen Hemelt, Thursday, October 22, 2020 12:18 am

Local

PHOTOS: Nederland principals get ready for their close-up

October is National Principals Month, and the Nederland Independent School District Board of Trustees and administrators recently recognized the district’s campus leaders. Pictured, from left, ... Read more

by Stephen Hemelt, Thursday, October 22, 2020 12:17 am

Local

Superintendent says Nederland School Board may have to consider ending online learning option

NEDERLAND — Nederland Independent School District leaders may soon be discussing an end to the district’s online learning module. Families within the school district — ... Read more

by Stephen Hemelt, Wednesday, October 21, 2020 12:29 am

Local

BRIGHT FUTURES: Central Middle School saxophonist “exceeds” expectations

NEDERLAND — Addilyn “Addi” Currie remembers first picking up and blowing into a saxophone. Of course the sound wasn’t very good. She had never played ... Read more

by Stephen Hemelt, Tuesday, October 20, 2020 12:30 am

Columns

STEPHEN HEMELT — Return to normal after COVID could be a battle of wills

There is nothing we want more than a “return to normal” from this COVID-19 pandemic. Yet, it seems for every step we make back into ... Read more

by Stephen Hemelt, Saturday, October 17, 2020 12:04 am

Local

Nederland Council cancels 2020 city-sponsored events

NEDERLAND — Some of Nederland’s favorite community events won’t be taking place in 2020. Nederland City Council members voted unanimously this week to cancel city-sponsored ... Read more

by Stephen Hemelt, Friday, October 16, 2020 12:18 am

Local

Fall Market Day in Nederland delivering outdoor vendors, store sales

NEDERLAND — Fall Market Day, with six hours of outdoor shopping and dozens of vendors, is planned Saturday on Boston Avenue in Nederland. Hosted annually ... Read more

by Stephen Hemelt, Thursday, October 15, 2020 12:17 am

Local

Nederland officer demonstrates bravery, valor during heated arrest with pointed weapon

NEDERLAND — In a July interview with Port Arthur Newsmedia, Police Chief Gary Porter said, “we’re very lucky no one was killed” during his breakdown ... Read more

by Stephen Hemelt, Wednesday, October 14, 2020 12:19 am

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