Stephen Hemelt, Author at Port Arthur News

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Nederland school leaders, police chief discuss possibility of armed teacher program, outline next step

NEDERLAND — School administrative leaders will begin polling interest and feedback from Nederland Independent School District teachers and personnel on enhanced safety measures in the ... Read more

by Stephen Hemelt, Monday, August 15, 2022 8:27 pm

Columns

STEPHEN HEMELT — Local leaders must keep economic development in focus

For our communities to best serve the people, the municipal leaders in Port Arthur and Mid County must keep economic development at the forefront of ... Read more

by Stephen Hemelt, Saturday, August 13, 2022 12:05 am

Columns

STEPHEN HEMELT — ‘Greater Port Arthur The Magazine’ is ready for you

It was early June when I first talked to Mark Nesmith. The local artist and teacher was celebrating the fact that Longview Museum of Fine ... Read more

by Stephen Hemelt, Sunday, July 31, 2022 12:05 am

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Faith groups, service organizations receive $78K in 1st round of Nederland COVID grant program

NEDERLAND — Team members with First United Methodist Church Nederland routinely give back to the community by helping bridge the gap for those suffering through ... Read more

by Stephen Hemelt, Friday, July 29, 2022 12:34 am

Columns

STEPHEN HEMELT — Those who care for our elders take on greater role

I am forever impressed by the professional men and women who care for our aging and elderly population. According to nonprofit research organization Urban Institute, ... Read more

by Stephen Hemelt, Sunday, July 24, 2022 12:04 am

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Partnership behind Port Arthur LNG could create one of largest in Western Hemisphere

If Port Arthur LNG, including all project phases, comes to fruition, it could become one of the largest LNG export facilities in the Western Hemisphere. ... Read more

by Stephen Hemelt, Saturday, July 16, 2022 12:48 am

Columns

STEPHEN HEMELT — Strength defines 11-year-old local girl’s cancer battle

The scene played out like something from a Lifetime movie on Thursday morning. Except this was no script. This was real life, with the human ... Read more

by Stephen Hemelt, Saturday, July 16, 2022 12:05 am

Local

Family asks for prayers as local 11-year-old battles organ failure, serious infection

What started out as a welcomed trip back home for a local family from St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Tennessee turned into a nightmare ... Read more

by Stephen Hemelt, Monday, July 11, 2022 11:56 am

Columns

STEPHEN HEMELT — Safety needs to be a priority for all of us

It can happen in the blink of an eye for members of our community. Tomorrow is not promised. Just cruise the headlines and current events ... Read more

by Stephen Hemelt, Saturday, July 9, 2022 12:04 am

Columns

STEPHEN HEMELT — Nederland ISD officials say goodbye of 70 years of education service

Mike Laird has worked in the Nederland Independent School District for decades. He most recently served as assistant superintendent for personnel & auxiliary services. The ... Read more

by Stephen Hemelt, Monday, June 27, 2022 12:57 pm

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