Stephen Hemelt, Author at Port Arthur News


Port Arthur grad’s journey from Congo to U.S. inspires children’s book

Gloria Walker and her family lived in  Port Arthur and she graduated from Thomas Jefferson High School in 2001. It’s part of an amazing journey ... Read more

by Stephen Hemelt, Sunday, October 1, 2023 12:30 am


Application process approaches for Port Arthur News Season of Giving powered by Port Arthur LNG

Residents and supporters of the City of Port Arthur’s West Side have long noted the historic neighborhood’s limited resources, leading to pockets of folks and ... Read more

by Stephen Hemelt, Friday, September 22, 2023 11:38 pm


Local high school senior coping with mother’s serious cancer

Chaitanya Sigatapu lives along Jimmy Johnson Boulevard with his mother and father while attending Port Neches Groves-High School as a senior. Unfortunately, instead of focusing ... Read more

by Stephen Hemelt, Friday, September 22, 2023 11:36 pm


STEPHEN HEMELT — Port Arthur celebration Sept. 21 as Cajun Capital is well deserved

Gov. Greg Abbott signed into official state legislation in June that Port Arthur is the Cajun Capital of Texas. The news wasn’t too surprising. Despite ... Read more

by Stephen Hemelt, Monday, September 18, 2023 5:55 am


Camino al Exito creates, celebrates opportunities with local Hispanic community

Camino al Exito started five years ago in Port Arthur to spotlight numerous success stories of local Hispanic residents taking different paths while providing help ... Read more

by Stephen Hemelt, Thursday, September 14, 2023 12:28 am


Area judge, fire chief talk massive response to 600-acre fire

Numerous agencies and many dozens of Orange County firefighters have battled and are battling a blaze that descended on the region from Jasper County, temporarily ... Read more

by Stephen Hemelt, Monday, September 11, 2023 2:36 pm


Average Texas gas prices fall 1.5 cents in last week. “Fall tends to bring falling gas prices.”

The national average price of gas hit some road bumps over the last week after starting to decline early in the week. The second half ... Read more

by Stephen Hemelt, Monday, September 11, 2023 12:02 am


STEPHEN HEMELT — Dedicated youth coach shares role in major player diagnosis

Michael Searles originally got into coaching nine years ago because of his youngest daughter playing softball. He coached her until she was 11 years old, ... Read more

by Stephen Hemelt, Friday, September 8, 2023 11:12 pm


8-year-old overcoming rare skull pressure condition to return to ballfield

ORANGE — Thanks to his eagle-eyed coach, 8-year-old Barrett Williams is finding his way back to the ballfield following a diagnosis for the rare Idiopathic ... Read more

by Stephen Hemelt, Friday, September 8, 2023 12:16 am


Bechtel donates $30K worth of tools to Nederland High in effort to help educate needed workforce

NEDERLAND — Principal Natalie Gomez was there when one of her students at Nederland High was watching representatives from Bechtel unload $30,000 worth of material ... Read more

by Stephen Hemelt, Tuesday, August 22, 2023 12:05 pm

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