Local family to appear on Steve Harvey Show; recounts dramatic rescue from burning boat

A local family who were rescued from a burning boat in Galveston in September will give a surprise thank you to their rescuers on the Steve Harvey Show on Tuesday.

Steve Harvey will meet with Brittany Blackmon, 22, of Groves, Leslie Prince Jr., 26 of Port Neches and their 6-year-old son Jarid to tell their story of a fishing expedition that turned into a nightmare when their boat caught fire and they had to jump overboard near the south jetty off Galveston this past September, according to a press release from the Steve Harvey Show.

Two captains running chartered fishing expeditions in the area ended up saving the family’s life and rescuing them from the water and taking them in on their own boats. The two captains, Capt. Michael Losoya, 25, of Hitcock, and Capt. Michael Marquez, 20, of Galveston, will join Steve to recount the rescue story but have no idea they will receive a surprise from the family.

Locally, the Steve Harvey Show can be seen on FOX 4 KBTV weekdays at 4 p.m.

 

Beaumont

Department of Transportation outlines closure of U.S. 69 northbound connector to Interstate 10

Local

Analyst “hopeful” Americans will soon see relief at the pump; see where Texas stands now

Columns

CULINARY THRILL SEEKING — Put creativity on your “bucket” list and upcycle

Columns

HEALTHY LIVING — What to be concerned with that lingering cough

Local

Port Neches homes set for demolition after numerous violations, safety concerns

Local

Russell Buss hits milestone with special blood donation

Local

Carjacking Task Force targeting violent crime in Southeast Texas

Local

Port Arthur students excel at Top Teens of America event

Local

PHOTO FEATURE — Memorial sophomore excels in prose interpretation

Local

RELIGION BRIEF — God 1st Missionary Baptist celebrating pastor’s anniversary

Local

PHOTO FEATURE — Criticism Team comes up extra positive

Local

PHOTO FEATURE — Taking in the Symphony

Local

Dr. Avila Arcala left mark on Port Arthur and beyond; service planned Saturday

Local

Port Arthur ISD support center renovation full go; district leaders outline plans and timeline

Local

U.S. Navy for Port Arthur’s Hyleta Floyd is about service and family

Local

FIT BODY BOOT CAMP PUMPS UP VOLUME — Fitness goals via a welcoming environment is the mission

Local

Jury sentences Port Arthur man week after he was found guilty in Beaumont killing

Local

Port Arthur Police say arrests coming following shooting of 16-year-old local girl

Local

National Weather Service outlines heavy rain concern for Southeast Texas

Local

Willie Mae Elmore, former Port Arthur ISD trustee, nurse educator, dies at 74

High School Sports

Port Neches-Groves’ Morgan Campbell setting school record pace en route to regionals

Local

Troop Industrial earns special Veteran-owned small business certification

Local

Port Arthur and Beaumont Rotary Clubs, 100 Black Men of Greater Beaumont gathering for Sleep in Heavenly Peace impact

Local

Authorities identify 21-year-old Nederland man killed in ATV crash