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Rickey and Doris Land, of First Baptist Church of Nederland, prepare balloon animals for patrons at the fourth annual Fireworks Extravaganza Fourth of July celebration at Doornbos Heritage Park in Nederland Saturday.

Patriotic pride rules Doornbos

Saturday, July 4, 2015 9:31 pm

Veterans take place of honor at Nederland Fourth of July NEDERLAND — Naisihia Williams ran interference, catching and ... Read more | Add your comment

Lilly Belton, 60, of Port Arthur, left;  sits with her daughter Ranyel Pendleton, 34; and Pendleton's son, 9-month-old  Jameson Pendleton, at her Seventh Street home. Displayed on the chair is original folk art paintings by Port Arthur resident Eva Anderson.

Mother promotes daughter’s talent; shares own passion

Friday, July 3, 2015 3:59 pm

Lilly Belton and her daughter Ranyel Pendleton at first glance don’t seem much alike. Belton, whose middle name ... Read more | Add your comment

Jude Searl, 2 1/2, shows his first masterpiece on canvas while seated the Texas Artist Museum. Searl was diagnosed with autism and is non-verbal with the exception of a few words he has learned through therapy. Prints of his abstract art are for sale with proceeds going towards his therapy.

Art becomes voice for autistic child

Thursday, July 2, 2015 7:04 pm

When autism shut a door in Jude Searl’s young life, another door was opened. Jude went from knowing ... Read more | Add your comment

Gulf states reach $18.7B settlement with BP

Thursday, July 2, 2015 5:04 pm

County ready to move forward with oil spill recovery The Jefferson County Commissioners’ Court is cautiously celebrating what one commissioner called “the beginning of the ... Read more | Add your comment

Groves offers $1,000 reward in GMS break-in

Thursday, July 2, 2015 2:20 pm

GROVES — The City of Groves is offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of the individuals who broke into Groves Middle ... Read more | Add your comment


Giving inexperienced teachers more tools

Tuesday, June 30, 2015 9:19 am

Sending beginning teachers back to school may not sound like a positive development, but from conversations reporter Chelsea Henderson had with some teachers with only ... Read more | Add your comment

PAISD on right track creating Dean of Discipline post

Wednesday, June 24, 2015 8:57 am

Port Arthur ISD Superintendent Mark Porterie and the board of trustees are taking a bold but necessary step with the creation of a Dean of ... Read more | Add your comment

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Ask a cop: What to do if confronted by police officer

Golden from Houston asks: Thank you for contributing to the Port Arthur ... Read more | Add your comment