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I.C. Murrell, Author at Port Arthur News - Page 2 of 345

I.C. Murrell was promoted to editor of The News, effective Oct. 14, 2019. He previously served as sports editor since August 2015 and has won or shared eight first-place awards from state newspaper associations and corporations. He was born in Memphis, Tennessee, grew up mostly in Pine Bluff, Arkansas, and graduated from the University of Arkansas at Monticello.

Local

Mexican-style artisanal bread bakery Los Americo’s opens on Gulfway Drive to massive response

A Mexican-style artisanal bread bakery held its grand opening Sunday and drew a long line of customers. Los Americo’s Bakery serves a variety of breads, ... Read more

by I.C. Murrell, Tuesday, November 24, 2020 12:19 am

Local

Philpott Motors’ $13K donation to Gift of Life helps fund free “Active Living After Cancer” class for survivors

NEDERLAND — Philpott Motors delivered a $13,750 check to the Julie Rogers Gift of Life program Monday. Philpott committed to donating $50 for every vehicle ... Read more

by I.C. Murrell, Tuesday, November 24, 2020 12:16 am

Local

PHOTOS: Turkeys courtesy of Mike’s Furniture brighten Thanksgiving in Port Arthur

Vehicles lined up from as far as H-E-B on Gulfway Drive down the northbound shoulder of Memorial Boulevard on Monday to receive a free turkey ... Read more

by I.C. Murrell, Tuesday, November 24, 2020 12:14 am

Local

Mike’s Furniture owner goes from 100 turkey giveaway to 500. “The help was needed.”

After Mike’s Furniture owner Faddi Aref gave away 100 turkeys in 2018, he saw the need for those less fortunate to have food on their ... Read more

by I.C. Murrell, Saturday, November 21, 2020 12:30 am

Beaumont

Protesters take local health, government officials to task over mask mandates

BEAUMONT — Toward the end of a 30-minute news conference outside the old Jefferson County Courthouse entrance steps Wednesday, approximately three ladies out of a ... Read more

by I.C. Murrell, Friday, November 20, 2020 12:20 am

Columns

I.C. MURRELL — Case for masks tried outside Jefferson County courthouse

Jefferson County Judge Jeff Branick has said it all along, and he repeated it during a Wednesday news conference: He has no desire for anyone ... Read more

by I.C. Murrell, Friday, November 20, 2020 12:02 am

Local

Austin Avenue reopens after lengthy closure

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by I.C. Murrell, Thursday, November 19, 2020 12:03 am

Local

VIDEO: Port Arthur mayor urges vigilance in fighting COVID-19

Port Arthur Mayor Thurman Bartie characterized the pandemic as “the new normal,” a phrase he often recited during his own news conferences during the spring ... Read more

by I.C. Murrell, Wednesday, November 18, 2020 1:36 pm

Local

Judge Branick: Not considering stricter COVID-19 protocol “right now” despite rising numbers

BEAUMONT — Despite an apparent second wave of coronavirus cases locally, Jefferson County Judge Jeff Branick said Wednesday he is not considering implementing stricter coronavirus ... Read more

by I.C. Murrell, Wednesday, November 18, 2020 1:08 pm

Local

Kenneth Marks sworn into District 4 seat; evolving city council takes shape in Port Arthur

Following the canvassing of the Nov. 3 general and special election returns in Port Arthur, Kenneth Marks took his seat on the city council dais ... Read more

by I.C. Murrell, Wednesday, November 18, 2020 12:20 am

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