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Stephen Hemelt, Author at Port Arthur News

Columns

STEPHEN HEMELT — Fiesta-themed event welcomes all to breast-feeding celebration

With her first child, a daughter, Kara Michael knew she wanted to breastfeed. Unfortunately, she encountered a lot of struggles. “I realized it’s pretty common ... Read more

by Stephen Hemelt, Friday, July 30, 2021 12:03 am

Local

Delays cited in termination of LNG customer agreement; major Port Arthur project decision set for 2022

One of Port Arthur’s largest liquefied natural gas (LNG) projects remains in its design phase, officials tell Port Arthur Newsmedia, following a report that delays ... Read more

by Stephen Hemelt, Wednesday, July 28, 2021 12:36 am

community

Randy Sonnier Jr. reflects on election victory, Nederland plans

NEDERLAND — Randy Sonnier Jr. had a goal to walk 100 percent of the city with 5,000 door hangers to use, which he found out ... Read more

by Stephen Hemelt, Wednesday, July 28, 2021 12:32 am

Columns

STEPHEN HEMELT — House Bill 4545, Senate Bill 1697 upping demands on local school districts

Dr. Stuart Kieschnick acknowledged this month what educators across Port Arthur and Mid County are experiencing in the build-up to another unprecedented school year. Last ... Read more

by Stephen Hemelt, Saturday, July 24, 2021 12:46 am

Education

Nationwide construction concerns impacting Bulldog Stadium upgrades

NEDERLAND — Phase II of Bulldog Stadium reconstruction will not be complete before the start of the 2021 Nederland High School football season. “It’s a ... Read more

by Stephen Hemelt, Thursday, July 22, 2021 12:28 am

Local

Early voting ends; Nederland City Council candidates share what’s important before Election Day

NEDERLAND — Candidates vying for city council in Nederland are hitting the home stretch. Early voting ended Tuesday, and Election Day is Saturday. Community members ... Read more

by Stephen Hemelt, Wednesday, July 21, 2021 12:28 am

Columns

STEPHEN HEMELT — Tastes of our community celebrated in latest magazine

A story idea grows fast from a passing comment. Overheard in the Port Arthur Newsmedia newsroom one day this spring, a writer mentions the new ... Read more

by Stephen Hemelt, Saturday, July 17, 2021 12:46 am

Local

Commercial fishing season nears for “frustrated” Port Arthur shrimpers

Port Arthur area shrimpers are facing an uncertain future even with the opening this week of the Gulf of Mexico commercial shrimp season for state ... Read more

by Stephen Hemelt, Saturday, July 10, 2021 12:40 pm

Columns

STEPHEN HEMELT — Nederland tackling $4M in streets & drainage improvements

The City of Nederland wants to create more than $4 million in funding to address widespread road and drainage improvements throughout the municipality; yet, there ... Read more

by Stephen Hemelt, Saturday, July 10, 2021 12:28 am

Columns

STEPHEN HEMELT — Our leaders must do better when providing public records

Texas Parks and Wildlife sent out a cheeky press release June 14 under the “Game Warden Field Notes” headline highlighting law enforcement reports. One sub-headline in the release, ... Read more

by Stephen Hemelt, Saturday, July 3, 2021 12:05 am

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