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Stephen Hemelt, Author at Port Arthur News

Business

See redevelopment plan for old Bank of America drive thru in Nederland

NEDERLAND — There is a plan to redevelop nearly two acres of Boston Avenue property that was once used as a 12-lane Bank of America ... Read more

by Stephen Hemelt, Wednesday, May 12, 2021 12:30 am

Business

Tees2urdoor production arm Imprint Studios expanding in Nederland

NEDERLAND — Don’t underestimate the economic power of a T-shirt. In fact, Maccie Varnado said a behind-the-scenes quote for her business is, “The T-shirt is ... Read more

by Stephen Hemelt, Tuesday, May 11, 2021 12:29 am

Education

Janet Cline honored for lifetime commitment to students

Even in a room full of hundreds of people applauding her service, Janet Cline defers to the accomplishments of Port Arthur students. Retired from years ... Read more

by Stephen Hemelt, Saturday, May 8, 2021 12:48 am

Columns

STEPHEN HEMELT — Real work begins now that voters approved parks upgrade

Port Arthur’s voting turnout last weekend did more than provide local government with a vote of confidence. In pretty clear fashion (77.8 percent of the ... Read more

by Stephen Hemelt, Saturday, May 8, 2021 12:46 am

Education

Port Arthur education leaders talk campus return need

Two of Port Arthur’s leading educators are advocating quite strongly for in-person instruction with eyes on a basic return to normalcy that each said is ... Read more

by Stephen Hemelt, Saturday, May 8, 2021 12:37 am

Business

Restaurant Revitalization Fund offers financial lifeline for Port Arthur & Mid County industry in need

Few industries were hit as hard as the restaurant and bar scene by safety-mandated COVID lockdowns. Although a lifting of occupancy restrictions in Texas opens ... Read more

by Stephen Hemelt, Tuesday, May 4, 2021 12:21 am

Columns

STEPHEN HEMELT: Sunday Funday kicks off summer effort geared toward Port Arthur children

Parents and children looking for positive entertainment options and stimulating activities this weekend and throughout the summer are invited to Sunday Funday Youth Edition from ... Read more

by Stephen Hemelt, Saturday, May 1, 2021 12:02 am

Local

SLOW DOWN: Nederland neighborhood getting speed limit reduction

NEDERLAND — Motorists are going to have to slow down when traveling on a curvy road running south from Nederland Avenue. The speed limit is ... Read more

by Stephen Hemelt, Thursday, April 29, 2021 12:30 am

Lifestyle

Port Arthur, community leaders celebrate Pat Avery’s positive regional impact

The last two Port Arthur Chamber of Commerce annual banquets have packed the Bob Bowers Civic Center, reigniting support among small businesses and large industry. ... Read more

by Stephen Hemelt, Tuesday, April 27, 2021 9:43 am

Lifestyle

See Nederland’s relaxed COVID restrictions at parks, recreation center & library

NEDERLAND — Nederland residents and visitors are gaining more access to city facilities following a drawback approved for municipal COVID restrictions. Nederland City Council members ... Read more

by Stephen Hemelt, Tuesday, April 27, 2021 12:29 am

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