Group seeks to help others at Thanksgiving

first_img Next UpEach nominated family will take home a basket full of traditional dinner fixings and a turkey to compete their feast at home.This event will be accessible through voucher only.Call 960-7400 to register your nominated family. Members of Everlasting Changes will host its Sixth annual Thanksgiving Basket Giveaway and are seeking people to help.The ministry is asking the public to nominate a family in need this Thanksgiving season and will be giving out 50 vouchers that will be redeemable by 50 families in Southeast Texas.The voucher will provide a warm Thanksgiving diner for the entire family at the Robert A. “Bob” Bowes Civic Center on Saturday, Nov. 21. Volunteers are still needed for this event and interested persons can call the above number.Everlasting Changes was founded in 2008 by Elizabeth Cravens.last_img read more

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Erma Lee Gipson

first_img Funeral Services will be 11:00 a.m. Monday August 8, 2016 at Mount Calvary Baptist Church, Port Arthur, TX. Viewing will begin at 9:00 a.m. Interment will follow at Greenlawn Memorial Park. Services entrusted to Hannah Funeral Home. Erma Lee Gipson, 78 of Port Arthur, TX passed away Sunday, July 31, 2016.last_img

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Wanda Thompson Rohrbaugh

first_img A visitation for family and friends will be held on Friday evening from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m., at the funeral home.Special thanks to her many caregivers, Rose Place, Magnolia Manor, Gentiva Hospice, and all those associated with her care. She was preceded in death by her parents, and husband, Donald Rohrbaugh.Survivors include her daughters, Jeanne Littleton of Azle, TX, Vicki Moore and her husband Michael of Ballwin, MO; son, Michael Rohrbaugh and his wife Kimberly of Groves, TX; brother, Bruce C. Thompson and his wife Alletta of Port Neches, TX; grandchildren, Carley Rohrbaugh, Collin Rohrbaugh, Jonathan Moore, Amanda Moore, and Lisa Detering; niece, Caira Franz of Llano, TX and nephew, Skylar Thompson of Beaumont, TX. Wanda Thompson Rohrbaugh, 91, of Groves, Texas passed away Tuesday, September 6, 2016, at Magnolia Manor.Wanda was born January 3, 1925 in Marlow, Oklahoma to Bruce C. Thompson and Lillie M. Winkler Thompson. She has been a resident of this area since 1976 and was a longtime member of St. Peter the Apostle Catholic Church.center_img Funeral services will be at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, September 10, 2016, at Levingston Funeral Home in Groves with Reverend J. C. Coon officiating. Burial will follow at Oak Bluff Memorial Park in Port Neches.last_img read more

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PAPD officer arrested for DWI in Orange County

first_imgStaff reportAn investigation was underway Monday regarding Port Arthur Police Officer Joshua Abshier, who was arrested Saturday on suspicion of driving while intoxicated in Orange County.A Texas Department Public Safety trooper working routine patrol around 2 a.m. Saturday in the area of FM 105 in Orange County said he observed a Ford pickup truck traveling south on FM 105 that failed to drive in a single lane, according to information from DPS. Next UpThe trooper activated the emergency lights and initiated a traffic stop and the driver of the Ford continued southbound and eventually pulled into a convenience store parking lot near the intersection of FM 105 and Texas 87.The driver reportedly showed several signs of intoxication. Joshua Abshire, 45, was arrested for driving while intoxicated and taken to the Orange County jail.The DWI investigation remained ongoing Monday and a completed case report will be submitted to the Orange County District Attorne’s Office in the next couple of weeks. Port Arthur Police Department provided a statement saying that an internal affairs investigation was under way, which is standard procedure for personnel actions of this nature.center_img See also: Grand jury returns criminal indictmentslast_img read more

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Victim follows alleged thieves; suspects from PA, Groves arrested

first_img When he approached, the truck sped away so he called 911 and followed the truck while on the phone giving dispatch updates on their location, according to a news release from the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office.A nearby sheriff’s deputy intercepted the suspect vehicle and followed them to the dead end of Wiggins Road. Two men got out of the vehicle and one was immediately arrested. The second man ran and was located hiding in the tall grass nearby. A local man followed two alleged thieves who were parked in his driveway with his belongings loaded in the bed of their truck on Wednesday, authorities said.The man had just returned home around 10:16 a.m. when he saw the suspicious truck parked in his driveway in the 1700 block of Burrell Wingate Road.center_img All of the items stolen from the victim’s shop were recovered, police said.James Jones, 53, of Port Arthur, and Armand Ledee, 45, of Groves were arrested for burglary.last_img read more

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Clifton “Noonie” Harris

first_img Funeral services will be 11 AM Saturday, October 5, 2019 at Christian Fellowship Church, 3439 Thomas Blvd, Port Arthur, TX, 77642, with visitation from 9 AM until service time.Burial will follow in Live Oak Cemetery. Mr. Clifton “Noonie” Harris, 63, of Port Arthur, Texas passed away Thursday, September 26, 2019 at Memorial Hermann Hospital – Texas Medical Center.He was a lifelong resident of Port Arthur, TX where he graduated from Lincoln High School and went on to complete his Automotive Service Excellence Certificate at Lamar State College Port Arthur. He leaves to cherish his memories, wife, Pamela Harris; children, Lanasha Phillips, Theressa Mayfield, Ecarla Harris, Yola Thomas (Johnny), LaKeisha Veal, Tonya Kemper, Elroy Kemper, and Crystal Kemper; siblings, Dorothy Marshall, Doris Harris, Eunice Richard, Angela Garcia, Lena Mina (Carlos), Gerald Harris (Detria), Joseph Harris, Lumas “June” Harris (Norma), Joseph Dural, Royal Dural; 19 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, family and friends that will truly miss him.center_img He was a jack of all trades, loved to work with his hands, and lend a hand where ever needed.He is preceded in death by his father, Felton Harris Sr., his mother, Emily Harris, and 3 sisters, Betty Bryant, Thelma Queen, and Leanna Harris.last_img read more

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Port Arthur man leads Port Neches police on foot chase

first_img He remained in the Jefferson County Correctional Facility as of midday Wednesday. PORT NECHES — A call about a suspicious person pulling on door handles led to a foot chase, K9 search and an arrest.Port Neches police received the call at approximately 10:18 p.m. Monday, detailing a person pulling on door handles in the parking lot at The Palms Apartments, 877 Ridgewood Drive, Police Chief Paul Lemoine said. The man reportedly ran when he saw police and a brief foot chase ensued. The department’s K9 was called and tracked the scent to an apartment at the complex, where a suspect was arrested.Lemoine said the man told officers he ran because he had a parole warrant.center_img Police arrested Glenn Semien Jr., 25, of Port Arthur on a charge of evading arrest/detention with bond set at $1,000 and a parole warrant where no bond was assessed.last_img read more

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Motiva contributes $250K to Southeast Texas Emergency Relief Fund

first_img Motiva first contributed to SETERF after Hurricane Ike devastated much of Southeast Texas in 2008, and again after Hurricane Harvey in 2017.“This donation expresses Motiva’s commitment to and concern for the citizens of Southeast Texas,” Edgar said. Southeast Texas Emergency Relief Fund announced Tuesday it received $250,000 from Motiva Enterprises to support challenges with COVID-19 response in the greater Port Arthur/Jefferson County area.“On behalf of the SETERF board, I would like to extend my deepest appreciation for Motiva’s continued confidence in SETERF’s ability to successfully manage donations such as this,” said SETERF Board Chairman Robert Edgar. “We are dedicated to assisting the individuals in the community who are most in need.” Motiva President and CEO Brian Coffman said Southeast Texas is home to people and organizations that Motiva values immensely.“We are honored to once again partner with SETERF to make a difference in the community and help those who may have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic,” Coffman said.center_img “SETERF will work with Motiva to strategically identify impactful ways to help during this pandemic crisis.”last_img read more

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Political Drama Tales From Red Vienna Sets World Premiere Dates at MTC

first_img Tales From Red Vienna joins an already jam-packed season for MTC that includes Sharr White’s The Snow Geese, directed by Daniel Sullivan and starring Mary-Louise Parker; Amanda Peet’s The Commons of Pensacola, directed by Lynne Meadow and starring Blythe Danner and Sarah Jessica Parker; and Sarah Treem’s When We Were Young and Unafraid, directed by Pam MacKinnon and starring Cherry Jones. More productions for the season will be announced shortly. David Grimm’s world premiere play Tales From Red Vienna will be a part of Manhattan Theatre Club’s 2013-14 season. Directed by Kate Whoriskey, the drama will begin previews on February 26, 2014 and open on March 18 at MTC at New York City Center — Stage I. Tales From Red Vienna tells the story of Helena, a woman who, having lost her husband and financial security in World War I, struggles to maintain her way of life as she becomes a part of an illicit underworld. She manages to separate her secret life from her public persona until she crosses paths with someone who has the power to expose and ruin her. Cast and creative team members for the play will be announced in the coming weeks.center_img View Commentslast_img read more

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Substance Abuse Care

first_imgIn 2015, the secretary of the Army moved substance abuse care to the Army’s Medical Command within behavioral health services. Substance Use Disorder Clinical Care treatment is now in the medical realm while Installation Management Command retains responsibility of the Army Substance Abuse Program drug testing and deterrence, alcohol and drug abuse prevention training, and the ASAP training curriculum.Soldiers seeking substance abuse assistance should visit the new Behavioral Health Addiction Medicine office in building 1056 (next to the old SRP site) on O’Connell Boulevard. Counseling sessions will now take place in either building 1056, the Mountain Post Behavioral Health Clinic (on Specker Avenue), or at embedded behavioral health clinics.For those needing assistance with a substance use disorder, call Behavioral Health Addiction Medicine at 526-2862. Call 911 for emergencies.last_img read more

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