Month: January 2021

Garth sets school three-point record in Lamar’s Southland-opening win

first_imgLamar sports informationBEAUMONT – Senior James Harrison scored a career-high 22 points to lead Lamar to a Southland Conference opening victory over Houston Baptist, but it was junior Nick Garth who took center stage becoming the Cardinals all-time leader in three-point fields. LU defeated the Huskies, 86-68, Thursday evening at the Montagne Center to improve to 9-5 on the season and 1-0 in Southland Conference play.“This one was important from the standpoint that you always want to start league play with a victory and protect your home court,” said LU head coach Tic Price. “We came out and hit some big shots tonight. Houston Baptist didn’t wilt under the weight of LU’s strong shooting. The Huskies shot nearly 57 percent from the field in the second, to overcome a 9-of-31 (.290) performance in the opening half. HBU struggled at the free throw line converting just 8 of 15 (.533) attempts.Harrison set the pace with his career-high performance (his third consecutive career-high), but he wasn’t the only Cardinal to walk away with a career effort Thursday. Junior Josh Nzeakor scored 12 points and pulled down a career-high 16 rebounds. Senior Zjori Bosha scored 19 points on a near perfect 8-of-10 (.800) performance.Garth came off the bench to score 13 points on 5-of-11, including three triples. It was his second three-ball of the night that made him the school’s all-time leader in that category. Garth eclipsed Matt Sundblad who hit 192 three-pointers from 1995-99.The shorthanded Huskies finished the night with two players in double figures led by Ian DuBose’s 18. “The thing that I think I’m the most proud of tonight is we played unselfish basketball,” added Price. “We had 22 assists on 33 field goals. I thought we were very dominant on the boards. Houston Baptist is a very good rebounding team. The Huskies had 26 offensive rebounds at Michigan State.“James got the start and hit some big shots for us all night. I thought Nick did the same thing coming off the bench, and Josh Nzeakor was strong tonight in the paint with a double-double. This was a true team effort,” added Price.The Cardinals opened the game on a 10-0 run, and didn’t allow the Huskies to dent the scoreboard until the 15:24 mark when Jalon Gates hit a three-pointer. The Huskies would trim the deficit down to four points before Big Red pushed it back to double digits.The remainder of the half continued to be a cat and mouse performance that saw LU gain a double-digit lead only to have the Huskies trim it back to four points. Garth’s record-setting three-ball came with 5:35remaining the first half to give the Cardinals back an 11-point lead, 34-23. The Huskies would score six of the final eight points in the half to go into the locker room down by six.The cat-and-mouse game continued until the 17:05 mark of the second half. The Cardinals got a jumper from Harrison in the paint to give LU a nine-point advantage. The basket sparked a 14-6 run to give the LU a 17-point lead with 14:26 remaining. Big Red pushed its lead to 18 points before the Huskies began to chip away again.Sparked by an Oliver Lynch-Daniels three-pointer with just under 13 minutes remaining, the Huskies rattled off eight consecutive points to pull within 10 – all eight points coming from Lynch-Daniels. The Cardinals immediately responded with an and-one from junior Torey Noel followed by a three-pointer from Harrison (one of five on the night) to reclaim a 16-point advantage. The Huskies never got closer than 13 the rest of the way as LU would push its lead to as many as 20 points in the second half.The Cardinals return to action Saturday when they travel to Corpus Christi to take on the Islanders. The game against A&M-Corpus Christi is slated to tip off at 7:30 p.m. from the American Bank Center. It can be heard live on Newstalk 560 KLVI.center_img “We’re all very happy for Nick Garth. This is a true team out there on the floor. These guys like to hang out and they really root for each other. I don’t know if you could see it after the game, but when Nick was handed the game ball his teammates were more excited than he was.”The Cardinals finished the night shooting nearly 49 percent from the field (33 of 68) following a strong second-half performance. LU connected on nearly 64 percent of their attempts in the second half, including a 6-of-9 (.667) from three-point range during that stretch.It wasn’t just the effort on the offensive end that led to the victory. The Cards outworked a good rebounding team on the glass, 43-33, including 18 offensive rebounds.last_img read more

Walter Jones indicted for Avery Trace murder

first_img Port Arthur had five homicides in all of 2017.The spate of violence this year was behind Port Arthur Police Chief Patrick Melvin’s decision to form a task force that includes city police and federal partners, such as the FBI, U.S. Attorney’s Office, Drug Enforcement Agency and Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.It also encouraged a citizen’s march against violence last Saturday in Port Arthur.Avery Trace has hired off-duty police officers — two officers on weekdays, four at night; four officers all day and night during the weekends — to address violence that has continued for six months at the apartments. Staff reportA Jefferson County grand jury has indicted Walter Stevens Jones, 20, of Port Arthur for murder in connection with the March 16 shooting death of Joseph Boudreaux, 25, at Avery Trace Apartments at 4260 Highway 365. A probable cause affidavit said the shooting death — the seventh in Port Arthur in 2018 — occurred around 12:30 p.m. Three witnesses said they saw the shooting.Officers said they found Boudreaux on the ground in the far east parking lot of the apartment complex and he appeared to have been shot multiple times.Jones was arrested three days later and bond was set at $1 million.last_img read more

Honor those affected by breast cancer in special tribute section

first_img The deadline to submit material is 5 p.m. Monday, Oct. 1. E-mail photos and your message of 30 words or less to [email protected] Please put “breast cancer tribute” in the subject line.You can mail your photo and tribute message or bring them to the new Port Arthur News offices at 2349 Memorial Blvd., Port Arthur, Texas 77640. Because of a change in computer systems, photos from past years are not available and will have to be resubmitted. October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and The Port Arthur News is planning a special section honor breast cancer survivors and pay tribute to those who have been lost to the disease.There is no charge to include a one-column photograph and a short message in the section.center_img For questions about the special section, call Ken Stickney, editor, at 409-721-2431.last_img read more

Police work to ID man found dead near Veteran’s Memorial Bridge

first_img Next Up Authorities are trying to identify a body found near the county lines of Jefferson and Orange. The Orange County Sheriff’s Office located the body of a white male in the water approximately a quarter mile from the Veteran’s Memorial Bridge.Police said they made the discovery at 11:30 a.m. Friday.Investigators are currently working to positively identify the male.Police said the name would not be released until an identification had been made and family had been properly notified.last_img read more

PHOTO — Bum Phillips Bowl trophy finds home at DuGood FCU

first_img Thank you goes out to DuGood Federal Credit Union for hosting the Bum Phillips Bowl trophy this week.The trophy is awarded each year to the winner of Mid-County Madness game between Nederland and PNG.Check out the trophy for yourself at DuGood Federal Credit Union, 2708 Nederland Ave. in Nederland. The big game is Friday, which means one talented team is going to claim a coveted trophy and plenty of bragging rights.last_img

Rod Carroll drops from race for Jefferson County sheriff due to residency technicality

“As a person of integrity and credibility, I would not be able to go forward under the perception of having violated the election code residency requirement,” Carroll said in a statement. “I would like to thank everyone for their support and I wish all the candidates the best in 2020.”Carroll, who is currently chief of police in Vidor, was set to announce his bid for the Jefferson County Sheriff’s race next week as a Republican candidate.The veteran law enforcement officer ran unsuccessfully on the Democratic ticket for the sheriff’s spot in 2016 when he was working as assistant deputy chief with the JCSO. Rod Carroll announced on Tuesday he is dropping out of the race for Jefferson County Sheriff due to a residency technicality. read more

CHRISTUS Center for Health Management gives patients control of their health

first_imgHaving a chronic disease can be overwhelming and worrisome, but the CHRISTUS Center for Health Management is working to remove those worries for South County residents.The center is staffed by a nurse practitioner, registered nurse and registered dietician, who work together to provide patients with a multi-disciplinary approach to care.The team works closely with each patient and physician to help the patient manage conditions such as heart failure, hypertension, diabetes and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. CHRISTUS Southeast Texas Health System is a Catholic, not-for-profit health care system that has been serving the needs of its communities for more than 117 years.Log onto for more information. “We realize that these conditions bring with them a certain level of fear and insecurity,” said Sheila Arnaud, nurse practitioner. “So, it was important that we work to specialize our care to educate each of our patients and give them a sense of empowerment to take charge of their own health.”During confidential and personal visits, patients and clinic staff assess a patient’s health status while working to help the patient understand his or her medication options. The staff will also work with patients to review dietary habits and assess their nutritional needs.The team will also work with patients to develop, review and implement a health management plan that works for each individual patient.center_img “Each patient presents a unique set of circumstances, so we know that a ‘one-size-fits-all’ approach to health care goes against our CHRISTUS commitment to high quality, compassionate care,” says Ryan Miller, COO of CHRISTUS Southeast Texas Health System.“We’re here to treat you if you do get sick, but our goal is to help you to stay healthy so that you hopefully don’t need to see us. Personalizing our care in accordance to each individual’s needs, providing individualized advice and taking some of the guesswork out of treating chronic diseases is a huge step toward that outcome.”Miller hopes the center eases patients’ health anxieties and eases fears residents may have about CHRISTUS Southeast Texas’ presence in South County.“We certainly understand the anxiety and fear that may have been felt with St. Mary hospital closed its doors, but we look at the Center for Health Management as a strong symbol to our community that we are still here,” Miller said. “And you can expect us to continue to serve you with the quality, compassionate care you’ve come to expect from CHRISTUS Southeast Texas — well into the future.”last_img read more

ASK A COP — Who has right when vehicles change lanes within three- and four-lane highways?

first_imgCathy from Port Neches asks: My husband believes if a driver approaches an intersection with a red signal and he slows down and there’s no traffic coming that he can turn right on a red signal without stopping as long as it doesn’t interfere with other vehicles on the road. I’m just not buying his theory on turning right on red. Is my husband right on his decision to turn right on a red light? Jacob from Port Arthur asks: About 2 weeks ago I was traveling in the inside lane of a four-lane highway from San Antonio. I wanted to change lanes but as I attempted to change lanes, there was another vehicle to the right of me attempting to go into the lane I wanted to drive in. We nearly collided, thanks to my quick reaction to stop going into the lane. Who would have been at fault if we had collided? Is there a law in Texas that says who has the right of way in such an instance?Answer: Jacob, if you were traveling in the left lane of a three-lane or more highway, the Texas Transportation Code gives the right of way to the driver on the left who wants to change lanes. So if a crash had occurred, you should not be the at-fault driver. The driver of the vehicle to the right wanting to change to a left lane needs to make sure the movement can be undertaken legally and safely. Refer to the Texas Transportation Code 545.061 Keith from Port Arthur asks: Every time I go with my wife to pick up our daughter from daycare, she always parks in the no-parking zone but leaves the flashers on because she plans to run in and out. She does it because she’ll be right back. I told her this is illegal, but she doesn’t believe so. Officer Antoine, can you please help us?Answer: The very reason why your wife turns on her hazard lamps is because she knows she’s doing something illegal. For some reason, people believe hazard lamps are the passageway to breaking the state of Texas laws, but hazard lamps don’t excuse willful transgressors of the law. If you make up your mind to park in a no parking zone, understand you are violating state law and hazard lambs don’t magically give clearance to break any of the state parking laws. Answer: Intersections are not a place to be playing the guessing game. In the state of Texas, 3,689 deaths were reported in 2018 to the Texas Department of Transportation. Out of that, there were 701 people killed in crashes occurring in intersections or related to an intersection. Intersections are risky places to travel, so adherence to state law is top priority. Cathy, your husband’s theory of approaching a red light intersection is WRONG. You must stop at a red light when wanting to turn right. You are allowed to turn right on red, but you must bring your vehicle to a complete stop before turning right, and I include it must be safe to turn right. Join Officer Rickey Antoine for Ask A Cop Live on KSAP 96.9 FM every Tuesday from 1 to 2 p.m. as Antoine discusses the Ask A Cop article. You can also tune in via Ask your question live at 409-982-0247. Email your questions to [email protected], or call 409-983-8673 and leave a message or mail them to: Ofc. Rickey Antoine, 645 4th Street, Port Arthur, Texas, 77640. If you happen to see me in public, you can Ask A Cop!last_img read more

Inmates walkaway from Beaumont’s satellite prison camp

first_img The United States Marshals Service and other law enforcement agencies were notified and an internal investigation was initiated.Anyone with information related to these individuals should contact the United States Marshals Service at: (713) 718-4800.Arredondo was sentenced in 2019 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas to 135 months for Conspiracy, Distribution, and Possession with Intent to Distribute Methamphetamine.Gordillo was sentenced in 2014 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas to 262 months for Conspiracy with Intent to Distribute more than 5 Kilograms of Cocaine. Valencia-Carbajal was sentenced in 2016 in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas to 170 months for Possession with Intent to Distribute Methamphetamine.Beaumont’s Satellite Prison Camp is a minimum security facility adjacent to the Federal Correctional Institution (FCI) Beaumont and currently houses 522 male offenders in Beaumont.Additional information about the Federal Bureau of Prisons can be found at On Friday at approximately 8:30 a.m., inmates Ruban Arredondo Jr., Jose Gordillo and Baltazar Valencia-Carbajal were discovered missing from the Satellite Prison Camp in Beaumont.Arredondo is a 30-year-old White male with black hair, brown eyes, 5’9” tall and weighs approximately 200 pounds.Gordillo is a 47-year-old White male with black hair, brown eyes, 5’4” tall and weighs approximately 210 pounds.Valencia-Carbajal is a 25-year-old White male with black hair, brown eyes, 5’9” tall and weighs approximately 185 pounds.last_img read more

DAR honors 20 graduates with scholarships

first_img Stella Corcoran White chartered the Captain William Sanders Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, in Port Arthur in October 1937. White Haven was her home. She and her husband established the Carl and Stella White Scholarship Fund strictly for educating young people. Scholarships have been given every year since 1988. Students from Jefferson County apply in their counselor’s office and the Board of Higher Education at Lamar makes the selection. The students will be mailed their certificates of merit and Lamar’s scholarship board will forward the $1,000 to the college of the scholar’s choice when the college receives notification the student has enrolled.Recipients this school year are:Bob Hope School — Jocelyn Diaz, Vicky Longoria, Imelda Barriga, and Melany Esquivel;Memorial High School — Chloe Guidry and Tyson Nguyen;Nederland High School — Kasey Rule, Katelyn Patterson, Melody Youwakim, Han Vo, Wiilliam Denson, DeMorieh Washington, and Brock Holton;Port Neches-Groves High School — Channing Hebert, Zane Hernandez, Kendall Holman, Kristen Nguyen, Travis Wommack, Kaylee Gutierres, and Kasidee Sartin. The Captain William Sanders Chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution honored 20 graduates with scholarships in the amount of $1,000 each.Coronavirus has had an effect on so many activities this graduation season. The DAR chapter still awarded the scholarships but had to forgo the usual reception for this year’s graduates, their parents, counselors and DAR members.center_img Graduates will receive $1,000 credit toward educational expenses at the college of their choice. That makes a total of $20,000 given by Captain William Sanders Chapter for the year of 2020 reported by Chapter Registrar Betty Brownlee.last_img read more