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2008-08-05 03:00:31

By Sherry Koonce, The Port Arthur News, Texas Aug. 5--BEAUMONT -- Though the latest forecasts indicate Tropical Storm Edouard will mostly likely make landfall just due-east of Galveston, Jefferson County is taking no chances and has opted to close the courthouse Tuesday. Governor Rick Perry on Monday issued a threat of imminent danger for the Texas Gulf Coast area, including Jefferson County. County officials participated in a conference call with the Texas State Department of...

2008-08-05 03:00:24

By Amy Moore, The Port Arthur News, Texas Aug. 5--The threat of Tropical Storm Edouard prompted officials across Jefferson and Orange counties to cancel classes, meetings and activities until further notice. Lamar University, Lamar State Colleges Port Arthur and Orange as well as Lamar Institute of Technology will close Tuesday, Aug. 5 as the storm is predicted ot bring high winds, heavy rainfall and possibly even flood waters when it makes landfall. Local school districts are also...

2008-08-05 03:00:24

By Sherry Koonce, The Port Arthur News, Texas Aug. 5--BEAUMONT -- Southeast Texas has reached a major milestone in air quality standards, finally reaching acceptable standards for ozone emissions -- an achievement area leaders hope will lead to a new emissions designation. Jefferson County Commissioners at their Monday meeting adopted a resolution supporting the Texas Commission of Environmental Quality's efforts to have the area redesignated. The state's environmental quality agency...

2008-08-05 03:00:03

By Mary Meaux, The Port Arthur News, Texas Aug. 5--After conferring with officials of the National Weather Service in Lake Charles and local emergency management officials, Port Arthur Mayor Deloris Prince called for the voluntary evacuation of the Sabine Pass community Monday in advance of Tropical Storm Edouard. The evacuation notice is based on predictions of three to five feet above normal tides as Tropical Storm Edouard makes landfall. Landfall is estimated between 7 and 11 a.m....

2008-08-04 18:00:26

By Mary Meaux, The Port Arthur News, Texas Aug. 4--PORT ARTHUR -- A conference call with local, state and federal officials as well as the National Weather Service is scheduled for 4:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 4. Depending on the outcome of the meeting, Port Arthur Mayor Deloris "Bobbie" Prince may call for the voluntary evacuation of the Sabine Pass area due to high water conditions. Port Arthur Police Maj. John Owens said the storm will likely strike land near high tide. Owens, who also...

2008-07-31 21:00:26

By Darragh Doiron, The Port Arthur News, Texas Aug. 1--Director Keith Cockrell is expecting sell-out crowds at "The Music Man" this weekend. He's also looking forward to crowded auditions for next season's town-and-gown musical. "The best news for me is that half the audience was coming up to me after the show and saying 'I want to be in next year's show.' That's when you know you've got 'em," Cockrel said. The show opened this past weekend and continues through this weekend. Lamar...

2008-07-31 03:00:28

By David Ball, The Port Arthur News, Texas Jul. 31--PORT ARTHUR -- Directors of the Port Arthur Economic Development Corporation listened to possible development plans Wednesday for a 7.25 acre site on Texas 73 that may serve as a future industrial park. The engineering firm of Arceneaux and Gates presented four development options. --One design would have a road running on the northeast side of Texas 73 and possibly extending to the southwest corner. Engineer Ron Arceneaux said the...

2008-07-29 03:01:09

By Sherry Koonce, The Port Arthur News, Texas Jul. 29--BEAUMONT -- By Sherry Koonce The News staff writer BEAUMONT -- Increased fuel costs combined with a decrease in the production of some herbicides has county officials refiguring the cost of controlling the area's mosquito population. On Monday, Jefferson County Commissioners voted to amend a Mosquito Control District contract for the purchase of insecticides, herbicides and sprays. For the purchase of Roundup, a...

2008-07-25 00:00:32

By Darragh Doiron, The Port Arthur News, Texas Jul. 24--When Professor Harold Hill needs to divert attention from his con in "The Music Man," he convinces the school board they'd make a great barbershop quartet, so they sing, beautifully. Any town, fictional or real, would love to have a school board working in such harmony. Port Arthur has one, this weekend and next, when "The Music Man" appears at the Lamar Theater, 1700 Lakeshore Drive. Director Keith Cockrell has a whole cast in...

2008-07-25 00:00:14

By Mary Meaux, The Port Arthur News, Texas Jul. 25--The head of a prominent cancer research institute in Pittsburgh issued an unprecedented warning to his faculty and staff -- limit cell phone use because of the possible risk of cancer. The warning from Dr. Ronald B. Herberman, director of the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute, is contrary to numerous studies that don't find a link between cancer and cell phone use, and a public lack of worry by the U.S. Food and Drug...