NEW YORK (AP) — The energy industry is assessing damage caused by storm surges and high winds as Hurricane Laura cut a dangerous path across the coastlines of Texas and Louisiana, making landfall early Thursday...
GALVESTON, Texas (AP) — In the largest U.S. evacuation of the pandemic, more than half a million people were ordered to flee the Gulf Coast on Tuesday as Laura strengthened into a hurricane that forecasters said could slam Texas and Louisiana with ferocious winds, heavy flooding and the power to push seawater miles inland...
HOUSTON (AP) — Two statues that pay tribute to the Confederacy will be removed from Houston city parks, Mayor Sylvester Turner announced Thursday...
HOUSTON (AP) — Danielle Nelson’s best monitor for the emissions billowing out of the oil refineries and chemical plants surrounding her home: The heaving chest of her 9-year-old asthmatic son...
PORT ARTHUR, Texas (AP) — An arrest warrant has been issued for a 24-year-old man who authorities say posted social media video of himself licking ice cream from a carton in Texas and returning it to a supermarket freezer...
The ninth annual Houston Methodist Cy-Hoops Invitational, hosted by Cypress-Fairbanks Independent School District, is poised to return with plenty of talent.
CFISD’s 12 high school boys basketball teams will take part in the tournament, Dec.
PORT ARTHUR, Texas (AP) — As the nation plans new defenses against the more powerful storms and higher tides expected from climate change, one project stands out: an ambitious proposal to build a nearly 60-mile "spine" of concrete seawalls, earthen barriers, floating gates and steel levees on the Texas Gulf Coast...
A Nederland man was indicted on multiple counts of sexually abusing two nine year old girls and kept video evidence on his phone, records show.
Eric Joseph Scott, 35, was indicted on Wednesday by a Jefferson County grand jury on four first degree felony charges.
DALLAS (AP) — Murky water started seeping into a Port Arthur, Texas, nursing home four days after administrators decided to shelter in place. Volunteers — one even brandishing a gun — demanded relocation of the elderly residents, at least two of whom died in the days after police ultimately ordered the evacuation.
Jordan and Jonathan Babineaux returned to their family home in Port Arthur last week to find debris and flood damage.
The two brothers, who grew up together in the city that was heavily flooded by Harvey, each played in the National Football League.
HOUSTON (AP) — The Latest on the aftermath of Harvey (all times local):
The nation's largest oil refinery is starting to reboot after shutting down ahead of Harvey's onslaught...
BEAUMONT, Texas (AP) — His three vehicles flooded by Hurricane Harvey, Jason Bell checked at one car-rental office only to find about 2,500 people ahead of him on the waiting list...
Port Arthur's major roads were swamped by rising waters brought by Harvey, and there were few images showing the devastation that virtually cut off the East Texas city...
Two former Port Arthur city employees were sentenced for theft from the city Tuesday, Criminal District Court Judge John Stevens said.
John Tomplait, 54, the city's former assistant water utilities director, received five years probation and a $500 fine for theft by a public service.
The opening night of the annual Mardi Gras of Southeast Texas festivities kicked off Thursday night in downtown Port Arthur. The opening parade was among the highlights to kick off the weekend-long celebration.
Two top-ranking Port Arthur police officers have left the department amid an "administrative investigation" that has resulted in the suspension of five, according to a longtime city councilman.
Councilman Willie "Bae" Lewis said five officers were put on administrative leave on Tuesday following a lengthy internal investigation.
The City of Port Arthur announced Thursday that residents will need to start paying delinquent and non-active water accounts starting in May or risk having their water shut off.
The city's water utility department will send shut off notices to the 4,000 water accounts that are either at least $75 past due or more than three months behind on payment starting May, according to a press release.
PORT ARTHUR -- As soon as Inika McPherson walked into the Robert A. "Bob" Bowers Civic Center, she was stopped by a young fan asking for a picture and an autograph.
"Of course I will," the Port Arthur native said with a smile.
For the third time in four years, Port Arthur Memorial took home the James Gamble Classic championship trophy with a 68-63 win over Lake Charles Washington-Marion on Thursday in the Titans' gym.
Thailan Wesley paced Memorial with 24 points in the finals, including a 3-point shot with 1:55 in the fourth quarter to tie the game at 63 and two subsequent free throws to give his team the lead.
Mike Guillory's time in the military taught him how to keep his cool and work with people of different backgrounds, skills he said help him with his job now as a corrections officer with the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office.
Crews are working to extract a man from a tank at a site in Port Arthur after he and one other man became stuck Friday morning.
At about 10 a.m., the Port Arthur Police Department and fire department responded to a call of two individuals who were stuck in a tank at 1050 FM 365, officials said.
The next police chief in Port Arthur was hired Thursday by the City Council, but he will be labeled as an administrator until he is licensed by the state.
Patrick Melvin comes from Arizona, where he spent more than 30 years in law enforcement.The City Council's vote Thursday was unanimous (Councilman Morris Albright III was absent for the vote).