GROVES — An officer with the Groves Police Department conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle in the 2000 block of Vincent Dr. at 12:47 a.m., Tuesday, Nov. 4. The officer attempted to take the suspect into custody on warrants when the suspect broke free and ran. Officers chased the subject into the Gulf Breeze Apartment complex where he was apprehended. The suspect resisted and it took three officers to subdue the suspect before he was placed into custody. Upon searching the suspect’s vehicle, officers located a firearm, crack cocaine and prescription medication. The medication was still in the manufacturer’s bottles and is believed to have been stolen. The 23-year-old Port Arthur resident was booked into the Jefferson County Jail on charges of possession of a controlled substance and unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon.
The twins adopted by a local club make up the civic part of Friendship Social & Civic Club. The Dallas Cowboys party bus makes up the social part.Dianne Alexis, president, said the seven members meet at member homes and engage in several acts of good work. They’ve recently adopted a set of twins and assembled Easter baskets for them.“We got them by accident, by being somewhere, I guess, at the right time. We took it upon ourselves to take them under our wings and buy them things. We just got them and it was for Easter that we bought them clothes,” Alexis said. “Because it’s not all about us. We always try to do what we can for anyone in this community. It may not be much, but we are always there to help,” Alexis said.Friendship member Sherold Alpough can attest to the social part of the group. She helps assemble the annual party buses to a Dallas Cowboys game.“We have the best time. Going to Dallas is hard work. We work so hard in trying to get all this together,” she said.The group assembles at City Hall’s parking lot. Friendship members already have summer plans for these children, and are also working on scholarship projects and staying active with visits to nursing homes.“We go there to bring trinkets and stuff for those who don’t have relatives, toiletries,” Alexis said.While members pledge to have fun, they agree they’re also assembled for a higher cause. “We get on the bus and we say our prayers for traveling and the first thing you hear is the pop, pop, popping,” Alpough said.She was referring to drink cans opening. Then comes trademark chicken salad sandwiches, chicken, boudin, chips, and tamales. They set up a hospitality room at the hotel with line dancing.“We carry our own DJs,” she added.Despite this legendary party, Alpough said the good works are a main part of the club’s activities.“Every year we look back and it amazes us at what we accomplish. Whenever we can, we lend a helping hand,” she said.Other members are: Willie Mae Johnson, Angel Dupuy, Priscilla Campbell, Sue James and Cheryl [email protected]
On Monday, June 29, 2015, around 11:40 p.m., the Orange County Sheriff’s Office received a 9-1-1 call in reference to a truck that was stolen from the Crawdad’s convenient store parking lot on North Highway 62 in Mauriceville. The caller stated that when they saw the truck driving off, they got into another vehicle and followed. The stolen truck was a white 2006 GMC.As Deputies responded to the area, a Deputy passed the stolen truck on N. Hwy 62 headed southbound. As the Deputy activated the emergency lights, the driver of the stolen truck began to attempt to evade the Deputy and turned down a driveway to a residence. The suspect then drove the truck behind the residence and exited the truck. The Deputy was able to gain on the suspect as he then began to flee on foot. The Deputy caught up to the suspect and ordered him to stop. When the suspect continued to flee, the Deputy used a Taser on the man and brought him into custody. The caller who owned the truck arrived on the scene shortly after the suspect was detained and said she did not know the suspect. The complainant wished to file charges for the theft of the truck.The suspect was identified as 32 year old Brandon Martinez of Hutto, Texas. Martinez was transported to the Orange County Jail where he was booked for Unauthorized Use of a Vehicle and Evading Arrest. His bond was set at $14,500 and he remains in custody.
Death noticesLydia B. Bernal, 89, of Groves died March 21, 2016. Clayton Thompson Funeral Directors, Groves.Delores Pierre, 79, of Port Arthur died Tuesday, March 22, 2016. Hannah Funeral Home Inc. Barry Boston, 58, of Fort Worth, formerly of Port Arthur, died Thursday, March 17, 2016. Levingston Funeral Home, Groves.Emily Joan French, 85, of Devers, died Tuesday, March 22, 2016. Broussard’s, Major Drive, Beaumont. Ruby Hill, 51, of Port Arthur died Tuesday, March 22, 2016. Gabriel Funeral Home.Arthur “Art” Frederick Brunn Jr., 81, of Beaumont died Monday, March 21, 2016. Broussard’s, Major Drive, Beaumont. Services todayNone.
Olympia is survived by her husband Jerome Hudson, Sr.; two daughters, Anesia Gordon (Henry) and Anthonnaya Prevost; one son, Jerome Hudson, Jr.; two grandsons Nathaniel and Felix Hudson; mother, Joelene Lewis; two sisters LaDricca Holloway and Wanda Bodden (Randy); four brothers, John and Micheal Evans, Derek Lewis (Martinique) and Ronaldgra Lewis(Viola); and sister-in-law, Mahalia Earls; two aunts, Freddie Earls and Hortense Young; mother in law, Brenda Gunner; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.Memorial service will be 11 a.m. Saturday, May 14, 2016 at Mount Sinai Baptist Church, 501 West Thomas Blvd., Port Arthur, TX under the direction of Gabriel Funeral Home. Olympia A. Hudson, 49, of Port Arthur went to be home with the Lord Sunday, May 8, 2016 with her husband by her side. A lifelong resident of Port Arthur, she was a 1985 graduate of Lincoln High School.
James R. Spikes, 53, of Port Arthur died Wednesday, May 18, 2016. Grammier-Oberle Funeral Home. Services todayTimothy Prevost, Ruach International Ministries, Port Arthur, 11 a.m. Death noticesLouis Henry Robinson, 81, of Beaumont died Thursday, May 19, 2016. Broussard’s, Major Drive, Beaumont.Robert “Bobby” Frank Quebedeaux Jr., 77, of Port Neches died Wednesday, May 18, 2016. Clayton Thompson Funeral Directors, Groves. Furl William Mumaw, 86, of Beaumont died Thursday, May 19, 2016. Broussard’s, McFaddin Avenue, Beaumont.Margaret Sable O’Pry Corbin, 87, of Port Arthur died Tuesday, May 17, 2016. Broussard’s, Nederland
Mrs. Williams died peacefully at her home with family by her side.Funeral services will be Saturday, 10:00 a.m. Hannah Funeral Home Chapel.Visitation will begin at 8:00 a.m. Pastor Walter Allen officiating. Interment will follow at Calvary Cemetery. Service entrusted to Hannah Funeral Home, Inc.Special Thanks to Evangel and Texas Home health Hospice and all that rendered their services. May 29, 1932 ~ March 19, 2017
PORT NECHES – The Port Neches-Groves Indians couldn’t build off a quick start as the visiting Crosby Cougars rallied for a 13-7 win at The Reservation on Friday night.The Indians took a quick 7-0 lead just 3 minutes, 14 seconds into the game, driving 75 yards on nine plays on the game’s opening possession that saw PNG going against a 15 mph wind. Quarterback Blake Bost was 5-of-6 for 66 yards on that drive, capping it with a 31-yard TD pass to Brady Nail. But that would be the only time the Indians (4-2, 2-1 in 12-5A-II) found the end zone on the night.Ryan Sosa of PNG fights off Michael Ray of Crosby for positive yards Friday in Port Neches. (Leo Weeks Photographers) 10-11-19The Indians dominated most of the first quarter, but Crosby (2-3, 2-1) took advantage of a gift when Nail fumbled the ball when scrambling as Crosby’s Michael Ray scooped up the bouncing ball and raced 43 yards to the end zone to tie the game at 7 with 8:01 remaining in the second quarter. The Indians dominated time of possession over the first two quarters, holding the ball for 14:12, compared to Crosby’s 9:48. PNG had 168 yards of total offense in the first half, compared to Crosby’s 102.The Indians hurt themselves with four turnovers, including three second-half interceptions by Bost. Meanwhile, Crosby was much more efficient on offense after the break, scoring the only touchdown of the second half on a 30-yard run by Deniquez Dunn with 7:01 remaining in the third quarter.All three touchdowns in the contest came while going against the strong wind that intensified as the contest wore on. Ray scored on the 43-yard fumble recovery with 8:01 remaining in the second quarter to tie the game at 7 apiece. PNG dominated the game to that point, but that TD gave the Cougars a shot in the arm.THE GAME BALL GOES TO …The PNG defense, which did its best to keep the Indians in the game, coming up with some big stops in the second half to give the Indians good field position. Unfortunately, for PNG, the Crosby defense rose to the occasion each time.UP NEXT …The Indians remain home to host Dayton at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 18 before making the trek to Santa Fe for a 7:30 p.m. contest on Oct. 25. Both games will be broadcast live on KCOL-FM 92.5.By Pat Murray, Special to The News Crosby dominated time of possession in the second half, having the ball for 14:58 over the final two quarters, while the Indians had the ball for just 9:02. The three turnovers certainly hurt PNG in that regard.Bost who was 14-of-23 for 157 yards and a TD in the first half, hitting 10 of 11 passes at one point over the first two quarters, was 4-of-16 for 19 yards in the second half as the Crosby defense shut down the PNG passing game.Nail, who scored PNG’s lone TD, caught six passes for 82 yards on the evening.THE GAME CHANGED WHEN …
I encourage you to make sure you have a Bible and read it every day. Start with a gospel: Matthew, Mark, Luke or John, at least a chapter a day. Come visit me at my Golden Triangle Church on the Rock where U.S. 69 meets Twin City Highway, Sunday at 10:30 a.m.Pastor Ron Hammonds and our team are excited about God, His Word and you. The music and prayer is powerful and folks are friendly.Kathie Deasy writes about religion in The Port Arthur News. She can be reached at [email protected] I, then, began in my studies in the scriptures to find out about my Heavenly Father and how He never leaves or forsakes us. Wow, did I have a wonderful time of beginning my relationship with Him and the knowledge to share with others who need Him (like we all do)!I talk to Him all the time and know that He loves me and mine and answers all my prayers! I thank Him for giving me His Son and Holy Spirit with authority from on high, for my life, until He comes for me. They minister to me and mine, continually. Thank you, God and I praise You, forevermore.You hear and read from me, bottom line, it’s the scriptures and Spirit where I live and breathe. Well, when people ask me why I BELIEVE the Bible for everything, I always answer, “because I know the Author!” That usually goes to their hearts and minds. Hopefully, they’ll believe one day, too! He has encouraged, taught and corrected me in His Word, Amen.My personal favorite as a Servant of God, Psalmist, Teacher of the Word, Pastor at Large and Proverbs 31 Woman, is the scripture in John 6:28 &29 NKJ: “… the people asked Jesus, what must we do to do the Work of God, (to carry out what God wants done), Jesus replied, this is the work (service) that God asks of you, is, that you BELIEVE in Him, whom He sent.”Are you thinking that it can’t be that simple? Yes, it can.Close your eyes, sit back and say either quietly or shout it from the rooftops: I believe in God. I believe Jesus was crucified and raised from the dead. I believe I’m saved and going to Heaven (eventually). I believe my family believes. I believe I am healed (because Jesus is the Healer and that’s God’s will for us all). I believe I have the Peace that passes all understanding. I believe I am a joyful person, giving it away wherever I go. My definition of “believing” for a firm, true, genuine, real, religious faith and marriage vows, that no person, situation or thing could ever talk me out of … because my heart is different and full of Jesus.I believe in a loving, powerful, God, whom I call my Heavenly Father. My natural father passed when I was only 26, and although he took good care of me and my family and loved us, I miss him, like crazy, still.But, he’s gone, and, until I see him in heaven I have some tender and fun memories and learned so much from him about life, people and a great work ethic.
In The Following, Glover will appear alongside Kevin Bacon (whom she is now only one degree away from). The drama follows FBI agent Ryan Hardy (Bacon) as he tries to catch murderous cult leader Joe Carroll (James Purefoy) after his escape from prison. Created by Kevin Williamson, The Following premiered January 21, 2013. Broadway alum Montego Glover is trading in her dancing shoes for a badge. The Tony nominee will play the recurring role of FBI analyst Lawrence on season two of the FOX drama The Following, according to TVLine.com. The series’ second season will begin January 2014. No official premiere date has been set. Glover garnered a Tony nomination for her turn as Felicia in Memphis, and also appeared on Broadway in The Color Purple. No stranger to the small screen, Glover’s additional TV credits include Smash, Hostages, Made in Jersey, White Collar, Law & Order and The Good Wife. Star Files Montego Glover View Comments