Month: January 2021

January 26, 2021

Port Neches Elementary students have fun with science

first_imgBASF provided Port Neches Elementary School with grants that yielded fun and equipment for the students. “I would like to take this opportunity to thank Joe Arnold and BASF for the generous grants given to our school this year,” Amy Gil, principal, said. “The first grant of $4,000 was given to go towards our end-of-the-year field trip to the Houston Museum of Natural Science on May 22. This field trip was made possible to our lucky fourth and fifth graders by the help of BASF and our very own Parent Teacher Association. The students were treated to the fabulous Butterfly Center, the wonderful Exhibit Halls of Science, and a movie at the IMAX Theatre titled, ‘Africa, the Serengeti.’ ”  Gil said students were in awe of the museum’s science activities. “Also, Port Neches Elementary received a $5,000 grant from BASF to go towards the purchase of science lab materials, such as optic microscopes and science lab tables,” Gil said. “A special thanks goes out to our 5th grade science teachers:  Patti Parks and Kim Taliaferro who submitted this grant. Another thanks goes out to Donna Guidry from Woodcrest Elementary who helped these two teachers out tremendously. Because of these combined efforts, our students will be exposed to great science concepts with the help of this much needed modern equipment.”last_img read more

January 26, 2021

Two 300 games set stage for week of rising scores

first_img • Energy Country: Erick Brown-253-562, Hunter Engle-223-559, Jake Glenn-263-579, Ray Todora 231-597, Danny Duke-202-522, Karen Duke-179-441, Gabriel Torres-191-515, Daniel Torres-211-591, George Duke-236-682, Shelly Moity-174-496, Kevin Gros-188-489, Belinda Powell-224-594, Art Turner-211-563, Troy Girolamo-225-594, Theresa Beavens-160-466, David Pulver-203-432, John Ferguson-223-579, Mason Ewell-162-366, Brittany Lee-148-365, Matt Cain-148-408, Alexander Hanks-202-549, Jordon Corcoran-135-397, Logan Cain-122-324, Hardy Charles-228-571, James Pitre-201-560, Bryan Boldt-225-555, Rick Hermsen-224-599, Aaron Richardson-154-413, Felicia Johnson-176-404, Houston Rideaux-211-587, Dennis Thompson-230-482, James Robinson-213-562, Johnar Brown-234-583, Kevin Truong-170-462, Cuong Cao-222-593, Mary Jane Parsley-179-440, Chuck Clark-179-497, Tammy Nick-193-482, John Lemonis-212-541, Trang Le-124-334, Rudy Gonzalez-121-339, Ashlea Witzleben-214-523, Larry Witzleben-196-558, Robert Seymour-213-592, Steve Comer-185-504, Chris Edwards-213-535, Curtis Harrington-205-581, Jason Nettelbeck-212-591, Chase Leger-230-546, John Ramsey-189-530, Colby Daniel-208-592, Alice Barnes-236-586, Michael Morvant-186-509, Janice Todora-180-472, Brian Smith-199-531, Tony Falgout-192-560, Buddy Sepeda-188-519, Linda Singleton-190-520, Patsy Ronquille-186-461, Alanda Boldt-205-500, Giles Broussard-152-388.• Valero: Robert Seymour-184-530, Gail Seymour-179-464, Steve Powell-211-581, Richard Cooper-227-580, Rusty Doucet-192-542, Adam Wersig-230-528, Caleb Klein-235-587, Jamaal Lowe-206-556, Mike Jacquet-279-586, Darrell Robinson-208-518, Caitlin Pridemore-143-354, Britt Morphew-199-534, Ryan Keszeg-187-519, Kaylen Vera-183-423, Greg Vera-12-492, Will Bailey-162-403, Zach Bailey-130-365, Sean Connor-164-452, Chance Ward-165-468, Blake Dugas-207-553, Ryan Worthy-217-585, Erick Brown-219-532, Christopher Keisler-167-441, James Coldwell-214-534, Jason Hale-158-462, Quinton McWilliams-244-577, Gus Saba-147-427, Jan Cates-150-374, Patsy Ronquille-178-504, Bryan Boldt-225-550, Kat Douglas-217-539, Chad Carlson-200-557, Charlene Wersig-174-479, Dee Dennis-177-462, James Neel-235-543, Elaine Whitten-173-438, Maryana Kimball-187-487, Chris Heath-134-389, Alanda Boldt-171-461, Bonnie Maxwell-161-408, Chris Marze-232-586, Stan Ruth-182-482, Walter Tucker-190-505, Roy Martinez-169-447, Dee Rodrigues-146-361, Kaci Leatherwood-127-355, Eric Monarch-195-523, Joe Wolfe-185-533, Alan Kay-191-521, Matthew Maxwell-227-598, Larry Manganice-225-512, Ryan Hanson-169-414, Mack McPhatter-203-531, Bob Cullums-239-578.• Fun Bowlers: Dean Salles-183-515, Jonathan Marler-130-382, Charles Venable-180-502, Dolores Rodrigues-147-362, Dawn Carona-165-466, Kelsey DelValle-200-497, Dylan Girolamo-195-460, Eric Monarch-215-571, Dee Dennis-171-481, Eric Kyles-221-582, Diana Neel-197-416, Chayla Merritt-156-379, Bob Grusecki-227-585, Chris Merritt-193-521, Ed Zuschlag-143-407, Micha Muller-192-498, Lorrie Gallien-155-400, Jean Parker-145-403, Myra Swiney-129-348, Molly Hogan-178-488, Bobby Abraham-162-417, Calvin Hall-183-511, Jeff Lopez-128-376, Judy Lynch-152-419, Kerry Stevens-195-478, Johnny Simon-181-468, Sue Rikoff-209-522, Tyler Rikoff-227-585, Kenny Johnson-174-481, Taylor Day-178-508, Robby Thrailkille-172-432, Aaron Wersig-206-497, James Pitre-214-585, James Neel-189-534, Charlene Wersig-169-447, Shannon Quinn-244-585, Stacy Hall-146-382, Mark Hall-196-519, Jason Beavens-197-573.• Queen Tumblers: Jenni Beaumont-181-493, June Badon-165-409, Emily Davis-128-353, Frances Boudreaux-164-445, Donna Loupe-145-418, Elsie Tweedel-147-405, Dot Font-173-481, Joyce Porter-140-363, Martha Thomasson-200-505, Connie Mathison-185-531, Flo Benoit-162-435, Beverly Wallace-140-352.• Golden Oldies: Charlotte Banks-134-257, Oliver Balagot-176-472, James Pitre-217-580, Mary Kay Rios-161-414, Brenda Mire-132-358, Frank Rios-151-426, Don Edgerly-158-437, Cathy LaPointe-108-256, Mary Gravitt-159-389, Pete Chaisson-197-552, Phil Rogers-177-468, Blanch Comeaux-203-497, Tommy Girolamo-202-585, Cliff Mosley-208-531, Frankie Hall-181-444, Bill Allen-188-498, William Gore-167-477, John Greig-156-433, Art Leon-180-479, Cynthia Williams-138-369, Gloria Divello-209-552, Betty Sheffield-150-380, Bill Lawless-202-515, Chris Heath-140-380, Donna Clifton-112-283, VJ Willis-155-443, Venix Morris-201-529, Cindy Hebert-147-345, Gary Vincent-202-534.• Mid-County Mixed: Mita Ikari-140-384, Resty Baluyot-160-465, Shirley Agustin-158-438, Marvin Balagot-204-564, Rose Quirante-161-436, Bruce VanBoskirk-181-464, Rey Diestro-190-497, Tessie Balagot-173-473, Bill Lawless-192-509.• Road Runners: John Anderson-158-451, Oliver Balagot-201-537, Charlotte Banks-134-356, VJ Willis-178-475, Phil Rogers-167-454, James Pitre-246-597, Geraldine Rebert-174-465, Chris Heath-138-400, Robert Seymour-205-594, Bill Allen-204-585, Blanch Comeaux-153-396, Frank Rios-154, Bill Lawless-159-443, Cynthia Williams-186-475, John Greig-151-414.• Medical Center: Shannon Carver-116-318, Susan Rikoff-172-473, Joe Hurst-168-442, Garland Bryan-120-333, Terry Belshe-174-469, Arvia Willis-158-379, Jacoby Davis-166-449, Carol Berryman-152-384, Carla Hurst-128-351, Julie Thissen-102-248, Pam Pacetti-127-340, Tracie Williams-157-350, Chelsea Carlin-138-341, Adam-163-418.• Monday Seniors: Brenda Mire-132-330, John Robison-212-572, James Pitre-206-570, Cynthia Williams-214-475, William Gore-159-454, VJ Willis-156-447, Roberta Dufour-156-441, Cotton Glidwell-206-537, Earl Duhon-155-396, Don Dunn-197-491, Bill Lawless-180-425.• Stars of Tomorrow: Brandon Bertrand-233-193-202-628, Blaine Seymour-146-401, Cain Shaw-123-357, Kayla Kay-125-329, Rachel Vanderleeuw-87-237, Ryan Thomas-103-287. Valero league had RaeAnna Todora shooting a 252-260-269 for a 781 set to lead all the women this week. Chris Marze shared the top spot, for the senior women with Alice, by shooting games of 158-196-232 for her 586.RaeAnna was equally impressive in the Fun Bowlers league a she shot her fourth career 300 on her way to a 773.Our senior male bowler of the week came out of the Golden Oldies league. Rick Hermsen shoe a 280-264-236 for an impressive 780 set. By Janice TodoraAfter a week of scores being down from the beginning of the season, bowlers reignited this week.George Gund lit up the lanes shooting 275-255-300 for a massive 830 series.  George did this in the Energy Country league. Alice Barnes, also in Energy Country, shot games of 189-236-161 for a 586 to share the top spot for the senior women with Chris Marze.center_img Stars of Tomorrow had Brandon Bertrand finding his mark shooting games of 233-193-202 for a 628 series.• 800s: George Gund-275-255-300-830.• 700s: Langdon Gund-224-237-243-704, RaeAnna Todora-233-245-244-722, Eric Harrington 248-268-214-730, RaeAnna Todora-252-260-269-781, CJ Moity-215-245-248-708, Kurt Cullums 238-264-203-705, RaeAnna Todora-237-300-236-773, Rick Hermsen 280-264-236-780, CJ Moity 202-275-223-700.• 600s: Brandon Bertrand-233-628, Rocky Garza-251-682, Chuck Mitchell-289-686, Derik Gund-236-679, Logan Lomasney-257-617, Stephanie Foux-215-606, Lynn Bourgeois-245-618, Raul Bastidas-227-666, Scott Cooper-229-642, Chuck Burns-237-695, Tommy Girolamo-231-603, Glenn Lee-217-612, Joe Wolfe-235-667, Ben Wolfe-257-692, Eric Kyles-222-628, Bill White-218-602, Kirwin Melo-255-665, Georgeann Richardson-242-643, LeRoy Young-225-625, Trint Miguez-248-613, Erik Postula-298-695, Renee Moity-205-604, John Allen-248-671, Jonathan Martin-228-631, Sean Mouchette-225-612, Branden Powell-245-661, Rob Kistner-278-684, David Bruno-247-691, Travis Johnson-212-609, Bret Chipman-243-670, James Moity-222-621, CJ Moity-262-680, Rhett Williford-270-643, Roger Hartwig-246-669, Sami Jo Williams-247-681, Dean Wersig-280-627, Casey Smith-256-642, Andrew Pridemore-236-646, Jeremy Tremonte-241-605, Trey Todora-235-647, Matt Mannino-227-605, Logan Lomasney-237-653, Kirwin Melo-248-641, Russell Hebert-267-658, Kyle Miller-223-608, James Moity-268-699, Mark Maxwell-231-603, Georgeann Richardson-247-639, Skipper Arsenault-226-671, Eric Kyles-210-608, Shannon O’Connor-227-622, Ryan Cooper-226-616, Trey Todora-232-611, James Moity-246-625, Alan Kay-278-686, Carl Quinn-224-611, Dean Wersig-236-645, Blake Dugas-224-618, Tyler Rikoff-279-675, Bill White-236-601.last_img read more

January 26, 2021

Travis Hagler

first_img He was born on August 24, 1945 to Maxine G. L. Travis Hagler and Garrett L. Hagler in Port Arthur, Texas. Travis was raised in Port Arthur before moving away to start his career in Education. He attended Lamar and University of Texas.Travis was preceded in death by his parents.He is survived by his daughter, Anne Howard and husband, Russell and their daughter, Ashley Howard all of Dayton, Texas, his son, Barrett Hagler and his daughter, Grace Hagler both of Houston, Texas and his daughter, Skylar Hagler of Frederick, Co. currently serving with the U. S. Army deployed to Kuwait, his ex-wife and mother of Anne and Barrett, Lynda Fleming Hagler of Dayton, Texas along with additional extended family members.Visitation for family and friends will be on Saturday, April 23, 2016 from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM at Clayton Thompson Funeral Home in Groves. Service to honor Travis’s life will be at 1:00 PM Saturday in the Thompson Memorial Chapel at Clayton Thompson with Dr. Rick Erwin, pastor of Procter Baptist Church, officiating. Burial will follow in Greenlawn Memorial Park. Travis L. Hagler, 70, of Baytown, Texas passed away on Monday, April 18, 2016 at Baytown Nursing and Rehab Center.last_img read more

January 26, 2021

Lamar women’s rally stopped short at Nicholls

first_imgGOING DOWNTOWNLU junior Baileigh O’Dell had two three-pointers on Saturday, giving her 133 for her career, putting her in sole possession of fifth place on LU’s all-time list. LENDING A HELPING HANDWith her four assists Saturday, Barrs now has 200 career assists, making her just the fourth player in program history to achieve that milestone. LU was whistled for a season-high 24 fouls, with Bowers and Desamours fouling out. LU guard Chastadie Barrs was limited to just seven minutes in the first half after picking up two early fouls.Nicholls had five scorers in double figures, led by Tykeria Williams’ 19 points. Cassidy Barrios finished with a double-double of 13 points and 13 rebounds.The Cardinals, who trailed 51-32 with 1:55 remaining in the third quarter and 54-40 heading into the final period, trailed 68-67 with 1:10 remaining after a Desamours layup. LU, however, would miss two shots and commit two turnovers in its final four possessions while the Colonels wrapped up the win by going 10-of-10 from the line over the final 68 seconds. Lamar sports informationTHIBODAUX, La. – DeJa Roberts scored a career-high 15 points, but the Lamar Cardinals saw their furious comeback effort fall short in a 78-67 loss to the host Nicholls State Colonels in a Southland Conference women’s basketball game Saturday afternoon.Roberts scored 12 of her 15 points in the fourth quarter as the Cardinals (12-5 overall, 5-2 Southland), who were down by as many as 19 points late in the third quarter, cut the deficit to one point with 1:10 remaining in regulation before the Colonels (6-12, 3-4) closed the game on a 10-0 run. NATIONAL LEADERBowers, who entered the game leading the nation in offensive rebounds at 5.81 per game, helped her cause with seven offensive rebounds on Saturday.center_img KEEPING THE STREAK ALIVEBarrs had one steal, as she continues to have at least one steal in every game of her career. That streak is now 48 games. Next UpKiandra Bowers had her ninth double-double of the season for LU, finishing 18 points and 13 rebounds, while Kiara Desamours added 13 points in the loss.The Colonels used deadly shooting from both the free-throw line and beyond the arc to defeat the Cardinals for the fourth straight time at Nicholls’ Stopher Gym. The Colonels were 19 of 20 (95 percent) from the stripe and 11 of 24 (45.8 percent) from downtown. The Colonels were 16 of 16 from the foul line in the final quarter to seal the win. Nicholls built its lead thanks to sinking 11 of 19 three-point attempts over the first three quarters.For the game, Nicholls was 24 of 41 (58.5 percent) from the field, while LU was 27 of 68 (39.7 percent). LU attempted just five free throws on the day, sinking three of them. UP NEXTThe Cardinals open a two-game homestand by hosting Texas A&M-Corpus Christi at 5:15 p.m. Wednesday. That is the opening game of a hoops doubleheader at the Montagne Center, as the LU men entertain Texas A&M-Corpus Christi at 8 p.m. Wednesday’s game will be streamed live on ESPN3.com.last_img read more

January 26, 2021

JANICE TODORA ON BOWLING: Energy Country Ford/Allstate League leads Max bowlers

first_img • VALERO: Zach Smith 157-413, Shane Harlow 234-641, Ryan Cooper 227-608, Derek Winfield 208-559, Zachary Beckett 209-554, Kevin Smith 234-620, Jeff Hooks 157-430, Rudy Gonzalez 173-434, John Tatroe 165-431, Debbie Schuster 147-402, Murphy Burch 219-637, James Motiv 235-588, CJ Motiv 245-627, Casey Smith 242-643, Farrell Menard 176-475, John Parent 226-611, Stan Ruth 214-574, Walter Tucker 193-515, Georgeann Richardson 226-646, Bonnie Maxwell 157-431, Jessry Twin 200-517, Alice Barnes 216-588, John Robison 190-449, Bob Cullums 234-629, Kurt Cullums 266-679, Les Perrin 192-538, Kyle Miller 236-651, Lewis Garza 202-578, Kat Douglas 200-560, Gail Seymour 190-501, Steve Powell 248-645, Stacey Thornberg 165-419, Kaylen Vera 171-431, Zach Wiley 183-506, Christina Vanover 149-369, Bruce VanBoskirk 191-519, David Lemaire 203-502, Derrick Rivers 217-584, Jamaal Lowe 201-574, Mike Jacquet 235-632, Kim Bourque 244-685, Danny Cooper 192-479, Larry Manganice 186-474, Matthew Maxwell 223-622, Troy Girolamo 233-648, Lisa White 172-447, Darrell Foret 247-608, Dee Dennis 187-516, Jeremy Tremonte 257-568, Eric Kyles 228-608, Justin Cates 181-478, Jan Cates 159-424, Kirwin Melo 225-610, Alanda Boldt 208-538, Bryan Boldt 217-631, Doug Fear 198-531.• ROAD RUNNERS: Bill Allen 191-518, Blanch Comeaux 137-370, Frank Rios 146-421, Hedy Zampini 154-417, Randy Zampini 173-488, James Pitre 217-598, VJ Willis 160-421, Phil Rogers 187-518, Becky Wuenschel 135-355, John Anderson 150-414, Oliver Balagot 170-486.• QUEEN TUMBLERS: Bel Garcia 175-455, Brenda Dodson 166-401, Emily Davis 134-340, Alice Barnes 206-585, Donna Kelly 167-429, Betty Shannon 168-456, Donna Loupe 135-391, Elsie Tweedel 146-400, Janice Todora 189-482, Dot Font 194-520, Joyce Porter 168-401, Martha Thomasson 147-411, Connie Mathison 195-516, Flo Benoit 153-441, Beverly Wallace 128-333, Jackie Schell 150-447, Rene Pulver 184-506, Rita Hicks 189-516.• GOLDEN OLDIES: Charlotte Banks 143-379, Oliver Balagot 166-461, James Pitre 207-588, William Gore 181-469, Hedy Zampini 153-421, John Greig 163-433, Art Leon 167-479, Rick Hermsen 233-655, Tommy Girolamo 225-552, Cliff Mosley 224-584, Geraldine Rebert 186-498, Bill Allen 209-604, Cindy Hebert 118-309, Marcie Andrews 113-330, Cynthia Williams 200-456, Gloria Divello 215-564, Lewis Garza 212-541, V.J. Willis 157-435, Venix Morris 171-474, Mary Kay Rios 150-416, Frank Rios 176-458, Chris Heath 150-429, Paul Vaughan 190-513. Sami Jo Williams led all the women bowlers this week as she shot games of 244, 224 and 191 for a 659 series. Tyler Combs led all the bowlers this week as he shot some insane games of 279, 280 and 215 for a massive 774 series.• 700s: David White 279-268-181-728, Dean Wersig 244-227-238-709, Jamie Engle 235-258-209-702, Derek Williams 300-236-214-750, Derik Gund 278-221-201-700, Eric Manthei 266-216-237-719, CJ Moity 224-258-226-708, Tyler Combs 279-280-215-774.• MONDAY SENIORS: John Robison 193-451, Arnold Jones 161-462, James Pitre 214-588, Bill White 236-661, Roberta Dufour 131-368, Stacie Williams 169-430, Venix Morris 168-501, William Gore 190-423, V.J. Willis 181-478, Becky Wuenschel 120-316, Beverly Wallace 118-288, Stephanie Harrison 205-517, Sylvia Thomas 140-359, Elvira Jones 134-384. Thursday night’s Energy Country Ford/Allstate League dominated all the high scores this  last week. So let’s get started with our senior bowlers. The ever steady Alice Barnes led the senior women this week by shooting games of 182, 189 and a nice 246 for a 617 set. The Chief, C.J. Moity, led the senior men when he unleashed games of 224, 258 and 226 for a sweet 708 series.Derek Williams had a big night as he cranked out another perfect games. Derek also had games of 236 and 214 to go with the perfecto for a sweet 750 series.center_img • MID-COUNTY MIXED: Tessie Balagot 138-396, Mita Ikari 173-403, Vladie Quirante 171-505, Shirley Agustin 176-475, Marvin Balagot 244-664, Rose Quirante 164-445, Bruce VanBoskirk 171-477.• FUN BOWLERS: Diron Owens 178-483, Jeremy Jones 211-541, Mike Wagner 217-533, Stacy Hall 176-424, Larry Perio 219-557, Jason Wilson 167-438, Matt Mescick 150-416, Brandon Warner 189-495, Dee Dennis 190-529, Aubrey McKee 206-495, Jeremy Tremonte 197-558, Dolores Rodrigues 149-389, Dawn Carona 175-426, Bill White 267-680, Zack Sonnier 221-647, Avery Henry 226-590, Murphy Burch 246-687, Judy Lynch 180-480, Kerry Stevens 211-546, Stuart Ellis 258-599, Bruce Crane 222-568, Ed Zuschlag 187-470, Micha Muller 225-596, Anna Commorato 200-512, Bobby Abraham 157-419, Jeff Lopez 125-345, Terri McElhose 157-423, Ron McElhose 184-509, Shannon Quinn 184-475, Katie Quinn 228-608, Burton Wilson 233-678, Johnny Simon 179-484.• ENERGY COUNTRY/ALLSTATE: Chuck Clark 199-478, John Ramsey 201-532, Rex Morris 213-545, Chase Leger 235-685, Bret Chipman 243-613, Darrell Hagler 177-444, Steve Comer 187-513, David Feldschall 200-531, Jason Beavens 231-541, Aaron Beavens 289-671, Rusti Girolamo 148-381, Erik Postula 256-676, Gary Martin 236-599, Ryan Worthy 226-603, George Parsley 239-613, Charles Mitchell 248-692, Chris O’Connor168-450, Alan Kay 230-623, Monica Cohrt 122-308, Bo Cohrt 244-645, Mike Charles 224-574, Gina Wilson 192-545, Eric Kyles 212-583, Bill White 234-666, Hardy Charles 221-567, Ronnie Sonnier 221-625, Sami Jo Williams 244-659, Matt Mannino 251-671, Mike Rodgers 226-577, John Allen 227-602, Rob Kistner 228-609, Ryan Cooper 279-698, Paul Vaughan 203-525, Jakeevan Sonnier 170-434, Chris Caldwell 252-623, Marcus Joseph 221-563, Logan Cain 200-579, Giles Broussard 189-455, Chris Chance 182-491, Craig Rankin 193-550, Buddy Sepeda 239-635, Linda Singleton 191-544, Gloria Divello 212-569, George Gund 256-693, Jeff Hayes 217-599, Jamaal Lowe 211-515, Darrel Robinson 206-578, Erick Brown 213-573, Mike Jacquet 214-627, David Pulver 203-503, Rene Pulver 192-530, Mason Ewell 190-487, Gerard Fresnido 150-391, Joe Wolfe 207-553, Ben Wolfe 256-616, Jacob Monceaux 196-519, Kevin Gros 201-557, Freddie Daigle 206-574, Cody Rich 205-566, James Robinson 203-561, Houston Rideaux 205-562, Dennis Thompson 213-580, James Mikel 205-539, Belinda Humphrey 190-525, Dennis Humphrey 216-602, Drew McClary 228-580, Hunter Engle 214-621, Jeff Witzleben 225-668, Joe Duke 193-563, Georgia McElroy 140-372, Leroy Villarreal 160-449, Jesus Coliou 180-501, John May 174-442, Huu Van Tran 223-613, Jason Minh Houng 255-594, Tommy Tran 213-563, Tammy Nick 185-536, Bobby Clark 235-624, John Lemonis 212-588, Alice Barnes 246-617, Michael Morvant 191-549, Janice Todora 187-450, Blake Dugas 203-547, Walt Homick 208-548, Kody Rountree 194-489, Darin Murray 221-572, Travis Johnson 225-603, Brian Smith 236-630, Jason Nettelbeck 211-613.last_img read more

January 26, 2021

Beaumont-Port Arthur No. 5 nationally for flu

first_img Walgreens, which operates about 8,100 stores nationally, serves about 8 million customers every day. “We definitely are treating a lot of flu,” Osman said Thursday. “Every freestanding ER, local hospital ER and every doctor’s hospital is treating the flu.”He said sometimes doctors know when the walk into the room with patients that they have the flu. But he said a simple swab confirms the results.States with the most flu activity according to the index were Texas, Arkansas, Iowa, West Virginia, Nebraska, Idaho, Tennessee, Arizona, Missouri and North Carolina.Osman said people in the Golden Triangle likely get the flu shot at the same rate as patients elsewhere and he said it would still be helpful to get the flu shot if you haven’t had the shot yet. While flu season begins in October, he said, there is no telling when the peak of the season comes. Next UpIn an issued statement, Walgreens says the Flu Index provides valuable insight by showing which cities or metropolitan areas are experiencing the most incidences of influenza each week based on index methodology. The data does not measure actual levels or severity of flu activity, the company says.The top 10 markets nationally for flu activity on Dec. 30 were: Tyler-Longview, which includes Lufkin and Nacagdoches; Harlingen-Weslaco-Brownsville-McAllen; Waco-Temple-Bryan; Houston; Beaumont-Port Arthur; Corpus Christi; El Paso, including Las Cruces, New Mexico; San Antonio; Dallas-Fort Worth; and Little Rock-Pine Bluff, Arkansas.That jibes with what doctors in the Golden Triangle are seeing, said Dr. Ali Osman, medical director for Neighbors Emergency Centers in Beaumont, Port Arthur and Orange.center_img Beaumont-Port Arthur remains a top 10 U.S. market for flu activity, according to national pharmacy company Walgreens.Texas, home to nine of the top 10 designated local markets nationally for prescribing flu medications, ranked as the apparent top state for flu activity.The Deerfield, Illinois-based company said its weekly, national report reflects Walgreens markets where retail prescription data for antiviral medications used to treat influenza suggests where flu is highest. Beaumont-Port Arthur ranked No. 5 nationally.last_img read more

January 26, 2021

McFaddin dune project bolstered by new money

first_img Problems abound on the shoreline, not the least of which is erosion that’s averaging perhaps 9 feet a year but extends deeper in some places, perhaps costing some 36 acres of shoreline loss annually in Jefferson County. Erosion endangers the dunes that keep saltwater out of ecologically at-risk areas, endangering some aquatic plants and animals. When the plants die, the dunes become more at risk, exacerbating the shoreline’s decline.That’s why coastline supporters needed funding to bankroll the dune-and-berm project, which would restore to a total of 20 miles the beach dune ridge system, three miles of which are in place.Protecting wetlandsRichardson said that would protect the significant wetlands behind the dunes, habitat for waterfowl, songbirds and other at-risk creatures and would protect the Jefferson County portion of the Chenier Plain, a 200-mile stretch of wetlands, uplands and open water that extend from Galveston to Vermilion Bay in Louisiana.“The Chenier Plain is one of the most globally significant eco-regions that we have, really in all the western hemisphere … This is one of the most important areas for and wintering waterfowl, and wading birds and shorebirds in all of North America, particularly important as a larval or nursery area for finfish and shellfish,” said Carter Smith, director of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department.“And of course the marshes and dunes play a critically important role in the resilience of these communities as the first line of defense against storm surges.”Richardson said the berm project will resume in earnest late this year and into 2019. Grasses planted on the dune will root quickly, he said, holding the dunes together.He said three miles of dunes restored have weathered storms nicely this year, a harbinger of hope for the project that will continue to unfold. By Ken [email protected] $26.5 million award to the Texas General Land Office to restore 17 miles of beach dune ridge in McFaddin National Wildlife Refuge, announced this week, will leverage almost as many additional dollars and ramp up the project in time for the 2019 hurricane season, environmental enthusiasts say. 100 year-ago levels“We’re deeply grateful for these Deepwater Horizon investments forthe McFaddin beach and dune ridge that will help restore the sand on Jefferson County’s Gulf Coast to 100 year-ago levels,” said Jefferson County Judge Jeff Branick.He said the project would protect 159,000 acres of public lands and additional private ranch land. It will also reduce storm surge on the coast, protect homes and industry and homeland security assets, represented by the petrochemical and energy products refined and shipped through the coastal waterways.center_img “An optimum goal would be to have the beach and dune completed by early June 2019, including having the grass planted. That would work best in terms of the 2019 hurricane season,” said Tim Richardson, a consultant for Jefferson County on Deepwater Horizon restoration. “So that is the game clock for Jefferson County.”The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation announced the award Monday, largesse that will be virtually matched with funds from the National Resource Damages Assessment and RESTORE Act funds — in all, more than $50 million.Much of that money comes from a BP court settlement following the Deepwater Horizon tragedy, which claimed 11 lives on a BP oil rig and spilled more than 200 million gallons of crude oil in the Gulf of Mexico over 87 days.last_img read more

January 26, 2021

BASEBALL: Cardinals blank Hawks for two-game sweep

first_img The District 22-4A champion Cardinals (25-7-1) had three players with multi-hit nights in Caleb Dubois, Cace Skinner and Cameron Yadon, who were each very reliable from the plate accounting for all four runs in some fashion to help send the Hawks (16-9), 23-4A runnerups, home. The Cardinals finished with 10 hits while the Hawks had four.The Cardinals will move on to the Region III quarterfinals next week to face either Jasper or Tarkington.Jacob Goodman had a solid start for the Cardinals in the outing. Goodman went four innings with two strikeouts, four walks, allowing four hits and no earned runs. He was able to get out of a lot of very sticky situation throughout the night that helped the Cards a ton later. By Caleb AdamsThe Orange LeaderBEAUMONT — Bridge City eliminated the Hardin-Jefferson Hawks as the Cardinals rolled to a 5-0 Game Two victory at in the Class 4A Region III Area Round of the playoffs at Lamar University’s Vincent-Beck Stadium Friday night after snagging a 3-2 Game One win on Thursday. Logan Hamm, for the Cardinals, came in relief in the fifth inning and shut the door quick. After adopting two runners on, Hamm struck out  Jayce Ruper, who got the start on the hill for the Hawks, and went to the seventh inning for H-J. Rupert had an up and down night early, but settled in later into the game. He had five walks, three strikeouts, allowed seven hits and three runs.Hamm reached on a leadoff walk and stole second to setup the first run of the game. Caleb Dubois, with a hard line drive, knocked in Hamm from second putting the Cardinals up one run early. The Cardinals would later load the bases in the same inning, but got nothing from as they led 1-0 over the Hawks after half an inning.Bridge City scored again the next inning thanks to a Hamm RBI groundout. Cameron Yadon reached on a single, stole second base and a wild pitch moved him to third. Hamm brought him home with a grounder to first to enable the Cardinals to take a 2-0 cushion after one and a half innings.The Cardinals continued their one run an inning rule and scored one in the fourth, after having the bases loaded with one out. Dubois hit a sac fly to drive in Skinner from third, Yadon got thrown out at home to end the play and the inning but the Cardinals were breezing up 3-0 after three and a half innings.center_img Hardin-Jefferson got into a couple of bases loaded situations in the early innings, but came up short each time. In the fourth inning, on a failed sacrifice bunt attempt, the runner on third was caught trying to still home with one out. The strange coaching decision to bunt with bases loaded backfired and the Hawks draw deeper and deeper into a hole.In the last few innings, the Hawks would try to rally a few runs together, but the same thing kept happening each time. The Cardinal’s pitchers, Goodman and Hamm, would find a way to get out of the situations, be it strikeouts or groundouts.In the top of the seventh, even with a three-run lead, the Cardinals continue to apply the pressure and made it hard for the Hawks to come within striking distance. Schuyler Thibodaux reached base on a long double to right, the next batter Dubois, traded spots with Thibodaux, to drive in the fourth run of the night, and Dubois’ second RBI of the game.Still in the seventh the Cardinals’ Skinner walked with the bases loaded to score the fifth run in the game.last_img read more

January 26, 2021

Couple, business owners facing jail for underreporting $1.5M to IRS

first_img According to information presented in court, the Brocatos owned a lawn service company, Superior Lawn Service, which was operated for tax purposes as an S corporation.The Brocatos were the sole shareholders of the company, with Judith Brocato as corporate president, maintaining the books and records of the corporation, and signing the corporate tax returns in that capacity.The Brocatos conspired to defraud the United States for the purpose of impeding, impairing and obstructing the lawful government functions of the IRS in the ascertainment, computation, assessment and collection of federal income and other taxes for years 2012, 2013 and 2014.As part of that conspiracy, they filed false corporate and personal income tax returns for years 2012, 2013 and 2014. To facilitate the scheme, the Brocatos underreported income received by checks from numerous customers of the company after having the checks cashed rather than depositing the checks into the company accounts. They then purposefully failed to report the cash income amount on the various tax returns. According to the indictment, the underreported income amounted to $503,281 in 2012, $687,534 in 2013, and $513,498 in 2014.A federal grand jury returned an indictment Sep. 4, charging Dick and Judith Brocato with tax violations.This case was investigated by the Internal Revenue Service Criminal Investigation Division and prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Robert L. Rawls and John B. Ross. BEAUMONT — A Beaumont business owner and his wife are facing jail time for federal tax violations after authorities said they underreported income totaling more than $1.6 million.Dick Brocato Jr., 68, and his wife, Judith L. Brocato, 65, both of Beaumont were convicted Wednesday by a jury following a three-day trial before U.S. District Judge Marcia A. Crone.Under federal statutes, the Brocatos each face up to five years in federal prison at sentencing, which will be determined by the court based on advisory sentencing guidelines and other statutory factors.center_img A sentencing hearing will be scheduled after a U.S. Probation Office presentence investigation.“The obligation of all of us to pay our taxes is important, and no one should forget that there are criminal penalties for failing to pay your taxes as required,” U.S. Attorney Joseph D. Brown said. “And it is again tax season, so this verdict is a timely reminder.”The Brocatos were found guilty of conspiracy to defraud the United States for purposes of impeding the government functions of the IRS in the collection of income tax and six counts of making and submitting false tax returns on their personal and business for 2012-2014.last_img read more

January 26, 2021

Groves Police blotter for March 18–24

first_imgGroves Police responded to the following calls from March 18 to 24Calls:Miscellaneous calls for service assistance — 116Offense reports filed — 23Motor vehicle accidents investigated — 2 March 22A vehicle on fire was reported in the 3800 block of Lay Avenue. Next UpMarch 18Forgery of financial instrument report was processed in the 6500 block of Madison Street after the complainants’ information was used to create a PayPal account without her effective consent.March 21A criminal trespass warning was issued in the 5300 block of Gulfway Drive after a call in reference to an unwanted subject.center_img March 23A hit and run accident was reported in the 5500 block of West Washington.An unauthorized use of a motor vehicle report was processed.An informational report was processed.Skimming device was found on gas pump and reported in the 4500 block of Twin City Highway.Deadly conduct/discharge firearm report was processed in the 2600 block of Oleander.Duty upon striking a fixture / highway landscape report was processed.An assault family violence report was processed in the 4600 block of Pinetop after a call in reference to a disturbance.March 24Criminal mischief report was processed in the 3300 block of Twin City Highway.Theft of the St. Jude’s donation bucket was reported in the 4100 block of Main Avenue.Criminal trespass warning was issued in the 5800 block of Monroe Avenue.Animal cruelty report was processed in the 3900 block of Joplin.Theft of a lawn mower was reported in the 5400 block of Hogaboom.A 60-year-old female was arrested for outstanding warrants in the 4200 block of Gulf Avenue after a call in reference to a possible intoxicated driver whom just drove into a ditch.A criminal trespass warning was issued in the 6200 block of Warren Street after a call in reference to an unwanted subject.last_img read more