Aaron said the hospital plans to sponsor other community events in the future and to “expect more great things from Renaissance.”firstname.lastname@example.org “We want to let the community know we are still here and we plan to be here a long time serving them,” Tiffany Aaron, human resource generalist for Renaissance Hospital, said. The hospital is managed by Foundation Surgical Hospital Affiliates, an Oklahoma City, Okla. hospital management company. Woodrow “Woody” Moore, administrator with Foundation Surgical Hospital Affiliates, offered thanks to the community and city leaders for being patient and supportive of the community hospital during the transitional period.“This is our way of saying thanks to the community for supporting us,” Moore said. Renaissance Hospital, which is under new management, wants the community to come out and see the changes that have taken place in the past few months.Employees are gearing up for a free community event to be held on the hospital grounds from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 19.The event will feature free food, drinks and musical entertainment. Police cars, fire trucks and ambulances will be on site for children to view, and there will also be door prizes as well.
Tekoa Academy of Accelerated Studies STEM School invites the community to join in honoring our Port Arthur Scholars at 5 p.m. Wednesday, June 17, at Rose Hill Manor, 100 Woodworth Blvd. in Port Arthur.Tekoa Academy has nine students in grades 6-8 that have been accepted into Purdue University’s 2015 ScienceScape Program in West Lafayette, Indiana, June 20-26. Purdue is providing housing and food for the students as well as paying $200 of each student’s $400 registration.Tekoa is working with Southwest Airlines on discounted flights for travel. Paula Richardson, CEO and principal, met with the Purdue representatives and explained Port Arthur has more deserving scholars so additional spots were opened allowing five PAISD students to join Tekoa in the program.The ScienceScape Program is a week of science immersion for students in grades 6 to 8. The camp takes them into high-tech Purdue University College of Science labs to learn science that can be found in everyday life. Through professionally led experiments, participants are guided through activities that allow them to explore and realize that science is all around us. We are asking that the community rally around to help with expenses of the $200 registration and $350 flight per student for our 14 daughters to attend.If there are any Purdue graduates, we encourage you to come and speak with our girls.Donation to assist with student expenses can be sent to www.gofundme.com/TX59H4 (credit card) and checks made payable to Tekoa Academy-326 Thomas Blvd. Port Arthur.
Lamar sports informationMOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. — The Lamar women’s golf team turned in a dominating performance on the first day of the Bulldog Invitational on Monday.Led by Wenny Chang, who fired a 3-under-par 69 for the individual lead, the Cardinals posted a team score of 7-over-par 295 to build a 12-stroke lead over Wofford College and Appalachian State heading into Tuesday’s final round.Chang wasn’t the only Cardinal to perform well on the 6,026-yard, par-72 layout at Patriot Point Links, as all five LU golfers were in the top 20 in the 57-player field. Taylor Stockton is alone in fourth place after a 1-over 73, Olivia Le Roux is in a tie for eight at 4-over 76, Felicia Sauceda is tied for 11 at 5-over 77 and Kura Poko is tied for 20th after posting a 7-over-par 79.
Ticket prices range from $35 to $70 for Flo Rida and $55 to $115 for Jason Derulo, and go on sale at 10:00AM on June 2. To purchase tickets, please visitwww.ticketmaster.com. Doors will open at 7:30PM for both performances.Derulo is one of the best-selling, radio-dominating pop and urban artists of the day, with more than 50 million singles sold worldwide and 11 career-defining platinum singles. Jason Derulo’s biggest hits include “The Other Side,” “Talk Dirty,” “Marry Me,” “Wiggle, “Want to Want Me” and “Trumpets.” Derulo was a five-time winner at the BMI Pop Awards and was honored as “Songwriter of the Year,” and has earned an array of international award nominations including MTV Video Music, ARIA Music, American Music, NAACP Image and iHeart Radio Music Awards.With more than 80 million digital song downloads, Flo Rida is among the most successful hip-hop artists in the world with popular hits such as “Right Round”, “Good Feeling”, “Wild Ones”, “My House”, “Club Can’t Handle Me”, “Whistle”, and many more. His debut single “Low” stayed at #1 for 10 weeks on the Billboard chart. Flo Rida has collaborated with well-known artists such as T-Pain, Timbaland, will.I.am, Kesha, LAKE CHARLES — Golden Nugget-Lake Charles has added two popular artists to its H20 Pool + Bar Concert Series — Jason Derulo and Flo Rida.Hip-hop singer, songwriter and dancer Jason Derulo performs Friday, Aug. 4; and American rapper and songwriter, Flo Rida, takes the stage on Friday, Aug. 11.Derulo and Flo Rida will perform at Golden Nugget Lake Charles new, outdoor H2O Pool + Bar Concert Venue. Both shows begin at 9 p.m., according to a press release from Goldn Nugget. Three 6 Mafia, Sean Kingston, Akon, Jennifer Lopez, Pitbull, David Guetta, among others.For a complete list of upcoming performances and to book your stay at the Golden Nugget Lake Charles, please visit www.goldennuggetlc.com.
Lamar sports information BEAUMONT — Due to lightning in the area, rain throughout the day, and travel needs for Rice, Lamar canceled its game against the Owls on Tuesday after three 30-minute lightning delays before the game commenced. There is no scheduled makeup date for the game.The Cardinals will return to action on Friday in “The Evergreen State”, traveling over 2,000 miles to play a three-game series at Gonzaga. A return flight to DFW International Airport on Monday will see the Cards play at TCU on Tuesday before driving back to Beaumont after the game. The regular season will come to a close on May 16-18 in a three-game Southland Conference home stand against Central Arkansas.
Derrel Jerry, 52, of Port Arthur, TX passed away Sunday, January 26, 2020 at The Medical Center of Southeast Texas.A native of Pineville, LA, she was a longtime resident of Port Arthur and a 1986 graduate of Abraham Lincoln High School. Next UpDerrel was employed by Port Arthur ISD and an usher and active member of Mt. Calvary Baptist Church.Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Saturday, February 1, 2020 at Eastern Star Baptist Church, 548 E. 15th Street, Port Arthur, TX with visitation from 9 a.m. until service time. She is survived by her husband, Charles Jerry; mother, Hilda Mae Jacob Porterie; children, Jarrett Jones, Keyshawn Jerry, Keaunte Jerry; sisters, Bridget Brown, Janet Palmer; brothers, Herman Porterie, Terrill Porterie and Robert Porterie; and a host of other relatives and friends. Pastor Kurt Washington will officiate. Burial will follow in Live Oak Cemetery.
Dear Editor,My, how the City of Port Arthur has grown! As a resident of Port Arthur all of my life, I sit in awe and amazement thinking about the enormous strides of economic development our “little city” has experience in the last few years. Not knowing the financial details of our City, one can only imagine the tax dollars pouring in from so many sources. Refinery expansions, LNG Plants being built and renovated, downtown areas being transformed, RV Parks and hotels, hotels, and hotels being built; WHEW! It seems our “little city” will never be the same.Who shall get the credit for this? The current Port Arthur councilmembers who are committed to do what it takes to move our Port Arthur community forward. During much of this time, Councilmembers Charlotte Moses, Thomas Kinlaw III and Cal Jones have voiced appropriate concerns and helped to move actions forward. We should pay attention to those who not only “talk the talk,” but also “walk the walk.” Selecting new (or former) councilmembers now will slow down or reverse this forward motion.It hasn’t happened over night, but just look around our city and we can all see how much more prosperous it is now. Yes, there is much to be done with city streets and unsafe and unattractive areas (some already being improved). There is evidence of a breakthrough that these councilmembers are more attentive to the needs of the citizens and community.For so many years in the past, it’s been “industry” that gets all the attention. Now, there is more attention given to “We the people…” It is so important to balance the attention of both “industry” and “community” alike. Susan ChirafisPort Arthur I’d also like to acknowledge the great work of the PAEDC, Parks and Recreation Dept., PIC, Planning & Zoning, City Manager and our new Assistant City Manager over Finance.Please help and support councilmembers Moses, Kinlaw and Jones and give them the opportunity to continue their actions for growth and commitment to our Port Arthur community. Let’s keep this train moving forward. PLEASE VOTE to keep Port Arthur moving forward with progress that will benefit and enhance the lives of our present and future residents.
Mr. Floyd C. Shedrick Jr., 49, of Port Arthur died at Brenham State School.A native of Port Arthur, TX he was a resident of Brenham for 38 years.Floyd is preceded in death by his father: Floyd C. Shedrick Sr., his twin sister: Fralena Shedrick who was so passionate and dedicated to his care. A visitation is scheduled from 9 AM until 11 AM, Saturday, November 7, 2020 at Gabriel Funeral Home, 3800 Memorial Blvd, Port Arthur, TX with services to immediately follow in the Gabriel Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Lee E. Fields officiating.Burial will follow in Live Oaks Cemetery under the direction of Gabriel Funeral Home. Next UpMaternal grandparents: Norris and Cecelia McZeal.Paternal grandparents: Floyd Shedrick and Lena Jones. Aunts: Linda Shedrick, Patsy Shields and Alma McZeal, Uncles: Lloyd Shedrick, John McZeal and Joseph McZeal.He leaves to cherish his precious memories: His mother: Barbara Shedrick. Aunts: Sherold Alpough (Curtis), Brenda Shedrick. Brother-N-Law: Clifton McCrea, Special Nephew and Nieces: Joshua, Jessica McCrea, Javanna Bobb and a host of other nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Texas gas prices have risen .8 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $1.80/g today, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 13,114 stations.Gas prices in Texas are 2.9 cents per gallon lower than a month ago and stand 44.6 cents per gallon lower than a year ago.According to GasBuddy price reports, the cheapest station in Texas is priced at $1.45/g today while the most expensive is $2.69/g, a difference of $1.24/g. Historical gasoline prices in Texas and the national average going back ten years:November 30, 2019: $2.24/g (U.S. Average: $2.59/g)November 30, 2018: $2.16/g (U.S. Average: $2.46/g)November 30, 2017: $2.26/g (U.S. Average: $2.48/g)November 30, 2016: $1.91/g (U.S. Average: $2.15/g)November 30, 2015: $1.82/g (U.S. Average: $2.03/g)November 30, 2014: $2.53/g (U.S. Average: $2.76/g)November 30, 2013: $3.12/g (U.S. Average: $3.26/g)November 30, 2012: $3.14/g (U.S. Average: $3.39/g)November 30, 2011: $3.11/g (U.S. Average: $3.29/g)November 30, 2010: $2.65/g (U.S. Average: $2.83/g)Neighboring areas and their current gas prices:• Midland Odessa – $1.91/g, down 4.8 cents per gallon from last week’s $1.95/g.• San Antonio – $1.63/g, down 0.9 cents per gallon from last week’s $1.64/g.• Austin – $1.68/g, unchanged from last week’s $1.68/g. The lowest price in the state today is $1.45/g while the highest is $2.69/g, a difference of $1.24/g.“We’re likely to remain in somewhat of a limbo until early 2021 or vaccines begin to see widespread distribution and Americans slowly start venturing back to their normal lifestyle- if they ever do,” De Haan said.The national average price of gasoline has risen 1.8 cents per gallon in the last week, averaging $2.11/g today.The national average is unchanged from a month ago and stands 47.6 cents per gallon lower than a year ago. As the nation saw subdued traffic for Thanksgiving, according to Patrick De Haan, gas prices remained mostly stable as gasoline demand plummeted to the lowest since spring.Americans stayed closer to home, the head of petroleum analysis for GasBuddy said.“With oil holding near a pandemic high around $45 per barrel, we may see additional upward pressure in the weeks ahead, but it’s unlikely to be earth shattering,” De Haan said.