Emma Adaway

first_img Survivors include her daughters, Emma Creel and her husband, Randy, of Vidor; Patricia Ann Sehon of Port Acres; Stacy Ward and her husband, Chris, of Port Neches; and Mary Cecil Windham and her husband, Jerry, of Nederland; sons, William Gallier of Vidor; Wilson Adaway, Jr. of Nederland; Earnest “Bobo” Adaway and his wife, Susan, of Port Arthur; Raymond Lee Adaway and his wife, Elizabeth Ann, of Port Neches; Leroy Adaway and his wife, Kathy, of Zavalla; Michael Adaway and his wife, Marilyn, of Port Arthur; Bryant Adaway of Vidor; and James Adaway and his wife, Shirley, of Silsbee; thirty-three grandchildren; and twenty great-grandchildren.She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Wilson Adaway, Sr.; sons, Marvin Gallier and Stephen Adaway; brother, Ervin Savoy; and sister, Irma Lawrence. A gathering of Mrs. Adaway’s family and friends will be from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., Wednesday, July 18, 2012, at Broussard’s, 505 North 12th Street, Nederland. Her funeral service will be 10:00 a.m., Thursday, July 19, 2012, at Broussard’s, with interment to follow at Oak Bluff Memorial Park, Port Neches.   Complete and updated information may be found at www.broussards1889.com.center_img Emma “Alma” AdawayEmma “Alma” Adaway, 87, of Nederland, died Sunday, July 15, 2012, at Mid-Jefferson Extended Care, Nederland. She was born on February 25, 1925, to Eurina Theriot Savoy and Cline D. Savoy.  Emma loved animals, especially chickens and dogs. She enjoyed gardening, bingo, and flowers.last_img read more

Jean Frances Dunnahoe Cunningham

first_img She was a resident of Groves for 60 years and she was a homemaker and formerly worked as a medical technologist for the office of Drs. Eisinstat, Elster and Bourgeois.She was preceded in death by her brother, John Dunnahoe, and grandson, Jonathan Bailey. A visitation for family and friends will begin at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, March 19, 2016 at Levingston Funeral Home in Groves followed by the funeral service at 11:00 a.m. Burial will be at Oak Bluff Memorial Park. Survivors include her husband, Gerald Cunningham of Groves, TX; daughter, Elizabeth Marie Price and her husband Troy of Alabama; three sons, Gerald Sprowl Cunningham of Conroe, James Dunnahoe Cunningham  and his wife JoLynn of Cypress, Robert John Cunningham of Groves; four sisters, Martha Prothro, Barbara Little, Judy Barnett, and Nancy Mooney; five grandchildren, Michael Rigdon and his wife Phoebe, Daniel Rigdon and his wife Mery-Lin, Julie Loftin, Jacob Cunningham, Jadon Cunningham, and Ethan Bailey.center_img Jean Frances Dunnahoe Cunningham, 83, of Groves, Texas passed away Monday, March 14, 2016 at the Medical Center of Southeast Texas in Port Arthur.Jean was born July 5, 1932 in Houston, Texas to John Selman and Marie Alcorn Dunnahoe. She graduated in 1955 with a Bachelor of Science in Zoology, she was a Registered Technologist, MT (ASCP).last_img read more

Lamar nails berth in SLC tournament

first_img With a win Lamar would be a fifth seed, and with a loss it would be the eighth seed.DeVore recorded singles for the Cardinals in the first, third, fourth and sixth innings. He also drew a walk in the eighth inning. Lamar’s pitching held the league’s leading offense in McNeese (35-18, 21-8) to just one run and had several dandy plays in the field.Jace Campbell (4-4) stole the show early with back-to-back strikeouts to end a perfect first inning, and proceeded to strikeout five of the first nine batters he faced. Two of McNeese’s eight hits were in the second inning, but he held them hitless until the fifth. Galen Andrews took over for Campbell in the sixth inning with a runner on first with one out, and slammed the door with two flyouts. He worked around and error in the seventh and turned it over to Tanner Driskill — who notched his sixth save of the season. Driskill faced nine batters and stuck out four of them. With an insurance run needed, Reid Russell blasted his 10th homer of the season with a leadoff bomb in the ninth inning. Lamar sports informationLAKE CHARLES – Led by a 4-for-4 night from Grant DeVore, several heroes appeared for Lamar baseball when the Cardinals clinched their spot in the Southland Conference Tournament with a 4-1 win over McNeese State on Friday night in league play at Joe Miller Ballpark.The win puts the Cardinals (33-22, 16-13 Southland) into seventh place, a half-game behind Stephen F. Austin and Central Arkansas – who finished their regular seasons Friday with a sweep of Houston Baptist and Nicholls State, respectively. New Orleans sits in eighth with a 16-14 record. Nicholls was mathematically eliminated Friday.center_img The Cardinal offense staked him to an early 3-0 lead in the third inning when it rallied for four hits and took advantage of an error. Vincent Dellocono and DeVore started off the inning with back-to-back singles. On DeVore’s single, Dellocono ran from first to third, and scored on Phil Ingram’s single. Robin Adames reached on an error that loaded the bases for a RBI single through the left side from Reid Russell. Still with bases loaded, Bryndan Arredondo lifted a sacrifice deep to center field and sent home Ingram.The Cardinals made fine defensive plays in the fourth and fifth innings, started with a diving grab and toss at first base from Trey Silvers. He and Campbell teamed up to get Joe Provenzano before Shane Selman hit a shot Chad Fleischman for the second out. Campbell and Silvers teamed up again for the third out on a barehanded grab and throw from the junior pitcher.last_img read more

Titans cash in on Jaguar errors

first_img The biggest story of the game was the fumbles that cost Central yards. The Jaguars ended the game with minus-48 yards rushing because of five botched snaps. The Jags turned the ball over four times (three fumbles lost and one interception).The Titans capped off their first drive with a 36-yard run by Elijah Hines and didn’t look back. Central fumbled the ensuing kickoff and Memorial recovered on the Jags’ 19. A few plays later, Hines found the end zone again off a 9-yard run to make the score 14-0 with 8:02 left in the first quarter. The Jaguars answered on the following drive that was completed with an 11-yard run by running back Theo Foster, bringing the score to 14-6 after the PAT was missed. By Chris MooreSpecial to The NewsBEAUMONT — Bad snaps plagued Central’s offense as the Titans of Port Arthur Memorial rolled past the Jaguars 35-6 at the Thomas Center on Wednesday.“We had a lot of mental mistakes,” Memorial head coach Kenny Harrison said. “It’s expected. We hadn’t played a game. We have a lot of things to correct, but I would rather correct them after a win than after a loss.” “Offense is always behind the defense in the beginning of the season,” he said. “We have a lot of jelling to do for the offense. Usually you get better in non-district (games). Unfortunately, we started off the season in district. You usually have an opportunity to jell. We have to improve through district.”Neither team earned a first down in the second half until fourth quarter. In the fourth, Memorial’s offense found some life again with a 7-yard run from Jones. The Titans were able to cap off the game with a 36-yard passing touchdown form Jones to Tariq Malik with 7:37 left in the game.Even with the sloppy play, the Titans are happy to start the season off with a win. “It feels great,” Jones said. “After everything that happened, to comeback and win a game, it’s a blessing to still be playing and 1-0. We were so anxious to come out and play. Now (the season) is here and we’re going to run with it.”Next on the Titans’ schedule is Ozen at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Memorial Stadium.center_img Memorial closed the quarter with an 11-yard touchdown run by quarterback Keitha Jones. The ground game for the Titans picked up the slack for the air attack. The Titans amassed 169 yards on 35 carries, the bulk of which came form Jones, who had 81 yards on 17 carries.“We’re a run-first team,” Jones said. “That’s our strong point, so we have to go back to practice and work on passing. We’ll get there.”Harrison said he expected the offense to struggle a bit, being the first game of the season.last_img read more

Lampasas man indicted for shooting eagles

first_imgA Lampasas County grand jury has returned an indictment against a Bend man on two counts of killing bald eagles, a protected non-game animal. Jackie Brister, 82, also faces additional charges alleging he captured and killed numerous other non-game birds, including black vultures and turkey vultures.Texas game wardens launched an initial investigation after responding to a call regarding a wounded bald eagle discovered near Bend on Jan. 11; the bird did not survive. Working in collaboration with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, wardens determined the eagle had been shot by a rifle. Further investigation uncovered evidence of additional taking of protected non-game animals.With help from the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department’s Criminal Investigations Division and the Lampasas County Sheriff’s Office, cases were made and filed with the Lampasas County District Attorney’s Office.In addition to citations for the taking of a state threatened species and non-game birds, Class C misdemeanors punishable by fines of $25-$500 for each case, Brister also faces a Class A misdemeanor violation for hunting without landowner consent. That charge carries a possible fine of $500-$4,000 and/or up to a one year state jail term. Brister could also face civil restitution for the eagles in an amount to be determined exceeding $10,000 each.•The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department’s Inland Fisheries division is launching a scale loaner program to give local tournament organizers the ability to use the catch, weigh and immediate release formats made popular by state and national-level tournaments like the Toyota Bassmaster Texas Fest (TBTF) and Major League Fishing.“We are trying to promote new tournament formats that are very conservation minded that remove impacts of delayed mortality,” said Dave Terre, TPWD Chief of Inland Fisheries Management and Research.“They take the extra fish handling, weigh-in and livewell containment process completely out of the tournament.”Typical bass tournaments involve holding up to five bass in livewells, removing them from their catch locations, and taking them through a weigh-in process onstage – a format that studies have shown results in 15-60 percent fish mortality depending on the water temperature.center_img With the catch, weigh and immediate release formats, each angler has a trained judge onboard who uses the scale to weigh the fish and return it to the water immediately after being caught, which significantly lowers fish mortality to a negligible amount – similar to catch and release fishing.Pro Am Bass Trails utilized TPWD’s new scale loaner program for the first time during their inaugural fielding event Aug. 19 at Stillhouse Hollow Lake. Of the 80-fish caught, organizers observed no immediate fish mortality on the boat or shortly after release.Tournament director and competitive angler Linwood Cottner said he decided to organize a tournament of his own after growing concerned with the effects traditional bass tournaments could have on the sustainability of local bass populations. But the biggest barrier to implementing the catch, weigh and immediate release format was the initial cost of the scales, which exceeded $6,000 for a set of 60.“When I saw that number I thought ‘There’s no way I can do this,” Cottner said.“So, when I heard about the scale loaner program I jumped on it — it’s alleviated that upfront cost to help me build up the funds that we need to eventually purchase them.”The 60 loaner scales were originally donated to TPWD for use during the Toyota Texas Bass Classic (TTBC), a tournament that pioneered the catch, weigh and immediate release format. After a 10-year run, the TTBC was replaced by the TBTF, which uses a different set of scales provided by tournament organizer B.A.S.S.By using the loaner scales no longer needed for the TTBC, Cottner said Pro Am Bass Trails is one of the first local level organizations in Texas to successfully incorporate a catch, weigh and immediate release format into their tournament.“This cracked the shell of fear as far as putting on a tournament of this format,” Cottner said.“A lot of people are looking at this and saying, ‘This is something that can work in Texas.’ We are laying the foundation and setting the standard as far as how it can be done.”Pro Am Bass Trails uses the same catch, weigh and immediate release format as Major League Fishing, which allows anglers to see how they rank among their competitors as soon as the judges enter the fish weight into a mobile application.Linwood said the portable, certified scales are a vital component to quickly getting the fish back into the water where it came from to reduce the chance of delayed mortality.“Unless bass fishing takes a decline, this catch and release type of tournament format is going to help sustain the health of Texas waterways,” Cottner said.“And the loaner program is going to be a key factor in that.”For more information about the scale loaner program, contact Dave Terre at [email protected]last_img read more

Beaumont-Port Arthur lagging for employment, report suggests

first_imgThe three best Texas MSAs for employment were:Midland Metropolitan Statistical Area, 2.4 percent unemployed.Amarillo MSA, 2.8 percent.Austin-Round Rock MSA, 3.0 percent.“This growth reflects our state’s strong ability to continuously attract more employers and workers,” said TWC Commissioner Representing Employers Ruth R. Hughs. The state added 16,000 jobs in January. Annual employment growth for Texas was 2 percent in January, and the state has marked 93 consecutive months of annual growth.The Beaumont-Port Arthur Metropolitan Statistical Area — it includes some 410,00 people in Hardin, Jefferson, Newton and Orange counties — ranked 26th among 27 Texas MSAs for joblessness.Unemployment here is 7.3 percent, with 12,800 unemployed and 163,000 people working in the four-county area. Only the McAllen-Edinburg-Mission MSA had worse unemployment, with 7.6 of eligible workers unemployed. Unemployment is 4 percent is this state, better than the national average of 4.1.The Texas economy added 240,500 — that’s roughly the population of Lubbock — seasonally adjusted, non-farm jobs in 2017, Texas Workforce Commission Chairman Andres Alcantar said.“Thanks to our state’s world-class employers, diverse industry sectors and highly talented workforce, Texas continues to be a national leader in job creation and the premier place to do business,” he said in an issued statement.center_img By Ken [email protected] may be a Lone Star success story when it comes to jobs, but the Beaumont-Port Arthur area is a falling star, at least for now.last_img read more

Motiva computers to bolster local students’ education

first_img “I’m excited about this,” she said. “This will help me.” Comp-U-Dopt and Save the Children, assisted by Motiva volunteers, combined efforts Friday at DeQueen and Tyrrell Elementary schools, distributing desktop computers for home use to about 250 families at each school.DeQueen principal Jerry Gloston said Port Arthur Independent School District’s administration called her about a week ago to put her in touch with Comp-U-Dopt, whose primary work is distributing computers to needy districts. Comp-U-Dopt’s goal this year is to distribute 1,000 computers to Harvey victims.She said the computers are loaded with math and reading programs that will prove helpful to the children’s education. Students were trained to use the computers this week. Two years of free tech support accompanies the computers. By Ken [email protected] Texas non-profits have refashioned some 500 Motiva computers, redistributing them to students from two Port Arthur elementary schools hit hard by Hurricane and Tropical Storm Harvey.center_img “There was an overwhelming level of interest from parents and from students,” Gloston said. “Every day the students have been asking, ‘When am I going to get my computer?’“We are thankful and grateful to Comp-U-Dopt, Save the Children and Motiva for making this possible for Port Arthur students,” she said. In many cases, she said, students lost their home computers during the flood.Students awaited the distribution in two lines between 4-6 p.m.DeQueen student Ny’Arie Ned said she was eager to try some educational programs at home.last_img read more

Harold Frickenschmidt

first_img He was preceded in death by wife Ruth Frickenschmidt; son John Edward Frickenschmidt; parents William and Eva; and numerous brothers and  sisters.Visitation is at First United Methodist in Amite from 10:00 AM until Memorial Services at 11:00 AM on Saturday, August 17, 2019.Services conducted by Rev. Josh Miliron. Donations can be made to SPCA. McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, in charge of arrangements.For an online guestbook, visit http://www.mckneelys.com. A resident of Amite, LA,Harold Frickenschmidt, passed away on Sunday, August 11, 2019 in Hammond, LA.He was born January 16, 1931, in Fairmont, OK and was 88 years of age.He is survived by son Randy Frickenschmidt and daughter-in-law Brenda.last_img read more

Port Neches Police blotter & arrests from Aug. 26–Sept. 1

first_img Aug. 31Failure to stop and give information was reported in the 1400 block of Merriman.A person was arrested for possession of a controlled substance and resisting arrest/search or transport in the 700 block of Magnolia.Sept. 1Theft was reported in the 1900 block of Sixth Street.Found property was reported in the 900 block of Avenue B. Port Neches police responded to the following calls from Aug. 26 to Sept. 1Aug. 26An assault was reported in the 2100 block of 10th Street.A person was arrested for other agency warrant(s) in the 1200 block of Port Neches AvenueTheft was reported in the 600 block of Lee Street.Aug. 27A person was arrested for other agency warrant(s) in the intersection of Magnolia and 15th Street. Aug. 28Burglary of a habitation was reported in the 1000 block of Marion.Harassment was reported in the 1500 block of Dieu.Aug. 29An assault was reported and a person was arrested for other agency warrant(s) in the 300 block of Twin City Highway.Two people were arrested for other agency warrant(s) in the intersection of Spur 136 and FM 366.Aug. 30Robbery was reported in the 200 block of Grigsby.center_img ArrestsSeth Ryan, 30, other agency warrant(s)Corlon Tate, 22, other agency warrant(s)Gauge Smith, 24, other agency warrant(s)Amberly Domingue-Griffis, 20, other agency warrant(s)Shyreen Goodman, 35, other agency warrant(s)Brandon Camp, 34, possession of a controlled substance and resisting arrestlast_img read more

Tekoa Academy campuses to close Monday

first_imgTekoa Academy of Accelerated Studies STEM School has announced that all of its campuses in Port Arthur and Orange will be closed Monday. The school said in a news release the decision was made “[a]fter much consideration.” The move comes just hours after Nederland and Port Neches-Groves school districts announced their spring break would be extended another week in reaction to coronavirus concerns.Breakfast and lunches will still be available for Tekoa students to pick up. Students who are unable to pick up their meals are asked to call 409-982-5400.last_img read more