January 2021

Ryze Renewables announcement home run for PA, EDC

first_img Next Up The EDC has agreed to provide $1.5 million in incentives to the company, half up front to pay for equipment and to help the firm get started. The rest will be contingent on the company’s payroll and employment, Floyd Batiste, EDC executive director, said. To meet the terms of the incentives, the company is required to hire 260 Port Arthur residents and over a three-year period meet a payroll of $16 million for Port Arthur residents. The average pay for workers at the new companies will be around $42,000, according to information provided at Wednesday’s event.Joy Nunn, managing partner and inventor of the patented process that revitalizes the textile fibers, also credited the Port of Port Arthur for welcoming the company with open arms and said the area’s ocean access and rail service make it a perfect location to import raw materials from overseas. The jobs created by Ryze Renewables will not be part of the petrochemical industry and will help insulate the city from the ups and downs in the oil patch.A lot of behind-the-scenes work goes on before an announcement can be made about a new company coming to town. The work to attract Ryze Renewables looks like a huge success for all those involved. The Port Arthur Economic Development Corporation hit a home run with the announcement that Ryze Renewables, a new company that plans to create 500 new jobs, is coming to Port Arthur. The announcement was made Wednesday evening at the regular meeting of the EDC that the company planned to invest $200 million to start two different businesses in Port Arthur. One will use scraps from the textile industry and manufacture a variety of products. The other will take materials left over from the first and manufacture floor tiles.last_img read more

Nash triple does it for Lamar

first_imgLamar sports informationBEAUMONT — The late theatrics continued for the Lamar baseball team.This time it was Jake Nash’s three-run triple in the eighth inning that broke a 1-1 tie and gave the Cardinals a 4-1 win over UT Rio Grande Valley Friday night at Vincent-Beck Stadium in non-conference action.The Cardinals (8-3) entered the eighth inning in a 1-1 tie when UTRGV (3-7) pitcher Zach Martinez (0-1) took the mound and surrendered a leadoff single deep to shortstop Caden Rosholdt from Trey Silvers. Silvers took second base two batters later when Chaneng Varela drew a walk.Next up, Stijn van der Meer was hit in the back by a pitch, which gave Nash the opportunity to send home the go-ahead run with only one out. He drove a 1-1 count pitch deep to right center and raced all the way around to third base, but over-slid the bag in the approach and was called out, but not before he picked up his now-team leading 12th run batted in on the season.“Timely hitting wasn’t there for us until Nash got to the plate in the eighth,” said head coach Jim Gilligan. “He got a low and outside fastball and did exactly what he should’ve done. I was happy for him, it was super.”He was also the Cardinal who drove in the first run of the game in the third inning that gave LU a 1-0 advantage. Van der Meer reached on a leadoff single over the third baseman’s head and scored from second (after a wild pitch) on Nash’s single up the middle. It was the third time this campaign that van der Meer reached base and was driven in immediately on a base knock from Nash.His four RBI on Friday was the second time this season and second-straight game he drove four home.Cardinal starter Will Hibbs (2-0) had another great outing with just one run allowed on seven hits and one walk. The senior struck out four in eight innings and hurled 115 pitches. Six batters were able to get into scoring position, but he was able to manage the damage in nearly every inning.His lone run was in the fifth frame, and came on a double to left field from Rosholt that sent Austin Oakes to the plate. Oakes reached on a single that just scooted by second baseman Gavin Tristan. Hibbs worked two perfect innings and had two more where he only faced the minimum.“Will looked great tonight,” said Gilligan. “Obviously he did a good job of pitching out of jams and minimizing any damage.”Jimmy Johnson locked up his first career save at LU with a perfect inning that consisted of two strikeouts and a groundout. He took over in the ninth and threw 15 pitches.“Jimmy had unhittable stuff, and that is the second Friday game he has done that for us,” said Gilligan. “That is professional stuff right there. He was throwing hard and on the knees.”Nash was joined by Bryndan Arredondo with two hits in the contest. Arredondo had four trips while Nash had five. Van der Meer scored two runs in the game and Silvers and Varela scored the other two. Cutter McDowell and van der Meer were given free passes twice.Martinez took the loss on one-third inning with three runs allowed on one hit and one walk. Johnny Gonzalez started the contest for the Vaqueros and worked 4 2/3 frames and gave up one run on six hits and five walks. The UTRGV staff combined for seven free bases on walks to LU.The Cardinals will look to take the series at 2 p.m. today. The finale will be played at 1 p.m. on Sunday.last_img read more

Former Southland rival paying LU visit

first_img One player who doesn’t seem to have a problem on the glass is junior college transfer Colton Weisbrod. A former first-team NJCAA All-American, Weisbrod has scored in double-figures in each of the first three games and posted a double-double with 16 points and 12 rebounds. He currently leads the team averaging nearly 14 points and better than eight rebounds per game. “I was really pleased with our effort defensively at Oregon State,” said Price. “Our work ethic on defense allowed us to overcome some struggles on offense. Against Fresno, I think all the traveling caught up with us. We looked sluggish out of the gate. We weren’t able to finish shots and left a lot short.”The Cardinals will now turn their focus to a UTSA squad that is 1-3 (.250) on the season. The Roadrunners opened the year with three consecutive losses but head to the Golden Triangle coming off a 10-point victory over a very talented Prairie View A&M squad. UTSA has struggled on the road during the early stages of the new season with all three setbacks coming away from the Convocation Center.The two teams already have a couple common opponents, with mixed results, despite being just a few games into the 2016-17 campaign. The Cardinals defeated OSU by three points, but suffered a 19-point setback to Fresno State. UTSA opened the year with a three-point setback against the Bulldogs before dropping a 72-64 decision at Oregon State. Big Red comes into the midweek contest looking to become the first LU squad to start a season 3-1 since the 2008-09 team opened the year 5-0. The Cardinals’ West Coast split had them squaring off against two teams that advanced to the NCAA tournament a season ago. The Roadrunners average less than 70 points per game, and have connected on just 19-of-76 (.250) three-point attempts, but have done a good job on the glass. UTSA is outrebounding opponents by more than seven rebounds per contest, while the Cardinals have been outrebounded by five per game.center_img Lamar sports informationBEAUMONT — Former Southland rivals square off tonight when the Lamar Cardinals (2-1) host UTSA. The Cardinals return to the friendly confines of the Montagne Center after a seven-day, two-game road trip that saw LU record a split with Oregon State and Fresno State. The Cardinals pulled the stunner against the Beavers, 63-60, in Corvallis, but watched as Fresno turned a close game into a 19-point victory late Saturday afternoon.last_img read more

Cards start 1-0 at Tulsa; Garth scores 23

first_img Tulsa had the lead just twice in the contest, and both of those leads came early in the opening half and both were just one-point advantages. The Golden Hurricane led for a total of 33 seconds of game time.Oklahoma native Torey Noel got the start at point guard and finished the game with 11 points and six assists, while senior Zjori Bosha added 13 points, seven rebounds, three steals and two assists.Big Red will be back in action Tuesday when they host Coastal Carolina in the 2017-18 home opener. The game will tip off at 7 p.m. at the Montagne Center, and will kick off a season-long four-game home stand for the Cardinals. Lamar sports informationTULSA, Okla. – Junior Nick Garth scored a game-high 23 points and senior Colton Weisbrod recorded his 11th career double-double to lead Lamar to a season-opening victory at Tulsa, 74-67, Friday afternoon at the Donald W. Reynolds Center.“I’m very proud of this team today,” said LU head coach Tic Price. “Tulsa is a very good basketball team so we knew after we got that lead they would make a run at us. We have a veteran lineup this year, and these guys are battled tested. When came down to crunch time our guys just found a way to get into the winner’s circle.” Big Red jumped out to a quick start behind Garth’s 13 first-half points to build an early six-point advantage, 8-2. Tulsa responded with a 7-0 run to take its first lead of the game just moments later, 9-8, but the Cardinals never quit fighting.The score remained a one-possession game with both teams alternating the lead until the Cardinals went on an 8-0 run to build a seven-point advantage. Senior Zjori Bosha added to that lead when he picked off a pass and took it the length of the floor for the layup to push the Cards’ lead to nine, 29-20, with just over 5 minutes remaining. LU would push its lead to 11 points before going into the locker room with a 37-28 lead.The Cardinals finished the half shooting 50 percent (13 of 26) from the field while out-rebounding the Golden Hurricane, 21-16. Tulsa was 11 of 23 (.478) from the field but the Cardinals made them pay for their eight turnovers. LU scored seven points off the Golden Hurricane’s mistakes in the opening 20 minutes.After having their lead trimmed to six points midway through the second half, the Cardinals went back on the attack pushing its lead to 16. Tulsa had one final run left in them cutting deficit down to a single-point, twice with less than 6 minutes on the clock. Both times Tulsa had the ball with an opportunity to take the lead but could not convert. The Cardinals hit their free throws down the stretch to walk away with the victory.center_img Next UpThe Southland’s returning leader in double-doubles last season, Weisbrod picked up where he left in 2016-17 with 15 points and 13 rebounds, but he was held relatively in check in the first half – three points and six rebounds.LU shot 42 percent from the field, including seven three-point field goals, and took advantage of their attempts from the free throw line (17 of 21, .810). The Cardinals also dominated the glass out-rebounding Tulsa, 42-28.The Golden Hurricane shot 50 percent in the second half, but that wasn’t good enough to overcome 15 turnovers and a 26-percent clip from beyond the arc. Tulsa was led by 18 points from Sterling Taplin, but even he finished 7 of 18 (.389) from the field.last_img read more

Five shot, one dead after Club Rumba shooting

first_imgBEAUMONT — A shooting at a Beaumont nightclub has left five people shot and one dead early Saturday morning.Shortly after 2 a.m. Beaumont officers responded to a disturbance at Club Rumba, 3684 College St., Suite B where witnesses said a fight broke out inside the club and continued into the parking lot. Multiple people retrieved firearms and began shooting at each other, according to a press release from the Beaumont Police Department. Five people suffered gunshot wounds. One victim, Ronald Livings, 27, was brought by private vehicle to Baptist Hospital and died from his injuries.A 26-year-old man was transported to Christus St. Elizabeth Hospital in Beaumont and taken into surgery. He is expected to live. The other victims were treated and released with non-life threatening injuries. If you have information about this investigation and did not speak with officers, call 409-880-3865.If you wish to remain anonymous, contact Southeast Texas Crime Stoppers at 409-833-TIPS. You can submit tips with your cell phone by downloading the P3 TIPS App.  All tips are anonymous and could be eligible for a cash reward.center_img The investigation is in the early stages. Detectives are still taking statements and trying to locate witnesses that left the scene without speaking to officers.last_img read more


first_img Next Up Lamar sports information BEAUMONT ­— Steady rains forced the cancellation of the Lamar softball team’s final two games at the Sand Dollar Classic. The Cardinals, who opened the tournament with a 10-9 win in nine innings over Virginia Tech before falling to nationally ranked Ole Miss and Alabama, finished with a 1-2 record at the event.LU was scheduled to play Georgia Tech and Lipscomb on Saturday.The Cardinals return to action next weekend at the UTSATournament before opening the home season with a doubleheader against fourth-ranked Washington at 2 p.m. Feb. 19.last_img read more

Carla Jean Lambert Nero

first_img Next Up Carla Jean Lambert Nero passed away on November 14, 2019, in her sleep, in her bed, in her home, the exact way she wanted. You are invited to join family and friends for a Celebration of Life on November 23, 2019 at Le Cottage Event Hall, 1227 Dallas St in Port Neches (The old Post Office) from 1:00pm to 5:00pm.last_img

Groves Police arrests, responses: Feb. 26–March 3

first_img Next UpFeb. 26n assault report was processed in 6200 block of Dave Street after a call in reference to a disturbance.A minor car accident informational report was processed in the 3200 block of Main Avenue.A 39-year-old man was arrested for outstanding warrants in the 3800 block of Main Avenue after a traffic stop.An assault-family violence impede breathing/circulation was reported in the 4200 block of Main Avenue after a call in reference to a domestic disturbance.An informational report was processed in the 4200 block of Main Avenue after a call in reference to harassment.An assault cause’s bodily injury-family violence report was processed in the 4200 block of Main Avenue.Theft of a wallet was reported in the 4400 block of Gulf Street.A 24-year-old man was arrested for outstanding warrants and a 27-year-old man was arrested for unlawfully carrying a weapon and possession of marijuana after a traffic stop at Twin City/Dryden.Feb. 27A noise disturbance was processed.A 26-year-old man was arrested for outstanding warrants in the 2800 block of East Parkway after a traffic stop.Feb. 28A 31-year-old man was arrested for outstanding warrants in the 6300 block of 39th Street after a traffic stop.A 39-year-old man was arrested for outstanding warrants in the 5200 block of 25th Street after a pedestrian stop.A 38-year-old woman was arrested for outstanding warrants and failure to identify with intent in the 5200 block of 25th Street after a traffic stop. March 3A theft report was processed in the 4200 block of Main Avenue.A criminal trespass warning was issued in the 2800 block of Oleander after a call in reference to criminal mischief.An accident involving damage to a vehicle report was processed.An assault cause’s bodily injury report was processed.Debit/credit card abuse report was processed.A citation was issued for possession of drug paraphernalia in the 3300 block of East Parkway and a Black Taurus G3 9mm handgun was seized. Groves Police officers arrested the following individuals from Feb. 26-March 3Feb. 26, Michael Allen Bobb, 40, warrant other agencyFeb. 27, Joshua Aaron Joseph, 25, warrant other agencyFeb. 27, Ryheme Jamal Prevost, 28, unlawfully carrying a weapon, possession of marijuanaFeb. 27, Joshua Aaron Burns, 27, warrant other agencyFeb. 28, Jarvis Jarone Jones, 32, warrant other agencyFeb. 28, Clifford Austin Ates, 40, warrant other agencyFeb. 28, Stacia Leyna Morris, 39, failure to identify fugitive intent to give false information, warrant other agencyFeb. 29, Myrtle Johnson, 60, driving while intoxicated, secondFeb. 29, Seth David Werner, 21, terroristic threat of family/household-family violenceMarch 2, Laquailia Denise Brooks, 37, driving while intoxicated, MBMarch 2, Jasmine Cunningham, 29, public intoxicationMarch 2, Kobey Ryan Gore, 19, warrant other agencyGroves Police Department responded to the following calls from Feb. 26-March 3Calls:Miscellaneous calls for service assistance — 114Offense reports filed — 29Motor vehicle accidents investigated — 3center_img Feb. 29A 59-year-old woman was arrested for driving while intoxicated in the 3900 block of Twin City Highway after a traffic stop.A 20-year-old man was arrested for terroristic threats-family violence in the 5400 block of Hogaboom after a call in reference to disturbance.March 2An assault-family violence report was processed in the 3100 block of Berry Avenue after a call in reference to a disturbance.An assault-family violence report was processed in the 3500 block of Canal Avenue after a call in reference to a disturbance.A 36-year-old woman was arrested for driving while intoxicated, and a 28-year-old woman was arrested for public intoxication in the 5300 block of Gulfway Drive after a call in reference to two unwanted subjects.A criminal trespass warning was issued in the 5600 block of West Washington after a call in reference to an unwanted subject.An 18-year-old man was arrested for outstanding warrants in the 2800 block of Berry Avenue after a traffic stop.last_img read more

Haywood James Phillips

first_img As well as Aunts, Uncles and a host of Cousins, Nieces and Nephews.A graveside service is scheduled for Saturday May 2, 2020 at 11:00 AM at the Sabine Pass Cemetery in Sabine Pass, TX. On April 19, 2020 Haywood peacefully passed away in his home in Port Arthur, TX where he has resided for 35 years.He is proceeded in death by his Mother: Luella Marie Phillips-Francois, his Sister: Dorothy Francois, and two Brothers: George Michael Francois and Marlin Wayne Francois. He leaves to cherish his memories his Wife: Betty Guillory-Phillips; his Father: Lloyd “Lightning” Francois, Sr. (Betty Francois); Step-daughter: Kenyatta Guillory; Four Sisters: Kim Phillips-Spikes (Harvey), Catina Newman (Curtis), Emily Francois and Karliss Francois; Five brothers: Lloyd Francois Jr. (Tammy), Thomas Francois, Samuel Francois, William Francois (Vi’Joycelyn) and Kody Francois.center_img Haywood James Phillips was born to Luella Marie Phillips-Francois October 13, 1964 in Port Arthur, Texas.A native of Sabine Pass, Texas Haywood was raised in the home of his Great Grandparents Ernestine and Merrill Williams where he attended Sabine Pass ISD and worked as a commercial fisherman his entire adult life.last_img read more

Cover Me! Newsies’ Michael Fatica Shares 10 Secrets of Broadway’s Swings

first_img 9. Swings Love the “Fansies” (and Vice Versa). I have to include a special shout out to the “Fansies,” a.k.a. our show’s biggest supporters. A swing can sometimes feel, for lack of a better phrase, stuck in the wings when it comes to audience recognition. The “Fansies” have embraced us and been just as supportive of our careers, and I am so very appreciative. Thanks, you guys! 4. Swings Have a Secret Language. The swings of Newsies have a vernacular all our own that we’ve basically created to talk through sections very quickly. If you ever hear one of us saying, “You get the goods from Nun 1 at the corner of T2B,” we’re not being secret agents, I promise. Most of the company has no idea what we’re talking about, so you aren’t alone! 2. Swings Are Verrrry Versatile. What could be better than playing TWO roles on Broadway in a single day? On a two-show day, sometimes a swing has to play a different part in each performance. Your mind can become a little cloudy after that second one… 8. Swings Put Their Stamp on Each Performance. Newsies’ choreography is built for each specific dancer in the show. When we swing on, there are certain solo moments in which we are able to throw in our own favorite trick, something that really shows off our abilities. Nothing feels better than throwing a trick you feel amazing doing. When you see the word “Swing” after a Broadway cast member’s name, have you ever wondered exactly what the job involves? Broadway.com asked Michael Fatica, an original cast member (and now Dance Captain) at the hit musical Newsies, to tell us everything a fan needs to know about these do-it-all cast members. Below, the tireless young pro shares 10 fascinating facts about a job that’s crucial to the success of any musical. 1. Swings Are Always Ready to Go. In a show like Newsies, the job of a swing is to arrive at the theater every day, ready to perform at a moment’s notice any of the tracks (roles) that he or she covers. A swing is offstage unless he or she is filling in for one of the assigned tracks. We have three swings, plus our amazing vacation swing, who share the load. Oh, and the Newsies swings cover 14 tracks each! 5. Swings Pursue Interesting Hobbies. As a Dance Captain, it is my job to watch the show and make sure it is staying true to our creative team’s vision. However, swings tend to take on some interesting side projects to keep our minds working when not onstage. Offstage hobbies include, but are not limited to: crochet, drawing, building clocks and occasionally buying shoes. 6. Swings Know Everybody in the Cast. One of the cool perks of being a Dance Captain is helping teach new additions to the show. We get three weeks to get to know these new guys one on one, as well as see them grow into Newsies in front of our eyes. It is an amazing transformation to witness. 3. Swings Can Do Tricks. We had a day in rehearsals called Fireworks, or Circus McGurkus, where each guy got to show the dance team their best “tricks” (a.k.a. tumbling, leaps and turns). While as a swing that was a daunting day, I learned so many AWESOME things from these freakishly talented guys. 7. Swings Get to Watch! Have you ever acted in a show and wished you could see it from the audience? Swings get to see it from every angle. If you’re at the Nederlander Theatre and see someone in the back of the house with a notepad, it’s probably one of us. It’s so invigorating to watch the audience, especially an aspiring actor or really little tyke, experience Newsies for the first time. It recharges me and gets me excited to go on again. 10. Swings Are a Brotherhood. Having swung this show, knowing every detail involved in these tracks, I can no longer watch any Broadway musical and not appreciate what its swings have to do. It really is a Brotherhood (or Sisterhood) of Swingdom! I applaud anyone who is privileged enough to do it, and I know that I am a smarter and better performer because of my experience as a swing. Related Shows Newsies View Comments Show Closed This production ended its run on Aug. 24, 2014last_img read more