Nancy L. Jones, 84, of Port Arthur, TX passed away on January 4, 2014 at Cypress Glen Nursing & Rehabilitation Center. A native of Beaumont, Texas, a long-time resident of Port Arthur and a member of Barnes Memorial United Methodist Church. She was a long time employee of Luby’s Cafeteria and also a retiree of Wee Care Daycare Center. Nancy is preceded in death by her husband Alvin Jones Sr. of 68 years; father Rev. Edward Collins; mother Lillian Collins; sisters Edna Batiste, Martha Mae Horn, Ira Dell Hunter, and brother Rev. Obadiah Collins. She is survived by children; Alvin Jones Jr., Dwight Jones, Alfreda Jefferson, Sharon DeJohn, Madeline Champ, and Chatelle Paul all of Port Arthur, TX, Jacqueline Harris and Karl Jones Sr., both of Houston, TX, and a host of grandchildren, great – grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and special cousins Bessie Robertson and other family and friends. The family of Nancy Jones wishes to thank Cypress Glen Nursing & Rehabilitation Center for their service and all who cared for her in her time of need. A viewing will be held Saturday, January 11, 2014 from 9 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. at Barnes Memorial United Methodist Church with services beginning at 11 a.m. Rev. Donald Bonnie will officiate. Burial will follow in Greenlawn Memorial Park under the direction of Gabriel Funeral Home.
Delores Obey Pierre, 79, passed away on Tuesday, March 22, 2016. She was a native of Port Arthur and was educated within the public schools of PAISD. She was a member of Antioch Missionary Baptist Church. Delores is survived by her children: LaTonga Pierre of Port Arthur, LaTrall January (John) Lake Charles, LA, LaJuana Pierre Williams of Beaumont, Wendell Pierre, Sr. (Darlene) of Port Arthur and Todd Pierre (Jessica) of Beaumont; 14 grandchildren, 10 step grandkids, 8 great grandchildren and 8 step great grandchildren, and a host of relatives.Funeral services will be Saturday, March 26, 2016 11:00 a.m. at Antioch Missionary Baptist Church, Beaumont, Texas, Dr. John R. Adolph Officiating. Visitation begins at 9:00 a.m. Interment at Live Oak Memorial Park. Services entrusted to Hannah Funeral Home, Inc.
He is preceded in death by his parents Robert & Florence Kurtz (Belke); brothers Richard Kurtz of Cleveland, OH; Gene Kurtz of Cleveland, OH and Sister-in Law Helena Kurtz of Cleveland, OHSurvivors include his wife of 48 years, Lydia Ruiz Kurtz, daughter, Karen Kurtz Escobedo and her husband Joe (Mano) Escobedo; two brothers, Lou Kurtz of Cleveland, OH and Earle Kurtz of Grand Haven, MI; Sister-in Law, Shirley Kurtz of Cambridge, OH; three grandchildren, Raina, Reya, and Rafa Escobedo.Funeral services will be at 2:00 PM, Monday June 6, 2016 at Levingston Funeral Home in Groves. Burial will follow at Greenlawn Memorial Park.A visitation for family and friends will be held on Sunday evening from 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM at the funeral home. In this very random world we live, we were so very blessed to be able to call this amazing individual Dad! Leroy Rudolph Kurtz was born during the depression March 12, 1927, an 8th grade education, lived in an orphanage type “work camp” after loosing his mother to a sudden illness during childhood, hitchhiking his way to interviews, he began his career in the shipping industry at 17 and climbed the proverbial ladder to the top. He was a Captain for Lykes Brothers shipping company before joining the elite Sabine Pilots group in Groves, TX, residing with his family nearby. He was 89 when he passed away on June 1, 2016 and will be missed by all!
Lamar sports informationSAN FRANCISCO — The Lamar men’s basketball team shot better than 57 percent in the second half against San Francisco, but couldn’t overcome an early second-half surge from the Dons. USF used a 14-2 second-half run to pull away from LU handing the Red and White an 82-63 setback.“I wasn’t happy with our performance tonight,” said LU head coach Tic Price. “We had a couple kids get sick on this trip and our last three practices haven’t been up to our standards. I was very concerned about this game tonight. I take my hat off to USF. That is a very good basketball team and they were ready to play tonight.”The Cardinals (4-3) shot 47 percent from the field, but could manage just 4 of 13 (.308) from beyond the arc. USF’s hot start to the second half led to a 50-percent performance from the field for the game. The Dons were held well below their season-average from beyond the arc knocking down just 7-of-25 (.280) attempts.After outrebounding Idaho State by 19 three nights ago, the Cardinals were outrebounded Friday by 10, 37-27, including 14 offensive rebounds for the Dons. Their advantage on the glass led to a 23-8 difference in second change points.The Cardinals were led in scoring by junior Colton Weisbrod who finished the night with 24 points and eight rebounds. Native Californian Joey Frenchwood added 18 points on 7-of-11 shooting.LU did a good job of keeping USF’s leading scorer, Ronnie Boyce, a non-factor. He was held to eight points on 4-of-12 shooting. Chase Foster led the Dons with 20 points.After a slow start, the Cardinals finished the first half shooting 13-of-32 (.406) from the field. LU’s defense also held San Francisco just a tick below its season average in the opening half, 15-of-31 (.484). Unfortunately, the Cardinals could not withstand an early second-half surge from their opponents. USF opened the second half with a 14-2 run to build an 18-point advantage less than four minutes into the half. Big Red never got closer than 15 points after that.
Funeral Services will be held Saturday, October 19, 2019 10 a.m. Hannah Funeral Home Chapel, visitation 8 a.m. until service time. “Tuti” was a very hard working woman, starting from Best Western “Sky Bar” for 11 years and moving on to Walmart on Memorial Blvd. for 17 years where she got her nickname “BC.”She then went on to work for St. Mary’s Hospital under a contractor company called HHSO who later made sure after St. Mary’s closed she had a spot at the Medical Center. Brenda Youman, 58, and lifelong resident of Port Arthur was called home quietly and peacefully on October 1, 2019 at The Medical Center of Southeast Texas.“Tuti” had no unfinished business. She was loved by her family, husband and everyone she came in contact with. Rev. Darryl Price, Sr. officiating. Services entrusted to Hannah Funeral Home, Inc.
NEDERLAND — Confusion reigned for a couple of hours Friday as Nederland Heritage Festival organizers canceled and then un-canceled the last three days of the event.As of 4 p.m. Friday, festival organizers said the last three days of the event, which runs through Sunday, are going to take place as scheduled.Officials said the ever-changing world of coronavirus response could lead to updates later in the weekend. “We are so sorry for the confusion,” festival executive director Shannon Hemby said. “The decision was out of our hands.”Ron McCraw, left, and Horace Brown clean out the frying station at the Rotary Club of Nederland booth after, at first, hearing the festival was being shut down on Friday.Hemby said there was initial confusion as to if emergency order by Jefferson County Judge Jeff Branick applied to the festival.City Manager Chris Duque clarified that the city has received written word from Branick’s office that the festival can operate. Some food vendors have already shut down and will not be back in operation.Horace Brown of the Rotary Club of Nederland said they could not reopen because his volunteers were sent home at the initial closing news.
The Storm Prediction Center of National Weather Service rated the region for a 15 percent chance for severe weather.Warning Coordination Meteorologist Roger Erickson said the area with the highest risk is in East Texas and central Louisiana, with a smaller threat down along the Interstate-10 corridor of southeast Texas, southwest Louisiana and south central Louisiana.Large hail and damaging winds are the primary threats, but an isolated tornado is also possible. Next Up Port Arthur and Mid-County residents could face severe storms Wednesday afternoon.
Geraldine Jason Dipmore, 77, formerly of Port Arthur died Tuesday, May 19, 2020. Funeral arrangements are pending at Gabriel Funeral Home.Mary Chilo, 89, of Port Arthur died Wednesday, May 20, 2020. Funeral arrangements are pending at Gabriel Funeral Home.Christopher Roccaforte, 39, of Port Arthur, Texas died Thursday, May 21, 2020. Services pending with Levingston Funeral Home – Groves, TX. Jerome Burleson, 77, of Allen, Texas died Sunday, May 17, 2020. Services pending with Levingston Funeral Home – Groves.Antonio “Tony” Perello, Jr., 69, of Houston, Texas died Saturday, May 16, 2020. Services pending with Levingston Funeral Home – Groves. Reverend Thomas “T.J.” Sasser, 101, of Port Neches, Texas died May 19, 2020. Services pending with Levingston Funeral Home – Port Neches.Melvin LeBlanc, 65, of Beaumont, TX died Thursday, May 21, 2020. Services are pending at Hannah Funeral Home, Inc.Taylor Rodriguez, 23, of Port Arthur died Wednesday, May 13, 2020. Funeral arrangements are pending at Gabriel Funeral Home.
He was preceeded by his wife Carol of 51 years, survived by his three children, Bruce, Kelly, and Michael. He was a Port Arthur police officer and small business owner.Known by most as just “Smitty” he was well respected by the people of PA. James Rusty Smith, who was 75, passed away on September 30th at St. Elizabeth in Beaumont.Born in Port Arthur on December 21st, 1944, he never left the city he loved. He also had three grandchildren, and three great grandchildren.
Ryann Redmond, Curtis Holbrook and More Complete Casting for New Musical If/Then, Starring Idina Menzel
Related Shows Complete casting has been announced for the Broadway-bound musical If/Then, which will mark the Broadway return of Tony winner Idina Menzel when the show opens at the Richard Rodgers Theatre on March 27, 2014. Previews begin on March 4, following a world premiere out-of-town run at Washington, D.C.’s National Theatre in fall 2013.Joining previously announced stars Menzel, LaChanze, Anthony Rapp, James Snyder, Jerry Dixon, former Broadway.com vlogger Jenn Colella, Jason Tam and Tamika Lawrence, the If/Then ensemble will include Joe Cassidy (Working), Miguel Cervantes (American Idiot), Curtis Holbrook (West Side Story), Stephanie Klemons (In The Heights), Tyler McGee (Ghost), former Broadway.com vlogger Ryann Redmond (Bring It On), Joe Aaron Reid (Catch Me If You Can) and Ann Sanders (Leap of Faith).The musical is set against the ever-shifting landscape of modern day Manhattan and tells the story of Elizabeth (Menzel), a woman on the verge of turning 40 who returns to New York City intent on finding a fresh start in life.If/Then features music, lyrics and book by Next to Normal writers Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey, direction by Michael Greif, choreography by Larry Keigwin, set design by Mark Wendland, costume design by Emily Rebholz, lighting design by Kenneth Posner, sound design by Brian Ronan, musical direction by Carmel Dean and orchestrations by Kitt and Michael Starobin. Idina Menzel View Comments Show Closed This production ended its run on March 22, 2015 Star Files If/Then