Bennett “Ben” Edwards

first_img Next Up Bennett Edwards, 76, of Port Arthur passed away Saturday, December 3, 2016. A native of Palmetto, Louisiana he was a longtime resident of Port Arthur and a member of St. James Catholic Church. He retired from Texaco Refinery, and a member of the Knights of Columbus. Survivors include his wife, Inetta Edwards; two sons Vincent Edwards (Melissa) and Rev. David Edwards; six grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and a host of cherished family and friends.Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, December 7, 2016 at St. James Catholic Church with visitation from 9 a.m. until service time. The rosary will be recited at 10:30 a.m. Burial will follow in Greenlawn Memorial Park under the direction of Gabriel Funeral Home.last_img

JUCO BASKETBALL: Seahawks’ game postponed after traffic accident; no serious injuries

first_imgLamar State College Port Arthur announced late Friday that its Saturday men’s basketball game at Coastal Bend College in Beeville has been postponed to a later date to be determined next week.The announcement came hours after the Lamar State Seahawks were involved in an auto accident just north of Wharton. No players or coaches were seriously injured, Lamar State announced at 7:53 p.m. Friday, but several players were taken to a Corpus Christi medical center for precautionary reasons.Lamar State spokesperson Gerry Dickert said the decision to postpone came after it was realized the players in the medical center may not be completely checked out until early Saturday morning, which could the team not prepared to play. Tipoff was scheduled for 4 p.m. at the Marecek Center in Beeville.The accident, according to a Lamar State news release, occurred about 1 p.m. The team was headed to Corpus Christi to stay overnight.Drivers heading southbound on Interstate 59 came upon a woman walking in the right-hand lane, hit their brakes and swerved in order to miss the woman. The driver of the Lamar State van avoided the collision but was rear-ended by another vehicle, according to the release. The accident shut down the southland lane for more than an hour.Lamar State assistant coach Casey Apetrei said on Instagram he was driving six of the players. As of last Saturday, the Seahawks had 11 players active on their roster.“Can’t be thankful enough no one was seriously injured today,” Apetrei posted. “This was one of the scariest moments of my life today because not only was I in danger but I was driving six of our players. God was truly watching over us.”Saturday’s game was to be the second Apetrei would act as head coach for Lance Madison, who went to Indiana for the funeral of his mother.Lamar State is 14-8 and 5-5 in the Region XIV South Zone, tied for first place with Blinn College and Jacksonville College. Coastal Bend is 7-10 and 3-7, tied for fourth with the other two teams in the zone, Angelina College and Lee College.The next scheduled game for the Seahawks is Thursday at Jacksonville. Their next home game will be Feb. 9 against Lone Star College-Tomball.Coastal Bend next faces Blinn in Beeville on Wednesday and is off until a Feb. 12 game at Jacksonville.•I.C. Murrell: 721-2435. Twitter: @ICMurrellPANewslast_img read more

Port Neches man is city’s 1st reported COVID-19 case

first_img Lemoine said he spoke with the man’s physician, who immediately forwarded the results to the Port Arthur Health Department. Lemoine did not speculate on the reason for the delay. PORT NECHES — A Port Neches man between 20 and 30-years-old is recovering from COVID-19.The man, whose name is not being released, was tested by a private physician and received the results March 31, Port Neches Police Chief Paul Lemoine said. The man quarantined at home, did not require a hospital stay and is almost completely recovered, officials said.The city, however, alerted Port Neches officials on Tuesday.center_img Judith Smith, director of the Port Arthur Health Department, learned of the case on Tuesday.last_img

Port Arthur man in critical but stable condition after shooting

first_imgA Port Arthur man is in critical but stable condition following an aggravated assault on Thursday.The Port Arthur Police Department received a 911 call at approximately 11:41 a.m. from Sindhu C. Store, 4149 32nd St. and found the male victim, 26, in the area of the store with a gunshot wound. PAPD’s Criminal Investigations Division is leading the case. No further information is being released so as not to hamper the investigation, police said.center_img He was taken to a local hospital, where he underwent surgery.Police are working to determine the exact location the shooting occurred, Chief Tim Duriso said.last_img

INDICTMENT: Suspect raises gun at Nederland officer “as if attempting to discharge”

first_img Responding officers announced their presence, stating “police department” as they moved through the home. Then, as they moved toward the master bedroom they reportedly saw Rogers emerge from the adjoining bathroom. The suspect was wearing a red beanie, grey shirt, black pants and had a bandana covering his face.Rogers, the officers stated in the warrant, raised his right arm while holding a silver revolver-style handgun.At the sight of the gun, the officers backed to a safe spot as Rogers reportedly told them to stop and “that he was going to commit suicide.” Officers then heard the sound of window blinds rustling.One of the officers went outside and saw Rogers running from the scene and jumping a fence, and that’s when the foot chase began.The officers followed the suspect, the warrant stated, while identifying themselves as police and telling him to stop.At one point Rogers ran across FM 365, where he reportedly raised his gun toward an officer “as if attempting to discharge the handgun” before tucking the gun in his waistband. BEAUMONT — A LaPorte man who police say pointed a handgun at pursuing officers while running across FM 365 following a Nederland burglary was indicted on several charges this week.Zachary James Dean Rogers, also known as Zachary Dean Rogers, 24, was indicted by a Jefferson County grand jury for attempted aggravated assault on a peace officer, a second degree felony; burglary of a habitation, a second degree felony; and evading arrest/detention with previous convictions, a state jail felony.According to probable cause affidavit for his arrest, Rogers was found inside a home in the 2300 block of Montagne on July 11 when Nederland police answered a call of a possible burglary.center_img Officers were able to reach Rogers, place him on the ground and handcuff him. After he was in handcuffs, a black Smith and Wesson .40-caliber semi-automatic handgun was found at his feet.Police noted the gun Rogers reportedly aimed at them while at the home was found on the ground next to the window he escaped from.An indictment is not a final conviction of guilt; it is only a ruling by the grand jury that allows the district attorney’s office to proceed with a criminal case.last_img read more

Walk-On’s announces opening date, details for Port Arthur restaurant

first_imgIt’s been well more than a year in the making, and now Walk-On’s Sports Bistreaux has a date set for its newest location.Located at 2729 Jimmy Johnson Blvd. in Port Arthur, the restaurant opens to the public on Jan. 11.Last month, the signature sports bar and family friendly restaurant announced it was seeking up to 225 individuals to join its team. Interested candidates were encouraged to apply at walk-ons.com/careers.Walk-On’s Sports Bistreaux includes 10,700-square-feet of space, more than 80 TVs, an expansive patio and a variety of local beers on tap. (Candace Hemelt/The News)With a talented staff now in place, Franchisee C.O. Vallet said they are very excited to introduce Walk-On’s Louisiana-inspired menu to Port Arthur, Mid-County and beyond. “Port Arthur is very close to the Louisiana border, so we feel confident that the community will become big fans of Walk-On’s signature Cajun cuisine served in a family-friendly, game-day atmosphere,” Vallet said last month.The grand opening fun includes free mini footballs autographed by New Orleans Saints superstar and Walk-On’s Co-Owner Drew Brees and a chance to win free Walk-On’s for a year.The 10,700-square-feet restaurant features more than 80 TVs, an expansive patio and a variety of local beers on tap.When the restaurant opens, it will be the first Walk-On’s in Port Arthur, 15th in Texas and 46th systemwide. Each dish is made from scratch, using fresh ingredients to bring its mouthwatering, Cajun cuisine to life.The diverse menu features unique twists on game-day staples and upscale takes on Louisiana mainstays, such as crawfish etouffee, duck and andouille gumbo and Krispy Kreme donut bread pudding. For a complete menu, locations and more information, visit walk-ons.com.When Valet announced the project in 2019, he told Port Arthur Newsmedia of the special meaning behind its location. His wife, Cindy, is a Port Arthur native and 1972 graduate of Thomas Jefferson High School.last_img read more

Gentleman’s Guide Star Jefferson Mays on Being Trained Like a Dog, the Best Way to Die and Keeping His Tony Award Out of the House

first_img Is this your usual East Village attire? I am not tattooed or pierced, for the record. You performed on stage with Claire Danes and Hugh Dancy in the same year. Can you offer any insight into that celebrity couple? I got them together! Just kidding. They did invite us to their wedding, which was very nice. I love her—and him—but Claire is so smart and brave. Imagine Eliza Doolittle as your first stage role? It’s unfathomable. She was extraordinary and gracious—a great, generous scene partner. Are you as much of an Anglophile as you seem to be? I’m kind of a reluctant Anglophile. My mother’s a children’s librarian and all of the children’s literature I read was from her childhood—E. Nesbit and Dickens, which isn’t children’s literature at all, but I was sort of steeped in English literature. I thought I was of that world. That’s interesting because so many interviews I’ve read with you seem like you live in another era, read Dickens and go to sleep. I don’t want to give you the wrong impression, though we do that, too. You’ve been living with the D’Ysquiths of Gentleman’s Guide for quite a while now—first at Hartford Stage and then at San Diego’s Old Globe. Yes, and they are wretched people. I’ve been involved with the show on and off for about three years now. What was your first response to the material? I loved it because I so loved that Ealing Studio comedy from the ’50s called Kind Hearts and Coronets, which was based on the same source material as The Gentleman’s Guide. I saw that when I was about nine or 10 years old, and I was just gobsmacked by it. I fell in love with Alec Guinness, and maybe even fell in love with acting. One man could play all of these different roles! See Jefferson Mays in A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder at the Walter Kerr Theatre. Have there been many mishaps? At the end of the first day of tech, I went up to [costume designer Linda Cho] and said, “I love the costumes, but there’s one thing that’s just terribly wrong.” And she sort of went ashen and said, “What?!” And I said, “There’s no zipper. I can’t pee.” That’s the first thing that comes to mind—a last little detail. Jefferson Mays, who was the talk of the town and took home a Tony Award for playing multiple roles in I Am My Own Wife almost 10 years ago, is at it again. This time the actor is playing all of the many doomed members of the D’Ysquith family in the new musical comedy A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder. Mays, who is known for his genteel manner, snappy suits and detailed performances, has also appeared on Broadway in Journey’s End, Pygmalion and The Best Man. He sat down for a cozy breakfast with Broadway.com at his local cafe in the East Village to chat about the intricacies of his many onstage quick changes, eccentric childhood obsessions and the art of dying again and again. Related Shows How do you come up with specific minutiae and bits for so many different roles without losing your mind? Some would argue I have lost my mind. The beauty of performance for me is finding details with which to betray character. My beautiful, long-suffering wife Susan will get up from bed to go to the bathroom and find me in the kitchen—I’ve rearranged all of the furniture to resemble the stage, and I’ll be practicing things with a plate or forks or a newspaper or something. Who were your childhood idols? Oh, God. They were very odd. Lord Nelson. I loved Lord Nelson, the great naval admiral. I loved Alec Guinness and Ralph Richardson, and my parents, of course. It’s fascinating how much thought you’ve put into this, but I meant on stage! There are ways to die on stage that elicit more of a reaction from the audience, but they cause me great pain and suffering. Like falling off the tower. I’m standing on one leg, and I have to go backwards and flail my arms around wildly and fall to the ground. It just hurts me and there’s no joy in that, but the audience seems to enjoy it. What is the best way to die? I think freezing to death. I mean I’ve never done it myself, but I hear that freezing to death is just like going to sleep. You hear about these people who almost die on Everest and they’re like, “Oh, go on. I’ll just take a nap here in the snow.” And the hypothermia sets in. It’s not that dramatic but wouldn’t you prefer that? Drowning can be like that I guess, but wouldn’t you rather freeze? Oh, I guess we all just want to die in our sleep and not screaming. You didn’t have rock stars on your walls, did you? I didn’t. Everyone had a Farrah Fawcett Majors poster on the wall or the Dallas Cowboy Cheerleaders. I didn’t. I had kind of the same thing, though. I had pre-Raphaelite prints from the Tate of the Lady Shalott and Hylas and the Nymphs, which was this young man being dragged into a pool by these bare-breasted redheaded, limpid-eyed naiads. Oh, and I had one of Ophelia by Millais. All of my crushes were dead. It’s easy to imagine the D’Ysquiths all around a table. It certainly is. There’s a wonderful moment in Kind Hearts and Coronets where they are all sitting in the family chapel, and it pans across and there’s Alec Guiness, Alec Guiness, Alec Guiness. Star Files A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder You’re fully trained now? I am housebroken. View Comments There is such elaborate backstage choreography. You must be very close to your dresser. My dresser [Julian Andres Arango] is wonderful. He’s very calm—he does a lot of Bikram yoga. He’s an actor–whisperer. He has a series of hand signals for me ‘cause we can’t really bellow at each other offstage while scenes are going on. It makes me feel like a Westminster Dog Show Airedale. I’ll come running offstage and Julian will just go [puts up his hand in a halt position], and I’ll go [pants like a dog]. You have so many costume changes. Is it stressful? It is. And being naked in the wings is terribly vulnerable. I often fear that my performance is less artistic than athletic. It’s quite a marathon. Do you have a favorite D’Ysquith? They all go by so quickly; it’s hard to get too attached to any of them. There’s one who is the banker. He isn’t terribly funny, but he’s very humane and he has a trajectory, too. He doesn’t just come on and die. I have to fact check here: Is it true that you’ve given all your awards to your agent? Yes. I haven’t given them away, but I’ve loaned them to my agent like Elgin marbles. But yeah, they’re there at the agency ‘cause there’s no room in our apartment. A Tony Award isn’t that big. I love the awards, and I’m grateful, but I don’t want to have them around. Actually, if you came to our house, I don’t think you could tell that people in the theater lived there. There’s nothing: no posters, no awards, no photographs, no souvenirs of any kind. It’s a sixth floor walk-up. You cannot be sentimental. There isn’t any surface for it. I mean we could make a shelf, but I resent having to make a new shelf for something. I remember when I brought [the Tony Award] home thinking the only place it could really fit is the toilet tank, and that just didn’t seem right. Of all the characters you’ve played, which are closest to you? Once you’ve played a part, they are always sort of a part of you. You think of them as almost a family member. When I was younger—I don’t do this too much now—but sometimes if I couldn’t sleep, I would lie in bed and imagine all the characters I’ve played at a dinner table together. This is your first musical in New York. How does it feel to be a Broadway musical theater actor? It’s chilling when you put it that way. It’s amazing listening to old cast recordings of old musicals. You hear every cigarette and every whiskey that these people had. They were not pretty voices; they were potent voices. Now you have these Olympic athletes. And so that’s hard to think about sometimes because I’m not a trained singer. I don’t think of it in terms of singing, I just think of it in terms of acting. You’ve played multiple roles before, most notably in I Am My Own Wife. Is this your specialty? It’s quite a different experience in that Charlotte von Mahlsdorf and everybody were wearing a little black dress. Everyone was a transvestite by default. Here, the transformations are complete. You’ve said you don’t have a television. In what ways do you indulge in pop culture? We have a laptop where we watch certain shows. We’re fixated on The Walking Dead right now. Show Closed This production ended its run on Jan. 17, 2016 You look very dashing in your fedora and suit. I always dress up for recordings. 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Moving Checklist

first_imgSix weeks prior to moveContact a real estate agent in the local area. Start by looking in the Military Buyer’s Guide of this publication.Obtain quotes from moving and self-service companies and gather DIY estimates. Decide on the type of move best for your circumstances.Determine employer-covered expenses.Four weeks prior to moveCheck the preregistration procedures to enroll children in school. Get children’s transcripts, textbook list and a copy of their current school’s grading system. Ask teachers to write descriptions of each student’s achievement level, interests and any unusual courses taken.Request that copies of all family members’ medical and dental records and birth certificates be sent to your new home. Don’t forget your pets’ veterinary records.Notify the post office of your new address and obtain a change-of-address kit. Send change-of-address cards to friends, subscription services, creditors, alumni associations, the Department of Motor Vehicles and insurance companies.Begin packing seldom-used items and dispose of unwanted items through charities — get receipts for tax purposes.Contact the IRS for forms and regulations regarding tax-deductible moving expenses.Transfer or arrange for insurance to cover your home, furnishings and automobile.Three weeks prior to moveArrange to have appliances, utilities, newspapers, laundry, phone and cable television disconnected. Check on deposits. Set up connections at your new home.Make travel arrangements.Two weeks prior to moveHandle bills, stocks, investments and banking transfers.Arrange to transport pets and plants. Some states prohibit certain plants, so research before you move.Clean cupboards and plan remaining meals so you can pack what you don’t need.One week prior to moveDiscontinue delivery services such as the newspapers.Clean and sort items in the garage and attic.Clean out your safety deposit box and place all valuables and documents together. If the items can’t be replaced, carry them with you.Two days prior to moveDefrost and dry refrigerators and freezers.Arrange for cash or traveler’s checks for trip expenses and payment to the mover upon delivery.Reconcile and close checking account. Withdraw savings.Conclude any financial matters relating to the lease or sale of your home.Pack luggage. Set aside items you will need immediately upon arrival — a few dishes, pots and pans, towels, soap, bedding, light bulbs, flashlights and toilet paper.Leave a forwarding address with new tenant or neighbor.Moving dayConfirm your delivery date with your mover and provide directions to your new residence as well as primary and secondary contact numbers or email addresses.Pay close attention to the mover’s paperwork. You will need to sign it upon completion of loading and then unloading at your new residence.Supervise the movers to make sure your instructions are understood. Review any damage to your belongings noted by the moving foreman or supervisor.Double-check your residence for forgotten items before leaving.Move-in dayClear and mark paths to all rooms to help the movers place the boxes.Supervise unloading.Note any damage to your boxes or furniture.Review paperwork carefully to make sure all your belongings arrived.last_img read more

Otso Waheela C gets early release of new Slate & Gray, all forks move…

first_imgBy now, you may be getting familiar with the Otso features, particularly their Tuning Chip dropout system. The three position adjustable dropout alters the chainstay length by up to 20 mm, while it also raises and lowers the BB to compensate for the change in ride height for different tires. At its longest setting, the frame can run up to 29 x 2.1″ tires or 700c x 53mm.Otso previously shipped each bike with a fork that included a 15mm thru axle. That eventually shifted to riders having the option of choosing either a 15mm or 12mm axle. Now, based on customer feedback and choices, all bikes will only be shipped with a 12mm thru axle. It seems that in the road and gravel world, 12mm has become the preferred standard up front. If you’ve been shopping for a new bike, then you already know that the increased demand has made things pretty scarce. That’s part of the reason why Otso is releasing the fourth new color of their awesome Waheela C all road / gravel / dropbar MTB a bit early. Originally slated for a 2021 release, the new color is available now – just in time for fall exploring. The frames are constructed using EPS molded carbon fiber and include a number of mounting options, internal cable routing including dropper post compatibility (options for 60mm or 100mm travel in their bike builder), and a 68mm threaded BSA bottom bracket.The Matte Slate / Gray, joins six other colors that are partially available depending on the frame size required. Framesets start at $2,200 and complete bikes start at $3,600, with plenty of spec options available through the custom bike configurator.otsocycles.comlast_img read more

Campagnolo Launches U.S. 11-Speed Demo Tour

first_imgPRESS RELEASE: ?After two years, the 11-speed revolution has evolved always maintaining the same objective: achieving ever better performances.The team of professional racers and enthusiasts who over the last two years have been riding 11-speed groupsets, and the great work carried out by Campy Tech Lab™ engineers has enabled us, to raise the bar and reach another goal: Improving products that already represent a benchmark on the market.Revolution11 is the result of technical refinements that have led the 11-speed drivetrains to obtain shifting performances like never before and lose weight, thanks to special materials and innovative technical solutions.Campagnolo wants to be even closer to enthusiasts and to the Campagnolo Proshop network. Aware of the fact that the only way to appreciate the quality and authenticity of Campagnolo’s products is to try them in store, Campagnolo has decided to launch the Revolution 11 Test Tour.The US Revolution 11 Test Tour had his first stage on October 9th in Encinitas, California: it will be a series of road shows held in Campagnolo’s best Pro-shops. By going to their nearest participating Pro-shop, enthusiasts will find bicycles fitted with Campagnolo’s brand new groupsets and will be able to test theiroutstanding performance themselves. Those participating in the test will receive a free Revolution11 T-shirt.Click here for dates and locations.last_img read more