Tropics busy this week

first_imgEyes are on the tropics with the formation of Tropical Depression No. 4 and the possibility of a fifth tropical depression developing much closer to home. Forecasters say the broad low pressure system in the southeastern Gulf of Mexico could form into a tropical depression within a day or so. The Air Force Reconnaissance Aircraft is scheduled to check this area out on Tuesday, National Weather Service Meteorologist Roger Erickson said. “All computer models take the storm to southern Texas,” NWS Forecaster Sam Shamburger said. “As for the Golden Triangle, this will put an end to the really oppressive heat and bring an increase in moisture to the area starting Wednesday.” The NWS does not believe the storm will develop into a hurricane, but it could produce some rain showers for coastal sections of southeast Texas and southwest Louisiana on Wednesday. “We’ll have a slight increase in winds, southeast 10 to 15 mph on Wednesday and Thursday, but overall it will be slightly cooler and breezy,” he said. As of Monday afternoon, Tropical Depression No. 4 was in the Atlantic Ocean and is expected to approach the Puerto Rico area by Saturday. After that, it’s pure guess work, Shamburger said of the five-day prediction. While this past weekend’s temperatures were in the triple digits, they weren’t high enough to be in the record books. Temperatures in August 1962 were even hotter, Shamburger said. According to the records kept by the NWS, Aug. 10, 1962’s high was 107. There were a total of 10 days that year with 100 plus degree temperatures. The record high for the month of August took place on Aug. 31, 2000 with a high of 108.last_img read more

Inez Auffurth Freeman

first_img Inez was preceded in death by her mother and Father, Erwin and Inez Auffuth; her husband of 36 years, David E. Freeman; and her sister Lorraine Duplan.She is survived by one brother E.J. (Bud) Auffurth and wife Eva of Port Arthur. Four children: Gary Freeman and wife Gail of Nederland, Mark Freeman and wife Nancy of Groves, Gay Guidry and husband Ray of Port Neches and Todd Freeman and wife Kimberly of Nederland. She was MawMaw to ten grandchildren Cory Freeman, Jeff Freeman, Erin Freeman, Reese Guidry, Clay Freeman, Blake Freeman, Brandi Guidry Mitchell, Kevin Freeman, Kristen Freeman and Danielle Freeman. She was, also known as, MawMaw to six great- grandchildren; Beaux Mitchell, Creux Freeman, Brooks Guidry, Autumn Mitchell, Jenny Freeman and Sloane Freeman, and numerous nieces and nephews.The family will receive friends tonight, Thursday, October 6, 2016 form 5:00 – 8:00 pm at Grammier Oberle Funeral Home, with the Rosary beginning at 7:30. Funeral services are scheduled for 2:00 pm, Friday, October 7, 2016 at St. Catherine of Sienna Catholic Church with the interment following at Greenlawn Memorial Park. Inez Auffurth Freeman, age 87, of Port Arthur died at 630pm October 4th, 2016. Inez was a native of Port Arthur, TX , born October 20th, 1928 and lived her entire life in Port Arthur. She graduated from Thomas Jefferson High School in January 1947 and advanced to become a Licensed Vocational Nurse working in the Nursery at St. Mary Hospital for many years. In 1953, she met and married David Earl Freeman and they were blessed with four children, ten grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren. Inez was an active member of St. Catherine Catholic Church since 1963 and was a member of St. Paul’s Altar Society. She volunteered in the Adoration Chapel weekly. She was a wonderful person who treated everyone with kindness, sweet down to the core, never met a stranger and loved everyone. Her passion was getting all her family together for holidays. She blessed us with wonderful traditions and cherished memories.last_img read more

An angry Lewis exits City Council service

first_img Later, he turned his ire toward Freeman, suggesting that the mayor failed to learn his job as chief executive and that he needed to learn his job description.“We need to make sure … we will never do this again,” he said, at times lamenting the city was “turning into Section 8,” that property tax collections were down and that people were selling houses “as is.”But by the time Lewis finished speaking, an obviously angry Freeman was not willing to absorb any more body blows from the departing councilman and responded icily and in detail.Freeman, recounting that he and the council met even as water flooded his own home at the height of Harvey’s fury, and said that Lewis “came slithering up here (to City Hall) that day” not to talk about storm relief for citizens, but to push for the city to spend $30,000 for programming on The Breeze radio station. “The only thing you worried about was that $30,000,” Freeman said, recollecting that despite his two decades in public office, Lewis had nothing more to add that day but only wanted to get public money spent on his friend’s radio station.Council members interjected to end discussion before the exchange continued; when the mayor asked for a vote on whether to discontinue the discussion, they loudly responded “Aye” in unison. By Ken [email protected] Arthur Councilman Willie “Bae” Lewis, serving his last official meeting Tuesday night in a District 5 seat that voters eliminated two years ago, left public service apparently angry and swinging at ghosts, blaming first former City Manager Brian McDougal for the loss of city equipment during Tropical Storm Harvey and then blaming Mayor Derrick Freeman for not exercising more control over McDougal.center_img This time, the usually affable mayor, who had sidestepped Lewis’ occasional barbs during the first two hours of the long evening meeting, was having none of it.Lewis, speaking first during a discussion item about hurricane preparedness, then following up on a discussion item about Article II, Section 6 in the City Charter — Lewis had requested both discussions — railed that the city had failed to do “due diligence” in training for hurricane season during 2017, then said city officials failed to protect city equipment parked on low-lying areas, causing the city to suffer financial losses from which it may never recover.“What is the plan?” he asked, his voicing rising, suggesting that there was no hurricane preparedness in 2017 and there might be none now. Both Freeman and Interim City Manager Harvey Robinson responded that there was and is a plan in place, but Lewis responded, “Someone was asleep at the wheel.”last_img read more

FOOTBALL: Hoy-to-Giles sets tone for Cards’ spring game

first_img Freshman Erik Pizzaro was the top receiving target Saturday, hauling in five passes for 50 yards, while Giles lit up the scoreboard. Giles finished the day with three receptions for 161 yards (53.7 yards per reception) and two touchdowns. Redshirt freshman Marcellus Johnson caught four passes for 58 yards and a score, while Garrison Spring recorded four receptions for 81 yards and a touchdown. The Cardinals’ other TD reception came from tight end Case Robinson.Saturday’s scrimmage wrapped up the 2019 spring camp but it’s not the last time fans will get a chance to see the Cardinals in action. The Red and White will return to the field Tuesday, April 30, for the annual Night of Champions. The strength and conditioning event will begin at 6 p.m. Lamar sports informationBEAUMONT — Senior quarterback and reigning Southland Conference Newcomer of the Year Jordan Hoy connected with classmate Zae Giles for a 70-yard scoring strike on the first play of the scrimmage Saturday to lead the LU offense.The Cardinals’ offense scored eight touchdowns against LU’s youthful defense (five passing and three rushing). “Scrimmages are always a good-bad situation,” said LU head coach Mike Schultz. “I was excited that we had some explosive plays on offense. We’ve been working on that. We want to get players like Zae Giles isolated where we can get him the ball and let him do some things.“On the flip side, we allowed too many explosive plays. We have to decrease that number, but we are very young on the back end of the defense. We graduated a huge number on the defensive side from last year. We’re not where we want to be but we’re making improvement and that’s the most important thing,” added Schultz.The coaching staff got a look at three signal callers Saturday as Hoy got the start with the first-team offense, and sophomore Will McBride ran with the second teamers. McBride took several snaps with the first-team offense toward the end of the scrimmage when the coaching staff rotated junior Shane Johnson in with the second squad.center_img The offense scored on its first two possessions and proved their versatility scoring quickly as well as moving the ball methodically down the field for points. Following Hoy’s TD pass – one of three on the day – McBride stepped on the field and guided the Cards on an 11-play drive that ended with a five-year touchdown run from Cole Starnes.The defense had the upper hand on the third series forcing the offense quickly off the field with their first three-and-out of the scrimmage. Big Red’s defense was led by sophomore Hunter Adams who finished the day with three tackles, including two sacks, while junior Tariq Gordon walked away with three tackles and two pass breakups. Junior Isaiah Spencer also added three tackles and a sack.The offense carried the ball 26 times for 213 yards and three scores, while the quarterbacks completed 25 passes for 412 yards and five touchdowns. Hoy led the offense completing 6-of-9 (.667) passes for 181 yards and three touchdowns. McBride was 10-of-16 (.625) for 161 yards and two touchdowns. He also carried the ball three times for 20 yards but had his only rushing touchdown called back due to a holding penalty.Starnes, who sat out the 2018 season due to injuries, led the Cardinals with seven carries for 62 yards and a score, while senior Derrion Randle added three carries for 71 yards and two scores. Randle’s touchdown runs were for 13 and 51 yards.last_img read more

In-person proceedings in PA Municipal Court now set to resume June 1

first_img All defendants are asked to continue to utilize the following options to handle citations:By mail: P.O. Box 1089, Port Arthur, TX 77641-1089Payment by phone: 800-444-1187Online payment: www.patrafficpay.comEmail: [email protected]; orcall the office at 409-983-8686.Defendants with upcoming court appearances should contact the Municipal Court to get information on how they should handle their citations. Port Arthur Municipal Court Judge Kermit C. Morrison amended an emergency order changing the next date for in-person proceedings from May 8 to June 1.last_img read more

Uniqua (Ne’ky) Shevette Domingo

first_imgUniqua (Ne’ky) Shevette Domingo, at the age of 45, transitioned to eternal life with God and His son, Jesus Christ on November 6, 2020. Uniqua was born in Port Arthur, Texas on October 31, 1975 to the late Clifton “Bumpsy” Sinegal, Jr., and Christella Guidry Bailey.Cherishing precious memories are her husband, Elder Kevin T. Domingo; her mother, Christella Guidry Bailey; children, Haleigh Johnson, DajaRae Bernard, Kyra Domingo, D’Mari Domingo, Kevin T. Domingo, Jr. and Jaden M. Domingo; two sisters, Ariel Bodden (Kiah), Breann Holman (Timothy) and brother Craig Baily, Jr. (Misty) all of Port Arthur, TX.Arrangements entrusted to Gabriel Funeral Home.There will be a viewing on Thursday, November 12, 2020 from 6PM-8PM at Gabriel Funeral Home and a service honoring Lady Domingo to be held Friday, November 13, 2020, viewing 9AM-11AM with services beginning at 11:00 AM.last_img read more

Confirmed! Sophia Grace Brownlee Joins Meryl Streep, Anna Kendrick, Emily Blunt & More in Into the Woods

first_img A reimagining of classic fairy tales, Into the Woods tells the story of the Baker (James Corden) and his wife (Emily Blunt), who make a deal with an evil witch (Meryl Streep) in order to conceive. Their journey into the woods brings the couple face-to-face with a bevy of fairy tale characters, including Red Riding Hood (Brownlee), Cinderella (Anna Kendrick), and Jack (Daniel Huttlestone) and his magical beans. Sophia Grace Brownlee, the internet sensation who rose to fame thanks to Ellen, will round-out the starry cast of Disney’s Into the Woods. A representative for the 10-year-old star confirmed to Broadway.com that Sophia “just started rehearsals” to play Little Red Riding Hood in the Rob Marshall film. View Comments Check out the video below to see Brownlee and her pal Rosie singing Adele’s “Rolling in the Deep.” Into the Woods filmlast_img read more

Weekend Poll: Which Broadway Show Are You Most Excited to See This Fall?

first_imgAs summer begins to wind down, theater fans can look forward to the advent of a new fall season on Broadway. New York theater audiences will be treated to the return of Tony winners Cherry Jones (The Glass Menagerie), Mary-Louise Parker (The Snow Geese), Jefferson Mays (A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder), Tonya Pinkins (A Time to Kill) and Mark Rylance (Twelfth Night), as well as a fresh crop of musicals, including After Midnight, Big Fish and Beautiful—not to mention star turns by Hollywood headliners Orlando Bloom (Romeo & Juliet), Daniel Craig (Betrayal) and Ethan Hawke (Macbeth). With so many plays and musicals to look forward to, we want to know: Which Broadway show are you most excited to see this fall? Vote below! View Commentslast_img read more

Star Spotting! Movie Magnet Ewan McGregor to Make His Broadway Debut in Tom Stoppard’s The Real Thing

first_imgScottish movie star Ewan McGregor, famous for playing Obi-Wan Kenobi in the Star Wars prequel trilogy and his wide range of diverse screen roles, is set to make his Broadway debut next fall. McGregor will headline a new revival of Tom Stoppard’s The Real Thing, directed by Sam Gold, at the American Airlines Theatre. The production will begin performances on October 2, 2014 and open officially on October 30. The limited engagement is scheduled to play through January 4, 2015. The full cast and design team for The Real Thing will be announced shortly. View Comments The Real Thing The Real Thing centers on Henry (McGregor), a successful playwright, who is unhappily married to Charlotte, the lead actress in his current play about a marriage on the verge of collapse. When Henry’s affair with their friend Annie threatens to destroy his own marriage, he discovers that life has started imitating art. After Annie leaves her husband so she and Henry can begin a new life together, he can’t help but wonder whether their love is fiction or the real thing. The Tony-winning play explores relationships, fidelity and the passions that often blur our perception of love.center_img Related Shows McGregor is no stranger to the stage: He was nominated for an Olivier Award for his performance as Sky Masterson in the West End revival of Guys and Dolls in 2006. His other London stage credits include playing Iago in Othello at the Donmar Warehouse and appearing in Little Malcolm and His Struggles Against the Eunuchs in the West End. Of course, the actor is best known for his many film roles including the heroin-addicted Mark Renton in Trainspotting, the legendary Obi-Wan Kenobi in Star Wars: Episode I and singing and dancing opposite Nicole Kidman in the movie musical Moulin Rouge. His many other film credits include Haywire, The Ghost, Amelia, Jack the Giant Slayer, Angels and Demons, I Love You Phillip Morris, Deception, Incendiary, Cassandra’s Dream, Miss Potter, Scenes of a Sexual Nature, Stay, The Island, Star Wars: Episode II and Star Wars: Episode III, Young Adam, Down With Love, Big Fish, Black Hawk Down, Rogue Trader, Little Voice, Velvet Goldmine, A Life Less Ordinary, The Pillow Book and Shallow Grave. McGregor will next be seen in the upcoming films Jane Got a Gun, Mortdecai and the big screen adaptation of Tracy Letts’ Pulitzer and Tony-winning play August: Osage County.  Show Closed This production ended its run on Jan. 4, 2015last_img read more

Come On In! Fun Home, Starring Michael Cerveris, Extends For a Third Time at Off-Broadway’s Public Theater

first_img The creative team for Fun Home includes scenic and costume design by David Zinn, lighting design by Ben Stanton, sound design by Kai Harada, projection design by Jim Findlay and Jeff Sugg, wig design by Paul Huntley, music direction by Chris Fenwick and choreography by Danny Mefford. Show Closed This production ended its run on Jan. 12, 2014 Star Files Related Shows Michael Cerveris Fun Home Jeanine Tesori and Lisa Kron’s new musical Fun Home is sticking around a little longer! The acclaimed production, which was originally slated to run through December 1, will now play through December 15 at off-Broadway’s Public Theater. Directed by Sam Gold, the production stars Tony winner Michael Cerveris and Tony nominee Judy Kuhn. Based on the graphic novel by Alison Bechdel, Fun Home charts a girl’s quest to come to terms with her father’s unexpected death. As she moves between past and present, Alison dives into the story of her volatile, brilliant father and relives her unique childhood at her family’s funeral home. In addition to Cerveris and Kuhn, the cast also includes Alexandra Socha, Griffin Birney, Roberta Colindrez, Noah Hinsdale, Sydney Lucas, Beth Malone and Joel Perez. View Commentslast_img read more