Feucht given major conference honor

first_imgLamar sports informationBEAUMONT – Lamar junior Michael Feucht has proven himself to be the true definition of a student-athlete once again. For the second consecutive season Feucht has landed the league’s top academic honor being named Southland Conference’s Student-Athletic of the Year. The honor comes less than a month after he was named the conference’s player of the year for his accomplishments on the court.Feucht is joined on the Southland’s All-Academic first team by classmates Juuso Laitinen and Nikita Lis.A business major, Feucht was just as dominant in the classroom as he was on the court. A two-time Academic All-Southland selection, Feucht is maintaining better than a 3.5 grade point average in the classroom. He was an automatic selection after earning first-team all-conference honors on the court following the regular season.Earlier this year, Feucht became just the third Cardinal in program history to be named Southland Player of the Year following a season that saw him finish among the league leaders with 14 singles wins, and 12 doubles wins (with teammate Benny Schweizer). Feucht and Schweizer pulled off one of the bigger upsets in conference history when they defeated the nation’s ninth-ranked team of Arjun Kadhe and Julian Cash from Oklahoma State.Feucht was near perfect in Southland matches during the 2016 season posing a 4-0 mark in singles play, and a 3-1 (.750) record in doubles matches.Dean’s List selections in the classroom, both Laitinen and Lis were stallwarts on the court. A second-team All-SLC singles selection on the court, Lis posted a 12-8 (.600) singles record, including a 4-1 (.800) league tally. He teamed up with Jeandre Hoogenboezem to record a 12-8 doubles record, and was a perfect 4-0 in conference matches to earn first-team all-league doubles honors.last_img read more

Services today and death notices for June 18

first_img Avery Oswalt, 88, of Vidor died Friday, June 17, 2016. Broussard’s, Major Drive, Beaumont.Brenda Lee Cansler, 73, of Beaumont, died Wednesday, June 15, 2016. Broussard’s, McFaddin Avenue, Beaumont. Death notices Brunson Franklin “B.F.” Williams, Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Beaumont, 2:30 p.m.Jack O. Bowser, Levingston Funeral Home, Groves, 2 p.m.Claire Stokley, Broussard’s, Major Drive, Beaumont, 10 a.m.center_img Services todayLloyd Levine, Rock Island Baptist Church, Port Arthur, 11 a.m.Curtis Thomas Sr., Zion Hill Baptist Church, Port Arthur, 11 a.m.last_img

Photo gallery: A view of flooding from above

first_imgFloodwaters surrounded many area businesses and houses after Tuesday’s torrential rainfall for Tropical Storm Harvey. (Courtland Wells / The News) Floodwaters surround almost every building pictured. Some 24 inches of water fell on the area in a 24-hour period between Tuesday and Wednesday. (Courtland Wells / The News) All but the highest roads in the area were impassable over the last several days as floodwaters overtopped them. (Courtland Wells / The News) Rising floodwaters appear to have missed this house, but many others in the area were not so lucky. (Courtland Wells / The News) Search and rescue helicopter crews from the U.S. Coast Guard as well as other agencies conducted missions across the area on Thursday to help bring stranded residents to safe, dry ground. (Courtland Wells / The News) Flooded cars sit in their watery parking spots around flooded buildings. (Courtland Wells / The News)center_img (Courtland Wells / The News) Heavy rains drenched the area and engulfed these baseball fields. (Courtland Wells / The News) What appears to be oil floats atop the floodwater at one of the area’s manufacturing plants. (Courtland Wells / The News) Although floodwater in the area began to recede Thursday, water still covers the Twin City Highway in Groves as motorists pass. The area’s transportation system remained heavily impaired Thursday as floodwater left by Tropical Storm Harvey continued to cut off highways and streets in and around Port Arthur.(Courtland Wells / The News)last_img read more

WOMEN’S BASKETBALL: Lamar dominates host Corpus Christi

first_img A&M-Corpus Christi scored the game’s first four points and LU didn’t take its first lead of the game until nearly three minutes into the action, but once they did Big Red began to flex its muscles. The Cardinals grabbed the lead on a Kinard jumper which sparked a 17-5 run to build a 22-9 advantage midway through the second quarter.LU never backed off the pressure and pushed its lead to as many as 18, 34-16, heading into the locker room.The Cardinals doubled up the number of makes from their hosts in the opening half. LU was 14-of-35 (.400) from the field, while limiting the Islanders to seven makes on 28 attempts. The Red and White also made A&M-Corpus Christi pay for their turnovers in the opening 20 minutes. The Cards forced nine turnovers and cashed the mistakes in for 14 points. LU outrebounded the Islanders, 26-17, in the opening 20 minutes including 12 offensive boards and held a 9-1 advantage in second chance points heading into the locker room.It was more of the same to start the second half of action as the Cards opened the third quarter on a 9-4 run to build a 23-point lead four minutes into the quarter. The Red and White saw their advantage balloon to as many as 25 early in the third quarter. A&M-Corpus made a minor run early in the fourth quarter to trim a 26-point deficit down to 18 points with just over seven minutes remaining, but the outcome was never in jeopardy. The Cardinals return to action Wednesday when they travel to Houston Baptist. The game against the Huskies will tip off at 7 p.m. from Sharp Gym. Lamar sports informationCORPUS CHRISTI – Senior Moe Kinard netted a game-high 24 points to lead Lamar to a 72-47 victory over Texas A&M-Corpus Christi at the American Bank Center Saturday afternoon. Senior Chastadie Barrs just missed another triple double (16 points, 17 rebounds and nine rebounds) in the victorious effort as LU remains atop the Southland standings.The Cardinals (21-5, 14-1 SLC) shot 39 percent from the field, including four three-pointers, while outrebounding the Islanders, 48-40. Big Red also took advantage of 28 Islander turnovers which were cashed in for 36 points (LU held a 36-15 advantage in points off turnovers). The Cards also recorded a 15-11 advantage on second chance points.center_img In addition to Kinard and Barrs, sophomore Jadyn Pimentel added 13 points and five assists.The Red and White also recorded a decided advantage in the paint. LU outscored the Islanders, 44-20, in the paint. A&M-Corpus Christi struggled to find its rhythm from the field. After scoring the first four points of the game, the Islanders were held to a 19-of-60 (.317) performance – recording nine fewer field goals than LU. The Islanders had only one player reach double figures – Alexes Bryant (10 points).“I’m very proud of this team today, because this is never an easy place to play,” said LU head coach Robin Harmony. “They were throwing a lot of just at us and our kids really handled it well. I think that will help us down the road. We had this game circled on our schedule because of how tough it is to come here and win.”last_img read more

Sean Rene Simon Sr.

first_imgMr. Sean Rene Simon Sr., son of Vernon L. Simon, Jr. and Carol Drury was born December 8, 1975 in Las Vegas, Nevada.He returned home, to Port Arthur when he was three years old, and was nurtured by his father, grandmother, stepmother, Agnes, and the entire Simon family.He graduated in 1994 from Stephen F. Austin High School where he was active in sports. He leaves to cherish his memory; his wife Devin Simon, his father, Vernon (Bridgett), his mother Carol, his grandmother, Mary Alice Simon Ridgle who he adored, and his special aunt, Patricia Downing.His beautiful life will be forever cherished in the lives of his daughters, Shandi Simon, Shelby Simon, Shaylan Simon, Aliyah Simon, Sage Simon, and his only son Sean Simon, Jr; his step children Daelehn Simms and Savannah Simms;  his brother, Corey Simon (Rene); his sisters, Emily Ault and Bonnie Hill; his step-brothers Emery Kincade (Autumn), and Christopher Thibodeaux; his step-sisters Tennille Kincade-Lane (Joseph) and Margo Thibodeaux Solomon; his mother and father-in-law, Doris Harris and David McDonald; his sisters in-law, Lynne Wallace (Donn), and Janet Earle; his brother in-law, Georgie Woods, Jr.; and a host of cousins, nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends. He loved Port Arthur and spent the next 30 plus years there.He moved to Atlanta, Georgia but would often visit home to spend time with his father and enjoy the delicious cooking of his step mother Bridgett and his grandmother.On Friday, October 4, 2019, God called Sean home.center_img Funeral service will be 10 a.m. Saturday, October 19, 2019 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 920 Washington Avenue, Port Arthur, TX with visitation from 8 a.m. until service time.Burial will follow in Live Oak Cemetery.last_img read more

Businesses enjoy decades (even centuries) of success in Nederland

first_img Anytime you step foot through the doorway of any of our local businesses, you allow them to continue to keep their staffing in place, provide meals for families, jobs for employees and sales tax for Nederland.I think back to the black and white photos in the history books of Nederland. I have a copy of one of the history books in my office.The photos begin with horse-and-buggy and then changes come in transportation and building architecture.So many of the same businesses are still active today and have expanded to larger locations or have opened a second location in another town, while keeping their main business in Nederland. Are you ready to read something positive?Are you ready for a little history lesson?Well, it is with great pride that I have the honor to write an article about our amazing history of businesses in the City of Nederland. This month I would like to celebrate the 67 businesses that have been with us for 13 or more years.To give you a little history, we have 29 local businesses between 25 and 47 years of age and 29 of our oldest businesses range from 50 to 131 years. That is correct!!We have businesses that have been around for a long time and are still going strong. Because of you, their doors remain open when you #SHOPLOCAL, #SHOPOFTEN and #SHOPNEDERLAND.center_img These entities have been the sponsors of so many community events.If you can, stop by and tell them “Congratulations” this month for being in business through the good times, hurricanes, floods, COVID and so much more.Each of these businesses is our extended family and can be called SETX Strong.Those with 50 years are Modica Brothers and LaSuprema Mexican Restaurant: 53 years, Cropo’s Barber Shop; 55 years, McCorvy Bookkeeping and Tax Services and Jim Snell Master Plumber; 56 years, Market Basket and Arnold’s Bowling and Billiards; 60 years, Harris Florist, Taco Rey, Ace Hobby Shop and Jiffy Trophies; 67 years, Cureton and Sons and Taylor Dance Studio; 72 years, B.C. Miller Electric; 73 years, Ritter Lumber Construction Company, The Schooner Restaurant and Burkett’s Emporium; 74 years, Mid-County Farm and Feed and Basco Construction Company Inc.; 77 years, Setzer’s Hardware; 80 years, Noack Locksmith; 82 years, McNeill Insurance; 96 years, Minaldi Shoe Repair; 100 years, Mazur and Vernon CPA and Nederland Independent School District; 101 years, Fred Miller’s Unique Gifts and Fred Miller’s Outdoor Equipment; 117 years, C Doornbos Inc.; and 131 years, Broussard’s Funeral Home.Thank you to these wonderful businesses that chose Nederland for their homes.We appreciate each of you and look forward to many more years working together.Kay DeCuir is the executive director of the Nederland Economic Development Corporation. She can be reached at [email protected]last_img read more

Angelina H. Leyvas

first_img She was preceded in death by her parents, Gregorio and Margarita Leyvas, and her daughter, Sarah Amparano.Nana was a devout Christian and most recently was a member of Central Baptist Church in Port Neches.She loved singing her hymns and prayed for her family faithfully each day.Despite dropping out of school at the age of 15 due to the death of both of her parents, at 50 years old, Angelina obtained her dream of earning her GED. After retiring from Park Place Hospital in Port Arthur as a central supply tech, she continued working well into her 80s as an independent housekeeper.Never one to sit still, she was always driving to do her own errands and loved to help with yardwork up until a few weeks before herpassing.Memorial services to be held at a later date under the direction of Grammier-Oberle Funeral Home in Port Arthur. Angelina H. Leyvas, 89, went to her heavenly home on January 8, 2021 after a brief illness at Baptist Hospital, Beaumont Texas.She was born on April 25, 1931 in Bisbee, Arizona.Although born in Arizona, she called Port Arthur, Texas her home for the past forty years.She leaves her children Joe Urrea (Evelyn), Anita Sepeda (Thomas), and Kris Urrea; grandchildren Angie Collier, Candace Blakeley, Lisa Lopez, Jessica Medina, Angela Romero, Belinda Amparano, Billy Amparano Jr., Bill Garcia, and Gabriel Garcia; and numerous great and great-great grandchildren.last_img read more

Paul David Wahl

first_img He was a “Born Again Christian’ who loved studying his bible and sharing his faith with others, but most of all, he loved his family. Paul David Wahl, 73, of Groves, Texas passed away on Tuesday, January 19, 2021, at Good Shepherd Hospital in Longview, Texas.Paul David WahlPaul was born on November 24, 1947, in Port Arthur, Texas to Pauline Maxine Hilliard and William Jess Wahl, Jr. Next UpHe was a United States Marine Corp Veteran and a member of the Pentecostal Faith.Paul loved to fish and play golf.center_img Survivors include his sons, Christopher Bradon Wahl of Woodland, California, Toby James Wahl of Tyler, Texas and Jason Aron Miller of Conroe; brother, Richard Wahl of Houston, Texas; sister, Mary Temple of San Augustine, Texas; ten grandchildren and four great grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his parents and his brother Bill Wahl of Flint, Texas.A graveside service will take place at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, January 23, 2021, at Greenlawn Memorial Park in Groves under the direction of Grammier-Oberle Funeral Home in Port Arthur, Texas.last_img read more

Clint Eastwood Eyes Tony Winner John Lloyd Young & More for Jersey Boys Movie

first_imgDirector Clint Eastwood has begun the casting process for his previously reported film adaptation of Jersey Boys, the story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons’ rise from obscure local band to rock ‘n’ roll sensation. According to Variety, Eastwood and producer Graham King are hoping to sign up Tony winner John Lloyd Young as well as Erich Bergen, Michael Lomenda and Boardwalk Empire actor Vincent Piazza for the film. Related Shows Jersey Boys tells the story of how Frankie Valli, Bob Gaudio, Tommy DeVito and Nick Massi became one of the top-singing groups of the 1960s before they even turned 30. Like the show, the film will incorporate hits such as “Sherry,” “Oh What a Night,” Big Girls Don’t Cry” and “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You.” Jersey Boys currently plays at Broadway’s August Wilson Theatre and stars Young, Andy Karl, Drew Gehling and Matt Bogart. The musical opened on November 6, 2005, and won four 2006 Tony Awards, including Best Musical. Dominic Scaglione Jr. and Joseph Leo Bwarie will assume the role of Frankie Valli in Jersey Boys beginning July 30. Young will play his final performance on July 28. Star Files Jersey Boys John Lloyd Young from $59.00center_img The four actors have yet to be officially offered roles, but Warner Brothers is reportedly in discussions with Eastwood and King over the potential casting. Young would play Frankie Valli on screen, the role that nabbed him the 2006 Best Actor in a Musical Tony Award, Bergen previously played the role of Bob Gaudio in the Las Vegas production of Jersey Boys and Lomenda would play Nick Massi, a role he previously played on the national tour of the show. Piazza would play Tommy DeVito, the role that won original star Christian Hoff a Featured Actor in a Musical Tony Award. Drew Gehling Matt Bogart View Comments Andy Karl View All (4)last_img read more

Household Goods Delivery

first_imgIf your shipment was moved in the Defense Personal Property System (DPPS), you schedule delivery directly with your carrier. If you do not have your carrier’s phone number, you can call TMO at 623-856-6424 to obtain it. If your shipment was not moved in DPPS, call JPPSO-Colorado Springs to schedule delivery. Its number is 719-554-9291 or DSN 692-9291. Family Services, in Bldg. 750, can lend small household items until your household goods arrive. It can be reached at 623-856-6550.last_img