Month: January 2021

Nash-Rankin Insurance named Business of Month

first_img Nash-Rankin Insurance Agency employees, who offer Allstate coverage, received the Greater Port Arthur Chamber of Commerce Business of the Month award for November.“We are loyal, trusting friends,” Rankin said. “It’s weird, but we are.”Those client-friends stop by for a small barbecue the first Friday of each month, he said. Mom – Peggy Nash – still works from the agency, as does Rankin’s wife, Julie. Their son, Devon, has an office in Beaumont.To become a Greater Port Arthur Chamber ambassador and promote the good things going on in this area, call Paige Snyder, membership development and events coordinator, at 409-963-1107. You could say Craig Rankin began his career in insurance at age 11.He’d put file papers and put fliers on cars for his mom, Peggy. She worked from an insurance office at the Sears in Central Mall.Now three generations of the family are working to insure clients that they call neighbors and friends.last_img read more

Lamar can earn tourney spot Wednesday

first_imgLamar sports informationBEAUMONT – The Lamar University Cardinals can secure a spot in next week’s Southland Conference Women’s Basketball Tournament with a win at Sam Houston State on Wednesday night. A loss would mean they would have to watch the out-of-town scoreboard on Saturday to learn their fate.The Cardinals (11-17 overall, 7-10 Southland) enter Wednesday’s game with the Bearkats (10-16, 6-10) holding on to the seventh seed in the eight-team tournament. However, the Cards are only a half-game behind Nicholls and Houston Baptist, who are tied for the No. 5 spot at 7-9. In addition, LU is just a half-game ahead of Sam Houston State and Texas A&M-Corpus Christi, who are tied for the eighth spot at 6-10.Those teams all have two games remaining. The Cardinals, who are seeking to qualify for the conference tournament for the 11th straight season, are the only Southland Conference team not in action on the final day of the regular season. The Cardinals are guaranteed a spot with a win at Sam Houston State or if Texas A&M-Corpus Christi loses its final two games. The numerous other scenarios would involve tiebreaker procedures, some which have LU making the tournament, others that would leave the Cardinals on the outside looking in.“We just have to go there and find a way to win. We want to be able to control our own destiny,” LU coach Robin Harmony said. “We know it won’t be easy.”This is the second meeting of the season between the Cardinals and Bearkats. Sam Houston State was a 78-76 winner over LU at the Montagne Center. Baileigh O’Dell led LU with 20 points in that game, while Kiara Desamours had 19 points. Angela Beadle had 20 points and 18 rebounds for Sam Houston State.LU leads the overall series 31-26, and has won the last four meetings at Sam Houston State’s Bernard G. Johnson Coliseum.Guard Addesha Collins, the only senior on the LU roster, leads the Cardinals in scoring, averaging 15.2 points per game. Forward Kiara Desamours averages 10.9 points and 7.1 rebounds, tops among all Southland Conference freshmen in both categories. Freshman guard Chastadie Barrs averages 9.9 points and 3.8 rebounds per game. The candidate for conference defensive player of the year is second in the nation in steals, averaging 4.07 per contest.Sam Houston State’s Shernise Robertson leads the conference in scoring, averaging 18.3 points per game. Beadle averages 14.8 points and 10.1 rebounds per contest.The Cardinals come in off a 67-61 road win at Incarnate Word on Saturday, just the second win away from the Montagne Center this season. LU’s Laka Blache registered her second straight double-double and fifth of the season with 16 points and 10 rebounds in the win. “We need Laka to come out and play like that against Sam Houston State,” Harmony said. “We can’t let Beadle have a field day again. We also need to get better play from our guards than we did at Incarnate Word.”Wednesday’s game will be an internet-only broadcast on conference tournament is scheduled for March 10-13 at the Leonard E. Merrell Center in Katy.last_img read more

Weisbrod named NJCAA All-American

first_img Next UpWeisbrod’s play helped LSCPA win the Region XIV South Zone with a 13-6 mark. The Seahawks finished 22-10 overall, having won 16 of 17 at home.Weisbrod ranked ninth nationally in defensive rebounds (224) and 10th in total rebounds (346). His 10.8-rebound per game ranked him 12th.It’s not the first national award Weisbrod has received this season. He was named NJCAA Division I Player of the Week for the period of Jan. 18-24 after averaging 28 points and 14.5 rebounds and shooting 18 for 31 from the floor combined in wins over Lee College and Jacksonville College. Other first-team honorees were Central Florida guard Kevin Maura, Connors State (Oklahoma) guard Deven Simms, Gillette (Wyoming) center Kavell Bigby-Williams, Hutchinson (Kansas) guard Bashir Ahmed, Motlow State (Tennessee) guard Jaylen Barford, North Dakota State College of Science guard Julian Walters, North Idaho guard Braian Angola Rodas, Odessa (Texas) forward Devin Davis and Seward County (Kansas) guard Niem Stevenson. Colton Weisbrod will have one more honor from his junior college career to take with him to Lamar, and it’s his biggest one yet.The NJCAA awarded Lamar State College Port Arthur’s standout sophomore freshman with a spot on its men’s basketball All-America first team, which was released Thursday. It was a much-deserved honor for Weisbrod, a 6-foot-5 guard from Nederland who ranked in the top 10 nationally in three categories and was the 11th-leading total scorer with 685 points (21.4 per game average, good for 14th).center_img Weisbrod was a standout at Nederland High before beginning his collegiate career at New Orleans for the 2014-15 season. He officially committed to Lamar in November and could have a fellow Seahawk join him in Beaumont for next season. Christian Albright, LSCPA’s sophomore forward, received an offer from the Cardinals earlier this week.last_img read more

Services today and death notices for May 7

first_img Fay Hinmon Dillard Jr., Melanon’s Funeral Home, 3:30 p.m.Patsy Kokenes, Graveside-Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Beaumont, 1 p.m.Vi Thi Nguyen, Queen of Vietnam Catholic Church, 9 a.m. Services todayMilton Ray Haney, Greenlawn Memorial Park, Groves, 1 p.m. Tessie Burrel, Rock Island Baptist Church, Port Arthur, 11 a.m.Dominic Washington, First Sixth Street Baptist Church, Port Arthur, 11 a.m.Horace Prevost, Shilo Baptist Church, Port Arthur, 11 a.m.Edward Hall, Rock Island Baptist Church, Port Arthur, 2 p.m.Elnora Comeaux, First Sixth Street Baptist Church, Port Arthur, 2 p.m.James F. Worthy Sr., Central Baptist Church, Port Neches, 2 p.m. Death noticesJohnnie Mae Slone, 73, of Deweyville, died Friday, May 6, 2016. Claybar Funeral Home, Orange.Denise Marie Hunt, 56, of Beaumont died Friday, May 06, 2016. Broussard’s, McFaddin Avenue, Beaumont.Marie Aldredge Jordan, 91, of Port Neches died Friday, May 6, 2016. Levingston Funeral Home, Port Neches.Julian Clayton Salter Jr., 86, of Port Arthur died Friday, May 6, 2016.  Levingston Funeral Home, Groves.Fay Kinmon Dillard Jr., 91, of Groves died Thursday, May 5, 2016. Melancon’s Funeral Home, Nederland.Melba Grace Sanderson, 81, of Nederland died Thursday, May 5, 2016. Melancon’s Funeral Home, Nederland. Bertha Joy Ayala Adaway, Clayton Thompson Funeral Home, 9 a.m.John E. Allen, Levingston Funeral Home, Port Neches, 2 p.m.Frank Minard, Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Port Arthur, 10 a.m.Chester Levy Jr., Christian Faith Baptist Church, Port Arthur, 11 a.m.last_img read more

Linda Baca Bargainer

first_img Next UpShe was preceded in death by her daughter, Belinda Kay Baca and husband, Benny Baca.Linda is survived by three loving sisters, Sharon, Jeanette, and Madeline, nieces, nephews, close friends and extended family. A graveside services will be at 10:00 a.m., Thursday, May 26, 2016 at Oak Bluff Memorial Park in Port Neches with Reverend Huck Carter officiating. In lieu of flowers friends wishing to make memorial contributions may send them to the charity of their choice.center_img Linda Baca Bargainer, 69, of Port Arthur, Texas passed away Monday, May 23, 2016.Linda was born July 1, 1946 in Livingston, Texas to Johnnie Alford and Maxine Thomas Alford McEwin. She was a lifelong area resident and retired grocery woman from Alford’s Supermarket in Port Acres as well as working with her husband in Benny’s convenience stores. She had worked alongside her dad since she was a young girl.last_img read more

June Silkwood Carrier

first_img Funeral services will be at 10:00 a.m., Friday, October 14, 2016 at Levingston Funeral Home in Groves. Burial to follow at Greenlawn Memorial Park.A visitation for family and friends will be held on Thursday evening from 5:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. at the funeral home. June was a lifelong area resident and member of First Baptist Church of Port Arthur, and volunteered as a pink lady at Park Place Hospital for many years.She was preceded in death by her parents; and husband L. D. Carrier, Jr.         Survivors include her daughter, Kim Miles and her husband David of Orange; son, Jeff Carrier of Port Neches; brother, Haskell George Silkwood and his wife Marylin of Houston; five grandchildren, Crystal Carrier, Michael Carrier, Chris Miles, Kevin Miles, Katie Chambless; three great-grandchildren, Chloe Morrison, Mackenzie Carrier, and Karleigh Miles.center_img June Silkwood Carrier, 87, of Port Neches, Texas passed away Monday, October 10, 2016.June was born May 14, 1929 in Waurika, Oklahoma to Haskell H. Silkwood and Edith Williams Silkwood.last_img read more

FOOTBALL: Lamar offering 2 tix for $20

first_imgLamar sports informationBEAUMONT — Lamar enters its Senior Night game riding the wave of a four-game win streak, and the Cardinals want to share that experience with their fan base.The Cardinals are offering a 2 for $20 ticket offer for Saturday’s regular-season finale against Houston Baptist. Fans can get two reserved tickets for $20 and watch Big Red’s 20 seniors suit up in the home uniform for the final time. Fans can purchase the tickets by logging on to or by going to the LU Ticket Office located in the Montagne Center located on the LU campus. The offer expires Friday at 7 p.m. Saturday’s game will kick off at 3 p.m. from Provost Umphrey Stadium.The hottest team in the Southland, the Cardinals have jumped from a tie for 10th place in the league standings all the way into a four-way tie fourth over the course of the past four weeks. The Red and White are just a game back of the league leaders – Nicholls, Incarnate Word and McNeese State.The Cardinals are coming off one of the biggest wins in program history with their 38-24 decision at No. 19 Central Arkansas. It was the program’s first victory over UCA in program history, and the first time LU’s has defeated back-to-back ranked teams in the same season since the return of the program. It also locked up a four-game win streak for the Cardinals, which is the longest streak since 1979. The Cardinals have already won as many games this season – both overall and Southland – as it has in the previous two years combined. The Cardinals go in search of win No. 5 in its current streak when it steps on the field to face Houston Baptist, and its high-powered offense. The Huskies enter the game with a 1-8 overall record and still looking for their first win in Southland play (0-7).Saturday’s contest won’t be easy as the Huskies come to Beaumont with revenge on their mind. Last season, HBU jumped out to a 16-0 first half lead before the Cardinals rallied in the second half. Big Red outscored HBU 23-0 in the final 30 minutes for the win.last_img read more

BASEBALL: Third inning catches up to Cardinals in loss to Bears

first_img BEAUMONT — Playing the second-best team in the Southland Conference closer than the score would suggest, a big third inning against Lamar (17-35, 8-20 Southland) allowed Central Arkansas (28-24, 18-10 Southland) to get a 7-2 decision over the Cards.Starter Dylan Johnson worked through two scoreless innings before an error in the third caught up to him. A lead-off single reached second on what looked like a ground-out, then both advanced a base on the error that dribbled into right field. A hit-by-pitch loaded the bases before a sac fly scored the runner on third. A walk re-loaded the bases before Johnson struck out the next batter, and another walk scored the final batter Johnson faced. A single and a walk scored the final two batters Johnson was responsible for, but only one run was earned. After the Cards got a lead-off single from Reese Durand but left him stranded at third the score was 4-0 in favor of Central Arkansas through three innings.Kristjan Storrie, Erik Key, and Marcus Olivarez combined for the final six and a third innings with just one earned run between them, but two more errors allowed two more unearned runs to score for UCA’s seven runs in the game. Lamar got one run back in the bottom of the fourth on a lead-off single by Cole Coker, a one-out single by Anthony Quirion, and a sac fly from Robin Adames. Lamar’s second run of the game came in the bottom of the sixth. Cole Girouard was walked in six pitches and stole second before Coker advanced him on a 3-1 grounder. A sac fly by JC Correa drove Girouard the final 90 feet home.The Cardinals return to action on Friday with the second of three games against the Bears. Jason Blanchard is set for the start on Senior Day with the celebration of Lamar’s eight seniors set for 5:30 p.m. and first pitch at 6 p.m. Next Up Lamar sports informationlast_img read more

Genevieve ‘Vea’ Marie Woods Foreman

first_img As well as a host of nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, extended family and friends.Genevieve is preceded in death by her parents Curley and Celestine Woods, her siblings Mitchell Leonard, Maudry Clark, Maude Jones, Yola Kibodeaux, Curley Woods, Jr., Bernadette Handy, Beulah Woods, Shirley Henry, and  her godchildren Patricia Landry, Quentin J. Beverly, and Steven Handy.Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 30, 2020 at Gabriel Funeral Home Chapel with visitation from 9 a.m. until service time.Burial will follow in Live Oak Cemetery. To their union 2 children were born. Glenn Edward Foreman and Leanora Marie Foreman Jones (deceased).Genevieve leaves to cherish sweet and wonderful memories of her, her son Glenn (Jacquelyn) E. Foreman. Granddaughters Joi L. Foreman, Jennifer L. Foreman and Lindsey (Fabian) Jacko. Grandsons Tyrone Andrus, Sr. and Toryn (Kasandra) Foreman.Great-Grandchildren Tyrone Andrus, Jr., Tyron Andrus, Traven Andrus, Rashale Foreman, Toryn Foreman, Jr., Telisha Mott, Janisha Tatmon, Kimora Means, Kiah Means, Shane Foreman, Shederick Lyons, Shanice Lyons, Reagan Jacko, and Grayson Jacko.Godchildren Clifton ‘Cut’ Kibedeaux, Murray Henry, Curley John Beverly, Terry Woods Jacko,  Timothy ‘Clem’ Williams. She was employed by Continental Bag Company and Subsidiary of Langston Companies, Inc. in Crowley, Louisiana.After retiring she did Home Health. She enjoyed travelling, visiting with her friends and family as well as reading.Genevieve married and later divorced Lacy Jim Foreman (deceased).center_img Genevieve ‘Vea’ Marie Woods Foreman was born to the late Curley Woods and Celestine Lewis Woods on January 1, 1937 in Crowley, Louisiana.She belonged to Sacred Heart Catholic Church. God called His child home to rest on Sunday, June 21, 2020.She attended night school at Crowley High and graduated with her GED.last_img read more

Blood donation in Nederland & Port Arthur comes with turkey or ham voucher

first_img Also on Tuesday, the LifeShare Bus will be at the YMCA, 6760 9th Ave. in Port Arthur, from 3 to 7 p.m. NEDERLAND — LifeShare Blood Center is taking donations of life-saving blood from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Tuesday at Mid Jefferson Extended Care Hospital, 2600 FM 365 in Nederland.For more information, call 409-293-6859. All blood donors will receive a voucher valued at $10 towards the purchase of a ham or turkey. Additionally, donors will get a fleece LifeShare blanket while supplies last.Southeast Texas has not avoided the nationwide blood shortage. Some local patients are having to wait up to 12 hours for blood to be available because of the shortage. LifeShare hopes the community will come to the YMCA and help to fill the shelves so that Southeast Texas can have a safe amount of blood on hand.center_img According to the Nederland Chamber of Commerce and LifeShare Blood Center, those who donate will receive a LifeShare blanket and a turkey or ham voucher valued at $10.Organizers said donations will be provided to someone fighting cancer, sickle cell, a surgery patient or an accident victim.last_img read more