Ever heard of a marsh bass?

first_imgHave you ever heard the term “marsh bass” and wondered ‘huh’? You probably know of largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, striped bass, white bass and yellow bass but a marsh bass? A marsh bass is simply a largemouth bass that lives in coastal marshes and pretty much looks and behaves as other bass do. The only difference is these bass rarely get to legal size and are just as comfortable hanging out with redfish as with crappie. They typically dwell in the areas north of bay systems, where salt and freshwater are in a constant struggle for dominance. Frank Moore of Orangefield fishes for marsh bass frequently, searching for fish in areas that have shallow water with mud or sand banks, and deeper water nearby. Another characteristic that he looks for is debris stacked up in the shallows. “Anywhere that you can find leaves or other debris just seems to be a magnet for these fish. This stuff will normally stack up in the back corners of the area and in pockets off the main body of water,” he said. According to Moore, anglers should be very aware of the location of the good fishing areas they find. “Once you find a good fishing spot, you should write it down or mark it on a map and be mindful of what the conditions were when you caught them. The fish will return to these areas during the some conditions, as long as the area does not go through some drastic change. I have some spots that I can catch 100 bass a day with no problem.” Moore’s favorite method is ultralight spinning tackle. He prefers light line, a D.O.A. shrimp skipped across the surface, or Wacky Worms. “Worms are good bait, but I like to fish them kind of weird and skip them across the surface. I guess it is because you see them attack bugs on the surface so much. It just seems to be the natural thing to fish with.” My favorite spots to fish for coastal bass are in the marshes south of Interstate 10 near my hometown of Orange on the Sabine and Neches rivers. There is similar top-quality fishing in the brackish areas of other rivers. The good thing is, the patterns are pretty much the same. The hottest action comes during the upcoming heat of summer. That is when large schools of shad gather in these areas, and bass feed on them heavily. There are two bites, early morning and afternoon. The morning bite produces some of the bigger fish. For anglers looking to enhance the challenge, a fly rod is the way to go. While the late June trip described at the beginning of the story was successful, the fact that I fished exclusively with a fly rod definitely made it more challenging—and fun. My eight-year-old fishing partner out-fished me at least three to one, but that is not the point. Catching bass on a fly is just plain fun. While a 6-weight rod is probably the best all-rounder, especially if you hang into a hefty bass, you get more sport out of a 2- to 4-weight rod. This is the fly-fishing equivalent of an ultralight spinning rod rated for 1- to 4-pound line. In that same vein, marsh bass respond best to small lures, poppers about 1/4-inch across the face, rubber spiders, dry flies, and wet flies in sizes 10-14. I use poppers in yellow, black, and red; rubber spiders in black, yellow, green, and orange; dry flies in No. 12, crickets in No. 8-10. If I do not get fish within 10 minutes, I begin switching lures to see what they want. There was a time when any self -respecting angler would never admit liking to catch marsh bass. A few years ago, most freshwater anglers had only trophies on their minds. Marsh bass, to those aware of them, carried the stigma of carp, but that seems to be changing. More anglers seem to be searching for the innocent fun that marsh bass provide. If you are in the mood to try something different, drive down to the brackish marshes and go bass fishing. It is not always about Lake Fork and 10-pounders. Sometimes it is just about having fun. Chester Moore, Jr. is the Port Arthur News Outdoors Editor. To contact Chester Moore, e-mail him at [email protected] You can hear him on the radio Fridays from 6-7 p.m. on Newstalk AM 560 KLVI or online at www.klvi.com.last_img read more

Blake Paul Gladden

first_img    Memorial contributions can be made to the American Cancer society. Blake Paul Gladden, 33, of Groves, passed away Monday, January 24, 2011 at Christus Hospital St. Mary in Port Arthur after a seven month battle with cancer.   Blake was born August 23, 1977 in Port Arthur to Johnny Gladden and the late Colleen Philpott, and lived all of his life in the Groves area. He was employed as a welder in the construction industry.    A gathering of Blake’s family and friends will be from 5 to 7 PM Thursday with a prayer service to start at 7:00 PM with Pastor Kennedy Andrews officiating, at Melancon’s Funeral Home 1605 Avenue H, in Nederland.   Blake was preceded in death by mother, Colleen Philpott Hanicak. Also his grandparents, Johnny Gladden Sr. and his wife Jerry, and Raymond Philpott. He is survived by his father, Johnny Gladden Jr. and his wife Darlene of Groves; grandmother, Dena Philpott of Port Arthur; sister Brandi Thurston and her husband Chris of Port Neches; aunts and uncles, Brenda and Steve Wendle of Plano, and Mike and Renee Gladden of Groves; nieces and nephew, Karington, Kamryn, and Kase Thurston of Port Neches; step father, Bobby Hanicak, also a host of cousins.center_img    Details and online guest registry available atHeritageFuneralHome.org.last_img read more

Services today and death notices for Nov. 20

first_imgServices todayMike Hull, St. Mark the Evangelist Catholic Church, Silsbee, 1 p.m.Helen Taylor, Clayton Thompson Chapel, Groves, 1 p.m. Roy Everette Finley, 80, of Nederland died Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2015. Levingston Funeral Home, Port Neches.Virginia “Ginnie” Nelson, 70, of Nederland died Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2015. Broussard’s, Nederland. Death noticesMary Jane Garth, 89, of Beaumont died Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2015. Broussard’s, McFaddin Avenue, Beaumont.center_img Next UpGene Groff, Melancon’s Funeral Home, 2 p.m.Ruth Anderson Scales, First Baptist Church, Orangefield, 10 a.m.last_img read more

Local briefs: Lady Titans fall to Lady Rangers

first_imgGIRLS HOOPSSTERLING 38, PA MEMORIAL 24BAYTOWN — The Port Arthur Memorial Lady Titans suffered one of the team’s worst defeats of the season on Tuesday.The Lady Titans fell 38-24 to Baytown Sterling and made only nine shots out of 42 attempts. Memorial (16-13, 6-5) was 1 of 12 from behind the arc and 5 of 11 from the charity stripe.The struggle started early as the Lady Rangers (5-5) jumped out to a 12-3 after the first period and took a 19-8 lead into halftime. Memorial then scored eight points in each of the next two quarters as Sterling outscored Memorial 19-16 in the second half.Antonirria Beasley led Memorial with seven points and Victoria Brown added six. Kennedi Lofton and Channel Hamilton each finished with four points.The Lady Titans finish off the regular season Friday at home against La Porte.LUMBERTON 79, PN-G 28LUMBERTON — The Lady Indians struggled on the road in this District 22-5A game.Savannah Dartez had 10 points and four rebounds to lead PN-G. Hannah Jones had seven rebounds and Khloe Droddy came up with five points and five rebounds.PN-G will host Nederland on Friday. Nederland lost to Central 77-16 on Tuesday. PN-G 2, GOOSE CREEK MEMORIAL 2PORT NECHES — The Port Neches-Groves Indians and Goose Creek Memorial Patriots match got testy Tuesday.The match ended in a 2-2 tie and, according to a fan, Port Neches police officers forbid the players to shake hands after it was over in fear of a fight.Koby Jones scored the Indians (7-1-3, 1-0-1) first goal and Gunnar Nicholson made it 2-0 off a free kick.Both Patriots goals came off rebounds, the first when PN-G keeper Bryce Meche blocked a penalty kick. The ball got free back to the kicker who booted the ball into the back of the net.Meche, who is nine shutouts away from breaking the state career record, record six saves.The Indians travel to face Lumberton on Friday. Next UpBOYS HOOPSSABINE PASS 71, WEST HARDIN 55SARATOGA — Three players accounted for almost all of Sabine Pass’ 71 points in Tuesday’s road win.Jamus Jones led the way with 31 points. Daniel Sam scored 26 and Dominique Wilson added 10.The Sharks (12-6, 5-3 in District 24-2A) have won three of four and will host Colmesneil at 6 p.m. Friday.BOYS SOCCERNEDERLAND 6, OZEN 1BEAUMONT — The Nederland Bulldogs scored early and often Tuesday against the Ozen Panthers.Nederland defeated the Panthers 6-1 and the only blemish on the card for the Bulldogs (5-2-3, 2-0-0) came when Ozen scored off a penalty kick.Jaime Moreno got the Bulldogs going with a goal at the 6-minute mark. He scored two minutes later off a corner assisted by Mark Byars.Jace Edgar later assisted Daniel Luketich twice for two more goals. James Brindza scored at the 56-minute mark when Edgar assisted with a cross and Alex Celaya capped the scoring with a goal of his own at the 79-minute mark.The Bulldogs host the Central Jaguars on Friday.center_img GIRLS SOCCERPN-G 2, GOOSE CREEK MEMORIAL 1BAYTOWN — Port Neches-Groves junior Hailey Loupe knows a good thing when she sees one.Loupe assisted teammate Mikayla Johnson not once but twice Tuesday in a 2-1 victory over the Goose Creek Memorial Lady Patriots.PN-G (7-3-1) outshot Goose Creek 20-14 and got six saves from keeper Libbie LeJuene.The Lady Indians take on Lumberton at The Reservation on Friday.PA MEMORIAL 0, CHANNELVIEW 0The Port Arthur Memorial Lady Titans played the Channelview Lady Falcons to a 0-0 tie Tuesday to start District 21-6A play.Keeper Theresa Pludio was credited with the clean sheet and also made two saves.Memorial (1-4-3, 0-0-1) outshot Channelview 12-2.Coach Phil Mattingly credited his team for playing hard and great on the defensive side. He reported one Memorial shot hit the bar and was very close to scoring the game’s only goal.Memorial plays at Deer Park on Friday.last_img read more

JANICE TODORA ON BOWLING: League bowling in full swing

first_imgThe second week of bowling had all this past week’s leaders coming out of the Thursday night Energy Country Ford/AllState League.Sami Jo Williams continues to dominate for the women early this season. Sami Jo fired games of 219, 202 and 276 for a nice 697 set.Gloria Divello led all the Senior ladies this week as she tamed the lanes to the tune of 185, 200 and 197 for a 582 series. • GOLDEN OLDIES: Charlotte Banks 147-393, Beverly Wallace 137-349, Oliver Balagot 151-426, James Pitre 174-497, Mary Kay Rios 125-346, Mary Gravett 136-389, Rick Hermsen 234-614, Donna Clifton 143-358, Fred Clifton 162-429, V.J. Willis 165-459, Cynthia Williams 110-328, Betty Sheffield 157-395, William Gore 133-392, Hedy Zampini 160-423, John Greig 159-413, Cindy Hebert 116-290, John Anderson 174-468, Gary Vincent 173-460, Randy Zampini 179-454, Robert Seymour 196-518, Chris Heath 149-385, Paul Vaughan 231-560, Phil Rogers 184-475, Blanch Comeaux 134-369, Bonnie Timaeus 148-378, Frankie Hall 128-330, Bill Allen 149-414.• MID-COUNTY MIXED: Vladie Quirante 179-452, Shirley Agustin 142-391, Bruce VanBoskirk 158-455, Rose Quirante 145-395, Resty Baluyot 171-463, Tessie Balagot 145-401.• FUN BOWLERS: Dolores Rodrigues 142-392, Dawn Carona 179-464, James Pitre 202-558, Matthew Linnens 152-456, Craig Castille 139-351, Johnny Simon 181-508, Wilson Burton 226-563, Judy Lynch 196-495, Kerry Stevens 190-517, Julie Crane 197-460, Steve Killion 161-473, Arnold Jones 151-397, Carla Hurst 137-355, Joe Hurst 139-377, Carol Berryman 153-373.• ENERGY COUNTRY/ALLSTATE: Karen Bellow 215-532, Bob Bellow 224-594, CJ Moity 232-636, Gina Wilson 202-522, Eric Kyles 193-443, Hardy Charles 214-557, Keegan Mabrough 210-543, Huu Tran 221-579, Jason Hoang 248-608, Timmy Le 202-486, Giles Broussard 190-441, Chris Merritt 256-632, Bob Grusecki 196-511, Travis Johnson 222-543, David Gilley 234-613, Tammy Nick 170-446, Bobby Clark 216-597, Zach Smith 207-550, Chase Leger 219-637, Ryan Cooper 263-660, Randy Young 201-529, John May 185-458, John Ramsey 226-652, Jeffrey Jones 189-470, Isaac Rollins 161-422, Gary Biegas 227-539, Marcus Joseph 214-604, Chris Kaufmann 198-532, Darin Murray 230-589, Mason Ewell 177-475,Rene Pulver 178-492, John Ferguson 210-503, Andrew Pridemore 225-598, Tyler Rikoff 191-519, Bryan Chichester 227-558, Blake Dugas 212-586, Rusti Girolamo 136-335, Troy Girolamo 265-695, Erik Postula 221-626, Gary Martin 257-617, Ryan Worthy 216-564, George Parsley 237-648, Charles Mitchell 237-623, Georgeann Richardson 213-591, Austin Arsenault 175-503, Aaron Richardson 168-416, Skipper Arsenault 241-613, James Robinson 180-508, Dennis Thompson 223-655, James Mikel 227-619, Leroy Young 210-561, RaeAnna Todora 227-658, Jonathan Martin 252-655, John Allen 221-580, Linda Morris 179-508, Belinda Humphrey 224-581, Dennis Humphrey 207-576, Darrell Robinson 199-557, Mike Jacquet 232-660, Daryl Hughes 211-516, Robert Seymour 223-575, Steve Comer 214-583, Eric Harrington 236-661, Brittany Sumner 149-371, Mary Jane Parsley 162-462, Janice Todora 147-402, Alice Barnes 224-549, Jeremy Tremonte 222-540, Walt Homick 211-570, Michael Peterson 149-379, Chuck Clark 174-482, Kody Rountree 189-502, Derik Gund 246-651, Jeff Wright 247-698, Tyler Combs 246-649, George Gund 237-674, Jeff Hayes 256-630, Maryana Kimball 176-428, Gloria Divello 200-582, Randy Callahan 210-538, Aaron Wersig 199-523, Zack Sonnier 215-588, Avery Henry 224-573, Jacob McConnell 222-599, Jeff Witzleben 226-627, Larry Witzleben 202-571, Paul Vaughan 216-581, Rick Hermsen 267-698, Stephanie Foux 195-543, Freddie Daigle 175-489, Sandra Windham 223-580, Belinda Powell 219-602, Sami Jo Williams 276-697, Ronnie Sonnier 260-635. • STARS of TOMORROW: Cain Shaw 207-228-231-666, Brandon Bertrand 248-565, Travis Bridges 93-263, Ryan Thomas 179-483, Anthony Hernandez 103-301, James Andrews 74-208, Lexie Passmore 122-323. I want to wish good luck to the bowlers headed to San Antonio this upcoming weekend to bowl in the Texas Mixed State Tournament. Represent our area well.• 700s: C.J. Moity 215-214-279-708, Chuck Mitchell 258-245-234-737, Matthew Maxwell 193-266-245-704, CJ Moity 225-225-256-706, Bill White 207-257-253-717, Bill White 268-243-263-774, James Moity 268-223-231-722, Branden Powell 279-236-191-706, Rob Kistner 245-268-206-719, Buddy Sepeda 245-217-244-706, David Bruno 244-257-235-736, Kirwin Melo 255-250-203-708, Trint Miguez 204-214-290-708, Don Pastor 278-231-245-754, Griffin Williams 257-244-217-718.• Valero: John Parent 224-559, Matt Mannino 234-639, RaeAnna Todora 235-603, Bruce VanBoskirk 159-447, Kyle Miller 192-525, Justin Cates 197-530, Alan Kay 217-602, Jan Cates 159-417, Ryan Smith 236-609, Danny Cooper 209-533, Joe Duke 204-537, Kendall Terrell 253-664, Will Bailey 204-559, Zach Wiley 267-630, Kirwin Melo 234-654, Patsy Ronquille 211-488, Bryan Boldt 235-584, Rene Pulver 214-565, Debbie Schuster 156-442, Amy Burch 210-528, Steve Schuster 258-660, Eric Kyles 221-601, Tabitha Wright 192-515, Ben Kern 206-541, Derrick Joyce 163-403, Austin Arsenault 231-563, Gail Seymour 214-533, Renee Moity 230-479, Brian Smith 216-573, David Allen 191-462, Richard Allen 193-503, Jacob Parham 188-501, Demetra 131-331, Ryan Worthy 179-536, Erick Brown 215-622, Derrick Rivers 199-504, Zachary Beckett 172-445, Debbie Mooney 140-392, Elaine Whitten 157-397, Maryana Kimball 179-468, James Pitre 216-619, Christie Marcantel 148-398, Rusti Girolamo 151-423.• QUEEN TUMBLERS: Bel Garcia 155-399, Brenda Dodson 148-424, Jenni Beaumont 170-434, June Badon 176-435, Shelia Vaughan 163-420, Lynne Richter 161-434, Emily Davis 110-300, Frances Boudreaux 156-414, Donna Kelly 145-371, Mimi Rose 139-368, Betty Shannon 167-460, Janice Todora 161-443, Dot Font 166-452, Martha Thomasson 153-396, Connie Mathison 187-552, Flo Benoit 142-412, Donna Thomas 139-364, Jackie Schell 180-451, Rene Pulver 200-552.center_img Next UpBill White led all bowlers this week as Bill hammered the lanes with games of 268, 243 and 263 for a 774 set.Our Saturday morning youth group Stars of Tomorrow, saw Cain Shaw land on the devil’s number with games of 207, 228 and 231 for 666 series. Nice bowling Cain.With the new season starting it’s time to start thinking about the yearly tournaments. The Open National Championships are in Syracuse, New York in 2018. I will find out where The Women Nationals are as well as the upcoming Texas state tournaments.last_img read more

JANICE TODORA ON BOWLING: Senior bowlers on top of their game at Max

first_img Next Up This week at The Max our senior bowlers tamed the lanes to take top billing all the way around.Monday night’s Valero League had all of this week’s top bowlers. First a blast from the past, senior female bowler Alanda Boldt, led all the lady bowlers overall as she hammered the lanes with games of 209, 200 and 247 for a nice 656 series. Top senior male bowler C.J. Moity was this week’s top bowler overall as he nailed the lanes with games of 217, 279 and 259 for a sweet 755 series.Thursday night’s Energy Country Ford/Allstate League had a little bit of excitement as Chris Edwards was near perfect with a 298 game on his way to a 671 set.Unfortunately I have nothing to report from the youth league this week. I do know those kids have been producing some top scores the last few weeks.On a final note with Thanksgiving nearing, please remember this folks not a fortunate as we are. Also please keep in your prayers the folks of Sutherland City with the recent tragic events.So until next week. happy bowling. …• 700s: C.J. Moity 217-279-259-755, Paul Vaughan 174-264-266-704, Bill White 263-235-213-711, Jeff Witzleben 225-260-237-722, Don Pastor 257-264-220-741, George Gund 226-256-247-729.• VALERO: Justin Cates 257-619, Jan Cates 150-391, Rusti Girolamo 164-399, Christie Marcantel 168-410, Larry Manganice, 180-490, Mark Maxwell 245-589, Griffin Williams 247-618, Gail Seymour 187-488, Sami Jo Williams 234-566, Alanda Boldt 247-656, Zachary Beckett 213-555, Mike Jacquet 225-577, Demedtre Battle 158-404, David Allen 196-482, Ben Cortez 227-678, Chris Heath 171-457, Elaine Whitten 157-427, Maryana Kimball 181-494, Matt Mannino 235-647, RaeAnna Todora 258-647, John Robison 193-467, Jeremy Premeaux 192-461, Nick Smith 210-531, Georgeann Richardson 214-630, Judy Arsenault 182-483, Bruce VanBoskirk 178-502, Kyle Miller 244-609, Debbie Schuster 143-366, Christ Theal 221-584, Joe Duke 206-543, Chris Marze 202-517, John Parent 200-549, Walter Tucker 202-547, Tara Candee 144-391, Ryan Worthy 238-650, Kendall Terrell 198-517, Will Bailey 192-552, Zach Wiley 227-581, Ryan Smith 216-578, Bob Cullums 249-635, Kurt Cullums 238-649, Shelly Moity 163-425, Kaci Leatherwood 142-393, Dee Dennis 201-552, Eric Kyle 202-546, Gerard Fresnido 162-442, Dave Pulver 176-468, Rene Pulver 235-574.• QUEEN TUMBLERS: Donna Thomas 138-397, Jackie Schell 169-491, Rene Pulver 173-498, Rita Hicks 223-495, Alice Barnes 207-605, Betty Shannon 183-492, Shelia Vaughan 144-383, Lynne Richter 166-444, Emily Davis 113-301, Cindy Campbell 157-442, Elsie Tweedel 147-384, Janice Todora 178-494, Dot Font 149-418, Joyce Porter 174-447, Martha Thomasson 139-392, Connie Mathison 165-469, Bel Garcia 138-396, Chris Marze 198-564, June Badon 208-508.• GOLDEN OLDIES: Cynthia Williams 132-327,Gloria Divello 214-555, Bill Lawless 167-431, Beverly Wallace 156-401, Oliver Balagot 188-520, James Pitre 205-601, Fred Clifton 181-421, Phil Rogers 187-499, Tommy Girolamo 200-555, Cliff Mosley 181-500, Bonnie Timaeus 161-403, Frankie Hall 163-381, Bill Allen 196-484, Cindy Hebert 151-373, John Anderson 145-407, Chris Heath 196-504, CJ Moity 212-584, Mary Kay Rios 134-367, Bruce Powell 196-448, Frank Rios 148-423,William Gore 148-429, Hedy Zampini 157-432, John Greig 148-421.• MID-COUNTY MIXED: Mike Pursley 137-336, Rose Quirante 158-371, Bobby Abraham 141-378, Bruce VanBoskirk 182-428.• MID-WEEK MAULERS Josh Wagner 158-277, Ashley Wagner 133-227, Albany Wagner 110-191, Blaine Seymour 194-380, Cain Shaw 224-441, Kristin Foster 159-304, Morgan Ainsworth 124-246, Ed Waite Sr. 135-230, Ed Waite, Jr. 141-266, Stacy Poole 141-255, Matt Prementer 157-266.• FUN BOWLERS Jeremy Jones 214-561, Dolores Rodrigues 171-409, Bill White 245-598, Steve Killion 174-444, Ron Carlin 197-501, Ed Zuschlag 168-451, Matthew Linnens 194-526, Craig Castille 202-416, Darian Murray 213-559, Carla Hurst 167-398, Joe Hurst 143-340, Kerri Babineaux 173-445, Anna Commorato 171-398, William Barker 222-616, Erin White 179-469, Judy Lynch 185-492, Jeremy Premeaux 170-493, Kerry Stevens 192-479, Nick Smith 191-508, Joyce Cialona 193-553, Bruce Powell 173-499, Bruce Crane 237-630, Chayla Merritt 143-385.• ENERGY COUNTRY/ALLSTATE: Andrew Pridemore 248-627, Tyler Rikoff 218-537, Blake Dugas 231-674, James Robinson 220-594, Dennis Thompson 213-540, James Mikel 218-561, Leroy Young 211-567, Linda Morris 194-458, Rudy Gonzalez 176-410, Zim Morris 222-577, Mike Charles 224-570, Hardy Charles 237-663, Bret Chipman 233-498, Chase Leger 233-600, Ryan Cooper256-626, Gary Biegas 189-526, Jakeevan Sonnier 241-604, Isaac Rollins 188-539, Jeffrey Jones 212-541, Mary Jane Parsley 232-560, Janice Todora 157-397, Alice Barnes 214-581, Giles Broussard 160-436, Buddy Sepeda 227-629, Patsy Ronquille 213-557, Gloria Divello 212-565, Randy Callahan 179-496, cale Klein 227-619, Bob Grusecki 196-560, Casey Smith 227-574, Troy Laabs244-642, Hunter Engle 234-601, David Bruno 252-696, Theresa Beavens 160-441, Art Turner 191-515, Tommy Girolamo 197-559, Jason Beavens 223-618, Stephanie Foux 193-537, Freddie Daigle 194-548, Sandra Windham 228-605, Belinda Powell 248-665, Mason Ewell 203-517, Gerard Fresnido 193-512, David Pulver 179-500, Rene Pulver 199-492, Chris Kaufmann 218-581, Darin Murray 224-541, Alan Kay 202-499, Kirwin Melo 237-654, Paul Vaughan 256-672, Erik Postula 244-688, Ryan Worthy 245-597, Austin Arsenault 193-542, Carlos Medina 247-643, Curtis Harrington 223-629, Rick Vasquez 232-575, Chris Edwards 298-671, Eric Harrington 256-695, Samson Pham 254-624, Huu Tran 222-619, Tommy Tran 176-489, Kevin Tran 199-554, Joe Duke 184-496, Georgia McElroy 126-353, Karen Bellow 181-502, Langdon Gund 209-590, Jonathan Martin 237-690, John Allen 226-562,Ray Todora 231-561, Kim Bourque 247-649, Eric Manthei 289-647, Derrick Rivers 215-616, Darrel Robinson 266-688, Mike Jacquet 226-586, John May 211-532, Randy Young 180-480, Clay Mayhew 215-559, Jimmy Calder 279-686, Charlene Wersig 180-482, Mark Wersig 214-507, Avery Henry 209-577, Dean Wersig 265-651, Heather LaBauve 154-372, Bobby Clark 214-627.last_img read more

Haz-mat clean up halts I-10 west traffic

first_img DPS is suggesting westbound motorists use Highway 124 or Highway 90 to travel west.Long delays should be expected on I-10, DPS said. Staff report All westbound traffic lanes of Interstate 10, near Winnie, were closed due to the crash.center_img Authorities closed Interstate 10 westbound in Winnie on Thursday morning because of hazardous material clean up.The Department of Public Safety reported an overturned truck tractor semi-trailer on Interstate 10 in Chambers County at around 6:30 a.m.last_img read more

WOMEN’S BASKETBALL: Lamar not as hot from beyond in loss to Ohio

first_img Over the first 3 1/2 minutes in the second quarter, the Bobcats slowly stretched its lead to six, 26-20, after a three by Gabby Burris. The Cards trimmed the lead down to one, 26-25, after a jumper by Shedricka Pierson. After Pierson’s jumper, LU was limited to two points for the final 3:53 of the second quarter and trailed 32-27 at halftime.Ohio opened the second half on a 17-4 run over the first 5 1/2 minutes of the third quarter. A layup by Amani Burke put the Bobcats ahead, 49-32. LU answered back with a run of its own as they went on a 9-1 run cutting the lead down to nine, 50-41, after a Barrs layup. Ohio ended the quarter on an 11-2 run and led 61-43 after three quarters of play. Lamar sports informationDENVER — A day after hitting a school record 20 three-pointers, the Lamar women’s basketball team struggled shooting from behind the arc in an 87-62 loss to Ohio.The Cards were 3 for 23 on three-pointers against the Bobcats, a night after going 20-for-43. LU shot 31.5 percent from the floor in the game, while Ohio shot 48.1 percent. With the loss, the Cardinals fall to 4-3 on the season, while the Bobcats improve to 5-0.Leading the way for the Cardinals was Chastadie Barrs, who led the team with 20 points and eight rebounds. Miya Crump followed with 18 points.The Bobcats came out strong against the Cardinals in the first quarter. Ohio started the game on a 9-2 run over the first three minutes of the contest. During the first quarter, the Cards went on a 4:15 scoreless drought. After the scoreless drought, the Cardinals went on an 11-1 run that was started by a three by Crump.The Cards tied the game at 11 after a pair of free throws by Barrs. LU took its first lead of the game at 13-12 after a jumper by Barrs. Ohio regained the lead and took a one point lead, 16-15, after the first quarter. In the quarter, the Cards forced the Bobcats into 11 turnovers.center_img The Cards’ offense looked to be heating up in the fourth quarter as they shot 47 percent. A layup by Barrs got the LU offense going. Lamar could not get any closer than 20 points, 73-53, for the contest and LU was defeated 87-62.The Cards return to action on Thursday when they travel to College Station to face Texas A&M. Tipoff is set for 11 a.m.last_img read more

ASK A COP: Driverless cars legal here

first_img Here’s the catch, data seems to suggest that autonomous cars may be safer than cars driven by humans. Most car crashes are caused by human error. Self-driving cars follow set rules, while human drivers can be unpredictable. This can make self-driving cars safer or more dangerous, depending on the situation.Google claims that more than 90% of these fatalities were due to human error. Google announced that its driverless cars had covered over 700,000 miles (1.12 million kilometers) without a recorded accident caused by one of its vehicles — one of Google’s driverless vehicle was hit from behind, but the other driver was at fault. So Karen, in Texas you don’t have to have an driver behind the wheel of a motor vehicle and still comply with state of Texas law. By the way Karen, I’ve seen that vehicle as well!Dianna from Groves asks: Officer Antoine, what an impact you’ve made and an asset you’ve been to our area! Personally, I’m a much more conscientious driver. Yes, I’ve learned from you on three different occasions. First, you gave me a ticket, then I started reading your Ask a Cop articles and lastly my company invited you to our annual safety luncheon, where you were the guest speaker. May I add, you gave a very impactful and timely message that people are still talking about today!My question is about passengers who put their feet on dashboard while on the highway. While traveling during our summer trip, I’ve noticed scores of passengers either sitting up or reclined and their feet are on the dashboard while the car was traveling on highway. I understand there are those seeking comfort while traveling, but I just don’t get it. Is it legal to travel with feet on dashboard in Texas?Answer: Good question, Dianna! I’d be amiss if I fail to thank you for the kind words of support. All my efforts while employed with the Port Arthur Police Department have been to help someone else. I’m grateful you have a different change of behavior behind the wheel, and I give God all the glory for any part I may have contributed to that.I’ve discovered driving is an act where we must have continued education. The “Drive Safe” course presented to your company has reached over 25, 000 motorists, and I’m thankful that our current Chief of Police Tim Duriso share that same passion and vision of his Police Department being committed and active to community outreach. Karen from Port Arthur asks: Officer Antoine, love your column.I was wondering the other day about the Google driverless cars on the road. Now if you need a driver’s license to legally operate a vehicle on the roads of Texas shouldn’t that mean that a driver needs to be in the car behind the steering wheel in Texas? Is it legal to be on the road in Texas with a driverless vehicle; is it safe? About a year or so ago I saw a Google vehicle on Memorial Boulevard but I didn’t turn around to see if it had a driver. Officer Antoine, are these types of self-driven vehicles legal in Texas?Answer: Very good question, Karen! Get ready for change because Autonomous (driverless) vehicles are legal in Texas and the demand will only increase for this new technology. This new driving system is far more advanced than many Texas motorists are ready for, don’t feel like you’re on an island alone. Karen, Texas law sets the owner of the automated car as the vehicle’s legal operator and allows the driving system to be the entity licensed to operate the vehicle. Karen, Texas Senate Bill 2205 requires driverless vehicles used on highways be capable of complying with all traffic laws, be equipped with video-recording devices and be insured, just like other cars. It also makes the manufacturer responsible for any broken traffic laws or car wrecks, as long as the automated driving system hasn’t been modified by anyone else.center_img Dianna, I’ve seen passengers with their feet on the dashboard as well; it’s not a safe practice that I’d even dare attempt or allow in my vehicle. But having your feet on the dashboard while on the roadway in Texas is not illegal. I encourage all passengers to travel as safely as possible at all times. I’ve often asked myself what would happen if I were involved in a crash and my feet were on the dashboard. The end result wouldn’t be pretty!Tina from Groves asks: Officer Antoine, thanks for all you do to inform the community about driving laws. My husband is not totally reformed on his bad driving habits, and I’m not the least bit excited when he drives, especially on the highway. I will say thanks to God and the Ask a Cop column.He’s more conscientious about laws than he’s ever been, because there was a time when I wouldn’t ride with him. Officer Antoine, my husband is a habitual tailgater. If he wants to pass another vehicle on the highway, he gets too close to them to intimidate the other driver to move over. Did I mention he drives a big truck?Officer Antoine, this has me pulling my hair out. How close can you be to a vehicle before you violate the driving-too-close law? I will say he respects your column so can you please help!Answer: Good question, Tina! I personally don’t know a perfect driver (myself included), but I’m grateful for motorists like yourself and thousands of others, who have taken an interest in this column to increase our knowledge of the Texas Transportation Code. In my opinion, once our knowledge about the laws on the road is better, we drive better, which will in turn make our roads safer! Now Tina, tell your husband tailgating is only OK as long as he’s in the parking lot of a football game, either high school, collegiate or professional sports team like the champions, The Pittsburgh Steelers (smile)!Tina, you are correct, your husband’s driving behavior on the highways where the speed limits are higher, are very dangerous and should be stopped immediately. There’s no set footage or distance given by the state for traveling on the roads of Texas, only that it’s done at a safe distance.Tina, I hope this gets your husband’s attention, that according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, rear-end collisions account for about 23 percent of all motor-vehicle crashes, resulting in about 2,000 deaths and 950,000 injuries.Join Officer Antoine for Ask A Cop Live on KSAP 96.9 FM, “The Breeze” radio station every Tuesday from 1-2 p.m. Tune in and listen as Officer Antoine discusses in detail the newly released Ask A Cop article that printed in The News. You can also tune in via internet at www.ksapthebreeze.org. Feel free to call in and ask your question live to Officer Antoine at 409-982-0247.Remember to email your questions to [email protected], or call 409-983-8673 and leave a message or voice mail question, or mail them to: Ofc. Rickey Antoine, 645 Fourth St., Port Arthur, Texas, 77640. If you happen to see me in public you can Ask A Cop!last_img read more

Suspect takes police on wild 2-state chase

first_img The suspect was taken into custody and transported to a local hospital for treatment, then taken to a local judge’s office for arraignment. A fleeing motorist took authorities on a wild vehicular chase across state lines Monday that ended with the suspect in custody on a roadway in Louisiana.Law enforcement officials said the suspect — his name won’t be released until arraignment, the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office said — initially fled from deputies who attempted to stop him for a traffic violation at 11:39 a.m. on Interstate 10 near Hamshire Road. He was driving a 2008 Honda Accord, which police linked to an endangered/missing person’s case from Austin. The Jefferson County’s Sheriff’s Office said the suspect faces multiple charges in Texas and Louisiana related to this case and would be questioned by investigators in Austin about the missing person case.Other departments involved in the chase included police departments from Beaumont, Vidor and Orange, Texas; Vinton, Sulphur and Westlake, Louisiana; and sheriff’s departments in Orange County, Texas and Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana; Texas State Troopers, Louisiana State Police and several constables in Louisiana.center_img Next UpInstead of stopping, the driver fled in the vehicle through Beaumont, Orange County and into Louisiana where he exited the interstate and reversed course, headed back toward Texas and causing a major wreck involving an 18-wheeler and a passenger vehicle. The driver entered the Texas welcome center parking lot, entered a service road and reversed course yet again, heading back to Louisiana.He continued eastbound for about 25 miles, until exiting the interstate at Westlake, where his vehicle struck two police cars there and crashed at Highway 378 and Hollis Road.last_img read more