Cedric Reginald “Reggie” Watler, 64, of Kountze died Sunday, Jan. 24, 2016. Broussard’s, Major Drive, Beaumont.Barbara Ann Fields, 54, of Orange died Monday, Jan. 25, 2016. Broussard’s, Nederland Death noticesCharlotte Kay Van Horn, 56, of Vidor died Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2016. Broussard’s, Major Drive, Beaumont. Services todayNancy Ann Collins, Broussard’s, McFaddin Avenue, Beaumont, 4 p.m.Tamara Kae Stephens, Rosedale Cemetery, Sour Lake, 2 p.m.
Lamar sports informationCORPUS CHRISTI — Will Hibbs was phenomenal and worked the first shutout of the season for the Lamar baseball team with a complete game that gave the Cardinals, in their return to Southland Conference action, a 1-0 win over Texas A&M-Corpus Christi Friday night at Chapman Field. The win improves the Cardinals’ win streak to 13 and league win streak to seven.Hibbs (6-1) had only six base runners in the game, and one was an error. The senior right-hander gave up only four hits on no walks, all with 10 strikeouts. Lamar improved to 23-7 overall and 8-2 in league action while the Islanders fell to 11-18 overall and 3-7 in Southland action.The 13 consecutive victories is the most that Lamar has had since it won 19 straight in 1980. The school record for consecutive wins is 20 set in the year before.Hibbs started off the game with three straight strikeouts, all swinging, and then followed that inning with two more in the second. He gave up his first hit of the game in the third, but rolled him up in a 5-4-3 double play and a strikeout ended the frame.Of the six runners, only two made it to scoring position and none were able to make it past second base. It was Hibbs’ first career complete-game shutout, and the third blanking he’s been a part of as a Cardinal.The Friendswood native allowed back-to-back, two-out singles in the fourth that put him in a jam, but he induced an infield pop-up. He retired the side in order in the fifth and sixth, and he’d retired eight in a row before he allowed a single in the seventh.In the seventh, he allowed a one-out single and a two-out single, but retired the side on a groundout to Chaneng Varela at second base. He retired the side in order in the eighth and only allowed a base runner via error in the ninth.A leadoff walk doomed the Islander pitching when Chris Falwell (1-3) issued four straight balls to Varela in the third inning. Brendan Satran singled to left field and put two runners on for Stijn van der Meer, who singled to center to load the bases.Varela scored when Jake Nash rolled over a groundball to the right side. Falwell finished with eight innings of work and allowed the lone run on six hits and four walks. He struck out 11, and his reliever Garrett Harris added another. Between all three pitchers, 22 batters struck out.Van der Meer led off the game with a double down the right field line, which extended the senior’s hit streak to 20 games on the year. He also matched the longest reached base streak (28) with the shortstop he replaced, Sam Bumpers from 2014.Van der Meer had three of the Cardinals’ six hits. Cutter McDowell, Varela and Satran accounted for the other three.Hibbs’ 10 strikeouts is the third time that a Cardinal pitcher has notched double-digits in the category, and was only the second complete game from a starter this year (Billy Love).Lamar will try and play for its fourth straight weekend series win today when the two teams square off at 4. Love (2-1, 3.03 earned run average) is slated to take the bump for LU while righty Devin Skapura (2-3, 2.88) is expected to go for Corpus Christi.
We want to give thanks to Calder Woods Staff, Alzheimer’s Care and Buckner Hospice. Billie is survived by her husband, John Templeton, of Beaumont; niece, Carla Heverly and her husband, Tod, and their son, Noah, of Houston; and many cousins; and host of family and close friends who loved her.A memorial service for Mrs. Templeton will be 2:00 p.m., Friday, April 15, 2016, at Calder Woods Chapel, 7080 Calder Avenue, Beaumont. Cremation arrangements were handled by Broussard’s, 1605 North Major Drive, Beaumont. Billie Moore Templeton, 89, of Beaumont, died Tuesday, April 12, 2016, at Calder Woods, Beaumont. She was born on January 5, 1927, in Rose Pine, Louisiana, to Lottie Moore and Riley J. Moore, and had been a lifelong resident of the area.Billie worked at Texaco for thirty-seven years, and retired as and Administrative Assistant to the Area Manager. She loved her home and enjoyed gardening and traveling, but above all, her church and church friends meant the world to her. Billie had a great sense of humor and a knockout smile for everyone. She attended school at Thomas Jefferson High and was a member of The Hussars Drum and Bugle Corps; she also attended Port Arthur Business College. Complete and updated information may be found at: broussards1889.com.
At Phyllis’ request, a private committal was held at Broussard’s Crematorium under the direction of Broussard’s, 1605 North Major Drive, Beaumont.Complete and updated information may be found at: broussards1889.com. Cherishing Phyllis more as an older sister than a first cousin are Nancy Singleton Williams of Beaumont; Barbara Travis DeVillier of Groves; Sue Travis Smith of Lake Limestone, and Marguerite Ciccosanti Weatherall and Woodrow Mabry, both of The Woodlands. Next UpBetween her years in Port Arthur and Beaumont, Phyllis resided in Bryan. She was secretary to the Texas A&M athletic director at one time and retired as office manager at Resources Research, Inc. She was a former member of the Golden Triangle Quilt Guild and an accomplished artist.Survivors are her husband, Billy Tom Rand of Beaumont and her brothers and their wives, Ray and Bonnie Faircloth, Darcey and Cheryl Faircloth, and Terry and Sue Faircloth, all of Lufkin; stepchildren, Dianna Rand Farrar, Scott Rand, and Mark Rand provided countless hours of devoted care to Phyllis during her final illness. Phyllis Taylor Rand, a native of Port Arthur, died Sunday in Beaumont at age 84. She was member of the Class of 1950 at Thomas Jefferson high school where she was in the Red Hussars drum and bugle corps.Phyllis was the daughter of Catherine Frensley and Darcey Pierce Faircloth and the beloved step-daughter of Scott B. (Bennie) Herrin. Also preceding her in death was her son, John Scott Eddy.
Debra Kaye Campbell, 54, of Port Arthur, TX peacefully departed this life on Thursday, March 16, 2017. A lifelong resident of Port Arthur, she was a 1981 graduate of Thomas Jefferson High School and a United States Navy veteran. She retired from the City of Port Arthur, was a member of Harvest Time Bible Church and the Quota Club International. Debra is preceded in death by her parents Henry Williams and Nancy Ballard.Left to cherish beautiful memories, her husband Aaron “AC” Campbell; son Derrick Williams, Sr. (Najla) of Port Arthur; TX; stepdaughters Chastity Comeaux (Issac) of Port Arthur, TX, Ashely Campbell of Houston, TX and Allison Campbell of Bryan, TX; four sisters Freda Mays (Tracy) of Plano, TX, Nicole Williams (Greg) of Cypress, TX, Paula Ballard and Cheryl Hammond (Michael) of Port Arthur, TX; one brother, Ronald Williams of San Diego, CA; 10 grandchildren; 1 niece and a host of other relatives and friends. Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Saturday, March 25, 2017 at Harvest Time Bible Church with visitation from 9 a.m. until service time. Dr. Marvin E. Moore will officiate. Burial will be Monday, March 27, 2017 at Houston National Cemetery under the direction of Gabriel Funeral Home.
The News staff reportUTEP coach Tim Floyd apparently had enough.Following Lamar’s 66-52 win in El Paso on Monday, the longtime Miners’ head coach resigned following the defeat, according to an El Paso TV station. Assistant coach Bobby Braswell announced Floyd’s resignation during the Miners’ postgame conference, according to CBS affiliate KDBC. Frazier made only 2 of 10 from the floor.Lamar jumped to a 13-0 lead, keeping UTEP scoreless until the 16:45 mark of the first half. The Cardinals were ahead by as many as 22 points before UTEP went on a 9-2 run to trim the edge to 59-46 with 3:14 left.Joey Frenchwood and Colton Weisbrod scored 12 and 11 points, respectively, for Lamar. Trey Wade led UTEP with 13 points and five rebounds off the bench.Floyd’s abrupt resignation ends a seven-year stay with the Miners, and it came on the day Jim Senter was announced as UTEP’s athletic director. Next UpLamar (5-1), meanwhile, equaled its best start since the 2008-09 season behind double-doubles from Zjori Bosha and Josh Nzeakor. Bosha finished with 18 points and 11 rebounds. Nzeakor had 15 points and 12 rebounds.The Cardinals made 23 of 59 from the floor (39 percent) but sank 9 of 18 three-point attempts. They held the Miners (1-5), however, to 21-of-63 shooting (33.3 percent), including 7 of 26 (26.9 percent) from the arc.“At the end of the day, we held them to 32 percent from the field in the opening half and just 33 percent for the game,” Lamar coach Tic Price said in a news release. “We always try to play the percentages on defense and that is where we want to hold opponents. I’m most proud of Zjori Bosha’s performance on defense. Keith Frazier is a big-time scorer and Zjori held him to four points on 2-of-10 shooting. I’m real happy for these guys tonight.” A reporter for KDBC quoted Floyd on Twitter as saying: “It’s time. It’s time for somebody else… I hate it but it’s something I’ve been fighting for some time.”In three decades as a college and NBA head coach, Floyd won an American South Conference tournament and Sun Belt Conference regular season title with New Orleans, the final Big Eight tournament championship with Iowa State and a Pac-10 (now Pac-12) tournament with Southern California. Floyd also coached the Chicago Bulls and the New Orleans Hornets.He left New Orleans for Iowa State in 1994. Price was elevated to Privateers’ head coach later that year after recently hired Tommy Joe Eagles died.The Cardinals will play at Coastal Carolina at 6 p.m. Saturday. Lamar beat Coastal 66-60 on Nov. 14.
Updates for ticket-holders and vendors are being posted to facebook.com/TexasRiceFestival.Special to The News The difficult decision came during a meeting Saturday between Texas Rice Festival board and Chambers County officials. As much as the festival means to the community and the regular participants in its pageantry, livestock show, horse show and cook-off, the devastation was just too great.“Unfortunately things happen that cannot be overcome. The storm damage we incurred this week is one of those things. The timing was just too close to be able to make alternative plans,” wrote 2019 Texas Rice Festival President Stuart Leger in a Facebook post.He went on to thank volunteers, board members and officers, and expressed “hope we can continue to receive the support of the community, without whom the TRF could not exist.” WINNIE — It was supposed to be a special year for the Texas Rice Festival.The festival, chartered in 1969, was planning to celebrate its 50th anniversary in style, with musical performances by hometown heroes Mark Chesnutt and Tracy Byrd.Tropical Storm Imelda left all those plans in ruin. The remnants of that storm dumped up to 43 inches of rain within three days in the areas between Winnie and Beaumont, most of it within just 24 hours.
Port Arthur confirms three more cases of COVID-19: City’s third death, Nederland’s first announced earlier
“We emphasize again that COVID-19 is a very serious disease,” a Port Arthur Health Department statement reads. “While 80 percent of individuals who contract COVID-19 will have mild to moderate symptoms and fully recover, they may spread the disease to people who are at high risk. The elderly and people with underlying health conditions or weakened immune systems are at a much higher risk for developing serious complications from COVID-19.“We strongly advise at-risk individuals to minimize contact with others who are ill and practice social distancing.” The Port Arthur Health Department also reported the third COVID-19 related death of a Port Arthur resident, a Hispanic male between 65 and 70 years old who had been previously reported as a positive COVID-19 case for Port Arthur.The patient had underlying health conditions and died in the hospital, authorities said. Three more positive cases of coronavirus were confirmed in Port Arthur on Wednesday, bringing the city’s total to 36.The patients include two males between the ages of 50 and 55, one of which is currently hospitalized, and the other is between ages 80 and 85, according to a news release from the city of Port Arthur. The gentlemen not hospitalized are quarantined at home and cooperating with local health officials.The confirmations come one day after the Port Arthur Health Department announced two more COVID-19 related deaths. The Port Arthur and Jefferson County health departments reported Tuesday the death of a Nederland resident identified as a white female between 85 and 90 years old, who authorities said had underlying health conditions. It is Nederland’s first death related to the novel virus.The patient died in the hospital.“Nederland’s total positive test results stayed at 10 (four active cases and six recovered cases),” the city of Nederland announced Tuesday. “(Tuesday), the City is saddened to report the first COVID-19-related death occurred (there was an underlying medical condition). Our thoughts and prayers extend to their family and friends.”
He served in the Army from 1955-1961.He went into construction, eventually becoming President of Tidal Construction, working until he was no longer able to. In his free time, he enjoyed church and fitness.His hobbies included watching sports, flying with his pilots license and traveling. Serving as honorary pallbearers: Scott Moreau, Bill Moreau, Jeff Moreau, Lee Miner, Buddy Castle and Floyd Eleby.Memorials may be given to St. Anthony Catholic Church, P.O. Box 669, Columbus, Texas 78934 or Susan G. Komen, 5005 LBJ Freeway, Suite 526, Dallas, TX 75244.Online condolences may be given at www.hennekefuneralhome.com. His true passion was his family.Albert was preceded in death by: parents, Albert and Ruby Moreau; wife Sylvia Moreau; brother Kenneth Moreau; and sister Patricia Viterbo.Albert is survived by: daughters, Deanna McGrath Herrera of Rosenberg, TX and Alice Moreau of Manvel, TX; son, Scott Moreau and wife Melissa of Fulshear, TX; sister, Sandra Miner and husband Lee of The Woodlands, TX; brothers, Bill Moreau of Port Arthur, TX and Jeff Moreau and wife Jane of Nederland, TX; and grandchildren, Rudy Gallegos, Carly Herrera, Will McGrath, Tyler McGrath, Ryleigh Moreau, Parker Moreau and Brantlee Moreau.A private graveside service will be held at St. Anthony Catholic Cemetery in Columbus, Texas with Fr. Augustine Asante officiating. Albert “Jerry” Jerrell Moreau, age 85, passed away on April 21, 2020 in Katy, Texas.He was born on January 6, 1935 in Alexandria, Louisiana to Albert Knight and Ruby (Guy) Moreau.Albert graduated from Thomas Jefferson High School in 1953.
As the title stars of Matilda, Milly Shapiro, Bailey Ryon, Oona Laurence and Sophia Gennusa have a lot of adult responsibility on their tiny shoulders, but luckily the four little ladies still find time to act like kids. New York spotlighted the Broadway stars by including them in the magazine’s annual Holiday Gift Guide, in the December 2 issue. Shapiro, Ryon, Laurence and Gennusa were snapped tearing into presents that turned out to be…ties? Ugh, as a kid, there’s nothing worse than getting cloooothes on Christmas morning. The Matildas also opened up to the magazine about what is on their holiday wish lists, their families’ holiday traditions and the special things they do for Santa. Check out the cute photo and get your family tickets to see Matilda at Broadway’s Shubert Theatre! View Comments Show Closed This production ended its run on Jan. 1, 2017 Related Shows Matilda