Florstien was preceded in death by her parents and is survived by two grandsons Ronnie Romero and Randy Romero and one sister, Juanita McKinney of Ratliff, Texas. Visitation will be on Tuesday, December 18, 2012 from 5:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. at Clayton Thompson Funeral Home. Funeral Service will be held Wednesday, December 19, 2012 in the Thompson Chapel of Clayton Thompson at 10 A.M. with internment to follow at Greenlawn Memorial Park. Florstien Romero, 95 of Port Neches passed away on Saturday, December 15, 2012 at The Medical Center of Southeast Texas. She was born on November 12, 1917 in New Iberia, Louisiana to Etinne and Eva Viator Landry. Florstien was a member of St. Charles Catholic Church and was active in the Altar Society.
Next Up He is survived by two daughters, Kimberley Kleypas, and Desiree Montie, a grandchild Christian Beavers, his mother Shirley Kleypas, brothers and sisters Kay Mason, Ricky and Theresa Kleypas, Yvonne Kleypas, Joanie Kleypas, Lori and Patrick Plott, and Michael and Jynatha Kleypas. Kenny is best remembered for his big smile, his artistic ability and craftsmanship, his love of the Gulf, but mainly for his generosity and compassion for friends and animals. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the Animal Shelter of Southeast Texas, 2050 Spindletop Ave., Beaumont, TX 77705 Details and online guest registry available at Melancons.org. Memorial Service will be held on Monday, November 7, 2011, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Melancon’s Funeral Home, 1605 Avenue H, Nederland, TX. Kenneth Ray Kleypas (“Kenny”), 62 of Port Acres, passed away on Friday, November 4, 2011 after accidentally slipping and drowning near his boat in Port Acres, TX. Kenny was born in Temple, TX on August 18, 1948, the first of seven children of A.C. (“Dick”) and Shirley Kleypas. He graduated from Bishop Byrne High School in 1967 and attended Lamar University. His high school motto was “He’ll do anything once, sometimes twice” which so colorfully described his free-spirit philosophy. He served in the U.S. National Guard (Company C) between 1969 and 1975, and worked at the Mobile Oil Refinery in Port Neches, TX. Kenny lived his passion for boats and fishing. He lived on his 48 ft Hatteras yacht, the “Fish Tales” in Port Acres for the last ten years. He was a certified boat captain, and once won the SALT fishing Tournament. He twice weathered his vessel through major storms, Hurricanes Rita and Ike, and enjoyed many fishing adventures prior to that. He was a meticulous craftsman, but he was also a great cook and storyteller. He generously shared many stories and a lot of his seafood with his friends and family.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Mr. Culbertson’s memory to Calvary Baptist Church, 2208 Canal Street, Port Acres, Texas 77640, or to The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, 1515 Holcombe Boulevard, Houston, Texas 77030. Complete and updated information may be found at: broussards1889.com. Next UpJames was an operator/ SMED for Motiva. He loved golfing, deer hunting, fishing, gardening, and being outdoors. James more importantly had a strong relationship with God and was a Deacon at Calvary Baptist Church in Port Acres. Survivors include his wife, Connie Culbertson of LaBelle; son, Jason Culbertson and his wife, Leslie, of LaBelle; grandchildren, Ashton and Braden Culbertson; sisters, Sherry Broussard and her husband, Kelly, of Beaumont; Amber Gallagher and her husband, Gary, of Friendswood; and Ginger Culbertson of Houston; brother, David Culbertson and his wife, Laurie, of Port Arthur; and a host of nieces and nephews. A gathering of Mr. Culbertson’s family and friends will be from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., Monday, September 21, 2015, at Broussard’s, 505 North 12th Street, Nederland. His funeral service will be 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, September 22, 2015, at Broussard’s, Nederland, with interment to follow at Oak Bluff Memorial Park, Port Neches. James Arthur Culbertson, 56, of LaBelle died Friday, September 18, 2015. A native and lifelong resident of the area, he was born on April 22, 1959, in Port Arthur, to Wanda Faye Marze Culbertson and James William Culbertson.
A sheriff’s deputy working off-duty traffic control was trapped in his vehicle during a crash but suffered minor injuries. The Jefferson County Sheriff’s deputy was working traffic control at the crossover intersection at the ExxonMobil Refinery on U.S. 90 in Beaumont when his vehicle was struck on the driver’s side by another vehicle, according to a press release from the JSCO.The deputy was trapped inside the vehicle and was extricated by Emergency Service District 3. He was transported to an area hospital where he was treated for non-life threating injuries. The driver of the other vehicle was also transported to an area hospital for minor injuries. Both were treated and released.ExxonMobil has hired several deputies to work traffic control on U.S. 90 at their refinery on U.S. 90 since the start of the refinery expansion.“We would like to remind everyone to drive with caution through this area and pay attention to any electronic signs, since this project will be continuing for at least another 18 months,” JSCO Deputy Marcus McLellan said.
The Cardinals are scheduled to play two games today and two more on Saturday at the Sand Dollar Classic, weather permitting. The Cardinals face Ole Miss at 10 a.m. Friday before facing Alabama at 1 p.m. Friday. Saturday’s schedule calls for LU to take on Georgia Tech at noon and Lipscomb at 3 p.m.“We will try to get some sleep tonight and be right back at it in the morning,” Bruder said. “It’s been a long day, but definitely a great one.” Lamar sports informationGULF SHORES, Ala. – Lamar softball coach Holly Bruder picked up her 400th career victory in dramatic fashion as the Cardinals rallied for a 10-9 walk-off win over Virginia Tech in nine innings on the first day of the Sand Dollar Classic.Bruder, who is in her 16th season as a coach, is 400-347 (.535) overall, including a 140-146 (.490) mark at LU after reviving the program at the start of the 2013 season. “Taylor hit a rocket,” Bruder said of Davis’ game-winning hit. “What a way to come through.”Cisneros, the third LU pitcher of the night, pitched two scoreless innings for the win. Holmes had two hits and four RBIs to lead the LU offense. Next Up“It’s a special win, especially to do it against a team like Virginia Tech,” Bruder said. “I could go through everybody in the lineup, and mention how they contributed tonight. We got down, but we never gave up.”The Cardinals rallied from an early 3-0 deficit to take a 4-3 lead in the bottom of the third, an inning highlighted by a three-run home run by LU catcher Paige Holmes. The score was tied at 6 after seven innings. The Hokies seemed poised to claim the win after scoring three in the top of the eighth for a 9-6 lead, only to have the never-say-die Cardinals rally for three runs in the bottom of the inning. Maddy Myers had the big hit of the inning, a two-run single with two outs to even the score at 9.After LU reliever Amie Cisneros kept the Hokies off the scoreboard in the top of the ninth, the Cardinals took advantage of their opportunity in the bottom of the inning. With a runner on third and one out, Virginia Tech issued a pair of intentional walks to load the bases to set up a force play. Junior Taylor Davis, playing her first game as a Cardinal after transferring from Angelina College, made the Hokies pay with a single to right field, to plate another LU newcomer, Savana Guidry, with the winning run.
Following a shortened season in 2018, Sabine Pass wideout and free safety Harold James is ready to set things straight this fall: “Everybody’s going to fight this year. We’re going to fight. It’s not like every other season.”The stories and emotions behind Hamshire-Fannett, Bridge City, West Orange-Stark, Orangefield and Lamar University are just as passionate.Learn about them all by picking up The News this weekend. It’s your field pass for the entire football season. Just about everyone in Southeast Texas harbors dreams of Friday Night Lights.Parents root for children, young athletes taste glory, veteran coaches inspire new generations and throngs of band members, dancers, cheerleaders and support volunteers all do their parts to create a singular event known the world over.Still, high school football can only be played by a select few talented enough to earn a spot on the field. Here is a taste of what you’ll learn.Memorial offensive coordinator Rashard Colquitt says about his Titans: “They’re hungry. Our motto has been, ‘Do your job.’ 20-19 was the score last year, and those kids are hungry.”Nederland quarterback Bryce McMorris sounds confident: “I feel I know the offense like the back of my hand this year. Like, I’m ready this year. I’m ready to go.”Port Neches-Groves safety Ja’Colby Smith-Barber is taking the season personally: “I feel like, it’s a great deal for us, and we have something to prove this year. People say we’re not good without Roschon (Johnson), you know? We have a lot to prove this year.” Those determined athletes give us something to cheer for, and the cheering is about to start in earnest — regular season prep football begins next week.To enjoy the season even more, be sure to pick up a copy of The Port Arthur News today. It features the 32-page “Football 2019 In The Huddle.”It’s the perfect guide for local football fans to stay in the know on the teams they care most about.
DEER PARK – Deer Park wide receiver Clyde Bellow’s incredible second half spelled doom for Brian Morgan’s Memorial Titans here Friday night at Abshier Stadium, 25-20.Branden Chaney (21) of Memorial takes a handoff from Jah’mar Sanders during Friday’s game against host Deer Park. (Major Ponds/Special to The News) 8-30-19Memorial fell to 0-1, while Deer Park (1-0) avenged its 48-20 loss to the Titans a year ago.Taking over on downs at the Titan 35-yard line late in the fourth period, the Deer and Bellow answered the call with a 27-yard reception to the Memorial 8. One play later, Dylan Madden dashed eight yards for a touchdown with 3:11 left in the game. Morgan’s club had taken a 13-12 lead in the first half driving 69 yards in a time-consuming 4:28, 15-play drive culminating on a Chan Rubin 9-yard touchdown reception from Sanders in back of the Deer end zone.Trailing 13-12 with just 63 seconds remaining before halftime, quarterback Potts drove his team 43 yards in just four plays to the Deer a 19-13 halftime margin.After an incompletion on first down at the 43, the Deer Park signal caller connected on three consecutive pass completions to Bellow of 18, four and 21 yards. His final strike to Bellow of 21 yards brought the home crowd alive as the Deer senior wide receiver made a sensational catch in the far back of the Titan end zone for the touchdown. Alex Sanchez’ kick made it a 19-13 Deer Park lead with just 0:28 left before halftime.Memorial sophomore Sanders had brought the Titan crowd to its feet on the sixth play of the contest sprinting 68 yards around the left side for the game’s initial score with 10:39 of the first making it a 6-0 lead. The PAT failed. The Titans tried hard in the final 3 minutes, but a pair of Jah’mar Sanders aerials fell incomplete. Then on fourth-and-8 from its own 38, Sanders was dropped for a 4-yard loss and Deer Park took over on downs to run the clock out.After the Titans had taken a 20-19 led, Deer Park answered with a short, game-winning two-play, 35-yard touchdown march to seal the victory. Bellow, who didn’t catch a pass in the opening half, torched Memorial’s secondary in the second half finishing with six receptions for 138 yards.Alex NedSophomore quarterback Sanders’ 59-yard touchdown strike to wide receiver Alex Ned with just 0:01 remaining in the third stanza and Bryan Galvan’s successful PAT had given the Titans a 20-19 lead entering the final period. After the Titans’ Adrian Hayward intercepted a Potts pass at the Deer 27, Memorial turned it right back over to the hosts as Sanders was picked off on the very next play.Deer Park junior Dylan Madden’s three-yard touchdown run at the 8:03 mark of the opening period provided the Deer a 6-6 tie after yet another extra point kick failed.The Deer finished the night with 21 first downs to Memorial’s 13 and led in total offense 366-284.In the first half, Deer Park had 14 first downs to the Titans’ 8. Although Memorial had 195 yards total offense in the opening two periods, the Deer used the passing of senior Mathew Potts (10-of-21-132 yards and a score. The Deer also rolled up 83 yards on the ground.Memorial, buoyed by Sanders’ early long-distance dash to paydirt, finished the first half with 138 yards rushing and 57 passing (195 total offense)THE GAME CHANGED WHEN …In the second half, Bellow caught six passes for 138 yards propelling the Deer to a come-from-behind win.THE GAME BALL GOES TO …Deer Park junior quarterback Potts, who completed 15-of-31 passes for 231 yards and one touchdown and also to Bellow.UP NEXT … On Sept. 6, the Titans will travel to Houston for a 7 p.m. contest against Class 5A Houston Madison. Madison is coached by Port Arthur Lincoln great Shawn Narcisse. The game will be played at Butler Stadium.•By Larry Bodin, Special to The News
NEDERLAND – Lightning seemed to be the only thing that slowed down the Barbers Hill Eagles on Friday night against the Nederland Bulldogs.The Eagles (4-1, 2-0 in 12-5A-II) scored just 61 seconds into the game that was delayed for 93 minutes at the start by lightning and never looked back, racing to a 27-0 at halftime en route to a 40-14 win over the host Bulldogs in the District 12-5A Division II game that ended around midnight.Barbers Hill piled up 179 yards in the first quarter as it built a 20-0 lead in the first period. The Eagles scored on their first three possessions to quickly show who was in charge. Barbers Hill quarterback Christian Kaopua threw for two touchdowns in the first half, both to Chris Barrios, and also scored a rushing TD. Garrett Hagler also scored a rushing TD in the first half for Barbers Hill. Nederland (1-4, 1-1) was held to just 59 yards in the first half, while Barbers Hill had 229 yards over the first two quarters as the Eagles dominated the line of scrimmage on both sides of the ball. For the game, Barbers Hill had 309 total yards, while Nederland finished with 288.Nederland avoided the shutout with a pair of fourth-quarter touchdowns. Quarterback Bryce McMorris connected with Kyndon Fuselier for a 69-yard TD pass that saw Fuselier break several tackles. Josh Mazyck scored on a 2-yard run for the Bulldogs.Barbers Hill also dominated on special teams, scoring a pair of TDs. Kade McCall scampered 62 yards with a blocked field goal attempt for a TD while Rex Thompson scored on a 55-yard kickoff return as he scooped up a Nederland onsides kick attempt. THE GAME CHANGED WHEN … Barbers Hill drove 51 yards on just three plays o the game’s opening drive to take a 6-0 lead with 10:59 left in the first quarter. The drive was capped by Hagler’s 18-yard run.THE GAME BALL GOES TO … Kyndon Fuselier who had three receptions for 118 yards and a TD for the Bulldogs. UP NEXT … The Bulldogs open a two-game road swing when they travel to Dayton for a 7:30 p.m. game Oct. 11. Nederland is at Baytown Lee at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 18. Nederland’s next home game is 7:30 p.m. Oct. 25 as the Bulldogs host the Vidor Pirates on Senior Night.— By Pat Murray, Special to The News
— Tom Dunlop, Port Arthur It represents the strength and values of the highest traditions of this country. It signifies the pride we have in this country and our resolve that our actions will bring honor to this banner.It represents the aspirations of its people. It embodies the faith in the American tradition that we have worked for. (Editor’s note: This letter was originally addressed to then-U.S. Rep. Steve Stockman in 1996 and recently submitted to The News as a letter to the editor.)Our flag is a symbol of the majesty of a great nation. It serves as a beacon of hope to all. May our flag continue to strike a responsive cord in the hearts of free men everywhere. Long may it wave over the land of the free and home of the brave.
Many medical conditions can affect your hearing health.Treatment of these and other hearing losses can often lead to improved or restored hearing. If left undiagnosed and untreated, some conditions can lead to irreversible hearing impairment or deafness.If you suspect that you or your loved one has a problem with their hearing, ensure optimal hearing healthcare by seeking a medical diagnosis from a physician. Next UpThree million children under the age of 18 have some hearing loss, including four out of every 1,000 newborns. So, every parent and caregiver should be watchful of the signs of hearing loss in their child and seek a professional diagnosis. Hearing loss can increase the risk of speech and language developmental delays.The most common cause of hearing loss in children is otitis media, the medical term for a middle ear infection or inflammation of the middle ear. It happens frequently during swim season.This condition can occur in one or both ears and primarily affects children due to the shape of the young Eustachian tube (and is the most frequent diagnosis for children visiting a physician). Tinnitus is the medical name indicating ringing in the ears, which includes noises ranging from loud roaring to clicking, humming or buzzing. Most tinnitus comes from damage to the microscopic endings of the hearing nerve in the inner ear.The health of these nerve endings is important for acute hearing, and injury to them brings on hearing loss and often tinnitus. Hearing nerve impairment and tinnitus can also be a natural accompaniment of advancing age.Exposure to loud noise is probably the leading cause of tinnitus damage to hearing in younger people. Medical treatments and assistive hearing devices are often helpful to those with this condition.Conditions that affect all ages are swimmer’s ear or otitis externa. One of the most common and easily treatable causes of hearing loss is accumulated earwax.Excessive earwax can be a chronic condition best treated by a physician. Autoimmune inner ear disease (AIED) is an inflammatory condition of the inner ear.Knowing symptoms of AIED is important: sudden hearing loss in one ear progressing rapidly to the second and continued loss of hearing over weeks or months, a feeling of ear fullness, vertigo, and tinnitus.A perforated eardrum is a hole or rupture in the eardrum, a thin membrane that separates the ear canal and the middle ear. The amount of hearing loss experienced depends on the degree and location of perforation. Sometimes a perforated eardrum will heal spontaneously; other times surgery to repair the hole is necessary.Never, EVER, stick anything into the ear to clean it. This can result in a painful injury, infection, and hearing loss.Take care of your ears, leave treatment to your doctor and stay healthy my friends.Jody Holton writes about health for Port Arthur Newsmedia. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. When left undiagnosed and untreated, otitis media can lead to infection of the mastoid bone behind the ear, a ruptured ear drum, and hearing loss. If treated appropriately, hearing loss related to otitis media can be alleviated.Age-related hearing loss (presbycusis) is the loss of hearing that gradually occurs in most of us as we grow older. It is one of the most common conditions affecting older and elderly adults.Approximately one in three people in the United States between the ages of 65 and 74 has hearing loss, and nearly half of those older than 75 have difficulty hearing.Having trouble hearing can make it hard to understand and follow a doctor’s advice, respond to warnings and hear phones, doorbells and smoke alarms. Hearing loss can also make it hard to enjoy talking with family and friends, leading to feelings of isolation.