Death notices and services for Tuesday, March 1, 2011

first_img Gertrude Worden, 82, of Groves died Monday, Feb. 28, 2011. Levingston Funeral Home, Groves. Carlton A. Jackson, 69, of Port Arthur died Sunday, Feb. 27, 2011 in Port Arthur. Grammier-Oberle Funeral Home.Bradford Miles, Sr., 54, of Port Arthur died Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2011. Moody-Harris Funeral Home, Port Arthur. Services:NONEcenter_img Death notices:Kelly Ann Dyess, 46, of Groves died Friday, Feb. 28, 2011. Broussard’s Mortuary, Nederland.last_img

Groves Seniors invite visitors

first_imgGROVES — The Groves Senior Center is at 5649 West Washington. The center is open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Friday. If you would like to eat with us, please call 963-1036 the day before by 11:30 a.m. Tuesday and Thursday we play Bingo at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday is Chair Exercises. Daily we play games, dominoes, and work a puzzle. Don’t stay home alone — come join us at The Groves Center. We have a place just  for you. Hope to see you soon.last_img

Allen Box, Jr.

first_imgAllen Box Junior passed peacefully on August the sixth at his home in Katy, Texas. His wife Virginia R. Box and his daughter Gail Box-Hall were by his side. A memorial service will be held on November the 11th at 9am, at the Houston National Cemetery. His family chose the special day to Honor his Military Service and his Birthday which is also November 11th.Born November eleventh in Gunter, Texas, the son of William Box and Florine Pryor. After the death of his father, his mother and siblings moved to the IOOF Home for Widows and Children in Corsicana, Texas the year was 1925. Here Allen spent his years growing up with 500 other children. He graduated in 1940 and attended Hillsboro Junior College before moving to Port Arthur, Texas. Allen began working at the Gulf Oil Refinery and  then volunteered for the US Navy in 1942. He served aboard the USS Rochambeau and later reported to Bremerton Naval Shipyard where he was part of the commissioning crew of the USS Tulagi CVE-72 and a plank owner. While serving in WWII he participated in the invasion of the Philippines and Okinawa as well as operations in Southern France including Toulon and Marseille.He received various unit and personal awards. After the war ended he returned to Dallas, Texas to marry the love of his life,Virginia, whom he had grown up with in Corsicana. This December the 5th they would have marked their 71st wedding anniversary. Allen returned to Port Arthur with his bride and continued working at Gulf Oil.  He retired after 41 years service to the company.center_img He is survived by his wife Virginia R. Box, his daughter Gail Box Hall, son in law RDML Patrick D. Hall, and his grandchildren Cara Leigh Hall and Hunter Allen Hall his namesake.last_img read more

Two Memorial seniors named semifinalists for Coca-Cola Scholars Program

Memorial High School seniors Ahtziry Benitez Quevedo and Angel J. Garcia have been named as semifinalists for the 2020 class of the Coca‑Cola Scholars Program, moving to the next round of the selection process to become a Coca-Cola Scholar and receive a $20,000 college scholarship. A joint effort of Coca-Cola bottlers across the country and The Coca‑Cola Company, the Coca-Cola Scholars Program is the largest corporate-sponsored, achievement-based scholarship program in the United States. With the addition of the 2020 class, the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation will have provided more than 6,300 Coke Scholars nationwide with over $72 million in scholarships over the course of 32 years.“We believe that identifying these young leaders throughout the country and encouraging their passion for serving others not only empowers the students, but also lifts up those around them.” said Jane Hale Hopkins, President of the Foundation. “The Coca-Cola system is dedicated to giving back to the communities they serve, and the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation is proud to be a part of that commitment.”In addition to receiving college scholarships, those students selected as Coca-Cola Scholars will be welcomed into a vibrant and growing family of alumni that have become a powerful force for positive change in the world. Through networking, collaborations, and friendships, the group strives to make a greater impact together. Recent events and initiatives include the Coca-Cola Scholars Leadership Summit, a post-hurricane clean-up in Houston, and the fourth year of a coaching program that partners seasoned alumni with first-year scholars as they transition to college.Semifinalists are now asked to complete Phase 2 applications, which include essays, recommendations, and transcripts. An independent selection committee will review the applications and select 250 regional finalists by the end of January to participate in online or in‑person interviews. A total of 150 Coca‑Cola Scholars will be named in March and come to Atlanta in April for a celebratory banquet and Leadership Development Institute facilitated by program alumni. read more

Mildred Bergeron Benoit

first_img She enjoyed praying the Rosary and doing Bible word searches.She spent a lot of her time feeding the hungry at the Hospitality Center, Port Arthur. Mildred’s passion was cooking but, most of all, she loved spending time with her family.Survivors include her daughters, Connie Spradley, of Groves; Kathy Thompson, of Spring; and Tina Morvant and her husband, Keith, of Kerrville; son, Charles Bergeron and his wife, Christina, of Groves; seven grandchildren; sixteen great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren; and brother, Chester Broussard. She is preceded in death by her parents, Mary and Lauve Broussard; first and second husbands, Lionel C. Bergeron and Valex Benoit; granddaughter, Kerry Spradley-Roark; sons-in-law, James Spradley, Sr. and Dudelin Thompson; sister, Helen Kessner; brothers, Norris Broussard; Paul Broussard; Weston Broussard; and LeRoy Broussard; and sister-in-law, Evelyn Fulda.A gathering of Mrs. Benoit’s family and friends will be from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m., with a Rosary recited at 6:00 p.m., Sunday, March 8, 2020, at Broussard’s, 505 North 12th Street, Nederland. Mildred Bergeron Benoit, 97, of Groves, died Wednesday, March 4, 2020, at The Medical Center of Southeast Texas, Port Arthur.She was born April 18, 1922, in Broussard, Louisiana, to Mary Breaux Broussard and Lauve J. Broussard.Mildred was a very active member of St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church, Port Arthur.center_img A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m., Monday, March 9, 2020, at St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church, 3706 Woodrow Dr., Port Arthur, with her interment to follow at Greenlawn Memorial Park, Port Arthur.Complete and updated information may be found at: read more

Have you tested positive for COVID-19 in Jefferson County? If so, you must quarantine 2 weeks.

first_img Those in quarantine are instructed to follow up with appropriate test and treatments with their physicians according to CDC protocols.All physicians or entities who perform COVID-19 testing are reminded they must report those results to appropriate local health authorities and inform the person receiving the positive test about the mandated requirement to quarantine for 14 days. Authorities said the order is for all Jefferson County residents and is retroactive to any current cases. Those who receive a positive test for COVID-19 are required to quarantine 14 days from the date the test was administered, pursuant to Health and Safety Code 81.082.Jefferson County Public Information Officer Allison Getz made the announcement at 3 p.m. Wednesday, citing instruction from Jefferson County Public Health Director Dr. Cecil Walkes.center_img This advisory is due to increased exposure and incidents of positive tests, Getz said.last_img read more

FRIDAY 7 am UPDATE: Forecast calls for Friday evening landfall

first_img Tropical Storm Force winds extend 80 to 140 miles from the center of circulation.The expected total rainfall for Southeast Texas through Monday is six inches. Projections, as of 7 a.m. Friday, show Delta as a category 2 hurricane making landfall Friday evening in eastern Cameron Parish.The National Weather Service said life threatening storm surge, dangerous hurricane force winds and heavy rain are expected along and east of the track of Delta as it moves inland across Louisiana.Warning Coordination Meteorologist Roger Erickson said in the hardest hit areas, expect widespread power outages, numerous fallen trees, and roof damage to some homes and businesses. Roads will be impassable in many places due to fallen trees, debris, heavy rains, and storm surge.As of 7 a.m. Friday, the storm was 165 miles from Port Arthur.Delta’s northern fringe is now coming into the coast of Louisiana. Hurricane Force winds extend 25 to 35 miles from the center of circulation.last_img read more

London’s Acclaimed Merrily We Roll Along to Hit Screens Across America

first_img In addition to Russell, Umbers, Humbley and Gabrielle, Merrily features Clare Foster as Beth and Glyn Kerslake as Joe Josephson, as well as Zizi Strallen, Matthew Barrow, Martin Callaghan, Amanda Minihan, Kirk Patterson, Amy Ellen Richardson, Ashley Robinson, Robbie Scotcher, and Joanna Woodward. Stephen Sondheim and George Furth’s Merrily We Roll Along will hit the big screen on October 23. Director Maria Friedman’s award-winning production, which originated at the Menier Chocolate Factory, will be broadcast in movie theaters across the United States for one night only. The first production distributed as part of the West End Theater series, Merrily We Roll Along stars Olivier Award winner Jenna Russell, Mark Umbers, Damian Humbley and Josefina Gabrielle. American audiences eager to check out the West End production can find the closest screening here. Check out’s interview with the musical’s stars during its initial run at the Menier in the video below. Merrily We Roll Along moves backwards in time from 1980 to 1955 and examines the lives of three writers whose friendship is tested by time, events, ambition and fate. Popular songs include “Not a Day Goes By,” “Good Thing Going” and “Old Friends.” The Menier production received more five-star reviews than any other musical in West End history and picked up the London’s Critic’s Theatre Awards for Best Musical and was named by’s Matt Wolf as one of the top five London productions in 2012. View Commentslast_img read more

Most-Clicked Stars! How Beyonce, Scandal & Fat Bitch Food Made 2013 Unbelievable for Kinky Boots’ Billy Porter

first_img BILLY PORTER! In 2013, Porter had an amazing Broadway comeback in the role of Lola in Kinky Boots, winning the Tony Award for Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Musical for his sizzling work. All week, we’re highlighting the ten most-clicked stars who appeared on Broadway in 2013 (in no particular order!). Today’s fan favorite is… In the video below, Porter talks about his favorite things and moments from the year!center_img View Commentslast_img