Groves man arrested after driving into home

first_imgA 53-year-old Groves woman is recovering from injuries she received when a neighbor drove his vehicle into her home Sunday night. The woman, whose name is not being released, was asleep when the vehicle barreled into her bedroom about 11:25 p.m., Sept. 12, in the 2600 block of Fourth Avenue. Groves Police Det. Kirk Rice said the victim received several lacerations requiring numerous stitches as well as several broken bones in her face. She was transported to Christus Hospital-St. Mary for treatment and was released Monday afternoon. The driver of the vehicle which struck the home fled the scene but was located several hours later. “An officer went by the suspect’s home and located the vehicle in the driveway and saw a male subject inside the vehicle,” Rice said. “As the officer passed by the male ducked down causing the officer to become suspicious, investigated the vehicle and determined the man inside the vehicle was the suspect.” The driver, Jose Ernesto Crus Urias, 42, was arrested and charged with fleeing the scene of an accident resulting in injury, a state jail felony. He was transported to the Jefferson County Correctional Facility. Rice said the suspect lives on the same street as the victim.last_img read more

Wade Phillips fired as coach of Dallas Cowboys

first_img Garrett’s unit hasn’t been much better, but he’s been viewed as the coach-in-waiting since he was hired — days before Phillips.Garrett, 44, becomes the first former Cowboys player to become head coach. He was a backup quarterback behind Troy Aikman from 1993-99. He was the quarterbacks coach in Miami in 2005-06 before rejoining the club in 2007. He’s had the title of assistant head coach since 2008, when he withdrew from other interviews to remain with the club.His father was a longtime scout for the Cowboys and he has two brothers on his staff: tight ends coach John and Judd, the director of pro scouting.The 63-year-old Phillips would leave with a 34-22 record over 4 1/2 seasons guiding the Cowboys. He also was 1-2 in the postseason. Dallas won the NFC East twice on his watch.His career record as a head coach with Dallas, Denver and Buffalo is 79-57, but only 1-5 in the postseason. He had only one losing record in eight full seasons. Counting a 3-4 mark over two stints as an interim coach, Phillips has 82 regular-season wins, matching the total of his father, former Houston and New Orleans coach Bum Phillips.Phillips’ job was shaky after a 44-6 loss to Philadelphia to close the 2008 season kept them out of the playoffs, and again last season when the Cowboys appeared headed toward a collapse in early December and Philllips’ contract was expiring. But they pulled out of it so impressively that Phillips received a contract for this season and next. He’s owed at least $3 million for 2011.It’s quite possible this will be Phillips’ final turn as an NFL head coach, although he could resurface as a defensive coordinator, his specialty throughout a 34-year career in pro football.This year, the defense couldn’t stop the run (routinely allowing 100-yard rushers, something they didn’t even do once last season) and was helpless against the pass, offering neither a rush nor good coverage.The offense wasn’t clicking even when Romo was healthy. The problems stem from an offensive line that consistently seems overmatched whether it’s trying to open holes for running backs or protect the quarterback. The backfield trio of Marion Barber, Felix Barber and Tashard Choice hasn’t done much even when the holes were there. The lasting image of the receivers this season is of balls ricocheting off them and into the hands of defensive players.Even the special teams have been a disappointment.Dallas has been solid covering punts, but struggled to stop kickoff returns, another oddity because many of the same guys are on both units. Teams are taking advantage of the weakness, too. When David Buehler booted a kickoff 6 yards deep to start the second half against Green Bay, the Packers returned it anyway — and took it nearly to midfield.The Cowboys have tried nearly every trick in the turnaround handbook — a players-only meeting; an emotional speech from special teams coach Joe DeCamillis about nearly being killed when the team’s indoor practice facility collapsed; a speech by Jones last week; a change in practice schedule; and, this past week, a return to fundamentals.So now Jones is trying pretty much the only thing left.Speculation will persist on the club’s next permanent leader. Obvious candidates include former Super Bowl winners Bill Cowher and Jon Gruden, both working in broadcasting. Phillips’ departure takes another dubious spot in club history: the first in-season coaching change.The first game under Garrett will be at the New York Giants on Sunday.Just about everything has gone wrong this half-season. The constant has been mindless mistakes: penalties, turnovers and other breakdowns befitting an expansion team, not one of the highest-paid rosters in the NFL. Phillips couldn’t get them to snap them out of it. He tried being loyal instead of benching the guys who were underperforming the most. That only seemed to make things worse. IRVING, Texas (AP) — The Dallas Cowboys have fired coach Wade Phillips and promoted offensive coordinator Jason Garrett to take his place, according to media reports.Team owner-general manager Jerry Jones reportedly decided enough was enough Monday, following a 45-7 loss to the Green Bay Packers the night before. It was the Cowboys’ fifth straight loss, dropping them to 1-7.This is their worst season since 1989 and among the worst in franchise history by record alone. Realistically, it’s the low point considering Dallas was coming off a division title and a playoff win, and was expected to contend for the Super Bowl that’ll be held at Cowboys Stadium.center_img The bottom has fallen out since quarterback Tony Romo broke his left collarbone Oct. 25. Maybe that was to be expected, except that the defense has been the bigger problem.That unit has allowed at least 35 points in three straight games, something the Cowboys hadn’t done since their inaugural season, 1960, when they went 0-11-1. Stranger still, it’s almost exactly the same guys who closed last season with the first back-to-back shutouts in club history. This may have been Phillips’ undoing because he also was defensive coordinator.Jones had steadfastly supported Phillips throughout this tailspin, even saying late last week that Phillips would keep the job the rest of the year. The first five losses had all been by a touchdown or less, which showed players were still fighting. But a second straight humiliating loss left Jones with little choice. Something had to change to spark interest in the final eight games.“There are a lot of people that certainly are going to suffer and suffer consequences,” Jones said Sunday night.last_img read more

Engalane su hogar este verano por menos de $100

first_img(StatePoint)  ¿Busca una manera fácil y barata de renovar su casa este verano? Con un poco de inspiración y trabajo, puede darle a su hogar un rápido cambio de imagen con un presupuesto limitado. “Desde proyectos de decoración de interiores hasta una nueva capa de pintura, hay muchas maneras de lograr un gran impacto en una habitación por menos de $100”, dice Carmen de la Paz, portavoz de 3M y ex presentadora de “Hammer Heads” de HGTV.Con esto en mente, De la Paz, diseñadora de interiores y experta en proyectos de Hágalo Usted Mismo, tiene algunos consejos para ayudar a inspirarle ideas de proyectos: Igualmente, asegúrese que la pintura esté seca al tacto antes de remover la cinta.¿Siente la inspiración? Canalice esa creatividad este verano presentando su propio proyecto de renovación del hogar por menos de $100 y podría ganar $5,000 que puede invertir en un cambio de imagen de su casa. Visite para participar en el concurso “Casa de la cinta de pintor ScotchBlue” antes del 15 de julio de 2014 o para saber más y ver las reglas oficiales.No necesita un enorme presupuesto ni a un profesional. Con un poco de inspiración y las herramientas correctas, puede actualizar cualquier espacio monótono en sólo una tarde.Photo Credit: (c) Nesting Place Blog • Remodelar una casa puede ser costoso y agotador. No cambie muebles que están en perfectas condiciones cuando no hay necesidad. En cambio, plantéese renovar una silla, mesa o perchero gastados con una capa de pintura.• Haga un fuerte impacto pintando una pared de acento en su hogar. Plantéese usar un color complementario al de paleta del espacio. Si desea aumentar el tamaño de una habitación, llamar la atención sobre una nueva pieza de mobiliario o simplemente darle un poco de estilo, una pared de acento es una forma sencilla de lograrlo.• Pinte un nuevo elemento de diseño, como un patrón o una línea, para cambiar el aspecto de una habitación. No necesita recurrir a un servicio profesional para hacer líneas de pintura nítidas y claras. Puede obtener líneas de pintura súper nítidas con cinta de pintor de alta calidad, como la nueva cinta del pintor ScotchBlue con Advanced Edge-Lock Paint Line Protector. Esta cinta proporciona protección de borde a borde para un rendimiento mejorado en la filtración de la pintura.center_img • Dele chispa a su habitación con un proyecto de arte de pared Hágalo Usted Mismo, como éste tomado del blog Nesting Place.Primero, encinte rectángulos usando cinta de pintor de alta calidad.  Pueden ser de diferentes tamaños y formas para crear un interesante efecto en la pared.  Aplique su creatividad para que las formas llenen su espacio en la pared.Recuerde, no hay reglas, así que en este punto decídase a experimentar y encinte un diseño que le parezca atractivo.Después de encintar, elija un solo color de pintura y trace la cinta de pintor.  Para un efecto más audaz, elija dos colores complementarios y alterne el trazado de las formas rectangulares. Al alternar colores logrará un aspecto más brillante y más audaz.  Tenga en cuenta para qué se va a usar la habitación, ya que eso puede ayudarle a establecer el tono del patrón y los colores.last_img read more

Clayton John Daenen

first_img Memorials: In lieu of flowers, the family request contributions to the Alzheimer’s Association or to the Wounded Warrior Project.While the world has lost a wonderful and caring man, heaven has gained a beautiful soul. Clayton John Daenen passed away on Wednesday, January 18, 2017, at the age of 96, at the Medical Center of Southeast Texas.  He was a loving family man and friend to many and will be dearly missed.Clayton was born on January 24, 1920, in Alexandria, Louisiana.  He was the oldest of 5 children born to Henry and Annie Daenen. Next UpHe married the love of his life, and dance partner, Agnes Guidry, on August 29, 1939. Clayton and Agnes enjoyed traveling throughout their 69 years’ of marriage, especially to the Hawaiian Islands.  He also served his country proudly in the Coast Guard from 1942 to 1945.  Clayton retired from Gulf Oil after 35 years’ of service to his beloved farm in Vidor, Texas, where he could garden and raise cattle.  Clayton was an avid outdoorsman whoenjoyed spending time with his family, whom he loved and supported fearlessly.  He was also a proud member of The American Legion Post #0817. He was a member of St. James Catholic Church.Clayton is survived by his son, Thomas (Jan) Daenen; grandsons, Bryan Daenen and Geoffrey (Summer) Daenen, both of League City, Texas; great grandchildren Sierra, Alexis, and Clayton Robert Daenen; his sister, Angeline Herpin of Port Arthur, and numerous nieces and nephews and many friends. Clayton was preceded in death by his wife, Agnes, and son, Jon.center_img A visitation will be held Friday, January 20, 2017 from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm with a Rosary to be prayed at 6:30 pm. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, January 21, 2017, at11:00 a.m. at the Clayton Thompson Funeral Home in Groves, Texas, with a burial following immediately at Greenlawn Memorial Park in Groves, Texas.last_img read more

H-E-B stores closed in Golden Triangle area

first_img Next Up Due to the diligent preparations ahead of the storm and impassable roads, water sources at the stores have been depleted.  We have committed a significant number of trucks filled with water for the community and have partnered with the City of Beaumont to identify a point of distribution for FREE water to all in need.STORES CLOSED TODAY ARE:Beaumont 5Beaumont 6GrovesLumbertonMid CountyOrangePort Arthur HOUSTON, TEXAS – In accordance with H-E-B’s existing inclement weather protocol and limited accessibility to our stores, H-E-B stores in the Golden Triangle area will be closed today, Thursday, August 31. We will aggressively work to re-open our stores as soon as possible and will update our customers as soon as we can.last_img read more

PREP ROUNDUP: PNG moves to 8-0 in 22-5A volleyball

first_img The Bulldogs beat Ozen 25-17, 27-25, 25-21 on Monday behind Smith’s 16 digs and Montalvo’s 10 assists, nine kills, seven digs and three aces.Next for Nederland is a match at Beaumont Central on Friday.LIVINGSTON 3, MEMORIAL 0In Port Arthur, Memorial was swept for the second straight evening and fell to 14-10 and 3-5 in 22-5A. Tuesday marked the end of eight district matches in 11 days for each team. The Rock-A-Noos return to action Friday at Vidor, as teams will play on a Tuesday-Friday schedule the rest of the regular season.LUMBERTON 3, NEDERLAND 0LUMBERTON — A day after sweeping Ozen, Nederland (16-11, 5-3 in 22-5A) took a step back in its district championship chase.Peyton Smith led Nederland with 12 digs against Lumberton. Meg Sheppard scored three aces, six kills and four digs; Abbey Montalvo had an ace, eight kills and nine assists; and Kameron Cuniff, Haley Plumley and Karley McGill each totaled five kills. The News staff reportsBEAUMONT — Nothing seems to slow down Port Neches-Groves in volleyball.The Rock-A-Noos moved to 8-0 in District 22-5A on Tuesday after issuing a 25-7, 25-17, 25-18 sweep of Ozen. That was one night after PNG won at Port Arthur Memorial 25-10, 25-11, 25-12.Against Ozen, Rachel Hammersmith totaled 23 assists for PNG (21-5 overall). She and Libbie LeJeune led in service points with 13 and 14, while Kaitlyn Gil finished with 14 digs and LeJeune totaled 13.Gil was strong on offense as well with 14 kills. Elizabeth Bolyard added nine and Layla Stansbury had eight. last_img read more

Voters said it all: Let seats 5, 6 go

first_imgWillie “Bae” Lewis Jr. should give it up.His unrelenting quest to overturn the voters’ will and fashion the Port Arthur City Council’s structure to his personal taste undermines the expressed intentions of Port Arthur people who long ago cast their ballots on this issue.It has become a distraction to his City Council colleagues — many of whom, admittedly, have their own personal agendas to push — but all of whom have more important and imposing matters to which to attend. (Anyone turned on his or her faucet lately?) The two short-timer positions will go to the dustbin this spring, when Lewis and Osman Swati bid farewell to their City Council colleagues. We will thank them for their service at that appropriate time.Voters weren’t confused about this matter. They voted with a two-thirds majority to bid Council positions 5 and 6 adieu.Lewis’ own district was 62.5 percent in favor of eliminating his position. Say goodnight, councilman.But Lewis can’t seem to abide by the voters’ lawful decision, overwhelmingly expressed. He wants the city attorney to write a letter opposing this lawful change. He wants voters to rise up and fight it. He wants his City Council colleagues, who shot down his latest effort 6-2 last week, to change their own hearts and minds. These days, Lewis insists that the destined change works against Hispanic, Asian and “other” voters, that he’s fighting for their freedoms instead of his own seat. That position seems to be a loser.We’ve seen no groundswell of support among those specific voter groups for Lewis’ come-lately posturing. Hispanic, Asian and “other” voters have not taken to the streets in protest, although all of those voters seem to be drastically underrepresented on this City Council, at least by racial composition.Better that the councilman should bow out gracefully, that he should spend his waning months in City Council service seeking what’s politically plausible and pleasing to the city’s well being.How ‘bout fixing some pipes?center_img It has become repetitious and tedious to everyone but himself. Wanna know why eligible voters in this city don’t go to the polls? Maybe they’re so thoroughly tired of personal political agendas like Lewis’ that they’ve tuned their elected leaders out.Lewis has been pitching his idea to anyone who will listen for weeks: He wants to overturn the stated intention of Port Arthur voters who decided in 2016 that they want to eliminate two City Council positions, one of them Lewis’. In fact he’s been pitching it to people who long ago stopped listening. That doesn’t seem to slow him down.The philosophical discussions have ended. The political wrangling has ended, except in Lewis’ council seat. The votes have been cast and counted.last_img read more

U.S. Department of Justice says FDA can’t regulate execution drugs

first_img It’s unlikely for the opinion to have immediate effects on Texas since the FDA is still under an unrelated 2012 federal court ruling to ban the import of sodium thiopental. In a statement sent to Politico, an FDA spokesperson said the agency would “follow the conclusion of the opinion to the extent permissible” by the 2012 order. According to The Washington Post, it wasn’t clear if the federal government will seek to lift that ruling — a move that could result in more legal wrangling.TDCJ did not immediately respond to the opinion Tuesday evening, with a spokesperson saying he had not yet seen it.Sodium thiopental hasn’t been used in an execution in Texas or the rest of the country since 2011, when the only U.S. manufacturer stopped selling it because of its use in lethal injections. Since 2012, Texas has used a single dose of pentobarbital to put an inmate to death. It recently obtained 15 new doses of the drug, which would be used in the five executions on the calendar.When the state first sued the FDA over the blocked import of sodium thiopental in 2017, a TDCJ spokesperson said the department sought the alternate drugs because “we cannot speculate on the future availability of drugs.”The Texas Tribune is a nonpartisan, nonprofit media organization that informs Texans — and engages with them – about public policy, politics, government and statewide issues. By Jolie McculloughThe Texas The FDA has previously maintained that the import of the drug is illegal because it is not currently approved in the United States. A BuzzFeed investigation of the attempted imports by Texas and other states revealed that the drugs were bought from a salesman in India who claimed to be a drug manufacturer, though records contradicted that claim.Texas fought the FDA’s ruling in court, asking a federal judge to declare the ban unlawful. A decision has been pending more than two years, with the federal agency repeatedly asking for more time to come to an agreement in the lawsuit. In the FDA’s last request for more time in September, officials said the government was “exploring options internally for resolving this lawsuit in a way that would obviate the need for the Court to issue a decision.”On Tuesday, the DOJ’s legal office issued its opinion in a memo to the U.S. attorney general.“Articles intended for use in executions carried out by a State or the federal government cannot be regulated as ‘drugs’ or ‘devices’ under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act,” the memo begins. “The Food and Drug Administration therefore lacks jurisdiction to regulate articles intended for that use.”center_img For years, Texas and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration have fought a legal battle over whether the state can import drugs used to execute death-row inmates.On Tuesday, the U.S. Department of Justice issued an opinion claiming that the FDAhas no regulatory power over drugs used in lethal injections.But how the opinion will affect Texas’ attempt to import an anesthetic once used in executions wasn’t immediately clear.In 2015, the Texas Department of Criminal Justice tried to ship in 1,000 vials of the anesthetic sodium thiopental from overseas. But the FDA seized the drugs at a Houston airport and, nearly two years later, officially banned their import, ruling that the drugs could not be admitted into the United States because they appeared to be unapproved and misbranded.last_img read more

Mark Godfrey Voight

first_imgMark Godfrey Voight, 63, of Groves, Texas passed away on Friday, July 19, 2019 at The Medical Center of Southeast Texas.He was born on November 22, 1955 to his parents, Virgil Everett Voight and Mary Carpenter Voight in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.Mark lived in the area for most of his life. He was a 1974 graduate of Port Neches-Groves High School. He worked as a Correctional Officer with Texas Department of Correction for over 25 years and retired due to vision loss.Mark loved making people laugh, playing guitar and sharing his love of music with his friends and family.He spent his free time rooting for the Dallas Cowboys, watching old movies and sharing meals with loved ones. He always had room for seconds! Visitation will be on Friday, July 26, 2019 from 5:00 PM till 8:00 PM at Clayton Thompson Funeral Home in Groves. Service to honor Mark’s life will be at 10:00 AM Saturday, July 27, 2019 in the Thompson Memorial Chapel at Clayton Thompson. Graveside service will be at 1:00 PM Saturday at Antioch Cemetery in Buna.In lieu of flowers, family request donation to any of the following organizations in memory of Mark. Both of these help Texas diabetic sufferers with the purchase of diabetic alert dogs,, diabetic alert dog and the Kidney foundation, Mark was a follower of Christ and enjoyed sharing his faith with his family. He also collected many vintage guitars and retro memorabilia.Mark was a loving son, brother, father, grandfather and friend. He was kindhearted, generous, funny and loved by many. He will sincerely be missed by everyone who knew him.He was preceded in death by his father, Virgil and his niece, Gretchen Voight.Mark is survived by his two sons, Mason Voight and wife, Brandy of Groves, Spencer Voight and his fiancee’, Ashton Wagner of Round Rock, Texas; his one granddaughter, Ann Marie Voight of Groves; his mother, Mary Voight of Groves; his two brothers, Ranny Voight and wife, Donna of Clarksville, Georgia, Peter Voight and wife, Charlyn of Groves; his niece, Robyn Lovett and husband, Travis; two nephews, Avery and Aidan Voight.last_img read more

Nederland Police blotter and arrests for July 22-28

first_img July 27A person was found to be in possession of marijuana in the 500 block of North Fifth Street.Theft was reported in the 200 block of North 21st Street.Criminal mischief was reported in the 2900 block of Nederland Avenue.July 28A person was arrested on Nederland warrants in the 200 block of Hill Terrace.A person was found to be in possession of marijuana in the 700 block of South 33rd Street.Assault causes bodily injury-family violence was reported in the 1500 block of South 27th Street.A person was arrested on another agency’s warrant in the 1500 block of South 27th Street. Nederland police responded to the following calls from July 22-28:July 22An information report was made in the 900 block of South 21st Street.Criminal mischief and theft was reported in the 2100 block of U.S. 69.Criminal mischief and theft was reported in the 2100 block of U.S. 69.Aggravated assault serious bodily injury and burglary of a vehicle was reported in the 1700 block of North 31st Street.A person was arrested on another agency’s warrant in the 100 block of North Twin City Highway.Theft of a firearm was reported in the 1800 block of North 32nd Street.A death was reported in the 400 block of North Ninth Street.Burglary of a vehicle was reported in the 1400 block of Franklin.Criminal mischief was reported in the 2100 block of U.S. 69.A person was arrested on another agency’s warrant in the 3300 block of Avenue H.A person was found to be in possession of marijuana in the 500 block of South Fifth Street.July 23A person was arrested for driving while intoxicated-2nd in the 100 block of South 14th Street and the person was found to be in possession of a controlled substance. Lab results pending.Theft was reported in the 2100 block of Helena.An assault offensive touch-family violence was reported in the 200 block of South 15th Street.A person was arrested on another agency’s warrant in the 200 block of South 15th Street.A person was found to be in possession of marijuana and unlawfully carrying a weapon in the 1100 block of Avenue J. Next UpJuly 24Theft was reported in the 1000 block of Nederland Avenue.Assault causes bodily injury was reported in the 2100 block of South 15th Street.A person was arrested on another agency’s warrant and for failing to identify in the 1800 block of Helena.A person was taken into custody on a mental commitment in the 1500 block of South 27th Street.Assault offensive touch-family violence was reported in the 1500 block of South 27th Street.July 25A person was arrested for possession of a controlled substance in the 100 block of South Twin City Highway.July 26A person was arrested for driving while intoxicated with an open container in the 2800 block of FM 365.An information report was made in the 100 block of Hilldale.Found property was reported in the 1400 block of Boston.A person was arrested on Nederland warrants in the 3200 block of FM 365.Aggravated sexual assault of a child was reported in the 600 block of Hardy Circle.A dog at large was reported in the 500 block of Hardy.A person was arrested on Nederland warrants and another agency’s warrants in the 1200 block of South 27th Street.Assault-family violence was reported in the 100 block of North 33rd Street.A person was arrested on Nederland Warrants in the 100 block of N Twin City Highway.center_img ArrestsJesus Rocha, 45, warrant other agencyRonnie Keal, 29, warrant other agencyDennis Perry Jr., 27, driving while intoxicated-secondGarrett Hammond, 22, warrant other agencyJason Boatman, 39, warrant other agency/fail to identifyAshley Nunez, 32, possession of a controlled substanceLindsey Phillips, 39, driving while intoxicated with open containerPatrick Peshoff, 29, Nederland warrantsKelly Grogan, Nederland warrants and arrant other agencyAshley Neal, 27, warrant other agencyRoland Courville, 42, Nederland warrantsIsmael Rodriguez Jr., 37, Nederland warrantsSusan Valentine, 41, warrant other agencylast_img read more