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USW to host interfaith service
From USW:

Port Arthur, Texas—United Steelworkers (USW) Local 13-423 members invite the community to attend an interfaith service at the union hall, 1500 Jefferson Dr. in Port Arthur, on Sunday, March 1 starting at 11:00 a.m.

Father Sinclair Oubre and Local 13-423 member Jeremy Walker will lead the service.

“During these moments of difficulty we will pause and reflect on the One from whom our strength comes from,” said USW District 13 international staff representative Richard “Hoot” Landry. “As Psalms 46:10 says, ‘Be still and know that I am God.’”

Local 13-423 members are engaged in an unfair labor practice (ULP) strike at the Motiva refinery in Port Arthur, Texas. The local has joined with 14 other locations in the ULP strike.

Besides unfair labor practices, other issues in the ULP strike include health and safety issues such as fatigue and unsafe staffing levels. Worker fatigue can lead to deadly mistakes that result in explosions and fires. The USW does not want this to happen, and is engaging in this ULP strike to protect not only the employees at the union’s represented refineries and petrochemical plants, but also the surrounding communities.

WHAT:   Interfaith service at Local 13-423 hall

WHEN:   Sunday, March 1; 11:00 a.m.

WHERE:  1500 Jefferson Dr., Port Arthur, Texas
WHO:      Entire community is invited

Jasper shooting suspect officially charged

KJAS- by Steve Stewart

A man who Jasper County investigators say shot another man in a dispute over a woman early Friday morning has now been officially charged with the crime.

According to Chief Deputy Glenn Blank, 31-year-old James Lee Simons, of Jasper, is accused of shooting Dustin Lee Stoker, 26, of Richland Hills in the Dallas area. Simons appeared before Precinct 5 Justice of the Peace Brett Holloway on Saturday morning and was charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. Bond was set at $200,000.00, and at last word Simons remained behind bars.

Sheriff Mitchel Newman said on Friday that his deputies responded to the Christus Jasper Memorial Hospital emergency room at about 2:00 that morning when it was reported that Stoker had been brought in with a gunshot wound to the abdomen.

Newman said it was soon determined that the shooting had occurred at a home on Highway 96 North, near the Jasper Country Club.

According to Newman, deputies located and arrested Simons about an hour later.

Newman said the bullet did not hit any of Stoker’s vital organs, and he was released later Friday morning after undergoing treatment.

North Beaumont Little League registration information
Information below from the North Beaumont Little League:

Getting the message out about the North Beaumont Little League holding registration is of the upmost importance. Here is the information that is being advertised with signage donated by Kirksey's Sprint Printing, Fast Signs and Alphabet Soup: baseball and softball registration - ages 3 through 14, for more information go to northbeaumontlittleleague.com or call (409) 553-1047, (409) 350-2817 or (409) 499-1872.

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