LU women play No. 400 at Montagne

first_img Senior post player Kiandra Bowers also ranks among the nation’s best when pilfering the ball from opponents, ranking 28th with an average of 2.89 steals per game.Bowers has been a dominant force on the offensive boards, pulling down 5.78 offensive rebounds per game to lead the nation. Bowers is 28th in the nation in rebounding at 10.1 per game. Bowers is also adept at putting the ball in the basket, ranking 13th nationally by connecting on 61 percent of her shots from the field.As a team, the Cardinals are third in the nation in offensive rebounding at 19 per game. LU is averaging 14.4 points per game on second-chance points, while the Cardinals’ opponents score 10.6 second-chance points per game.LU averages 73.6 points per game on offense to rank 46th in the nation. Many of those points come thanks to Barrs, who averages 6.4 assists per game, good for 18th in the country. Moe Kinard, who had 21 points in Wednesday’s win, leads LU in scoring at 16.4 points per game. Bowers is second on the team in scoring at 13.7 points per game.Northwestern State (9-10, 3-5) is led by Beatrice Attura, who is second in the conference in scoring at 18.9 points per game.The Lady Demons are just 1-8 on the road this season, with their only win away from home a 76-74 decision at UIW on Jan. 5.Saturday’s game will be broadcast on KLVI-AM 560 and streamed on ESPN3. The contest is the first game of a doubleheader, with the LU men squaring off against Northwestern State at 4:30 p.m. BEAUMONT — The Lamar women’s basketball team plays its 400th home game in the Montagne Center when it hosts Northwestern State at 2 p.m. Saturday in a Southland Conference clash.The Cardinals are 250-149 all-time at the Montagne, dating back to Jan. 14, 1985, when LU posted a 63-60 win over Nicholls. This season, the Cardinals are a perfect 10-0 at home, outscoring their opponents by an average of 30.3 points per game.LU (13-5, 6-2 Southland) heads into Saturday’s game just a half-game behind conference co-leaders Stephen F. Austin and Abilene Christian, who are both 6-1 in SLC play. LU is tied for third place with Central Arkansas.center_img LU comes off a 65-49 home victory over Texas A&M-Corpus Christi on Thursday, in what LU coach Robin Harmony described as one of the best defensive efforts by her team this season.The LU defense continues to remain tops in the nation when it comes to creating turnovers. LU forces opponents into an average of 25.44 turnovers per game. The Cardinals also rank first in steals per game at 14.3 and in turnover margin at plus 9.78. As a result, the Cardinals dominate in points off turnovers, averaging 26.7 points per game, while the opponents score 14.6 points per game off LU turnovers.LU sophomore guard Chastadie Barrs continues to lead the nation in steals per game with an average of 4.5 per outing. Barrs has at least one steal in all 49 games in her career. Her 204 career styles already rank third all-time at LU.last_img read more

Gloria Ann Brevell

first_img Next UpGloria was devoted to her Catholic faith and attended mass and adoration daily.She enjoyed cooking and spending time with her family and their friends.She was “Glo”, Mom and Maw Maw to many more than just her immediate family. Her home was always filled with love, laughter, and friends of the kids and grandkids.Gloria is preceded in death by her father Willie Boudreaux and her mother Eunice Cormier Boudreaux.Gloria is Survived by her loving husband, Charles Brevell; three sons, Randy Brevell and wife Ida, Bubba Brevell and wife Deena, Mark Brevell and wife Brenda; step-daughter, Charlotte Castro; granddaughters, Brooke Brevell Sangster and husband Austin, Blaire Brevell and fiance’ Jesse Benoit, Bailey Brevell, Britney Brevell, Regina Castro and Liana Castro; grandsons, David Guerra, Anthony Guerra and wife Michelle; great grandchildren, Nathan Sangster, Dylan and Drew Guerra, James and Sydney Campbell, and Gizelle and Violet Hernandez; one brother, Percy Boudreaux; and many loving nieces, nephews, and extended family.A Gathering of friends and family will be from 4:30 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., with a Rosary at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, October 21, 2019, at Grammier-Oberle Funeral Home. Gloria Ann Brevell, 79, of Groves, Texas, passed away peacefully in her home surrounded by her loving family.Gloria was born to Willie and Eunice Boudreaux on October 25, 1939, in Rayne, LA.Gloria married the love of her life Charles Brevell on September 26, 1959, and has been happily married for 60 years.center_img The Funeral Mass to Celebrate Gloria Brevell’s life will begin at 1:00 p.m., Tuesday, October 22, 2019, at St Catherine’s Catholic Church.Rite of Committal will follow at Greenlawn Memorial Park.The Family would like to express a special appreciation and heartfelt thanks to Michael Keller, DO and Heart to Heart Hospice.last_img read more

THE MOVIE GUY — Rhythm Section succeeds despite many problems

first_img Think of this movie as a spiritual cousin to La Femme Nikita, but with our heroine stumbling about pretending to be a killer who usually requires luck to intervene on her behalf. She’s not very good at her job, but she succeeds anyway.For example, she manages to convince a shady information broker (Sterling K. Brown) to turn over critical information even though somebody with his experience would never give an obviously novice killer the time of day. Similarly, she doesn’t uncover any real clues in her hunt, yet she still manages to track down all the bad guys.I have no idea how she managed to do all of this. I wasn’t alone. The old man in the row behind me kept asking his wife what was going on. I perked up my ears, hoping she had some answers to the film’s many plot holes and improbable coincidences. Yet despite all of this, Blake Lively makes a pretty good action heroine. She is fully committed to her performance, downplaying her beauty and attacking the action sequences with gusto. She reportedly broke her hand during one of the fights. Given the violence of these moments and the size of her opponents, I’m surprised that her hand was all that was damaged.The fights are pretty good at getting your adrenaline pumping. There’s also an empathetic aspect to these scenes as the bad guys don’t hesitate to pummel a woman. It’s wince-inducing stuff, but also quite effective at getting the audience to cheer when our heroine eventually comes out on top. The Rhythm Section is one of those films where you can tell that a lot of critical information and character growth was dropped in the transition from book to screen. It’s a credit to Lively and the director that this film made me want to go read the original books, just to fill in the blanks and find out what the fuss is all about.Movie reviews by Sean, “The Movie Guy,” are published each week in “The Port Arthur News” and seen weekly on KFDM and Fox4. Sean welcomes your comments via email at [email protected]center_img January has historically been a cinematic dumping ground, so I wasn’t expecting much from the new Blake Lively film, The Rhythm Section, which hits theaters this weekend. True to tradition, the movie has a lot of problems, but to my delight, there are enough cool aspects to make this into an effective action/thriller.Based on Mark Burnell’s Stephanie Patrick novels, Lively plays a woman who is traumatized by the death of her family from a terrorist bombing. She becomes obsessed with bringing the bad guys to justice, leading her to track down a disgraced MI6 agent (Jude Law). She begs him to turn her into a cold-blooded assassin and then put her on the trail of the terrorists.The problem is that she’s frequently overwhelmed by her emotions. That turns out to be a detriment to anybody embarking on a career as a contract killer.last_img read more

MARK PORTERIE — PAISD embracing innovation for stronger education

first_img While the world waits in anticipation for someone to step up and provide a cure, we must have leaders who will spend the time and energy to create plans to move forward that are realistic and in the best interest of all citizens.This should not be a partisan divide. This disease is affecting each and every one of us.It may seem far removed if you or a family member have not been personally affected, but each of us are only one contact with an infected person away from a personal testimony. COVID-19 has changed us forever. It has been the event of 2020 that leaves me scratching my head in bewilderment wondering, “What in the world is happening?” Whether those changes are for the better, is up to us.As our governing officials decide that we can move toward reclaiming some resemblance of normalcy, it is important that we keep in mind the things that are most important, our safety and the safety of our loved ones.There are no benchmarks or past experiences upon which we can rely to make the best and most appropriate decisions. We as a community have to write the playbook. We must take seriously the warnings from prominent health professionals who give us guidelines to fight against the spread of COVID-19.This week we have been given a glimpse of the potential for regaining our country’s sense of “normalcy.” However, the scientific, political and economic issues must be balanced.Although there may be a consensus on what should be done, our leaders are charged with the responsibility of determining how it is to be carried out.Amid warnings of possible economic depression if the country remains “closed” much longer and a potential resurgence of the virus if the country “opens up” too soon, government officials face the dilemma of deciding the best direction for our country.center_img PAISD has to make decisions regarding the continued education of our students while protecting the health and safety of its employees and students. The year 2020 has the potential of affecting the educational system for many years to come.Whether we use this as an excuse to just call it quits or we embrace it for new and innovative ways of providing educational opportunities for students that will benefit us far beyond our present situation, must be answered.So, I must applaud the members of the Port Arthur Independent School District for once again stepping to the plate and supporting the education of our children by any means necessary.The attitude that there is nothing more important and there is nothing that we will not do to support our children is evident in their dedication. Our executive team, curriculum department, teachers, directors of the various departments, child nutrition staff, and so many more have done an excellent job at moving forward.Kudos to our parents who are either working from home or working and coming home to children and supporting them in their school work.We have awesome parents, grandparents and guardians who are doing a remarkable job of assisting their children and lifting the standards. You have all embraced the opportunity to make lemons into lemonade.As we move forward in our decision-making process about how we will recognize our 2020 seniors, how we will address summer school activities, fall athletics and most importantly how we will transition back to learning in classrooms together, we will continue to listen, read and rely on knowledge and common sense.PAISD embraces this moment to take a step toward innovation for our students. PAISD has not made it to 120 years to give up now. We will get through this stronger than ever, with best practices to make us even stronger because of the COVID-19 experience.Dr. Mark Porterie is Superintendent of Schools for the Port Arthur Independent School District. He can be reached at [email protected]last_img read more

Check out PNGISD meal prices, how to apply for free or reduced pricing

first_img A child with a parent or guardian who becomes unemployed may become eligible for free and reduced-price meals if the household income drops below the income limit. Reduced-prices meals are 30 cents for breakfast and 40 cents for lunch.Parents and guardians may apply at any time during the school year. Those who received a notification letter that a child is directly certified for free or reduced-price meals should not complete an application. If a child was approved last year, that application is good only for that school year and the first few days of this school year.To receive an application for free or reduced-price meals, contact Melissa Nunnelly at 409-729-7644, ext. 329, or email [email protected] All applications should be returned to Melissa Nunnelly, 1401 Merriman, Port Neches, TX 77651.center_img PORT NECHES — Parents or guardians are welcome to apply to see if their children in the Port Neches-Groves Independent School District qualify for free or reduced-price meals.Among regular prices, breakfast is $1.25 for children in prekindergarten through fifth grades and $1.35 for sixth through 12th grade students. Lunch is $2.25 for children in kindergarten through third grades, $2.50 for fourth and fifth grades and $2.75 for sixth through 12th grades.last_img read more

Timberwolves press smothers Nederland; Bulldogs finally lose 1st game

first_img Three Timberwolves players finished with double figures, compared to Nederland’s one. BU’s Terrance Arceneaux totaled 22 points. Nederland’s Tyler Jackson finished with a team-high 11. “We couldn’t handle their press,” Bulldogs head coach Brian English said. “That starts from the top down. That is on me. We didn’t play well.”The Bulldogs turned the ball over several times against the Timberwolves’ full court press, leading to easy, fast break buckets.center_img BEAUMONT — The Nederland Bulldogs are undefeated no more after falling 65-33 to Beaumont United on Tuesday night.The Bulldogs (13-1, 1-1 in district 21-5A) struggled against the pressure of the No. 2-ranked Timberwolves.last_img read more

Penn Badgley and Milla Jovovich Join Ethan Hawke and Ed Harris in Modern-Day Cymbeline Film

first_img Badgley’s recent screen credits include his starring role as Dan Humphrey on the now-concluded teen series Gossip Girl, as well as films Easy A, Greetings from Tim Buckley, Margin Call, The Stepfather, John Tucker Must Die and the upcoming Parts Per Billion. Jovovich is best known for her roles in the Resident Evil film franchise, as well as the cult sci-fi classic The Fifth Element. Deadline reports that the former Gossip Girl stud will play the orphan Posthumus, who surreptitiously weds Imogen, the daughter of King Cymbeline, and is thusly exiled. Jovovich will play the Queen, Cymbeline’s wife. Hawke (who is tackling another Shakespeare classic when he plays Macbeth at Lincoln Center Theater this October) plays Iachimo, a friend who bets Posthumus that he can’t successfully seduce Imogen; Harris will play the titular monarch. Penn Badgley and Milla Jovovich are the latest actors to board director Michael Almereyda’s contemporary adaptation of Shakespeare’s Cymbeline, starring previously announced headliners Ethan Hawke and Ed Harris. Almereyda previously helmed an adaptation of Hamlet, also starring Hawke, in 2000.center_img View Commentslast_img read more

Say Hello to Four Magical Maggots! New Title Performers Announced for Broadway’s Matilda

first_img Matilda Star Files Lesli Margherita Related Shows Four new young girls have been announced to share the title role in Matilda. Paige Brady, Gabriella Pizzolo, Ripley Sobo and Ava Ulloa will alternate in the role of the precocious youngster. The pint-sized stars take over the role from original stars Sophia Gennusa, Oona Laurence, Bailey Ryon and Milly Shaprio, who received Tony Honors for Excellence in the Theatre for their alternating performances as Matilda Wormwood. Brady, Pizzolo, Sobo and Ulloa will begin performances in the hit musical over the next few weeks. View Comments Gabriel Ebert The cast of Matilda also includes Chris Hoch as Miss Trunchbull, Jill Paice as Miss Honey, Looks Not Books video blogger Lesli Margherita as Mrs. Wormwood, Tony winner Gabriel Ebert as Mr. Wormwood and Karen Aldridge as Mrs. Phelps. Matilda features choreography by Peter Darling, set and costume design by Rob Howell, lighting design by Hugh Vanstone and sound design by Simon Baker. Matilda continues its run at the Shubert Theatre, where it opened on April 11. Show Closed This production ended its run on Jan. 1, 2017 Brady, Pizzolo and Ulloa will each be making her Broadway debut in Matilda. Sobo previously appeared in the Tony Award-winning musical Once. Directed by Tony winner Matthew Warchus, Matilda is the story of an extraordinary girl who dreams of a better life. Armed with a vivid imagination and a sharp mind, Matilda dares to take a stand and change her destiny. Based on the beloved Roald Dahl novel of the same name, the musical features a book by Tony winner Dennis Kelly and music and lyrics by Tony nominee Tim Minchin. Jill Paicelast_img read more

Mexico

first_imgMexicali is a winter sunspot just across the border from California’s Imperial Valley. Mexicali, the seat of government for Baja California, is unique among border cities in that its size and economic strength are not the result of proximity to the United States or tourism. The hub of a major agricultural region, it offers hundreds of stores, shops and a metropolitan night life. Many visitors to Yuma can enjoy a short trip across the border to Mexico. U.S. citizens need to present a passport, passport card, enhanced driver’s license or Trusted Traveler Program card. For children 16 and under, a copy of their birth certificate is all that is necessary. For more information on border crossing requirements, visit www.dhs.gov/crossing-us-borders.All military personnel must check with their unit for the command’s latest policy before traveling to Mexico.San Luis, south of Yuma on Highway 95, is the largest city along the border in Sonora, Mexico. Shopping holds a special appeal for most visitors. It is recommended that visitors park on the U.S. side and walk into Mexico.Los Algodones, approximately 7 miles to the west, is the closest Mexican town to Yuma. Take Interstate 8 west to the Algodones/Andrade exit and proceed south for approximately 2 miles. Los Algodones is a good place to enjoy lunch and limited shopping. Again, park and walk across the border.El Golfo Santa Clara, located 90 miles south of San Luis, draws large holiday crowds, which converge to ride all-terrain vehicles on the seemingly endless beaches and camp under the stars near the Sea of Cortez. Accommodations are very limited, with beach camping recommended for the experienced. Street signs mark the way along the two-and-a-half-hour drive. Americans are advised to buy Mexican auto insurance and carry bottled water.last_img read more

56th Fighter Wing Established At Luke To Preserve AF Legacy

first_imgIn April 1994, after 24 years at Luke Air Force Base, the 58th Fighter Wing was replaced by the 56th Fighter Wing (FW) as part of the Air Force Heritage program. Air Force officials established the program to preserve Air Force legacy and history during a time of military drawdown. The 56th FW was one of the most highly decorated units in Air Force history, and it was named to remain part of the active fighter force while the 58th FW was reassigned as a special operations wing to Kirtland Air Force Base, New Mexico.Luke AFB 56th FW traces its heritage to the 56th Pursuit Group that first activated Jan. 15, 1941, in Savannah, Georgia. Its earlier history was marked by frequent moves, the first to North Carolina in May 1941 and then to New York in 1942. Using P-39 Airacobra and P-40 Warhawk aircraft, the unit flew air defense patrol until June 1942, when the group became the first to train with and fly the P-47 Thunderbolt.The 56th FW left for England Jan. 6, 1943. During the following two years, pilots of the 56th FW shot down more enemy planes and listed more aces than any other Army Air Force group in the 8th Air Force, including the top two aces in Europe. By the war’s end, the 56th FW’s motto — Cave Tonitrum, meaning “Beware the Thunderbolt” — was highly respected by the allies and their enemies alike.On Oct. 18, 1945, the unit was inactivated. It was reactivated May 1, 1946, at Selfridge Field, Michigan, as part of the Strategic Air Command’s 15th Air Force. It included the 61st, 62nd and 63rd Fighter squadrons (FS). As part of a restructuring, the 56th FW was activated Aug. 15, 1947, and the 56th Fighter Group was assigned to the new wing.In July and August 1948, a 56th major operation involved 16 of the wing’s F-80 Shooting Stars. By way of Maine, Labrador, Greenland, Iceland and Scotland, the flight flew to Furstenfeldbruck, Germany. Although not connected with the Berlin Airlift, which was in progress, the operation focused world attention on the U.S. Air Force’s ability to rapidly deploy jet fighters during a crisis.The wing was transferred to the Continental Air Command’s 10th Air Force Dec. 1, 1948, and the mission of the wing’s tactical units shifted to air defense. The unit was redesignated as the 56th Fighter Interceptor Wing Jan. 20, 1950. Its 61st, 62nd and 63rd Fighter Interceptor squadrons (FIS) converted to the F-86 Sabre jet in April 1950.While the wing inactivated Feb. 6, 1952, Air Defense Command reorganized its tactical squadrons reassigning them to other wings.Almost nine years later, the wing reactivated at K.I. Sawyer Air Force Base, Michigan, as the 56th FW (Air Defense) with an air defense mission. The wing controlled a single tactical unit, the 62nd FIS, flying the F-101 Voodoo.Starting Feb. 1, 1961, the wing was part of two air defense sectors. As such, the 56th FW participated in many air defense exercises, tactical evaluations and other operations. On Dec. 16, 1963, the Duluth Air Defense Sector reassigned the squadron directly underneath itself. On Jan. 1, 1964, the 56th FW was assigned to the Strategic Air Command and inactivated.Just over three years later, the wing reactivated as the 56th Air Commando Wing at Nakhon Phanom Royal Thai Air Force Base, Thailand. War then raged in Southeast Asia. Assigned to 13th Air Force, the 56th FW received operational direction from 7th Air Force in Saigon. The wing’s combat and support operations in Southeast Asia were numerous and varied. Until Aug. 1, 1968, the wing operated as an air commando organization. From Aug. 1, 1968 to June 30, 1975, the 56th FW was designated a special operations wing. Due to its efforts in every military campaign beginning with the Vietnam Air Offensive, Phase II, the wing earned several awards for valor.On June 30, 1975, some of the wing’s subordinate units were inactivated. The wing, with combat support group (containing its security police and civil engineering squadrons), supply and transportation squadrons moved without personnel or equipment to MacDill Air Force Base, Florida. The wing was redesignated the 56th Tactical Fighter Wing and assigned to Tactical Air Command’s 9th Air Force.As part of the move, the 61st FS and 62nd FS reactivated as tactical fighter squadrons. The 63rd Fighter Interceptor Training Squadron moved from Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida, without personnel or equipment. Redesignated a tactical fighter squadron, it was assigned to the wing as was the 4501st Tactical Fighter Replacement Squadron, which later became the 13th Tactical Fighter Training Squadron.In November 1979, the wing began converting from the F-4D Phantom II to the F-16 Fighting Falcon. As they converted, they became tactical fighter training squadrons. On Oct. 1, 1981, the 56th FW became a tactical training wing. On July 1, 1982, the 13th inactivated and the 72nd Tactical Fighter Training Squadron took its place.On June 27, 1988, the 56th FW began converting from the F-16A/B models to the updated F-16C/Ds. Then another reorganization redesignated the 56th as a fighter wing Oct. 1, 1991. Its flying units once again became fighter squadrons. The 56th FW was reassigned to Luke Air Force Base April 1, 1994.With the F-16C/Ds, the 56th FW remains the primary F-16 aircrew and maintenance training wing in the Air Force. Under the 56th FW, which retains its F-16C/D training mission, are the 21st, 309th, 310th and 425th Fighter squadrons at Luke AFB, along with the Wing. At Kingsley Field Air National Guard Base, the 550th Fighter Squadron trains F-15C pilots and reports to the 56th Operations Group.Since 2015, the 56th FW at Luke AFB has trained pilots to fly the F-35A Lightning II. Units flying the F-35A Lightning II are the 61st, 62nd, 63rd and 308th Fighter Squadrons.last_img read more