Ask a cop: Be smart, use your blinking blinkers

first_img Be a smart and safe driver, use you turn signal indicator (BLINKERS), trust me those of us behind would love to know your intent!Gerry, try not to get so emotional and show your disapproval in front of your kids while operating a motor vehicle, because this is a behavior they can easily pick up from their HERO, and when they start driving they may display acts of anger while driving or even road rage.Jeremy from Beaumont asks: Officer Antoine, I car pool weekly with my co-worker and we always have a question about blocking intersections while stopped in line at a traffic signal. Let’s say the traffic at an intersection is backed up past a city length block and the crossstreet has vehicles in front waiting for the light to change. There are also cars stopped at the cross street stop sign. Is it illegal to block the intersection and wait for the traffic light to change or should the traffic a the stop sign wait?Answer: Good question Jeremy! We all can experience lines of traffic like this during rush hours. There are not laws that tell ANY driver in Texas that they must stop before the cross street to allow passage for any vehicle sitting a stop sign. The vehicle at a cross street will just have to patiently WAIT until it is clear and safe for them to enter the intersection. The vehicle that is on the road, already has the right of way and the other vehicle must gain access when it is safe to do so. If the vehicle at the stop sign is given entry by one motorist that still don’t give them the right of way especially if his movement or position of his vehicle is causing traffic to stop to allow him safe passage. Keep in mind especially when you are in BIG cities like Houston, sometimes you feel like you will wait 15 minutes at a stop sign before its safe to enter the intersection unless someone lets you in. You always take a risky chance when someone lets you in by slowing down traffic and waving you in. Drive Safe!Juan from Port Arthur asks: I’ve visited Houston on many occasions and I must say with the multitude of vehicle traffic they have there, it seems like the horn usage is more here in Southeast Texas than in Houston. Is there a law against horn usage abuse or overuse?Answer: Good question Juan! Yes there is a law against inappropriate horn usage. Now Juan being raised in smaller communities and daily motoring in said place makes you grateful when we take time to visit our neighboring MAJOR metropolitan city to the west. Juan it is your opinion that we use our horn system more than the motorist in Houston do, well I can’t say I agree with that but you are entitled to your opinion. Horns are a very important tool and necessary asset to you vehicle to communicate road safety to other motorist. Now Texas law TRC 547.501 (c)  A motor vehicle operator shall use a horn to provide audible warning only when necessary to insure safe operation. Keep in mind that Click it or Ticket will be enforced until May 31. The men and women of the Port Arthur Police Department are encouraging ALL motorist and passengers of motor vehicle to BUCKLE UP! Seat belts save lives!Gerry from Port Arthur asks:  Officer Antoine, I have a quick question about the use of blinkers: It seems as though a lot of people have decided that the use of blinkers on public streets and highways is an option. Many, many times as I drive the route between my home and Lamar State College-Port Arthur where I work, folks will simply stop in the road ahead of me. As I sit at a standstill I’m wondering, are they turning left … right … or if there a dead raccoon in the road? My kids make fun of me for getting so bent out of shape but I think it’s a real safety concern.Answer:  Good question Gerry! I’m ONE who truly echo your sentiments about the failure to use your signal indicators (blinkers) while operating a motor vehicle on a public roadway. I don’t understand the mindset of motorists who believe it’s permissible for them to drive and change lanes, turn into private driveways, all without signaling their intent to do so. Gerry I can’t begin to tell you how many citations I’ve issued for this violation, and the attitude of the driver upon receiving the citation is one of appalled. They can’t believe they are being stopped much less given a ticket for such a minor violation. Gerry to me and all other responsible motorists, your turn signal is a non verbal way to communicate your INTENT (lane change, turning), while driving a motor vehicle in order that other motorists behind you or approaching may prepare to drive their vehicles accordingly.It’s amazing we buy these vehicles and PAY for a piece of equipment that is standard in ALL vehicles, but yet we fail to use it! Failing to use your turn signal could be the difference between someone going to the car wash or salvage yard, or Memorial Day picnic or emergency room — and last but not least,  home or to a morgue.last_img read more

Bowers, Kinard power LU

first_img Canisius (1-4) fought back in the second quarter to cut the LU lead to 22-18 with 4:49 remaining in the half, but Kinard rained a 3-pointer to kick start a 10-2 LU run to end the half as the Cardinals took a 32-20 lead into the locker room.The Golden Griffins came out hot to start the second half, opening the third quarter on a 10-2 run over the first 2:43 of the period, prompting Harmony to call a timeout to stem the tide. Whatever Harmony said seemed to work, as LU rattled off six straight points to lead 40-30. Canisius never got any closer than eight points the rest of the way.“They made some runs at us, but we never let them get the lead,” Harmony said. “We got the big stop or the key bucket when we needed them.”The Cardinals grabbed a season-high 55 rebounds as they outrebounded the Golden Griffins 55-30. LU had four players in double digits on the glass, as Kiara Desamours finished with a game-high 11 rebounds to complement the 10 each from Barrs, Bowers and Kinard. The rebounding proved crucial, as LU had 21 second-chance points, compared to just two points for Canisius.“We got on the boards the way we are capable of,” Harmony said. “We did a good job of fighting for rebounds.”Canisius also had trouble with LU’s pressure defense. The Golden Griffins, who averaged just 12 turnovers per game entering the contest, committed a season-high 23 turnovers Saturday as LU had a 20-8 advantage in points off turnovers.The turnover advantage and domination on the boards allowed LU to take 32 more shots than Canisius. The Cardinals were 23 of 74 (31.1 percent) from the field, while Canisius took just 42 shots, making 16 (38.1 percent).Sara Hinriksdottir and Maria Welch had 14 points apiece to pace the Golden Griffins, while Lauren D’Hont added 11 points. Next UpIt was the ninth career double-double, and second this season, for Bowers, while Kinard registered the first double-double of her career.“It’s good to get that first road win,” said Harmony, who saw her team to improve to 3-3 on the season. “It’s tough to win on the road, so I am hoping this will give this young team some confidence.”Bowers had eight points in the first quarter as the Cardinals (3-3) built a 17-7 lead. The Cardinals took the lead for good in the early going by going on a 13-0 run to go up 15-3 with 2:37 remaining in the first quarter.center_img Lamar sports informationBUFFALO, N.Y. — Kiandra Bowers and Moe Kinard each had a double-double to propel Lamar coach Robin Harmony to her 50th win at the helm of the Cardinals with a 65-51 victory over host Canisius in a non-conference women’s basketball game Saturday afternoon.Bowers and Kinard each finished with 18 points and 10 rebounds, as Kinard established a career high for rebounds in the victory. Chastadie Barrs just missed out on a triple-double, ending with nine points, 10 rebounds and a game-high seven assists. Barrs also had a steal, giving her at least one steal in all 37 games of her career.last_img read more

Texas adds April jobs, Beaumont-Port Arthur struggle, post-Harvey

first_imgBy Ken [email protected] Texas economy added 39,600 seasonally adjusted, non-farm jobs in April — success that may have bypassed this southeastern region of the state. LaurenVan Gerven, a labor market analyst in the TWC’s Beaumont office, said the drop in available workforce may suggest local retirements that could be replenished by May graduations. She said the short-term report is “not very concerning.” Oftentimes retirements come before the summertime, she said.She said no major local construction projects have ended.“With Harvey, it’s been a pretty goofy year,” she said. “Some people left the area and haven’t come back.” Manufacturing recorded the largest private-industry employment gain over the month, adding 8,600 jobs; the Professional and Business Services sector added 7,500 jobs in April; Education and Health Services added 6,200 jobs.Among the state Metropolitan Statistical Areas, Midland MSA had the lowest unemployment rate with a non-seasonally adjusted rate of 2.1 percent. Amarillo MSA was second lowest at 2.6 percent; College Station-Bryan MSA was third lowest at 2.7 percent in April.At first glance, Beaumont-Port Arthur MSA appeared to show improvement with 6.2 percent unemployment, down from 6.7 percent in March. But the MSA, which includes Jefferson, Orange, Hardin and Newton counties, also shows a loss of some 1,500 people from the workforce and about 500 fewer jobs.At 6.2 percent unemployment, Beaumont-Port Arthur is tied with Brownsville-Harlingen MSA at second-worst among 27 MSAs in Texas, ahead of only McAllen-Edinburg-Mission MSA, at 6.5 percent unemployment.center_img The Texas Workforce Commission released last month’s employment numbers Friday, which, coupled with annual employment numbers, show the state staying on a successful economic course for the 22nd consecutive month of growth.For the year, the TWC said, Texas has added 332,300 jobs for an annual employment growth rate of 2.7 percent in April. Private sector employers added 37,900 positions over the month.“Our state’s ongoing trajectory of success is linked to the innovation and competitiveness of employers in a range of industries providing workers more opportunities to demonstrate their world-class skills,” said TWC Chairman Andres Alcantar.last_img read more

Texas Senate honors Provost Umphrey founder Walter Umphrey

first_img Thanking Senator Watson for carrying the resolution, Provost Umphrey partner Bryan Blevins said, “The Senate resolution is a noteworthy testament to Walter’s remarkable career and his dedication to the hard-working men and women of Texas.” In addition to the resolution, Mrs. Umphrey was presented with a gubernatorial proclamation and the flag flown over the capital in Mr. Umphrey’s honor.Walter Umphrey grew up in Port Arthur and graduated from Baylor Law School. Provost Umphrey Law Firm is celebrating its 50th Anniversary this year. “Walter Umphrey has had a profound impact on the legal profession in Texas, and it is truly fitting that he receive special recognition for his career and for his invaluable service on behalf of the men and women of this state,” the resolution states.Texas SR641 highlighted Umphrey’s commitment to the law and his legal accomplishments including his work as lead counsel for the group of attorneys representing the state of Texas in the historic $15.3 billion settlement with the tobacco industry. BEAUMONT— The Texas Senate adopted a resolution honoring firm founder and longtime attorney Walter Umphrey for his legal accomplishments and philanthropic service to Southeast Texas and on behalf of all Texans.Senate Resolution No. 641, at the request of Sen. Kirk Watson, was approved unanimously on April 25.center_img Umphrey’s many accolades and awards include “Legal Legend” by Texas Lawyer and “Top Texas Lawyers of the 20th Century.” Of special note were Mr. and Mrs. Umphrey’s philanthropic support of Baylor Law School, Lamar University the Beaumont community and Mr. Umphrey’s service on the Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission.last_img read more

Port Neches Police arrests & blotter: Jan. 27–Feb. 9

first_img Jan. 31A person was arrested for possession of a controlled substance in the 3100 block of Merriman.Feb. 1A person was arrested for driving while intoxicated and possession of a firearm by a felon in the 800 block of Magnolia.Feb. 2A person was arrested for assault in the 3100 block of Ronshire.A person was arrested for resisting arrest, search or transport, public intoxication and possession of drug paraphernalia in the 2400 block of Eighth Street.An officer also arrested a second person for public intoxication in the 2400 block of Eighth Street.A person was arrested for assault, possession of a controlled substance and unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon in the 1100 block of Sun.Criminal mischief was reported in the 6000 block of Sara Jane Road.Theft was reported in the 2000 block of 10th Street.Criminal trespassing was reported in the 1900 block of Seventh Street. Jan. 28No reports.Jan. 29Assault was reported in the 400 block of East Second Street.Fraudulent use or possession of identifying information was reported in the 1400 block of Dallas.Jan. 30No reports. The following individuals were arrested by Port Neches police from Jan. 27 to Feb. 9:Derek Moore, Jr., 20, other agency warrant(s)Keyaeiro Cook-Johnson, 30, possession of a controlled substancePaul Malone, 42, driving while intoxicated and possession of a firearm by a felonKent Pittman, 61, assaultJohn Toups, 25, resisting arrest, search or transport, public intoxication and possession of drug paraphernaliaAmanda Courville, 26, public intoxicationGrady LeBlanc, 37, assault, possession of a controlled substance and unlawful possession of a firearm by a felonGlenn Semien, 25, other agency warrant(s), evading arrest/detentionBarbara Barker, 46, public intoxicationJoshua Fortune, 41, two counts of possession of a controlled substanceCasey Blackwell, 26, other agency warrant(s)Julio Cibrian, 18, possession of tobacco productsJosue Gonzalez, 28, other agency warrant(s)Caleb Avila, 27, theft from a person and assault.Port Neches police responded to the following calls from Jan. 27 to Feb. 9Jan. 27A person was arrested for other agency warrant(s) in the 2400 block of Nall.Fraudulent use or possession of identifying information was reported in the 2000 block of 10th Street.center_img Feb. 3Criminal mischief was reported in the 1900 block of Seventh Street.A person was arrested for other agency warrant(s) and evading arrest/detention in the 800 block of Ridgewood.Feb. 4Burglary of a vehicle was reported in the 700 block of Ridgewood.Credit/debit card abuse was reported in the 2800 block of Reynolds.Harassment was reported in the 1500 block of Nall.Feb. 5Failure to stop and give information was reported in the 1200 block of Nall.Forgery was reported in the 500 block King George.Theft was reported in the 2700 block of 12th Street.An officer investigated two reports of assault as well as arrested a person for public intoxication in the 200 block of Grigsby.Feb. 6No reports.Feb. 7A person was arrested for two counts of possession of a controlled substance in the 600 block of Magnolia.A person was arrested for other agency warrant(s) in the intersection of Merriman and New.Assault was reported in the 2900 block of 11th Street.A person was arrested for possession of tobacco product(s) in the 1800 block of Nall.Feb. 8No reports.Feb. 9A person was arrested for other agency warrant(s) in the 1000 block of Montgomery.A person was arrested for theft from a person and assault in the 400 block of Ave. F.last_img read more

The Results Are In! West End’s X Factor Musical I Can’t Sing! Announces Full Casting

first_imgThey’ve got the X Factor! Full casting has been announced for London’s new musical comedy and fictional X Factor spoof I Can’t Sing!. The show will feature Ashley Knight as boyband manager Louis, Victoria Elliot as pop queen Jordy, Simon Bailey as the host of X Factor and Billy Carter as Executive Producer. They will join previously announced Olivier Award winner Nigel Harman, Cynthia Erivo and Alan Morrisey. Performances for this quirky production will begin at the London Palladium February 27 with opening night set for March 26. 

I Can’t Sing! features choreography by Kate Prince, design by Es Devlin, lighting design by Jon Clark, sound design by Gareth Owen and musical supervision by Philip Bateman. London The cast will be rounded out by Simon Lipkin, Joe Speare, Katy Secombe, Charlie Baker, Shaun Smith, Rowen Hawkins, Luke Baker, Adam J Bernard, Jenna Boyd, Cyrus Brandon, Gabrielle Brooks, Scarlette Douglas, Kelly Ewins, Scott Garnham, Cherelle Jay, Faisal Khodaukus, Jaye Marshall, Brian McCann, Max Parker, Joseph Prouse, Steven Serlin, Kirstie Skivington, Philippa Stefani, Gary Trainor and Alex Young.center_img View Comments Directed by Sean Foley, I Can’t Sing! features music by Steve Brown and a book and additional lyrics by British comic Harry Hill. The production tells the story of Chenice (Erivo), who lives in an ITV blackspot because her grandad’s iron lung interferes with the signal in her caravan—she’s the only girl in the world who has never heard of The X Factor. When she accidentally stumbles into an audition with her talking dog, she starts a journey to both stardom and love. I Can’t Sing! goes beyond the microphone and under the judges’ desk to reveal the (not necessarily accurate) story of heartache and laughter that keeps millions tuning in every week.last_img read more

Sondheim Makes History, Lea Michele Does a Cannonball and the Bumpus Hounds Are Hungry Again in This Week’s Datebook

first_img SATURDAY, DECEMBER 14 THE GREAT WAR TAKES FLIGHT With The Snow Geese closing tomorrow, this is your final weekend to catch Tony winners Mary-Louise Parker and Victoria Clark and Tony nominee Danny Burstein on Broadway at MTC’s Samuel Friedman Theatre. The Chekhovian story of a widow (Parker) facing financial ruin and the deployment of her sons overseas in World War I, Sharr White’s family drama is packed with great performances in every role.  ALSO: The characters in Every Day a Visitor get cranky for the last time at the Clurman Theatre; one of Broadway’s most musical clans open the Graff Family Holiday Special at 54 Below. ALSO: Catch a slew of Broadway alums including Tom Hanks, Paul Giamatti, Jason Schwartzman, Bradley Whitford and Kathy Baker in the Mary Poppins-inspired film Saving Mr. Banks; Lea Michele chats about her new album on Ellen. MONDAY, DECEMBER 9 MONDAY ON THE COUCH WITH STEPHEN He’s here! He’s. Still. Here! HBO’s starry Stephen Sondheim documentary Six by Sondheim features re-stagings of six of the icon’s most popular songs including “Something’s Coming,” “Opening Doors,” “Send in the Clowns,” “I’m Still Here,” “Being Alive” and “Sunday,” plus never before seen archival footage of the musical legend and his muses. With appearances from TV stars and Broadway vets like Jeremy Jordan, Darren Criss, America Ferrera, Jackie Hoffman, Will Swenson and Audra McDonald, this is a doc you won’t want to miss. WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 11 RALPHIE TO THE RESCUE, AGAIN With all the holiday hubbub stressing you out, it’s the perfect time get a jolly good laugh, so head to the Theater at Madison Square Garden to see A Christmas Story.  Four vets of the Tony-nominated Broadway production (Dan Lauria, John Bolton, Erin Dilly and Caroline O’Connor) reprise their roles in this tuneful hit. Nothing says “Merry Christmas” like some garish dancing leg lamps! THURSDAY, DECEMBER 12 CHESTNUTS ROASTING IN TIMES SQUARE James Barbour is closing out his Holiday Concert at 54 Below with a bang! For his final performance, Barbour will be joined by a special guest, two-time Tony nominee Mary Testa, currently winning laughs in off-Broadway’s Disaster! The two powerhouse vocalists will duet on a plethora of holiday favorites, so head to 54 Below ‘cause baby, it’s cold outside! ALSO: Tony winner Len Cariou opens a three-performance run at 54 Below, while Broadway vet Chip Zien closes his 54 Below cabaret debut. Already sick of the cold weather? We’ve got some Broadway love to keep you warm! Soothe your mood with the documentary Six by Sondheim, groove to Lea Michele’s new single and celebrate the season with Ralphie saving the day in A Christmas Story. Check out this week’s list of must-see concerts, last-chance shows and lots more. ALSO: Murder Ballad alums Rebecca Naomi Jones, Caissie Levy & Juliana Nash reunite in concert at 54 Below; Ian McKellen chats Broadway and Hobbits on Letterman; Mike Birbiglia makes ‘em laugh on Jimmy Kimmel Live. SUNDAY, DECEMBER 15 THE CUTE BUS IS LEAVING THE STATION Hurry up and catch that bus! Second Stage’s Little Miss Sunshine, starring Tony nominees Will Swenson and Rory O’Malley and the wicked-ly talented Stephanie J. Block, closes today. The high-energy musical features a score by William Finn and book by James Lapine, plus nine-year-old Hannah Nordberg as little miss misfit Olive, who’s too cute not to brighten up your Sunday! TUESDAY, DECEMBER 10 FUNNY GIRL GOES BOOM She came in like a cannonball! Get ready to download, Gleeks, because Lea Michele releases the first single from her debut solo album Louder. Written by Sia and entitled “Cannonball,” the song features a promotional photo that’s more Miley and less Rachel Berry, but we’re super excited Broadway vet Lea is going pop! (We just hope she keeps campaigning to play Fanny Brice.) ALSLO: Tony nominee Euan Morton gets jazzy at 54 Below; Carey Mulligan talks Inside Llewyn Davis on Jimmy Kimmel Live. ALSO: West Side Story legend Carol Lawrence opens Handle With Care at the Westside Theatre; Arthur Darvill plays his last gut-wrenching performance in Once; off-Broadway says goodbye to One Night … and Star of David. ALSO: Original Jersey boy Daniel Reichard opens It’s Christmas…Again at 54 Below; just in time for Saving Mr. Banks, Mary Poppins 50th Anniversary Edition CD is released; Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812 releases a deluxe original cast recording two-disc CD; Wicked alum Donna Vivino’s debut CD is released; Billy Crystal talks 700 Sundays on Letterman. FRIDAY, DECEMBER 13 WAITING FOR ROMEO Orlando Bloom and Ian McKellen make the magical leap from Broadway to the big screen in The Hobbit: The Desolation of the Smaug. Going from a star-crossed lover (Bloom, in Romeo and Juliet) and existential thinkers (McKellen, in Waiting for Godot and No Man’s Land) to an elf and a wizard, the stars reprise their portrayals of Legolas and Gandalf in this classic tale of rings. There are sure to be special effects Broadway could never afford! View Commentslast_img read more

Family Concerns

first_imgAIRMAN & FAMILY READINESS CENTERThe Airman & Family Readiness Center, in Building 962 at the corner of Ninth Avenue and Avenue I, serves as a focal point for assisting military members and their families, retirees and civilian employees. Core programs and services include: Personal and Family Readi- ness, Personal Financial Readiness, Transition Assistance Program, Air Force Wounded Warrior Support, Personal and Family Work Life Education, Employment Assistance, Relocation Assistance Program, Air Force Aid Society, Volunteer Resource Program, Exceptional Family Member Program — Family Support, School Liaison Officer, Casualty Assistance and Survivor Benefit Program. Plans are in the works to relocate the A&FRC, along with the Airman’s Attic, to Building 960. The A&FRC is open 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday. All services are free. Call 940-676-4358 for information and assistance.AIRMAN’S ATTICThe Airman’s Attic is in Building 962 on the corner of Ninth Avenue and Avenue I. Hours are 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday. All items in the Attic are donated and are free. Donated items include clothing for the entire family, uniforms, books, toys, household items and small appliances. Furniture items are not available through the Airman’s Attic due to lack of space. Call the Attic or the Airman & Family Readiness Center at 940-676-4358.SCHOOLS ON BASETwo school districts serve the three Shep- pard housing areas. Freedom Estates children attend schools in the Burkburnett Indepen- dent School District. Kindergarten through fifth grade attend the John Tower Elemen- tary School, within walking distance. Junior and senior high school students are bused to schools in nearby Burkburnett. Children residing in Wind Creek Village housing attend schools in the Wichita Falls Independent School District. Elementary students attend Sheppard Elementary School, located in the Wind Creek Village Housing area. Other students are bused to nearby Kirby Junior High School or Hirschi High School. Children living in Heritage Heights are bused to either the Wichita Falls or Burkburnett schools depending on the specific location of their assigned housing.MADRIGAL YOUTH CENTERChildren of active-duty and retired military members, DOD and NAF employees can complete year-round programs of recre- ational, cultural, educational and social activities through the base youth programs. The center has a well-equipped gymnasium and game, computer, music, gymnastics and multipurpose rooms. Programs are for youth ages 5 to 18, with some instructional classes and sports programs. Summer and school-age care programs are available for children from kindergarten through sixth grade. These include crafts, physical fitness activities, tours, bowling, skating, swimming and outdoor fun. The center is the hub of youth sports programs, including Little League Baseball, T-ball, softball, flag football and basketball. Instructional classes include tap and ballet as well as piano. The School Age Care program recognizes the needs of working parents and their children and offers SAC as a year-round program. Youth programs offer a before- and after-school pro- gram, holiday camps, summer day camps and day camps for elementary intercession. Parents can visit the facility and meet the staff before making the decisions concerning child care. The program is open to all children in kinder- garten through sixth grades for Sheppard, Kate Haynes and John G. Tower elementary schools only. The Youth Center office is open 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and is closed weekends and holidays. Hours for open recreation during the school year are 3 to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday. For more information, call 940-676-5437.EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIESThe Human Resources Office (HRO) provides management and administration of the Non-Appropriated Fund (NAF) personnel at Sheppard Air Force Base. The HRO advises and provides assistance to management in meeting personnel needs and solving personnel problems while ensuring programs and actions comply fully with the spirit and intent of laws, regulations and policies. The HRO also assists applicants seeking employment for various positions in the Force Support Squadron, inprocesses employees and maintains records for about 450 NAF employees.The 82nd Force Support Squadron is always looking for friendly, outgoing people to work in its many facilities. Positions range from rec- reation aide to Child and Youth Development assistants to food service workers, office automation clerks and waiters. We no longer accept paper applications in person. All NAF positions may be reviewed and applied for through For more information, call 940-676-6394. CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTERThe Child Development Center is equipped to care for children from 6 weeks to 5 years old. There is also an enrichment program available to preschool children ages 3 to 5 years old. Hourly care is available with reservations from ages 1 to 5 years old. There are a variety of payment options available. Normal hours are 6:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday for children 6 months to 5 years old. For children 6 weeks to 6 months old, hours are 6:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. The CDC is normally closed weekends and holidays; however, it is open on the third Saturday of the month for “Give Parents a Break.” For more information, call 940-676-2038.FAMILY HOME DAY CAREThe Family Child Care Program offers listings of licensed child care in base/affiliated housing units to active-duty military, DOD civilians and contractors. Services are offered for children 2 weeks to 12 years of age through our program to include: full-time, part-time, hourly/ drop-in, before- and after-school, weekend, evening, volunteer, PCS, extended duty, shift, subsidy and special needs care. Special needs care includes children with asthma, allergies, physical impairments, etc. For more information, contact the FCC office at 940-676-9023.last_img read more

30 Things to Do Near Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield Georgia

first_imgIntroductionWelcome to Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield, home to the historic 3rd Infantry Division. The installation offers a number of recreational activities to enjoy during your time here: bingo, bowling, camping, golfing, swimming, and more. Off post, there’s even more to explore.For more information on things to do around Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield, visit the Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield Leisure Travel Services website. LTS offers special military discount tickets to many local attractions, as well as national favorites like Walt Disney World and Universal Studios. Whatever travel destinations you seek, LTS staff can help you plan your trips with assistance with airline tickets, hotels, rental cars, and even cruises.Read on to learn about 30 things to do in Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield.Suggested Read: Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield Georgia: In-Depth Welcome CenterCOVID-19 NoticeDue to the ongoing novel coronavirus pandemic, the following venues may be operating under limited hours of operation or closed due to post or local community restrictions. Check the venue’s website or call for current hours of operation and information on attendance guidelines and restrictions.30 Things to Do Near Fort Stewart and Hunter Army AirfieldKnow what you are looking for? Click the number(s) to go right to where you want to go:(1) Stewart’s Special Events(2-3) Indoor Recreation(4) Bowling(5-9) Gyms(10-16) Pools(17-18) Outdoor Recreation(19) Fishing(20-22) Golfing(23-25) Parks, Rivers, and Lakes(26-27) Shooting Ranges(28-30) AttractionsFort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield Special Events1. Stewart’s Special EventsFort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield offer the military community a number of special events and programs throughout the year. Events include the fall and spring carnivals, with games, amusement rides, food, and more. And the annual Independence Day Celebration has live music and a spectacular fireworks display. For a full list of upcoming events, visit the Stewart-Hunter Family and Morale, Welfare, and Recreation website.Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield Indoor RecreationCheck out these post venues for indoor fun away from the sun.2. Hunter/Stewart Bingo1020 Hero RoadBuilding 405, Fort StewartPhone: 1 (912) 767-4200135 Duncan DriveBuilding 6015, Hunter Army AirfieldPhone: 1 (912) 315-4606Hunter/Stewart Bingo hosts bingo games at Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield simultaneously. The caller is at Hunter Army Airfield and is live-streamed to players at Fort Stewart. Paper and computerized options are available. The average payout is $8,300 per night!3. Club Stewart1020 Hero RoadBuilding 405, Fort StewartPhone: 1 (912) 767-4717Club Stewart serves up great food and has a variety of venues for special events. Professional catering and party planning services are available. Special events at Club Stewart include holiday brunches, dinner theater, comedy nights, festivals, and military and civilian social events. Visit the club’s website for menus and details on upcoming events.Fort Stewart Bowling Alley4. Marne Bowling Center54 Steele Ave.Building 402, Fort StewartPhone: 1 (912) 767-4866Strike up family-friendly fun at Marne Bowling Center. The center has 36 lanes, bumper lanes for children, leagues, and party packages. If you get hungry, grab a snack at the center’s Strike Zone Cafe.Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield GymsFort Stewart has four fitness centers and Hunter Army Airfield has one. Facilities are free of charge to authorized patrons. The centers offer an array of state-of-the-art exercise equipment, exercise classes, sports courts, running tracks, saunas, and more. Amenities vary at each center, so be sure to visit the Stewart-Hunter Family and MWR website for more information.5. Caro Fitness Center1592 William H. Wilson Ave.Building 708, Fort StewartPhone: 1 (912) 767-47636. Johnson Fitness Center370 Vanguard RoadBuilding 8437, Fort StewartPhone: 1 (912) 435-93067. Jordan Fitness Center496 W. Sixth St.Building 608, Fort StewartPhone: 1 (912) 767-57428. Newman Fitness Center215 W. Sixth St.Building 439, Fort StewartPhone: 1 (912) 767-30319. Tominac Fitness Center314 Billy Mitchell Blvd.Building 919, Hunter Army AirfieldPhone: 1 (912) 315-5078Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield PoolsThe aquatics program at Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield offers lap swimming, water aerobics, open swimming, swimming lessons, and drown-proofing. Visit the installation’s Family and MWR website for more information on pool and splashpark hours of operation and programs.10. Bryan Village Outdoor PoolBuilding 7098, Fort StewartPhone: 1 (912) 767-270111. Corkan Outdoor PoolBuilding 446, Fort StewartPhone: 1 (912) 767-857512. Corkan Splashpark440 Lindquist RoadBuilding 444, Fort StewartPhone: 1 (912) 767-988413. Hunter Outdoor Pool and SplashparkBehind Building 6015, Hunter Army AirfieldPhone: 1 (912) 315-578614. Johnson Indoor Swimming Pool270 Vanguard RoadBuilding 8437, Fort StewartPhone: 1 (912) 435-930615. Newman Indoor Swimming Pool215 W. Sixth St.Building 439, Fort StewartPhone: 1 (912) 767-303416. Tominac Fitness Center Indoor Pool314 Billy Mitchell Blvd.Building 919, Hunter Army AirfieldPhone: 1 (912) 315-2819Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield Outdoor RecreationWant to explore the great outdoors? Check out these post attractions.17. Corkan Recreation AreaIntersection of Hero Road and Lindquist RoadFort StewartPhone: 1 (912) 767-9884The Corkan Recreation Area offers affordable indoor and outdoor activities for the whole family. The area includes an outdoor swimming pool, a splashpark, miniature golf, picnic areas, Cypress Sam’s, and a recreation center. Cypress Sam’s is a multilevel, indoor play structure with slides, ball blasters, volcanoes, and more than 6,000 balls to throw, shoot, and play with. The recreation center has roller skating, laser tag, and bounce houses. Party packages and inflatables rentals are also available.18. Low Country Adventure CentersAddress 1Fort Stewart Road 48 South, off Highway 144 eastBuilding 8325, Fort StewartPhone: 1 (912) 435-8213Address 2313 Stratofortress RoadBuilding 8454, Hunter Army AirfieldPhone: 1 (912) 315-9354 or 1 (912) 315-9554The Low Country Adventure Centers at Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield have everything you need for your outdoor recreation pursuits. The centers have information on post campgrounds, picnic areas and pavilions, shooting ranges, and more. The centers also have a variety of equipment and boats available for rent. You can rent party gear, inflatables, games, campers, trailers, skiffs, deck boats, canoes, kayaks, paddle boards, kite boards, and more.Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield Fishing19. Fishing and Hunting at Fort Stewart and Hunter Army AirfieldThere are many opportunities for hunting and fishing in Georgia, including several on post. Fishing season is year-round in ponds and rivers. Prime bass, redbreast, and crappie are found each spring. Alligator and deer hunting is also allowed during applicable seasons. For information on post access, permits, and gun registration on post, visit the Stewart-Hunter Family and MWR website.Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield Golf Courses20. Hunter Golf Course1548 S. Perimeter RoadBuilding 8205, Hunter Army AirfieldPhone: 1 (912) 315-911521. Taylors Creek Golf Course1766 Gulick Ave.Building 2150, Fort StewartPhone: 1 (912) 767-2370The 18-hole Hunter Golf Course features play among Spanish Oaks and Georgia Pines. The 18-hole, par-72 Taylors Creek Golf Course features a clubhouse with a pro shop and a driving range. Both courses are part of the Southeastern Georgia Adaptive Golf Program.Taylors Creek Golf Course and Hunter Golf Course also offer FootGolf. FootGolf is a sport that combines elements of soccer and golf, with players kicking a soccer ball into a 21-inch cup instead of the regulation 4.25-inch golf hole.22. Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa1 Resort DriveSavannah, GA 31421Phone: 1 (912) 201-2000Found on the Savannah River near Savannah’s historic district, the Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa is a great place to stay while you take in Savannah sights. The hotel has a day spa, tennis courts, and the only PGA championship golf course in the Savannah area. Fine and casual dining can be found at the resort’s Champions Bar & Grill, Escape Pool Bar & Grill, and Midnight Sun Lounge, as well as coastal dining at Aqua Star.Parks, Rivers, and Lakes23. Hallstrom LakePerimeter Road, across from the AAFES gas stationHunter Army AirfieldPhone: 1 (912) 315-9354Hallstrom Lake has two playgrounds, a fishing pier, and restrooms.24. Holbrook Pond and CampgroundFort Stewart Road 48 South, off Highway 144 EastBuilding 8325, Fort StewartPhone: 1 (912) 435-8213 or 1 (912) 435-8205Primitive and RV campsites are available at Holbrook Campground. Reservations can be made at Fort Stewart’s Low Country Adventure Center.25. Lotts Island Campground and MarinaLotts Island Road, off Rio RoadHunter Army AirfieldPhone: 1 (912) 315-9354Lotts Island has basketball and volleyball courts, a fishing pier and cleaning station, a playground, picnic tables, grills, boat slips, and primitive and RV campsites. Visit the website for information on campsite reservations and fees.Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield Shooting Ranges26. Paintball Course574 Fort Stewart Road 48 S.Building 8323A, Fort StewartPhone: 1 (912) 435-8213Challenge your friends at Fort Stewart’s paintball course. Equipment rentals and paintball supplies are available. The course is open to patrons 8 years of age and older. Youth under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.27. Shooting Sports at Fort Stewart and Hunter Army AirfieldAccess to the rifle, pistol, archery, and skeet and trap ranges is granted through the Low Country Adventure Centers. For more information on the ranges and their regulations, visit the Stewart-Hunter Family and MWR website.Attractions Near Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield28. The Historic Savannah Theatre222 Bull St.Savannah, GA 31401Phone: 1 (912) 233-7764Built in 1818, the Historic Savannah Theatre is one of the oldest continually operating theaters in the country. The venue now operates as a stage theater and presents multiple shows throughout the year. For a list of upcoming shows and performances, visit the theater’s website.29. Savannah Historic DistrictMuseums, monuments, historic landmarks and homes, parks, shops, restaurants, and more can be found throughout the Savannah Historic District. Take a guide-led tour, ride a ferry along the Savannah River, climb aboard a horse-drawn carriage, or hop on the trolley and take in all the sights. For more information on Savannah’s historic district, check out the Visit Savannah tourism website.30. Tybee Island802 First St.Tybee Island, GA 31328Phone: 1 (912) 786-5444A popular vacation spot, Tybee Island is a barrier island near Savannah. This 3-square-mile hot spot has white sand beaches, bike trails, shops, restaurants, and lots of opportunities for fun in the sun.ConclusionFort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield are full of fun opportunities, and the surrounding area offers even more things to do. Whether you want to camp under the stars of the Georgia sky, play a round of bingo, or explore historic Savannah, you’re sure to make plenty of wonderful new memories.The appearance of U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) visual information does not imply or constitute DoD endorsement.last_img read more

Team Sky Takes One-Two at Tour Down Under’s Cancer Classic Crit Opener

first_imgTeam Sky made one heck of a professional bike race debut today at the Santos Tour Down Under.  The new British team made a compelling case for being invited to the Tour de France by moving their paceline to the front of the pack somewhere in the two-to-go lap.Pulling at a ferocious pace, Sky’s Russell Downing pushed the needle into the red zone before moving aside for teammate Matthew Hayman to lead out.  Columbia-HTC started coming around, almost blocking Sky’s riders against the barriers, but the boys in black-and-blue came back around and Chris Sutton led Greg Henderson to victory, giving Team Sky first and second in the opening Cancer Classic Criterium.“It does not get any better than that,” said Henderson. “We were joking about winning today and putting ourselves out there on the map for the new sponsor.“They are an unbelievable team, I dont think I have ever been on a lead out that was as fast as that. In the end my job was pretty easy, I just followed Chris Sutton and the rest of the fellas. Wow what a feeling.”The pace and tactics were more than expected given that the results from today’s crit don’t add to the overall time or points for the Tour Down Under, and it’s clear that Team Sky came to play.Armstrong, meanwhile, showed real strength in a mid-race five-person breakaway, saying he felt “better than last year.”“I felt like I tested them a little bit,” said Armstrong. “We had a few good weeks in Hawaii so I know I’ve got a bit of power, but sometimes it’s better to be up on those small groups than to be back fighting with 100 guys for every wheel and every corner.“Everybody was completely going for it, no talking and only a little bit of looking around after the corners to see how close they were,” he added. “You get inside 10 (laps to go) and then to seven and six and you think ‘uh oh’ … if there’s a crash in the field, if two teams can’t get together or don’t get together, you just never know.“…I certainly felt better today than last year – but last year in this event I felt a little like a monkey screwing a football, too,” he said. “It was not pretty last year, this year was a little more comfortable.”Photo by Graham Watson.  Check out his full gallery from today’s event here.last_img read more