Green gets life in prison for Gomez murder

first_imgBy Ashley Sanders The News staff writer BEAUMONT — Joseph Terry Green, 28, will spend the rest of his life behind bars for the 2005 shooting death of Hector Gomez. Green was convicted Thursday of killing the 47-year-old man on May 30, 2005 in Port Neches. On Friday jurors handed down the maximum sentence for the crime — life in prison. Read more in Saturday’s edition of The News.last_img

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Thoughts from the deer blind

first_imgSometimes the only thing you kill in the deer blind is time or at least that has been the case for me the last couple of weeks. Some find themselves bored without a lot of action but I personally enjoy the peace and quiet and also the opportunity to reflect on the random outdoors thoughts that cross my mind out there. For example… Thank goodness, ducks don’t fly like bats. Last week I watched a bat flying around for a good 15 minutes and found myself dizzy at times trying to keep up with it. The erratic pattern was quite amazing to see and showed just how truly high their built in “sonar” is and how useful it can be for hunting insects. This bat zigged and zagged hundreds of times and made some moves I am still not sure fit within the laws of physics. # Great blue herons are annoying. Yes, they are beautiful and watching them fly as the sun rises and sets is nice, however, their call has to go. They sound like some sort of demented crow when they are excited and for the last few weeks a bunch of them have been gathering near the creek bottom I hunt in the evenings and they just won’t shut up. I would much prefer a bunch of doves or blue jays. # Why do some deer jump fences and others climb under? I will never forget watching a huge doe in Menard County walk up and down a fence for several minutes trying to find her under the fence crossing when I knew good and well she could have easily jumped it. In fact, that morning I had already seen several deer do exactly that. That is one of those traits of deer behavior that always makes me scratch my head. # I am constantly amazed by the lack of rabbits in the woods these days. When I was growing up in the 1980s, it was very common to see rabbits. In fact, my favorite pastime during my middle school years was walking the railroad tracks behind our house in the evenings and hunting rabbits with my pellet gun. There were rabbits everywhere back then. Nowadays that just is not so. In fact, if there is a property where you actually see many rabbits it is sort of a shock. The huge increase in the number of predators like bobcats and coyotes as well as an increase in raptor populations has really put the hurt on rabbits. # Note to self. Make sure and put some effort into fishing for striped bass on the Sabine River this winter. It seems like I do it about every three years and always end up reporting other anglers who catch these beautiful, hard fighting fish. This is truly an untapped resource in Southeast Texas with very little angling pressure and plenty of fish. There are far more stripers in the Sabine than many anglers might think and they can get huge. # Do you still call the Entergy Outfall Canal the GSU Outfall Canal? So many of us grew up with that plant being GSU it is permanently imprinted in our DNA or something but the fact is it has been under control of Entergy for a long time. When mentioning it in my column I still put (GSU) in parentheses like that but maybe, it’s time to let the past go. # Never doubt the climbing power of raccoons. Recently my game camera snapped photos of coons climbing straight up and down my feeder’s legs and doing smart-alecky stuff like looking down at the coons below and growling. It was almost as if that coon was saying “Ha Ha! I think I’ll just eat this corn up here instead of spinning it for all of us to eat.” At $10 a bag, it might be time to start coon hunting, since the deer have not been cooperating.   Chester Moore, Jr. is the Port Arthur News Outdoors Editor. To contact Chester Moore, e-mail him at [email protected] You can hear him on the radio Fridays from 6-7 p.m. on Newstalk AM 560 KLVI or online at www.klvi.com.)last_img read more

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Ask a cop: Can I use red tape to repair my tail light?

first_imgAsk a copy by Rickey AntoineAttention due to recent changes, my phone line 409-984-8541, the number to leave a question for Ask A Cop is no longer available.I thank you for all of the phone questions, concerns, complaints and compliments. They have been very instrumental to the furtherance of Ask A Cop! At this point, there is no number available to reach me directly concerning your questions, but you can call 409-983-8673 and leave your information and I’ll return your call as soon as possible(don’t leave a question). You can still use the mail: Ofc. Rickey Antoine, 645 4th Street, Port Arthur, Texas, 77640, or email [email protected] to ask your questions. Of course don’t forget, if you see me in public please feel free to approach me and Ask A Cop! Next UpRay from Port Arthur Asks — Officer Antoine, if I have a cracked taillight cover on my vehicle can I go to an auto parts store to buy some red tape and put on my lens to cover up the crack? Can I continue to drive with the red tape and be legal? If so, will I be able to pass inspection with the tape on the lens?Answer — Good question Ray! The red tape you mentioned is not an approved repair for tail light lens by the state of Texas. So putting red tape on the crack is not repairing the vehicle. If you chose to do so, red tape should only be utilized as a temporary fix and not a repair. Ray, I’ve seen motorists who opt to put the red tape on their tail lamps instead of replacing the broken lamp, and in my opinion, YES, you can be stopped and cited for the defective tail lamp. You should NOT be allowed to pass a state of Texas inspection for your vehicle with red tape covering a crack in the lens.Gabe from Beaumont Asks — I’m honored to be able to write you and say, “I’ve NEVER been stopped and given a ticket by you Officer Antoine!!” Between you and Officer Burmaster in Beaumont PD on that motorcycle, I’m one scared straight driver! I know you officers get knocked for what you do, but it must be done in order to preserve life! I’ve had a couple family members who were killed because of accidents. If you ever catch me not doing what is right behind the wheel, please don’t have a moment of weakness.  Treat me like you’ve done I’m sure thousands others before me because I’ll deserve it. One question I have that I’m not quite sure of is it illegal to drive with your inside dome light on?Answer — Good question Gabe! Thanks for you continued support of our mission in the city of Port Arthur to make public safety one of our top priorities. Every citizen doesn’t steal, fight, smoke drugs or kill, but what we all have in common is we either drive or ride as a passenger in a motor vehicle. You mentioned a friend of mine at Beaumont PD, Burmaster, and you are correct, he has a burning desire for safer roads in Beaumont as well! Together we along with the respective Traffic Enforcement Units from Port Neches PD, Nederland PD, Groves PD, Bridge City PD and Orange PD combine efforts to make motoring in southeast Texas as safe as motoring can be. Annually, we have more citizens hurt, injured, or killed as a result of a vehicle crash, than from gangsters, thugs, muggers or thieves committing felonious acts. Now to address your question, YES, it is legal to operate a motor vehicle in the state of Texas with the inside dome light on. Don’t feel bad, I’ve heard this being illegal as well! Join Me, Officer Antoine, for Ask A Cop live, on KSAP 96.9 FM, The Breeze radio station, every Tuesday for at least 1 hour from 1p-until we are done. Tune in and listen as Officer Antoine discusses in detail the newly released “Ask A Cop” article that printed in The News. You can also tune in via internet at www.ksapthebreeze.org. Remember to email your questions to [email protected] or mail them to: Ofc. Rickey Antoine, 645 4th Street, Port Arthur, Texas, 77640. If you happen to see me in public you can always free and comfortable to approach and “Ask A Cop!”center_img Hailey from Groves Asks — Officer Antoine, I was blown back by you saying the only thing that’s more dangerous than texting and driving was driving while sleeping or DWI! Thanks for all you do! You opened my eyes and this is one girl who’s putting her cellphone down and just driving!Answer — Good statement Hailey! Just when I feel like this column is redundant or getting old, someone walks up to me and tells me how much they enjoy this article on a weekly basis. Then there’s those like yourself who has made a like changing decision because of this article. Hailey drinking and driving is very dangerous and there’s an act we do that more dangerous than that like  texting while driving. I like to call it “INTEXTICATED DRIVING,” still using the state of Texas’ acronym DWI. Instead of intoxicated by an alcoholic substance, now we find law abiding citizens are distracted by cell phones TEXTING… I’m grateful this article opened your eyes to put your phone down while driving. Hailey help us spread the message that dealing with cellphones and driving a motor vehicle don’t MIX!!!! Pull over, turn the cellphone off, put cellphone in the trunk, remove the battery, do whatever you need to stay off of the cellphone while driving. Consider this, the very life you save just may be your OWN!last_img read more

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Bulldogs refreshed for run starting with Raiders

first_img “For us, with the wear and tear of the season, we were able to get our bodies back fresh,” he said. “We were able to regroup from any little nicks and injuries we may have had. Now we’re able to focus on what we have coming on down the stretch.”Barrow said over these next two weeks, he wants to see his team cut down on the mental mistakes.“We’re still trying to become a consistently smart football team,” he said. “At this point in the season, you want to be beat by a better team. You don’t want to get beat by a team because of something you did. If you get beat, you want it to be because they are better than you. We’re looking to knock off those mistakes — the pre-snap penalties and things like that that can cost you down the line.” By Chris MooreSpecial to The NewsNEDERLAND — Coming off of a bye week, the Nederland Bulldogs look to end the season on a high note. The Bulldogs (5-2, 4-2 in 22-5A) still have the Lumberton Raiders and Port Neches-Groves Indians on their schedule.The playoffs are just two weeks away, and Nederland head coach Monte Barrow said the late bye week helped his team refocus. One mental mistake Nederland could get caught doing is looking ahead to Mid-County Madness. With the rivalry game against the undefeated Indians is on the horizon, the Bulldogs can’t get too anxious. “We try to look back and remember feelings we had when games did not go our way,” Barrow said. “We really try to focus on not having that feeling again. One way that can happen is by overlooking a team. It has nothing to do with how good Lumberton is. We know who we play the next week. When this week started, we know who we have to focus on.Barrow said that this late in the season, the players know what they are supposed to do and that execution is the key to success.“It’s a matter of keeping 15- to 18-year-old minds focused on the task at hand,” he said. “There are so many other things going on in high school players’ lives. When you get them in that setting, whether it be a practice or in a game, they have to be able to turn that switch and have total, 100 percent focus on the task at hand.center_img “All season long, they have been able to focus on something in practice and make it better in the game. The last week and-a-half, we have been able to focus on the mental part of it and being smart football players. Hopefully it shows up on Friday night.”The task at hand this week is containing Lumberton’s ground game. The Raiders rushing attack, led by Josh Ward, should keep the Bulldogs’ hands full on Friday, but Barrow said his defense is ready for the challenge. “(Lumberton has) a big offensive line,” Barrow said. “They’re going to try and control the clock and run the football. We pride ourselves on stopping that part of an offense. It’ll be the battle of two wills there.”The Bulldogs travel to Lumberton for the matchup at Raider stadium.Kickoff is slated for 7 p.m.last_img read more

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BASEBALL: Depleted pitching staff leads Lamar to sweep of TAMU-CC

first_img Grason Wright threw a seven-inning, five-hit game on Sunday with just two earned runs. He struck out two while allowing two walks. He faced the minimum in the first, second, and fourth innings while throwing 85 pitches and earning his second win of the year. Jack Dallas got his second save with a three-hit, no-run performance through two innings.Lamar got the scoring started in the first inning. Avery George got the first of his three hits on the day with a single through the left side. He was caught stealing but Cole Girouard singled through the right to put another Cardinal on. JC Correa singled with two outs and Robin Adames got a two-out, two-run error on a deep fly ball to left field. A liner to third ended the inning with Lamar leading 2-0.A walk of Reese Durand reached second on a single from Jorge Gutierrez. A bunt single from George loaded the bases and a fielder’s choice from Girouard scored Durand. Lamar led 3-0 through two. A&M-Corpus Christi scored its first run in the top of the third inning. A two-out double scored on a single up the middle before a flyer to right ended the threat. Lamar responded with back-to-back doubles from Adames and Logan Berlof. After three innings Lamar led 4-1.A scoreless fourth inning led into the fifth. A lead-off double, an error that scored one run, and a single all happened with no outs before a sac bunt put two Islanders in scoring position with one out. A sac fly to left scored the third Islander run, and a hit-by-pitch and walk loaded the bases. A 4-3 grounder stranded three A&M-Corpus Christi players with Lamar leading by just one, 4-3, after five.The Islanders struck again in the top of the seventh. An error reached second on a bunt single and a fielder’s choice put Islanders on the corners. A sac bunt to Wright tied the game at 4-4.Lamar responded in the bottom of the seventh with two outs. Adames worked through a nine-pitch at-bat to draw a walk. Berlof then homered on a 2-2 count to put Lamar up 6-4, representing the winning runs. Lamar sports informationBEAUMONT — Out-hitting Texas A&M-Corpus Christi (24-15, 10-8 Southland) by 15 hits and beating the Islanders by 18 runs, Lamar (13-23, 5-13 Southland) completed the sweep on Sunday with a 10-4 win.“We talked a lot about how depleted we are by the injuries to our bullpen, and any time you only have to use five pitchers on the weekend it really helps things out when you’re dealing with that injury bug. That all starts with great starting pitching, and I think we got it all three days. I thought Grason [Wright] had some bad luck with a couple of errors in there, and the two innings he had to minimize he came through and kept us right in the game. I can’t say enough about his performance,” said head coach Will Davis. “Obviously we had a lot of clutch hits as well, especially with Logan Berlof’s big two-out home run in the eighth inning that broke up the tie game. I’m extremely proud of how our guys played this weekend.”center_img The Islanders would put a runner in scoring position in the eighth and again in the ninth but couldn’t convert any runs. Lamar got four runs in the bottom of the eighth with five hits and an error on a fielder’s choice. Anthony Quirion, Girouard, Cole Coker, Adames, and Berlof each recorded hits with the fielder’s choice with no outs coming in Correa’s at-bat. All but Quirion’s hit came with two outs.The Cards return to action with a non-conference game at Texas on Tuesday, April 16. The Cards play at Abilene Christian next weekend then head to LSU, New Orleans, and Baylor before returning home at the beginning of May.last_img read more

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PA man charged with violent acts, robbery

first_imgStaff reportBEAUMONT — A 20-year-old Port Arthur man was indicted by a federal grand jury in the Eastern District of Texas on Thursday.Jamon Roshaud Brooks was named in a two-count indictment charging him with Hobbs Act robbery and brandishing a firearm during a crime of violence.  The indictment was returned by a federal grand jury on May 1, according to a press release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office. The suspects reportedly ran to a black, four-door Nissan Versa and fled on U.S. 69, but the owner chased them while talking with authorities on a cell phone. The owner said the suspects shot at him while he was chasing them.An off-duty deputy, who was working a job, located the suspects and gave chase until they wrecked their vehicle at Saxe Street. Brooks was arrested at the scene and was also booked at the Jefferson County Correctional Center on warrants related to two burglaries in Port Arthur.This federal case is being investigated by the Beaumont Police Department, the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Port Arthur Police Department. It is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Russell James.It is important to note that a complaint, arrest, or indictment should not be considered as evidence of guilt and that all persons charged with a crime are presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt. The indictment alleges that on Dec. 21, 2018, Brooks brandished a firearm while robbing a business located at 2150 Stillwater Drive in Beaumont, which affected interstate commerce in violation of the Hobbs Act.If convicted, Brooks faces up to 20 years in federal prison for the robbery and seven years consecutive for brandishing a firearm.The game room is just outside Nederland city limits, and according to an archive story, Brooks was one of three men who entered the game room at around 4:30 a.m. that morning, robbed the owner of an undisclosed amount of cash and assaulted him.last_img read more

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JODY HOLTON — Type 2 Diabetes and You

first_img They will probably want to do A1C blood test and provide you with a glucometer to test your blood over a few weeks to get a reading of your high and low sugar levels. Diabetes will not just go away on its own, but it can be managed and often reversed with proper diet, exercise and medication when needed.Jody Holton writes about health in The Port Arthur News. She can be reached at [email protected] Then, by the time you are diagnosed, the disease could have progressed to a dangerous level. This includes damage to organs and blindness. Early treatment can prevent or minimize the damage.Here are some of the common symptoms. This is not to alarm you, but to make you watchful:Re-occurring infections. You become immune-suppressed; your body will have trouble fighting off infections and will be susceptible to a variety of bacterial infections—such as yeast (or Candida) infections, pneumonia, urinary tract infections (UTIs), and skin rashes.Increased urination. Individuals with type 2 diabetes have overactive kidneys working to eliminate excess glucose in the blood, and the fastest way to eliminate anything from the body is through urination. Keep in mind that this increased urine output may not only keep you up at night, it can also cause dehydration, so be sure to hydrate.Increased appetite. A ravenous appetite occurs when blood sugar levels drop dangerously and the body demands glucose to function. Oftentimes, hunger pangs will rouse you at night and keep you up until you eat something.Unquenchable thirst. Excessive thirst often occurs with type 2 diabetes onset, signaling that your body is trying to replenish fluid levels lost due to more frequent urination, and sometimes, perspiration.General discomfort, plus the draining effects that excess glucose elimination has on the body will rob you of energy and much needed rest.Sudden unexplained weight loss. Onset of diabetes can result in sudden and unexplained weight loss of 10 to 20 pounds in a matter of a few weeks or months’ time. This weight loss is due to a lack of calories from insulin elimination (via increased urination) and lack of insulin hormone, which provides vital energy.Mood swings. When blood sugar is high, moods can be giddy and downright silly, but when blood sugar drops, mood can turn to irritable and downright nasty until energy stores are replenished with food.Slow to heal. Due to blood vessel damage from increased glucose in the veins, type 2 diabetes sufferers often experience restricted blood flow. This often causes a decrease in the time needed to heal surface abrasions, bruises, cuts, skin rashes, and infections.Numb fingers and toes. Chills, inflammation, tingling, and prickly numbness in the fingers and toes are other symptoms linked to type 2 diabetes. This discomfort occurs when excessive glucose in the body causes neuropathy (or nerve damage).Vision problems. Eye vision is closely linked to blood sugar levels, which means when blood sugar drops, a person suffering from type 2 diabetes will experience blurred vision, floaters, and even light sensitivity. Luckily, once blood sugar is stabilized, vision will return to normal as well. But leaving blood sugar unbalanced for too long may permanently damage vision. If you notice one or more of these symptoms, please consult with your doctor.center_img This week we are going to focus discussion on Type 2 Diabetes, as it is the most common form, striking over 24 million people in the U.S.Diabetes is often called the silent killer. The symptoms may build over time and can be attributed to other illnesses.last_img read more

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DEATH NOTICES: Aug. 11, 2020

first_img Henry Hebert, 76, of Vidor, died Sunday, August 9, 2020. Broussard’s, 2000 McFaddin Avenue, Beaumont.Maudry Eileen Williams, 87, of Nederland, died Monday, August 10, 2020. Broussard’s, 505 North 12th Street, Nederland.Harold Buckner, 86m of Nederland, died Sunday, August 9, 2020. Broussard’s, 505 North 12th Street, Nederland.Alice Joyce Braimer, 74, of San Antonio, TX died Wednesday, August 5, 2020. Funeral arrangements are pending at Gabriel Funeral Home. Next UpArmando Ibarra Rodriguez, 66, of Port Arthur passed away on Friday, August 7, 2020 at Medical Center of Southeast Texas, Clayton ThompsonFuneral Home in Groves.Ofelia Galvan, 92, of Groves passed away on Sunday, August 9, 2020 in Groves, Clayton Thompson Funeral Home in Groves.Francisco Garcia, 91, of Harlingen, TX, formerly of Groves, passed away on Monday, August 10, 2020, Clayton Thompson Funeral Home inGroves. Leo “Dude” Willis, 85, of LaBelle, Texas died Friday, August 7, 2020. Services pending with Levingston Funeral Home – Groves, Texas.Edith Janeth Brooks, 44, of Port Arthur passed away on Friday, August 7, 2020 at Medical Center of Southeast Texas, Clayton Thompson FuneralHome in Groves.Marion Edgar Pierce, 89, of Gatesville, Texas passed away on Thursday, August 6, 2020, Clayton Thompson Funeral Home in Groves.center_img Cecelia Jones, 79, of Port Arthur died Saturday, August 8, 2020. Funeral arrangements are pending at Gabriel Funeral Home.Burton McGlory, 68, of Port Arthur died Saturday, August 8, 2020. Funeral arrangements are pending at Gabriel Funeral Home.Anna Barbara Roy, 76, of Port Arthur died Sunday, August 9, 2020. Funeral arrangements are pending at Gabriel Funeral Home.James Alexis, Sr., 78, of Port Arthur died Sunday, August 9, 2020. Funeral arrangements are pending at Gabriel Funeral Home.Isiah Starks, 58, of Port Arthur died Sunday, August 9, 2020. Funeral arrangements are pending at Gabriel Funeral Home.Dudley J. Champ, 57, of Port Arthur died Monday, August 10, 2020. Funeral arrangements are pending at Gabriel Funeral Home.Annette Ippolito Messina, 92, of Beaumont, died Saturday, August 8, 2020. Broussard’s, 2000 McFaddin Avenue, Beaumont.Charles Gordon Trasher, 74, of Beaumont, died Monday, August 10, 2020. Services pending at Levingston Funeral Home-Groves.Allie Howard, Sr., 82, of Nederland, died Sunday, August 9, 2020. Broussard’s, 505 North 12th Street, Nederland.Sheena Dae Yarbrough-Powell, 23, of Beaumont, died Sunday, August 9, 2020. Broussard’s, 2000 McFaddin Avenue, Beaumont.Scotty Goodsell, 33, of Nederland, died Monday, August 10, 2020. Broussard’s, 505 North 12th Street, Nederland.Linda Haynes, 72, of Nederland, Texas, died August 10, 2020. Services pending with Levingston Funeral Home – Port Neches.Chester Williams, Jr. of Beaumont, TX died Tuesday, August 11, 2020. Services are pending at Hannah Funeral Home, Inc.last_img read more

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Shopping

first_imgFrom malls and major department stores to unique boutiques and souvenir shops, there’s something for every taste and budget.Bridge Street Town Centre365 The Bridge St., Suite 106Huntsville, AL 35806 256-327-8400www.bridgestreethuntsville.comBridge Street Town Centre is a 2.1-million-square-foot mixed-use development with more than 70 upscale shops and restaurants, the 210-room Westin Huntsville Hotel with 74 luxury residential condominiums occupying the top six floors, a 14-screen Monaco Pictures and a six-story office tower. The property also features a lake with authentic Venetian gondolas and paddle boats, walking trails and green open spaces.MidCity Huntsville5901 University DriveHuntsville, AL 35806 256-489-4157www.midcityhuntsville.comThe former home of Madison Square Mall is part of a 100-acre, $350 million redevelopment project, which will feature 350,000 square feet of specialty retail. Phase I of the extensive retail, hotel, park and office space complex was completed in 2017. Check the website for updates on the project’s status.Parkway Place2801 Memorial Park SHuntsville, AL 35801 256-533-9094www.parkwayplacemall.comParkway Place is home to Dillard’s, Belk and more than 80 specialty stores and restaurants. Many retailers within the mall offer discounts to military families.The Shops at Merchants Walk920 Bob Wallace Ave.Huntsville, AL 35801www.shopmerchantswalk.comHuntsville’s newest downtown customer mecca, with its focus on high-quality boutique shopping and dining, is anchored by Alabama’s only Whole Foods Market.last_img read more

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Fort Drum Housing: 10 On Post Options (2021 Edition)

first_imgIntroductionWelcome to Fort Drum. With new orders comes the search for a new home. You don’t need the added stress that comes with doing all the research from scratch, so this guide should be your first step to finding a place for you and your family. There are lots of housing options to choose from at Fort Drum, and all the on-post amenities you could want. Read on for a full list of each of them and what they offer, so you can find out what works best for you.Suggested Read: Fort Drum: In-Depth Welcome CenterFort Drum BAHBasic Allowance for Housing (BAH) is provided for you based on your rank and location. BAH is given if housing on post is not available and you are looking at living in the surrounding area. Even though there are great options for living at Fort Sill, there are just as many options in the civilian population.You can follow this link to look up your Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH) for your rank and zip code. This will help you create your budget and guide your home search.To learn more about what goes into your military BAH rate, visit our in-depth guide here.Fort Drum BarracksSingle soldier housing for soldiers who are single and unaccompanied and who are below the rank of E5 is available. Information about single soldier barrack options can be accessed by calling 1 (315) 772-6668. This is a great option for soldiers arriving on post without any dependents in tow.Fort Drum Housing OfficeThe Housing Office at Fort Drum is here to help you get the information you need to plan and organize your move. They have the expertise you need to coordinate those little details you might not be thinking of, and to help you tackle the big stuff. They also have extra information about on-post living that you can only get on the ground.Fort Drum Housing Office10720 Mount Belvedere BoulevardFort Drum, NY 13602Phone: 1 (315) 772-9397Hours: Monday through Friday 0700-1630Fort Drum Housing OptionsFort Drum Mountain Community HomesFort Drum on-post housing is LendLease Military Housing. They offer standalone homes with 2-4 bedrooms and a host of desirable amenities. Living in one of Mountain Community Homes’s offerings, you could find yourself with a fireplace, garage, washer and dryer, and more. JNCOs and FGOs can look forward to massive four-bedroom offerings well-equipped for families. Get started by looking over their website and applying here.Fort Drum Mountain Community HomesP-10720 Mt. Belvedere BlvdClark Hall/Room A2-54Fort Drum, NY 13602Phone: 1 (844) 694-0605Note: Even though some villages may include all ranks, only certain units within that village may be available to certain ranks.1. JENL/JNCO Neighborhood Thousand IslandsRanks: E1-E6Thousand Islands homes offer a convenient floor plan with two bedrooms and one bathroom. There are air conditioning units included, plenty of closet space, and an outdoor space that’s either a balcony or fenced-in yard, Thousand Islands homes come with a garage with room for a single car, along with extra space for parking in the front. When you live here, you also get 24-hour access to emergency maintenance services.2. JNEL/JNCO Neighborhood MooseRanks: E1-E6Moose floor plans are two bedroom, one bathroom with plenty of closet space. Homes come with cable jacks in the living room and in the bedrooms. Also included you’ll find garbage disposal, gas stove, programmable thermostat, and outdoor space.3. JNEL/JNCO Neighborhood FawnRanks: E1-E6Fawn floor plan homes are also two bedroom, one bathroom with a very similar layout to the previous two entries. These homes come with a one-car garage and extra parking space out front, garbage disposal, gas stove, and outdoor space. All homes are cable ready and have washer and dryer hookups.4. JNEL/JNCO Neighborhood PumaRanks: E1-E6Puma homes are two bedroom, one bathroom floor plans. They come with lots of closets and cable jacks in the bedrooms and living room, along with air conditioner units. They have several safety features and an annual home checkup to make sure they’re functioning properly.Include each location, type of unit, and contact info5. JNEL/JNCO Neighborhood Lake PlacidRanks: E1-E6Lake Placid homes are two-story layouts with three bedrooms and three bathrooms. There’s plenty of space and lots of closets, including a walk-in closet in the master. There’s a garage, cable access in the living room and bedrooms, air conditioners, and more. With one bathroom on the main floor and two on the second floor, you’ll never find yourself fighting for your turn. Lake Placid floor plans offer lots of room for entertaining, and for tackling projects in the spacious garage.6. JENL Neighborhood FirRanks: E1-E3Fir homes are similar to Puma homes but are reserved for JENL ranks. They also include outdoor space and an extra parking spot in front, in addition to the garage. They’re three bedrooms, three bathrooms, and two stories tall. The master bath in an en suite. Additionally, all features included in the others are included, like 24-hour emergency maintenance and air conditioning.7. JENL Neighborhood TroutRanks: E1-E3Trout homes are one-story homes with a basement. There’s a large master with en suite bathroom on the ground floor, and two additional bedrooms on the basement floor. There’s a large storage downstairs, along with an immense laundry room.8. JNCO Neighborhood SpruceRanks: E4-E6Spruce floor plans are three bedrooms, three bathrooms with a large kitchen. They offer a fenced-in yard and garage. There’s a single bathroom on the main floor and two more on the second. The master has an en suite bathroom. There are yearly maintenance checks for the smoke/CO2 detector.9. JNCO Neighborhood CougarRanks: E4-E6Cougar homes are three bedrooms, two-and-a-half bathrooms, with an en suite bathroom in the master. The two other bedrooms on the second floor share access to a bathroom. These homes come with a garage and a fenced-in yard.10. CGO/SNCO Neighborhood PerchRanks: E7-E8, O1-O3Perch home layouts are similar to Cougar and Spruce but have a two-car garage and a large kitchen island. They have the same three bedroom, three bathroom floor plan, and a fenced-in yard with all the amenities of the others.ConclusionFinding a place to live on post at Fort Drum doesn’t have to be a chore. Make sure that your first call is to the housing office to get any tips or recommendations they have for you. The staff there have been through this countless times, even if you haven’t, and they have the expertise to make your move painless. Check out all these options for life on base and make sure you find what’s right for you.We’ve compiled 19 of the best things to do in Fort Drum, NY — from museums to outdoor activities & nearby attractions for the family — find it all here!last_img read more

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