Viva Fiesta 47!

Viva Fiesta 47!

     Guest Blog: courtesy of the Mexican Heritage Society. The Mexican Heritage Society will host its 47th Annual “FIESTA” on Saturday, Sept. 12, at the Robert A. “Bob” Bowers Civic Center, 3401 Cultural Drive in Port Arthur, Texas.  For 47 years, “FIESTA”, which...
Marking Time: Voyage to Vietnam

Marking Time: Voyage to Vietnam

Museum of the Gulf Coast will present Marking Time: Voyage to Vietnam, a temporary exhibit of graffiti salvaged from a troop ship, June 6 through Aug. 30, 2015. The General Nelson M. Walker was re-discovered in 1997 by Jack Fisk, production designer of The Thin Red...
Pleasure Island views you can use

Pleasure Island views you can use

Carr Chad Ward’s views of Pleasure Island and other natural scenes are up at Texas Artists Museum in July. Barbara Haviland, a Groves native, is also showing her art work that depicts our gulf views. Visit the show, then head out to the actual scenery. Port...
Boom! It’s the Fourth of July in PA!

Boom! It’s the Fourth of July in PA!

We’ve got fireworks on the seawall. We’ve got bagpipes. There’s a barbershop quartet. It’s how we do Fourth of July in Port Arthur, Texas. Lamar State College-Port Arthur hosts holiday flair with performers taking the stage at the Carl A. Parker Multipurpose Center,...
Pleasure Island in Texas Highways

Pleasure Island in Texas Highways

Beautiful Pleasure Island is featured in the Lakes edition of Texas Highways, The Travel Magazine of Texas. This July, 2015  issue encourages lake lovers to sail, fish, boat, eat, paddle, dive and unplug. Sailing from Pleasure Island Marina‘s new floating docks...
Juneteenth

Juneteenth

Juneteenth A sesquicentennial parade, zydeco and lectures are part of Juneteenth in Port Arthur this year.  Gail Pellum invites visitors to join in a 500-voice choir in singing the Negro National Anthem. “I had 500 last year and I hope to have that again,” said...