Golden Triangle offers collection of fun

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Weird, whacky South

Travel writer Cheré Coen visited Port Arthur and the Golden Triangle and went “wacky” on her blog, “Weird, Wacky and Wild South.”

The southeastern-most point of Texas butts heads with Louisiana and the Gulf of Mexico, while providing for water access into the state’s interior. They call this area consisting of the cities of BeaumontPort Arthur and Orange the “Golden Triangle,” for it was here that oil was discovered at the famous Spindletop outside of Beaumont in 1901. Other towns within the Golden Triangle are Groves, Port Neches and Nederland.

Check out her Golden Triangle edition here: “Weird, Wacky and Wild South.”

Cheré Coen is an award-winning travel writer specializing in the Deep South. She is the author of “Forest Hill, Louisiana: A Bloom Town History,” “Exploring Cajun Country: A Historic Guide to Acadiana” and “Haunted Lafayette, Louisiana” and co-author of “Magic’s in the Bag: Creating Spellbinding Gris Gris Bags and Sachets.” She also writes Louisiana romances under Cherie Claire, including “A Cajun Dream” and “The Letter.” Write her at

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