Port Arthur is known to some for petrochemicals, Gulf Coast hurricanes, and being the hometown of rock star Janis Joplin and Dallas Cowboys coach Jimmy Johnson.
My mother almost always orders the stuffed shrimp. No matter the occasion nor the restaurant, her routine when visiting our beach cabin on the southeast Texas coast has been predictable for as many years as I can remember.
It may not be Spotify’s most-streamed song of the summer (that would be Morgan Wallen’s “Last Night”), but “Johnny Dang” by That Mexican OT wins my vote for the Texas Song of the Summer 2023.
What looks like a slimy rock but is considered a culinary delicacy, lives as long as 20 years, and can change from male to female and back again?
The first time I saw Mack McCormick’s name, it was attached to the liner notes on the back of the first albums issued by Arhoolie Records, the storied American folk music label founded by Chris Strachwitz.