port arthur

How Port Arthur Became the Official Cajun Capital of Texas

September 21, 2023 | By John Lumpkin

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.

In the Early 1900s, Port Arthur Was Home to an Opulent Hotel Fit for the East Coast

May 30, 2023 | By Jac Darsnek

The opulent Sabine Hotel in Port Arthur was nearing completion in 1897—note the scaffolding on the far left.

The Daytripper Enjoys “Mexicajun” Eats and Gulf Coast History in Port Arthur

May 27, 2021 | By Chet Garner

There’s a part of Texas where the freshwater of the Sabine River mixes with the salt of the Gulf of Mexico.

The Rainbow Bridge of Southeast Texas: Making Drivers Think Twice Since 1936

January 16, 2021 | By Joe Nick Patoski

I am looking at a picture of the Rainbow Bridge—and it gives me the creeps. The bridge is too high, the road rises at too sharp an angle.

Cajun Culture Flourishes in Texas’ Golden Triangle

December 24, 2020 | By Joe Nick Patoski

An Epic 367-Mile Road Trip Reveals the Best of the Texas Coast

May 31, 2019 | By Clayton Maxwell

From Port Arthur to Port Isabel, navigating the best of Texas’ bays, beaches, and bards

Piece of My Heart

July 14, 2016 | By MIchael Corcoran

This summer marks 50 years since a 23-year-old from Port Arthur moved to San Francisco to become a pioneering female rock star.

The Pulse of Port Arthur

December 12, 2014 | By Roger Wood

For a music fan like me, one particularly good reason to visit Port Arthur is the blues-rock singer Janis Joplin.

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