Monday, June 13, 2011

Cajuns take San Antonio
San Antonio Express-News included words from Port Arthur’s own Jerry Bellot in coverage of the 40th annual Texas Folklife Festival. David Sticker, fiddle player with Jerry Bellot and Cajun Friends, noted people were dancing to their music, even though it seemed like it was 150 degrees this past weekend. Bellot said the band members had to move to make the audience move and have fun. 
“We definitely brought that today,” Bellot said in the posting.

Lincoln Bees draped in memories
I got a sneak peek at purple and gold Afghans adorned with the Lincoln High School Bumblebee that Bernadine Julun-Jacobs will help pass around for the LHS Class of ’76 reunion this weekend at the Robert A. “Bob” Bowers Civic Center.
Look for her with a bunch of Port Arthur area National Black Nurses Association members headed to the group’s 40th anniversary celebration in Indianapolis, Ind. They’re headed to the famous speedway this summer and plan to pose with The News for a News is Everywhere photo.
Readers, don’t forget to pack The News on your summer getaway.

Community makes hurricane experiences into art
Charles Gongre snapped a photo of a half-submerged ship in a post-hurricane scenario. It’s his “Tropical (Im)Pression,” on view at Museum of the Gulf Coast. A display of images from the public shows emotional scenes of damage from Hurricanes Rita and Ike. Catch it now, it’s up through July 24, and will be gone before our current hurricane season is over.
One forward thinking photographer framed up a yellow Port Arthur News box at Lamar State College-Port Arthur filled papers bearing a forewarning headline.
Other photos include a series of how Faggard’s Store at the beach fared through Carla and Ike; Portia Levingston’s image of a barge on Texas 73; and Pet Anselmo’s row of snapped pine trees.
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