Thursday, June 2, 2011

‘Texas Highways’ has eye for Port Arthur
A bit of boudain or a spicy Vietnamese sandwich, a juke box sampling of musical greats at Museum of the Gulf Coast and a gator sighting at Bessie Height are among journey highlights Dan Oko writes about in June’s “Texas Highways” magazine. The 10-page Texas Upper Coast spread includes Ben DeSoto’s photographs of the Gambusia Natuare Trail, The Rainbow Bridge at sunset and the splendor of Shangri La Botanical Gardens.

Tait style
Lone Star girls can wear their state on their sleeve, as it were, with Texas charms of local and state mascots, the Texas flag, cowboy boots, cowboy hat, Ranger Star, the Longhorn, etc. It’s a Zi Zi thing.
Lynn Tait, of Port Neches, was recently named the National Sales Director for ZiZi Jewelry. ZiZi Jewelry is an international company wholesaling European-style charms. The founder of the company, Bridged Lott, is an artist who recently moved to the United States from Puerto Vallarta.
Texas was the first state in the country to carry this line and by the end of June, will have 15 stores in Texas carrying the ZiZi line, Tate said.
Tait retired from Valero Refinery after almost 37 years of employment to take on this position. ZiZi Jewelry will display jewelry at the upcoming Dallas Market June 23 – June 26. Look for a new line, as well as new charm designs.

Cayman Night in Port Arthur
Feel the breeze? The Greater Port Arthur Chamber of Commerce and the International Seafarer’s Center will host the 6th annual Cayman Night in Port Arthur from 6 to 11 p.m. Saturday, June 18, at the Carl A. Parker Multipurpose Center, on Lakeshore Drive, at Lamar State College-Port Arthur, 1500 Procter St. Barefoot Man and Band of The Caymans will perform in honor of the more than 500 Caymanians living in the Port Arthur, Texas area.,
Get your 2-D, 3-D art ready
Entries are being accepted for The Alternative Show at The Art Studio Inc., 720 Franklin St. in Beaumont. I’ve done this and it was fun. Any artist of any age can enter up to three works. 2-D work must be ready to hang from one hook. 3-D work must be stable and stand on its own. All artists must fill out entry applications, available at The Art Studio. Entries will be accepted from 2 to 5 p.m. June 1-2. The show will open from 7 to 10 p.m. June 4 and will remain on display through June 25.

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