When I saw Port Arthur featured on the metal
Texas-shaped dish, I couldn’t resist. A family nestled under a beach umbrella
is etched near our city, near a big fish for Galveston and the San Jacinto
Monument for Houston. The Lone Star State’s story goes all the way to a cattle
drive in El Paso and a crown for King Ranch at the tip of Texas. Our flag,
capitol building and a bluebonnet rim the shape, which seems a little cheated
in the panhandle. It’s marked “Made in Japan” and the woman at Dovetail
Antiques figures it’s a ‘50s piece.
I got this fabulous kitsch at one of the
stores in the Liberty town square and there’s more waiting for spring road
A cold day had me passing through Liberty I
ventured one block over from the main road to find a courthouse with a thriving
square around the plaza de mercado. I spent 20 minutes in Liberty and I’m
planning to head back when there’s more time, and sun.
Fun in Southeast Texas
one week I attended an educational Orphan Train presentation with live banjo
and guitar music; an emotional production of “Jesus Christ Superstar” in
concert at Beaumont Community Players and an inspiring opening of Carlo Buceme’s
“Relentless” opening at The Art Studio Inc.
you’re not one of those people staying at home because there’s nothing to do.
Look for adult coloring at Texas Artists Museum, Big Thicket educational treks,
salsa dancing, you name it.
that we’re getting more daylight, it’s time to explore. See you out there.
Talking about great food, new products and community news usually does sound good to Darragh Doiron, Port Arthur News reporter. This blog is a compilation of her columns, Culinary Thrill Seeking, Community Scoop and Sounds Good. Let her know what sounds good to you at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Darragh Doiron is a reporter for The Port Arthur News