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Our Classmate, Beverly Fontenot Passed Away This Week

Beverly passed away Thursday, September 17, 2020 at Harbor Hospice in Beaumont, Texas. Beverly was born July 11, 1950 in Port Arthur, Texas to Willis Fontenot and Rosa Belle Fontenot. She was a lifelong resident of this area and a member of St. Elizabeth Catholic Church in Port Neches. Beverly retired from Port Arthur ISD having worked in the cafeteria at Travis Elementary with 20 plus years of service.

Good Friend and Classmate, David Salter Has Passed Away

David Eugene Salter, passed away on Sunday, August 23, 2020. Services will be held at First United Methodist Church of Brownwood on Friday, August 28, 2020 at 2p.m. David was born October 13, 1949 to O.L. & Jean Salter. He grew up in Port Arthur, Texas, and graduated from Texas Tech University with a Bachelor of Business Administration. He married Lana Lloyd of Knott, Texas in 1973, and they had two children, Windell and Erica.

Long Time Port Arthur Businessman, Ted Primeaux Died In January

Theodore "Ted" Allen Primeaux was born February 20, 1931, in Port Arthur, Texas, to Francis M. and Maude Boutte Primeaux. He died January 27, 2017 at his home on Lake Sam Rayburn, Texas. Ted graduated from Thomas Jefferson High School in 1948 and earned a BBA in 1952 from The University of Texas. Upon completion of service in 1954 as a Sergeant First Class in the U.S. Army, he returned to Port Arthur and in 1960 opened Ted's Record Shop. After closing his business in 1996 he went on to work for Charles S. Nacol Jewelry in the Jefferson City Shopping Center. In 2003 Ted and Margie retired to their home on Lake Sam Rayburn.

Glenn McCarthy, Oilman

MCCARTHY, GLENN HERBERT (1907–1988). Glenn McCarthy, oilman, was born in Beaumont, Texas, on Christmas day, 1907. He began working as a waterboy at age eight in the oilfields where his father worked, for a wage of fifty cents a day. He and his family lived for a short while in Houston and for several years in Port Arthur. They eventually returned to Houston. McCarthy went to Tulane University on a football scholarship, injured his ankle, and transferred to Texas A&M, where he was expelled for hazing. He subsequently played football at Rice Institute in the same backfield with Tom and Dick Driscoll and Jap Thrasher. Rice won the Southwest Conference championship that year. Later, McCarthy dropped out of college to go into business for himself. At the time of his marriage and his quitting college, he claimed that he had less than $1.50 in his pocket. At age twenty-four he took his savings and talked his father and brother into working with him to drill for oil in Hardin County. The attempt failed, but McCarthy gathered his finances to try again. Two years later

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Old pic of Nick's Grocery
Pleasure Pier poster
Dedication Ceremony for Gates Memorial Library
Uncle Wille's Club
Uncle Willie
Ron and Debbie Moerbe’s family
JoAnn (Duplant) & Lenny Larson (2020)
Kenny Bragg and grandchildren (2020)

The Incredible Story of Lake Charles' Sallier Oak Tree

When Hurricane Laura made landfall last week in Lake Charles, Louisiana, as a category 4 hurricane, it unleashed destruction all around. But there was one thing it could not destroy: The Sallier Oak.

A family story from Liz Tieskens

My mom went to work at the telephone company when she had to quit school at 16 to raise her mom's family of 9 when they were orphaned. She and at least 2 of her sisters worked for Ma Bell. My mom stayed for 39 years, becoming their top chief operator and manager. Most of those years, she worked nights. I heard many stories of those who called Information Please during those dark hours when they needed help or just someone to talk. I, myself, knew I could reach out and "touch" someone at any time and they always answered and listened! I like to think they still do!

15 Most Heavily Guarded People In The World

As much as we might like to think that nobody is any more important thananyone else, the reality is far different. Some people just ARE more important than the rest of us, there’s no denying it, and that puts a great big target on their back. The only way these people can ensure they are safe is by spend more money on security than most of us will ever even earn! These are the most heavily guarded people in the world!

The Search For Babe Ruth's Piano

Depending on whom you ask, Babe Ruth's piano could have ended up on the bottom of Willis Pond in Sudbury in one of two ways. Either the Bambino heaved the instrument in during a drunken rage, or he dragged it out onto the ice for a winter dance party and left it for the spring thaw.