Crucifixion is often associated with Jesus, yet this atrocious execution method was used long before Jesus's birth. Crucifixion probably originated with the Assyrians and Babylonians and then became common among the Persians in the 6th century B.C. Alexander the Great brought the practice to the eastern Mediterranean countries in the 4th century B.C. According to Roman historian Quintus Curtius Rufus, the Macedonian king crucified 2,000 survivors from his siege of the Phoenician city of Tyre, now Lebanon, in 332 B.C. However, the only archaeological evidence of crucifixion dates to the 1st century A.D. It was uncovered in a cave in Giv'at ha-Mivtar, in northeast Jerusalem, and consisted of the remains of one male individual named Yehohanan. A heel bone, shown above, had an iron stake driven through it, indicating the man was nailed to a cross.
There's no story in the Bible about a long-eared, cotton-tailed creature known as the Easter Bunny. Neither is there a passage about young children painting eggs or hunting for baskets overflowing with scrumptious Easter goodies. And real rabbits certainly don't lay eggs. Why Does Easter Move Every Year? Why are these traditions so ingrained in Easter Sunday? And what do they have to do with the resurrection of Jesus? Well, to be frank, nothing. Bunnies, eggs, Easter gifts and fluffy, yellow chicks in gardening hats all stem from pagan roots. These tropes were incorporated into the celebration of Easter separately from the Christian tradition of honoring the day Jesus Christ rose from the dead.
Lucian Adams, was born in Port Arthur, Texas, on
October 26, 1922.
The Adams family consisted of nine brothers and three sisters. Eight of his brothers served in World War II, and all returned home safe after the war.
Lucian Adams attended Webster and Franklin elementary schools in Port Arthur as well as Thomas Jefferson Junior High School but dropped out of high school to help support his family.
At the beginning of World War II, Adams worked eighteen months for Consolidated Iron Works, a company that manufactured landing crafts and warships. In February 1943 Adams was inducted in the United States Army at Fort Sam Houston and then went to Camp Butner, North Carolina, for basic training. He remained at Camp Butner until November 1943 and then was sent to Europe. Adams distinguished himself during the Italian campaign. The Texan hit Anzio Beach with the Third Infantry Division in January 1944. On the beach at Anzio, he was credited with neutralizing a German machine gun nest. Wounded in combat, Adams would receive the Purple Heart. For his efforts at Anzio, Adams was awarded the Bronze Star on May 23, 1944.
Colletti’s St Joseph Altar
Charlie and Becky Fontenot and grandkids
Bob Sewell's son, Tyler Sewell
by Ron Harris
There is a an old legend in East Texas about an alleged woman in a white dress, stalking the streets of Port Neches, TX. Some say they have seen her but others can only tell the stories they have heard.
photos sent by Linda McFadden
A few photos of William B. Travis Elementary School being demolished.