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The Yellow Jackets

  Class of 1968


Classmate Linda Rush Passed Away Last Summer

Links & Misc. Information


Two ways to donate to the Website:
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Made out to:
Linda McFadden
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Linda DeCuir McFadden
7699 Boardwalk
Lumberton, TX 77657

Header Photo:
City Hall, Downtown Port Arthur, 1950's

Updated:  04/17/2022



  Ricky Bradley - Lung Issues

  Carole Oubre Reeves - pancreatic cancer

  Kay Campbell Netherland - dementia

  Dianna (Caillier) & Robert Lewis - serious health issues

  Charline Valenciano Allen - dementia

  Debbie Borres Desmond - lymphoma

  Diane Barker Foreman - spine stimulator inserted

  Jonnye Dee Doering Williamson - heart stints

  Lynn Eldridge Gill - sclerosing epitheloid fibrosarcoma

  Billy Caldwell - cancer treatments

  Ernie Bullion - health issues



  Ernie Bullion, death of her brother, Frank Castaneda

  Sandra Garsea Broussard, death of her brother, George Garsea

  Linda Eldemire Judice, death of her brother, Charles Eldemire

  Pam Owings Hund, death of her sister, Renee Owings

  Shirley Metreyeon Broussard, PE teacher at Woodrow Wilson JH

  David Weldon, death of his mother, Peggy Jackson Weldon

Photo Gallery


The Photos Listed Below Are Located in "Most Recent Photos"
See "Photo Gallery" in "Site Links"

  Tommy and Linda Romero 2021

  The first Sabine Hotel 1898

  The Veranda of the First Sabine Hotel overlooking the boardwalk to Pleasure Pier 1898

  Dale Guidry and family 2021

  St Mary’s Hospital 1984

  The Vaughn Hotel, January 1930, at 600 Procter Street. Later renamed Hotel Sabine.

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  Total Number of logins since 4/2019

Memorabilia Index


  Photos, Misc. Articles, Programs, Magazines


The Boogie Kings Ticket Sale

The Boogie Kings in Concert

Get your tickets to see The Boogie Kings Live on April 2nd at Honky Tonk Texas in Silsbee. Tickets are $15 in advance! For reservation info. call: 409-386-1995

1964 Graduate of TJ (Updated Article from 2019)

Thomas O. Hicks

Thomas Hicks was born in Houston, Texas. His family moved to Port Arthur when his father purchased a small radio station, KOLE. By the age of 13, he had begun working at the station. At 15, he was a weekend disc jockey, earning $20 per week. He graduated in 1964 from Thomas Jefferson High School, where he lettered in football.

1945 Graduate of PNG

Actor/director L.Q. Jones

Actor/director L.Q. Jones was born Justus Ellis McQueen. He graduated in 1945 from Port Neches-Groves High School, where he was on the cheerleading squad. He attended the University of Texas, graduating in law, business, and journalism. Jones worked as a standup comedian while in college, doing over 800 live shows before students and service members.

Becky Guidry, Museum of the Gulf Coast

Jay Bruce, Baseball and Football Player

Jay Bruce played both baseball and football at Beaumont's West Brook High School. He was a third-team all-American and drafted 12th in the first round of the 2005 Major League Baseball draft. Bruce accepted a scholarship to play baseball at Tulane University before opting to turn professional out of high school.

A Collection of American History - Hollywood

John Wayne’s Public Image vs Reality

John Wayne (1907 – 1979) made a killing off his public image of rugged toughness, and on-screen portrayals of virile and gung ho tough guys. “Duke”, as he was known to millions of admirers, cornered the market for a while on depictions of the quintessential American fighting man. Such roles got him two Oscar nominations for Best Actor, including one for playing a tough US Marine sergeant in The Sands of Iwo Jima (1949).