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The Yellow Jacket

  Class of 1968



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  Cap pistol

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  Mosquitoe sprayer 1950's

  First electric traffic lights issued by P.A. Police Dept 1924

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Texas History

The Big Thicket of Southeast Texas

Today its size is under 100,000 acres. It’s hard to imagine that when the first pioneers came here in the early 1800s the Big Thicket of Southeast Texas covered three and a half million acres. Back in those days the borders of the Thicket were the Trinity River to the west and the Sabine River, which is now the Texas-Louisiana border, to the east. To the north, it was the old cattle or Beef Trail, that ran from Tyler County to Louisiana, and to the south, it was the Spanish Trail or the Atascosito Road, that parallels modern Highway 90 and Interstate 10 from Liberty to Orange, Texas.

Melancon - Levingston Funeral Home

Senator Carl Allen Parker

A distinguished lawyer, statesmen, and devoted native son of Port Arthur, Texas, died peacefully in his home on March 22, 2024, following a long illness. He was 89 years old.
A life-long public servant, Carl will best be remembered for his 34 years as a member of the Texas Legislature, starting with his election to the House of Representatives in 1962 and later to the Texas Senate, where he served until 1995. A staunch, unwavering, and wholly unapologetic proponent of public safety, public education, workers’ rights, and protection of the environment, Texas’ “Singing Senator” was a formidable legislative opponent who used his sharp and disarming wit and even sharper mind to stubbornly push his people-first priorities into law. His humorous and sometimes scorching quips during legislative debate were legendary but were inevitably tied to persuasive points supporting the bill he was advocating. His toughness was tempered by his pragmatic devotion to getting things done.

The Rainbow Bridge

Orange County's most famous landmark is set to get its first facelift in nearly 30 years and the project will require a major traffic change.
The Rainbow Bridge will be getting "extensive maintenance" beginning in the late summer or early fall, the Texas Department of Transportation has announced. Traffic on the bridge from Bridge City to Port Arthur will be closed during the project, which is estimated to take 18 months.
During that time, the Veterans Memorial Bridge, which usually takes one-way traffic from Port Arthur to Bridge City, will be made to accommodate two-way traffic. Two lanes from Orange County to Jefferson County, and two lanes from Jefferson County to Orange County.