Local petrochemical facilities pump out essential plastic goods—for gloves, masks, gowns, and more—as well as harmful pollutants.
Plus, a rare pink grasshopper was spotted in Travis County.
Holly George-Warren's biography of the Port Arthur singer covers the drugs and excess, of course. But it also uncovers the hard-working professional hidden behind all the live-hard-die-fast trappings.
The park offers quiet coastland and abundant wildlife, and feels like a defiant bulwark against some very particular cares of urban life.
Janis Joplin’s life was about music, rebellion, and excess—but she was influenced most by her tormented relationship with the people and spirit of Port Arthur.
My father loved his job at a Gulf Coast oil refinery. In fact, he loved it to death.
In tiny Sabine Pass, two restaurants battle to see which will be the barbecued-crab master of the universe.
Never say Kant, Socrates it to ’em, and other collected wisdom from Texas’ Friday-night philosophers.
When Jimmy Lee, an unrepentant troublemaker, felt he had taken one insult too many from the powerful Fredeman family, he called in the law. The results of that action have exposed decades of larceny and corruption in Port Arthur and threaten a Gulf Coast empire.
Requiem for a musical heavyweight, the hard-singing, hard-living girl from Port Arthur.