Port Arthur

The Return of the Native

Mar 1, 1998 By Michael Ennis

With a major retrospective of his work at three Houston museums, Robert Rauschenberg is once again the talk of Texas. What’s he been up to? A portrait of the artist as an old man.

Babe Didrikson

May 31, 1997 By Anne Dingus

Which sports did Babe Didrikson dominate, and in what Hepburn-Tracy film did she appear?

O Janis

Sep 30, 1992 By Robert Draper

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.

Swamp Gas

Apr 1, 1986 By Gary Cartwright

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.