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Looking for something fun to do on Spring Break? Don't forget about Gator Country! What a great day trip! ... See MoreSee Less

Looking for something fun to do on Spring Break? Dont forget about Gator Country! What a great day trip!

The most important meal of the day with that special someone.Hosting a Valentine's Day party or work event? Your guests will love our kolaches, and you’ll love the convenience of ordering ahead at KolacheFactoryToGo.com for a no-hassle pick up. ... See MoreSee Less

The most important meal of the day with that special someone.

It is that time of year! Visitors, now is the time to schedule your next trip to Houston. RODEOHOUSTONNOW ON SALE: Tickets for our 2020 RODEOHOUSTON concerts are now on sale! Get yours here: smarturl.it/RH20FB_Tickets ... See MoreSee Less

It is that time of year! Visitors, now is the time to schedule your next trip to Houston. RODEOHOUSTON

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Happy Birthday Paul Jorgensen
Boxer Paul Jorgensen was born in Tallulah, Louisiana, but lived in Port Arthur "his whole life." He graduated from Thomas Jefferson High School in 1952.
As an amateur boxer from 1950 to 1953, he had three managers including Dick Menchaca. He won Golden Gloves and AAU titles during that time. Jorgensen turned professional in 1953 while attending the University of Houston. He made his professional debut on April 28, 1953 with a four round points win against Baby Valdez in Houston, Texas. Jorgensen won his first 16 fights, including a win against Eddie Bertolino on June 1, 1954. It was in the rematch against Bertolino on September 28, 1954 that Jorgensen suffered his first loss.
He won the state featherweight title on August 1, 1955 in the old Sea Hawk Stadium in Port Arthur. He lost the world junior lightweight title fight to Harold Comes at Providence, Rhode Island in 1959.
Like many boxers of his day, Jorgensen fought frequently - often twice a month. Jorgensen continued to fight and generally to win, facing tough competition like Redtop Davis, Lulu Perez, Jackie Blair, Carmelo Costa, Victor Manuel Quijano, Harold Gomes, and Battling Torres.
Jorgensen retired after a losing to Battling Torres on September 6, 1960. Jorgensen managed to cram an amazing number of fights (93) in a relatively short career (7½ years). His final record was 81 wins (35 by knockout), 8 losses, and 4 draws.
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Let these lovely birds begin your week. Go backyard birding with the family. ♥️♥️♥️ Golden Triangle Audubon Society - GTASNorthern Parula, Worm-eating, and Blue-winged Warbler photo taken in Jefferson County by Michael Cooper. Thank you. ... See MoreSee Less

Let these lovely birds begin your week. Go backyard birding with the family. ♥️♥️♥️ Golden Triangle Audubon Society - GTAS

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Hummers are quick, but backyard birders can spot busy hummingbirds. Pedro Arrechea was fast with his camera. Golden Triangle Audubon Society - GTAS
“There’s a misconception that we as humans go and spend time in nature, as though we are somehow separate from it. Spending time outdoors, in the midst of these beautiful avians I am reminded that there is something much bigger than me. I am reminded that everything is one in the same, and I am only a small, but integral part of this beautiful tapestry we call creation.” - Jerome Cabeen, Southeast Texas photographer.
Port Arthur is Stronger Together. Port Arthur Texas Visitors Bureau will be sharing inspirational views and news and supporting the local community we love! Share our love note heart created by our own Callie Summerlin
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Port Arthur is Stronger Together. Port Arthur Texas Visitors Bureau  will be sharing inspirational views and news and supporting the local community we love! Share our love note heart created by our own Callie Summerlin
 #loveportarthurtx #shoplocal #lovelocal

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Visit our Sister map in Beaumont

BeaumontWelcomesYou.com

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3 days ago

Visit Beaumont, TX

ATTENTION: YOU, YES, YOU

We don’t ask for much, but right now, we need your help.

It's Time for Us to Come Together. To reflect on the hardships and celebrate our achievements.

It's Time for Us to Stand Strong. To appreciate everything we have right here, right now.

It's Time for Us to Rise Up. It's time to advocate for our city -- together.

Read the full letter here: www.beaumontcvb.com/beaumontstrong/
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Spring Migration is right around the corner with the best chance of seeing the most diverse species in the area from April 7 - May 4. Curious how to get started birding? We've got you covered.

https://www.gobeau.co/post/birding-101-how-to-get-started-birding-in-beaumont-texas

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