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  Port Arthur, Texas - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Port Arthur is a city in Jefferson County within the Beaumont-Port Arthur metropolitan area and is situated in southeast Texas.
The Southeast Texas Regional Airport in Nederland serves Beaumont and Port Arthur.
Port Arthur is located on the western bank of Sabine Lake.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Port_Arthur,_Texas   (752 words)

 Handbook of Texas Online:
In June 1896 the Port Arthur Channel and Dock Company was established, and in April 1897 it began cutting a canal along the western edge of the lake to deep water at Sabine Pass.
By 1909 Port Arthur had become the twelfth largest port in the United States in value of exports, and by 1914 it was the second largest oil-refining point in the nation.
From 900 residents in 1900, Port Arthur expanded to a population of 7,663 in 1910 and 50,902 in 1930.
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 Port Arthur, Texas; Historic Port Arthur.
Arthur Edward Stilwell was born in Rochester, New York in 1859.
To become a seaport, Port Arthur needed a canal, so in April 1897 the Port Arthur Channel and Dock Company began dredging a canal to the to deep water at Sabine Pass (completed in 1899).
Port Arthur became a port of entry in 1906 and two years later the canal was extended up the Neches River to Beaumont and Orange.
www.texasescapes.com /TexasGulfCoastTowns/Port-Arthur-Texas.htm   (671 words)

 Port Arthur - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Port Arthur, Ontario, a city in Ontario, Canada, became part of Thunder Bay in 1970.
VIII District, Turku, a district of Turku, Finland, which is also know as Port Arthur.
The Port Arthur massacre, which occurred in Port Arthur, Tasmania, Australia in 1996.
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 BBC NEWS | Programmes | Newsnight | Can Shell placate environmental critics?
Residents of Port Arthur, Texas, claim the Shell-owned oil refinery bordering their town is damaging their environment and health.
The Westside district of Port Arthur is surrounded on two sides by miles of distillation stacks and the oil terminal on the third.
But Port Arthur is part of a global coalition of what the industry calls "fenceline communities" that took centre-stage at Shell's AGM this year.
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 Port Arthur, Texas
Port Arthur has celebrated more than 100 years as a Gulf Coast city, but its timeline is only a fraction of the greater history of the region's inhabitants.
in 1902, set up refining facilities in the city and by 1957 Port Arthur was known as the center of the world's prosperous oil refining facilities.
Port Arthur has just finished the first phases of a recreational boardwalk along the seawall, and has a new golf course on
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 Port Arthur, Texas
Port Arthur, Texas is located on the northwest shore of Lake Sabine, which is just nine miles from the Gulf of Mexico.
Port Arthur Convention and Visitors Bureau sells an area Waters Guide showing many excellent locations to catch more than 25 varieties of freshwater and saltwater fish, along with charts, marina, fuel and services information.
McFaddin and Texas Point National Wildlife Refuges are to the south on the Gulf along Texas 87.
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 Signs of the Times - No Clear Skies (in Port Arthur, Texas)
PORT ARTHUR AND POLLUTION have gone together ever since Texas' First major oil well was discovered in 1901, at the Spindletop derrick just up the road in Beaumont.
Port Arthur ranks high in just about every national pollution statistic -- the city and surrounding county are among the top 10 percent for major chemical releases; environmental cancer risk; levels of carcinogens; and levels of toxins that interfere with fetal development.
In 1998, the Texas Department of Public Health found that the Westside had levels of ozone, hydrogen sulfide, and benzene (a known carcinogen) that constituted a "public health concern," and that there was a "plausible relationship" between releases of those substances and health problems in the neighborhood.
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 Port Arthur Texas - ... - mapoftexas.cellularsouth.be   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Port Arthur, Texas is located on the northwest shore of Lake Sabine, which is just nine miles from...
Port Arthur is still closed to the general public, according to city officials who say the city is uninhabitable.
While Port Arthur Mayor Oscar Ortiz touts how he did everything he could to help his police officers and other emergency staff, the men on the streets tell a story of how they were forgotten and left to scrounge for food and water.
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 Port Arthur, Texas (Cities)
In Jefferson County, Port Arthur is southeast of Beaumont on US 96 near Sabine Lake and the Gulf of Mexico.
Extension of the canal was not an unmixed blessing, though, for it cut Port Arthur off from Sabine Lake and thereby diminished the city's prospects as a tourist resort, but the eruption of Spindletop on January 10, 1901, secured its future.
Port Arthur is part of the Beaumont-Port Arthur, Texas metro area.
www.ohwy.com /tx/p/portarth.htm   (231 words)

 ClientLogic in Port Arthur, Texas   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Port Arthur, a 100-year-old coastal city known as the birthplace of petrochemical giants Gulf Oil and Texaco, is located at the southern apex of Texas' Golden Triangle.
This triage of ports connects manufacturers and their goods to the Intracoastal Waterway, a major conduit for waterborne commerce that stretches from Florida to South Texas.
Port Arthur is 90 miles east of Houston.
www.clientlogic.com /us/portarthur.html   (121 words)

 WAIS - World Affairs Report - Origin of Name Port Arthur, Texas   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
This City is named after Arthur E. Stilwell, a rich Kansas City financier, who was instrumental in building the railroad to the edge of this town site.
He envisioned Port Arthur as a resort, as a port city, and as the terminus of the railroad he would eventually build, linking Port Arthur to Kansas City.
Port Arthur is designated as a Port of Entry, due to the dredging of a ship canal, and ranks as the 12th largest port in the United States, and the second largest oil refining port.
wais.stanford.edu /USA/us_ptarthur.html   (273 words)

 Beaumont/Port Arthur, Texas RV Trip   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Beaumont, the county seat of Jefferson County, is in the northeast part of the county, on the west bank of the Neches River and Interstate Highway 10, eighty-five miles east of Houston and twenty-five air miles north of the Gulf of Mexico.
The Spindletop oil gusher of 1901 produced a boom that left Beaumont with a doubled population (20,640 in 1910), great wealth, and a petroleum-based economy that expanded as refineries and pipelines were built and new fields discovered nearby.
Port Arthur is on State Highway 87 on the lower west bank of Sabine Lake, five miles east of the Neches River Rainbow Bridge and seventeen miles southeast of Beaumont in southeast Jefferson County.
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 Port Arthur Florist | Flower Delivery Port Arthur, Texas (TX) | Florists in Port Arthur   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The population of Port Arthur is approximately 58,724.
The distance from Port Arthur to Washington DC is 1188 miles.
Port Arthur is positioned 29.82 degrees north of the equator and 93.93 degrees west of the prime meridian.
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 Thorup . . . Photographs of Port Arthur, Texas   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
In 1995, the city of Port Arthur was formed when railroad magnet Arthur Stilwell chose the site in a dream, as the southern terminus of his Kansas City, Pittsburgh and Gulf Railroad.
This structure build in 1915 is the first women's clubhouse in Port Arthur and is still in use by the Federated Women's Clubs.
Although only 5 percent of the Orientals in Port Arthur are Buddhist (the other 95 percent are Catholic), the cultural impact in the community has been great.
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 Port Arthur Texas Experience Corps®   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Members also encourage parents to be involved in their child’s education and provide opportunities for parents to be active in school activities.
Port Arthur principals say Experience Corps boosts their bottom line - student academic performance
DeQueen Elementary is the only school in the Port Arthur Independent School District that had 100% mastery on the third grade TAKS test in reading and math.
www.experiencecorps.org /portarthur   (345 words)

 eBay - texas port arthur, Postcards Paper, Photographic Images items on eBay.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Port Arthur POLICE Hat PATCH unused RARE Texas
Port arthur Texas vintage PC First Methodist Church
Port Arthur South, Texas, 40's Vintage Topographic Map
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 Port Arthur Texas Real Estate - Relocate-America
Port Arthur is located on the Gulf coast, in Southeast Texas.
With Port Arthur, the music's always been a large part.
Greater Port Arthur is ideally situated near the center of the Gulf Coast.
www.relocate-america.com /states/TX/cities/port_arthur.htm   (302 words)

 Thorup...Port Arthur, Texas
The original Texas Co. (later Texaco, now Star Enterprises) and Gulf Oil (now Clark) oil companies sit across the street from each other in Port Arthur.
Rose Hill was presented to Port Arthur in 1947 by Phebe Woodworth in accordance with her mother's wishes.
Port Arthur, and surrounding area, produced some great athletes..."Babe" Zaharias, Jimmy Johnson, Bum Phillips, Charles "Bubba" Smith, to name a few.
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 Area Guide - City Of Port Arthur - Southeast Texas Directory on Digital Texas
Port Arthur is a city located in Texas.
Out of the total people living in poverty, 35.2% are under the age of 18 and 14.4% are 65 or older.
Area Guides for Southeast Texas City & County : Jefferson County : City of Port Arthur
www.digitaltexas.com /cdps/cditem.cfm?nid=19443   (426 words)

 Port Arthur Real Estate Agents, Port Arthur Homes For Sale, REALTORS and Port Arthur
We also have information on Port Arthur home selling, home buying, mortgages, insurance, movers and other realty services for anyone looking to sell a home or buy a home in Port Arthur, TX.
HomeGain provides Port Arthur, Texas real estate information and resources to guide homeowners and homebuyers through the process of selling and buying a house, condo or other Port Arthur realty property.
HomeGain has services to help you find a top Port Arthur real estate broker or agent, get the value of your Port Arthur home and a comparative market analysis (CMA), view Port Arthur real estate and MLS listings, prepare your home for sale, and more.
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 Captain William Sanders Chapter, NSDAR, Port Arthur, Texas
We have plenty of lodging and restaurants that lean on the French, Dutch, Italian, Hispanic, and Vietnamese cultures for a variety of tastes and traditions.
Sabine Pass Battleground State Historical Park includes RV hookups, boat ramp and the Dick Dowling Monument on the site of the Civil War Confederate battle; Pleasure Island Recreation Complex has a boat launch, fishing areas, public restrooms, a playground, a 40-unit RV park, "The Palms", which is a new professional public golf course.
Children's Playgrounds are located in Port Arthur at Rose Hill; in Port Neches at Tugboat Island (the largest community built playground in Texas); Doornboos Heritage Park is in Nederland and Lion Park is located in Groves.
www.tsdar.org /chapters/CaptainWilliamSanders/portarthur.html   (658 words)

 Home Page -St Paul UMC Port Arthur Texas   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
In the Circuit Rider - May / June 2006 there is an article written by Dr. Carol Noren regarding Women in the Puplit.
Port Arthur's Washington shows signs of success (a St Paul Member) Washington waves good-bye to MHS, signs hello to Lamar University
PORT ARTHUR — Loretta Washington believes God has always had a plan for her daughter.
www.stpaulportarthur.org   (554 words)

 Captain William Sanders Chapter, NSDAR, Port Arthur, Texas
The Captain William Sanders Chapter, NSDAR, Port Arthur, Texas was named for the Revolutionary Ancestor of our Founder and first Regent, Stella Corcoran White when she organized the chapter in 1937.
White and a few other members of that chapter discussed having a chapter in their home town, Port Arthur, she began to to talk to people and write letters to learn what it would take.
We donate books to the genealogy section of the Port Arthur Library and we are strong in giving scholarships.
www.texasdar.org /chapters/CaptainWilliamSanders   (335 words)

 Texas Artists Museum, Port Arthur, Texas-- Art Exhibitions for Southeast Texas
Texas Artists Museum is the center in Southeast Texas for the creation, knowledge, and appreciation of the visual arts through educational programs and fine art exhibitions.
Throughout the year, rotating monthly exhibitions showcase the work of Texas artists through invitational and members’ shows.
This gives our members a chance to compete on a national level while at the same time bringing original work from every region of the country together in one show to present to Southeast Texas.
www.texasartistsmuseum.org   (184 words)

 Lamar State College - Port Arthur The Texas State University System   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The Texas State University System is the third largest university system in the State of Texas in terms of enrollment.
The Texas State University System is also among the 25 largest in the United States.
A Board of Regents, composed of nine members appointed by the Governor of the State of Texas, is a policy-setting team for The Texas State University System.
www.pa.lamar.edu /gen/tsus.html   (133 words)

 Port Arthur Hotels - Texas.com
The Holiday Inn Port Arthur-Park Central Hotel offers 164 guest rooms consisting of 101 kings and 7 suites, in a courtyard and tower type setting.
Located in Beaumont in the Heart of Southeast Texas.
Beaumont, located 90 miles from Houston, is a combination of pure Texas and bayou roots.
port-arthur.texas.com /hotels.html   (471 words)

 Welcome to the Port Arthur Police Department Home Page
This e-mail states that gang members are driving after dark with their headlights off as part of an initiation, and targeting other motorists who flash their headlights to let them know that their headlights are off.
Port Arthur Police Department and its personnel have been receiving numerous inquiries daily by telephone and e-mail regarding its validity.
Port Arthur Police Department are investigating any such incidents.
www.portarthurpd.com   (319 words)

 Port Arthur - Texas Travel
City named after Arthur E. Stilwell, Kansas City financier, who was instrumental in building railroad to edge of townsite.
Connected to city by M. King-Gulfgate Bridge that arcs 138 feet above ship channel; access from island via Texas 82 causeway to Cameron Parish, LA. Island is in Sabine Lake, 100-square-mile lake...
The Official Site of Texas Tourism © Copyright 2006 Office of the Governor, Economic Development and Tourism.
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