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A Taste of Port Arthur, Texas

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DID YOU KNOW THESE FACTS ABOUT PORT ARTHUR?

  1. Port Arthur is a city in Jefferson County within the Beaumont-Port Arthur Metropolitan Statistical Area of the U.S. state of Texas. The population was 53,818 at the 2010 census.

  2. In the 1940s, there was an influx of African Americans, most of them coming from neighboring towns. This led to a period of white flight, with many whites moving to neighboring towns such as Port Acres, Nederland, Port Neches, and Groves. By the late 1950s, the city was segregated; the African Americans were forced to the west part of town. There the city built the Carver Terrace housing unit for low income African Americans. By the 1970s, African Americans were able to purchase homes on the other side of the KCS Railroad and many Black families moved to other parts of the city.

  3. Port Arthur's Museum of the Gulf Coast is recognized as the area's definitive collection of items and displays for personalities from Port Arthur and the surrounding communities. Notable residents of Port Arthur include singer Janis Joplin, golfer/track star Babe Zaharias, casting director/producer Whitney Valcin, artist Robert Rauschenberg, and former Dallas Cowboys coach Jimmy Johnson. Other professional athletes include Stephen Jackson of the NBA, Kendrick Perkins of the Boston Celtics, and Jamaal Charles of the NFL. In the last two decades, Port Arthur's profile has risen on the hip-hop scene with the emergence of rap duo UGK. Both members, Bun B and the late Pimp C, are from Port Arthur and often refer to their hometown in their songs.

Radio Stations
KLBT 88.1 FM Beaumont, TX Christian Contemporary
KGHY 88.5 FM Beaumont, TX Gospel Music
KCOL 92.5 FM Groves, TX Oldies
KQXY 94.1 FM Beaumont, TX Top-40
KFNC 97.5 FM Mont Belvieu, TX Sports
KTCX 102.5 FM Beaumont, TX Urban Contemporary
KKMY 104.5 FM Orange, TX Top-40
KHPT 106.9 FM Conroe, TX Classic Hits

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Demographics of Port Arthur, Texas

By Race

White

Black

Native American

Asian

Hispanic

Total Population

39.01%

43.70%

0.45%

5.89%

17.45%

Because Hispanics could be counted in other races, the totals above could possibly be more than 100%. If you would like a detailed listing of all ethnic groups in the U.S., please Click Here.

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Businesses in Port Arthur, Texas


A small percentage of the businesses listed on BlackCityInfo.com may not necessarily be black owned and operated but have received favorable reviews from users who have visited the establishment, or from the owners themselves who warmly seek out African American patronage.


BEAUTY CARE - HAIR SALONS - MULTICULTURAL

  1. Annointed Hands -  Category: Black Hair Salons -   3501 32nd Street Port Arthur, TX 77642 (409) 982-8133

  2. Christian Connection -  Category: Black Hair Salons -   3308 39th Street Port Arthur, TX 77642 (409) 985-5777

  3. Ebony Mart & Beauty Supply -  Category: Black Hair Salons -   3445 Gulfway Drive Port Arthur, TX 77642 (409) 983-7631 (409) 985-5777

  4. Hair By Kim Beauty Salon -  Category: Black Hair Salons -   - 3444 25th Street Port Arthur, TX 77642 (409) 210-2187  - (visit website)

  5. JC Penney Salon -  Category: Black Beauty Supply -   Central Mall 3100 Hwy 365 Port Arthur, TX 77642

  6. Smart Style Family Hair Salon -  Category: Black Hair Salons -   8585 Memorial Blvd, Port Arthur, TX 77640 (409) 726-8021  - (visit website)

  7. We Are One Hair and Barber Salon -  Category: Black Barber/Hair Salons -   - n1900 Woodworth Blvd., Port Arthur, Texas 77642 (409) 983-5757  - (visit website)

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DINING - CATERING - BBQ - SOUL FOOD

  1. Christian Faith Soul Food -  Category: Soul Food Restaurants -   1919 Jefferson Dr. Port Arthur, Texas 77642 (409) 960-7774

  2. Kelley's Kitchen -  Category: Soul Food Restaurants -  600 Austin Avenue, Port Arthur, TX 77640 (409) 984-9299

  3. R B J's Cafe -  Category: Soul Food Restaurants -  3349 Gulfway Dr Port Arthur, TX 77642 (409) 985-4007

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CITY VIDEO CONNECTION


Port Arthur Memorial ready for State 7-on-7 Tournament

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CHURCHES



  1. Barnett Chapel Church Of God In Christ -  1749 Gulfway Drive Port Arthur, TX 77640 (409) 982-6949

  2. Church of God and Christ Zion Temple -  822 12th St Port Arthur, TX 77640 (409) 982-8981

  3. Friendship Church of God -  248 17th Street, Port Arthur, TX 77640-3451 (409) 983-1197

  4. Impact United Methodist Church -  1645 Jefferson Drive, Port Arthur, Tx 77642 (409) 982-1400 - (visit website)

  5. Israel Chapel AME Church -  948 Texas Avenue, Port Arthur, TX 77640-5133 (409) 985-5412

  6. White Rose Church Of God In Christ -  400 W Thomas Boulevard Port Arthur, TX 77640-5123 (409) 985-6761

Eastern Star Missionary Baptist Church Port Arthur, Texas   Eastern Star Missionary Baptist Church Port Arthur, Texas (video)
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ANNUAL EVENTS



  1. Annual Zachary Breaux Jazz Festival
    (June)   Venue: Downtown Port Arthur Pavillion   - (visit website)

    Contact Doris Hays (409) 982-8394 or (409) 985-9977 for schedule of events.


  2. Taste of Gumbo
    (March)   Venue: The Robert “Bob” Bowers Civic Center in Port Arthur, TX   - (visit website)

    Restaurants, & food vendors come together and cook all your favorites.


Zachary Breaux Jazz Festival!   Zachary Breaux Jazz Festival! (video)
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