Annual Community Thanksgiving Dinner

Thanksgiving Meal PictureThanksgiving Dinner will be served to the La Porte community on Monday, November 23, at New Hope Baptist Church, 222 N. Fourth St. from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. This dinner is provided through a joint effort of New Hope Baptist Church and St. Mark’s United Methodist Church. “Come and enjoy a free home-cooked Thanksgiving dinner”. (Sun Spots, Bayshore Sun, Nov. 11, 2009, pg. 6, Sec. A)

DINNER AND A GOOD BOOK

As you are preparing for your Thanksgiving feast, check out our center display of Dinner and a Good Book to get you in the mood.

Gold Card Provides Free Admission to LPISD Events for Senior Citizens

Logo from LPISD websiteAny resident of the La Porte ISD area who is 60 years of age or older is eligible to receive a Gold Card that gives free admission to:

-all school programs, plays, and musical performances
-general admission seating at all La Porte ISD athletic events (for home games only)
These Gold Cards can be obtained free of charge through the Communications Department of the district, located at 1002 San Jacinto St in La Porte. 

Thinking of Joining a Branch of the Military?

On this Veteran's Day are you thinking about joining the men and women in uniform? If so, make our Learning Express Library one of your first stops. On it you can practice all of the ASVAB tests which you will take from your recruiter.  The link is under Education and Libraries on our subject listing of Databases

New Treasures at San Jacinto Museum of History

Banner from website of the San Jacinto Monument and MuseumA signed photographic portrait of Sam Houston and an original signed letter from General Santa Anna have been added to the collection at the San Jacinto Museum of History. The photograph of Sam Houston was taken approximately between 1858 and 1863, the year of his death; it shows Houston seated. The portrait was discovered by Dr. Jim Harris of Tyler in an antique store in Las Vegas. An article in The Bayshore Sun [Oct. 28, 2009, pg. 4, Sect. A] states: “This type of photograph is rare: a minimal number of portraits of Sam Houston currently exist. The fact that this portrait is signed by Sam Houston himself is extraordinarily rare”.