An article about Sylvan Beach written by La Porte Assistant Police Chief Ronald Parker, a student at the University of Houston-Downtown, has been published in this year’s edition of Touchstone [Vol. XXXI, ©2012 The Texas State Historical Association]. Touchstone is the undergraduate research journal of the Walter Prescott Webb Historical Society, the college-level educational program of the Texas State Historical Association .
Officer Parker’s article is entitled ‘The Romantic History of Sylvan Beach’. The photograph above, which was provided through the courtesy of La Porte Bay Area Heritage Society ,is featured on the cover of the magazine.
Officer Parker kindly gave a copy of the journal to the library, which we have placed in our historical file on Sylvan Beach. Ask a library staff member if you would like to see the article and the file. We love our Sylvan Beach!