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 Decade: 1980-1989
 Collection: Rescuing Texas History, 2009
[Aerial View of Government Complex]

[Aerial View of Government Complex]

Date: August 1985
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of an aerial view of a governmental complex. The complex includes a sub-courthouse, city hall, and post office. Other buildings and a body of water are also visible. Text below the photograph says "Governmental Complex Port Arthur, Texas August, 1985."
Contributing Partner: Port Arthur Public Library
Bee County College Drawing

Bee County College Drawing

Date: 1980
Creator: Lewis, Richard
Description: Print of a Bee County College in Beeville, Texas. The print depicts a quadrangle on the college campus surrounded by buildings and lined with trees. The original watercolor was created by Richard Lewis. In 1965 the voters of Bee County named the entire county as a college district and issued bonds in the amount of $1,500,000 for a junior college. One hundred acres of land was donated for the college campus by the widow of A.C. Jones, Mrs. W.M. Thompson, W.W. Jones II, and Mrs. H.B. Hause. In the fall of 1967 the first classes of Bee County College were held. Today the college is named Coastal Bend College and includes campuses in Beeville, Alice, Kingsville, and Pleasanton.
Contributing Partner: Bee County Historical Commission
[CavOILcade Parade]

[CavOILcade Parade]

Date: 1984
Creator: J. C. Watkins Photography
Description: Photograph of eight women sitting on a parade float for the CavOILcade Parade. Two women are identified as Mrs. Merle Murphy (standing far right) and Mrs. George (Martha) Gray (front row, far right). All but one of the women are wearing historical dresses. There is an embroidery hoop to the left of the women, one woman is holding a parasol, and another woman is holding a quilt. A sign on the front of the float says "Civic Club."
Contributing Partner: Port Arthur Public Library
[Crowd Seated for an Event at a Stele]

[Crowd Seated for an Event at a Stele]

Date: 1984~
Creator: Doss, Keller
Description: Photograph of a crowd of people seated before a large rock. The crowd, left, is made up of various ages and races of people, with some standing along the edge of the mass. To the right, a group of people are situated in a line to the sides of a rock that is half again the size of a person. The rock is broad and thin and has a hide on its front. A man in a pink shirt (Bob Green) leans against the rock to the right, while another man (Joe Blanton)stands in front of it. Cars can be seen parked in the background.
Contributing Partner: Matthews Family and Lambshead Ranch
[Elders in a Field]

[Elders in a Field]

Date: 1984~
Creator: Doss, Keller
Description: Photograph of four elderly people in a field. Three elderly sisters (Sallie, Lucile, and Ethel) are seated in the field with the elderly Watt Matthews standing behind them with his hands on the first and third lady. A prickly pear cactus grows to the right of the group.
Contributing Partner: Matthews Family and Lambshead Ranch
[Farm Royale]

[Farm Royale]

Date: 1987
Creator: Everett, James
Description: Photograph of a building identified as Farm Royale on 2701 Memorial Boulevard. The front of the building features cut-outs of a cartoon cow, chicken, and pig. Signs along the width of the restaurant say "Coca-Cola," "Fried Chicken," "Farm Royale," and "Barbecue Chicken." A sign running vertical on the roof of the building says "Farm Royale." In the background, there are houses.
Contributing Partner: Port Arthur Public Library
[Group of People outside of a Ranch House]

[Group of People outside of a Ranch House]

Date: 1984~
Creator: Doss, Keller
Description: Photograph of over twenty people at various stages in their adult lives who are gathered in front of a stone ranch house. Three elderly sisters (Sallie, Lucile, and Ethel) sit in chairs in front of the group.
Contributing Partner: Matthews Family and Lambshead Ranch
HemisFair Luncheon, 1988

HemisFair Luncheon, 1988

Date: 1988
Creator: unknown
Description: Speech given at HemisFair Luncheon commemorating the 20th anniversary of HemisFair '68.
Contributing Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio
History of Lower Valley School & Lower Valley School Teachers

History of Lower Valley School & Lower Valley School Teachers

Date: 1987~
Creator: Watts, Maxine & Watts, Lutrell
Description: Text containing a history of the Lower Valley School and surrounding community as well as a timeline of the known teachers who worked at the school.
Contributing Partner: Northeast Lakeview College
[Laura Wilson, Richard Avedon, and Watt Matthews in the Cookshack]

[Laura Wilson, Richard Avedon, and Watt Matthews in the Cookshack]

Date: 1981~
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of (left to right) Laura Wilson, Richard Avedon, and Watt Reynolds Matthews sitting in the cookshack at Matthews Ranch headquarters. Wilson is holding a notepad, and she and Avedon appear to be listening to Matthews as he talks. Avedon is wearing a cowboy hat given to him by Matthews. In the background are two picnic tables with checkered table cloths.
Contributing Partner: Matthews Family and Lambshead Ranch
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