Port Acres, Port Arthur, Texas
Port Acres is an area of Port Arthur, Texas, United States that used to be a distinct unincorporated community in eastern Jefferson County. The community is between Texas State Highway 73 and Farm to Market Road 365 and west of Downtown Port Arthur.
In 1923 Tyrrell-Combest Company of Beaumont platted the community on land owned by J. M. Hebert. The community was located near the El Vista Railroad stop. Port Acres had around 1,500 residents in 1949. Residents voted to incorporate as a distinct municipality on a 578-180 margin in 1959; instead Port Arthur annexed the community.
The Port Arthur Convention and Visitors Bureau stated that Port Acres is "often regarded as" being a "self-contained" community.
Government and infrastructure
Port Acres is within the Port Arthur Independent School District. Dowling Elementary School, located in Port Acres, and Austin Middle School serve the area. All district residents are zoned to Memorial High School.
- Port Acres, Texas from the Handbook of Texas Online
- Port Arthur history- Retrieved 2013-09-18
- "Post Office Location - PORT ACRES." United States Postal Service. Retrieved on December 6, 2008.
- "About Us." Dowling Elementary School. Retrieved on April 14, 2009.
- Home page. Stephen F. Austin Middle School. Retrieved on April 14, 2009.
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