Neches River Festival King

All hail the king … Tuesday afternoon, March 29, the 68th Neches River Festival king and his escorts traveled down the Neches River and docked at the Beaumont Country Club.

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photo by Albert Nolan

Patrick Phelan was unveiled as the Neches River Festival King in a ceremony Tuesday, April 1. Phelan was NRF Citizen of the Year in 1981. Patrick Phelan and his wife, Kathryn Odom Phelan, will soon celebrate 50 years of marriage. A graduate of St.

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