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Last summer, the new 5,000-square-foot Rodair Roadhouse opened at 6701 Jade Ave.
The Combo Platter includes grilled, blackened or fried catfish, five jumbo shrim

For decades, there was a Cajun hangout in Port Acres that was a great retreat for Southeast Texans who enjoyed good music, dancing and spirits after a long workweek. After establishing itself as a staple in the Cajun community for 39 years, the fun ended when it closed in 2004, and Hurricane Rita finished off the famous Rodair Club.

Last summer, the Rodair Roadhouse, which named its restaurant and bar in tribute to Joe Thibodeaux’s famous club, revived his legend and added its own special touch — a great menu of Cajun dishes.

Allison Neil Clark

A 40-year-old Orange man has been sentenced to federal prison for violations related to the murder of a Port Acres woman in the Eastern District of Texas, announced Acting U.S. Attorney Brit Featherston on Feb. 14.


On Monday, March 2, Highway 365 between West Port Arthur Road and 67th street in Port Acres will be closed from 8:30 a.m. until around 1 p.m. for traffic accident reconstruction. The Roadway will be closed and impassible to all traffic in both directions during this time. Please make alternate travel arrangements and avoid this area during this time. 


Dead man walking.

That’s how doctors in Houston described Ronnie Patteson after he somehow survived a savage beating on a Friday night in Port Arthur in February, and then managed to cobble together an improbable series of events that led to a Houston hospital room where the 52-year-old Port Acres man was taken off life support and pronounced dead a mere 96 hours later on Valentine’s Day.