PAnews.com, Port Arthur, Texas

Readers' Corner

September 24, 2007

Hard work pays off for LeTulle

PORT ARTHUR — When it comes to working hard this Port Arthur News reader knows the meaning of true labor.

Kandis LeTulle, 27, has been a Port Arthur News reader for as long as she can remember.

“My parents, especially my dad, always read the Port Arthur paper when I was growing up,” said LeTulle.

LeTulle maintains the Port Arthur paper keeps her up to date on the latest local news and events.

“I always enjoy the Entertainer section of paper. I like to know what is going on in the area and on the weekends,” said LeTulle.

LeTulle was born and raised in Port Arthur. Although her family moved away for a short period of time, it was not long before LeTulle found herself back in Port Arthur.

“Both of my parents grew up in this area. We moved out of the city for a few years when I was older, but it did not take long until we were back in Port Arthur again,” she said.

After returning to Port Arthur, LeTulle spent time in various aspects of the work force and was not at all opposed to rolling up her sleeves and adhering to a little hard labor. In fact, LeTulle actually spent nearly five years working in construction.

“What’s funny is when I usually tell people that, they assume that I had an air-conditioned desk job. In reality, I actually worked out in the field and it was not doing paper work,” she said.

LeTulle spent her first year of construction as a hole-watch for Excel, after which she spent the next few years at ProTherm as an insulation helper.

“There is a big difference between the two, and the latter definitely entailed a lot more work,” said LeTulle.

Although she admits that women definitely make up the minority in the field of construction, LeTulle maintains it was not as bad as some may think.

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