Sure hope those board messages about La Porte are wrong.
I found one message that said the Best Western in La Porte was a good place to stay and have booked in there for a couple of nights next week prior to leaving on the Sea.
Will be driving in from Canada with another couple next week. If it looks too scary, maybe we can fortify our rooms and hunker down until embarkation. Seriously, though, can understand your question/concern. It is very close to, or is in, the industrial area. Probably not the place for late night walks, I guess.