Category Archives: Beyond the County

DPS increases DWI enforcement during holidays

Texas DPS

The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) will increase DWI patrols for a 15-day period that includes both the Christmas and New Year holidays. From Dec. 19 – Jan. 2, DPS troopers will focus DWI patrols in high-risk locations at times when

Beaumont man sentenced for drug trafficking

A 36-year-old Beaumont, man has been sentenced to federal prison for drug trafficking violations in the Eastern District of Texas, announced U.S. Attorney John M. Bales today. Jonathan Van Johnson pleaded guilty on Mar. 18, to possession with intent to

Amber Alert issued for Denton, Tx. child


The Denton Police Dept. is searching for Ricardo Alekzander Lara, white male, 4 years of age; his date of birth is June 3, 2010. He is 3 feet tall and weighs 55 pounds, with unknown clothing. Police are also looking

DPS offers tips to avoid vehicle theft

vehicle theft

The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is reminding Texans that the holiday season can be a prime time for vehicle thefts and is encouraging individuals to take necessary precautions to protect their vehicles from possible theft. Burglaries of vehicles

Dixie Cups to play Isle of Capri

Dixie Cups

Vocal Group Hall of Fame inductee, The Dixie Cups, are bringing their pristine harmonies to the Isle of Capri Main Stage on Saturday, Dec. 27 at 7:00 pm in the Event Center. Get ready to get down to their classic

EPA announces new Energy Star tool to save money, energy

energy star

Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is launching its ENERGY STAR Home Advisor, an online tool designed to help Americans save money and energy by improving the energy efficiency of their homes through recommended customized and prioritized home-improvement projects.

Keep safety first when decking the halls

The holidays are here and our thoughts are turning to festive times spent with family and friends. As you dust off the decorations and prepare to deck the halls, Entergy has joined with the Beaumont Fire Rescue to remind you

New Sea Level Rise Map and Projections for State

Texas floods

Online Tool Details Threats Down to Zip Code Coastal communities throughout Texas will likely experience extreme floods topping 5 feet above the high-tide line by midcentury, and see records broken from Freeport to Corpus Christi. That is the threat under

Recipe contest seeks best use of yams for holiday recipes

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$1000 in prize money being awarded in Facebook-based contest. Whether it’s the decades old family recipe for a casserole, or your own version of a sweet dessert; Bruce’s Yams, America’s number one seller of canned sweet potatoes is looking for the best recipes

My 5 Cents

Senator Robert Nichols

With the results of the Nov. 4 election, there will be several new faces at the State Capitol. This is the first time in many years there has been such a large turnover in both statewide positions and the Texas

Hurricane season to end quietly


The National Weather Service in Lake Charles reports this weekend will begin a warming trend and next week will see temperatures run above normal, with lows in the 50s and highs in the 70s. There will be a small chance

Holiday Memorial Tree helps families through holidays

The team of Oak Bluff Memorial Park have always believed their work is a “mission of service,”  considering it a privilege to help families during a most difficult time in their lives. Because the loss of a loved one can

Criminals prepare for holiday shopping


The holiday season is upon us. And just as we prepare for Black Friday, Cyber Monday, and visiting the malls and shopping centers, thieves are also preparing to shop . . . . . in your vehicle.The Texas Auto Burglary and Theft

Dupont SRW, TWC honored at conference

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DuPont Sabine River Works received the Local Employer of Excellence Award for the Workforce Solutions Southeast Texas area at the recent Texas Workforce Commission’s (TWC) 18th Annual Texas Workforce Conference held earlier this month.  The Local Employer of Excellence Award

Doctors suggest getting flu shot before holiday visits

flu shot

Over the river and through the woods, to gather — and potentially share flu bugs with relatives — we go! The physicians of the Texas Medical Association (TMA) remind everyone to get a flu shot now before you get close

Families in crisis empowered through local support

Family Services Check

From grief, stress, parenting challenges, marital difficulties, substance abuse and much more, Southeast Texas families face countless struggles every day.  Unfortunately, many affected families lack the support and resources to cope and repair their broken lives. In an effort to

CCA Texas extends support of sportfish research center


Coastal Conservation Association Texas deepened its commitment to marine resource science with a $250,000 grant to the Center for Sportfish Science and Conservation (CSSC) that will fund ongoing research into many of the key scientific issues facing the ecosystems that

Local program brings holiday cheer to seniors


This season, many area seniors who are alone or impoverished will receive some holiday cheer thanks to the Be a Santa to a Senior® program. Sponsored by the local Home Instead Senior Care® office, the program brings together area nonprofits, retailers, numerous volunteers

Kennedy assassination display part of TMA Exhibit


An event that shook Texas, America, and the world 51 years ago is featured in the Texas Medical Association’s (TMA’s) museum. Physicians racing to save the lives of President John F. Kennedy, Texas Gov. John Connally, and Lee Harvey Oswald

Top 10 Christmas movies, TV shows


The holiday season is about family, overpriced gifts, crazy relatives, psychotic shoppers, mall parking lots that resemble a scene from Mad Max and of course the one thing that truly brings families together…watching TV.Every couple of years, we ask people what their

Bruce’s Yams ready to make memorable holiday meals

Bruce’s Yams, America’s number one seller of canned sweet potatoes, is ready to make your holiday memorable with canned sweet potatoes that are not only delicious, but healthy. “There’s a 100-day period near the holidays where we are running one