Category Archives: Beyond the County

Texas Ebola virus case confirmed


Dan Patrick, Texas State Senator and Republican nominee for Lieutenant Governor makes the following statement regarding today’s confirmation of Ebola virus in Dallas: “Today the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), along with the Commissioner of the Texas Department of State

Northern Virginia Nightmare

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Driving his sister’s 1997 Nissan Sentra, Jesse LeRoy Matthew, Jr., 32, headed south to Texas, fleeing from Virginia State police surveillance. On September 23, he walked into Swedes Grocery store at Crystal Beach and bought some skeeter spray. He inquired

Art of Beer coming to AMSET

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Something big is brewing once again this fall at the Art Museum of Southeast Texas (AMSET). From 6:00-10:00 p.m., Friday, Oct. 10, AMSET will host its 8th annual Art of Beer fundraising event where beer lovers and those new to

Lower Electricity Bills are on the Way


Although summer’s energy-guzzling hot weather and high temperatures will stick around through September, Southeast Texans will soon see relief with a drop in their electricity rates that will last into next year. You can expect a 12 percent decrease in

Free FM offers non-traditional format


Music consumption habits have changed, no one fills their music players with single genres of music; real people listen to songs. Free FM doesn’t have a traditional “format”, but instead is “free” of the genres assigned by record companies and

Duck Dog Trainer hosts duck calling contest

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Duck Dog Trainer, and the Outdoorsmen Church of Winnie, will hold a duck calling contest Saturday, Oct. 4, at 2:00 pm. in Winnie. Registration will start at World Champion Duck Caller Buck Gardner will be on hand doing a

FLW series wraps up on Sam Rayburn Reservoir


The Rayovac FLW Series is headed to Sam Rayburn Reservoir Oct. 2-4 for a tournament presented by Evinrude when as many as 300 pros and co-anglers will take to the water for the final stop of 2014 in the Texas Division. “Sam Rayburn was the

Texas food prices coninue to rise

Texas shoppers will dig a little deeper in their pockets during their next trip to the grocery store, according to the latest Texas Farm Bureau (TFB) Grocery Price Watch survey. The total cost of the 16-item grocery bill rose to

So You Want to Go to College?

Fall. Picture pumpkins on porches, spiced lattes, cozy wrap sweaters and… pages and pages of biographical information?  The months when Pumpkin-Flavored-Anything reigns supreme also signal the start of a terrifying process for high school seniors across the country: college application

Texas Rice Festival celebrates 45th

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The Texas Rice Festival celebrates everything to do with rice and good times. Chartered in 1969, the festival is a weeklong event held annually in Winnie, beginning with the BBQ Cook-off the fourth weekend in September.  The event, currently in its

Dangerous flooding in West Texas area


The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is urging Texans to be prepared for continued rising water and flooding of creeks, rivers, storm drains and low-lying areas across the West Texas region. “Additional rainfall is expected in areas of West

AMSET announces new exhibit


The Art Museum of Southeast Texas (AMSET) presents two dynamic exhibitions showcasing artwork depicting various multifaceted and complex pieces. Dornith Doherty: Oasis and Celia Eberle: In the Garden of Ozymandias will be on view Sept. 20, through Jan. 4. An opening reception for both exhibitions

Former WW II POWs to be given tribute


Four former World War II prisoners of war will be honored at the Watkins-Logan Texas State Veterans Home at Friday, Sept. 19. To be held in the home’s chapel, the event will include a presentation of the formal POW/MIA Table Ceremony

Bass Federation inducted into Fresh Water Fishing Hall of Fame


 The Bass Federation (TBF), a grassroots fishing, youth and conservation organization that got its start when the first federation club formed in 1968, has been named among the 2015 class of inductees enshrined into the Fresh Water Fishing Hall of

Texas DPS adds Wynn to most wanted list


The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) has added Rodney Dewayne Wynn, 34, to the Texas 10 Most Wanted Fugitives list, and a cash reward up to $5,000 is now being offered for information leading to his arrest. He has

East Texas University ranks among America’s best


For the 21st time, LeTourneau University shines on U.S. News and World Report’s annual rankings of “America’s Best Colleges.”   “Best Regional Universities in the Western Region” spans Texas to Alaska, and LETU marches 27th among all universities in that category, ranking above

Texas A&M receives funds to build artificial reef habitats

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) Gulf of Mexico Program recently announced that Texas A&M University will receive over $198,000 in a cooperative agreement for the project “Use of Seawater Electrolysis to Build Artificial Reef Habitat: Comparison with Traditional Shell

Texas Food Bank Network feeding Texas


The Texas Food Bank Network (TFBN) announced today that it has adopted Feeding Texas as its new name. The change reflects a new energy and strategic direction from a trusted statewide nonprofit that has been fighting hunger in Texas since

Election ID certificates available at DL offices


The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is reminding Texans in advance of the upcoming November election that Election Identification Certificates (EIC) are available year-round at all Texas driver license offices for individuals in need of proper identification required to

EPA finalizes greenhouse gas permit


The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has issued a final greenhouse gas (GHG) Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) construction permit to CCI Corpus Christi, LLC. The company plans to construct petroleum process facilities near Corpus Christi. “Climate change contributes to

DPS releases border security trends, recent activity

The Texas Legislature has requested that the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) provide a publicly releasable summary of border incidents and a data report related to historical trends of crime along the Texas-Mexico border as well as current criminal