Category Archives: Beyond the County

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

reef habitat

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

Guevara captured

Guevara captured

John Guevara, 48, a Texas 10 Most Wanted Fugitive, is now in custody after being arrested Tuesday in Victoria. Guevara, a known Texas Mexican Mafia gang member with a violent criminal history, was wanted for parole violation. The arrest was the result

Preparing for special needs in an emergency


The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service is supporting National Preparedness Month efforts, and an AgriLife Extension expert is offering tips for Texans to help them get ready for and recover from a disaster or emergency. “FEMA has designated September as

Guevara added to Texas Most Wanted list

John Guevara

The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) has added John Guevara, 48, to the Texas 10 Most Wanted Fugitives list, and a cash reward up to $7,500 is now being offered for information leading to his arrest. The Texas Mexican

Buna man one of top 10 winners in Wal Mart bass tournament

bass fishing league

A Buna man took 7th place in the Wal Mart Bass Fishing League, Cowboy Division at Sam Rayburn Reervoir this past weekend. Eric Hunt weighed in with 10 bass, 23-15, bringing his total winnings to $1,000.  Kevin Lasyone of Dry Prong,

Texas A&M Forest Service to return $43.2 million to Texas


Texas A&M Forest Service (TFS) expects to release more than $43 million in remaining appropriated fire suppression funds back to the State of Texas this fall. The 83rd Texas Legislature appropriated $161 million to pay wildfire suppression costs incurred during the

China Circus to Perform at the Jefferson


Direct from Anhui, China, one of the world’s most awarded acrobatic troupes will be performing at the Jefferson Theatre in Beaumont, Thursday, Sept. 18, at 7:00 pm. The Anhui Acrobatic Troupe is known for its cool precision, playful fun, and

Don’t take chances, get flu shot this fall


The flu is nothing to sneeze at, especially if you’re an older adult. About 226,000 Americans will land in the hospital this year as a result of the flu and its complications, and anywhere from 3,000 to 49,000 will die

Join Arbor Day Foundation, receive free trees


Everyone from Texas who joins the Arbor Day Foundation in September will receive 10 free live oak trees as part of the Foundation’s Trees for America program. Through Trees for America, everyone is encouraged to plant trees that will benefit

HEB Plus! stores to offer Christmas lay-aways

H-E-B is offering customers more ways to save with the launch of its annual layaway program in preparation for the upcoming holiday season. The Free Layaway Today program will be offered in all H-E-B plus! locations and requires no opening fee for

DPS reminds Texans to be prepared during hurricane season

Cayman Islands Tropical Weather

With three months remaining in the 2014 Hurricane Season, the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is reminding residents to review their emergency plans and stay prepared for the potential threat of hurricanes or tropical storms. Historically, August and September

Memorial Hermann offers non-invasive, drug-free pain relief

memorial hermann

Memorial Hermann Prevention and Recovery Center (PaRC) now offers Neurolumen therapy, a non-invasive, drug-free alternative for pain relief, as a component of its chemical dependency-based pain recovery program. Approved by the Food and Drug Administration, this pain treatment protocol delivers three

Adopt A Beach fall cleanup scheduled

adopt a beach 2013

As many as 10,000 Texans are expected to hit the beach Saturday, Sept. 27 for the biggest beach cleanup in the Lone Star State, the Texas General Land Office’s Adopt-A-Beach Fall Cleanup. The cleanup takes place at three Southeast Texas

Women celebrate anniversary of 19th amendment rights

19th amendment

 Aug. 26 is the 94th anniversary of the constitutional amendment that granted women the right to vote. The League of Women Voters of Texas is marking this historic occasion through its ongoing work to engage and empower all voters to participate this