Category Archives: Beyond the County

Texas mayors pledge support to combat bullying

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Mayors in Arizona, Texas and New Mexico have signed onto a new partnership with The US Conference of Mayors and The BULLY Project as part of a major national initiative to develop local solutions-based responses to combat the epidemic of

Entergy’s “The Power to Care” Fund Raises $2.3 Million

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Generous donations to The Power to Care of nearly $1.6 million from Entergy customers and employees in 2013 have been matched by shareholders for a total of $2.3 million in assistance funds for customers in need. Matching check presentations are

Join Arbor Day Foundation, receive 10 free trees

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Add color to your landscape year-round by joining the Arbor Day Foundation in August. Everyone who joins the nonprofit Arbor Day Foundation with a $10 donation will  receive 10 free white flowering dogwood trees through the Foundation’s Trees for America

Tracy Byrd to perform at Isle of Capri

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Despite canceling all of his tour dates back in 2010, the Southeast Texas legend Tracy Byrd will make his debut on the Isle of Capri Main Stage, Saturday, Aug. 30 at 7:00 pm in the Event Center. Come sing along to signature

NWS monitoring area of disturbed weather

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The National Weather Service in Lake Charles is monitoring an area of disturbed weather in the central tropical Atlantic Ocean. There is a chance it could develop into a tropical depression in the next day or two, but beyond that,

Local fugitive captured in Honduras

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On Saturday, July 19, the US Marshal Service acting on information forwarded by the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office Fugitive Warrant Division located fugitive, Matthew Cherry, in Rotan, Honduras. Mr. Cherry had fled the country in an attempt to elude prosecution

JCSO searching for wanted sex offender

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UPDATE -  Acting on a Crime Stoppers Tip, Beaumont Police were able to locate and arrest Courtney Joseph Walker. He is currently incarcerated in the Jefferson County Correctional Facility on a $40,000 bond. The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office would like

Entergy Texas helps low-income customers ‘Beat the Heat’

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 You know summer has arrived when Entergy Texas, Inc. sets out to help customers “Beat the Heat” by giving away fans to help many of them stay more comfortable during Southeast Texas’ sweltering summer. The popular program is in its

Legislature must increase state contribution to teacher health care

The Texas State Teachers Association today urged members of two key Texas House committees to recommend that the Legislature increase the state’s contribution to health insurance costs for active school employees as well as retirees. “For years, teachers and other

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HISTORICAL EVENTS HIGHLIGHTED This week marks the 238th year of our Independence. On July Fourth we celebrate throughout the United States. This year, the Fourth falls on a Friday making for a three-day holiday weekend. Celebrations throughout the country will

Museum of the Gulf Coast celebrates anniversaries

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What lies buried under ground in the Port Arthur Time Capsule? That’s just one piece of Port Arthur’s history waiting to be unlocked and celebrated Wednesday, July 2, at the Museum of the Gulf Coast, which will be toasting a pair

DPS offering reward for sex offender

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The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) has added Clemente Davila, 27, to the Texas 10 Most Wanted Sex Offenders list, and a cash reward up to $3,000 is now being offered for information leading to his capture. Davila has

Cases of shigellosis reported in Texas

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Many more residents than normal from the Coastal Bend area of Texas have reportedly come down with Shilgellosis, a bacterial infection that can cause serious diarrhea, fever and stomach cramps a day or two after being exposed. The Coastal Bend area is on

Gladys City to host Great Outdoors Day

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Spindletop-Gladys City Boomtown Museum, on the Lamar University campus, will transform into a 23-obstacle mud run on June 21, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., as part of the museum’s second annual Great Outdoors Day. “Many people realize that families need to

Texas Energy Museum to host Bubble Day

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Bubble Day, a hands-on science program for children, produced by the Texas Energy Museum and the Beaumont Public Library Services Willard Branch Library, will be Wednesday, June 18, from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm at the Judge John Paul Davis Community Center, 3580

Entergy to present Operation:Storm Ready

Rita, Humberto, Ike. Familiar names to all of us in Southeast Texas, names recognized for the damage and destruction these hurricanes brought with them. Are we ready for what may come in 2014? Entergy Texas says, “Yes!” and is ready

China Circus to perform at Jefferson Theatre

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Direct from Jinan, China, one of the world’s most awarded Acrobatic Troupes will be performing at the Jefferson Theatre in Beaumont, Saturday, June 14, at 2:00 and 7:00 PM. “The China Circus featuring FenMo Acrobatic Troupe” is known for its colorful costumes

DPS searching for violent sex offender

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The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) has added Leo Colston, 60, to the Texas 10 Most Wanted Sex Offenders list, and a cash reward up to $3,000 is now being offered for information leading to his capture. Colston has

Celebrate Independence Day with free symphony concert

The Symphony of Southeast Texas (SOST) once again joins the City of Beaumont for the annual July 4 Celebration in downtown Beaumont. The orchestra’s patriotic concert will be held at 8:00 p.m. on Friday, July 4, inside the Julie Rogers Theatre and

TXDOT seeks public feedback on transportation needs

Beginning Monday, the Texas Department of Transportation will host a series of 25 statewide public meetings to welcome citizens’ feedback on a long-range plan for the state’s future transportation needs. A meeting will be held in Beaumont Tuesday, June 10,

Orange youth living the dream in California

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When Weston McClelland of Orange was around 4 years old, he was watching the Disney Channel after school one afternoon and said, “I can do that. I can be one of those kids.” Weston, who turns 11 Thursday, said he