Category Archives: Beyond the County

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

One ring phone scam making the rounds

phone scam

A new phone scam is making the rounds in the U.S. Police are warning cell phone users about the “one-ring” scam. The scam uses auto dialers to call random cell phone numbers across the country. There is no danger in

New DPS app provides interactive link for Texans

The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) today announced the launch of its mobile app, which is designed to give Texans instant access to the state’s Sex Offender Registry, Texas 10 Most Wanted program and other valuable resources. The app

Nederland man convicted in OC drug conspiracy

Stephen Hall

A 40-year-old Nederland man was convicted Aug. 21, of drug trafficking violations in the Eastern District of Texas, announced U.S. Attorney John M. Bales today. A jury returned the verdict late Thursday evening, convicting Stephen Shane Hall, also known as

Fall zinnias named Texas Superstars

fall zinnias

  What really got the Texas Superstar board members excited about fall zinnias were some new series, including the marylandica types that form disease-resistant “mounds of color,” lasting until frost when planted in late summer, said a Texas A&M AgriLife

NHC, NWS watching area of disturbed weather


The National Weather Service in Lake Charles is monitoring a cluster of showers and thunderstorms east of the Windward Islands. This system is slowly becoming better organized and could become a tropical cyclone in the next day or two. NHC

Texas 10 Most Wanted Sex Offender Arrested

Ezekial Harris

Ezekiel O’Neal Harris, 28, a Texas 10 Most Wanted Sex Offender, is now in custody after being arrested on Aug. 13 in Ennis. Harris was wanted for failure to comply with sex offender registration requirements. Since his capture was the

Ebola Impacts TX-based Mercy Ships


 Collateral hardship from the Ebola epidemic now includes a delay for Mercy Ships, which operates the world’s largest civilian hospital ship in ports on the West Coast of Africa. Already with one cancelled deployment to Guinea, where Ebola first broke

Alamo’s Long Barrack getting facelift


A roof replacement project at the oldest building at The Alamo will begin soon. The Long Barrack, located just northwest of the Alamo sanctuary, and the only building on the complex which hosts a museum, will be closed starting Monday,

A Tale of Two Countries

Exchange students

Exchange students, Kasey Self, from Bridge City and Marta Benzo, from Italy, enjoy spending time together. Adventure came knocking and two teenage girls opened the door. There are over 5,400 miles between Texas and Italy, but that didn’t keep Kasey

A&M to host discussion, press conference on illegal fishing


  Texas A&M University at Galveston will host a stakeholder roundtable discussion and press conference on illegal fishing in the Gulf of Mexico, Aug. 18, from 9:00 am until noon, at 200 Seawolf Pkwy, in Galveston.  Almost every week brings news about

Mosquitoes carrying disease discovered in Jefferson County

culex mosquito

  Jefferson County officials have discovered Culex mosquitoes that have tested positive for the St. Louis encephalitis virus. According to Jefferson County mosquito control, the mosquitoes were found in the Griffing Park area of Port Arthur. Mosquito control workers recently

SOST announces 62nd season


Prepare to be entertained and amazed this season as you discover “It’s your Symphony… with a Twist!” The Symphony of Southeast Texas’ (SOST) 62nd season promises to be filled with excitement and intrigue as they perform well-known classics, but then

DPS adds Ezekial Harris to most wanted list

Ezekial Harris

The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) has added Ezekiel Harris, 28, 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. Harris is

Jefferson County man arrested for synthetic marijuana

A 32-year-old Beaumont, man has been arrested for possessing Lego-shaped blocks of synthetic marijuana in the Eastern District of Texas, announced U.S. Attorney John M. Bales today. Conrad Stanley Hammon was indicted by a federal grand jury on Aug. 6,

Jasper man indicted, arrested in death of Alfred Wright


The US Attorney’s Office has announced the indictment and arrest of a Jasper man in connection to the death of Alfred Wright. Shane Dwayne Hadnot, 28, was indicted on Wednesday by a federal grand jury charging him with conspiracy to