Incoming District Attorney Bob Wortham presented Jefferson County outgoing District Clerk Jane Birge with a symbolic retirement gift on Monday, Dec.

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Antioch pastor the Rev. John Adolph and BPD Chief Jimmy Singletary
BPD Detective Donald English

In light of the current climate in America, with tension and violence between law enforcement officers and African-Americans, a community forum at the Antioch Missionary Baptist Church in Beaumont on Monday, Dec. 29, allowed residents to have a candid discussion with law enforcement personnel from the Beaumont Police Department, the Port Arthur Police Department, and the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office.

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You still have time to take a trip back to the ’80s — 1983, to be exact. Celebrating its 30th anniversary, the pop culture phenomenon of Flashdance is now live on stage and with electrifying dance at its core.

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This was the year of a lot of worsts, some pretty goods and a spare few bests in the bunch. In fact, the entire summer of 2014 may go down as one of the overall worst years for movies in quite some time. A slew of superheroes dominated screens and numbed audiences. One of the later entries, “Guardians of the Galaxy,” literally saved the day — and the season.

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New Year’s Eve is a time to reflect on the past 12 months and to celebrate all the new opportunities and possibilities of the future. Traditionally, a Champagne toast is given when the clock strikes midnight, but before you top off your glass, do you know which type is best for your party and tastiest for your guest?

Basics of Bubbly

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