Ana Mendez

Ana Mendez, a Lamar University dietetics major from Marshall, breaks down language barriers. Her goal is to deliver patients the information they need to stay healthy in a way that is easy to digest.

Mendez’s interest in dietetics came when her mother developed gestational diabetes during a pregnancy. A native of Monclova, Coahuila, Mexico, her mother spoke little English and asked Mendez, who was 14 years old, to interpret for her and her doctors.

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A woman’s search for her sister ended in tragedy after the body of 41-year-old Tami Diane Higginbotham was discovered in Newton County on Friday, Feb. 15.

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Don Henley

CHRISTUS Health Foundation - Southeast Texas has announced that Don Henley will headline the 33rd Annual Gala, set for April 20, 2013, at the Beaumont Civic Center.

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Chief Mark Blanton of the Port Arthur Police Department

FBI Part I offenses in 2012 were down by 16 percent in Port Arthur from 2011, according to a report given by Chief Mark Blanton of the Port Arthur Police Department to the Port Arthur City Council on Feb. 5. The FBI designates certain crimes as Part I or index offenses because it considers them to be the major crimes plaguing society in the United States.

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UPDATE: Just weeks after getting a spot on the heart transplant list, Todd Methvin has died. He passed away on Valentine's Day 2013. Visitation was Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013, at Broussard's Mortuary in Beaumont.

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