Brandon Belaire, a junior from Groves; Remington Whitt, a senior from Livingston

A dozen Lamar University civil engineering students are working hard to ready Big Beau, their canoe, for the 2015 Tex-Mex Regional Competition. This year, preparations for the annual competition extend beyond the research and construction to include serving as hosts for the April 23-25 competition, the first at LU since 2004.

Lamar’s student chapter of the American Society of Civil Engineers will host the competition for the Texas-Mexico Region.


Come and smell the roses! This year’s Golden Triangle Rose Society Annual Spring Rose Show will be held Saturday, April 25, at the Tyrrell Park Garden Center in Beaumont. And this is an event so filled with the sweet aroma and the particular beauty of roses that you do not want to miss it!


‘Child 44’

Starring: Tom Hardy, Noomi Rapace

Directed by: Daniel Espinosa

Rated: R


Skylar Thompson, last year’s honoree, and Angie Thompson

The 27th annual Hurricane Party is coming to the Event Centre in Beaumont on May 2, so now is the time to get your tickets to attend the local American Red Cross’ largest fundraiser of the year, this time honoring philanthropists and Jason’s Deli proprietors Joe and Shelley

Lupe Flores and wife Nancy

Jefferson County Judge Guadalupe Rodriguez  Flores of County Court at Law No. 2 passed away April 21, 2015, at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Beaumont. In his too-short 65 years on earth, he was a skilled advocate, distinguished jurist, community activist, compassionate neighbor and friend to everyone he met, but the titles he cherished most were husband, father and grandfather. To governors and laborers alike, Judge Flores was simply “Lupe.”