Features

In what could be dubbed the “Network” for the new millennium, writer and first-time feature director Dan Gilroy taps into our morbid fascination with the grisly sensationalism that passes for evening news, all seen through the eyes of one of the most fascinating characters on screen this year.

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Crown Pizza has made a name for itself for selling unique pizza in Beaumont and has even sparked the interest of a few competitors, and the restaurant isn’t even a year old yet. The brainchild of Willy Burger owner Colburn McClelland, Crown Pizza’s name came from an old sign from a motel on Highway 90.

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The Alzheimer’s Association of Southeast Texas is hosting the third annual Family Portrait Luncheon on Tuesday, Nov. 18, and the public is invited to purchase tickets to the event that will raise funds to battle Alzheimer’s disease and assist those dealing with the debilitating condition.

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When Cardinal football was reintroduced in 2010, there was an excitement on campus that hadn’t been felt in a long time. It was a welcome return following two decades without a sport that Southeast Texans eat, sleep and breathe. Now that Big Red pride is back in full force, Lamar University reintroduces another tradition dating back more than half a century — the Homecoming Parade.

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Whether you head down Flint Road off of South Major or take Highway 365, be sure to follow the quiet Labelle Road to great food and wonderful atmosphere. Pine Tree Lodge is a fun, family-friendly place to enjoy from-scratch entrees while relaxing on the water. The restaurant has been many different establishments, from a lodging office to a biker bar.

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