‘Hot Pursuit,’ starring Reese Witherspoon and Sofia Vergara; directed by Anne Fletcher, Rated

Mickey Gilley and Johnny Lee, circa 1980 (Photo courtesy of Kirk West)

The ninth annual Hardin County Music Festival takes place Saturday, May 16, at Kountze Trade Days at 980 N. Pine St. in Kountze, with gates opening at noon.


‘Avengers: The Age of Ultron’

Starring: Robert Downey, Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Chris Hemsworth

Directed by: Joss Whedon

Rated: PG-13


44Farms Texas Rib Eye
Bacon and Cheese Omelette

What started out as a local, upscale dining getaway in 2009 has become one of Beaumont’s favorite jewels for fresh, quality dishes and relaxing environment.

Brad Klein

Wow! It’s been a great couple of weeks in my barbecue journey. It started in February with judging the KCBS Shotgun Fred’s BBQ Cook Off in Huntsville. Sixty-one teams participated, and wouldn’t you know it, the ice storm in Dallas had us short judges. This means we had to “suffer” through additional meats in each category, plus we judged “chef’s choice” and dessert. I had the pleasure of eating the single best piece of chicken I have ever tasted.