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PORT ARTHUR — “Strange Beautiful” opened at June 11 at the Museum of the Gulf Coast, at 700 Procter Street, and will be on display through Aug. 14.

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Eddie B returns to Jefferson Theatre

BEAUMONT — Eddie B is back with the “Teachers Only Summer Break Tour” at the Jefferson Theatre at 8 p.m. Saturday, June 26.

Independence Day celebration is June 26

Citizens voice concerns about proposed master planned development off FM 421

LUMBERTON — More than 100 people attended a special meeting of the Hardin County Commissioners Court on June 15 to hear a presentation on a proposed subdivision project on FM 421 in Lumberton.


Le, McClure named MVP in all-star games

Mitchell finishes fourth in WSM contest


Dennis Olivier in muscle and fitness magazine competition

ASilsbee native is among the contestants who are competing for the Mr. Health and Fitness crown sponsored by Muscle & Fitness magazine.

McCain transfers to LCS Port Arthur



At the June 10 meeting of the Lumberton ISD Board of Trustees meeting, two outgoing school board members were recognized for their years of service.

AUSTIN — Eligible public school districts and open-enrollment charter schools in Texas may apply to the Texas Education Agency to receive their allocation of the $5.5 billion appropriated to Texas

Tourism to Big Thicket National Preserve creates $20.3 million in economic benefits

KOUNTZE — A new National Park Service (NPS) report shows that 309,053 visitors to Big Thicket National Preserve in 2020 spent $20.3 million in communities near the park.


The Silsbee Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting ceremony for Fancy’s Bakery in downtown Silsbee.


Don Owen Melton, 64, of Bridge City, passed away Sunday, June 13, 2021 at Christus St. Elizabeth Hospital in Beaumont. He was born in Fort Worth to Sherry Ann Spivey Melton and Allen G. Melton.

Carolyn Joy Meadows, 74, of Lumberton, passed away Wednesday, June 16, 2021. She was born in Beaumont to Marion Smith Eddins and Lee Eddins.

Hazel Peavy, 90, of Silsbee, passed away Friday, June 18, 2021. She was born in Noble, Louisiana to Bessie Santos Paddie and Dave Paddie.

Rebecca Diane Jeffcoat, 58, of Spurger, passed away Wednesday, June 16, 2021. She was born in Kountze to Bobby Gene Jeffcoat and Wanda Beatrice Drake.

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An unidentified girls walks her goat around the ring Oct. 19 during the Hardin County Youth Project Show and Auction at the John Blair Pavilion in Kountze.

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