Swiss chard

Quiz question of the day: What is one vegetable that you would grow in the garden to eat and use as a low, decorative hedge in the front yard? One of the best answers would be Swiss chard. It is just beautiful! Just look at those brightly colored stems and thick, crinkled leaves. This photo was taken in front of a restaurant in Houston. Chard’s colorful stems and bright green leaves make it the single most glamorous garden green. It is super nutritious, too.

Riceland opened its corporate office at 85 I-10 Frontage Road in Beaumont at Reg

Riceland Healthcare celebrated the grand opening of its corporate office at 85 I-10 Frontage Rd. in Beaumont on Thursday, Jan. 19.

Tahir Javed, CEO and president of Riceland Healthcare, also has ownership, along with his brother Shahid Javed, senior VP administrator for Riceland Healthcare, in True Southern Real Estate.

2017 Encore

Introduced in 2013, the Encore quickly carved out a niche of its own and rose to the top of the fast-growing small SUV market, topping it in 2014 and 2015. Encore was Buick’s best-selling vehicle in North America in 2015, accounting for nearly a third of overall sales. Its sales were up 34 percent for the first two months of 2016, extending a year-over-year sales increase streak to 26 months.

For 2017, a new front-end appearance and a new premium interior highlight the visual refinements.

Exterior design

James Dishman Jr.

CommunityBank of Texas announced Wednesday, Jan. 25, that James Dishman Jr. is joining the bank as an advisory director. Dishman is currently operations manager with Stallion Oilfield Services and has over 37 years of experience in the oil and gas industry.

The 2016-17 duck hunting season is officially closed and overall it was better t

The duck season closed this past Sunday at sundown, and based on reports here in Southeast Texas, it was a pretty run for most hunters. Some of the best shoots were at the J.D. Murphree Wildlife Management Area in Port Arthur. Coastal hunts in the marsh were fair, and guide Colby Denbow reports that his hunts between Beaumont and Winnie were pretty good overall.