Ladies from Beaumont attended the National Council of Negro Women’s 57th National Convention in Washington, D.C., in October.

Mary McCloud Bethune founded the organization in 1935.


Beautiful weather is predicted for Lamar University’s “Rolling Out the Red” Homecoming 2016, which takes place this Saturday, Oct. 29.

The 2016 Homecoming Parade kicks off a fun day of music, tailgating, family activities and Cardinal football.

Summer Lydick

Jack Brooks Regional Airport unveiled three new paintings Thursday, Oct. 27, that feature Janis Joplin, George Jones, Bubba Smith, Babe Didrikson Zaharias, Tex Ritter and Bum Phillips — what the city of Beaumont calls “homegrown luminaries.”

Local artist Summer Lydick, commissioned to create large portraits of famous Southeast Texans, has been working on the project over the last few months.

Beaumont YWCA Gala

One of President George W. Bush’s daughters will speak in Beaumont this fall.

Jenna Bush Hager will be the main speaker at YWCA’s Gala fundraiser Friday, Nov. 4, at 7 p.m. at the MCM Eleganté Hotel and Conference Center. She is a contributing correspondent to NBC’s Today Show, an editor-at-large for Southern Living Magazine, founder of The Novo Project and chair for UNICEF’s Next Generation.


This summer, Home Instead Senior Care launched its Missing Senior Network, a free online tool now available in Jefferson, Orange and Hardin counties.

The service, available at, sends both e-mail and text message alerts to the community, including friends, family and local businesses, when a senior is reported missing.

“Nationwide, we’ve had about 1,600 people sign up,” said Alexis Abel, account supervisor for Home Instead Inc.