When someone mentions the history of music in Southeast Texas, specifically Beaumont, the first thing that usually comes to mind is the Beaumont Boys, which include Mark Chesnutt, Clay Walker and Tracy Byrd. But it’s much more than just those three talented players, and local concert promoter Johnae Whitaker has put together a gem of a gig to showcase the local talent in Southeast Texas called the OurTyme Music Festival on Saturday, June 24, at the Red Room (near Dixie Dance Hall) on Crockett Street in downtown Beaumont.

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The Beaumont Police Department, the Jefferson County District Attorney’s Office and the U.S. Attorney’s Office are combating recent violence resulting in multiple deaths and injuries, with two of its latest casualties merely children, a 7-year-old and an 8-year-old.

And at a joint press conference June 20, the law enforcement leaders had a clear message for the perpetrators of violent crime in the city: “We are coming for you.”

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A Port Arthur staple is slated for closure. The owners of Nick’s Grocery at 3149 39th St. announced it would soon shutter its doors. Nick and Dorothy Nicotre opened Nick’s Grocery on Sept. 27, 1959, and it’s still owned by the Nicotre and Plagman families.

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The Gift of Life is hosting its final Men’s Health Month Screening site for the month of June in Port Arthur on Saturday, June 24 from 9 a.m. – Noon at the Carl A. Parker Multipurpose Center (1800 Lakeshore Dr.).

"We’re really excited because we’re actually bringing in a Port Arthur native and Super Bowl Champion Joe Washington, Jr. to meet and greet our clients," said Holli Peterson, spokesperson for the Gift of Life.

"Right now, we’re having several people calling and asking us if we’re cancelling our screening due to weather. At this time, we have no plans to cancel."

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