Get your crab on at the 32nd annual Texas Crab Festival happening this Mother’s Day weekend from Friday, May 12, through Sunday, May 14, at Gregory Park (2292 Highway 87) in Crystal Beach. Admission is $10 on Friday and Saturday (children 12 and under free) and free on Sunday, which is Mother’s Day.

Enjoy a variety of fresh, unique crab and seafood dishes along with traditional festival favorites. Sit down to a table full of flavor with barbecue crabs, a big bowl of gumbo and a bucket of crawfish while you jam to music from the main stage.


Viva Fest returns as the City of Beaumont hosts the two-day Hispanic heritage celebration this weekend on Friday, May 12, and Saturday, May 13, in downtown Beaumont.


Vicki Lawrence and Mama: A Two-Woman Show

Friday, May 12 - 8:30 p.m.

Golden Nugget - Lake Charles, La.

$20-$45 –



Jefferson County Sheriff’s Detective Daniel Powell obtained a burglary warrant for Danny Ray Smith, 51, of Winnie for the burglary of the Longhorn convenience store in Hamshire, Texas which occurred on April 9, Capt. Crystal Holmes said in a release.

Officer Jason Torres, Robert Canizales, Beau Tallarita, Brie Brady, Felici

Many people have criticized evangelical churches over the last decade for being politically divisive, shallow and disconnected from the community.

Between 2007 and 2014, Americans who identify as Christian fell from 78.4 to 70.6 between 2007 and 2014, mostly driven by declines among mainline Protestants and Catholics, according to a Pew research study published in 2015.

Beaumont’s First Baptist Church, located on Major Drive in the north end, wants to counteract this trend by being a “simple church.”