Ford Pavillion

Jefferson County commissioners and County Judge Jeff Branick are hoping to shave some utility costs off the budget by making energy efficient changes to county buildings where possible. The largest, and least intrusive, means of energy cost-savings, commissioners agree, will come in the form of upgrading light bulbs in many of the county’s facilities to LED (light emitting diodes) over traditional fluorescent bulbs.

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This week, Crime Stoppers needs your help in locating five fugitives wanted for drug charges.

Crime Stoppers is asking for the public’s assistance in getting potentially dangerous dope dealers and drug users, along with the poisonous products they carry, off the streets. To that end, The Examiner will feature a list of five persons accused of drug-related crimes each week in High Five.

“Crime Stoppers and The Examiner are teaming up to fight the drug problem in Southeast Texas,” Beaumont Police Officer Carol Riley of Crime Stoppers said.

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Cheap Trick

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame act Cheap Trick will perform at the Grand Event Center inside the Golden Nugget in Lake Charles on Friday, Jan. 13, at 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $40-$70 and can be purchased online at ticketmaster.com or at the venue. The lineup includes Rob Zander on vocals, Rick Nielsen on guitar, Tom Petersson on bass and Dax Nielsen, Rick’s son, on drums.

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O Brother, Where Art Thou?

Classic Movie Night returns Friday, Jan. 13 with the 2000 adventure film O Brother, Where Art Thou? at the historic Jefferson Theatre (345 Fannin) in downtown Beaumont.

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Raul Diaz, Gift of Life Prostate Cancer Survivor

It takes a team of players both on and off the field to win the big game, and here’s a perfect chance to team up with the Gift of Life to battle prostate cancer at Champagne & Ribs as it presents the “Wide World of Sports” themed event Thursday, April 20, at 6:30 p.m. at Ford Park.

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