Dan Maher, executive director of the Southeast Texas Food Bank, and Donald Stagg

The Southeast Texas Food Bank received donations from Entergy and the 4H Club on Saturday, Oct. 8.

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Phillips 66 presented a $10,000 check to the Fire Museum of Texas in Beaumont on

Phillips 66 presented a $10,000 check to the Fire Museum of Texas in Beaumont on Oct. 10 for next year’s annual Fire Prevention and Family Safety Festival, an educational event that reaches numerous Southeast Texans and educates both adults and children.

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CBL & Associates Properties, Inc. announced that their portfolio of market-dominant regional shopping centers will open at 6 a.m. on Black Friday, November 25, and will be closed on Thanksgiving Day. Parkdale Mall in Beaumont is owned by the company and will be included in the Thanksgiving Day closing.

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Alligator Snapping Turtle

Frozen custard as a dessert first saw commercial success in Coney Island, New York, in 1919, when ice cream vendors Archie and Elton Kohr found that adding egg yolks to ice cream created a smoother texture and helped the ice cream stay cold longer.

In their first weekend on the boardwalk, they sold 18,460 cones, according to the article “Happy Days” by The Village Voice writer Robert Sietsema.

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Ford Pavilion

On the eve of a deadline to give word to current Ford Park Entertainment Complex management company SMG as to Jefferson County’s intent to either keep the management team they’ve been with for 15 years or sign with a competitor, Jefferson County Commissioner Everett “Bo” Alfred reported that not only have both companies been informed of the county’s decision, but a tentative contract from new management provider Spectra was in the hands of Purchasing Director Deborah Clark as of Wednesday, Oct. 12.

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