The U.S. National Tour of Annie, now in its second year, will play two shows at the Lutcher Theater on Saturday, Jan. 23, at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $65-$45 and can be purchased online at lutcher.org or by calling the box office at (409) 886-5535.

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Ryu Goto

Lamar University’s Mary Morgan Moore Department of Music will host a master class with internationally renowned violinist Ryu Goto on Thursday, Jan. 21, at 4:30 p.m. The public is invited to observe the free master class in the Rothwell Recital Hall on the campus of Lamar University.

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The 14th annual Senior Mardi Gras takes over the Beaumont Civic Center on Thursday, Feb. 4, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. The Best Years Senior Center invites all seniors 55 and older to come enjoy the fun absolutely free.

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Around 7:45 a.m. Thursday morning, Jan. 21, an 18-wheeler was blocking east- and west-bound traffic on Highway 105 east of Sour Lake. The truck appeared to have jackknifed across the roadway.

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John Tomplait

With yet another arrest of a city official in Port Arthur, the Jefferson County District Attorney’s Office continues to uncover theft, deception and generally corrupt practices that, according to their investigation, have plagued the city for years.

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