Pig Stand #41
Pig Stand #41

The Pig Stand No. 41 on Calder Avenue in Beaumont is no more. Tuesday, Oct. 11, heavy machinery knocked down what remained of the historic establishment.

The iconic landmark was built in 1941, but has been shuttered since 2006. In 2010, the Society for Commercial Archeology added the Beaumont landmark to its list of the 10 most endangered roadside places in the United States after its new owners announced their intention to demolish the building and construct a convenience store.

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Teual Harper

A gun-wielding bandit targeting West End Beaumont convenience stores in the early morning hours of Oct. 11 was apprehended by Beaumont police who arrived to catch the suspect hiding behind a store that was just the target of an armed robbery.

According to information filed at the BPD, 46-year-old Teual Lashawn Harper was taken into custody on suspicion of aggravated robbery connected to two West End Beaumont robberies committed within minutes of each other.

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OK, OK, I know that many of you no longer actually pick up a book, open the covers, and turn the pages. I am familiar with Kindle, iPads, various other readers on the market, and my computer, but for me, although I have several devices, I still prefer the bound book. It doesn’t have to be a hardback or library edition. A good paperback will suffice, and a loaned or gifted copy is great, too. In fact, I have been thinking of ways to get our readers to share books they’ve already read with others.

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New Orleans folk singer Andrew Duhon will perform at Courville’s on Thursday, Oct. 20, beginning at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $30 and can be purchased by calling (409) 860-9811. As always, Courville’s famous buffet dinner is included. Duhon, a teller of stories, has released three records, and his last, The Moorings, was nominated for a Grammy.

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