Tyseski Ardoin

Former Beaumont Independent School District special education teacher and Central High School assistant coach Tyseski Ardoin pleaded guilty to engaging in an improper relationship with a student in Jefferson County Jud

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Beef fajitas

In Southeast Texas, there is no shortage of options to satisfy a salsa craving if you have a hankering for Mexican food. Carlito’s Mexican Restaurant, located at 890 Amarillo St. and facing College Street, is one of Beaumont’s best options for a quick, filling lunch at a great price — and has been for two decades.

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Freeheld

In a year when gay issues have been at the forefront, coincidentally there were at least four movies released in 2015 dealing with issues relating to gay rights. “Freeheld,” with Julianne Moore and Ellen Page playing a real life lesbian couple who fought for partner benefits, never achieved much buzz. “Stonewall,” the Roland Emmerich movie about the eponymous riot that sparked the gay rights movement, barely made it into theaters.

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Spindletop-Gladys City Boomtown Museum on the Lamar University campus will mark the 115th anniversary of the Lucas Gusher at Spindletop with a day packed with re-enactments, activities, craft demonstrations and entertainment.

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Classic Movie Night continues with the 2004 comedy Mean Girls on Friday, Jan. 8, at the historic Jefferson Theatre in downtown Beaumont. Written by Tina Fey, Mean Girls stars Lindsay Lohan as Cady Heron, who attends public school for the first time and joins a clique headed by Regina George (Rachel McAdams). Cady falls for Regina’s ex-boyfriend, and out come the mean games. The film is 97 minutes and rated PG13.

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