The Backyard Music Hall inside Jerry Nelson’s Hill Country welcomes the hometown record release concert of Kree Harrison on Friday, Oct. 14, with doors opening at 7 p.m. Tickets start at $15 and can be purchased online at jnhillcountry.com. Harrison, 26, is celebrating the release of her first full-length album titled This Old Thing. From Woodville, Harrison was the runner-up on Season 12 of American Idol in 2013.

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Cody Schaeffer

The City of Beaumont will host Oktoberfest at Rogers Park on Saturday, Oct. 15, from 3-8 p.m., a free event for all agents. There will be a beer garden, food and plenty of entertainment from performances by local acts Cody Schaeffer, Barelands and a polka performance from the Royal Klobasneks. Schaeffer is an Americana folk performer from Beaumont.

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Over a thousand bikers attended the Lace, Grace and Gears rally on Crockett Street the first weekend in October. The rally started on Friday, Sept. 30, and opened at 8 a.m. Their goal was to beat the world record for most women riders on motorcycles at one time, currently held by an Australian group of 1,002 riders.

Lace, Grace and Gears posted on its Facebook page Oct. 3 that the final count of 806 women and 62 bikes “was an amazing feat” and “watch out 2017!”

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Christus Southeast Texas Foundation unveiled a 7 ft. bronze of Jesus Christ Tuesday, October 11 in front of St. Elizabeth Hospital. The Foundation worked with artist and sculptor Marsha Elmore, originally from Southeast Texas, to acquire the statue.

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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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