David Brakin from Brakin Farms

You read about the trend toward farmer’s markets and people everywhere demanding the freshest of vegetables and fruits for their own dinner table. Well, we have our own long-standing and wonderful farmer’s market right here in town.

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Brad Klein

Wow! It’s been a great couple of weeks in my barbecue journey. It started in February with judging the KCBS Shotgun Fred’s BBQ Cook Off in Huntsville. Sixty-one teams participated, and wouldn’t you know it, the ice storm in Dallas had us short judges. This means we had to “suffer” through additional meats in each category, plus we judged “chef’s choice” and dessert. I had the pleasure of eating the single best piece of chicken I have ever tasted.

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Over 400 people came out to support the 13th annual BASF and TOTAL Miracle Match

The 13th annual BASF and TOTAL Miracle Match for Life Golf Tournament benefiting the Gulf Coast Marrow Donor Program, the Julie Rogers “Gift of Life” Progr

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Have you been looking for that special new friend for your family? Have you been thinking about adopting a kitten or puppy? If so, now is the time!

Puppy and kitten season is in full swing and The Animal Shelter at 1884 Pine St. is overflowing. To help you help the animals, Beaumont Animal Services is waiving adoption fees on all puppies and kittens under 3 months of age through the month of May! Stop by today and pick out your new best friend.

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In the not too distant past, we communicated with each other with the spoken and written word, telephone, telegraph, and by mail complete with a postage stamp. Fast forward a few decades, and now, in terms of personal communication, we use satellite dependent cellular phones, e-mail, texting, video conferencing, social networking, and other forms of digital media. While generally very efficient in terms of time and energy, these new digital communications technologies have also made us somewhat lazy.

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