Mark Chesnutt

Many will never forget what devastation Hurricane Harvey brought to Southeast Texas. The scars will forever show, but compassion has definitely softened the blow. Musician and Texas native Cody Johnson want to continue to help the rebuilding efforts by performing at Ford Arena on Friday, Nov. 17, as a part of his Concerts For the Coast series.

Tickets are $20-$41, $65 for VIP seats, and can be purchased online via ticketmaster.com, by phone (800) 745-3000 or the Ford Park box office.

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Kevin “Shinyribs” Ferguson will play at Madison’s on Friday, Nov. 10, beginning at 9:30 p.m. Shinyribs started his musical journey in Beaumont at the age of 14, and his style has turned into Burl Ives meets Al Green, Hank Jr. meets Teddy Pendergrass, Wendell Berry meets Chuck Berry. Following his family’s oil boom and bust migratory path, he landed in Shreveport where he formed his first band. He then moved to Austin where the Gourds were born. From that point on, Russell has been riding high on the Shinyribs river of country-soul, swamp-funk and tickle.

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The Huntsman Flood Fund announced today it has received its first donation from an industry partner, a $25,000 contribution from Caliche Development Partners. A Texas-based company, Caliche is focused on the development and operation of state-of-the-art midstream storage and transportation assets, including the Caliche Coastal facility in Beaumont.

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According to information from the Jefferson County District Attorney’s Office, on Monday, Nov. 6, 30-year-old Arthur Ray Rogers Jr. pleaded guilty to murdering 31-year-old Joshua Jerome Green on May 11, 2015. This case was investigated by the Beaumont Police Department and prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney Mike Laird. Rogers has not yet been sentenced for the crime, but he is awaiting his fate while in the custody of the Jefferson County Jail, where he has been held since Aug. 15.

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Charles Henry Hawkins

Criminal District Attorney Bob Wortham announced Nov. 3 that a jury has found Charles Henry Hawkins, 57, guilty of possession of child pornography, a third-degree felony. The jury assessed Hawkins’ punishment at 10 years confinement in the Institutional Division of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice and a $10,000 fine. Hawkins was formally sentenced by Judge Raquel West.

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