George Hirasaki

The Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) recently honored George Hirasaki with the SPE Anthony F. Lucas Gold Medal at SPE’s Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition held 26 through 28 September in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Hirasaki is A. J.

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This summer, Home Instead Senior Care launched its Missing Senior Network, a free online tool now available in Jefferson, Orange and Hardin counties.

The service, available at www.missingseniornetwork.com, sends both e-mail and text message alerts to the community, including friends, family and local businesses, when a senior is reported missing.

“Nationwide, we’ve had about 1,600 people sign up,” said Alexis Abel, account supervisor for Home Instead Inc.

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Photo by Stephanie Adams

Houston Zoo for Zoo Boo, Houston’s largest family-friendly Halloween event, will take place on every Friday-Sunday in the month of October. Friday dates are Oct. 21 and 28 from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Saturday-Sunday dates are 22-23, 29-30 from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., and then there’s Monday, Oct. 31, from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

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The Museum of the Gulf Coast in Port Arthur held a free wildlife extravaganza and children’s art show on Saturday, Oct. 8. This family fun day was held to celebrate a new wildlife art exhibit featuring pieces from Houston artist Vickie McMillan and Port Arthur artist Albert Faggard.

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If there’s something strange in Gladys City, then it is probably time for another Spookfest at Spindletop-Gladys City Boomtown Museum. The Spookfest will be held Thursday, Oct. 27, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. with trick or treating through the boomtown buildings and fun activities for “ghouls” and “goblins” of all ages.

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