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The annual Texas Bar-B-Q Festival will be held at Conn Park (166 South St.) in Vidor from Thursday, April 21, through Sunday, April 24. Gates open at 5 p.m. on Thursday and Friday and 10 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Offering great family fun including Mac’s Carnival & Attractions, vendors and plenty of food, there will also be an IBCA sanctioned barbecue cook-off, horseshoe and washer tournament, plus a diaper derby.

Jefferson Theatre

Comedian, actor, musician Rodney Carrington returns to Beaumont to perform at the historic Jefferson Theatre (345 Fannin) on Saturday, April 23, at 7 p.m. Tickets are $42.75 and can be purchased at the Beaumont Civic Center box office or online at The country singer-songwriter has recorded nine major label comedy albums, which have sold more than 2 million copies, and two have been certified Gold, selling more than 500,000 units.


The National Weather Service is calling for a Flash Flood Watch for Southeast Texas and Southwest Louisiana until 6 p.m. Thursday, April 21. 

According to information from the weather service, at noon on Thursday radar had indicated up to three inches of rain had already fallen along Pine Island Bayou in Northwest Jefferson and Southwest Hardin counties with the activity moving slowly east across Beaumont. An additional one to three inches of rain is expected.

High Five 04-21-2016

Crime Stoppers is asking for the public’s assistance in getting dangerous drug dealers and drug users, along with the poisonous products they carry, off the streets. To that end, The Examiner will periodically feature a list of five persons accused of drug-related crimes here in High Five.

“Crime Stoppers and The Examiner are teaming up to fight the drug problem in Southeast Texas,” Beaumont Police Officer Carol Riley of Crime Stoppers said.

Thomas Anthony Guerriero's mugshot (inset) and happier times

In the summer and fall of 2014, “international financier” Thomas Anthony Guerriero, along with Diana P. Lovera and Victor Lovera, brought a blitz of media bravado to Southeast Texas as he announced his role as the owner of Beaumont’s new indoor soccer league, Oxford City Football Texas, operating out of Jefferson County’s Ford Park.