Viva Fest returns as the City of Beaumont hosts the two-day Hispanic heritage celebration this weekend on Friday, May 12, and Saturday, May 13, in downtown Beaumont.

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Vicki Lawrence and Mama: A Two-Woman Show

Friday, May 12 - 8:30 p.m.

Golden Nugget - Lake Charles, La.

$20-$45 – ticketmaster.com

 

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Jefferson County Sheriff’s Detective Daniel Powell obtained a burglary warrant for Danny Ray Smith, 51, of Winnie for the burglary of the Longhorn convenience store in Hamshire, Texas which occurred on April 9, Capt. Crystal Holmes said in a release.

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tomato

Maybe I like to grow tomatoes because they are so quirky. Maybe its because I can grow whatever weird kind of tomato I’d like to eat rather than pick from those limited options at the grocery store. I pulled some delicious red ones off the vine this morning and sliced them to go onto toast. Life can’t get much better than that.

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Officer Jason Torres, Robert Canizales, Beau Tallarita, Brie Brady, Felici

Many people have criticized evangelical churches over the last decade for being politically divisive, shallow and disconnected from the community.

Between 2007 and 2014, Americans who identify as Christian fell from 78.4 to 70.6 between 2007 and 2014, mostly driven by declines among mainline Protestants and Catholics, according to a Pew research study published in 2015.

Beaumont’s First Baptist Church, located on Major Drive in the north end, wants to counteract this trend by being a “simple church.”

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