Logan Hillin
Will Gavrelos (University of Houston)

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Senior Logan Hillin received a scholarship to play football at Southwestern University in Georgetown, near Austin. The receiver/defensive back totaled 1,011 all-purpose yards last season including 11 touchdowns. He was TAPPS DI-3 Athlete of the Year and a two-time National Honor Society student.


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Torrence Dorsety, photo via mugshots.com

According to Jefferson County District Attorney Bob Wortham, 20-year-old Torrence Edward Dorsey was sentenced to consecutive sentences in burglary cases in Criminal District Judge John Stevens’ court on Friday, April 15, cementing the DA’s office stance on going tough on home burglars.

sean chen

The 63rd season of the Symphony of Southeast Texas comes to a close Saturday, April 16, with a jaunt around the Russian countryside in “Russian Nights” beginning at 7:30 p.m. in the Julie Rogers Theatre (765 Pearl) in downtown Beaumont. Tickets are $18-$45 and can be purchased online at sost.org or (409) 892-2257.

Robert Sloan photos

Last weekend Rayburn Country, just north of Jasper, was at its very finest with plenty of sunshine, morning temperatures in the upper 40s and afternoon highs in the 70s. For many folks, it was a prime opportunity for a round of golf. For others it was a perfect day for bass and crappie fishing on big Sam Rayburn Lake.


50 Dowlen Road in Beaumont has the fast-food restaurant shut down until late April or early May. The remodel began Saturday, March 26, according to Anne Lerner, a spokesperson for Chick-fil-A.