Ken Marvel

The Golden Triangle chapter of the Cajun French Music Association Harvest Dance and Gumbo Fundraiser, a celebration of Cajun music and dancing that will support the chapter, is set for Saturday, Oct. 22, from 7-11 p.m. Doors open at 6 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 6621 W. Port Arthur Road, Port Acres.

Ken Marvel and Swamp Rock will perform. Chicken and sausage gumbo with potato salad will be available for $8. There will also be a cakewalk and a dessert table.


The Beaumont Police Department is presenting free personal safety seminars for citizens.

BPD plans to cover situational awareness, walking and running safety, home and apartment safety, and identity theft and internet safety.

Chaz York (top) and Chase Welch

UPDATED 11:30 a.m., Oct. 14, 2016: Sgt. Cody Guedry with BPD says that many of the details from witness statements regarding this incident are false. According to Guedry, Officer Welch was not involved in the preceding confrontations and not in either of the altercating groups. In addition, reports that the victim was shot in the back were false.

Dan Maher, executive director of the Southeast Texas Food Bank, and Donald Stagg

The Southeast Texas Food Bank received donations from Entergy and the 4H Club on Saturday, Oct. 8.

Karen Kimball works a ribbon of frozen custard at her and her husband’s new shop

Frozen custard as a dessert first saw commercial success in Coney Island, New York, in 1919, when ice cream vendors Archie and Elton Kohr found that adding egg yolks to ice cream created a smoother texture and helped the ice cream stay cold longer.

In their first weekend on the boardwalk, they sold 18,460 cones, according to the article “Happy Days” by The Village Voice writer Robert Sietsema.