Joe Domino

January is School Board Recognition Month and the Beaumont Independent School District is joining other districts across the state to thank local leaders for their dedication and willingness to serve as advocates for our children and public schools.

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Adam Fuller

The Beaumont Police Department confirmed Jan. 20 that an arrest was made in the Jan. 6 homicide of 27-year-old Derek Allen Phillips of Beaumont, who was reportedly discovered dead by his roommate at their shared residence in the 1300 block of Central Drive in Beaumont, near where West Lucas intersects with Gladys Avenue.

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There were some astonishing absences from the Oscar nominations last week, but one of the biggest has to be overlooking the star and director of “Selma.” David Oyelowo and Ava DuVernay deserve to be among the nominees.

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Louie Mueller Barbecue

One of the fringe benefits of living in the great state of Texas is no matter where you travel, you can find great barbecue. I recently had to make a “Cannonball Run” to the Hill Country to pick up a deer at the processor and, of course, made a few stops along the way. Altering my route in order to go eat barbecue has become the norm.

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The Lutcher Theater will present The Musical Adventures of Flat Stanley on Friday, Jan. 23, with two performances at 9:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. Tickets are $4 for the one-hour show and can be purchased at the box office or by calling (409) 886-5535.

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