Chalkline Empire

Rock bands from the surrounding areas are coming together for a cause at Jam Fest Against Cancer on Saturday, Sept. 24, at The Gig in downtown Beaumont on Crockett Street. Tickets are $8, and all proceeds will benefit the Gift of Life Program. Doors open at 2 p.m.


Southeast Texas Medical Associates began using electronic health records in March 1998. Shortly after that, we determined that our “real” goal was “electronic patient management,” i.e., the leveraging of the capabilities of electronics to improve the quality of the care we provided to our patients.


Queen Category

2016-2017 Groves Pecan Queen – Keni Marie McAdams

1st Runner-up – Breanna Hope Hall

Miss Congeniality – Keni Marie McAdams

Most Photogenic – Breanna Hope Hall


Princess Category


Lovely little Mercedes is what we call a pocket pitty. She is full-grown and only weighs 39 pounds. As you can see, her previous owners neglected to care for her skin. This condition, called demodex, is not contagious and is very easy to fix. We just know she is going to be a gorgeous young lady once her skin clears up. We think she would do best in a home with children 10 and up. She is a little particular about her doggie friends. She prefers, well ... dogs just like her!

Richard Alderman

Q. What are my legal rights as far as forcing the parents of a child my son was playing with to pay his medical bills? My 5-year-old son was playing on their property with other children, and was hit in the eye by a ball thrown by their son. Shouldn’t their homeowners insurance pay for this injury?