This movie has already had the misfortune of serious bout of trailer fatigue. I can’t recall sitting through movie previews in the last three months and not seeing this one. And, no surprise, the two-hour version isn’t any better than the two-minute version. I leave my opinion about trailers on the cutting room floor for now, so let’s get back to the Joneses, which begs another question: Why do the couple in question always have to be named Jones?


The Texas Energy Museum will host its annual Dinosaur Day on Saturday, Oct. 29, from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Lamar University Earth Science faculty and students plan to help attendees unearth actual fossils by washing excavated dirt through screens, and analyze fossils through microscopes, as well as exhibit other fossils. Presentations from paleontologists and other hands-on activities, such as cleaning dinosaur bones and practicing field techniques to unearth fossils are also scheduled.


Greetings, everyone! My name is House. I’m a lovely lady who is 2 years young, and I weigh 10 pounds. I’m affectionate with my human friends and sure do love to be petted. I love to watch the world go by, but I would prefer to do so in my new home. I came in with my sister but she already got adopted, so now I’m just waiting here all alone. I can be an inside/outside cat or strictly inside cat — I don’t mind either way. I’m already spayed and I’ve got all of my vaccinations. If you are interested in me, please contact BAS and ask for No. 27573.


Thought Halloween lands on a Monday this year – Monday, Oct. 31, to be exact – how about a little pre-Halloween mixer this weekend with you and some of your favorite ghouls, goblins and witches?

Let’s start with some adult beverages, shall we?







1/4 cup light corn syrup

Green food coloring



1/2 cup fresh lime juice

1 cup club soda

3/4 cup tequila

3 ounces triple sec

4 cherries


Ladies from Beaumont attended the National Council of Negro Women’s 57th National Convention in Washington, D.C., in October.

Mary McCloud Bethune founded the organization in 1935.