Features

I have always loved America, my home country, and our entire family is very patriotic. Never in my life have I been more proud of this great nation than I was last weekend while visiting Great Lakes Naval Station in North Chicago, Illinois. If you think America has gone to the dogs and you are not particularly happy with any political party, try to think past those disillusions and focus for a few moments on what is really good and right about the nation we call home.

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When a natural disaster strikes a community, it does not discriminate – wreaking havoc on the rich and poor, just and unjust, people of every race, religion and social status. Southeast Texas was ravaged by two killer hurricanes in the past decade – Rita in 2005 and Ike in 2008.

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‘Still Alice’ poster

‘Still Alice’

Starring: Julianne Moore, Alec Baldwin

Directed by: Richard Glatzer, Wash Westmoreland

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Girls’ Haven Gumbo Festival logo

The 21st annual Girls’ Haven Gumbo Festival is schedule for Saturday, Feb. 21 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Parkdale Mall parking lot.

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John Travolta and Debra Winger star in 'Urban Cowboy'

This week’s installment of Classic Movie Night at the Jefferson Theatre on Friday, Feb. 20, hits close to home with the 1980 feature film Urban Cowboy starring John Travolta and Debra Winger.

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