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Selling and consuming organic products and food has been a growing trend nationally since the early days of the new millennium, and Texas tendrils of that same movement have burst through not only in likely hot spots like Austin but also in the Mid-County area.


The Southeast Texas Oilers youth football team volunteered at the Giving Field on Liberty Street in Beaumont on March 15.

Twelve team members as well as several board members, coaches, and parents harvested 14 pounds of kale, which is enough to feed 56 people in need, Giving Field founder Sharon Begnaud explained to the volunteers.

The team also gathered eggs from the coop and planted beans.


The Humane Society of Southeast Texas marked the one-year anniversary of last year’s fire on Wednesday, March 15.

The staff held the memorial service with a blessing of the pets and a prayer from Pastor Dan Tatum, chaplain at Christus St. Elizabeth Hospital.

Monica Lee, development director at the Humane Society, opened the ceremony.


The Jefferson County Master Gardeners gave away hundreds of saplings Feb. 17. The one year old seedlings, including bald cypress and a variety of oak species, were provided by Campbell Global Foresting.

Campbell, based out of Portland, Oregon, has over 1 million acres in Texas and Louisiana and grows 50,000 trees spread out over an acre and a half in Jasper every year, according to forester Jeff Earl, who works for the company.

“And they donate all of them,” Earl said. “We spread it out to the communities in our area.”

Jim LaBove and his wife, Dodie, are out under the pavi

Feb. 18 marks the beginning of the Beaumont Farmers’ Market’s eighth year. The market, located at the Beaumont Athletic Complex off College Street, will be officially open Saturday, Feb. 18, from 8-11 a.m.