Port Arthur Little Theatre Players will present a Murder Mystery Dinner at Sunset Grove Country Club in Orange on Saturday, Aug. 22, from 6-10 p.m. All funds raised will allow CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) to continue its mission of advocating for children in the court systems; trained volunteers advocate for abused, neglected, or abandoned children by being their “voice” in court. CASA seeks safe, permanent placement for these children.

Jim Morris

Jim Morris is an athlete, author, teacher and one of the top inspirational and motivational speakers in the country. Morris is set to speak in Beaumont at the Compro Event Center (4155 Cardinal Drive) on Thursday, Aug. 20, at 6:30 p.m. Morris is better known for his inspiring story that spawned the 2002 movie The Rookie, starring Dennis Quaid as Morris.

Logan, Jared, Evee, Tracy and Michelle Byrd
Tommie Ritter Smith, Michael Berry and Neal McCoy

Country Music sensation and Southeast Texan Tracy Byrd was inducted into the Texas Country Music Hall of Fame on Saturday, Aug. 8 at the Carthage Civic Center. Many friends, family, and fans of Byrd took to Highway 96 making the near three-hour drive to support the artist, who has four gold certifications and one double-platinum certification and has charted more than thirty hit singles in his career, including eleven additional Top 10 hits. 


 What’s the best barbecue? I get asked this question almost daily. Being that tastes vary from region to region and person to person, I thought the best thing for me to do was to put together a list of my favorite barbecue.


‘Ricki and The Flash’

Starring: Meryl Streep, Kevin Kline

Rated: PG-13

Directed by: Jonathan Demme