Features

Photo by Ted J. Henley in Mauriceville, Texas

A good friend of mine, Rusty Cluck, a neighbor on the Bolivar Peninsula, said in an e-mail this week that, Ted, my husband, is an explorer. I totally agree with Rusty’s pronouncement. There are times when Ted will leave to drive to the local grocery or pharmacy and be gone for much longer than the time it takes to get there and back to our home

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James M. “Jim” Ferrell Jr., 61, of Port Neches, died Sunday, March 17, 2013, at The Medical Center of Southeast Texas in Port Arthur. He was born on Feb. 20, 1952, in Houston, and moved to Beaumont in 1963. Ferrell graduated from French High School in 1970 and was the owner of Jim’s Drive In. He later joined the United States Air Force, serving from 1972 until 1976.

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An item on the meeting agenda for the board of directors of the Texas Windstorm Insurance Association (TWIA) raised more than a few eyebrows in Austin this week and was seen as cause for potential concern for coastal residents.

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The Dave Holder Fishing Show was held in Houston recently and, as usual, it was nothing short of fantastic. I was there, and it was like a traffic jam of people from Southeast Texas that included Sabine Lake guide Dickie Colburn, East Bay guide Jim West and a whole lot of Beaumont fishermen looking to get the latest on what’s going on in the world of saltwater fishing.

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Just because they are beautiful doesn’t mean they are difficult. The lovely cyclamen can be found at local nursery centers flaunting their flirty pinks, purples, white and fuchsia petals. They are so full of themselves that they also go by the name “Shooting Stars.”

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