Texas Typhoon

Hall of Fame rockers The Lovin’ Spoonful said it best in 1966: “Hot town, summer in the city.” We are now nearing the end of July, and temps will consistently be in the upper 90s.

Local businesses have already begun to advertise “back to school” sales, with entire aisles dedicated to school supplies. Cheerleading camps, as well as drill/dance team camps are underway, and following that comes volleyball, football and band practices, which start at the first of August.


‘The Gunman’

Starring: Sean Penn, Javier Bardem

Directed by: Pierre Morel

Rated: R


The Legacy 2.5i is equipped with standard 17-inch wheels (alloy on Premium), and

The Subaru Legacy has been completely redesigned for 2015, delivering an impressive blend of style, refinement and fuel efficiency. With a starting MSRP of $21,695, the 2015 Subaru is available in eight exterior colors and four models: 2.5i, 2.5i Premium, 2.5i Limited and 3.6R Limited.

Interior features


In an annual pilgrimage visit to 13 different churches around the Golden Triangle on Good Friday, March 29, members of the Knights of Columbus subgroup Knights on Bikes shared a meal and prayer as well as reflected on the Stations of the Cross — moments associated with the historical and Biblical accounts of the trial, condemnation, punishment and death of Jesus.


Boating opens new world of water for kids with disabilities

“Sailing Angels.”

At first glance, it sounds almost like an oxymoron. The word “sailor” can conjure images of grizzled, profanity-spewing old men, whereas angels are a universal symbol of virtue and purity.

After hearing Dave McCabe talk about his first experience with special needs children, however, the phrase begins to make more sense.


The middle of May is a great time for a bit of Southeast Texas tradition. The 27th annual Boys’ Haven Crawfish and Music Festival and Giant Car Show will take place on Saturday, May 12, from 11 a.m. until 7 p.m. at Parkdale Mall in the parking lot behind Logan’s Roadhouse. Some of the guests will come for the delicious food (crawfish, barbeque, hamburgers and other great choices) while ohers will come for the music.


Clear Channel Radio has been putting smiles on the faces of thousands of kids throughout Southeast Texas with their annual Kid Fest celebration and this year is no different. Clear Channel has teamed up with Conn’s to welcome the return of the 14th annual Kid Fest on Saturday, Sept. 17 at the Beaumont Civic Center from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.


Grand Theft Auto (GTA) has got it all – wrath, greed, sloth, pride, lust, envy and gluttony. If you want your child to learn the seven deadly sins first hand, this game is full of teachable moments.

I’d heard the game was “bad” and “not good for children,” but upon personal research and review, I’d label it indecent for even creator Rockstar Games’ intended market, 18 year olds. Call me prudish, but hear me out.


Apparently too many consumers are saying, “Wii Who” because Nintendo is launching a new console, Wii U. And you guessed it; the latest and greatest will likely be out just in time for holiday giving. However, some are saying the product won’t be available until first quarter 2012. Either way, parents, prepare for no doubt the marketing campaign to our young’uns that will launch about the time you finish reading this column.