The News

A local business owner trying to warm up during recent cold weather accidentally ignited a fire at his plant nursery when his heater malfunctioned on Jan. 7, Beaumont Fire/Rescue reports.

According to a news release, just before 7:30 p.m., the owner of Sunshine Plant House in the 3400 block of Concord Road in Beaumont reported a fire at the business. Firefighters responded and found part of a greenhouse in flames. They were quickly able to control and extinguish the blaze, which reportedly caused moderate damage to the structure.

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Officers and EMS personnel responded to more than 50 overdoses they believe are related to use of a “particularly vile” batch of synthetic marijuana being sold in Beaumont that they warn could result in death for users.

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A drunken night of revelry ringing in the new year led to the death of a 38-year-old Vidor man over the holiday, reports the Orange County Sheriff’s Office.

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Kate Robards performs her play Mandarin Orange, a charming recount of growing up

San Francisco theatrical producer Kate Robards will be performing a one-woman tale of her juicy journey from her hometown of Orange, Texas, to Shanghai, China in the cleverly named production Mandarin Orange on Friday, Jan.

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Four talented musicians and actors were handpicked by Louise Harrison, sister of

Who would have thought that four teenagers in Liverpool, England, would go on to form the greatest rock band of their era and some 50 years later still remain as relevant and influential as they were back in 1962?

No real introduction is needed for Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, the late John Lennon and George Harrison — simply known as the Beatles.

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