The News

Tom Campbell

Take a drive down Calder toward downtown Beaumont and you might catch a glimpse of him. He’ll be gliding in and out of road reflectors in an empty lane of traffic, arms out as if he were flying, headphones on and wearing a constant smile.

Tom Campbell has rollerbladed the streets of Beaumont for the last 20 years, and the 65-year-old says he’s got at least another 10 years of cruising the streets on his K-2 inline skates.

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What do gardeners do when they can’t go outside without getting wet and chilled? Well, just like fashionistas who pour over pages of fashion magazines, gardeners pour over pages of seed catalogs and gardening publications to get new ideas for better weather. Tired of that? Some gardeners seek out ways to continue gardening. One fun way to garden indoors is the old classic, terrariums.

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Our cell phones are often wonderful devices; in addition to the traditional voice phone calls, they also can provide enhanced functionality with Internet access, cameras and SMS (text messaging). Now that smart phones have become the primary communications mode for most of us, it has also become a fertile field for crooks capitalizing on the functionality of our devices.

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A Port Arthur man was stabbed with a barbecue fork during an altercation at a 6th Street apartment building in Port Arthur on Thanksgiving, Nov. 28.

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World AIDS Days is Dec. 1, 2013, and it represents an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV.

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