The News

Dan Gresham will be exhibiting his work at 'Food for Art's Sake.'

The Beaumont Art League (BAL) plans to host Food for Art’s Sake, fundraiser and exhibit featuring works by artist and local media personality Dan Gresham on Nov. 5 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. This event will be the first fundraiser like this in the league’s 73-year old history.

Dan Gresham was a local newscaster for the local CBS affiliate for over 30 years before beginning his career as an artist. Gresham signed his first canvas in 2005 after his three children finished school and left home.

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The city of Vidor invites members of the public to stop by the Vidor Public Library to take a quick photo and “put the ‘I’ in Vidor.”

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Habitat for Humanity of Jefferson County has announced the dates for the 2016 Port Arthur Jingle Bell Run, presented by the Sea Rim Striders. The Jingle Bell Run will be held Dec. 3 at 8:30 a.m. at 1800 Lakeshore Drive. The Kids K starts at 8 a.m.

Registration is $25 for adults and $12 for kids. The special needs 1K is $10. However, prices will increase to $30 for adults and $15 for kids and special needs after midnight Nov. 13.

Discounts are available for members of the military and Sea Rim Striders.

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The Port Arthur Health Department is offering free HIV testing and complimentary blood pressure, blood glucose, cholesterol, and BMI/weight checks for National Latino HIV and AIDS awareness day Oct. 15.

Port Arthur Health Department (PAHD) said in a release that those who attend “will receive your results in minutes instead of days or weeks.”

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Monday, Oct. 10, Bishop Curtis Guillory announced in a statement that he has joined “his brother bishops” throughout Texas in calling for abolishment of the death penalty.

Guillory says the death penalty “does not correspond to the common good but actually does great harm.”

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