The News

Divergent Theater will present a Valentine’s show Friday, Feb. 13, and Saturday, Feb. 14, hosted by the Beaumont Club. Patrons will dine on a specially prepared meal by Chef Rodney while listening to live music.

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ExxonMobil Refinery Manager Fernando Salazar speaks as Mayor Becky Ames and BPD

Refining giant ExxonMobil, the chief sponsor of the Beaumont Police Department’s Cops & Kids program, made a generous and substantial donation to Cops & Kids, which focuses on uniting the youth of Beaumont with law enforcement officers.

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The Beaumont Animal Services Unit of the Beaumont Police Department debuted two new vehicles that sport animal graphics on Tuesday, Feb. 3.

The new decals on the two trucks emphasize animal adoption and reporting animal abuse, two ideas the unit feels very strongly about.

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Feel like celebrating? The Beaumont Council of Garden Clubs will host an Annual Maypole Festival to bless the summer crops May 16. What a fun idea!

For those of you who knew Paula “Torchy” Salter, you know that she was a “feel good” spirit in our community. A group called “The Moon and Stars” is memorializing her spirit with the raising of a maypole in her honor on the grounds of the Beaumont Botanical gardens in Tyrell Park.

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I was standing on the upper deck of a beautiful house built on Galveston Bay where a friend has a large collection of various palm trees wonderfully landscaped on his property. I have had a running love affair with palms since I began to write “Winds Over Bolivar,” a book about Hurricane Ike on the Bolivar Peninsula and its aftermath, where I used a beautiful palm that endured Hurricane Ike for my cover shot.

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