The News

Not everyone gets to experience a timeless moment of American history in person.

But Marine Corps Gunnery Sgt. Scott Gearhart of Beaumont does on a regular basis.

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Argentine ant

Two new species of ants are invading Texas. Entomologist Dr. Bastiaan “Bart” Drees of the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension visited Orange County Commissioners Court at their regular meeting Monday, Jan. 14.

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After a warm and rainy winter in 2011, area mosquito control divisions are seeing a sharp decline in calls for service, especially during the winter months of 2012.

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Ryan McLeod, his two sons, and his dog Gunner

Despite his best efforts, Guardian Angel Service Dogs founder Dan Warren will have to answer before a Southeast Texas judge as to why he feels he is entitled to nearly $70,000 for a puppy he himself values at (only) $20,000. The ruling was made by 58th District Court Judge Bob Wortham on Wednesday, Jan.

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The Art Museum of Southeast Texas (AMSET) is hosting A Vintage Affair, a wine tasting event for area wine connoisseurs. Held upon the request of those who might not like beer but love wine, AMSET is pleased to welcome back this artfully crafted fundraiser beginning at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 1.

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