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This week, the popular craft store Michaels announced that three models of their Lumière brand Himalayan salt rock lamps are a shock and fire hazard. The company said the dimmer switch and outlet plug is faulty in a statement. About 80,000 salt lamps are being recalled, USA Today reported Jan. 13.

The recalled products include:

Rock of Gibraltar Lamp SKU: 495144 UPC: 00886946056253


Related Gallery: Tiny Terrariums

Parents and kids from elementary to college age crowded around Geri Roberts, branch manager at the Elmo Willard Library.

“Is everybody here ready to build a terrarium?” Roberts asked.

“Yes!” the children answered.


Students of Little Cypress Junior High art teacher, Donna Cole, recently won ribbons and a first place medal for artwork that they entered in the Houston Livestock and Rodeo Art Contest.

The work of Raeleigh Underwood earned a gold medal and is being exhibited at the show in Houston.


The Jefferson County Grand Jury has indicted Beaumont attorney Kenneth Leigh Parker Jr. for tampering with a governmental record, the Jefferson County District Attorney’s Office reported Jan. 13.


A man police believe was suffering from excited delirium, a condition often associated with drug use, reportedly fought officers attempting to take him into custody in Vidor, injuring one officer who was transported via ambulance to a Beaumont emergency room on Jan. 8.