The News

America’s most beloved animal expert, Jack Hanna, returns to the Lutcher Theater, bringing his two-time Emmy Award winning television series to the live stage with Jack Hanna’s Into the Wild Live on Friday, Feb. 27, at 7 p.m. Tickets are $37-$20 and can be purchased at the box office, online at or by phone at (409) 886-5535.

Cajun Harmony

Cowboy Harley-Davidson will celebrate riding season with a street party and a gumbo cook-off along with a charity scavenger hunt on Saturday, Feb. 28, a great day of fun benefitting the Muscular Dystrophy Association. Registration begins at 9 a.m. with kickstands up at 10 a.m. While bikers are out riding, gumbo cook-teams will be preparing their best, with tastes starting at noon and cook-off judging beginning at 1:30 p.m.


Noted author and true Southern bon vivant Julia Reed will visit Beaumont on Tuesday, March 10, as guest speaker of The Magnolia Garden Club’s “A Little Dab of Julia,” a luncheon and lecture to begin at 11 a.m. at the Beaumont Event Centre.

Ronald Trahan, Sherry Paschal, Lola Campbell, Lori Odom and Kurt Ploeger
Pat Avery, Kevin Roy and Johnnie Durden
Fortune Ford, Sheriff Mitch Woods

Thursday, Feb. 12, the Gift of Life Program honored more than 200 breast, prostate and ovarian cancer survivors during its annual Survivors Celebration at the Event Centre in downtown Beaumont.

2014 Jefferson County Go Texan committee

The Jefferson County Go Texan committee is heading to the World’s Championship Barbecue cook-off on Friday, Feb. 27, and Saturday, Feb. 28, at NRG Stadium in Houston.

The committee is a group of volunteers that promotes the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo at the county level and has been involved with the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo since 1972 as one of the original counties to participate in the Go Texan program.