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Photo: Big Thicket Natural Heritage Trust members Tom Maddux and Ellen Buchanan

The Big Thicket Natural Heritage Trust is a small group of dedicated individuals organized with the mission to protect wildlife, biodiversity and the natural communities of the Big Thicket through encouragement of land stewardship values that promote sustainable communities.


Ninety-three years into its charter, Beaumont Unit 33 has produced the 93rd state president for the American Legion Auxiliary.


Ever wanted to throw spit wads at your teacher’s chalkboard? How about dump gallons of goop on your parents’ heads?

On “Family Knows Best,” the family that works together, wins together!

Each week, two Southeast Texas families compete against one another in four rounds of messy games and challenging trivia.

Each episode ends with the ultimate cranial challenge: The Family Tree Face-Off, in which one member of each family must determine which other family member “knows best” and can take on the challenges the round brings.

Harrison & I-10 bridge

Streets in Beaumont have become inundated, with flooding affecting many places in Southeast Texas and the lakes.  TxDOT has issued advisories about the following areas that are receiving flooding:



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The Texas Education Agency arrived in town Monday, Oct. 28, as part of an on-site investigation into multiple allegations of fraud, fund mismanagement, and civil rights violations at the Beaumont Independent School District.