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Bridge instructor Nancy Smalley observes players Jack Evans, John Smalley, Anna

Bridge, a popular card game, is more than an entertaining pastime, according to a Beaumont Bridge Studio press release. Besides the social aspects, it offers mental challenges, keeping its players truly engaged to compete in this game.

“Duplicate bridge is a wonderful way to keep the rust off your mental gears,” said Jerry Heckman of Beaumont.

Columbian mammoth remains at the Waco Mammoth Site. Mammoth Q is a bull mammoth,

President Barack Obama issued a proclamation last week designating the Waco Mammoth Site in Texas as America’s newest addition to the National Park System. Discovered in 1978, the location is the largest known concentration of Columbian mammoths, dying from the same event, in North America. Since its discovery, the site has been developed and protected through local fundraising efforts and in collaboration with the National Park Service, the city of Waco, Baylor University, and the Waco Mammoth Foundation.


After a series of major water breaks in southwest Port Arthur, city officials are meeting with engineers to orchestrate repairs.

Luster lost control of his vehicle and crashed into a concrete feeway support.

A high-speed 2013 auto chase that careened down Interstate 10 from Ford Park to Orange County reached its logical conclusion this week when a jury in Judge Larry Gist’s Drug Court convicted Kipp Kenneth Luster, 26, of felony possession of more than a pound of cocaine.

Pluto nearly fills the frame in this image taken July 13, 2015.

NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft is at Pluto.

After a decade-long journey through our solar system, New Horizons made its closest approach to Pluto on Tuesday, 14 13, 2015, about 7,750 miles above the surface – roughly the same distance from New York to Mumbai, India – making it the first-ever space mission to explore a world so far from Earth.