Beaumont

Fans of Panda Express can now rejoice. The Chinese-American quick-serve chain restaurant opened in Beaumont on June 3 and is already seeing long lines of customers.For those who are familiar with Panda, everything should be business as usual, but many Southeast Texans are new to the restaurant, said Fufu Abdelsamad, general manager of the Beaumont Panda Express location.

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One of the hottest names in Country music, Frank Foster, will perform in Beaumont at the Backyard Music Hall on Friday, June 17 with doors opening at 7 p.m. for ages 18 years and older. Tickets to the show are $18 and can be purchased online at jnhillcountry.com or at the venue. From Cypress Bottom, Louisiana, has acted as his own record label, management, booking agency and publishing company, and managed to find success that some major label artist may never find.

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Police in Beaumont have identified a suspect in a series of armed robberies of international Lamar University students that occurred between March 12 and April 18, Sgt. Cody Guedry of the Beaumont Police Department (BPD) reports.

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Two men were killed June 9 in a car accident in Beaumont involving a single vehicle, Beaumont Police Department Officer Tony Harding reported in a news release Thursday morning. 

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Southeast Texans can now order food from some their favorite area restaurants and have it delivered to their home or office, all by accessing an app from their smart phone device.

Food delivery service Waitr, which was founded in Lake Charles and operates in Baton Rouge, Houston, Lafayette, Lake Charles, Brazosport, and The Woodlands, is now available in the Southeast Texas area.

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This handsome young dog is Larry. Larry is a hound mix and he has the ears to prove it! He is around a year old and weighs 40 pounds. Larry likes to play with other dogs, but has been known to be a little of an attention hog. Larry has long, lean legs and a brilliant orange and brown brindle coat. Please go meet Larry (No. 26037) and all of his friends down at Beaumont Animal Services.

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The targeted victim of an aggravated robbery at a local taqueria quashed thieves' obvious intentions to steal from him when he produced a handgun and fired toward the would-be robbers, striking one of them multiple times as the other fled the scene. 

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The city of Beaumont is closing the intersection of Westgate Drive and Norwood Drive in Beaumont until further notice, effective immediately, the city announced June 3.

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The Beaumont Fire Department and members of the Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR) will trade in their fire hoses and jackets for serving aprons at the Tip-A-Firefighter fundraising event, held at the LongHorn Steakhouse, at 5920 Eastex Freeway in Beaumont on Thursday, June 9, from 6–9 p.m.

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Have you ever wondered what people did for fun in 1901? What sports and games did they play? Did they actually have potato sack races and three-legged races at the picnics? What is the Game of Graces? Find out Saturday, June 4, as Spindletop-Gladys City Boomtown Museum holds the first Gladys City Games from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

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