Edison Plaza

Entergy Texas announced a $600,000 workforce development initiative Monday, March 13 at Edison Plaza in Beaumont with several important dignitaries in attendance including Entergy Texas CEO Sallie Rainer and Texas Workforce Commissioner Representing Employees Ruth Hughs.

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The Symphony of Southeast Texas

The Symphony of Southeast Texas (SOST) invites you to get to know some of your orchestra musicians at “SOST On the Town” at 6 p.m. Thursday, May 5, in the Edison Plaza Lobby. This second annual concert experience takes the musicians out of the concert hall for an evening of great music, tasty treats from Green Light Kitchen and an added Mexican flair for a festive evening.

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Photo by Joshua Cobb

A special ceremony at Edison Plaza in downtown Beaumont on Friday, April 1, honored James R. Barlow of Beaumont, a survivor of the historic Okinawa campaign. Members of the Marine Corps League and area veteran organizations took part in the flag raising and dedication.

The 89-year-old Barlow enlisted in May 1944. After boot camp at Parris Island, he served in the Pacific Area from January 1945 until August 1946. He was only 19 when he began serving in the last and biggest of the Pacific island battles of World War II, the Battle of Okinawa.

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Toya Pier. Okinawa. James R. Barlow of Beaumont is inset.

A special ceremony honoring a survivor of the historic Okinawa campaign will be held at Edison Plaza in downtown Beaumont on Friday, April 1, from 9-9:30 a.m. Members of the Marine Corps League and area veteran organizations will take part in the flag raising and dedication to Corporal James R. Barlow of Beaumont.

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When war broke out in Vietnam in 1955, it was only a matter of time before an America seeking to slow the spread of communism would join the fighting. 

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