To honor local veterans and to commemorate Veterans Day, the Jefferson County Bar Association will host the following free events for Jefferson, Hardin, Orange, Chambers and Liberty County veterans and spouses of deceased veterans:

*Free Jefferson County Expanded Legal Advice Clinic

Saturday, November 7, 2015

8 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Rogers Park Community Center

6540 Gladys, Beaumont, TX


*Free Legal Advice Clinic for Student Veterans

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Cameron Sutphin

The Theodore Johns Branch Library will host a free Concert on the Lawn featuring folk singer and guitar player Cameron Sutphin on Saturday, Oct. 10, beginning at 2 p.m. Organizers say bring lawn chairs, beach towels or blankets. Coolers are allowed, but no alcohol is permitted on city property.


This Saturday, October 3, 2015, the City of Beaumont will host a Fire Prevention and Family Safety Festival downtown at the Fire Museum of Texas, at 400 Walnut.

Local residents are encouraged to bring their families to the festival at the “big fire hydrant,” where adults and children alike can receive valuable information on how to protect oneself and one’s family. There will be free food and “lots of free stuff.”

school supplies

Saturday, Aug. 15, from 9 a.m. – noon at Lamar State College – Orange Student Center children who attend will receive free school supplies, books, backpacks, haircuts and immunizations as well as the opportunity to take their picture with Batman, Captain America, Iron Man, Spiderman and other special guest stars.

All parents or legal guardians must have valid ID, be present with children and must bring proof of child’s enrollment in Orange County School. You can bring Student ID, report card or letter from the school.


As happens a few times each year, earlier today I was the guest speaker for the local computer club. Before my presentation, one of the leaders of the computer club was answering some questions from a few of those present, and his answers led to one of the several websites that I visit daily to find the latest deals in software, Ashraf’s