Mike Defee

There’s still time to purchase tickets to the Champagne & Ribs “Wide World of Sports” themed event on Thursday, April 20, and help the Gift of Life win the monumental battle with prostate cancer. The event will begin at 6:30 p.m. at Ford Park (5115 Interstate 10 South) in Beaumont.


K.J. Miller earns preseason status

Fresh off winning a state championship with West Orange-Stark football, senior K.J. Miller was chosen as an Under Armour Preseason All-American baseball player after performing in front of scouts at the Pirate City Christmas Camp in Florida.

Miller will next attend a camp Jan. 13 in Arizona at the Chicago Cubs Spring Training Facility.

As an infielder, Miller hit .500 last year for the Mustang baseball team.

Local football referee goes viral

Beau Hicks, Texas Tech vs. TCU, November 7,1987

By Chad Cooper

By Kevin King


Not only are football referees in Southeast Texas saddened by Beau Hicks’ death, but football officials from all over the state are mourning the news. H.T. “Beau” Hicks Jr. passed away on Sunday, Aug. 24, at the age of 83.