new year's eve

I am a planner, somewhat of an organizer, appreciate things done on time and in an efficient manner, and like to know where I am headed in my daily chores, in my work, in travel, having fun, and in life in general. As this year comes to a close and we are set to begin a new one, I have been giving thought to where I am in life and what I want accomplish in the coming months. I still have goals, plans and dreams at 74 years of age, and believe that as long as I am alive, I should be reaching for them with every ounce of my being.

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For those who want to bring in 2017 in the friendly confines of their own home or set sail to a house party, there are plenty of drink options available at your local liquor store. And of course, we recommend any of the Messina brothers’ stores, with five great locations throughout Southeast Texas including three in Beaumont (2525 College; 6666 Phelan; 1412 Magnolia) and two in Port Arthur (3748 Gulfway and 2606 Memorial).

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Carson Daly and Gwen Stefani will broadcast live from Times Square.

Those wishing to stay home New Year’s Eve can still watch the ball drop as most of the major networks provide live coverage of Time Square in the heart of New York City.

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William Bloomer from Facebook post

Sheriff's deputies report that a drunken night ringing in the New Year resulted in the death of a Vidor man over the holiday.

According to a report from the Orange County Sheriff's Office, on Jan. 1 at 3:06 a.m., they received an emergency call in reference to a possible home intruder in the 1500 block of Sawmill Road in Vidor. It was reported that when the homeowner located a lone intruder, the homeowner engaged the man with a handgun, fatally shooting him.

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