Some Other Place

Edward James Jr. is 56 years old. He has no permanent address and lives in a tent in the woods. James says he is lucky to have the tent, the only steady roof he has had over his head for the last two years after he lost his job in construction. He does not stay in the tent city located in a separate area of Beaumont because he prefers his solitude, but the mosquitoes cause him some discomfort at his hidden campsite, as do the heat and his medical issues.

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The 14th annual Saint Joseph’s Day Spaghetti Lunch will take place on Friday, March 18, at St. Anthony Cathedral Basilica Center at 700 Jefferson Street in downtown Beaumont. Donations of $12 per meal will be collected at the door for dine-in lunches and to-go lunches.

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Kelly students weed tomatoes at The Giving Field, an organic garden in Beaumont
At the field, students picked pounds of fava beans, planted beans and corn, and

Monsignor Kelly Catholic High School students visited 38 sites across Southeast Texas and performed various types of community service during their annual “Kelly Springs Into Action” endeavor Friday, April 17.

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Gage Barker and Dr. Harold Steward, 32nd-degree Masons of Beaumont Masonic Lodge No. 286, and their fraternity brothers accepted a mission three years ago – a mission to feed the hungry in Southeast Texas. Twice each year ever since, they have taken it upon themselves to provide barbecue chicken dinners complete with “all the fixings” to the local soup kitchen at Some Other Place (SOP) in Beaumont.

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I clearly remember interviewing Paula O’Neal the first time for an article on Some Other Place in Beaumont when I arrived in Texas. Paula told me how the name came to be and I have always remembered that story. She said when people who needed help in the area applied to various agencies, they would be told that the particular help they needed was not available for them through that means.

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Charlie Snoek, nutrition center director for Some Other Place

“A Tasting For Some Other Place,” scheduled for Tuesday, Aug. 20 from 5-7:30 p.m. at the Beaumont Civic Center, isn’t just about sampling appetizing food.

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