special olympics

The WWE announced Monday night during its nationally televised flagship show “RAW” held at the Toyota Center in Houston that it would once again support the athletes of the Special Olympics.

WWE Superstar Big Show along with Beth Knox, the CEO of the 2018 Special Olympics USA Games, introduced many of the athletes from Team Texas who will be competing with more than 3,500 athletes from 50 states in the upcoming 50th anniversary of the Special Olympics Games, which takes place July 1-6 in Seattle, Washington.


Little Cypress-Mauriceville High School’s “Team Force” unified track team consisting of partner athletes Cody Janice and MacCoy Head, LCM CISD spokesperson Sherry Combs said in a release.

Boudin Jalapeno pizza

The MCM Eleganté Hotel is hoping a new concept will entice guests to order pizza in-house and also capitalize on sales opportunities outside the hotel.

Itza Pizza, which opened Saturday, April 1, is serving hotel guests, dine-in customers, and delivering to a whole new market through the Waitr app.

Located inside Hemmingway’s Café, Itza Pizza sold over 300 pizzas in its first week, said Matt Peterson, food and beverage director at the MCM Eleganté.

The concept is the brainchild of hotel GM Steve McGaha.

Painting with a Twist

Painting with a Twist will host “Painting with a Purpose” charity event Friday, Aug. 19, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. The cost to participate is $35 per person, and it’s open to ages 14 and older. Fifty percent of the proceeds will benefit more than 700 local Special Olympics Texas (SOTX) athletes. Register online at paintingwithatwist.com or calling (409) 866-0399. No painting experience is required. You’ll receive step-by-step instruction from local artist Jamie Gonzalez.


The Beaumont Fire Department and members of the Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR) will trade in their fire hoses and jackets for serving aprons at the Tip-A-Firefighter fundraising event, held at the LongHorn Steakhouse, at 5920 Eastex Freeway in Beaumont on Thursday, June 9, from 6–9 p.m.


When Holden Smith, a brown-headed and stocky 8-year-old at Sally Curtis Elementary, stepped up to the plate for his turn at the softball toss, the youngster’s autism didn’t hold him back.

With a first place ribbon for the 23-foot toss, Holden was beaming and his father, Michael Smith, was equally proud.