Turkey crafts will be conducted at the Elmo Willard Branch Library Tuesday, Nov. 20. The activity starts at noon and lasts until 1 p.m. and all ages are welcome. Elmo Willard Library is located at 3590 East Lucas Drive.

James Holly, M.D.

As my favorite day of the year approaches, I am aware of how easily we could over look Thanksgiving this year. What do we have to be thankful for today?  Many express their discontent and dissatisfaction with everything from our history to their hysteria. Many, around the world, want to blow up everything and to kill people they do not know in order to protest their dissatisfaction with the way the world is going. Many want to express love for their “God” by hurting, killing or attacking those who have done nothing worse then being different.  

pumpkin cornbread

The turkey is, and should be, the main event of your Thanksgiving meal, but without complementing the juicy bird with some delicious sides, your meal won’t be complete.

What is a Thanksgiving feast with bread on your food spread? Don’t just go to the store and buy the ones you stick in your over for a few minutes when you can spend less and make the dough, which also taste much better. There are soft dinner no knead rolls that are waiting to be buttered. This recipe makes 12 rolls.

Pumpkin Cornbread


Beer can turkey

Beer Can Turkey

Add heat and flavor to your bird this Thanksgiving. Free up your oven for cooking sides and desserts while the turkey is barbecuing. The beer keeps the turkey plump and juicy while the smoked paprika, cumin and spices give it delicious flavor. 

• Prep Time: 20 minutes

• Cook Time: 2 hours

• Serves: 20 people


Recipe makes 20 Servings

1 each 10 lb turkey, thawed   

1 Tbsp smoked Spanish paprika   

1 Tbsp granulated garlic   


A domestic disturbance between a man and a woman in Beaumont turned fatal, BPD PIO Cody Guedry said in a release.

Beaumont Police officers were called to the 5100 block of Gober Road for a stabbing on Thursday, Nov. 24. During their investigation, they found a physical altercation led to the victim being stabbed. The victim, Anthony Bernard, a 31-year-old Beaumont man, was transported to St. Elizabeth Hospital where he was pronounced deceased.


A year ago, my family went through the annual ritual of asking me what I wanted for Christmas. As it was with my father, they had a problem: What do you buy for a person who needs and wants nothing? After having told my wife that there was nothing I wanted, I called her one day and said, “I found something that I want!” Her response was, “Buy it.” I told her that it was not inexpensive and she repeated, “Buy it.”

Forklift driver Raymond Moutan works at the Southeast Texas Food Bank.

While the holidays are a time for cheer, celebration and religious observance, it is also a chance to reflect on the problem of hunger for many Southeast Texans.

Hunger and Homelessness Week is held each year the week before Thanksgiving, from Nov. 15-23 this year, to promote the effort to end hunger and homelessness, also affording an opportunity to examine the problem of poverty in Texas.


Food! So much food! Leftovers from Thanksgiving can be quite overwhelming, especially when you are lying on the couch recuperating from the food coma brought on by the turkey, ham, and all the other fixings. But what’s going to happen when you are no longer stuffed from stuffing? Leftovers can be a nightmare, and turn into a boring routine for the next several days. But they don’t have to be. Fun, delicious, and some downright creative possibilities for that green bean casserole are just a click away.

Photo from 2013 Turkey Trot

Turkey-clad joggers will run through the streets of downtown Beaumont Thanksgiving morning for the Triangle Therapeutics Turkey Trot. The race begins at 8 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 27, at the Beaumont Event Centre.

The Beaumont Turkey Trot is one of many held around the country on Thanksgiving morning. Sea Rim Striders, a local club for runners and walkers, organizes the Beaumont event every year. This year Triangle Therapeutics is the title sponsor for the second time.


One in six Americans does not know where their next meal will come from and 48.8 million are food insecure.  In southeast Texas alone, more than 900,000 people do not have consistent access to enough nutritious food.