West Port Arthur buzzed with activity soon after the Eagle Otome tanker struck a barge, releasing 460,000 gallons of crude oil into the Sabine-Neches waterway and setting loose a noxious cloud of hydrogen sulfide Jan. 23, 2010.
Downtown Beaumont has vintage architecture, a riverfront, freshly paved roads and neat brick sidewalks.
But will it ever have the crowds of shoppers, business people and diners it once did walking along its streets?
When Beaumont native Barbara Lynn hit the big time, touring with artists like Smokey Robinson and Gladys Knight and releasing the chart topping hit song, “You’ll lose a good thing,” her Pear Orchard neighbors were thrilled—and proud to say they knew her.
“We were excited and happy for her,” said Annie B. Moye, who knew Lynn as a child. “Our own hometown girl made it good — she made it good.”
Father Gary Thomas acknowledged that not everyone believes in demonic possession.
Not all Catholics, not all Catholic priests and not all Catholic bishops.
While few dispute the existence of evil in the world, a literal personification of it seems like something from another era.
A recent story about a polydactyl cat in Wisconsin has animal shelters more alert to the genetic aberration, and when toting up toes at the Beaumont city shelter, employees found Mona.
It’s an “artificial” controversy.
After major fallout from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s approval of a 15-cent fee on each Christmas tree sold, the White House announced Wednesday the program would be delayed. The fee would have underwritten a promotional effort similar to the “Got Milk?” campaign.
Acre after acre of the Salt Bayou tract of the J.D.Murphree Wildlife Management Area looks bleak and lifeless now.
A landscape of mud and water stretches unbroken by any sign of vegetation.
But eventually, the scene gives way to stands of marsh grass as lush and dense as anyone might wish.
It’s kind of a before-and-after thing.