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Dishman to open two exhibits Jan. 19

Dishman to open two exhibits Jan. 19

Lamar University’s Dishman Art Museum presents a pair of exhibitions beginning Jan. 19. “Visionary Architecture and the Legacy of Milton Bell” and “Beaumont Collects 2: Works of Art from Southeast Texas Collections” will open with a free reception 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., with music[Read More…]

January 18, 2018 0 comments Features
‘The Lonesome West’ to open Friday

‘The Lonesome West’ to open Friday

Not every story ends in a happily-ever-after. In “The Lonesome West,” drunken fights mixed with murder charges bring two brothers to their wits end and no one knows what will happen next. Ad Hoc will open the play Friday, with additional performances Saturday, Dec. 8,[Read More…]

November 30, 2017 Comments are Disabled Features
Accomplishing goal just leads to raising bar

Accomplishing goal just leads to raising bar

What a year, or, rather, a semester. This semester I accomplished one of my biggest goals since coming to the university – being a sports editor. In high school, I thought through every occupation possible, picturing what I wanted do and who I wanted to[Read More…]

November 30, 2017 Comments are Disabled Features
‘Yule’ Never Believe It

‘Yule’ Never Believe It

Christmas was not always sedate family holiday Now that Thanksgiving has passed, Christmas celebrations are in full swing. Christmas, however, is not celebrated in every home — in fact, it’s estimated that around 17 percent of Americans do not celebrate Christmas, and those that do[Read More…]

November 30, 2017 Comments are Disabled Features
100 years ago US joined European war

100 years ago US joined European war

When the powers of Europe descended into war in 1914, the United States chose neutrality. However, three years later, a simple telegram pushed the country to join in the conflict across the Atlantic. “In 1914, the United States did not join the World War between[Read More…]

November 9, 2017 Comments are Disabled Features
Monk who left his mark

Monk who left his mark

500 years of reformed Christianity after Luther redefined ‘The Church’ Tuesday marked 500 years since the confrontation and debunking of Catholic church theology when Martin Luther, a German friar and innovative priest, glued 95 theses to a church door, singlehandedly taking the printing press from[Read More…]

November 2, 2017 Comments are Disabled Features
Alvarez speaks on ‘Borders’

Alvarez speaks on ‘Borders’

In honor of National Hispanic Heritage Month, Lamar University art student Gonzalo Alvarez spoke about his internationally-recognized video game, “Borders,” in the CICE Center, Oct. 20. “A lot of people can start things, not a lot of people can finish things,” Alvarez, a studio arts[Read More…]

October 25, 2017 Comments are Disabled Features
Apiarist gets buzz from bees

Apiarist gets buzz from bees

While most people would run from bees, fearing their sting, Robert Sherman White is more likely to run toward them. White has entomomania, an excessive enthusiasm for insects — specifically bees. “I don’t know why people are afraid of them,” he said. “To me, they[Read More…]

October 19, 2017 Comments are Disabled Features
Peaches, the dog with two noses, was among the attendees of DOG-toberfest, held at "Cantral Bark" in downtown Beaumont, Oct. 21. UP photo by Morgan Collier

Beaumont goes to the dogs

Annual DOG-tober Fest draws canine owners to downtown’s ‘Central Bark’ The tenth annual DOG-toberfest was Saturday. The event was organized by Beaumont Main Street, and was held at “Central Bark” on Pearl Street, near the Julie Rogers Theatre in downtown “Bow”mont. Events included a “biggest[Read More…]

October 19, 2017 Comments are Disabled Features
A mighty ‘rice’ time

A mighty ‘rice’ time

Texas Rice Festival held Oct. 4 through Saturday in Winnie Since 1969, the Texas Rice Festival has been held to honor rice farming. This year, the four-day harvest celebration was held Oct. 4 through Saturday in Winnie. More than 100,000 people flood Winnie-Stowell Park annually,[Read More…]

October 12, 2017 Comments are Disabled Features