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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 0 comments 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 0 comments 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 0 comments 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
Sizzlin’ in the Sun

Sizzlin’ in the Sun

International Bacon Fest 2017 celebrates pork The smell of sizzling bacon hits one’s nostrils well before entering the gates. Grandma’s Boys Lemonade hosted the fifth annual Bacon Fest 2017, Saturday, in Houston’s Sports Creek Bar. The event featured Texan restaurants, bands and businesses to celebrate[Read More…]

October 12, 2017 Comments are Disabled Features
Gladys City/Boomtown to host Spookfest

Gladys City/Boomtown to host Spookfest

Monsters, ghosts, ghouls, and witches are some the many spooky characters that will be spotted at the Gladys City Spookfest Oct. 26. Activities will go from 5 p.m.- 7:30 p.m. with trick-or-treating through the Boomtown buildings and fun festivities for all ages. “Traditionally, it has[Read More…]

October 12, 2017 Comments are Disabled Features
Lifesavers

Lifesavers

Beaumont firefighters and EMTs simulated removing a crash victim from a car after using the jaws of life, Saturday, at the Fire Museum of Texas in downtown Beaumont. The demonstration was part of Fire Prevention and Family Safety Festival. Victoria Seeton, UP contributor

October 12, 2017 Comments are Disabled Features
Forget-Me-Not

Forget-Me-Not

Sfeir to create ‘Memory Café’ in Beaumont Natalie Sfeir has travelled through England and Ireland, from Liverpool and London to Dublin and Donegal, studying the forgotten — or rather, the forgetful. “My dream has always been to represent those who do not have a voice[Read More…]

October 5, 2017 Comments are Disabled Features