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Michael Hargis talks to visitors during PROFIT night at Kampus Korner.

LU alumnus creates ‘Profit’ clothing line

  In 2015, Michael Hargis had no sense of direction with regard to a career. He was a member of Lamar’s football team but knew that it would only take him oh so far. “An athlete is only one play away from a career ending[Read More…]

March 23, 2017 0 comments Features
‘Tilting’ back to family fun

‘Tilting’ back to family fun

Beaumont arcade returns, expands as family entertainment center “They ask me if we are the same as Chuck E. Cheese, and we say, ‘No.’” Marina Carreon is often asked by onlookers passing through Tilt Studio’s gates what the new center will have. Her answer? —[Read More…]

March 6, 2017 0 comments Features, News
‘Positive/Negative Space’

‘Positive/Negative Space’

Darkroom Friends Art Studio, Inc. exhibition to open March 4 The Art Studio, Inc. will host the opening exhibition of “Positive/Negative Space” Saturday, March 4 at 7 p.m. showing photographic works of 12 local artists from the Darkroom Friends group. The show will highlight the[Read More…]

March 3, 2017 0 comments Features
Pushing through 8-bit ‘Borders’

Pushing through 8-bit ‘Borders’

Whether it’s running from “la migra,” staying out of sight of the light emitted from “los moscos” hovering above, or simply staying hydrated in the dry Mexican desert, LU drawing/ink artist Gonzalo Alvarez tells the story of his parents’ immigration to the United States through[Read More…]

March 2, 2017 0 comments Features, News
Local artist takes inspiration from surroundings, home

Local artist takes inspiration from surroundings, home

Tom Veillon is a travelling artist. From the mountains of Colorado to the swamps of Southeast Texas, his love of the outdoors is evident. Now he is bringing the outdoors indoors with an exhibition of paintings, 7 p.m. to 10 p.m., March 10, at High[Read More…]

March 2, 2017 0 comments Features
Spring forward — maybe?

Spring forward — maybe?

Not all states observe daylight saving time As many Southeast Texans anticipate the time change to Daylight Saving Time, March 12, Arizona and Hawaii are two states that don’t participate in the event. Ty Smith, a former resident of Arizona who now resides in Orange,[Read More…]

March 2, 2017 0 comments Features, News
Longfellow’s  “Evangeline:  A Tale  of Acadie”

Longfellow’s “Evangeline: A Tale of Acadie”

The Louisiana legend of Evangeline Bellefontaine dates back to 1847. It’s a tragic tale of lost love and rich history. “Evangeline: A Tale of Acadie,” a poem by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, has often been regarded as a true story. Although it is based on history,[Read More…]

March 2, 2017 0 comments Features
Gilligan rode ‘Luck of the Irish’

Gilligan rode ‘Luck of the Irish’

Saint Patrick’s Day is heavily influenced by Irish-Americans. The city of New York has one of the biggest Saint Patrick’s festivals in the world and that has been going on for nearly three centuries. Jim Gilligan is a Lamar baseball legend, winning more than 1,300[Read More…]

March 2, 2017 0 comments Features, Sports
Blanchard to explore philanthropic depths

Blanchard to explore philanthropic depths

The Women and Philanthropy will host Angela Blanchard, President and CEO of BakerRipley, formally known as Neighborhood Centers Inc, for a lecture series focusing on the importance of working together and investing resources for communities in need. The planned events include two lectures and a[Read More…]

March 2, 2017 0 comments Features, News
Boomtown Brings Film, Music to Beaumont

Boomtown Brings Film, Music to Beaumont

The 10th-annual Boomtown Film & Music Festival, which showcases local musical acts and independent and international films in venues across Beaumont, will begin today and continue through Sunday. Weekend passes are $30, with VIP tickets for $50, and single-day tickets are available. Weekend passes for[Read More…]

February 23, 2017 Comments are Disabled Features, News