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UPbeat People: Darren Ford, ‘Bottled Up’

UPbeat People: Darren Ford, ‘Bottled Up’

Coca Cola has been a beverage in high demand since its creation, in 1886. Even though Darin Ford’s soda of choice is Dr. Pepper, the Beaumont-native has purchased a large amount of Coke to support his love for the glass bottles. Darrin, who is director[Read More…]

April 27, 2017 Comments are Disabled Features

Grappling onto a dream

Local Fighters Turn Life-Long Aspirations into Reality Spotlights paint the ring, bringing color to rivalries ignited by narratives of vengeance, resurgence and the desire to win. But after the finishing blow and with cheers fading, the combatants step back into another life of comrades fighting[Read More…]

April 27, 2017 Comments are Disabled Features
UPbeat People: Roland Wolfford, ‘Freedom Replicas’

UPbeat People: Roland Wolfford, ‘Freedom Replicas’

Lamar University alumni Roland Wolfford collects bald eagles. “It’s one of the icons that represents the freedoms of our country,” the 80-year old says. With 30 years worth of collections, Roland says it’s his greatest treasure. “I have 41 eagles now, and I would hope[Read More…]

April 27, 2017 Comments are Disabled Features
UPbeat People: Brian O’Bonna, ‘Jumping into “Action”‘

UPbeat People: Brian O’Bonna, ‘Jumping into “Action”‘

Lights. Camera. Action. Three words Brian O’Bonna knows all too well from acting in Canadian films and commercials. Brian took an interest in acting at the age of eight in Toronto. His sister did commercials, films and music videos in Toronto before Brian made his[Read More…]

April 27, 2017 Comments are Disabled Features
UPbeat People: LaTridia Byrd, ‘Continuing to Fly’

UPbeat People: LaTridia Byrd, ‘Continuing to Fly’

When LaTridia Byrd’s knee burst open during a routine in high school, her gymnastics career was over. “I’ve always been a dancer, though, and I am still able to do most things I did before, but If you ask me to do a backflip now,[Read More…]

April 27, 2017 Comments are Disabled Features
‘Buzzy’ Work

‘Buzzy’ Work

LU’s Ferle has secret life as Slovenian beekeeper “The honey is sweet, but the bee has a sting.” Or is it, “The honey is sweet, but the brandy has a sting?” Depends on which beekeeper’s honey you are referring to. LU cross country runner Nejc[Read More…]

April 20, 2017 Comments are Disabled Features
International Film Festival to show movies Wednesdays in April

International Film Festival to show movies Wednesdays in April

The Lamar French Circle and the communication department will host the International Film Fest III, every Wednesday in April at 6:30 p.m. in 103 Communication Building. Admission is free and open to the public. The next film is “Annie Hall,” April 12, followed by “Subway,”[Read More…]

April 11, 2017 Comments are Disabled Features
Sixth Floor Museum offers history, legacy

Sixth Floor Museum offers history, legacy

DALLAS — Everyone’s heard this story. It’s just after 12:30 p.m., Nov. 22, 1963. Mrs. Nellie Connally, the First Lady of Texas, turns to President Kennedy. “Mr. President, you can’t say Dallas doesn’t love you,” she says. Then three shots ring out. One strikes Kennedy[Read More…]

April 6, 2017 Comments are Disabled Features
Carving out space for art

Carving out space for art

McCray gives found objects new home in second-annual arts festival Outside the outdoor restrooms are vibrant tiki heads and totem poles placed in various sections of a green yard. A treehouse is dedicated to a pet cemetery below it. A teepee is in one corner[Read More…]

April 6, 2017 Comments are Disabled Features
Making Memories

Making Memories

State Fair offers kids excitement   To an adult, the dancing lights and colorful sounds of a fair may not be as exciting, but to a child, it’s a whole new world. The South Texas State Fair, hosted by the Young Men’s Business League at[Read More…]

April 6, 2017 Comments are Disabled Features