From championship rodeos and Texas traditions to downtown parties and fido-friendly festivities, nearly every month in Beaumont brings a special event and another opportunity to enjoy mouth-watering food, live entertainment, outdoor pursuits and more. January: Drillers Reunion Each year, the Spindletop/Gladys City Boomtown Museum marks the anniversary of the Lucas Gusher at Spindletop with the Drillers Reunion . The museum blows the replica gusher on site and stages period re-enactments and other activities. Visitors are encouraged to come in period costume. More information is available

10 Things to Do: Beaumont Written by Lori Moffatt. Photographs by Courtesy Beaumont Convention and Visitors Bureau. Known for its Louisiana-inspired food and relaxed (Louisiana-inspired?) pace, Southeast Texas—especially the so-called “Golden Triangle” of Beaumont, Port Arthur, and Orange—has a lot going for it when it comes to entertainment. In the November issue, we take you to  Suga’s Deep South Cuisine & Jazz Bar  in historic downtown Beaumont, and here are ten other things to do while you’re in town.     Babe Didrikson

Sweet as Suga's Written by Melissa Gaskill. Photographs by Will van Overbeek.  Some might call Suga’s Deep South Cuisine and Jazz Bar in Beaumont an accidental restaurant. Owner Hervy Hiner Jr. and his partner Rosalind Hall-Hiner share a lifelong love of food, but neither set out to make a career of it. Rosalind, a native of Beaumont, holds a master’s degree in social work and serves at a local hospice. She grew up cooking with her mother and grandmother and was the outstanding homemaking student in her senior class. Hervy grew up in Pittsburgh and attended Baylor

Beaumont, Texas: Paddling the Neches River Written by Diana Rowe. Photographs by Diana Rowe. Beaumont, Texas, you ask?  Why yes, and one of the many experiences that makes a visit to this East Texas town worthwhile IS paddling the Neches River, a popular river in the Big Thicket National Preserve. But it’s more than that…it’s the solitude, the exhilarating beauty of the river and the welcoming spirit of the residents. Say yes to Beaumont, Texas and Paddling the Neches River. Beaumont is on the border of Louisiana, but most definitely all about Texas. Sharing

Beaumont - history, food and family excursions, just a stone's throw east Written by: Patsy Oliver. Photos by Patsy Oliver. My daughter Heather, and I recently spent a three-day weekend in Beaumont. I've driven through it a hundred times, but I regret to say I never thought to stop and see what it had to offer. We had a loose itinerary, with room to change and adapt as we saw fit. We were both really surprised that there was so much to keep us busy; one day we will have to go back to check a few more highlights off our list. Our first stop Friday afternoon was the Fire Museum of

A Woman Called Babe Written by: Sally Campbell. The most gifted female athlete of the 20th century, and perhaps of all time, was a Texas woman called Babe. Mildred Ella “Babe” Didrikson Zaharias became a U.S. sensation and an international phenomenon after she won three medals in track and field at the 1932 Olympics. Babe excelled at every sport she tried, and by the 1940s, was the greatest woman golfer that had ever played the game. She was a woman ahead of her time and although she had critics who accused her of being pushy, coarse, and

BEAUMONT IN BLOOM, by Jennifer Babisak With its progressive culinary scene and unique recreational opportunities, Beaumont is open for business. SETTLED NEARLY TWO CENTURIES AGO on the banks of the Neches River, just inland from the Gulf of Mexico, Beaumont has evolved from a sleepy farming community to a vibrant cultural melting pot. East Texas culture, influenced by the thick pine forests to the north, lends Deep South hospitality while the nearby Louisiana border infuses distinctly Cajun flair. Combined with the wildcatting

Have a Sweet Summer in Beaumont, Texas Written by Jo-Carolyn Goode. For Houston Style Magazine , Summer 2015 Edition. It’s a sweet time to be in Beaumont! All sugar lovers are sure to be in heaven at the mention (or taste) of these deliciously crafted creations available at various restaurants around the city. Crown Pizza ice cream sandwiches The house-made ice cream sandwiches at Crown Pizza are large enough to share (but we’ll leave that choice up to you.) Opened last fall, this Neapolitan-style pizzeria packs soft-serve ice cream between fresh-baked chocolate chip or peanut

Follow the History of the "Cradle of the Petroleum Age" on this 1 Day Tour of Beaumont. On January 10, 1901, the Lucas Gusher on Spindletop Hill exploded, shooting oil hundreds of feet in the air. The explosion was so intense that nine days later the oil column was still gushing nearly 200 feet high, producing around 100,000 barrels a day. Similar to the California Gold Rush of 1849, Beaumont experienced a surge in population from 9,000 in January of 1901 to over 30,000 a mere two months later. Over the next few years, dozens of oil companies were chartered. Six wells were erected on

Written by Matt Joyce. Photographs by Nathan Lindstrom. Texas Highways June 2015 About three hundred horses, saddled and raring to go, tug impatiently at their reins as the Bill Pickett Zydeco Trail Ride gets underway near Beaumont. Two-dozen party wagons with big-box speakers blast the propulsive rhythms of accordions and washboards across the muster grounds. Revelers without horses scramble to borrow one or jump aboard a party wagon, laughing and dancing to the music. After a prayer for safety and a final check for traffic, the pace car noses its way onto the rural Jefferson County