With the permission of the Beaumont Kennel Club, the Cypress Creek Kennel Club of Texas, Inc. and the Galveston County Kennel Club, Inc. are hosting the 2nd Annual Texas Star Cluster All-Breed Dog Show in Beaumont, Texas, November 10-12 at the Ford Park Entertainment Complex. A Cocker Specialty show will take place on November 11 concurrently with the all-breed show. The event hours will be from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. each day, with judging taking place before each night is over. Along with the all-breed show, there will be an AKC National Owner-Handler Series and Junior Handler Series

Overview: Chosen by fortune for glory, the world first knew Beaumont through Spindletop, the oil field that proved petroleum could be found in quantities to supply the world. The technology, industry and commerce that followed the petroleum bonanza grew and diversified until today. With the oil discovery came the nation's industrial age and 600 oil companies. Today, Beaumont is the region's largest city, a cultural crossroads rich in history, art and culture. Borrowing from the Cajun "lagniappe," meaning "a little something extra," Beaumont is "Texas with A

Visitors will find no shortage of kid-friendly activities in Beaumont, where families can pose for photos at the world's largest working fire hydrant, cradle a baby gator, experience the wonders of nature on a leisurely boat ride, experience life in an oil boomtown or engage in friendly competition on the mini-golf course or go-kart track. Gator Country Adventure Park At this alligator theme park, guests can see the lifespan of an alligator and get up close and personal with nature's wild.  With hands on activities like holding the baby gators, to helping feed them, the whole

History & Overview Chosen by fortune for glory, the world first knew Beaumont through  Spindletop , the oil field that proved petroleum could be found in quantities to supply the world. The technology, industry and commerce that followed the petroleum bonanza grew and diversified until today. Traces of those days of great oil wealth remain in Beaumont's abundance of elegant homes, dedication to the performing arts, plethora of museums, eminent hospitals and a university system working in partnership with industry. And just for the fun of it, Beaumont residents at play have the Big

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 Zaharias

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 Texas

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