Homecoming at Lamar University means football, food, festivities and, of course, friends. While it’s a time of celebration for the current events going on at the University, it’s also a time for big reunions for people near and far away! People from student organizations, fraternities and sororities, athletic teams and more join together to celebrate BIG RED! As a former member of Zeta Tau Alpha at Lamar University, I love seeing our group gather generations of women together to “come home” for one weekend. “I have always seen Lamar as a big family and her Homecoming is a time to come in a

Thousands of Southeast Texans will converge on downtown Beaumont in bright splashes of neon color at the Gift of Life’s 6th Annual Julie Richardson Procter 5K Ribbon Run Color Rush which takes place on Saturday, October 1 at 8:00 a.m. Register for the Color Rush here . Back by popular demand, the 5K Color Rush is a remarkable experience for the whole family with eco-friendly cornstarch color blast stations, lively music, a health-related Wellness Village, a Kiddie Fun Zone, great prizes and entertainment! Additionally, a poignant Celebration Ceremony will take place at 10:00 a.m. to honor

Earlier this year, the Beaumont Convention & Visitors Bureau announced a busy second quarter with 15 sports tournaments being held in Beaumont during that time. Now in the fourth quarter, Beaumont continues to be a top pick for sports tournaments with three tournaments expected to bring roughly $400,000 of economic impact into the City over a three day time period: September 23-25, 2016. “I think it says a lot about Beaumont’s facilities for these groups to keep coming back,” says Freddie Willard, Director of Sales for the Beaumont CVB. “I have a great working relationship with each group and

For its 64th season, the Symphony of Southeast Texas (SOST) presents a lineup of concerts to fulfill the wildest of fantasies and take the audience to unimaginable places through the magic of great orchestra music and amazing guest artists. With concert themes ranging from the unusual to the most classical, there are styles for all tastes to enjoy. “Our schedule this season is a true masterpiece,” said SOST Music Director Chelsea Tipton II. “Just as there are many movements to a symphony and each movement by itself only tells part of the story, but put together they create a masterpiece. We

Announced today on K-LOVE/AIR1, TobyMac shared the diverse line-up for his 2017 “HITS DEEP Tour” including Matt Maher, Mandisa, Mac Powell from Third Day, Capital Kings, Ryan Stevenson and Hollyn who will join him on a trek of over 30 arenas across the U.S., presented by K-Love/Air1, Food for the Hungry and Awakening Events. The tour makes a stop in Beaumont at Ford Park Event Center on February 11, 2017. Tickets go on sale to the general public on Friday, September 23. Click here to purchase tickets . The first venture of this unique partnership with TobyMac, K-LOVE/Air1 and Awakening Events

Halloween is almost here—and Beaumont does it right! As home to more than a handful of haunted places, Beaumont is the perfect place for Halloween visits to the dark side. From an old farmhouse, to dirt roads, to a local hotel, here is your guide to some of the spookiest places in Beaumont, Texas. John Jay French Museum One of the oldest homes in Beaumont is now the site of the John Jay French Museum , a two-story pioneer house built in 1845. Tour the home and grounds (including the family cemetery), or attend an event, and you’ll think it’s just another well-preserved historical site. But

Game, set, match! From kids to couples and senior citizens, playing the game of tennis is booming in Beaumont. The Beaumont Tennis Academy at the newly renovated Beaumont Tennis Center is helping to bring people from all over Southeast Texas together. It’s a sport that is great for beginners, pros and everyone in between. “Any age, any skill level can play tennis,” said tennis player April Fox. “You can start at the bottom or come in as a seasoned player. It’s really a sport for anyone." "Tennis is the true lifetime family sport!” said Eric Striesfeld, Owner Striesfeld Sports and

The staff of Big Thicket National Preserve invites everyone to explore the thicket by taking advantage the many ranger-led programs being offered in the months of September, October, November and December, 2016. From canoe trips to park clean-up events and night hikes through the thicket, park rangers are offering a variety of free programs this fall. Some programs require participants to pre-register. Be sure to consult the Fall/Winter 2016 Ranger-led Program Schedule below. Friday, September 16, 7:30 pm: Full Moon Night Hike Experience the nighttime world of the Big Thicket under a full

Blessings for your pet? A puppy kissing booth? Paw fortune readings? Four legs rule this Southeast Texas favorite event! The 9th annual DOGtober Fest in Beaumont plans to be bigger and better than ever before with fun happenings for kids, families and of course all of our furry friends! Event Details: 9th Annual Dogtober Fest October 8, 2016 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Julie Rogers Theatre (grounds) 765 Pearl Street Beaumont, TX 77701 “DOGtober Fest continues to grow year after year due to the fact that people love their dogs!” said Reagan Rothenberger, Director of Development for Beaumont Main

More than 25 years after Travis Tritt launched his music career, the Grammy award-winning artist continues to sell-out shows, top sales charts and stay true and relevant to Country music fans across the globe. Tritt performed a nearly sold out concert at the Jefferson Theatre last year and is back by popular demand. On Thursday, December 8, Travis Tritt will take the stage once again at the Jefferson Theatre. The show starts at 8:00 p.m. Tickets can be purchased at the Beaumont Civic Center Box Office, all Ticketmaster locations and on Ticketmaster.com . To charge tickets by phone, call (800)