Local Filmmaker Receives Grant to Produce Long-Awarded Spindletop Feature Film to Celebrate the Unlikely Partnership that Ushered the U.S. into the Age of Oil January 10, 2019 - Houston filmmaker Jason Leal, the recipient of a Support for Artists and Creative Individuals Grant from the Houston Arts Alliance, is today announcing his search for strategic partners for his new film project focused on the historic Spindletop event of 1901. The grant, one of the largest awarded by the organization, will be used to start production on the feature, including filming the first scene. Spindletop,

It’s hard to believe 2018 is almost over! So, let’s get ready to celebrate 2019! Whether you are in town visiting family and friends or live in the area, New Year’s Eve is a great night to stay up late and ring in the New Year southeast Texas style!  Adults Only The Resolution NYE Celebration Holiday Inn and Suites Beaumont Plaza 3950 I-10 South Beaumont, Tx 77705 7:30 pm $100  Ring in 2019 with the Holiday inn and Suites Beaumont Plaza! This is the New Year's Eve event you have been waiting for! Join them for an evening of live music, sequins & fun to

One of my family’s favorite holiday traditions is to drive around town looking at holiday lights and decorations. We put on our PJ’s, pile in the car, crank up the Christmas music and head out! But where are the *best* places to see lights in the Beaumont area and beyond?  Here is a great list to get you started! Beaumont St Elizabeth Hospital 2830 Calder Ave Beaumont, Tx 77702 Cost: Free A Christmas lights tradition for years, St Elizabeth hospital always does a beautiful holiday lights display. You can see an ornate nativity scene and lights decorating dozens of trees

The Beaumont Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) hosted their sixth Holiday Open house on Wednesday, December 5, 2018 at the Beaumont Convention and Visitors Bureau office in downtown Beaumont. “This is a fun and interactive networking event, stated Rebecca Woodland, Convention Sales Manager. “Our Holiday Open House is an occasion for convention and meeting planners, industry partners, local media, area officials and others to come by our CVB office, get meeting planning guidance and to celebrate the holiday season.” The 2018 party theme – “Christmas Bites &

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! You better not pout or cry because December is the time of the year to get out and enjoy the holidays with your family! We have a complete list of 20+ holiday events and activities going on in Beaumont just this month. Share with your friends, mark your calendars and let us know about the fun you have!  Entertainment Scrooge the Musical December 14 and 15 at 7:30 p.m., December 16 at 2:00 p.m. Beaumont Community Players 4155 Laurel Street Beaumont, TX 77707 Cost: Varies The BCP tradition continues with the return of our beloved

As you create your holiday shopping lists, consider keeping it local. From homemade hand soaps to custom-made jewelry or even a Spindletop mug, you’ll find the perfect gift right here in Beaumont when you choose to shop small. Shopping at local stores is also the best way to get one-of-a-kind items and keep your money in southeast Texas.  Fun fact: for every $100 you spend in a local small business, $68 stays in your community. (At a chain store, only $43 remains.)  Small Business Saturday (the Saturday after Black Friday) is coming up on November 24 and is a day set aside

Established in December 1838, the City of Beaumont is celebrating its 180 th  birthday. Beaumont is a city rich in culture, industry, natural resources and incredible talent. To commemorate this milestone birthday, a year-long celebration will take place throughout the community and will begin on Wednesday, December 5 at the City’s Christmas Tree Lighting at the Downtown Event Centre Lake.  Throughout 2019, the City will partner with local organizations and groups to host educational, artistic and entertaining events and activities that are emblematic of

The Beaumont Convention and Visitors Bureau is celebrating another packed weekend in 2018 for the first weekend of November. Hotel room availability in Beaumont will be very limited with most properties already at full occupancy. The Beaumont CVB sales team works with a variety of meeting planners from the start to ensure a solid plan is executed for overnight events both big and small. The Beaumont CVB servicing department provides personalized support and quality services with the goal that events will continue to re-book Beaumont. With accessibility and affordability, Beaumont offers an

This year, the Sea Rim Striders host the 28th Annual Turkey Trot 5K, 10K, Kids and Special Needs 1K on Thanksgiving Day. The proceeds will benefit the Beaumont Rainbow Room, an in-house emergency supply center located within the Jefferson County Department of Family Services. In order to help out this organization, people need to register , so the Convention and Visitors Bureau is going to fill you in on how a Turkey Trot can be fun so we can see the biggest turnout yet. We know, we know, who really wants to go running on the day you plan to eat so much you can’t even move? Some may say

The Beaumont Convention & Visitors Bureau  sales team creates relationships with local meeting organizers whose role is to host the district, region or state association’s meeting or convention in Beaumont. Therefore, the sales team is tasked with educating the locals about the benefits of working with the Beaumont CVB when planning their meeting or overnight event. To build local awareness about these complimentary CVB services, the Beaumont CVB hosts a biennial Holiday Open House at the Beaumont CVB. Through this experience, the CVB has the knowledge on how to