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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,

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 staff of Big Thicket National Preserve invites everyone to explore the thicket by taking advantage the many ranger-led programs being offered in the coming months. From canoe trips on the Neches River to a black bear presentation and night hikes through the thicket, park ranger will offer a variety of free programs. Some programs require participants to pre-register, and still others have alternative meeting locations. Spring  2016 Ranger-led Program Schedule March 6 - Turkey Creek Trail Hike March 12 - Centennial Forest Longleaf Pine Planting March 18 - Science Cafe:

Monster Nation is turning Ford Park into a Destruction Zone! Monster trucks will rumble back into Beaumont’s Ford Park Arena with 1,800 tons of dirt and smashed metal on February 19-20, 2016 . What has become the premiere monster event promises to continue wowing fans with six 10,000 pound monster machines and more jam-packed into 2 hours of high-flying horsepower. Back to defend the Monster Nation Freestyle and Racing title is the legendary monster truck Bigfoot. A stacked-field of other Monsters are also gunning for the title including: Dawg Pound, Over Bored,

Think you know the McFaddin-Ward House? Think again. The McFaddin-Ward House is excited to launch a brand new tour in addition to regularly scheduled tours. The #MWHSecretTour will be the public’s chance to see the McFaddin-Ward House in a brand new light. Designed specifically for locals who have taken the traditional home tour, the brand new "secret" tours give visitors the unique chance to see the McFaddin-Ward House like they’ve never seen it before. Limited to six people, these tours will be announced exactly one month ahead of time. The

City of Beaumont to Host Summer Concert Series The City of Beaumont is bringing back multiple summer concert series beginning with the Second Annual Jazz at the Lake, Thursday, May 14, at 5:30pm at the Downtown Event Centre, with Jimmy Simmons as the headliner. Jazz at the Lake is a free family event with live entertainment, food samplings by various local vendors, and beer samplings by Del Papa Distributing. The event, which lasts from 5:30pm to 7:30pm, takes place May 14 with Jimmy Simmons, June 25 Jazz Innovators, and July 23 artist to be announced. Also returning this summer is the Skate

Have you discovered the joys of family  camping in southeast Texas ? It's one of our favorite trips by RV. To make camping with the kids even better, allow us to give you our tips on what to pack for family-friendly camping cuisine. Family Camping Menus What do your kids love to eat? There's a way to make it on the road. Here's a quick list of family camping cuisine ideas: Quick Campfire Pot Pie: Heat your favorite chicken & veggie soup in the Dutch oven and then mix up biscuit dough or instant mashed potatoes and scoop onto the soup. Cook with the lid on until the

The recent issue of McFaddin-Ward House's Viewpoints features a wonderful article, The Art of Demitasse by Sam Daleo, Jr. The article sheds light on the history and etiquette one would have possibly enjoyed as a dinner guest in the stately McFaddin home on Calder Avenue and the CVB appreciates Mr Daleo for sharing his knowledge with us. I encourage you to plan a visit to tour the home this summer. Their event calendar  is packed with fabulous things to do and see this summer. Since ancient times, coffee was said to have healing properties. After-dinner coffee was thought to assist

Every June the  Buu Mon Buddhist Temple & Lotus Gardens  hosts its Lotus Garden Festival. Visitors enjoy lotus, bamboo and tropical varieties. This year, the festival takes place from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., on Saturday & Sunday, June 7 and 8. Activities include Buddha's Birthday Celebration as well as arts & crafts vendors, food and tea ceremonies.   A cultural show will begin at 5:00 p.m. on Saturday. Vesak, the celebration of the Birth, the Enlightenment and the Ultimately Peaceful Attainment of Buddha will be from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Sunday.

Hey there Birding committee and friends! We are happy to announce the results of Beaumont's first ever BIG SIT bird count held April 22 at  Cattail Marsh . To celebrate Earth Day, Beaumont joined cities across the state by entering a team in the  Great Texas Birding Classic . We hosted a BIG SIT team at the City of Beaumont's Water Reclamation center and birding hot spot in shifts from 6:30am to 8pm. A BIG SIT means our team chose a 17 ft circle deep within Cattail Marsh and could identify birds by sight or sound but had to stay within the boundaries. From our circle we had