I come from a family of nature and art lovers. My mom loves horses and taking pictures of wildlife. My dad could spend all day snorkeling in the beautiful waters off the coast of Florida. My grandma has been known to hand draw personalized cards for my kids. So, when my Aunt Sharon talked about her frequent visits out to Cattail Marsh, I wasn’t surprised that she had fallen in love with the beautiful landscape tucked away in Tyrrell Park. But, she’s not just visiting. Sharon Rigsby has turned her love of nature into works of art and she’s hoping to share her passion with

Growing up in Southeast Texas, I’ve always known about the world famous athlete and Beaumont native Babe Didrikson Zaharias. Of course, you probably recognize the unusual shaped museum along Interstate 10 dedicated to Zaharias, but what you might not know is the huge influence this woman had not only on our city, but for women and sports everywhere. “Her impact has been monumental. It's impossible to calculate because her breakthroughs inspired so many women who built on those breakthroughs,” said author Rich Wallace. Rich Wallace and his wife Sandra Neil Wallace were so

Leaving A Legacy Most people don’t know in 1943 Beaumont was part of a movement of hateful race riots across the nation. It’s a fact Gordon Williams first came across from a simple line in a book. Curiosity and creativity turned that one sentence into a project years in the making with Beaumont now getting national attention for a different reason. And how does salsa dancing play into all of this? “Creativity has the power to bring people together to accomplish great deeds,” said filmmaker Gordon Williams. Gordon Williams is the TV studio operations manager at Lamar

When it comes to Beaumont restaurants, Patillo’s Bar-B-Q has become one of the city’s most famous eateries. This legendary dining destination has received loads of press over the years, including attention from Texas Monthly magazine and inclusion in Southern Living’s 50th Anniversary Issue, which highlighted the South’s most legendary barbecue joints. Early in 2016, Patillo’s was also featured in a new short film created by the Southern Foodways Alliance. Not bad recognition for a Beaumont restaurant that competes for attention from big-city barbecue joints in

You have probably driven past the simple, well-manicured, white home dozens of times. But, do you know about the Chambers House on Calder Avenue?  It’s like walking into a virtual time capsule. Behind the walls two sisters lived together for most of their lives. They never got married and never worked outside of the home, yet they were millionaires, making their money in a very interesting way. They died wanting you to know about their lives and they wanted everyone to share their love for Beaumont.  Let’s start in the beginning. The beautiful two story home at 2240

He’s known for making nothing into something. Turning trash into treasure. Taking the non-traditional approach to art and gaining high recognition in the Southeast Texas area. As we honor and celebrate the achievements by black Americans during Black History Month, Felix “Fox” Harris is one man who used his raw talent to make a big impact in our area. “Artists, creators, dreamers, whatever you want to call them - these are usually the individuals that stand out, and he was no exception to the rule,” said John Rollins, Public Relations Coordinator for the Art

Famed female athlete Mildred "Babe" Didrikson Zaharias' legacy is brought back to life with a new children's book, "BABE CONQUERS THE WORLD: The Legendary Life of Babe Didrikson Zaharias," written by husband-and-wife team Rich Wallace and Sandra Neil Wallace. In celebration of the new book, Beaumont's Babe Didrikson Zaharias Museum will host a meet and greet with the duo on Thursday, April 10 from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. Named "Woman Athlete of the Century" in 1950 by the Associated Press, Zaharias (1911-1956) was an all-American

Today we celebrate the birthday one of the greatest female athletes of all time. Mildred Ella Didrikson Zaharias (affectionately known as "Babe") set records in golf, basketball and track and field. Raised in Beaumont, Texas, Babe won two gold medals and one silver medal in the 1932 Los Angeles Olympics. She went on to excel in golf and help found the Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) in 1950.  Babe was also named the 10th Greatest North American Athlete of the 20th Century by ESPN, and the 9th Greatest Athlete of the 20th Century by the Associated Press.