Beaumont in the News

With so many great things happening in Beaumont, Texas, it's no wonder we've been featured in publications. We're making a Texas-sized splash in the media community. From current events and sporting news to the local economy and reviews of fun things to do, Beaumont is taking center stage in online, print and broadcast news stories.
We've compiled a list of news and blog posts featuring Beaumont, so you can see what all the buzz is about. We update it regularly, so make sure to check back often for the most recent news on Beaumont.

Texas Highways Magazine: Sweet as Suga's

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…

Traveling in Heels: Beaumont Texas Paddling The Neches River

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…

Houston Tribune: History, Food and Family Excursions

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 data-sv-linklookup-id="20"…

Texas Living Magazine: A Woman Called Babe

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 unfeminine, she began to change…

Texas Meetings + Events: Beaumont In Bloom

BEAUMONT IN BLOOM, by Jennifer Babisak With its progressive culinary scene and unique recreational opportunities, Beaumont is open for business. SETTLED NEARLY TWO CENTURIES AGO on the banks of the Neches River, just inland from the Gulf of Mexico, Beaumont has evolved from a sleepy farming community to a vibrant cultural melting pot. East Texas culture, influenced by the thick pine forests to the north, lends Deep South hospitality while the nearby Louisiana border infuses distinctly Cajun flair. Combined with the wildcatting spirit that put Beaumont on the map (Texas’…

Top 5 Surprising Bits of Beaumont Texas History

If I tell you that January 10th marks the 114th anniversary of the Lucas gusher at Spindletop, which happens to be the defining event in Beaumont history, you'll probably wonder what the heck is Spindletop. And we'll get to that, but there's much more to this Southeast Texas city. Just take a look at these 5 unique historic spots. The Gusher That Started the Texas Oil Boom But first, let's talk oil. Oil certainly wasn't unknown before Spindletop gushed upwards in 1901, but there had been no significant oil production along the Gulf Coast previous to that event. It started when Anthony F. Lucas, who was at the time the…