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Andrea Slaydon

Andrea Slaydon is an Emmy award winning journalist who is proud to call Beaumont her hometown! A graduate from Lamar University, Andrea got her start in TV news at KBMT in Beaumont and went on to produce national news programs in cities across the country. She now contributes for magazines, businesses and other media outlets. In her free time, Andrea enjoys spending time with her family, running, hitting up thrift shops and pretending to know how to cook!

10 Places to Get Ice Cream in Beaumont

Deep-fried ice cream? Sure! What about ice cream and espresso? Ok! And, did you know you can even watch ice cream being made with liquid nitrogen? From a traditional vanilla cone to out-of-this-world frozen creations, there are plenty of places around Beaumont to get your fill of delicious ice cream…

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Get Moving: Places to Work Out in Beaumont

It’s a new year and the number one resolution for many is to start a new workout routine! Exercising can be as easy as getting out the door and walking or taking up a new hobby. From full-service gyms to smaller studios and even free workout stations around town, here are plenty of options for…

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Where to See Holiday Lights in Southeast Texas

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…

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Family Entertainment: Southeast Texas

It’s a question that plagues every family. “What are we going to do?!” There are several new family entertainment options in the Beaumont area and exciting updates to a few favorites! From an escape room adventure to an up close and personal experience with animals, we’ve got great ideas for…

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Classic Movie Nights: It's Showtime

It’s not very often that you get the chance to go back in time and enjoy something unique from long ago. At Classic Movie Nights at the Jefferson Theatre you can! The complete movie experience is a blast from the past for people in our area and it’s so popular there are now more chances for you to…

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Your Guide to Shopping Small (& Why It Matters)

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…

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