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January 2013
S o u t h e a s t
T e x a s
E v e n t s
Texas on
the Ritz
Baptist Hospitals
of Southeast Texas
High Fashion
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La Soirée: Texas on the Ritz
Fashion Week
Event Planning Top 20
Top Events of 2013
Resale Shops:
Community Treasure Troves
6, 8
10, 11
12, 13
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January 2013
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Business and Networking
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32, 33
from the cover
Scott and Tammy Crutchfield, Baptist Hospitals of Southeast Texas
Foundation’s La Soirée chairs toast to one Texas-size night of glitz,
glam, dining, auctions, dancing, New York-style fashion show and
raising money for Baptist Hospitals' projects like Southeast Texas
Cancer Center and the Children's Unit at Baptist Hospitals. The
event is January 26. Read about it on pages 6-9.
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2013 January
January 2013
Editor's Letter
Hope for the New Year:
More Contentment and Anticipation
wo sips into my coffee on
the first day of the holiday and my 11-year-old
son, Joshua, still dressed in
pajamas, brought me the
Sorry! game: “Mom, I’m
ready to play. I’ll be green.”
Before I could object or at least request the
opportunity to down one cup of coffee before having to do anything other than open
my eyes completely, the Hasbro game board
was unfolded and my husband recruited. At
approximately 7:05 a.m. I drew my first card
and moved my red player out of “Start.”
And so went the holiday, game after game.
In five days time we played Monopoly, Apples-to-Apples, dominoes and various card
games including battle and a family favorite,
Spite and Malice. Joshua constantly enlisted
family members, guests and an occasional
neighbor passing through to roll the dice or
draw a card.
The night before school started at the end
of the holiday break, again Joshua convened
four of us for a round of Catch Phrase, a new
game he’d received as a gift. After 30 minutes
or so of play at 8:15 p.m., I gave the 10-minute warning that bedtime was approaching.
The moaning and gnashing of teeth, the
wailing and whining, rolling on the ground
and howling commenced. “No, I want to
play more. I need more, more,” Joshua said
over and over. Five days of what seemed like
24/7 game play wasn’t enough.
It occurred to me as I lifted my exhausted
little man from the floor and moved him to
the bed, there is never enough time to do
the activities and to be with the people we
love most. It was a disappointing reality.
I was sympathetic to his reaction because
I could relate. I had a similar feeling when
opening Christmas gifts with my family.
When it was over, after hours of taking turns
and watching everyone open and oh and
ah, laugh, hug, cry, dance, snap pictures and
run around, I didn’t want it to be over. I just
sat in the mess of the shiny shreds of wrapping, ribbon and torn boxes and stared at
and studied each family member thinking, “I
don’t want this to ever end.” It wasn’t the gift
getting part but the being together aspect
that I wanted to continue. My favorite peeps
were gathered in our family room, joyous and
excited, and I could have stayed there forever.
A New Year is ahead of us and my hope
would be that you experience the bittersweet sensation of contentment combined
with anticipation of more in 2013.
No doubt as a community we want more
of some things. Take Al Caldwell, for example. We can’t get enough. Find him at his
favorite Southeast Texas location in our hot-
spot on page 18.
In 2013, recycle, reuse and reduce more.
Learn how on page 19. Chances are if you are
a wine drinker, you’re going to drink more
screw-top wine this year. Learn why on page
20. And CASA is offering a way to volunteer
more with a new flex training class, page 27.
Certainly, more is what you’ll want this
month at the Baptist Hospitals of Southeast
Texas’ La Soiree: Texas on the Ritz. It’s an elegant evening combining a state-of-the-art
fashion show with dinner, dancing and auctions. The Saturday, January 26 event is preceded by Southeast Texas Fashion Week. We
cover both events starting on page 6.
After the holidays oftentimes we do have
more than we need, material possessions
that is, so there’s resale shops and treasure
troves in our community that give more
than they get, pages 12 & 13.
Plan to get out more this year! Enjoy what
Southeast Texas has to offer like the Spindletop Museum on page 31, productions at the
Lutcher Theater page 26 and Lamar basketball, page 32. And there’s MORE all year long.
Happy New Year &
Thank You for
Reading the
Me with Dora Nisby, the type of woman Southeast Texas needs more of, at the
YWCA gala. Save the date for May 2, 2013 for Nutrition and Services for Seniors
Deliver the Difference Luncheon honoring Dora Nisby and Jerry and Iris Nathan.
2013 January
Baptist Hospitals of
Southeast Texas Foundation’s
La Soirée:
Texas on the Ritz
Global Chic with a Texas Twist
outheast Texas has imported New York Fashion Week - the hues, the fabrics, the global goods,
elaborate lighting and the catwalk, too. Best of all you
don’t have to catch a cab to participate because your limo
awaits and seats are available next to the runway.
Baptist Hospitals of Southeast Texas Foundation hosts Southeast
Texas Fashion Week, now in its third year, kicking off January 18 with Fashion Fleet (See "Fashion Fleet sidebar, page 8.), a night of boutique shopping, special deals and refreshments culminating in an evening of fashion
featuring a New York-style fashion show at the Foundation’s gala - La Soirée: Texas on the Ritz, January 26 at 6:30 p.m. at the Beaumont Civic Center.
Thanks to the vision of the Baptist Hospitals of Southeast Texas Foun-
dation and the creativity of fashion entrepreneur Angie McClelland,
owner of Ya Ya Club, the gala fashion show, “Entergy Lights up the Night,”
rivals that of a large metropolitan city.
“For each fashion show our mission here is to entertain, educate and
inspire,” said McClelland. “Fashion shows traditionally launch new collections but we scoop guests away or transport them to a place outside
of their box to not only be entertained but to experience art and gain
acceptance, mixed with a little history, global travel and culture of other
countries, while also showing applicable clothing from Southeast Texas.”
McClelland, who has produced the gala’s fashion shows utilizing elaborate lighting, music and theatrical elements interspersed with dancers
and other thematic entertainment, will present “Global Groove: Fashion
Around the World.”
“I like the idea of seeing global but staying local and think that fashion is inspired from all over the world, from the smallest villages to the
flashiest cities. This year guests to the gala will see beautiful tapestries and
tassels made from a wonderful Indian woman; Lily and Laura bracelets
made from the women in Nepal to sustain their villages; hats inspired by
the Brits and the royalty’s foo fa rue; Chinese floral and Mandarin collars;
and Texas, because we are our own country. Where do you think cowboy boots for cocktail attire came from?”
The 20-30 minute show will make an international statement but have
a local scope. McClelland plans to highlight the culture, colors, fabrics
and fashions inspired by China, India, England, African countries, Mexico
and Texas – showcasing Class A garments from around the world but
available in Southeast Texas.
And like the previous Soiree shows, the haute couture finale will have
what McClelland calls the “wow factor.”
“Call it the shock effect, something we do to give a little bit of a wow
factor. One year women in Beaumont made a balloon skirt. They started
with chicken wire and attached the balloons. Another year we used that
same chicken wire and made a skirt of fresh flowers and butterflies. The
bodice was made out of foil. Not sure what the ‘wow’ will be this year
but it will be awesome. Got to come to see it.”
Women as well as men come to see the fashions. Historically, Baptist’s
black tie Soirée has been a sold out event attributable to the unique,
artistic entertainment and the critical cause it supports.
Funds raised benefit the Baptist Hospitals of Southeast Texas Foundation and the many hospital projects, programs and services it supports,
including the Baptist Hospitals of Southeast Texas’ Cancer Center and
the Children's Unit at Baptist Hospitals.
texas infographic
Texan Slices
Make up
of a texan.
January 2013
What really is bigger in Texas?
The state capitol dome in Austin. Several feet taller than
the nation’s Capitol Dome in Washington, D.C.
Blue bell ice cream
King Ranch. Bigger than
the State of Rhode Island.
Desensitized Taste Buds
(requiring hotter and spicier seasoned food)
Rodeo. Houston Livestock Show
and Rodeo second only
to the Las Vegas rodeo.
Miles and miles in
the Hill Country.
(see below)
Attitude. Texas State flag is the only one that flies
at the same height as the U.S. flag.
(Duh, Texas is the Caddoan
Indian word meaning
friend or friendly.)
sweet tea
Y’all Saddle Up
state envy
Number of Texans who really
do what the other 49 states
say they do.
States with the highest
percentage of citizens who
wish they were Texans.
sweat glands
(25% more than Oklahomans;
65% more than Minnesotans)
ride horses
(90% Sincere; 10% of the
“Bless-your-Heart” type)
own oil wells
Distorted Perspective
(all things, especially hats, hair, trucks,
belt buckles, barbeque pits and body
parts appear smaller than they actually
are, prompting enhancement
(Everyday boots and dress boots)
work cattle
Washington Washington-state founded
Starbucks sells a coffee mug exalting the date
Texas became a state, clearly a jealousy issue.
chew tobacco
secret loves
Texans are known first for the love of their statehood,
but here are the runner-ups:
Florida Texas climate without the culture.
pack guns on their hips
Colorado All they got is mountains that
we travel to regularly. Texas has mountains plus
swamps, piney woods, beaches and plains.
Alaska Texas is really bigger if you don’t count
what’s frozen and they know it.
Texas infographics is loosely based on fact embellished with fun.
tex mex
friday night lights
george strait
lone star beer
bling flip flops
mary kay makeup
texas two-step
dallas cowboys
the alamo
(Because we kicked butt)
say y'all
lone star loyalty
Percentage of Texans who think Texas is
the Ritz and want to prove it by attending
La SoirÉe: Texas on the Ritz January 26
benefiting Baptist Hospitals of Southeast Texas…
2013 January
To date, funds raised have contributed to the completion of the
breast health care expansion at the
Charline & Sidney "Chief" Dauphin
Cancer Screening & Prevention Center; provided assistance for a makeover at the Julie & Ben Rogers Cancer
Institute; helped establish a family
room within the hospital Oncology
Unit and made funding available for
equipment purchases at the Dauphin Center to complete the breast
health center.
Tickets to the event are $175 per
person with table sponsorships available from $2,500 to $50,000. The ticket includes cocktail hour with entertainment by Tracy Byrd, fashion show,
dinner, auction and dancing to the
live music of The Motion Band. Purchase tickets by calling 409-212-6110.
Angie McClelland’s
Off-the-Top Quick List of
Fashion Trends
Color. Color. Color.
Metallics: Nails to Shirts, Jeans to Shoes
Pencil Skirts
Bows on the collar, on the side, on the back
Hair Accessories
Embellishments: Flowers, Nail Heads, Sequins, Bling
Tapered Skinny Leg
No Black
Color Blocking: Orange, Pink, Red, Blue in blocks with other Orange, Pink, Red, Blue
Fashion Fleet
Fashion Fleet Fashionistas receive the royal treatment for an evening. Shoppers will meet at The Grill
and be transported around town to boutiques where
they'll enjoy deep discounts and refreshments. In addition to the great perks that the shops provide, shoppers will receive a complimentary shopping bag and
"shop til you drop" specials at The Grill before and after
the excursion. Two ticket prices are available:
VIP tickets: $75; includes personal limo service during
the event and a Hollywood style swag bag.
Fashion Fleet tickets: $25; includes shuttle service on
private Acadian Ambulance shuttles and shopping bag.
The boutiques participating in Fashion Fleet Night are:
Ya Ya Club
Gaudie & Co.
Pink Chandelier Jackie’s
Bella Bella
Monica’s Mark
Ella & Scott will also offer special discounts
during the week before the January 26 gala.
January 2013
2013 January
s for
A year of big events is already on
the 2013 Southeast Texas calendar (See
"Save the Date", next page). One of the biggest events of the year is the Symphony Ball
of Southeast Texas, February 2, at the Beaumont Civic Center.
Carol Smith has been a member of the Symphony League for more than 20 years, is a past
president of the organization and has served as
ball chairman and debutante chairman as well as
event coordinator for the Symphony Belles and
debutante presentation for many years. She continues to serve the Symphony League to prepare for their events. In addition, she owns
and operates Weddings by Design to assist
brides and event planners to create the
most special weddings and events.
duties for the event and meet as often as needed to keep communication open with everyone.
2. Pick your date for the event. Check as many community calendars as you possibly can, especially at southeasttexasevents.com, to determine what other events may
be scheduled for your date. This will help you decide
if your guests will have a conflict or if you are the first
to select this date.
3. Make your guest list to see how large your party
is going to be.
4. Choose your location. What location will accommodate your expected number of guests?
Find out what hours you will have to occupy this
space for set up and take down. Does it have
tables, chairs and tableware, sound equipment,
lighting equipment, etc. or will you need to rent
these items?
5. Select your caterer. There is often specific criteria you must follow if your location dictates who
you must use. Make sure your caterer can provide
all the necessary equipment, staff and insurance coverage for your event. Otherwise, it may be up to you
to fill in the things your caterer will not be providing.
6. Work with your caterer to choose a menu that either fits the theme of your party or will fit a budget and
be best for your party. Keep in mind the guest list and if
have any special dietary needs.
7.. Also work with your caterer on drinks to serve. They may
often provide bartenders and staff, but you have to purchase the
alcohol. If you’re thinking of providing a specialty drink, does this
require a special glass, which may need to be rented? There are many
varieties of non-alcoholic drinks which are festive that you could serve or
ask your caterer to make for your event.
8. If you are having entertainment such as a band, orchestra or just several
entertainers, find out what their specific needs will be when they arrive. This
includes whether they will need a stage, and what size, amp voltage for their
equipment and if they need to be fed or provided with a hotel room for the
night. Be sure to check with your location venue to see if these items are available for them.
9. Invitations are where your creative juices can begin. Here your guests
catch a glimpse ofwhat kind of party you are inviting them to; is it a theme,
a catchy phrase, fundraiser with a cause, someone is being honored, or just a
nice get together?
10. Send out invitations representing your event. For a
wedding, fundraiser or large event, mailing 6-8 weeks
before the date is recommended. If you are hosting a smaller party, four weeks is sufficient. If
an RSVP is required, make the RSVP deadline at least two weeks before the event
so an approximate number of attendees can be given to the caterer.
11. Decorating your event is the
fun part, whether you choose to
use a florist or make the centerpieces yourself. Be sure to start
early with these so you are not
rushed at the end.
12. Table Linens. Many locations include these in your
rental price; however there
are many local vendors who
1. If you are working with a committee, divide up the necessary
We ask Smith to share her top tips for creating perfect events in 2013
and here are the guidelines, almost a step-by-step plan:
offer a beautiful selection of specialty linens. If your budget will allow, this,
along with your centerpiece, is a worthwhile place to spend extra money to
make your event stylish and elegant.
13. Chairs for your tables; will they need to be rented or are they provided?
If renting, be sure and select one that works well with your table décor. Sometimes if they are provided, a chair cover may be needed to coordinate with
your table linens. Again, local vendors can provide these for you as well. These
are a bit more time consuming to put on so make sure you either pay the
rental company to put them on or have committee members, volunteers or
friends help.
14. Lighting and sound system requirements are often a necessary consideration. We have many local vendors who are very qualified to meet all your
needs. Call them early on and meet with them at your party location to discuss what you will need.
15. Scheduling, details and party countdown. If you have planned everything
up to this point and you need help executing it, this may be where an event
February 1
Communities in Schools Event Honoring
Evelyn Lord
Art Museum of Southeast Texas : A Vintage
Affair" Second Annual Wine Tasting
February 2
YMCA Mardi Gras 5K Run/Walk
Symphony Ball "The Secret Garden" at Beaumont Civic Center
February 5
March for Babies Kick-Off
February 9
Ubi Caritas Annual Mardi Gras Extravaganza
February 10
Southeast Texas Arts Council Heart for the Arts
February 12
Taste of the Triangle
February 16
Mr. Habitat 2013
Golden Triangle Heart Ball
February 23
19th Annual Girls' Haven Gumbo Festival
February 28
11th Annual Family Services of Southeast
Texas Celebrate Families Luncheon
March 1
Annual Anayat House Fundraiser
March 2, 8, 9, 15, 16, 22, 23
Kirby Hill House Murder Mystery
March 6 & 7
Temple Emanuel Sisterhood Deli Days
March 7
Art Museum of Southeast Texas 18th Annual Go for the Gold Party and Reverse Drawing
March 9
Exygon and Baptist Hospitals Gusher Marathon, Half Marathon and 5K
March 15
Goodwill 40th Anniversary Gala
March 19
St. Anthony Day at Cathedral Basilica
March 21
Texas Energy Museum Annual Fundraiser
"BlowOut 2013"
March 22
Baptist Hospitals of Southeast Texas Foundation’s Cajun Classic Golf Tournament
March 23
5th Annual LIT Foundation Shootout
March 25
CASA of Southeast Texas Tee it Up for Tom
Mulvaney Golf Tournament
10th Annual Garth House Golf Classic
Mark your calendar now for
biggest events of
April 4
Lamar University's Scholarship Dinner
April 6
City of Beaumont Trash Off
April 8-12
Southeast Texas Economic Development
Foundation Business Development Week
April 13
Beaumont Children's Museum Mini Masters
April 18
Julie Rogers’ “Gift of Life” Champagne and
April 20
March of Dimes March for Babies
Harbor Hospice Butterfly Release "Celebration of Life"
Christus Health Foundation Gala
April 22
Greater Beaumont Chamber of Commerce
LobsterFest Golf Tournament
coordinator can be of assistance. Not only can this person be a consultant
from the very beginning of the process to help you make it to your event, now
they can take over if you are in need of their skills.
16. Committee members or volunteers. Everyone comes together to bring
the details to reality. Everyone is committed to making the event a success by
executing the details of their specific duties.
17. Enjoy your party and the guests!
18. Clean up always goes faster than set-up. If you have leftover flowers with
no place to go, consider giving them to your local hospital or nursing home, as
they are very appreciative of this gesture.
19. Return all your rental items in good condition and on time to avoid any
unnecessary fees.
20. Write thank you notes to all those who made the event a success. This
personal touch will ensure your recipient knows how valuable they were to
the party and to you.
Save the Date
January 2013
April 23
CASA of Southeast Texas Justice is Served
April 26
Stars of the Arc Celebrity Style Show and
Greater Beaumont Chamber of Commerce
LobsterFest Dinner
April 27
Neches River Coronation and Queen’s Ball
May 1
American Heart Association Go Red for
Women Luncheon
May 2
Deliver the Difference benefiting Meals on
May 7
The 16th Annual TORCH AWARDS for
Marketplace Trust Presentation Banquet
May 9
Christus LiveWell Conference
May 17 & 18
The Art Museum of Southeast Texas gARTage Sale
May 23
American Red Cross 25th Annual Hurricane
June 21
March of Dimes Community Baby Shower
August 20
Some Other Place’s Tasting
September 6
26th Anniversary AMSET Gala 2013
September 9
March of Dimes Golf Tournament
September 11
Ubi Caritas Date Auction
October 2
Art Museum of Southeast Texas 7th Annual
Art of Beer
October 2-6
44th Annual Texas Rice Festival
October 5
"Gift of Life" Julie Richardson Procter 5K Ribbon Run/Walk
October 12
American Cancer Society Making Strides
Against Breast Cancer 5K Walk
CASA of Southeast Texas 5K
October 17
Greater Beaumont Chamber of Commerce
Annual Meeting
October 19
Casas for CASA of Southeast Texas Playhouse Drawing
October 24
Better Business Bureau 14th Senior Celebration & Consumer Expo
November 7
St. Mark’s Chili Supper
Triangle AIDS Network Paint the Town Red
November 9
American Cancer Society Cattle Baron's Ball
November 16
Harbor Hospice Foundation’s "Dinner for
Life" Gala
November 21
23rd Annual Pour Les Enfants benefiting the
Garth House
December 5, 6, 7 & 8
Junior League of Beaumont Very Merry
Main Street Market
2013 January
Anthony Flores spends his days and nights evaluating how he can help someone achieve a better place in
life. His sole mission: giving people a chance, not just charity. Most people he works for aren’t just down on
their luck; they’re homeless or have spent time in prison. Some have severe handicaps while others have developmental disabilities that affect their brains and muscles, including birth defects and cerebral palsy. Still,
Anthony, through his capacity as Career Services Director at Goodwill Industries, finds each person a job.
Wait, isn’t this an article about finding unique treasures resale shopping?
Goodwill, Habitat ReStore, The Salvation Army Thrift Store and The Treasure House operate under the
guise of resale stores, but at their core are charity organizations serving our community with funds, employment, emergency housing, food and more.
A Little History, Big Impact
Since its inception in the 1860s in Boston, Goodwill has offered a hand up and not a hand out. What
this means specifically is different across Goodwill
locations and cultures. In some places, Goodwill
teaches people to sew clothes for the government
or to raise chickens. In industrial areas like Southeast Texas, Goodwill offers computer training and
teaches basic technology skills.
“Right here in Southeast Texas jobs are based on
learning to use technology,” said Jim Dreiling, President and CEO of Goodwill Industries of Southeast
Texas and Southwest Louisiana representing 11 stores.
“We take in donated goods from the public which
brings in money when we sell it and then we put that
back in the community through our job training.”
Goodwill finds jobs for people who have barriers
to employment but is also an employer of 186 individuals in Southeast Texas and Southwest Loui-
Many factors contribute to the
popularity of resale during both
strong and unsettled economic
climates. Increased awareness of recycling, the
quest for higher quality for less money, the lure
of finding something distinctive, the 'thrill of the
hunt' and the excitement of a good buy are just
a few things that allure the savvy shopper. One of
the foremost reasons that resale thrives in a slow
economy is simple...
Adele R. Meyer, Executive Director
NARTS: The Association of Resale Professionals
siana, offering full-time employees benefits and
excellent medical insurance.
“We see our role as trying to get people to a point
where they can take care of family,” said Dreiling.
Goodwill 40th Anniversary Banquet
Habitat ReStore:
Selling Walls, Building Families
Likewise, Habitat for Humanity of Jefferson
County, a nonprofit organization that builds affordable houses in partnership with families in
need, operates a resale shop to support its true
mission - building homes.
Habitat’s ReStore is a 6500-sq. ft. resale shop of
home construction merchandise - paint, drywall,
tile, light fixtures, plumbing fixtures, doors and windows, brick, commodes and some furnishing. The
ReStore is open to the public three days a week
and relies solely on donations as much as people
shopping and volunteering.
“The money goes to operations that help offset the costs of running Habitat,” said Uliana Trylowsky, executive director. “When you donate or
shop at the ReStore you help build houses.”
This year Habitat will build three houses for families in need at a cost of $60,000-$65,000.
EVENTDATE: February 16
Mr. Habitat
Salvation Army:
Thrift that Goes a Long Way
Another charity organization running a sidebar business to supplement costs is The Salvation
Army. Its 16,000-sq. ft. Thrift Store offers furniture,
clothing, shoes, books, appliances, household items,
brick-a-brack, toys, artwork/frames and boutique
items. The proceeds go to support all local Salvation Army Social Services including but not limited
C omm u nit y
Tre a s u re
to the soup kitchen, emergency shelter, food and
clothing assistance, rent and utility assistance, Boys
& Girls Club, Angel Tree and Christmas food boxes.
Treasure House:
Community Giving through
Resale and Consignment
The Treasure House Resale shop operates entirely with the purpose of giving proceeds back
to the community. Owned and operated by the
Episcopal Church Women of St. Mark’s Episcopal
Church, the downtown store donated $50,000 to
more than 30 local charities in 2012 in the form of
grants. Offerings include clothing, shoes, books,
house wares, toys, home décor, appliances, jewelry
and furniture that can be consigned paying up to
75 percent back to the owner.
After the holidays, instead of allowing the purple
sweater that your mother-in-law gave you to clutter your closet or saving it for possible re-gifting,
donate it. Shopping and donating to charity resale
shops gets you a tax deduction and also employs,
feeds and shelters those in need.
EVENTDATE: November 7
St. Mark's Chili
January 2013
Charity Resale Stores
Goodwill Industries of Southeast Texas
and Southwest Louisiana
4380 Dowlen, Beaumont, 409-347-2350
6210 Phelan, Beaumont, 409-860-7167Preferred store, offering new items as well as jewelry
3849 Gateway, Beaumont, 409-212-8354Mission Services/Career Center and Computer Room
3109 Edgar Brown Dr., Ste. R, Orange, 409-670-9219
114 Pine Plaza, Silsbee, 409-385-5458
2825 Nall #8, Port Neches, 409-722-8773
132 S Main Street, Lumberton, 409-755-1900
314 S Wheeler Road, Jasper, 409-384-2273
1610 Ruth Street, Sulphur, 337-528-3323
3230 Hwy 14 (3230 Gertsner), Lake Charles, 337-479-1911
1025 N. Pine Street, Deridder, 337-462-0204
ONLINE: www.goodwillbmt.org
DONATIONS: Accepts everything but mattresses, appliances,
tires and pets. Donations are tax deductible and can be made at
any Goodwill location or in blue Goodwill boxes at most Market
Baskets and other locations around the region.
STORE HOURS: Vary by location.
Habitat for Humanity ReStore
610 Trinity, Beaumont, 409-835-2330
ONLINE: www.beaumonthabitat.org
DONATIONS: Accepts construction items in good condition including cabinetry, vanities, drywall, paint, wood, tiles, bricks, carpet, light fixtures, doors
and windows, door knobs and furniture. All items that can be used to build,
trim and furnish homes. Donations are tax deductible and accepted at the
Beaumont location or call for pick up of large items.
STORE HOURS: 9am-6pm, Wed.- Fri.
The Salvation Army Thrift Store
4295 College, Beaumont, 409-896-2363
DONATIONS: Bring all household and clothing items that are in decent condition to the Beaumont location or use the drop-off box in the parking lot of
the store, in the parking lot of the Administration Building at 2350 IH-10 East
or at the dock of the warehouse at 1490 N 7th Street. Pick up can be scheduled for furniture and large items by calling 409-896-2363. Donation receipts
are issued for the number, type and condition of items donated.
STORE HOURS: 10am-5pm, Mon.-Sat.
The Treasure House
805 North, Beaumont, 409-832-0253
ONLINE: www.stmarksbeaumont.org/treasurehouse
DONATIONS: All household and clothing items, books, home décor, dishes,
pots and pans, jewelry, coats, school uniforms, wedding dresses and appliances and furniture, toys, shoes and purses in good condition can be dropped
at the Beaumont location. Arrangements can be made for pick up by calling
409-832-0253. Receipts are given for tax deductions.
STORE HOURS: 10:30am-6pm, Mon.-Fri.
Additional Charity Resale Shops
in Southeast Texas
Sunshine Resale Shop
775 South 6th St., Silsbee, 409-385-2943
10 Ways to
Know It’s Time
for Resale
1. Button Malfunction. You couldn’t button it before the holidays so
chances are slim that you will be.
2. Color Conundrum. Orange and red is no longer flattering with your
hair color change - auburn red to platinum blonde.
3. Once is Enough. You wore the wedding dress, the prom dress, the super lacy, layered, sequined ball gown and now it hangs with nowhere to go.
4. Choose Reuse. You’re done with it and ready to trash. Choose reuse
through resale instead of landfill.
5. Empty Nest. The kid is gone to college. Posters and pennants are out.
6. Stuffed. After the holidays, the toy box won’t close and there is no
room on the shelves for the excess.
7. New Year, New Look. Time to update, change your décor, your
style- lights to lounge chairs.
8. Stacked. Magazines, books, videos and DVDs are packed and
stacked in every corner and closet.
9. 12 No Gos. For 12 months you haven’t worn it.
10. No Guilt. Instead of the somewhat questionable social practice
of re-gifting, take that item you received during the holidays that isn’t
exactly “you,” to resale. There’s no guilt in donating.
Private Resale Shops in Southeast Texas
Act II Consignment Boutique
6350 Phelan, Beaumont, 409.860.4617
Company E Consignment
6025 Phelan, Beaumont, 409-347-1093
Emma’s Resale Store
2401 FM 92, Silsbee, 409-385-5300
IZ Funky Resale
1123 Boston Avenue, Nederland, 409-729-4493
Seven Sisters Resale Shop
1226 Port Neches Ave., Port Neches, 409-504-9734
Timeless Treasures Resale and Consignment
1945 Highway 190 W., Woodville, 409-489-3489
2013 January
social seen january
a crew of St. Mark’s Church
1. Wilbur Butler works with
a Habitat for Humanity House
with 12 churches.
at the Bauer Ranch Christm
2. Joey and Kathy Catalano
ha Polk at the YWCA gala
3. Camille Briggs with Ladays
lor, Editor Emeritus of Esfeaturing speaker Susan L. Tay
sence Magazine.
of the Anayat House Board
4. Hubert Oxford, President
n’s ground
Directors, at the organizatio
Main Street Market decora5. Junior League of Beaumont
an Reese.
tors Dana Babineaux and Sus
with Clair Bauer at the Press
6. Ford Park’s Lind
Club Christmas Party.
as donated to the Julie
7. Friendly Ford of Crosby, Tex
sold during the month of
Rogers "Gift of Life" $100 per
cancer awareness month. AtOctober in honor of breast
on were Jessie White, Regina
tending the check presentati
Gonzalez, Dwayne Williams,
Rogers, Tony Rickman, Juan
Austin Salinas, Stanley Clark,
Chris Gottselig, Clint Dagley,
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Ramiro Madrigal & Humberto
January 2013
2013 January
Make a touchdown with this
Super Bowl Winner
By Tabetha Franklin
Main Dish Studio Kitchen
Whether you are looking for a finger food favorite to serve during
the Super Bowl or just looking for something quick, easy and delicious to feed the kids on a busy school night, you'll score extra points
with sliders. Put them in your kitchen playbook and you'll have them
in your starting lineup on a regular basis!
Slider Style Mini Burgers
2 pounds ground beef
1 envelope onion soup mix
1/ 2 cup mayonnaise
2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
24 Hawaiian dinner rolls, split
1/2 cup sliced dill pickles (optional)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Cover a baking sheet with foil and spray with
non-stick cooking spray.
Mix ground beef and onion soup mix together and then brown
in a skillet on the stovetop until brown and crumbly. Drain meat
thoroughly to remove grease. Remove from heat and stir in mayonnaise and cheese.
Lay the bottoms of the rolls onto the prepared baking sheet and
top each with beef/cheese mixture. Put the tops on the rolls.
Cover the prepared burgers with a sheet of foil sprayed with
non-stick cooking spray.
Bake in the preheated oven for about 30 minutes. Serve
with pickles. DELICIOUS!
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January 2013
Cooper’s Express
Fried Chicken
Crunchy with spice, and everything nice…Cooper’s
is a wing lover’s dream. Head on over to Crystal Grocery at the Shell station on Concord (near Delaware)
and you’ll find two amazing ladies frying up chicken
wings in a wok, yes, a wok. You won’t be overwhelmed
with a laundry list of fancy sauces or spice levels. “Salt
and Pepper” is the only option at Cooper’s and we
wouldn’t have these crunchy bites of love any other
way. There are other food options but we haven’t tried
them. Just trust us on the chicken.
Cooper’s Express inside Crystal Grocery
Traditional Wings
3145 Concord, Beaumont
(409) 832-7820
“Salt and Pepper Wings” (dozen for $8.49),
“Salt and Pepper Strips” (5 for $5.49)
2013 January
My hot spot for a cool time in Southeast Texas
The Morning Guy: Al Caldwell
By Shelly Vitanza
In his thirties, Al Caldwell was a top
40 radio jock who had a 12th grade
education and thought his career
had peaked. Today, the 76-year-old is
News Talk 560 KLVI’s morning man,
the undeniable voice of Southeast
Texas with five decades of great
stories about people he has met,
interviews conducted and enough
dreams about what he has yet to accomplish for more decades to come.
We caught up with Caldwell where
he spends most of his time, which
happens to be his favorite place in
Southeast Texas– the KLVI newsroom.
“I could have retired 10 years ago.
I could retire right now and be very,
very comfortable but I still get up
early, early; this is my whole life.”
Pictures and awards on Caldwell’s
office wall chronicle and celebrate
his life’s work including a Marconi
Award, an award established in 1989
and named after inventor and Nobel Prize winner Guglielmo Marconi.
The NAB Marconi Radio Awards are
given to radio stations and outstanding on-air personalities to recognize
excellence in radio. Caldwell received
the award in 2007.
“I’m most proud of the Texas Radio
Hall of Fame and the Marconi Award
because I'm the only one who has ever
won a Marconi in Beaumont. It's very
prestigious and I’m very proud of it.”
In between talking about his most
memorable days on air – 911 broadcasts throughout the years and Lamar basketball coverage with Dave
Hoffert- Caldwell assumes a more
natural persona - interviewer.
“But hey, by the way, what about
Johnny Manziel?” He bounces in his
chair just a bit and leans forward;
obviously he couldn’t be happier
about the Aggie freshman Heisman
Trophy winner.
And so it goes, Caldwell is a huge
sports guy. Fortunately, your own Aggie interviewer couldn’t be more
thrilled with his question.
We continue to exchange journalistic roles,
swapping stories until
Caldwell offers up that
it was a sports roast six
years ago that made him
the most nervous he’s
been during his career.
“Thomas (Tommy) Henry Nobis, Jr.,
one of college football’s all-time greatest linebackers, was being inducted
into Thomas Jefferson High School
Alumni Hall of Fame in San Antonio
and they hosted a roast and asked
me to participate along with Roger
Staubauch (former Dallas Cowboy
football quarterback) and Darrell
Royal (three-time national champion-
“I could have retired 10 years
ago. I could retire right now
and be very, very comfortable
but I still get up early, early;
ship coach of the Texas Longhorns).
I sat there thinking the whole time,
‘what am I doing here?’ It was the
only time in my life when I was really, really nervous. When I stood up
to talk I started out by saying, ‘I don’t
know why I’m here sitting between
the greatest man who ever coached
football and the greatest quarterback
to play football and I’m supposed to
talk about the greatest linebacker of
all-time who owns half the universe.’
(Nobis is currently the Falcons Vice
President of Corporate Development
and the founder and a Board of Directors member of the Tommy Nobis
Center that began in 1975..)
Other memorable moments: interviewing former President Bill Clin-
this is my whole life.”
ton, Carl Rove last year on 9/11 and
meeting Jerry Lewis in Las Vegas for
the MDA telethon.
“I remember Jerry asked me, ‘so
what are you doing in Beaumont?’
and I said, ‘the same thing you’re doing in Vegas, making a living.’ He was
a surprisingly humble guy, real down
to earth.”
Caldwell continues to make a living, loving radio and his wife, Annette
of 20-plus years, but he hopes one
day he’ll compile his 55 or so chapters of writing into a book.
“I love to write. I just love it.”
Until the Caldwell book is completed and published, keep up with
Caldwell on his blog at http://www.
or hear him live every morning on
News Talk 560 KLVI.
January 2013
bee aware
Nurturing Your Inner ‘Greenie’
By Elizabeth Waddill
Magnolia Garden Club's BEE
AWARE conservation campaign
It’s a New Year with new goals.
When you are making your list of resolutions for 2013, why not try some
very doable green baby steps and tap
into your ‘inner greenie’? We live in
a ‘culture of convenience’. Single use
products such as plastic bags, water
bottles, and paper towels are around
every corner in every store. I know
my grandmother’s generation was
much more conscious of waste than
we are. Evidence of this came in her
habit of saving aluminum foil, wrapping paper, and ribbons. “Use it up,
wear it out, make it do, do without”
was the mantra of her generation.
There were no “green products” back
then. There was no news about how
our landfills were overflowing. There
was just a mentality of reusing what
was still good.
Making changes in our hectic
lives seems overwhelming. If we
each chose one or two doable green
changes this year, however, we can
be a part of the solution without
feeling as though we have to completely change our way of life. Below
is a list of small steps we can each try
to take. If we are more aware of our
footprint, we can make educated
purchases and, in turn, help change
our culture simply by what we buy.
Here are a few suggestions:
Eat organic, locally-grown foods
when possible.
This is one of the most important
ways to add some ‘green’ in your life.
Most of our meals come from a minimum of 1,500 miles away. Some
of what ends up on our
plate has traveled around
the world before reaching us. The carbon emissions
from transporting those goods are
bad habits to support. Buying local,
fresh food supports local farmers and
reduces fuel consumption.
Drink more tap water.
Nearly 30 billion
plastic water bottles
are sold annually
City Offering Christmas Tree Recycling
Beaumont residents can drop off their live
Christmas trees at one of three city parks:
Magnolia Park, 2855 Magnolia Avenue
Rogers Park, 1455 Dowlen Road
Sprott Park, 4325 Usan Street
The drop-off service is available through
Friday, Jan. 11. Trees should be free of all
decorations and stands. Trees also can
be placed on the curb and will be
picked up during regular collection days. Commercial drop-off is
not permitted.
in the U.S. with less than 20 percent
of them being recycled - a big waste
of energy either way. Many bottled
water companies use municipal water sources anyway. So
just use the tap or buy a filter
for your faucet and use your
own reusable bottle for a much
greener alternative.
Switch to compact fluorescent
light bulbs.
They last much longer and consume one-quarter of the energy of
regular light bulbs.
Keep a few reusable grocery bags
in your car.
This works for not only trips to
the store, but other retail establishments. This sounds easy but the hard
part for me is putting the bags back
in my car after I bring them in full of
groceries. It’s all about a little extra
thought. Plastic bags are bad for the
environment - thousands of animals
die each year from ingesting these
bags. Did you know that plastic bags
take about 400 years to decompose?
Think about that the next time you
put one item in a plastic bag to walk
out of a store.
Start recycling.
Don’t feel shame...just get in the
game! The City of Beaumont contracts with Waste Management to
provide curbside recycling by subscription. Items are collected curbside every other Tuesday. They
collect newspaper, office paper,
cardboard, tin, aluminum,
and plastics 1 through 7.
To start subscribing, call
409-842-0065. You can
also drop off your recycling at Gulf Coast
Elizabeth Waddill
Recycling at 1995 Cedar Street. The
site is open 24/7 for drop-offs.
So pick two from the five suggestions above and begin making them
a habit. Before you know it you’ll be
influencing friends and family to do
the same. And each of us doing a few
small things makes a big difference.
2013 January
Corky Issue:
Decanting the Complexities of Wine Bottling
By Gerald Patrizi
Wine Manager at Debb’s Liquor
In the past when Uncle Harry arrived at the party with a screw-top
instead of corked bottle, whispers
of “cheap” permeated the room like
an aromatic bouquet. Today, Harry’s
corkless vino is poured and everyone
toasts to his good health and their
own, because corks in wine have
been identified as a possible cause of
“cork taint,” or bacteria.
The wine industry is hyper-focused on an alternative to using
cork, especially for high-end wines
that are often cellared for aging.
The cork is believed to allow a certain amount of oxygen into a bottle
of wine, interacting with the wine
to age and perfect it. When a wine
is young, it’s taste consists of the
aromas of the fruit, but as the wine
ages, it becomes more complex, allowing tastes of more obscure flavors to be present. That’s why you
hear people comment about hints
of spice, chocolate notes, coffee,
rose, lavender, etc.
Screw tops are believed to prevent
the same amount of interaction,
which is the heart of the cork-versusscrew top controversy. High-end
wine makers are using high-end corks
(not all corks are the same) but also
seeking alternatives so as not to compromise the aging process, which
may or may not occur with a screw
top. Until someone cellars a screwtop and a corked bottle of the same
wine for 25 years in an identical environment and does a taste test, the
comparison will remain unknown.
In the meantime, middle range
wines, especially from Australia and
New Zealand, with U.S. vintners in Oregon and California close behind, are
beginning to eliminate corks and are
using screw tops instead. The beauty
of the screw top is its simplicity. Not
only is the corkscrew unnecessary but
there are never cork particles from a
crumbled cork in the wine, and at a
large event when wine is available
on 10 or more tables, bottles can be
opened quickly and effortlessly.
Whether the softening tannins
and note complexity process is occurring under the screw top of middle-range wines remains to be seen.
What is known? You will never open
a screw top wine that smells like wet
cardboard indicating the presence
of bacteria. And, there are some
great tasting wines “uncorked” and
reasonably priced, but not cheap, for
you to enjoy.
Gerald Patrizi
Here are a few of my favorites:
Maitre D Cabernet:
Fault Line
Sauvignon Blanc
Pinor Noir
January 2013
brew review
Porters, Stouts and Imperial Stouts
By Brandon East
In early 17th Century Europe, beer
became an important staple at the
table just like bread, and for good
reason. Boiling beer during the brewing process kills deadly microbes that
caused infection, although no one
knew that it was the process of boiling that made beer safe and unfortunately this practice wasn’t applied
to drinking water. Many attributed
beer to good health and because
most countries in Europe had contaminated water, beer was always a
safe choice.
It is no surprise that when English
separatists boarded the Mayflower
in 1620, they brought a hull full of
barreled brew. Beer played a role in
changing the course of American
history. The Mayflower’s destination was originally Virginia, but bad
weather conditions delayed their
landfall. With rations and beer becoming scarce, they dropped anchor in Plymouth fearing that they
wouldn’t have enough brew and
food for the sail home.
From day one, beer was integral in
colonial America. Even though the
water in America was pristine, old
prejudices remained.
The pilgrims would
drink from sun up to
sun down and this
included small beer
for children. Many
early Americans
were home brewers, too, typically
bottling their own dark ale.
In early 18th Century London, porter, a precursor to stout, was originally referred to as a blend of three different English Ales that were darker
in flavor and color, a beer which became a favorite of the porter laborers.
There's not much going for many
English ales these days, and for the
most part, the UK, especially London,
is a vapid and old-fashioned beer
scene, mostly because of CAMRA's
(Campaign for Real Ale) 40-plus year
aim to promote traditional British
pubs and traditional British beers
(and ciders). CAMRA also believes
keg beer is bad beer preferring a beer
engine to hand pump from a cask.
American brewers on the other hand
have taken beer styles, like the porter,
updated the classic recipe with various ingredients (vanilla, figs, dates,
chilies, smoked malts, chocolate nibs,
orange peel) some barrel aging and
increased levels of hops, etc. Come
to think of it, American brewers are
the most innovative in the world,
especially compared to those in the
The Famous Taddy Porter
Samuel Smith Old Brewery Tadcaster
North Yorkshire, England
Alcohol By Volume (ABV): 5.0%
Pours deep auburn with large bubbles in the tan head and leaves no ring
or lacing inside the pint glass. Aroma
presents chocolate and little coffee with subtle hints of dark cherries
and sugared raisins. A roasted note
of chewy chocolate nougat, nuts and
coffee. These flavors help accentuate
the medium body and soft mouth
feel that balance the finish of bitter
hops and dense malt. Famous Taddy
is a very enjoyable and solid benchmark porter from a brewery rich in
English tradition and history.
Cheese: parmigiano reggiano, romano or gouda
A Three Part Series: Part 1 of 3
Cuisine: buffalo/bison burgers, pulled
pork sandwich, dark berries (try hand
covering with chocolate), chocolate
covered almonds.
drank with
softens the
temper, cheers
the spirit and
Deschutes Black Butte Porter
Deschutes Brewing Co.
Bend, OR
Alcohol By Volume (ABV): 5.20%
happen across a bottle of Deschutes'
latest Reserve Release of Black Butte
Porter XXIV, which was released a
few months back, don't hesitate to
pick up a bottle, or three!
One of my favorite porters available is the Black Butte from Deshutes
Brewery in Bend, Oregon, whose slogan is: "The meek shall inherit, well,
some, pretty dull beers."
A frothy, creamy mocha head rests
on top of the opaque brew and when
held to the light, showcases dark
ruby edges. Intoxicating and almost
primitive aroma of fresh dark bread,
Grape-Nuts Cereal, silky chocolate,
dark roast coffee, popcorn kernels,
and a not so primitive smell of freshly
baked ice cream cone. The deep flavors of bittersweet chocolate and
coffee are prominent while the soft
hoppiness fades to a pleasant rounded bitterness and medium mouth
feel. None of the dark fruit notes you
may find in the English styles. I would
choose this beer over the Taddy Porter any day and this beer is a staple
in my fridge. If you serendipitously
Cheese: a goat cheese, chevre like
Cypress Grove Humboldt Fog or
Cheesy Girl Plain Jane or the Hottie.
Cuisine: chicken mole, smoked brisket, baked apple cinnamon empanadas with vanilla ice cream and caramel drizzle.
Brandon East
2013 January
SoutheastTexas.com STATS december
What happened in the month of December?
The numbers explain it.
Classified listings from airplanes (3) to wedding items
Auto listings for new and used cars, antiques, hot rods,
convertibles, trucks AND motorcycles!
Job postings in more than 50 categories or specialties
Real estate listings for homes, commercial property
AND rentals
Southeast Texas singles mixing, mingling AND matching!
If you want to buy and sell local, YOUR best choice is SoutheastTexas.com.
Contact live support at www.southeasttexas.com/help/index2.cfm or call 409-832-9869, Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm.
January 2013
classified pick of the month
Custom fire pits are hot
January is s ‘more season and there is no better
place to roast your marshmallows than around
your own firepit made right here in Southeast
Texas. Southeast Texas CNC makes 24-inch wide
and 20-inch tall pits out of 3/16’’ steel. They weigh
about 75lbs. These pits are built to last and painted
with high-heat resistant paint. But best of all they
are customized with your last name, pictures of
animals or your favorite team- AND, the PRICE
is RIGHT! Southeast Texas CNC, also a welding
service company, has more than 7,000 designs to
choose from including all the favorites- Aggies,
Longhorns, Tigers, Texans, Cowboys and more.
Pits are $260 with foot rails, $310 with foot rails
and cooking grill and a new large pit for $320. See
more pictures of Southeast Texas CNC pits on
SoutheastTexas.com. Just search “Firepits” in “Classified.” Contact Southeast Texas CNC by email at
[email protected]; by phone at 409-718-8685 and
on Facebook.
Are you a Southeast Texas artisan who advertises on SoutheastTexas.com? Contact us
to be featured in this section. Call 409-201-9934 or email [email protected]
2013 January
visual arts
AMSET to show award-winning ceramic artwork
By Melissa Tilley
One of the privileges of having
art museums located right here in
Southeast Texas is that they often
borrow collections from other museums to share with our local community. That means the artwork travels
and you don’t have to. The Art Museum of Southeast Texas is bringing
in an exhibition of ceramic artwork
from the San Angelo Museum of
Fine Arts’ permanent collection,
which will be on view from January
19 through April 7. An opening re-
ception will be held from 6-8 p.m. on
Friday, January 18.
“The National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts conference
(NCECA) is taking place in Houston
March 20-23,” said AMSET Curator
of Exhibitions and Collections Caitlin
Williams. “We wanted to show an exhibit of ceramics to coincide with the
conference and encourage visitors attending NCECA to visit the museum
on their way to or from Houston.”
“San Angelo Ceramics” was organized by AMSET and features works
by multiple artists displaying a variety of techniques and manipulation
of the media. Artists featured in the
exhibition include Miguel Abugattas,
Erik Bright, Elizabeth Farson, Barbara
Frey, Geoff Holle, Margaret Israel, Amy
Sabrina Myers, Nobuhito Nishigawara,
Jerry Rothman, Chris Staley, JuditVarga, James Watral and Kurt Weiser.
While building its permanent collection of high quality art, the San Angelo Museum of Art has established
a distinguished collection of contemporary American ceramics, many
purchased from the National Ceramic
Competitions held at the museum.
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See the latest visual arts exhibits, openings,
and more in Southeast Texas by visiting
featured exhibits
Art Museum of Southeast Texas
Dishman Art Museum
500 Main, Beaumont, 409-832-3432
1030 E. Lavaca, Beaumont, 409-880-8959
Espoused Exhibition,
through January 6
Modern Impulses and Surreal
Dreams, December 17-February 22
Café Arts presents Antelope Light:
Photographs by Lisa F. Richardson,
through January 13
Sarah Williams: Remote America,
January 18-April 7
Gregg Jabs, Pilgrimage, 2007, clay and stains, 11 x 11 x 11 inches, courtesy of the San
Angelo Museum of Fine Arts, San Angelo, Texas
January 11 at 7 p.m.
Modern Impulses and
Surreal Dreams
Edge of Mists: Photography by David
H. Gibson , January 18-April 7
Stark Museum of Art
San Angelo Ceramics,
January 18-April 7
National Geographic Greatest
Photographs of the American West
On the Wing: Birds in Books of Hours,
through January 12
Café Arts Artwork by Cynthia Fontenot, January 24-April 19
January 18 at 6 p.m.
Sarah Williams: Remote America
Edge of Mists: Photography
by David H. Gibson
San Angelo Ceramics
Beaumont Art League
2675 Gulf, Beaumont, 409-833-4179
From Here to Yonder
Works on Canvas by Joey Blazek
through January 31
January 12 at 7 p.m.
712 Green Ave., Orange, 409-886-2787
Drop-in Art for families at the Stark
Museum, 9 a.m., January 2, 3 & 4
Museum of the Gulf Coast
700 Procter St., Port Arthur, 409-982-7000
Lights, Camera, Action! Southeast
Texas Ties to Film, through January 7
The Texas Pop Music Festival Revisited,
January 20-March 17
January 20 at 2 p.m.
The Texas Pop Music Festival Revisited
January 2013
2013 January
performing arts
STOMP: Creative Commotion, Refined Music
The longest running off-Broadway
show in history is coming to the
Lutcher Theater for the Performing
Arts. STOMP is a music-making phenomenon scheduled for two shows,
January 22 and 23 at 7:30 p.m.
Although the name is indicative
of a dance production, STOMP has
wowed audiences in more than 350
cities in 36 countries worldwide by
creating rhythm from unconventional instruments.
Brooms, hubcaps, wooden poles,
basketballs and even lighters are
transformed into percussion implements. With your eyes wide open
you’ll get an aura of the urbane when
cast members strap 55-gallon drums
on their feet and bang out a toe-tap-
ping tune. Close your eyes and hear
the sound of Broadway as refined,
original melodies are creatively composed. Don’t keep your eyes closed
too long because you might miss the
composition commotion when cast
members climb a wall of hubcaps.
Since 1995, STOMP has awed audiences of all ages during its 90-minute
performance with no intermission
and no dialogue and continues to add
themes and new unique and clever
acts to its high-tech yet simple show.
Tickets for STOMP are available
online at lutcher.org or by calling the
theater box office at 886-5535.
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mobile app at
Set the stage for a great time with these
performing arts in Southeast Texas at
Lutcher Theater for the
Performing Arts Center, 409.886.5535
Shanter's World...We Just Live in
January 7 at 7:30 p.m.
22 & 23 at 7:30 p.m.
The Adventures of
Huckleberry Finn
28 at 10 a.m.
McMillan Theatre at the
Betty Greenburg Center,
4155 Laurel Avenue, 409.833.4664
Hay Fever
18, 19, 25 & 26 & 31 at 7:30 p.m. and
26 at 2:30 p.m.
January 2013
Health, Wellness & Education
CASA Launches Flex Training for Volunteers
If you plan to spend more time volunteering in 2013, CASA of Southeast Texas is making it easier for you
to get trained and involved with its
vital program.
CASA provides advocates for children faced with difficult family situations and court proceedings who
sometimes work with them from
early childhood to adulthood, and it’s
offering its first new Flex Volunteer
Training beginning with orientation
January 8 at 6 p.m. at the CASA office, 2449 Calder Street in Beaumont.
The training commences January
15-February 14. The course includes
online training plus one classroom
training per week on Thursday evenings from 6-9 p.m. In addition, there
is one Saturday training course from
9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. on January 19.
The Flex-Learning Class is a "blended" approach to training that combines in-person and online delivery
of information. The combination of
techniques provides both flexibility
and focus. New volunteers complete
approximately half the volunteer preservice training at a time and place of
their choosing. The other half of training occurs at focused, in person sessions. Although the self-guided online
components are done outside of the
classroom, they are not optional.
“This new tool will work out much
better for our new volunteers, who
usually have day jobs and then come
to training until 9 p.m. at night,”
said Irish Lewis, CASA case supervisor and new volunteer facilitator.
“When they do come in for training
we’ll have speakers like judges, people from the Garth House and CPS
workers so it will be very interactive
and interesting.”
The training occurs in five sessions.
Each session contains a self-guide
online component that volunteers
complete on their own time and an
in-person component that volunteers attend as a group. The online
segments introduce volunteers to the
information and skills they will use as
CASA volunteers. The classroom sessions use case studies to allow volunteers to apply the material they have
learned during the online components. During the Saturday training,
new volunteers will learn narrative
writing and how to complete court
reports. In addition, trainees will attend real hearings in two courts.
“We are always short volunteers,”
said Lewis. “It takes a special person
to be a CASA volunteer because it’s
not a decision to better yourself, becoming a CASA volunteer is a decision to better the life of someone
else- a child in our community.”
For more information or to register
for the Orientation and Training, call
Irish Lewis, 409. 832.2272 ext. 22.
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featured events
6:00 PM
Anger Management For Men at
Family Services Counseling Center,
2:00 PM
Anger Management For Women at
Family Services of Southeast Texas,
6:00 PM
Batterer's Intervention and Prevention Program at Family Services
Counseling Center, 409.833.2668
12:00 PM
Intentional Eating Class at Wilton P.
Hebert Health and Wellness Center,
9:00 AM & 4:00 PM
Mental Health First Aid, Spindletop
Center, 409.658.5185
1:00 PM
Video-Ten Things Every Child Needs
at Hope Women's Resource Clinic,
4:00 PM
Pure Love - It is Possible! at
Hope Women's Resource Clinic,
12:00 PM
Intentional Eating Class at Wilton P.
Hebert Health and Wellness Center,
10:00 AM
Genealogical Research Help at Tyrrell
Historical Library, 409.833.2759
1:30 PM
CPR Class at Christus Health & Wellness Center, 409.899.7777
4:00 PM
Beginner Spanish Classes at
R. C. Miller Memorial Library,
409.866.9487 ext 3250
6:00 PM
New Volunteer Orientation at CASA
of Southeast Texas, 409.832.2272
2:00 PM
The Writing Workshop "The Process
to Publishing" at R. C. Miller Memorial Library, 409.866.9487 ext 3250
12:00 PM
Free Legal Seminar for U.S. Veterans
and Spouses of Deceased Veterans
at Beaumont VA Outpatient Clinic,
8:00 AM
Spring Semester at LIT BEGINS,
6:00 PM
New Volunteer Class at CASA of
Southeast Texas, 409.832.2272
6:00 PM
Clinical Medical Assistant at LIT
BEGINS, 409.880.8114
7:15 PM
Country Waltz Workshop at City
Dance Center, 409.833.7772
8:00 AM
Spring Classes Begin at Lamar Uni-
versity, 409.880.1881
12:00 PM
Pink Power Network Support Group
at Baptist Hospital Dauphin Center,
5:30 PM
Transparenting at Family Services of
Southeast Texas, 409.833.2668
6:00 PM
Pink Power Network Support
Group at Julie Rogers Gift of Life,
1:00 PM
6:00 PM
LIT EKG Technician at LIT BEGINS,
9:00 AM
The Grant Seeking Basics Workshop
at R. C. Miller Memorial Library,
409.866.9487 ext 3250
1:00 PM
Healthcare Provider CPR Training at
LIT BEGINS, 409.880.8114
2013 January
Anayat House- Gumbo Fest
Warm up to a delicious bowl of
gumbo and support the Anayat
House on Sunday, January 27 at
Gumbo Fest, 11:30 – 2:00 at the
KC Hall in Beaumont. The
Knights of Columbus Council 951 will be cooking their
mouth-watering gumbo,
with ingredients generously provided by H-E-B and Jerry & The Cajun Friends will rock the crowd with
their zydeco tunes. For $10 ($5 for
kids), ticket-holders will receive a
full meal of gumbo, coleslaw,
chips, drinks and dessert.
Proceeds benefit
the Anayat House, a medical hospitality facility in Beaumont that
provides incredible services for caregivers and family members of individuals experiencing an extended stay in
a local hospital and for those receiving outpatient medical treatment.
The Anayat House helps those enduring a difficult and emotional time
in their lives by eliminating the burden of traveling between a hotel and
hospital and expensive, prolonged
hotel bills.
For $20 per night, not only does
the Anayat House offer a private,
comfortable room to stay in, but toiletries, meals and laundry services are
also available. More than 50 percent
of guests who seek services from
this non-profit are unable to pay the
overnight fee. There is no limit to the
number of nights a person can stay
at the house, which is a blessing to
individuals who would otherwise be
Sunday, January 27 from 11:30am-2:00pm
Beaumont KC Hall | 9505 College
$10 for adults and $5 for children
$12 per quart, frozen, take-out (pre-sale only)
Mission: To provide affordable accommodations in a safe and restful family setting to outpatients or to friends and family members
of patients using local medical facilities.
forced to drive several hours roundtrip on a daily basis in order to be
with their loved ones, or to undergo
lifesaving treatments.
Fundraisers like Gumbo Fest help
the Anayat House with the upkeep
of guest rooms and enable the nonprofit to assist individuals seeking
their invaluable services.
Can’t make it to the event? Take
the gumbo-goodness home by preordering frozen quarts of gumbo
($12 each).
For pre-orders and additional information, call the Anayat House at
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January 2013
featured events
4:00 PM
Friends of the Library Book Sale at
Beaumont Civic Center Meeting
Rooms, 409.981.5912
11 & 12
9:00 AM
Beaumont Public Library Book Sale
at Beaumont Civic Center Meeting
Rooms, 409.981.5911
8:00 AM
Gavin Rivers Charity Golf Tournament at Bayou Din Golf Club,
9:00 AM
40th Annual Hardin County Youth
Fair at Hardin County Youth Association Show Barn, 409.998.4105
9:00 AM
2nd Saturdays At The Giving Field at
The Giving Field, 409.351.2612
6:00 PM
Pairings: A Gourmet Fundraiser
at Lamar University Reception
Center Mary and John Gray Library,
10:00 AM
Zumba Fitness Away Hunger at Ford
Exhibit Hall, 409.951.5440
2:00 PM
Right to Life of Southeast Texas
'Annual Walk Beaumont for Life' and
Pro-Life Rally at St. Anne's Catholic
Church, 409.866.8652
6:30 PM
Port Arthur Chamber 113th Annual
Banquet at Bowers Civic Center,
6:30 PM
La Soiree - Texas on the Ritz at Beaumont Civic Center, 409.212.6110
9:00 AM
Anayat House Lagniappe Fest
at Knights of Columbus Hall,
6:30 PM
Mental Health America 52nd Annual Meeting and Gala at Holiday
Inn Beaumont Plaza, 409.833.9657
2013 January
Hot Hearts Concert and Conference
The widely anticipated annual
event, Hot Hearts, is back and the
lineup is better than ever before.
This Regional Evangelism Conference
for middle and high school students
is the brainchild of several Southeast
Texas youth ministers whose goal
is to bring a modern, interactive,
evangelistic experience to the youth
of Southeast Texas. Since its inception in 1984, Hot Hearts has reached
more than 190,000 lives and is now
hosted in Louisiana, Arkansas and
across the state of Texas.
On January 25 and 26, Southeast
Texans can experience the energetic
weekend at Ford Arena, featuring nationally recognized, award-winning
Christian music acts and vibrant
speakers. This year, the schedule includes two evening concerts. Friday
night, David Crowder will rock the
arena with his worship band and on
Saturday night the popular band Skillet, whose album “Awake” won the
Billboard Music Awards Top Christian
Album, will close out the conference.
Speakers include Runks, a comedic
minister who testifies to God’s power
by bringing levity to life’s struggles
and sharing personal stories and experiences. Other anticipated acts include contemporary Christian Vocalist Phil Wickham, DJ Artist, Beautiful
Eulogy and popular youth minster
Kacy Benson serving as Emcee.
Doors open at 5:45pm on Fri., Jan.
25. Tickets are $30 until Dec. 31 and
$35 after Jan. 1. Meals are not included. For more information about
Hot Hearts or to register online, visit
www.hothearts.org/beaumont or
call 409-792-1960.
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in Southeast Texas at
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David Crowder
Saturday, January 26
8:30 am Doors Open
9:15 am Session Two
11:30 am Lunch Dismissal
1:00 pm Doors Reopen
1:15 Session Three
3:00 pm Skillet Concert
4:15 pm Dismiss
Live Music
Tradewinds at the
MCM Eleganté
6-10 p.m.
No Cover
Alex Rozell
Jimmy Kaiser
Friday, January 25
5:45 pm Doors Open
6:30 pm Session One
9:30 pm David Crowder Concert
10:30 pm Dismiss
7:30 PM
“A Gospel Celebration” Pops Concert
at Julie Rogers Theatre, 409.838.3507
11:00 AM
Bridal Traditions - Winter Bridal
Show at Beaumont Civic Center,
8:00 PM
2013 “You Write the Rules” Globetrotters World Tour at Ford Arena,
22 & 23
7:30 PM
STOMP at Lutcher Theater for the
Performing Arts, 409.886.5535
5:45 PM
Hot Hearts - David Crowder at Ford
Arena, 409.951.5440
7:00 PM
Willie Nelson at Nutty Jerry's,
25, 26 & 27
7:00 AM
Kountze Big Thicket Trade Days,
8:30 AM
Hot Hearts - Skillet at Ford Arena,
8:30 PM
Ward, Bowen & Steinman at Logon
Café, 409.832.1529
6:30 PM
Don Gay's Championship Bullride at
Nutty Jerry's, 877.643.7508
6:00 PM
Burning of the Greens, St. Mark’s
Episcopal Church, 409.832.3405
11:30 AM
Leaping Lizards Home School
Book Club at R. C. Miller Library
10:00 AM
Anniversary Celebration at Spindletop Gladys City, 409.880.1750
2:30 PM
Willard Library Family Movie Matinee at Willard Library, 409.838.6606
7:00 PM
Hotel California - The Original
Tribute to the Eagles at Nutty Jerry's,
7:00 PM
Cajun Night and Jambalaya Fest at
Nutty Jerry's, 877.643.7508
Kris Harper
January 2013
entertainment for kids
Spindletop – Gladys City Boomtown
Head over to the Spindletop - Gladys City
Boomtown Museum for the 112th Spindletop Anniversary Celebration and Reunion
Saturday, January 12 from 10am-2pm. This
free event is open to the public and celebrates the 112th anniversary of the historic
Lucas Gusher. A reenactment of the gusher
will take place at 10:30am, the time coinciding with the actual historical time the gusher
blew 112 years ago.
There will be several special guest speakers and the entire museum will be open
and operating. Visitors can enjoy demonstrations in the Blacksmith’s Shop and the
newest exhibit, the T.A. Lamb and Sons
Print Shop.
This year, families with a connection to
Spindletop are invited to tell their stories by
sharing photos, letters, and other memorabilia. There will be small displays and tables where families can visit with museum
guests during the celebration. There will
also be an opportunity to record a brief oral
history. Families interested in participating
in this capacity are required to register by
calling 409-880-1750.
Also, mark your calendar for the Boomtown Ruckus, the museum’s largest event
of the year that celebrates Beaumont before the oil boom (Saturday, April 20).
Spindletop-Gladys City Boomtown is
located on Hwy. 69 at University Drive in
Beaumont. Plenty of free parking is available. For more information, please call 409880-1750 or contact the museum at [email protected]
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2013 January
sports and recreation
Think Red, Think Lamar
By James Ware and Evan West
James: Okay, it’s been a tough start
for the Lamar Cardinals but that
comes along with a tough schedule.
Let’s face it, Lamar basketball is a
low-major sport and second year
Head Coach Pat Knight has chosen a
tough non-conference schedule.
Evan: You’re right, six teams on Lamar’s non-conference schedule
played in the NCAA tournament
last season. Teams like Baylor, Kan-
James Ware
sas State and Alabama. Also, five of
those six games were on the road.
The Cardinals have taken some hits
but they’ll be a better team in Conference for playing this hard schedule.
James: Yes, but they still have a lot
of work to do and Coach Pat Knight
would be the first to tell you that and
they have a crown to defend. Remember, they did win the Southland Conference Tournament and earned the
right to play in the NCAA Tournament.
Evan: Well, they’ll have to do it with
Evan West
a new team. Lamar’s top five scorers from last season’s championship
group have moved on, and the Cards
welcome seven newcomers. Even
with the tallest being 6’6, they all
have some growing up to do.
James: Well, January means league
play and the Southland Conference
looks a little different. UTA, UTSA,
and Texas State have all moved off to
new conferences and Oral Roberts is
the newcomer.
Evan: With so many games on the
road this season we really haven’t gotten a good look at the Cardinals in
person but, that will change in January.
James: Starting in January, Big Red
has four home games and they’re all
double headers with the Lamar Lady
Cardinals so, if I can quote the Lady
Cards Head Coach Larry Tidwell,
“Think Red, think Lamar!”
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January 2013
featured events
Tuesdays starting January 15
6 PM
Men’s Basketball League, Health and
Wellness Center, 409.899.7777
Thursdays starting January 17
6 PM
Coed Volleyball League, Health and
Wellness Center, 409.899.7777
10 & 11:00 AM
Group Swim Lessons, Health and
Wellness Center, 409.899.7777
9:30 AM
Resolution Run, Hike & Bike Trail,
7:00 PM
Texas Strikers vs Arizona Storm at
Ford Arena, 409.951.5440
5:30 PM
Lamar Women's Basketball vs Southeastern Louisiana at the Montagne
Center, 409.880.1715
7:30 PM
Lamar Men's Basketball vs Southeastern Louisiana at the Montagne
Center, 409.880.1715
1:15 PM
CPR, Health and Wellness Center,
7:00 PM
LSO-PA Basketball Seahawks vs
Kilgore Junior College at Carl Parker
Center, 409.983.4921
5:30 PM
Lamar Women's Basketball vs Sam
Houston State at the Montagne
Center, 409.880.1715
7:30 PM
Lamar Men's Basketball vs Sam
Houston State at the Montagne
Center, 409.880.1715
7:00 PM
Texas Strikers vs Arizona Storm at
Ford Arena, 409.951.5440
4:00 PM
Lamar Women's Basketball vs Texas
A&M Corpus Christi at the Montagne Center, 409.880.1715
4:00 PM
LSO-PA Basketball Seahawks vs Lone
Star College-Tomball at Carl Parker
Center, 409.983.4921
6:00 PM
Lamar Men's Basketball vs Texas
A&M Corpus Christi at the Montagne Center, 409.880.1715
7:00 PM
LSO-PA Basketball Seahawks vs
Houston Community CollegeSouthwest at Carl Parker Center,
Yoga Day USA, Health and Wellness
Center, 409.899.7777
8:35 AM Power Yoga
9:35 AM Shake Your ASANA
10:30 AM Yin Yang Yoga
4:00 PM
LSO-PA Basketball Seahawks vs San
Jacinto College at the Carl Parker
Center, 409.983.4921
19, 26 and February 2
4:00 PM
Southeast Texas Baseball Academy
Winter Baseball Camps, Ford Fields,
4:00 PM
LSO-PA Basketball Seahawks vs
Blinn College at Carl Parker Center,
5:30 PM
Lamar Women's Basketball vs Northwestern State at the Montagne
Center, 409.880.1715
7:30 PM
Lamar Men's Basketball vs Northwestern State at the Montagne
Center, 409.880.1715
2013 January
celebrating seniors
Bridge Studio trumps fun
Looking for a new hobby or a way to
keep your mind extra sharp in the New
Year? How about bridge? The Beaumont Bridge Studio offers nine games
per week with tournaments and special events occurring regularly. It only
costs $5 to play, and although bridge is
often touted one of the world’s most
popular card games among seniors, the Beaumont Bridge
Studio welcomes players of
all ages and skill levels.
Never played before? Nancy Smalley
and Don Moss both
offer private lessons and will teach
you everything you
need to know. A Beginners-Plus
course starts on January 15 for six
consecutive Tuesday afternoons and
is for those who have played before
but need additional lessons. There
is also a free mini lesson before each
game on Monday evenings and
Tuesday and Wednesday mornings.
If you don’t have a partner, you need
not worry. Call ahead and the Bridge
Studio will help you find someone.
For more information on classes,
lessons, games and schedules, call
Nancy Smalley 409.838.2447 or visit
online at www.u201.org.
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mobile app at
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in Southeast Texas at
1:30 pm, open for everyone
1:00 pm, open for everyone
6:00 pm, limited for people with
fewer than 500 Master Points
9:00 am, new players with fewer than
50 Master Points
1:00 pm, intermediate players with
fewer than 1,000 Master Points
9:00 am, intermediate players with
fewer than 300 Master Points
1:00 pm, open for everyone
1:00 pm
1:00 pm, open for everyone
Beaumont Bridge Studio
950 North Street
featured events
8:00 AM
Low Impact Aerobics at Best Years
Senior Center, 409.838.1902
9:00 AM
Ceramics, Knitting & Crocheting,
Exercise-Line Dancing at Best Years
Senior, 409.838.1902
12:00 PM
Bridge at Best Years Senior Center,
1:00 PM
Oil Painting and Ceramics at Best
Years Senior, 409.838.1902
9:00 AM
Intermediate Bridge Lessons at Best
Years Senior Center, 409.838.1902
9:00 AM
Quilting at Best Years Senior,
9:30 AM
Jazz and Tap at Best Years Senior,
10:00 AM
Decorative Art at Best Years Senior
Center, 409.838.1902
12:00 PM
Choir Practice at Best Years Senior
Center, 409.838.1902
2:00 PM
Line Dancing-Advanced (Boot
Scootin) at Best Years Senior Center,
2:15 PM
Computer Class at Best Years Senior,
8:00 AM
Low Impact Aerobics at Best Years
Senior Center, 409.838.1902
9:00 AM
Ceramics, Exercise-Line Dancing at
Best Years Senior Center, 409.838.1902
1:00 PM
Cards & Table Games at Best Years
Senior Center, 409.838.1902
2:00 PM
Computer Class at Best Years Senior,
9:30 AM
Trinity UMC Ripples - Older Adults
at Trinity United Methodist Church,
1:00 PM
Computer Classes - Beginners at Best
Years Senior Center, 409.838.1902
1:00 PM
Line Dancing - Beginners at Best Years
Senior Center, 409.838.1902
1:00 PM
42 Dominoes at Best Years Senior
Center, 409.838.1902
2:00 PM
Line Dancing-Advanced at Best Years
Senior Center, 409.838.1902
8:00 AM
Low Impact Aerobics at Best Years
Senior Center, 409.838.1902
9:00 AM
Quilting at Best Years Senior,
12:00 PM
Bridge at Best Years Senior Center,
1:00 PM
Duplicate Bridge at Best Years Senior
Center, 409.838.1902
January 2013
business & networking
Press Club: Meeting of the Media
Since 1961, the Press Club of
Southeast Texas has been meeting
monthly and providing countless
services not only to media and public affairs professionals, but the community at large. Their mission is to
advance the art and science of media in the public interest; to encourage research, discussion and study
of the problems and techniques of
the communications professional; to
strengthen and maintain the highest standards of service and ethical
conduct by all members of the profession; to exchange ideas and experiences and collect and disseminate
information that may enhance or
improve the professional knowledge,
standards, ethics and standing of the
membership; to foster educational
excellence among communication
students; to provide a public forum
for issues and ideas; to support the
Public Information Act (Open Records/ Meetings Act) and encourage
compliance; and to promote fellowship within the profession.
Monthly speakers consist of politicians, university staff, city employees
and business owners. Some of the
speakers from 2012 include Lamar
University’s Coach Jim Gilligan, representatives from YMBL, Conductor
Chelsea Tipton and Chris Boone with
the City of Beaumont. In addition to
the monthly speaker, the Press Club
also makes available valuable opportunities for non-profits to share
information at the beginning of each
meeting. If your non-profit would
like to make a short presentation to
an audience of media and public affairs professionals, contact the Press
Club for more information.
Meetings generally occur at 12
noon on the third Thursday of each
month at Café Del Rio on Interstate
10 East in Beaumont. This month’s
meeting is on January 17, where guest
speaker, founder and organizer of the
Gusher Marathon, Richard James,
will discuss this yera's event.
Mark your calendar for the Excellence in the Media Awards, hosted by
the Press Club each year in June. Individuals and media outlets from across
the region submit hundreds of entries,
including print, electronic media, mag-
113th Annual Banquet
All are invited to the Greater Port
Arthur Chamber of Commerce's
113th Annual Banquet on Tuesday,
January 22 at the Robert "Bob" A.
Bowers Civic Center located at 3401
Cultural Center Drive in Port Arthur.
The dinner and event begins at 6
p.m. with a cocktail hour and will be
emceed by Paul Chargois of SoutheastTexas.com and Publisher of The
EventsBook, who will introduce
featured speaker Bob Phillips of
Texas Country Reporter and recognize those who serve the Chamber.
Ike Akbari, Manager at The Itex
Group, LLC, will be distinguished for
his year of service as the Chamber’s
outgoing chairman and Conrad
Cooper, Lamar Small Business Cen-
ter Management Consultant, will
be welcomed as the 2013 chairman.
In addition there will be a “changing
of the guard” between former and
new board members and special
awards will be announced.
Individual tickets are $60; Platinum Sponsor (10 tickets and exclusive access to the Chairman's
Reception to meet Bob Phillips of
Texas Country Reporter) is $2500
with additional sponsorship levels
between $1500 and $750. Seating
is limited. Registration deadline is
January 18th at noon. Please register online at www.portarthurtexas.com or call Paige the Chamber
at 409.963.1107.
azines/trade press and public relations
categories and award groups and individuals who submit the best entries in
each category. At the event, the Newsmaker of the Year will be awarded to
an individual in the region who has
had the most significant positive impact on events and issues over the last
year. Honorees from recent years past
include Pat Knight and Mike Getz.
Annual dues are $30 for professionals,
$20 for professionals with a group and
$10 for students. For more information,
visit pressclubofsoutheasttexas.org.
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featured events
7:30 AM
2013 Southeast Texas Economic
Forecast Breakfast at Holiday Inn
Beaumont Plaza, 409.838.6581
7:30 PM
ARC of Greater Beaumont Southeast Texas Self Advocate Meeting
at Foundation for Southeast Texas
(Auditorium), 409.838.9012
7:30 AM
Better Business Bureau Morning
Mix Tour - Stop in Port Neches at
Summer's Abbey Flooring Center,
409.835.5951 x117
12:00 PM
Kountze Chamber Meeting at Kountze Public Library, 409.246.3413
6:30 PM
Monthly Meeting of the Progressive
Democrats of Southeast Texas at
The Beaumont Club, 409.898.7355
11:00 AM
Greater Beaumont Chamber of Commerce Ribbon Cutting: Pelican Bay Assisted Living Community, 409.860.3500
4:30 PM
Greater Beaumont Chamber of
Commerce Mix & Mingle: Albanese
Cormier, 409.866.7455
6:00 PM
Business Startup at Beaumont Public
Library, 409.880.2367
5:00 PM
Greater Port Arthur Chamber of Commerce After-Hours with Lamar State
College Port Arthur, 409.963.1107
11:30 AM
Greater Beaumont Chamber of
Commerce Membership Luncheon,
Holiday Inn Beaumont Plaza,
12 PM
Press Club Meeting, Café Del Rio,
[email protected]
5:00 PM
BBB Hosts Rotary After Hours
at Suga's Deep South Cuisine,
409.835.5951 Ext. 117
3:00 PM
Greater Beaumont Chamber of
Commerce Ribbon Cutting: Mattress Joe, 409.838.6581
1:30 PM
Golden Triangle Computer Club at
Howell Furniture Community Room,
6:00 PM
How to Write a Business Plan at Beaumont Public Library, 409.880.2367
2:00 PM
Greater Beaumont Chamber of
Commerce Ribbon Cutting: Vision
33, 409.838.6581
7:30 AM
Better Business Bureau “Morning
Mix Tour” - Stop in Beaumont at
Star Graphics, 409.892.0671
9:00 AM
Rotary International: Large Club
Conference at MCM Elegante, Beaumont, 409.899.4250
12:00 PM
Social Media Marketing at Beaumont Public Library, 409.880.236725,
26 & 27
9:00 AM
Rotary International: Large Club
Conference at MCM Elegante Hotel
& Conference Center, 409.899.4250
6:00 PM
Bookkeeping 101 at Beaumont
Public Library, 409.880.2367
2013 January
January 2013
sneak peek february
- The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs
at Lutcher Theater
- "A Vintage Affair" Second Annual
Wine Tasting at the Art Museum
of Southeast Texas
- Symphony Ball "The Secret Garden"
at the Beaumont Civic Center
- Celebrating Seniors Mardi Gras
Style at the Beaumont Civic Center
- Rebel Soul Tour: Kid Rock
Live in Concert at Ford Park
- Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra
with Wynton Marsalis
at the Lutcher Theater
- A Night at the Museum
Family Arts Day at the Art Museum
of Southeast Texas
- Ubi Caritas Annual Mardi Gras
Extravaganza at the Holiday Inn
- Taste of the Triangle
at Ford Exhibit Hall
High School Art Competition
and Exhibition at the Art Museum
of Southeast Texas
- "Gift of Life " Valentine Survivor
Celebration at Parkdale Mall
14-16 & 21-24
- Mama Won't Fly
at Orange Community Playhouse
- Habitat for Humanity’s Mr. Habitat
2013 at The Event Centre
- Golden Triangle Heart Ball
at the Holiday Inn Park Central
- Morrissey with special guest Kristeen Young at the Jefferson Theater
- Winter Love Tour
at the Julie Rogers Theatre
- Better Business Bureau “Morning
Mix Tour” - Stop in Newton County
- Opening Reception: Protégé
- Lamar University Distinguished
Alumni Awards Dinner at
LU Reception Center,
Mary and John Gray Library
- Monster Nation Jurassic Bash
at Ford Arena
- “Three Score and More” Master
Series 3 Concert of the
Symphony of Southeast Texas
at the Julie Rogers Theatre
- St. Mark's Artist Series - Stephen F.
Austin State University - A Cappella
Choir at St. Mark's Episcopal Church
- Mike Epps Live!
at the Beaumont Civic Center
- Better Business Bureau "Lunch and
Learn" at the MCM Elegante' Hotel
- 11th Annual Family Services
of Southeast Texas
Celebrate Families Luncheon
at the MCM Elegante' Hotel
- Macbeth at University Theatre
2013 January
membership directory
For Profit Members
MCM Elegante Hotel, www.mcmelegantebeaumont.com, 409-842-3600
Arts and Crafts
Painting with a Twist, www.paintingwithatwist.com/beaumont, 409-866-0399
Dupont Goodrich FCU, www.dugood.org, 409-899-3430
MCM Elegante Catering, www.mcmelegantebeaumont.com, 409-842-3600
Entertainment Venues
Ford Park, www.fordpark.com, 409-951-5400
Food and Beverage
The Main Dish Studio Kitchen, www.yourmaindish.com, 409-866-MAIN
Sports and Recreation
Beaumont Taekwondo & Jiu-Jitsu Academy, tkdtexas.com, 409-838-6667
City Dance Center, www.beaumontcitydance.com, 409-833-7772
Golden Triangle Raceway Park, www.motoramaspeedway.com/index.htm, 409-752-7200
Trade Days
Kountze Big Thicket Trade Day, www.tradedayskountze.com, 409-880-5667
MCM Elegante Getaway Spa, www.mcmelegantebeaumont.com/getaway_spa,409-842-3600
Nonprofit Member Organizations
All Saints’ Episcopal School, allsaints-beaumont.org, 409-892-1755
Alzheimer’s Association, www.alz.org/texas, 409-833-1613
American Cancer Society, www.cancer.org, 877-227-1618
American Heart Association-Golden Triangle, www.heart.org, 409.980.8800
American Red Cross- Beaumont Chapter, www.redcrossbeaumont.org, 409-832-1644
Anayat House, www.anayathouse.org, 409-833-0649
Arc of Greater Beaumont, www.arcofbmt.org, 409-838-9012
Art Museum of Southeast Texas, www.amset.org, 409-832-3432
Beaumont Baptist Hospitals of Southeast Texas, www.mhbh.org, 409-212-5000
Baptist Hospitals of Southeast Texas Foundation, www.bhset.net, 409-212-6113
Beaumont Children’s Museum, www.beaumontchildrensmuseum.org, 409-658-8927
Beaumont Civic Ballet, www.beaumontcivicballet.net, 409-838-4397
Beaumont Civic Center Complex, www.beaumont-tx-complex.com, 409-838-3435
Beaumont Convention and Visitors Bureau, www.beaumontcvb.com, 409-880-3749,
Beautify Beaumont, www.beautifybeaumont.org, 409-656-7400
Beaumont Heritage Society, www.beaumontheritage.org, 409-832-4010
Ben J. Rogers Regional Visitors Center, www.co.jefferson.tx.us/VisitorCenter/brrvc.htm, 409-842-0500
Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas, www.beaumont.bbb.org, 409-835-5348
Big Thicket Association, www.btatx.org, 936-274-1181
CASA of Southeast Texas, Inc., www.casasetx.org, 409-832-2272
Catholic Charities of Southeast Texas, www.catholiccharitiesbmt.org, 409-924-4400
Christus Hospital-St. Elizabeth, www.christushospital.org, 409-892-7171
Christus Health Foundation, www.christushealthfoundationsetx.org, 409-899-7555
City of Beaumont, www.cityofbeaumont.com, 409-980-8311
City of Beaumont Parks and Recreation, Recreation Division, www.beaumontrecreation.com, Best Years Senior Center 409838-1902, Sterling Pruitt Center/Athletic Complex 409-838-3613, Henry Homberg Golf Course 409-842-3220
Family Services of Southeast Texas, Inc., www.westrengthenfamilies.org, 409-833-2668
First United Methodist Church, www.firstbeaumont.org, 409-832-0295
Garth House, www.garthhouse.org, 409-838-9084
Girl Scouts of San Jacinto Council, www.gssjc.org, 409-832-0556, ext. 102
Goodwill Industries of Southeast Texas and Southwest Louisiana, www.goodwillbmt.org, 409-838-9911
Golden Triangle Republican Women, 409-832-6269
Greater Beaumont Chamber of Commerce, www.bmtcoc.org, 409-838-6581
Greater Port Arthur Chamber of Commerce,www.portarthurtexas.com, 409.963.1107
Habitat for Humanity of Jefferson County, www.beaumonthabitat.org, 409-832-5853
Harbor Hospice Foundation, www.harborhospice.com/harborhouse-beaumont.html, 409-840-5640
Heartbeats of Hope, www.setxsocialcenter.com/heartbeatshope, 409-651-8390
Home Instead Senior Care, www.homeinstead.com/216/Pages/HomeInsteadSeniorCare.aspx, 409-892-7494
Hope Women’s Resource Clinic, www.pregnancyhopecenter.com, 409-898-4005
The Hughen Center, www.hughencenter.com, 409-983-6659
Julie Rogers’ “Gift of Life” Program, www.giftoflifebmt.org, 409-833-3663
Junior League of Beaumont,www.juniorleaguebeaumont.org, 409-832-0873
Kirby-Hill House, www.kirbyhillhouse.com, 409-246-8000
Lamar Cardinals Football, www.lamarcardinals.com, 409-880-1715
Lamar Institute of Technology, www.lit.edu, 409-880-8321
Lamar Institute of Technology Foundation, www.lit.edu/foundation/LITFoundation, 409-880-8321
Lamar State College- Port Arthur, www.lamarpa.edu, 409-983-4921
Lamar University, www.lamar.edu, 409-880-7011
Lamar University Small Business Development Center, www.lamarbmt.sbdcnetwork.net, 409-880-2367
Lutcher Theater, www.lutcher.org, 409-886-5535
March of Dimes, beaumontmarchofdimes.blogspot.com, 409-835-7606
McFaddin-Ward House, www.mcfaddin-ward.org, 409-832-2134
Monsignor Kelly High School, kelly.beaumont.tx.us, 409-866-2351
Nutrition and Services for Seniors, www.seniormeals.org, 409-892-4455
Orange Community Players, Inc., orangecommunityplayers.com, 409-882-9137
Our Mother of Mercy, www.josephite.com/parish/tx/omom, 409-842-5534
Port Arthur Chamber of Commerce, www.portarthurtexas.com, 409.963.1107
Progressive Democrats of Southeast Texas, www.pdsetex.org, 409-898-7355
The Salvation Army Beaumont Corp., www.uss.salvationarmy.org/uss/www_uss_beaumont.nsf, 409-896-2363
Samaritan Counseling Center of Southeast Texas, www.sccset.org, 409-727-6400
Shangri La Botanical Gardens and Nature Center, www.shangrilagardens.org, 409-670-9113
Some Other Place, www.sopbmt.org, 409-832-7976
Southeast Texas Arts Council, www.setxac.org, 409.835.2787
Spindletop Center, www.spindletopcenter.org, 409-839-1000
Spindletop-Gladys City Boomtown, www.spindletop.org, 409-835-0823
Stark Museum of Art, www.starkmuseum.org, 409-886-2787
St. Anne’s Catholic School, stannecatholic.org, 409-832-5939
St. Catherine of Sienna Catholic School, www.stcats.org, 409-962-3011
St. Mark’s Church, www.stmarksbeaumont.org, 409-832-3405
Symphony of Southeast Texas, www.sost.org, 409-892-2257
Triangle Aids Network, www.tanbmt.com, 409-832-8338
Trinity United Methodist Church, www.trinitybmt.org, 409-892-8121
Ubi Caritas, www.ubicaritas.org, 409-832-1924
The W.H. Stark House, www.whstarkhouse.org, 409-883-0871
Wesley United Methodist Church, www.wesleyumc.com, 409-892-7733
Winnie Chamber of Commerce, www.winnietexas.org, 409-296-2231
Wilton P. Hebert Health & Wellness Center, www.christuswellnesscenter.org, 409-899-7777
YWCA, www.ywcabeaumont.org, 409-899-1011
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