Public hearing on TWIA changes draws crowd

At least 150 interested parties gathered at the Beaumont Civic Center on Wednesday, Feb 26, to learn more about proposed changes by the Texas Windstorm Insurance Association (TWIA) that would add a surcharge to car insurance policies in the event of another big storm.


Gulf Coast pipeline complete

TransCanada, government officials celebrate milestone in Beaumont

Marking a milestone for the Keystone Pipeline System, on Jan. 22, TransCanada announced that the Gulf Coast Project, a 487-mile leg of the Keystone Pipeline beginning in Cushing, Okla. and ending locally in Nederland, began delivering crude oil to Texas refineries.

Legitimate Charities

Goodwill says awareness key to ensuring donations

The well-known expression “let the buyer beware” is great advice for consumers, but donors to charitable organizations should heed the same message this holiday season. The end of the year is a busy time for donations of clothing and household items, yet some of the groups accepting donations operate as for-profit companies, with little or none of the proceeds going to legitimate charities.

94 and still kicking

Moncla brothers Ken and Randy

Moncla Catering and Vending carrying on a rich family tradition


It is 94 years old and continuing to age wonderfully well. Ken and Randy – the Moncla brothers – are carrying on a family tradition that began in 1918 when their grandfather started a catering business in Southeast Texas.