Stories By Jacob Dick

  • 1701 BBQ, one of the newest and most popular barbecue joints in Beaumont, has made Texas Monthly’s list of the Top 50 barbecue spots in the state.
  • The agency predicts that conditions will likely produce high levels of ozone air pollution, or smog, throughout the region.
  • When evacuees return to the Houma, Louisiana, area, Southeast Texans will be there to meet them.
  • Talos, the Houston-based operator of the project, predicts that it could potentially hold between 225 to 275 million metric tons of carbon dioxide emitted from industrial sources like plants and terminals.
  • Residents of Port Arthur are calling for a federal civil rights investigation into the state of Texas’ role in allowing the Oxbow Calcining plant to operate without modern pollution control.
  • Residents of Port Arthur are calling for a federal civil rights investigation into the state of Texas’ role in allowing the Oxbow Calcining plant to operate without modern pollution control.
  • A new ethane cracker now will be creating supplies for the expanding Baystar Polymers plant in Pasadena.
  • The city of Beaumont has presented more details about the proposed plan for the purchase of the former AT&T building.
  • Southeast Texas is now seeing shelves stocked with a northern favorite from America’s oldest independent brewer, Yuengling, and should see more of the brand in the coming months.
  • One of Beaumont’s most well-attended summer festivals is back and tickets will be up for grabs on Friday.
  • Waves of party-goers set up on the beach for the annual Go Topless Jeep Weekend — an informal gathering of Jeeps, off road vehicles and the people who love them.
  • TPC Group employees were informed Tuesday morning that layoffs are coming and now await negotiations to see how many could be losing their jobs, according to a local union officer.
  • Waitr, part of Tilman Fertitta’s portfolio, to lay off all drivers, including 219 in Beaumont The restaurant delivery company is moving to a contract-only model for workers in April.
  • Most residents allowed to return to homes as Port Neches plant continues to burn A mandatory evacuation for Port Neches, Groves, Nederland and parts of Port Arthur was lifted Friday morning, though the area surrounding the TPC Group power plant remains under restriction, Jefferson County Judge Jeff Branick announced Friday...
  • Budweiser is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Apollo Moon missions with a new limited edition beer.
  • Black box recovered at Amazon plane crash site in Anahuac The black box of the cargo jet that crashed in Trinity Bay on Saturday has been recovered, according to a tweet from the NTSB.