Third-generation owner Susannah Cronin opened the event space Amelia Farm & Market in Beaumont to save her family’s pecan orchard.
Lyne Raff gets up close and personal with moths, cicadas, and other intricate insects.
Mark Nesmith is an art teacher and Beaumont native with a simple message: you don't need to travel far to foster a creative life.
Two food trucks in the Golden Triangle—the Taste of Texas and James & Jon—excel when it comes to serving barbecue in tortillas.
Michael Gregory faced many hardships, and his unlikely path as a sculpture artist and teacher is a powerful story of resilience.
The former boomtown is home to a robust food scene, turn-of-the-century mansions, worthy museums, and natural splendor.
The Beaumont photographer zeroed in on the dignity of East Texas residents in his 1989 Texas Monthly photo essay.
Two special-education teachers at West Brook Senior High launched a school-wide cookie-baking program that brings together students of all kinds.
In the courthouse basement, dozens of lawyers, judges, and jurors lined up for Esther Rollins’s famous fried chicken.
It was never a question whether Blue Broussard would serve his Beaumont community, but his passion for barbecue led him down an unexpected path.
While many people source their king cakes from Louisiana, they might be convinced to try something new from these four Texas bakeries.
There was a lot of great coverage of happenings in Texas this year. Our staff selected its favorite stories.
Plus: a podcast series on self-help guru Rachel Hollis and a strange new single from Teezo Touchdown.
The Beaumont restaurant serves Central Texas–style barbecue, including impressive brisket and painstakingly developed sausage.
Plus: free bacon burnt ends, a new location for Smoke Sessions, and yet another project for Blood Bros. BBQ.
The city’s flourishing art scene doesn’t get enough credit. One pandemic-safe way to appreciate it: a walking tour of more than a dozen outdoor murals.
Plus: Texas A&M scientists used eye-tracking tech to help 1775 BBQ in College Station design a new menu.
He was a high school band director and the cornerstone of a lively music scene in southeast Texas—and then a Saturday night gig exposed him to the coronavirus.
Beaumont is home to one of just a handful of stores in a chain once beloved by movie nerds.
The barbecue history of Southeast Texas has been entwined with links for as long as it’s had a dining culture. Legendary joints like Patillo’s Bar-B-Q have been making all-beef sausages stuffed in beef casings for over a century, and a dozen or so link shops carry on
The Best Thing in Texas: This Beaumont Principal’s “Tucked In Tuesdays” Bedtime Reading Warms Our Hearts
Belinda George makes sure that every student at her elementary school gets read to at night.
Hal Guillory serves Southeast Texas specialties at this Beaumont institution.
A New York man wants to know everything there is to know about Texas toast.
Southeast Texas’s garlic bombs are still going strong.
How Rob Flurry's childhood reading forged his passion for sword and knife making.
How Zena Stephens became the highest-ranking law enforcement officer in Jefferson County.
When a teenage boy brazenly shot two endangered whooping cranes outside Beaumont, his act unleashed widespread anger and resulted in a quick arrest—and revealed just how difficult it can be to save a species.
Mapping the state’s meatiest routes.
And the apps to download before you go.
With less than two weeks until the general election, signs in Lubbock and Beaumont have been defaced and stolen.
Savoring Christmas in Beaumont.
For fans of Mary Willis Walker, May will be the merriest of months, for that’s when the Austinite’s fourth novel will hit stores. In All the Dead Lie Down (Doubleday, $22.95), her plucky protagonist, Lone Star Monthly reporter Molly Cates, springs into action to find her father’s killer and foil
Beaumont’s Tracy Byrd may be a hunky, hitmaking hat act, but if it’s all the same, he’d rather be singing an old Bob Wills tune.
Facing the obstacles of an inner-city Beaumont neighborhood, a committed, innovative principal and her demanding staff expect the best and accept no excuses.
Some of the brightest country music stars—like Mark Chesnutt and Tracy Byrd—are born in the honky-tonks of Beaumont.
“WE CATER TO REAL COFFEE drinkers,” says seventy-year old Joseph Fertitta, the president of Beaumont’s Texas Coffee Company and son of the founder. Texas’ only family-owned Coffee-manufacturing company has been perking along with its Seaport brand since 1921, competing in the national market by virtue of its product’s prodigious strength.
Starting in 1923, Beaumont businessman John Gavrelos carved out a realm of his own at his J&J Steak House on the Eastex Freeway. Gavrelos died in 1979, but his Eye of the World, a tiny museum appended to the side of the restaurant, still lures visitors with its enigmatic jumble
At Conn Appliances, employees—and customers—are members of the family.
There’s primeval magic in ordinary fashions.
Working alone at his home in East Texas, Fox Harris is divinely inspired to create towering, fanciful sculptures out of junk.
Okay, we heard that snicker. But give the place a chance. You’ll find plenty to enjoy.
Pity the poor Vietnamese: so far from home, so close to Beaumont.