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  • 4 weeks Facebook still auto-generating Islamic State, al-Qaida pages Beaumontenterprise -Tech
    WASHINGTON (AP) — In the face of criticism that Facebook is not doing enough to combat extremist messaging, the company likes to say that its automated systems remove the vast majority of prohibited content glorifying the Islamic State group and al-Qaida before it's reported. But a whistleblower's complaint shows that Facebook itself has inadvertently provided the two extremist groups with a networking and recruitment tool by producing dozens of pages in their names. The social networking company appears to have made little progress on the issue in the four months since The Associated Press detailed how pages that Facebook auto-generates ... more
  • 4 weeks Facebook slashes price, size of Portal video call gadget Beaumontenterprise -Tech
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Facebook is slashing the price and the size of the Portal, its screen and camera-equipped gadget for making video calls with friends and family as it attempts to get the device into more homes. A smaller version will now cost $129 and will come with an 8 inch display. A larger version with a 10 inch display will cost $179. A new screenless Portal device that attaches to a television set will be $149. Last year's models were bigger and cost more — $199 for a 10.1 inch display and $349 for at 15.6 inch screen. ... more
  • 4 weeks NWS: Storm could drop up to 18 inches of rain Beaumontenterprise
    The threat of flash flooding continues throughout Southeast Texas, even as Tropical Storm Imelda was downgraded to a tropical depression. ... more
  • 4 weeks What’s New: Cotton Creek proposes Tasting Room Beaumontenterprise
    Winery owners Traci and Artie Tucker have requested permitting for a new location, named The Tasting Room, at the Old Town Plaza on Calder Avenue. ... more
  • 4 weeks Welcome to Orcland: Lord of the Rings to film in New Zealand Beaumontenterprise -Tech
    WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Amazon announced Wednesday it will film its upcoming television series "The Lord of the Rings" in New Zealand, marking a return of the orcs, elves and hobbits to the country they became synonymous with over the course of six movies directed by Peter Jackson. Amazon Studios said it had found a great location with world-class sets and skilled staff. It said pre-production had already started and production on the series would begin in the city of Auckland over the coming months. "As we searched for the location in which we could bring to life the ... more
  • 4 weeks South Korea downgrades Japan trade status as dispute deepens Beaumontenterprise -Tech
    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea on Wednesday dropped Japan from a list of countries receiving fast-track approvals in trade, a reaction to Tokyo's decision to downgrade Seoul's trade status amid a tense diplomatic dispute. South Korea' trade ministry said Japan's removal from a 29-member "white list" of nations enjoying minimum trade restrictions went into effect as Seoul rearranged its export control system covering hundreds of sensitive materials that can be used for both civilian and military purposes. The change comes a week after South Korea initiated a complaint to the World Trade Organization over a separate Japanese move ... more
  • 4 weeks TxDOT draws closer to major road project Beaumontenterprise
    The project schematics were narrowed to all but one option each, except for the propose elimination of the Maury Meyers Bridge, which still had two options and drew much of the conversation from residents. ... more
  • 4 weeks Walker fraud trial off to combative start Beaumontenterprise
    Five years after Calvin Walker was indicted on a charge of defrauding the Beaumont ISD, the electrician’s trial got under way Tuesday. He faces anywhere from probation to life in prison if convicted. ... more
  • 4 weeks Imelda ambles ashore, threatens flooding in parts of Texas Beaumontenterprise
    The quick moving Tropical Storm Imelda drenched coastal Texas as it made landfall Tuesday afternoon near Freeport, driving most people in the Bolivar Peninsula indoors to avoid the sheets of rain and upwards of 25 mph winds, but a few people still braved the storm. ... more
  • 4 weeks Beaumont City Council confronts discord on 2020 capital plan Beaumontenterprise
    By the end of the meeting, Mayor Becky Ames said she was “embarrassed” by the process, Council member Robin Mouton apologized to residents before calling the meeting a “circus” and a resident who sat in the audience during the meeting essentially scolded the council members, encouraging them to watch it back at home. ... more
  • 4 weeks Facebook to name first oversight panel members by year-end Beaumontenterprise -Tech
    BOSTON (AP) — Facebook said Tuesday that it expects to name the first members of a new quasi-independent oversight board by year-end. The oversight panel is intended to rule on thorny content issues, such as when Facebook or Instagram posts constitute hate speech. It will be empowered to make binding rulings on whether posts or ads violate the company's standards. Any other findings it makes will be considered "guidance" by Facebook. CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced plans to establish the board last November after Facebook came under intense scrutiny for failures to protect user privacy and for its inability to quickly ... more
  • 4 weeks Council agrees to incentive for Hotel Beaumont renovation Beaumontenterprise
    The sale hasn’t yet closed, but it’s expected to within the next 90 days. ... more
  • 4 weeks Jefferson Co. commissioner to retire after 16 years Beaumontenterprise
    Precinct 1 Commissioner Eddie Arnold said he expects to see candidates step up by the beginning of October so they will have enough time to raise funds for the race. ... more
  • 4 weeks The top 10 movies on the iTunes Store Beaumontenterprise -Movies
    iTunes Movies U.S. charts for week ending September 15, 2019: iTunes Movies US Charts: 1. John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum 2. Aladdin 3. Yesterday (2019) 4. Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019) 5. MIB: International 6. Rocketman 7. Booksmart 8. Anna 9. It (2017) 10. The Secret Life of Pets 2 iTunes Movies US Charts - Independent: 1. The Dead Don't Die 2. Can You Keep A Secret? 3. Light of My Life 4. Slow West 5. Hotel Mumbai 6. After 7. The Last Black Man in San Francisco 8. Tolkien 9. The Biggest Little Farm 10. Echo in ... more
  • 4 weeks Mexico asks French auctioneers to halt sale of artifacts Beaumontenterprise -Fashion
    MEXICO CITY (AP) — The Mexican government is asking a French auction house to halt the planned sale of a collection of about 120 pre-Hispanic artifacts, saying some are fakes and others should be returned to Mexico. The relics are being offered by the French auction house Millon at a sale scheduled for Wednesday in Paris. The auction house did not respond to a request for comment. Mexico's Foreign Relations Department said 95 of the mainly stone and clay statuettes appear to be from Mexican cultures like the Olmec, Teotihuacan and Maya. It said other pieces may be from Colombia. ... more
  • 4 weeks Pork slaughter rules give companies more food safety tasks Beaumontenterprise -Food
    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The federal government finalized a new rule for most U.S. pork processing plants Tuesday that allows meatpackers to remove limits on the speed of production lines and place more animal inspection and food safety tasks with company employees. The first significant processing rule changes in 50 years were long overdue, the pork industry said. "We applaud the USDA for introducing a new inspection system that incentivizes investment in new technologies while ensuring a safe supply of wholesome American pork," National Pork Producers Council President David Herring, a pig farmer from Lillington, North Carolina, said in ... more
  • 4 weeks Voting system components stolen from Atlanta election site Beaumontenterprise -Tech
    ATLANTA (AP) — Two machines used to check voters into their voting location as part of Georgia's election system have been stolen from an Atlanta precinct. The theft occurred overnight, just hours before local elections began Tuesday. Secretary of State spokeswoman Tess Hammock says Fulton County and Atlanta police are investigating the break-in at Grove Park Recreation Center. Hammock says replacement machines were deployed and the election wasn't affected. The machines, called express polls, contain voter names, addresses, dates of birth, and driver's license numbers. They are password protected. State officials are in the process of replacing Georgia's current outdated ... more
  • 4 weeks Teacher suspended after beer stunt back in class Beaumontenterprise -Food
    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — A University of Alabama teacher who was suspended after video surfaced of a person drinking beer in class is returning to work. School spokesman Chris Bryant says marketing instructor Joel Strayer was allowed to return to work Tuesday after a review. Bryant says the university won't have any further comment. The university said it had suspended Strayer last week after video appeared online of a young man drinking a beer during one of his classes. The man isn't a student at the university and later apologized for his actions. The video shows surprised students watching the ... more
  • 4 weeks Researchers: AI surveillance is expanding worldwide Beaumontenterprise -Tech
    A growing number of countries are following China's lead in deploying artificial intelligence to track citizens, according to a research group's report published Tuesday. The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace says at least 75 countries are actively using AI tools such as facial recognition for surveillance. The index of countries where some form of AI surveillance is used includes liberal democracies such as the United States and France as well as more autocratic regimes. Relying on a survey of public records and media reports, the report says Chinese tech companies led by Huawei and Hikvision are supplying much of the ... more
  • 4 weeks Utah legislators pass bill to help stores sell heavier beers Beaumontenterprise -Food
    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah legislators have passed a measure to make it easier for businesses to prepare to sell higher-strength beer ahead of the Nov. 1 effective date. The bill lawmakers approved during Monday's special session gives retailers a one-week grace period to purchase and store 4% beer before it can be sold to customers as the cap is lifted from 3.2% beer. Republican Rep. Steve Waldrip said the measure helps smaller retailers and stores in rural areas make the transition. Republican Gov. Gary Herbert signed off on a law in March raising the alcohol limit for beer ... more
  • 4 weeks Facebook to train AI systems using police video Beaumontenterprise -Tech
    NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook will work with law enforcement organizations to train its artificial intelligence systems to recognize videos of violent events as part of a broader effort to crack down on extremism. Facebook's AI systems were unable to detect live-streamed video of a mass shooting at a mosque in Christchurch, New Zealand. The effort will use body-cam footage of firearms training provided by U.S. and U.K. government and law enforcement agencies. The aim is to develop systems that can automatically detect first-person violent events without also flagging similar footage from movies or video games. It's also expanding its ... more
  • 4 weeks Apple awards $250 million to supplier of glass for iPhones Beaumontenterprise -Tech
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Apple on Tuesday deepened its ties with a Kentucky manufacturing plant by awarding $250 million to support Corning Inc.'s continued work to develop glass for iPhones and other devices. The award builds on the $200 million that Corning received from Apple's Advanced Manufacturing Fund in 2017, the tech giant said. The combined investments support Corning's research and development that will be crucial for next-generation consumer devices, Apple said. Scratch-resistant glass for every generation of iPhone has been made at Corning's plant in Harrodsburg, Kentucky. Corning also supplies glass for iPads and Apple Watches. "Apple and Corning's ... more
  • 4 weeks Update: Tropical Storm Imelda forms in Gulf Beaumontenterprise
    The National Weather Service in Lake Charles has increased the rainfall forecast today through Thursday. ... more
  • 4 weeks Benetton makes a splash on the eve of Milan Fashion Week Beaumontenterprise -Fashion
    MILAN (AP) — Benetton has long made waves off the runway with its provocative advertising campaigns. But the storied family-owned knitwear brand is seeking to make waves inside the world of Italian fashion under the artistic guidance of French designer Jean-Charles de Castelbajac. United Colors of Benetton made a splash with its new collection showcasing experimental textiles and ecological materials that was presented Tuesday — on the eve of Milan Fashion Week — inside a 1930s-era swimming hall. In his second season with the brand, Castelbajac said he is aiming to create a balance between Benetton's every-man and every-woman image ... more
  • 4 weeks Woman sells service station memorabilia, classic cars Beaumontenterprise -Fashion
    CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (AP) — A massive collection of classic cars, vintage service station pumps, spark plugs and signage is headed to the auction block. The Southeast Missourian reports that 80-year-old Joan McPherson, of Cape Girardeau, says it's time to let somebody else enjoy the collection that she amassed with her late husband, Wayne. But she says she has "mixed emotions" about Saturday's sale. During 56 years of adventures trailing Southeast Missouri State University baseball — 70 games per season — they filled three garages and a house with auto, taxidermy, memorabilia and paintings. She says they "didn't pass too ... more
  • 4 weeks Local beef production to grow with new company Hawaii Meats Beaumontenterprise -Food
    HONOLULU (AP) — A Hawaii farmer has announced plans to expand beef production statewide after forming a new partnership, officials said. Kauai rancher Bobby Farias established Hawaii Meats with an Idaho ranch operator as part of a separation from Kunoa Cattle Company, the Honolulu Star-Advertiser reported Monday. Farias acquired more than 2,500 animals from the Kauai cattle operation and the only slaughterhouse on Oahu as part of the agreement, he said. He hopes to invest more in labor to stop local farmers from shipping calves to the U.S. mainland for harvesting. Farias co-founded Kunoa with environmental investment consultant Jack Beuttell ... more
  • 4 weeks What’s New: Walmart in West Orange gets upgrade Beaumontenterprise
    The Walmart Supercenter in West Orange is inviting customers to come see the newly renovated store, including expanded departments and new pick-up options. The store at 3115 Edgar Brown Drive now features one of the brands 16-foot-tall orange pickup towers that allows customers to order items online and grab it at the kiosk at their convenience. “We’re excited about the new Pickup Tower and the opportunities it offers to the community of West Orange,” Hal Biksey, store manager, said in a statement. “Our newly renovated store provides customers with new ways to save time and money, allowing them to shop ... more
  • 4 weeks NBC’s ‘Peacock’ to join the streaming fray in April Beaumontenterprise -Tech
    NEW YORK (AP) — Comcast's NBCUniversal said Tuesday that its upcoming streaming service will be called Peacock, in an homage to NBC's logo. It will become the home for some of the company's most popular shows, including "Parks and Recreation" and "The Office." That means both will be leaving Netflix, although not for several months after Peacock launches. As Disney, AT&T's WarnerMedia and NBCUniversal prepare to debut their streaming services, they have been taking some of their TV and movie deals away from Netflix, the most popular streaming service. That augurs a future where consumers will have to hunt for ... more
  • 4 weeks History attraction acquires big collection related to diners Beaumontenterprise -Food
    DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) — A suburban Detroit history attraction has acquired a major collection of photographs, menus, clothing and other items related to American diners. Dearborn-based The Henry Ford announced the acquisition Tuesday of the collection assembled by Richard J.S.Gutman, an expert who has been helping tell the story of the eateries. The collection also includes drawings, manufacturers' catalogs, postcards, tables, stools, tableware and promotional giveaway items from diners across the United States. The addition bolsters The Henry Ford's collection of materials related to U.S. roadside architecture and design. Gutman was involved in the move and restoration of Lamy's Diner, ... more
  • 4 weeks Facing US ban, Huawei emerging as stronger tech competitor Beaumontenterprise -Tech
    SHENZHEN, China (AP) — Long before President Donald Trump threatened to cut off Huawei's access to U.S. technology, the Chinese telecom equipment maker was pouring money into research that reduces its need for American suppliers. Huawei's founder says instead of crippling the company, the export curbs are making it a tougher competitor, forcing managers to focus resources on their most important products. Little-known to Americans, Huawei Technologies Ltd. is the No. 2 smartphone brand. It's also the biggest maker of switching gear for phone networks. Its equipment is used by 45 of the 50 biggest global phone carriers. Huawei is ... more
  • 4 weeks Harvey + 2: Storm-damaged Vidor Middle School to be razed Beaumontenterprise
    Vidor ISD board members approved a $286,900 contract to tear down Vidor Middle School, which was irreparably damaged by Tropical Storm Harvey two years ago. ... more
  • 4 weeks Buyer emerges for historic downtown hotel Beaumontenterprise
    Between 30 and 40 permanent, full-time jobs and 40 temporary, part-time jobs are expected when construction is complete. ... more
  • 4 weeks Agency could keep Three Mile Island nuclear debris in Idaho Beaumontenterprise -Tech
    BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The partially melted reactor core from the worst nuclear accident in U.S. history could remain in Idaho for another 20 years if regulators finalize a license extension sought by the U.S. Energy Department, officials said Monday. The core from Three Mile Island in Pennsylvania partially melted in 1979, an event that changed the way Americans view nuclear technology. The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission has determined there would be no significant impact from extending the license to store the core at the 890-square-mile (2,305-square-kilometer) site that includes Idaho National Laboratory. "No significant radiological or non-radiological impacts are ... more
  • 4 weeks Trial to begin for ex-BISD electrician Calvin Walker Beaumontenterprise
    On Monday, a crowd of more than 100 potential jurors was shaved down to just 16. ... more
  • 4 weeks Security firm: Data breach exposes millions of Ecuadorians Beaumontenterprise -Tech
    QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — Millions of Ecuadorians are at risk of identity theft because a security breach exposed a trove of data including names, phone numbers and birth dates, a cyber security firm said Monday. Researchers at vpnMentor said the problem stemmed from an unsecured server located in Miami that contained information on over 20 million individuals, most of whom reside in Ecuador. The small South American nation is home to just over 17 million people, meaning nearly everyone could have been exposed. Ecuadorian President Lenin Moreno said he would push through legislation to ensure stricter data security, while Interior ... more
  • 4 weeks PA police investigating Monday Tiger Mart shooting Beaumontenterprise
    A 22-year-old Port Arthur man is in jail after police say he shot someone in the parking lot of a business. Port Arthur police were called to the shooting at 1:37 p.m. Monday at the Tiger Mart at 8149 Ninth Ave., according a news release from the police department. They found the victim in the business' parking lot with a gunshot wound to the abdomen, the release said. The victim was taken to a local hospital where he's in serious but stable condition. The suspect, Demonte Thomas, was arrested inside the store and taken to the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office ... more
  • 4 weeks Review: ‘Downton Abbey’ film is stately but too safe Beaumontenterprise -Movies
    The "Downton Abbey " movie isn't exactly a movie. It's more like another season of the popular "Masterpiece Classic" show that's been condensed to 90 minutes instead of 8 hours. Written by series creator Julian Fellowes, almost every character who made it out of the six season run alive is back for their big screen debut with their own little arc and some lavish costume changes. But Michael Engler's direction doesn't bring any cinematic grandeur to this continuing story of a family and their servants. And Fellowes' script has the impossible task of giving every character their own mini plot, ... more
  • 4 weeks Yada yada yada: Netflix to air ‘Seinfeld’ starting in 2021 Beaumontenterprise -Tech
    LOS GATOS, Calif. (AP) — Move aside, "Friends" and "The Office." Netflix now has a new gem — a show about nothing. The company announced Monday it would start streaming all 180 episodes of "Seinfeld" in 2021, gaining a hugely popular addition to its library as the battle for viewers heats up. Netflix Inc., which pioneered the binge-watching culture of streaming, was dealt a double blow this summer when it lost "The Office" and "Friends," two of its most popular shows, as their respective owners pulled them to add to their own streaming services. "The Office" will leave at the ... more
  • 4 weeks Burberry, Christopher Kane show new collections in London Beaumontenterprise -Fashion
    LONDON (AP) — There were glittery runway shows Monday as London Fashion Week showcased some of its top stars including Burberry and Christopher Kane. Venues were packed as designers tried to build on past successes and break new ground with daring collections. There was a breathless pace to the shows in various parts of London. Important buyers and influencers were whisked around in cars and drivers provided by the Britain Fashion Council. Others had to make do with the crowded subways and buses. Once at the shows, it wasn't always easy to get about — especially if one was wearing ... more
  • 4 weeks Tropical disturbance to usher heavy rainfall this week Beaumontenterprise
    Meteorologists are predicting somewhere between 1 and 10 inches of rain will fall in or near Southeast Texas. ... more
  • 4 weeks Actress Jessica Hecht’s Emmy night comes down to the dress Beaumontenterprise -Fashion
    NEW YORK (AP) — Jessica Hecht, the "Special" actress, inherited at least a couple of things from her mother: "I'm lucky to be sample size. My mother gave me many gifts and this was a very specific one." That, she laughed, and "a lot of neurosis." Being a size 2 came in handy as Hecht was deciding on just the right red carpet look for her big night Sunday at the creative arts Emmys, to air Saturday on FX ahead of the main slate. She didn't win, but she had a ball picking out a dress. For fashion assistance, she ... more
  • 4 weeks Las Vegas tourist agency severs ties with embattled ex-chief Beaumontenterprise -Fashion
    LAS VEGAS (AP) — The government agency that promotes Las Vegas tourism has severed ties with its retired chief executive, who faces criminal allegations including theft of airline gift cards purchased with tax dollars. The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority informed Rossi Ralenkotter on Friday that his $15,000-a-month consulting contract was terminated. The board chairman, Clark County Commissioner Larry Brown, said Ralenkotter's successor, Steve Hill, took the action after consulting with four board executive committee members. Ralenkotter's attorney, Terry Coffing, declined to comment. The board approved an 18-month contract with Ralenkotter in August 2018 ... more
  • 4 weeks From common to cool: The lowly cabbage has become a star Beaumontenterprise -Food
    Here's a sentence that might come as a surprise: Cabbage is cool. That taken-for-granted vegetable, that sturdy, dense staple of many a poor, ancestral homeland, is finally getting respect. "It's all about how it is prepared, how it's elevated," says Paul Kahan, a James Beard award-winning chef in Chicago and self-professed cabbage freak. He thinks that because cabbage has mainly been associated with sustenance, it hasn't been given its due. Cabbage is part of most of the world's cooking history. Perhaps most famously, it was one of the only sources of sustenence in famine-ravaged Ireland in the mid-19th century. Thus ... more
  • 4 weeks Man arrested for ‘cleaning out’ other person’s home Beaumontenterprise
    This week's Newton County Sheriff's Report: We stayed bowed up all week. Nothing too serious. Let's see what it was all about. We received a report of a stolen backhoe out of Beaumont. We got it recovered down in the southend. The GPS on it led us close to where it was. I wish all the tractors, 4 wheelers and side by sides had GPS. Some do, some don't. A friend of mine said he told a scammer on the phone he was Billy Rowles, Newton County Sheriff. The phone went dead. Anytime you get these phone calls, feel free ... more
  • 4 weeks Morgan Spurlock takes a second bite of the fast food world Beaumontenterprise -Food
    NEW YORK (AP) — Last time out, documentary filmmaker Morgan Spurlock ate only fast food for a month. This time, he's the one dishing out the fried stuff. Spurlock has gone from being an avid Big Mac consumer in "Super Size Me" to serving his own chicken sandwiches in "Super Size Me 2: Holy Chicken!" — a sober look at an industry that processes 9 billion animals a year in America. "I think the intention is to kind of give you a different perspective of the fast-food world — the fast-food commodity world — from a much more corporate point ... more
  • 4 weeks Morgan Spurlock takes a second bite of the fast food world Beaumontenterprise -Movies
    NEW YORK (AP) — Last time out, documentary filmmaker Morgan Spurlock ate only fast food for a month. This time, he's the one dishing out the fried stuff. Spurlock has gone from being an avid Big Mac consumer in "Super Size Me" to serving his own chicken sandwiches in "Super Size Me 2: Holy Chicken!" — a sober look at an industry that processes 9 billion animals a year in America. "I think the intention is to kind of give you a different perspective of the fast-food world — the fast-food commodity world — from a much more corporate point ... more
  • 4 weeks La inusual historia del chile mexicano que no pica Beaumontenterprise -Food
    CIUDAD DE MÉXICO (AP) — Hay algo que provoca un estremecimiento cuando la lengua se baña por primera vez en un bocado de chile en nogada. Con la mordida inicial cruje su piel salada, el fruto dulce de la granada que lo cubre estalla entre los dientes y ambos sabores bailan en la boca. Casi al instante, la cremosidad de su salsa de nuez envuelve la textura de su carne y justo cuando el paladar se pregunta “¿¡qué delicia es ésta!?”, las especias brotan y los sentidos piden más. Este coctel de sensaciones no se produce en cualquier cocina. Sus ... more
  • 4 weeks German industrial designer Luigi Colani dies at 91 Beaumontenterprise -Tech
    BERLIN (AP) — Luigi Colani, a renowned German industrial designer, has died. He was 91. German news agency dpa reported that his partner, Yazhen Zha, confirmed that Colani died Monday in the southwestern town of Karlsruhe after a severe illness. No further details were given. Colani's designs, which included cars, furniture, glasses, TVs, cameras and clothes, were famous for their round, organic shapes. His career spanned several decades and continents. He worked in Germany, Italy, Mexico, the United States, Russia, as well as in China and Japan where he was well-respected. Colani's design of the Canon T90 camera was one ... more
  • 4 weeks LU’s Hoy hindered by hamstring at A&M Beaumontenterprise -Sports
    Lamar’s senior starter barely practiced leading up to last weekend’s game in College Station. ... more
  • 4 weeks TxDOT meeting to shed light on $500 million project impact Beaumontenterprise
    The Texas Department of Transportation this week will have its second public meeting on the estimated $500 million project and will roll out will roll out updated potential schematics for the project, which includes widening Interstate 10 from Walden Road to Seventh Street and U.S. 69 from Fannett Road to 11th Street. ... more
  • 4 weeks Dreamy, confident shows mark London Fashion Week Beaumontenterprise -Fashion
    LONDON (AP) — Fashion devotees basked in sunny weather and strong, sometimes whimsical collections as London Fashion Week neared its climax Sunday with runway shows by Roland Mouret, Victoria Beckham, Simone Rocha and others throughout the city. A fleet of black chauffeured Mercedes whisked VIPs from venue to venue, but those who preferred to walk saw the British capital at its best, with glimpses of the street style that helps give London its credibility in the fashion competition with Paris, New York and Milan. Two days of shows remain, with Burberry and Christopher Kane on tap. ROLAND MOURET'S COLLECTON FULL ... more
  • 4 weeks ‘Jojo Rabbit’ wins Toronto’s sought-after audience award Beaumontenterprise -Movies
    NEW YORK (AP) — Taika Waititi's Nazi Germany-set satire "Jojo Rabbit" won the People's Choice award Sunday at the Toronto International Film Festival, a prize that has historically been one of the most ironclad predicators of Academy Awards chances. Because so many of the top fall movies play in Toronto, the festival's audience award has often been almost prophetic. For more than a decade, every People's Choice winner has gone on to score a best-picture Oscar nomination. Last year's winner, "Green Book," eventually won best picture. "Jojo Rabbit" is a coming-of-age comedy about a 10-year-old boy named Jojo growing up ... more
  • 4 weeks Police: Virginia mall evacuation began with child’s shouts Beaumontenterprise -Fashion
    ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — Police in northern Virginia believe the evacuation of an entire shopping mall this weekend happened because a child shouted inside a movie theater about a shooter. The reports about a shooting led to a massive police presence Saturday evening at the Ballston Quarter mall in Arlington and search. The Arlington County Police Department says it found no evidence that a shooting took place. An Arlington County news release on Sunday said a preliminary investigation suggests the unknown male youth entered a theater where a horror movie was playing and shouted— leading people inside to flee and ... more
  • 4 weeks Vegas area, casinos charge ahead with electric vehicle spots Beaumontenterprise -Fashion
    LAS VEGAS (AP) — As more electric vehicles hit the streets, additional places to charge them are popping up in Las Vegas. Casino companies, Clark County, shopping centers and the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, now offer charging stations. Las Vegas city planners are exploring ways to make the city more electric-vehicle friendly as they put together a 2050 master plan, the Las Vegas Sun reports. "We're moving toward electric," Tom Volk, a businessman from Phoenix, said as he charged his Tesla Model 3 at the Railroad Pass Travel Center in Henderson. The car has a maximum range of 310 ... more
  • 4 weeks FAYE: Putting Lamar’s loss to Texas A&M in perspective Beaumontenterprise -Sports
    Saturday night’s result in College Station only confirmed what we already knew about the Cardinals. ... more
  • 4 weeks Orange winery feeling pain of success Beaumontenterprise
    Four months into the bayou-seated winery’s tenure on Tejas Parkway, residents who live in the area are coming together to ask the Orange City Council to rectify problems they see with patrons’ parking and speeding. ... more
  • 4 weeks Orange County looks to Utah-based company for recycling Beaumontenterprise
    The Utah-based company is capitalizing on the popularity of the gig economy and running an Uber-like recycling program where local independent contractors with pickup trucks use an app that creates their routes to pickup subscribers’ recycling. ... more
  • 4 weeks I-14 expansion could strengthen SETX ports, national security Beaumontenterprise
    Jefferson County commissioners recently unanimously endorsed the move, formally called the I-14 Expansion and Improvement Act of 2019, which was authored by Rep. Brian Babin, R-Texas, and cosponsored by Randy Weber, R-Texas. ... more
  • 4 weeks App names Lumberton woman one of country’s best neighbors Beaumontenterprise
    Representatives from a neighborhood phone app were in Southeast Texas on Saturday to celebrate one the country’s best neighbors. ... more
  • 4 weeks Were you ‘Seen’ at Craft Beer Fest 2019? Beaumontenterprise
    Our cameras were at Craft Beer Fest 2019. Did we see you there? Kim Brent is a Photojournalist for the Beaumont Enterprise. Contact her at KBrent@BeaumontEnterprise.com or on Twitter by clicking here Don't miss a thing: Sign up for our Daily Headlines newsletter. ... more
  • 4 weeks Model Naomi Campbell takes spotlight at London Fashion Week Beaumontenterprise -Fashion
    LONDON (AP) — Model Naomi Campbell took center stage at London Fashion Week on Saturday night with a gala charity benefit at the impressive setting of the world famous British Museum. The gala capped a warm day filled with shows and presentations, including runway offerings by Alexa Chung and House of Holland and millinery by master hatter Stephen Jones. Big names are still coming up, with shows scheduled by Burberry, Victoria Beckham, Christopher Kane and Julien Macdonald as Fashion Week reaches its glittery climax. ___ NAOMI CAMPBELL'S 'FASHION FOR RELIEF' The Naomi Campbell hosted event was the latest "Fashion for ... more
  • 4 weeks Germany’s Merkel faces decisive week on climate protection Beaumontenterprise -Tech
    BERLIN (AP) — Germany faces a decisive week in its efforts to combat climate change, with Chancellor Angela Merkel pledging Saturday that Europe's biggest economy will find good solutions but her governing coalition still haggling over a long-promised policy package. Merkel's government has said for months that it will unveil a package of measures on Friday to ensure that Germany cuts its greenhouse gas emissions by 55% by 2030 compared with 1990. It is under pressure to deliver a result that offers convincing measures without overly burdening the economy and voters, but parties in the coalition have argued about how ... more
  • 4 weeks Water fountains, bottle refill stations now in Greenwood Beaumontenterprise -Food
    GREENWOOD, S.C. (AP) — Visitors thirsting for an option to make sure they can stay hydrated on the go now have an eco-friendly answer at their fingertips in one South Carolina city. A partnership between city officials, the Greenwood Commissioners of Public Works, Fujifilm and Upstate Forever, a Greenville-based conservation nonprofit, have teamed to install two water fountains and bottle refilling stations at the Uptown Market and along Oak Avenue in Greenwood. The Index-Journal reports the $6,823 project split responsibilities among the four entities. City crews will take care of labor and installation; CPW will connect the water lines; Fujifilm ... more
  • 4 weeks Discounted movie subscription service MoviePass shuts down Beaumontenterprise -Movies
    NEW YORK (AP) — MoviePass, the movie ticket subscription service that allowed subscribers to buy up to three movie tickets per month for a small fee, shut down Saturday. Its future is unclear. Helios and Matheson Analytics, the parent company of MoviePass, said Friday in a release that it was interrupting service for all its subscribers because its efforts to seek financing have not been successful. It says it's "unable to predict if or when" MoviePass will continue. The company says it's planning to study all options including the sale of the company in its entirety. MoviePass drew in millions ... more
  • 4 weeks ‘Ghostbuster’ sequel to focus on a family of original film Beaumontenterprise -Movies
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The upcoming "Ghostbuster" sequel will focus on the descendants of the original ghost-catchers who rushed around New York City in proton packs and jumpsuits. Ivan Reitman and Dan Aykroyd revealed details of the new film, saying it is expected out next year and will star Paul Rudd, Finn Wolfhard, Carrie Coon and McKenna Grace. Reitman directed the original 1984 film and Aykroyd co-wrote and co-starred in it. Reitman's son, Jason, is directing the new movie. "I think it's a wonderful story because people seem to continue to be interested in 35 years after we came out ... more
  • 4 weeks Estonia plans to restrict govt use of Huawei 5G technology Beaumontenterprise -Tech
    HELSINKI (AP) — Estonia, which is among Europe's most wired and technologically advanced nations, is set to restrict the use of equipment and technology from Chinese telecom giant Huawei in its government sector, citing security concerns and recommendations by the U.S., a key NATO ally. The Estonian news site Delfi reported Friday that Foreign Trade and Technology Minister Kert Kingo began an expert group in June with the aim of setting policies and standards this year for the use of technology in Estonian government institutions. Its leader, Raul Rikk, said the group had already taken a clear position that Huawei ... more
  • 4 weeks Climate change protests hit Frankfurt as auto show opens Beaumontenterprise -Tech
    FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Thousands of people are demonstrating in Frankfurt to demand more action against climate change as the German city's auto show opens to the public, with some cycling into the city along highways that were temporarily closed for the occasion. Demands raised by the organizers of Saturday's protests include an end to the combustion engine, climate-neutral transport by 2035, a speed limit on the autobahn and a strong German climate policy package. Environmental groups say the trend toward bigger and more powerful cars, particularly SUVs, is eating into the fuel efficiency gains of recent decades. On Thursday, ... more
  • 1 month Marvel’s Kevin Feige honored at 45th Saturn Awards Beaumontenterprise -Movies
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kevin Feige was honored at the 45th annual Saturn Awards but the Marvel Studios president gave higher praise to someone other than himself. Feige said in a video message Friday night that he was "humbled" after accepting the inaugural Stan Lee Builder award, named after the late Marvel Comics mastermind. He paid homage to Lee for kick-starting the Marvel legacy, calling him a "genius." "He was enthused with humanity and kindness," said Feige, who did not attend the ceremony but spoke on a large video screen. "He put that into every creation he had, which is ... more
  • 1 month Lamar takes lessons from trip to College Station Beaumontenterprise -Sports
    Lamar wasn’t able to challenge Texas A&M on Saturday night, but looking forward to taking lessons into conference play. ... more
  • 1 month Disney CEO departs Apple’s board with video showdown looming Beaumontenterprise -Tech
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Walt Disney Co. CEO Robert Iger has stepped down from Apple's board of directors as the two companies prepare to launch competing video streaming services aimed at market leader Netflix. Apple disclosed Iger's departure in a regulatory filing Friday, but his resignation became effective Tuesday. That's the same day that Apple announced its long-awaited video streaming service will debut Nov. 1 and cost only $5 per month, less than half the price of Netflix's most popular plan. Disney is gearing up to launch a video streaming service for $7 per month later in November. The dueling ... more
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