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  • 1 week Texas begins relaxing some COVID-19 restrictions Beaumontenterprise -Food
    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas on Monday began relaxing some coronavirus restrictions, including allowing restaurants to let more people inside. Gov. Greg Abbott announced the changes last week. Bars though still remain closed indefinitely and a mask mandate is still in place following a massive summer spread that became one of the deadliest outbreaks in the U.S. Under the new orders, restaurants and retail shops that until now have only been allowed to operate at half capacity were allowed to open up to 75% starting Monday in most of the state. The Texas Department of State Health Services on ... more
  • 1 week Micosoft will buy video game maker ZeniMax for $7.5 billion Beaumontenterprise -Tech
    REDMOND, Wash. (AP) — Microsoft is buying the company behind popular video games The Elder Scrolls, Doom and Fallout. The software giant said Monday that it is paying $7.5 billion for ZeniMax Media, the parent company of video game publisher Bethesda Softworks. Microsoft said it is buying Bethesda in part to beef up its Xbox Game Pass game subscription service, which it says has over 15 million subscribers. Bethesda games, such as Starfield, which is currently in development, will launch on Xbox Game Pass the same day they launch on Xbox or computers, Microsoft said. Microsoft has new consoles ... more
  • 1 week I-10 at Orange reopens after 18-wheeler crash cleared Beaumontenterprise
    Portions of U.S. Interstate 10 near Orange that were closed for about six hours have now been reopened after a wrecked tractor trailer was removed from the highway. ... more
  • 1 week Scientists combat anti-Semitism with artificial intelligence Beaumontenterprise -Tech
    BERLIN (AP) — An international team of scientists said Monday it had joined forces to combat the spread of anti-Semitism online with the help of artificial intelligence. The project Decoding Anti-Semitism includes discourse analysts, computational linguists and historians who will develop a “highly complex, AI-driven approach to identifying online anti-Semitism,” the Alfred Landecker Foundation, which supports the project, said in a statement Monday. “In order to prevent more and more users from becoming radicalized on the web, it is important to identify the real dimensions of anti-Semitism — also taking into account the implicit forms that might become more ... more
  • 1 week People in Business: Companies help with Laura recovery Beaumontenterprise
    The Beaumont Enterprise recognizes people and businesses in Southeast Texas. ... more
  • 1 week Ford Park bid specs come up again Beaumontenterprise
    Just three weeks after the Jefferson County Commissioners Court unanimously rejected the sole bid for the property, the elected body once again is set to vote Tuesday on specifications for bids for the purchase. ... more
  • 1 week COVID economy prompts look at economic stability Beaumontenterprise
    Nearly $1 million from the U.S. Economic Development Administration through the CARES Act headed to the region will be used to pursue additional grant funding for various training programs, create an economic resiliency plan and work toward the nation’s largest government-led rural broadband network. ... more
  • 1 week SE Texas schools delay in-person learning as Beta nears Beaumontenterprise
    Two of the area’s largest school districts have delayed in-person classes and closed campuses as a precaution, while others are continuing to monitor the situation ... more
  • 1 week A doctor’s life on the front line of COVID care Beaumontenterprise
    Dr. Nikki Hancock is one of the healthcare workers on the front line of COVID-19 patient care at Baptist Hospital in Beaumont. For almost 6 months, she and Dr. Qamar Arfeen weren’t merely on the front line, they were the front line. Others wouldn’t handle COVID patients. ... more
  • 1 week Judge agrees to delay US government restrictions on WeChat Beaumontenterprise -Tech
    NEW YORK (AP) — A judge has approved a request from a group of U.S. WeChat users to delay looming federal government restrictions that could effectively make the popular app nearly impossible to use. In a ruling dated Saturday, Magistrate Judge Laurel Beeler in California said the government's actions would affect users’ First Amendment rights, as an effective ban on the app would remove their platform for communication. WeChat is a messaging-focused app popular with many Chinese-speaking Americans that serves as a lifeline to friends, family, customers and business contacts in China. It's owned by Chinese tech giant Tencent. ... more
  • 1 week Chicago steakhouse to close after nearly 50 years Beaumontenterprise -Food
    CHICAGO (AP) — A Chicago restaurant that has been serving steaks for nearly 50 years will close at the end of the year. Lawry's The Prime Rib is the victim of the coronavirus pandemic, an expiring lease and other issues, said Ryan Wilson, chief executive of Lawry's Inc. “We’ve done everything we can to hold on, but as things continue to — I don’t want to say drag on, but as the pandemic and closures get longer, we’re playing the long game here,” Wilson told the Chicago Sun-Times. Lawry's is on Ontario Street, near Michigan Avenue. Wilson's grandfather opened ... more
  • 1 week Minot grocery store family exploded on scene 80 years ago Beaumontenterprise -Fashion
    MINOT, N.D. (AP) — Can you credit a volcano for celebrating 80 years in business? You can if you are Keith Johanneson, president of Johanneson’s Incorporated. Johanneson’s Inc. includes all four Marketplace Foods Supermarkets in Minot. “It all started out in Iceland back in 1873 when a volcano erupted and covered the land in so much soot that they couldn’t even feed the animals,” said Johanneson. “That’s when my great-grandparents migrated to Manitoba and northeast North Dakota.” Johanneson’s father was a butcher in the small town of Mountain, which eventually led to the opening of a small country grocery ... more
  • 1 week Minot grocery store family exploded on scene 80 years ago Beaumontenterprise -Food
    MINOT, N.D. (AP) — Can you credit a volcano for celebrating 80 years in business? You can if you are Keith Johanneson, president of Johanneson’s Incorporated. Johanneson’s Inc. includes all four Marketplace Foods Supermarkets in Minot. “It all started out in Iceland back in 1873 when a volcano erupted and covered the land in so much soot that they couldn’t even feed the animals,” said Johanneson. “That’s when my great-grandparents migrated to Manitoba and northeast North Dakota.” Johanneson’s father was a butcher in the small town of Mountain, which eventually led to the opening of a small country grocery ... more
  • 1 week Emmy winners highlight push for social justice Beaumontenterprise -Fashion
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Regina King and Uzo Aduba used the come-as-you-are fashion edict for Sunday's virtual Emmy Awards to highlight the national struggle for social justice. Both Black actresses wore T-shirts featuring Breonna Taylor, the 26-year-old EMT from Louisville, Kentucky, who was shot and killed by police in March. King’s T-shirt featured Taylor’s face. “The cops still haven’t been held accountable,” King said in a Zoom session with media. “She represents just decades, hundreds of years of violence against Black bodies. Wearing Breonna’s likeness and representing her and her family and the stories that we were exploring, presenting ... more
  • 1 week Restaurant owners turn to food trucks during the pandemic Beaumontenterprise -Food
    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Many in the restaurant industry are now turning to food trucks to help their business survive, and Wake Technical Community College is seeing a higher demand for classes that prepare students to take that leap. Amrit Narula said he learned his lesson the hard way after opening his Mr. Cheesesteak restaurant during the pandemic on Miami Boulevard in Durham. “Yeah, we actually opened in the middle of COVID,” said Narula, adding that many customers are more reluctant to come inside a traditional restaurant for fear of coronavirus exposure in a closed space. “Commonly, we’ll have ... more
  • 1 week A sweep for ‘Schitt’s Creek,’ ‘Succession’ tops Emmy Awards Beaumontenterprise -Fashion
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — “Schitt's Creek,” the little Canadian show about a fish-out-of-water family, made history at Sunday's Emmy Awards with a comedy awards sweep, something even TV greats including “Frasier” and “Modern Family” failed to achieve. Zendaya, 24, became the youngest lead drama actress winner for her role as a troubled teenager in “Euphoria." “I know this seems like a really weird time to be celebrating,” Zendaya said. “But I just want to say there is hope in the young people out there. I know our TV show doesn’t always feel like a great example of that,” but ... more
  • 1 week BISD announces campus closures Beaumontenterprise
    Beaumont Independent School District announced Sunday night that school campuses and district buildings would be closed Monday and Tuesday because of the threat of Tropical Storm Beta. Students and staff will follow the virtual learning model during the closure and scheduled phase-in of in-person learning will be delayed. From the school district’s news release: Tropical Storm Beta is predicted to impact the Beaumont area with heavy rains and potential flooding. Out of an abundance of caution for all students and staff, Beaumont ISD will close all campuses and district buildings on Monday and Tuesday, September 21-22, 2020. BISD is ... more
  • 1 week SE Texas sees slight job recovery amid national slowdown of growth Beaumontenterprise
    Southeast Texas saw stronger recovery in the labor market in August than it had in the previous month, but is still ranked among the top unemployment rates in the state. ... more
  • 1 week Police say 1 person dead in shooting at Ohio shopping mall Beaumontenterprise -Fashion
    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — One person was killed in a shooting Sunday outside a gun show at a former shopping mall in Ohio, police said. Sheriff's office detectives have not identified a suspect in the shooting at the Westland Mall building in west Columbus, Franklin County Public Information Officer Marc Gofstein said. The victim's identity was withheld until authorities could contact next of kin, Gofstein said. The county sheriff's office received a call of shots fired around 4 p.m. The victim died at the scene, Gofstein said. The shooting occurred in the parking lot of the building, a former ... more
  • 1 week PA mayor asks some to clear out for Beta; PAISD adjusts schedule Beaumontenterprise
    Residents of Sabine Pass and Pleasure Island have been “respectfully” asked to evacuate in advance of Tropical Storm Beta’s potential storm surge. ... more
  • 1 week PAISD delays in-person instruction Beaumontenterprise
    A statement from the Port Arthur Indepedent School District: September 20, 2020 Good afternoon PAISD Employees, Parents, and Students: Port Arthur Independent School District Administrators met Sunday morning to discuss Tropical Storm Beta and its possible impact to Port Arthur and Southeast Texas. Please be mindful that the information below is subject to change, as conditions change. Based on current weather predictions, we have made the following decisions for the week of September 21-25: · In-person Instruction for students has been cancelled for the week of September 21-25. All students will attend classes online. · Therefore, students, who were ... more
  • 1 week West Orange-Stark XC team starts season at Nederland meet Beaumontenterprise -Sports
    West Orange Stark's  Girls and Boys varsity cross country competed at the Nederland Bulldogs Cross-Country Meet on Friday for their first meet of the year.  The Mustangs had four men runners in the top 20 (Myron Griffin 7th, Kaleb Istre 12th, Uriel Galvan 13th, and Aidan Crochet 14th) and 1 young woman in the top 20 (Edid Balderas 19th). The Mustangs cross country team battled the heat and had a strong performance to begin the year.  Our next meet with the Lake Houston Invitational October 1st. ... more
  • 1 week BISD educators will teach virtual, in-person classes when students return Beaumontenterprise
    Some teachers are feeling overwhelmed by the decision to have teachers continue teaching virtually after in-person classes begin. ... more
  • 1 week Man found passion in collecting and pulling antique tractors Beaumontenterprise -Fashion
    OWENSBORO, Ky. (AP) — John Lampkin spent 27 years as a surface coal miner. But his passion has always been for antique tractors — collecting and pulling them. At one time, Lampkin, 70, of Knottsville owned about 100 tractors but has since downsized his collection. “I’ll tell you what you do; you get one that you’re going to fix up and then you find two donors — parts tractors — to go with it,” said Lampkin about how he accumulated so many tractors. “It will take three or four tractors together to make one good one. …They don’t make ... more
  • 1 week Scientists work in Arizona to reshape desert food production Beaumontenterprise -Food
    TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — In the cool shade of solar panels, a lush plot of herbs and vegetables hints at one possible future for farming in the desert. At the moment, that future includes more basil than researchers know what to do with. “We’ve been pulling out pounds of it every week,” said University of Arizona biogeographer Greg Barron-Gafford. “All of us are getting a little sick of pesto and pizza and mozzarella at this point.” The experimental garden at Biosphere 2 about 35 miles north of Tucson is part of a wider effort to radically reshape desert food ... more
  • 1 week USS Montana submarine christened in virtual ceremony Beaumontenterprise -Food
    GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) — She’s touted as a force to be reckoned with. And after nearly a 100-year absence, a U.S. Navy vessel now bears the name “Montana.” And when she takes to the water, you better beware of the “Vigilantes of the Deep.” The U.S. Navy recently christened its newest nuclear-powered fast-attack submarine, the USS Montana, at Newport News Shipbuilding in Virginia in a ceremony that featured some flavor of the Big Sky state. “I christen thee United States Ship Montana!” former Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell, the ship’s sponsor, said Sept. 12 as she smacked ... more
  • 2 weeks Hong Kong’s first CBD cafe opens its doors to customers Beaumontenterprise -Food
    HONG KONG (AP) — Cannabis may be illegal in Hong Kong, but a new cafe is offering a range of food and drinks that contain parts of the cannabis plant without breaking any local laws. The cafe, named Found, is the city's first to offer a range of coffees, biscuits, beer and fruit juices that contain cannabidiol, or CBD, a substance from the cannabis plant that is said to offer therapeutic effects without getting users intoxicated. Cannabis's tetrahydrocannabinol compound — commonly known as THC — is the psychoactive ingredient that gives users a high. But unlike THC, CBD is ... more
  • 2 weeks Ice cream plan of restaurant owners hit regulatory roadblock Beaumontenterprise -Food
    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Tim and Emily Lewis built their reputation on scratch-made splurges with unique flavor profiles crafted using ingredients culled from local farms. So it was no surprise when the couple behind Three Twigs Bakery and Biscuits & Brunch announced plans to make their own soft serve for their newest venture The Salted Lemon Market & Creamery using fresh cream and milk from the central Illinois family dairy, Kilgus Farmstead. That is, until they bumped into the state’s dairy regulations which requires small businesses to use the same costly pasteurizing process as large manufacturers. “The Illinois laws ... more
  • 2 weeks Community garden initiative forms to help alleviate hunger Beaumontenterprise -Food
    BARGERSVILLE, Ind. (AP) — Johnson County’s wide open farm fields and abundance of local food producers are a testament to its rich agricultural heritage. Marcia Duke lives that tradition every day. Her family has been farming in the Bargersville area for nine generations. She understands the value of raising your own food. So her hope is to bring together people with a similar mindset and background to help address one of the county’s most pressing issues — food insecurity. As difficulty accessing food becomes more prevalent throughout Johnson County, and as more and more people take an interest in ... more
  • 2 weeks Chef wants to give African food a bigger stage Beaumontenterprise -Food
    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Serigne Mbaye sees links to the food of his ancestral home of Senegal all around his adopted home of New Orleans, in the gumbo, the rice dishes, even the beignets. The young chef wants to build new connections through modern New Orleans cooking, and one avenue is a series of collaborations with local restaurants. That series begins next week (Sept. 22) in conjunction with chef Marcus Jacobs, of Marjie’s Grill, the Mid-City restaurant known for its own exploratory approach of different cooking cultures. Kin, Willie Mae’s Scotch House, MoPho, Bywater American Bistro, Turkey & the ... more
  • 2 weeks Group of Black women farmers target agricultural disparities Beaumontenterprise -Food
    COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Bonita Clemons arrived at her farm group’s plot bearing gifts. Four members were already there, picking weeds out of the rows of squash and other produce or repairing leaky drip lines. “Good morning ladies,” Clemons, the group’s founder, greeted them. She opened a bag full of camouflage-patterned net hats, designed to keep recently pesky gnats away, and dispersed them to her compatriots. “We are an army! We don’t kill, we heal!” Clemons proclaimed, inspired by the camouflage. It quickly became the morning refrain. The last four years have been a learning experience steeped in dirt ... more
  • 2 weeks Q&A: What does banning TikTok and WeChat mean for users? Beaumontenterprise -Tech
    The U.S. government is cracking down on the Chinese apps TikTok and WeChat, starting by barring them from app stores on Sunday. President Donald Trump has cited concerns about Chinese government snooping as his administration prepares to follow through on executive orders that could make it increasingly difficult, if not impossible, for Americans to use the apps. Trump has also floated a potential way out, at least for TikTok, which on Friday he called an “amazing company” that is “very, very popular.” Here are some questions and answers about the deal. WHEN DO THE BANS TAKE EFFECT? The order ... more
  • 2 weeks Missouri paramedic admits tampering with ambulance narcotics Beaumontenterprise -Fashion
    JOPLIN, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri emergency medical technician has pleaded guilty to stealing painkillers from an ambulance and diluting the drugs with water and saline to cover his tracks. The Joplin Globe reports that 37-year-old James Poole, of Webb City, faces up to 10 years in prison after pleading guilty Thursday in federal court in Springfield to a charge of tampering with a consumer product. The U.S. attorney’s office in Springfield said in a news release that the investigation began earlier this year after paramedics with Mercy Hospital Carthage noticed puncture marks on a fentanyl vial and then ... more
  • 2 weeks Charlton-Pollard Elementary staff member tests positive for… Beaumontenterprise
    Beaumont ISD announced on Saturday a staff member tested positive for the coronavirus. ... more
  • 2 weeks As Trump holds back, tech firms step in on election security Beaumontenterprise -Tech
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Adam Schiff was in the audience at the 2018 Aspen Security Forum when a Microsoft executive mentioned an attempted hacking of three politicians up for reelection. It was the first that Schiff, then the top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, had ever heard of it. Schiff said he thought it was “odd” that Congress hadn’t been briefed. He got in touch with high-ranking officials in the intelligence agencies, and they didn't know about it, either. It turned out that Russian hackers had unsuccessfully tried to infiltrate the Senate computer network of then-Sen. Sen. Claire McCaskill, ... more
  • 2 weeks Northern Michigan’s budding hops industry on the rise again Beaumontenterprise -Food
    WILLIAMSBURG, Mich. (AP) — Northern Michigan's budding hops industry appears to be doing better after a rocky start at the beginning of the year. During the early months of the global pandemic, Michigan hops sales dipped 30% to 50% as operations across the craft beer industry shut down and brewers had to turn to product in storage. Michigan Local Hops in Williamsburg, one of the biggest farms in the area, said sales picked up in July and August, the Traverse City Record-Eagle reported. “I think we'll bounce back, hopefully this fall but at least by this spring,” said Brian ... more
  • 2 weeks Q&A: What does banning TikTok and WeChat mean for users? Beaumontenterprise -Tech
    The U.S. government is cracking down on the Chinese apps TikTok and WeChat, starting by barring them from app stores on Sunday. President Donald Trump has cited concerns about Chinese government snooping as his administration prepares to follow through on executive orders that could make it increasingly difficult, if not impossible, for Americans to use the apps. Trump has also floated a potential way out, at least for TikTok, which on Friday he called an “amazing company” that is “very, very popular.” Here are some questions and answers about the deal. WHEN DO THE BANS TAKE EFFECT? The order ... more
  • 2 weeks Wyoming elk antler auction goes online due to coronavirus Beaumontenterprise -Fashion
    JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — Looking for 400 or so pounds of right-handed elk antlers, slightly used? How about a beautiful 6-by-6 rack with skull cap? Or, if you’ve got a really big project in mind, a trailer full of white antler? Around these here parts, those aren’t especially weird questions — folks use deer and elk antler for all sorts of things, from home furnishings to art work to simple natural decor around the house or yard — and since the annual spring Boy Scout Elk Antler Auction was scrubbed by the coronavirus crisis this past May, many may ... more
  • 2 weeks As Trump holds back, tech firms step in on election security Beaumontenterprise -Tech
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Adam Schiff was in the audience at the 2018 Aspen Security Forum when a Microsoft executive mentioned an attempted hacking of three politicians up for reelection. It was the first that Schiff, then the top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, had ever heard of it. Schiff said he thought it was “odd” that Congress hadn’t been briefed. He got in touch with high-ranking officials in the intelligence agencies, and they didn't know about it, either. It turned out that Russian hackers had unsuccessfully tried to infiltrate the Senate computer network of then-Sen. Sen. Claire McCaskill, ... more
  • 2 weeks Texas reports 3,978 new coronavirus cases, 123 more deaths Beaumontenterprise -Food
    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — More than 3,978 new cases were reported Friday of the coronavirus that causes COVID-19, as well as 123 new COVID-19 deaths, according to Texas health officials. Hospitalizations from COVID-19 also continued to fall with 3,172 beds filled Friday, 74 fewer than the day before. The trend encouraged Republican Gov. Greg Abbott to loosen restrictions on how many customers restaurant and fitness club could accommodate, although bars remain closed despite pressure from owners and some conservative GOP activists. Texas bars have been shut down since June when a surge in cases, hospitalizations and deaths occurred. Overall, ... more
  • 2 weeks Overpass demolition to cause delays on I-10 Beaumontenterprise
    The intermittent closure of the interstate and frontage roads near Smith Road will allow for the demolition of the second of three overpasses that, at this time, are not wide enough to accommodate the addition of extra lanes. ... more
  • 2 weeks Lawrence ordinance makes it easier to crack down on partiers Beaumontenterprise -Food
    LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Lawrence officials are giving police more power to enforce crowd size limits and other health orders designed to stem the spread of the coronavirus after neighbors raised concerns about large house parties near the University of Kansas campus. City commissioners voted 4-1 Thursday to approve an ordinance that uses an existing state public nuisance law to give police the authority to issue up to a $500 ticket to violators, the Lawrence Journal-World reported. The ordinance takes effect Saturday. Commissioner Stuart Boley said that the ordinance is a way to protect the broader community from the ... more
  • 2 weeks Hogan increases indoor restaurant capacity to 75% Beaumontenterprise -Food
    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan is raising indoor dining capacity from 50% to 75% early next week. Hogan made the announcement Friday to mark the start of Maryland’s first-ever Restaurant Week. The higher capacity for indoor dining in restaurants will be effective Monday at 5 p.m. The increase will only be allowed with appropriate distancing. Restaurants also will have to follow strict public health requirements consistent with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Food and Drug Administration and the National Restaurant Association. While local jurisdictions have observed individual restaurant weeks over the past decade, this ... more
  • 2 weeks Former Texas Wildcatters goalie Anton Khudobin a shining Star for Dallas Beaumontenterprise
    After a journeyman career, former Beaumont-based Texas Wildcatters goalie Anton Khudobin has the Dallas Stars four wins from the Stanley Cup. ... more
  • 2 weeks Source: Bucks’ Giannis Antetokounmpo wins 2nd straight NBA MVP award Beaumontenterprise -Sports
    LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo’s historic year earned him a historic awards sweep. ... more
  • 2 weeks Controversial Midland HS gets proposed new name … sort of Beaumontenterprise -Sports
    The proposed new name for Midland Lee High School ditches the honoring of a Confederate hero without getting rid of the name. ... more
  • 2 weeks US bans WeChat, TikTok from app stores citing security risk Beaumontenterprise -Tech
    The U.S. Commerce Department said Friday it will ban Chinese-owned TikTok and WeChat from U.S. app stores on Sunday and will saddle the apps with technical restrictions that could seriously limit their functionality in the U.S. The order, which cited national security and data privacy concerns, follows weeks of dealmaking over the video-sharing service TikTok. President Donald Trump has pressured the app's Chinese owner to sell TikTok's U.S. operations to a domestic company. It is not clear how the latest prohibitions will affect a deal recently struck by California tech giant Oracle aimed at satisfying U.S. concerns over TikTok's ... more
  • 2 weeks Official rips critics for attack on daughter with COVID-19 Beaumontenterprise -Fashion
    WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A Florida county commissioner is firing back at an anti-mask critic who took to social media, claiming to show the official's hypocrisy for pushing coronavirus safety precautions on the public while letting her COVID-19 positive daughter defy them. After Palm Beach County Commissioner Melissa McKinlay announced Tuesday that her 19-year-old daughter was in the emergency room with COVID-19, Boca Raton resident Rachel Eade posted pictures and video on Facebook taken from the commissioner's daughter's Instagram page. In one image Eade grabbed from the teen's Instagram account, McKinlay’s daughter shows off a tattoo. She ... more
  • 2 weeks End of the runway? Fashion world mulls post-COVID future Beaumontenterprise -Fashion
    LONDON (AP) — It’s the September fashion week season, and in any other year London would be abuzz with fashionistas zipping across town in Mercedes Benzes, hobnobbing with celebrities at glittering catwalk shows before sipping champagne at late-night parties. This is no typical year, though, and London Fashion Week is decidedly less glamorous. There are all of three socially-distanced catwalk shows, with a smattering of small salon shows or invitation-only appointments offered by designers like Victoria Beckham and Christopher Kane. International buyers, editors, and models aren’t jetting in. With most designers showing their wares online only, style in the ... more
  • 2 weeks Alert: Trump orders clampdown on TikTok and WeChat beginning Sunday, prevents download in the US Beaumontenterprise -Tech
    NEW YORK (AP) — Trump orders clampdown on TikTok and WeChat beginning Sunday, prevents download in the US. ... more
  • 2 weeks Apple to launch first online store in India next week Beaumontenterprise -Tech
    NEW DELHI (AP) — Apple announced Friday that it will launch its first online store in India next week, as it seeks to increase sales in one of the world’s fastest-growing smartphone markets. The company at present uses third-party online and offline retailers to sell its products in the country. Apple CEO Tim Cook said in a tweet that the company "can’t wait to connect with our customers and expand support in India.” The Sept. 23 launch comes ahead of India's major Hindu festival season beginning next month. With a nearly 1.4 billion people, including millions of new Internet ... more
  • 2 weeks Woodville interception seals win Beaumontenterprise -Sports
    A late interception by one of Woodville’s most “steady” defensive players helped the Eagles secure a 14-6 homecoming win over Little Cypress-Mauriceville Friday night. ... more
  • 2 weeks West Orange-Stark scores 70, shuts down Newton offense Beaumontenterprise -Sports
    The West Orange-Stark Mustangs shutout the Newton Eagles, 70-0. ... more
  • 2 weeks Anahuac tops Bridge City in overtime Beaumontenterprise -Sports
    Junior running back Christian Sanchez powered through Bridge City’s defense for a three-yard scoring run on the third overtime snap as Anahuac outlasted the Cardinals, 28-21, Friday night in Larry Ward Stadium. ... more
  • 2 weeks BISD selects charter partner for MLK Middle School Beaumontenterprise
    The campus had been in failing status for over four years, risking a state takeover or shutdown. ... more
  • 2 weeks Expensive handbags stolen from Chicago-area Neiman Marcus Beaumontenterprise -Fashion
    NORTHBROOK, Ill. (AP) — Handbags valued at more than $43,000 were stolen from a Neiman Marcus store in a suburban Chicago shopping center. At least 10 people wearing hooded sweatshirts and masks walked into the Northbrook store around closing time Wednesday evening, knocked over glass display cases, grabbed 13 handbags and ran out, police said. Celine handbags were taken, according to the Chicago Tribune. Another 11 handbags valued at more than $31,000 were damaged. A store loss prevention officer was punched. The thieves drove away in two dark-colored SUVs. Northbrook is north of Chicago. ... more
  • 2 weeks Tropical depression could gain strength Beaumontenterprise
    Tropical Depression 22 could become Tropical Storm Wilfred in the southwestern Gulf of Mexico in the next few days, and it could end up heading north or northeast. ... more
  • 2 weeks Nevada COVID-19 panel OKs reopening bars in Las Vegas, Elko Beaumontenterprise -Food
    LAS VEGAS (AP) — Bars in and around Las Vegas will be allowed to reopen after this weekend with limited capacity, distance between customers and facial coverings all around, following action Thursday by a Nevada coronavirus response task force. The panel decided that drinking establishments can also reopen at the same time — midnight Sunday — in Elko County in northeast Nevada. The votes by the COVID-19 Mitigation and Management Task Force relieved a hot-button issue and relaxed the last of the bar closure orders that Gov. Steve Sisolak re-imposed July 10 to limit social gatherings where alcohol is ... more
  • 2 weeks US envoy to United Nations meets with Taiwan official in NY Beaumontenterprise -Food
    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — U.S. Ambassador Kelly Craft had lunch Wednesday with Taiwan’s top official in New York, a meeting she called “historic” and a further step in the Trump administration’s campaign to strengthen relations with the self-governing island that China claims as part of its territory. Craft said her lunch with James K.J. Lee, director of the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in New York, at an outdoor restaurant on Manhattan’s East Side was the first meeting between a top Taiwan official and a United States ambassador to the United Nations. “I’m looking to do the right thing ... more
  • 2 weeks Louisiana allowing later drink sales in new virus order Beaumontenterprise -Food
    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Louisiana’s governor tweaked a COVID-19 prevention order Thursday to allow alcoholic beverage sales in most of the state until 11 p.m. The cutoff for on-premises consumption of alcohol had been 10 p.m. under orders issued last week. Edwards said in a news release he made the change after consulting with restaurant and hospitality leaders. The order affects restaurants statewide, and bars in four parishes where the percentage of positive COVID-19 tests has been 5% or below for two weeks: Acadia, Jefferson Davis, St. Landry and Plaquemines. The order does not affect New Orleans, which is ... more
  • 2 weeks Family, friends of slain Beaumont man make plea for info Beaumontenterprise
    Clifford Earl Jones Jr. was fatally shot July 11 while in a Beaumont apartment. The shots, officers said, came from outside. ... more
  • 2 weeks Dishman Elementary staffer tests positive for coronavirus Beaumontenterprise
    The report is the second for the district this week. In-person classes do not start until next week. ... more
  • 2 weeks Abbott loosens COVID-related businesses restrictions Beaumontenterprise
    New round of business reopenings includes restaurants, gyms and nursing homes, as the state continues to see a drop in infections and hospitalizations from the coronavirus. ... more
  • 2 weeks Port Neches native to join ‘Saturday Night Live’ cast Beaumontenterprise
    Dismukes graduated from PN-G High School in 2013. His former teachers say they could see his comedic talent from an early age. ... more
  • 2 weeks With picnic baskets, Christian Siriano puts on backyard show Beaumontenterprise -Fashion
    WESTPORT, Conn. (AP) — Christian Siriano, who turned his atelier into a mask-making machine, took to his Connecticut backyard Thursday for a cozy fashion show complete with picnic baskets for his small in-person crowd, masks on the faces of his models and a dip in his pool for pregnant muse Coco Rocha. “We just needed an escape,” he told The Associated Press after his cheery parade of ball gowns, prints that included panels from comic books and looks emblazoned in black and white with a simple message: “VOTE." For the rest of the fashion industry, Siriano livestreamed the show ... more
  • 2 weeks German hospital hacked, patient taken to another city dies Beaumontenterprise -Tech
    BERLIN (AP) — German authorities said Thursday that an apparently misdirected ransomware attack caused the failure of IT systems at a major hospital in Duesseldorf, and a woman who needed urgent admission died after she had to be taken to another city for treatment. The woman's death appeared to be the first resulting from a ransomware attack, even if indirectly so. The Duesseldorf University Clinic's systems have been disrupted for a week. The hospital said investigators have found that the source of the problem was a hacker attack on a weak spot in “widely used commercial add-on software,” which ... more
  • 2 weeks More than 50 Chicago-area restaurants closed due to COVID-19 Beaumontenterprise -Food
    CHICAGO (AP) — More than 50 restaurants in the Chicago area have permanently closed their doors because of the coronavirus pandemic. The Chicago Tribune reported the figure as part of a snapshot of the city’s restaurant scene six months into a pandemic which has forced closures and caused widespread job loss. Overall, Illinois has reported 268,207 confirmed cases, including 2,056 new cases reported Thursday. The state's Department of Public Health said 8,392 people in Illinois have died since the beginning of the pandemic, including 25 reported Thursday. The state's unemployment rate was 11% in August, the Illinois Department of ... more
  • 2 weeks Texas eases virus rules as cases drop, but bars still closed Beaumontenterprise -Food
    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas is ready to relax coronavius restrictions for the first time in months, Republican Gov. Greg Abbott announced Thursday, but bars remain closed indefinitely and a mask mandate is still in place following a massive summer spread that became one of the deadliest outbreaks in the U.S. In allowing restaurants and gyms to let more people inside, as well as lifting a ban on elective surgeries and nursing home visits under certain criteria, Abbott said a dramatic drop in hospitalized COVID-19 patients has made it possible to begin easing restrictions put in place when new ... more
  • 2 weeks Yellowstone has second-busiest August, tourism still down Beaumontenterprise -Food
    YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. (AP) — Yellowstone National Park had its second-busiest August on record but tourism is still down substantially this year, park officials said Thursday. The coronavirus prompted the park's closure in March and Yellowstone's five entrances opened for spring automobile traffic a few weeks later than usual. The two Wyoming entrances opened May 18, followed by the three Montana entrances June 1. Park services including some restaurants and lodges gradually reopened over the summer season and much later than usual. In August, the park had 881,543 recreation visitors, up 7.5% from the year before for the ... more
  • 2 weeks More Iranian nationals charged in US with hacking crimes Beaumontenterprise -Tech
    FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AP) — For the third straight day, federal prosecutors have announced criminal charges accusing Iranian nationals with conducting cyberattacks in the U.S., with the charges this time targeting a member of Iran's elite Revolutionary Guard. The most recent charges announced Thursday in U.S. District Court in Alexandria, Virginia, accuse a member of the Revolutionary Guard and two others of stealing the identities of individuals working in aerospace and satellite technology. The hackers would then use those identities to launch phishing campaigns on the tech workers' peers in order to launch malware and commandeer sensitive data and ... more
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