Killeen, TXKilleen Daily Herald

Dream come true: New barbershop opens in Cove

What has been a dream for six to seven years is now a reality for Jonathan Gray, owner of Nonpareil Barbershop in Copperas Cove. “I was living not such a good life for many years,” Gray said of when he developed an interest in cutting hair. “And the opportunity came to me to go to barber school and get off the streets and do something positive, and I took it; I took the opportunity.”
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Thicket, TXBeaumont Enterprise

Big Thicket launches summer programs

The Big Thicket National Preserve is restarting ranger-led programs for the summer season after they were paused by the COVID-19 pandemic. “After a year of not being able to provide our popular ranger-led programs, like the paddle programs, we are looking forward to sharing the beauty of the Big Thicket with visitors,” Big Thicket National Preserve Superintendent Wayne Prokopetz said in a news release.
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Chambers County, TXBeaumont Enterprise

ENTERPRISE EDITORIAL: Legislature at least stepped up for dogs

The regular session of the Legislature that ends today had more than its share of disappointments, but at least it included some significant help for dogs. The main improvements are bills that ban the use of heavy chains to tether dogs, one requiring animal control and shelters to scan lost dogs for microchips and another giving tax breaks to pet rescue facilities. These are basic provisions that most other states have had for years, and it was high time for Texas to join the modern trend.
Crosby, TXnorthchannelstar.com

Jose Jimenez wins North Shore Rotary Raffle

North Shore Rotarians gathered last Saturday afternoon at Turner Chevrolet in Crosby, to pull raffle tickets for their benefit Raffle event, and award prizes. The raffle this year was in place of their annual Catfish Fry and Crawfish Broil, which they did not hold because of the health concerns from the COVID19 pandemic.
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Liberty, TXbluebonnetnews.com

Liberty boutique has passion for fashion

Are you looking for fashion in Liberty? Do you need a last minute gift for that special lady in your life? Well, if this applies to you, one place to start is Simplee Southern Grace, a boutique located at 1804 Sam Houston St. on the square in Liberty. The retail store provides the community with women’s clothing, apparel, and gifts.
Texas StateHouston Chronicle

Where do Texas Democrats and Republicans really come together? Dog bills.

Dogs have fared well this Texas legislative session. While intensely partisan battles over voting rights, abortion and guns have demanded their attention for the last four months, lawmakers have found overwhelming unity when it comes to taking care of man’s best friend. A bill that bans the use of heavy...
Liberty, TXbluebonnetnews.com

For one family-owned Liberty restaurant, love of cooking is shared by generations

In a world that seems to be running toward a future of fast food and workers without a passion for their job, locals want nothing more than the traditional family restaurant. Tammy Crump answered the community eight years ago when she started Generations on the Liberty square. Nowadays, Generations serves Liberty with delicious sandwiches, rich coffee, and decadent desserts. Previously working as a hairdresser, Crump originally intended to open a bookstore with a coffee shop inside but quickly realized this was an opportunity to follow her childhood dream of owning a café with her family.
Crosby, TXstarcouriernews.com

Jose Jimenez wins North Shore Rotary Raffle

North Shore Rotarians gathered last Saturday afternoon at Turner Chevrolet in Crosby, to pull raffle tickets for their benefit Raffle event, and award prizes. The raffle this year was in place of their annual Catfish Fry and Crawfish Broil, which they did not hold because of the health concerns from the COVID19 pandemic.
Dayton, TXbluebonnetnews.com

How’s it growing?: Wildflower project in Dayton flourishing

The old adage that “April showers brings May flowers” holds true. Six months ago, members of the Dayton Garden Club sowed the seeds for a wildflower garden that now is in glorious bloom having received enough rain from recent storms. Planted on the east side of US 90 near the...
Crosby, TXstarcouriernews.com

Caregiving answers chronic dog dumping

CROSBY – Those of us with a heart for dogs were encouraged last Saturday to learn that a local lady is working diligently to find homes for strays and dogs being dropped off in east Harris County from that big city to the West. Most in Crosby believe there is...
Texas StateBeaumont Enterprise

Texas bourbon helps a Kentuckian find home

I was recently invited to attend a special tasting event at The Tree Restaurant and Bar in Lumberton featuring Garrison Brothers Distillery, arguably both a founding company and a pacesetter of the state’s growing bourbon industry. On paper, you’d think I would seem pretty comfortable at this kind of thing,...
Dayton, TXbluebonnetnews.com

Whataburger coming to Dayton

The rumors are true. Whataburger is coming to Dayton. “Whataburger is growing, and we’re excited to bring our iconic burgers and exceptional customer service to Dayton,” said William Timminga, owner of the BurgerWorks franchise that is opening the new restaurant. Construction of the new restaurant, located on SH 146 S...
Dayton, TXthevindicator.com

Whataburger is coming to Dayton

Residents around the Dayton area are growing excited with anticipation that Whataburger will be coming to town. The new location is off of HWY 146 next to the Stripes gas station, across from Stephen F. Austin Elementary. This will be the 3rd location in the county, with long established ties to Liberty and Cleveland, by the franchisee Burgerworks Texas, LLC out of Lufkin, TX.
Liberty, TXKilgore News Herald

Celebrating Neighbors: Liberty City Local farmers market returns May 8

Last year during quarantine, Dana Joiner looked around and saw all of her Liberty City neighbors turning to hobbies like growing vegetables, making crafts and cooking jam. An idea sprung up: Why not start a farmers market?. “I thought ‘Wow, Liberty City’s really being impressive during the pandemic. It’s so...
Houston, TXHouston Chronicle

Retail Wrap: P.F. Chang's China Bistro, Chipotle, Original Chop Shop, Postino ink new locations

Houston-based Baker Katz announced expansions for several restaurants. Chipotle, represented by Traci Holman of Baker Katz, signed leases at 4045 Little York Road in Houston, 2555 East League City Parkway in League City and at Interstate 10 and Texas 146 in Mont Belvieu. Eric Walker of Capital Retail represented the landlord in the Little York lease. Jacob Weersing of Capital Retail represented the landlord in the League City lease. Baker Katz negotiated for the landlord in Mont Belvieu. Chipotle, which has other locations under construction in Cinco Ranch and Kingwood, announced plans to open 200 restaurants in 2021.
Hamshire, TXPort Arthur News

AFFIDAVIT: Crawfish boil music fight leads to arrest

A Hamshire man is facing up to 10 years in prison after police said he assaulted two people following a crawfish boil. Clifford Alexis Barriere, 61, was indicted this week by a Jefferson County grand jury on a 3rd-degree felony charge of assault. According to a probable cause affidavit, Barriere...
Dayton, TXthevindicator.com

Dayton ISD Celebrations for April 2021

Colbert – On April 1st Colbert celebrated Easter and had their egg hunts. Students had fun hunting for eggs and then counting them in groups of 10. Every Thursday in April Colbert’s Tiny Broncos celebrate Compassion Thursdays. Each week for just $1.00 they get to wear something fun and donate to a great cause. On April 1st it was Lei off the Sugar Day and students collected $74 for JDRF. On Thursday, April 9th, they went blue for Bridgehaven and they wore blue jeans and slippers, $129 was collected. On April 15th their futures were bright and student wore neon colors and sunglasses, $49 was collected for the Beltrami fund.