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  • Big artists fill the schedule this fall

    Tommy Mann Jr, For the Record|Updated Oct 4, 2022

    The fall season is now in full-swing, but the local and regional concert lineup remains red hot. Whether you enjoy country music or rock and roll or something in between, there is plenty to see and hear. Take a look at the list and find what suits your tastes. Oct. 6 Tracy Lawrence, Jake Worthington, House of Blues, Houston Oct. 6 Enuff Z'Nuff, Rise Rooftop, Houston Oct. 7 Whiskey Myers, Shane Smith and The Saints, Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, The Woodlands Oct. 7 Patti...

  • Hagar and friends end summer with a bang

    Tommy Mann Jr, For the Record|Updated Sep 20, 2022

    There ain't no party like an end of summer rock and roll party if that rock and roll party features Sammy Hagar and a bunch of his close friends. Hagar and his bandmates, better known as Sammy Hagar and the Circle, brought the party and the music to the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion in The Woodlands this past Friday night (Sept. 16, 2022) for a sensational 100-minute concert to help bring summer to a close. Sure there are still a few days left on the on the calendar, but it...

  • Legendary Oak Ridge Boys performance at Jefferson Theatre

    Tommy Mann Jr, For the Record|Updated Sep 19, 2022

    Legendary music quartet, The Oak Ridge Boys, ended its string of performances in Texas with a concert at the historic Jefferson Theatre in Beaumont this past Sunday night (Sept. 18, 2022). The group performed a 90-minute set featuring 24-songs, such as "American Made," "Callin' Baton Rouge," "Thank God for Kids," "Elvira" and "Bobbie Sue" among others....

  • Summer winds down with big shows

    Tommy Mann Jr, For the Record|Updated Sep 13, 2022

    Summer is on its way out, but not before delivering a variety of quality live music events featuring just about something for everyone, including Sammy Hagar in Houston on Sept. 16 and legendary country quartet The Oak Ridge Boys in Beaumont on Sept. 18. Sept. 14 Earth, Wind and Fire, Smart Financial Center, Sugar Land Sept. 14 Twenty One Pilots, Toyota Center, Houston Sept. 15 Zach Williams, Heymann Performing Arts Center, Lafayette, La. Sept. 16 Sammy Hagar and The Circle,...

  • Big shows added to Southeast Texas schedule

    Tommy Mann Jr, For the Record|Updated Aug 2, 2022

    Just when you think there cannot be any more fun to be had around Southeast Texas, several big events get announced within a matter of days that will take place in the coming weeks. Events featuring artists such as Robert Earl Keen, Michael W. Smith and Blue October were all recently announced for downtown Beaumont venues and will help make the remainder of summer and fall 2022 one to remember. Aug. 6 Slim Thug, Pour09 Bar and Rooftop, Beaumont Aug. 12 Stoney LaRue, Golden...

  • Local additions shape summer, fall lineup

    Tommy Mann Jr, For the Record|Updated Jun 28, 2022

    Not only are the temperatures scorching hot, but the summer music schedule is red hot as well and the fall schedule of events is shaping up to be a fantastic one too. Several big events have been added to venues in Southeast Texas and Southwest Louisiana, so take a look below and find what is best for you. June 30 Midland, Party by the Pool, L'Auberge Casino Resort, Lake Charles, La. July 2 Daughtry, Golden Nugget Casino, Lake Charles, La. July 2 Rod Stewart, Cynthia Woods...

  • Local additions shape summer, fall lineup

    Tommy Mann Jr, For the Record|Updated May 24, 2022

    Big additions to the concert schedule will surely have fans excited as events featuring Cody Johnson, Gary Allan, Jamey Johnson and more are on tap for Southeast Texas and Southwest Louisiana, along with the other events across the region listed below. May 27 Cole Swindell, Coushatta Casino Resort, Kinder, La. May 27 Kevin Fowler, Bolivar Beach Club & RV Resort, Crystal Beach, Tx. May 28 Fuel, Golden Nugget Casino, Lake Charles, La. May 28 "BUZZFEST" feat. Papa Roach, Seether,...

  • Spring and summer concerts are piling up

    Tommy Mann Jr, For the Record|Updated Apr 12, 2022

    Spring is in full bloom and the local and regional concert schedule is bursting with events, including multiple announcements made this past Monday. Whether you enjoy rock, country, or a mix of everything, be sure to check out the shows below to find what is right for you. April 14 Carvin Jones Band, Jefferson Theatre, Beaumont April 15 Megadeth, Lamb of God, Trivium, In Flames, Cajundome, Lafayette, La. April 15 Band of Heathens, White Oak Music Hall, Houston April 16 Toto,...

  • Music events growing into spring

    Tommy Mann Jr, For the Record|Updated Mar 8, 2022

    With only a few weeks of winter remaining, the spring concert schedule and festival season begins to build as seasons change. Big events have been added at venues in Southeast Texas and Southwest Louisiana, so check out the list of events below and make plans now. March 2 Tim McGraw, Houston Rodeo, NRG Stadium, Houston March 3 For King and Country, Houston Rodeo, NRG Stadium, Houston March 4 Ricky Martin, Houston Rodeo, NRG Stadium, Houston March 4 Maxwell, Anthony Hamilton,...

  • Kansas delivers legendary concert in Southeast Texas

    Tommy Mann Jr, For the Record|Updated Feb 18, 2022

    Legendary rock band Kansas delivered an astonishing two-hour, 20 minute set of hits, gems and new material during its performance on Wednesday night (Feb. 16, 2022) at the Jefferson Theatre in Beaumont. The group performed new songs "Memories Down the Line" and "Throwing Mountains," from its 2020 release "The Absence of Presence," plus songs such as "Hold On," "Refugee," "Lonely Wind," "Song for America," and "Miracles Out of Nowhere," as well as the "Point of Know Return"...

  • Kansas makes a 'point' with its music, tour

    Tommy Mann Jr, For the Record|Updated Feb 15, 2022

    Legendary rock act Kansas is back on tour and has a "point" to make with its music and tour this winter. Kansas will perform at the historic Jefferson Theatre in downtown Beaumont at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2022. Tickets start at $45 and are available at all Ticketmaster outlets, including the venue box office and online at www.ticketmaster.com. The band, which is now in its sixth decade, is comprised of Phil Ehart, drums; Richard Williams, guitar; Ronnie Platt, vocals;...

  • Intimate and Special Evening

    Tommy Mann Jr, For the Record|Updated Feb 10, 2022

    Country music star Travis Tritt performed a solo, acoustic concert in front of a near-capacity crowd Thursday night (Feb. 10, 2022) at the Jefferson Theatre in Beaumont, in what he described as being an "intimate and special evening performing in my living room with friends." Tritt pleased the country music-loving crowd with hits, gems, and surprises such as tributes to his friends and legends Charlie Daniels and Waylon Jennings. He performed a new song, "Smoke in a Bar,"...

  • UIL realignment sends Orangefield back to 3A

    Tommy Mann Jr, For the Record|Updated Feb 9, 2022

    Every two years the University Interscholastic League conducts a reclassification and realignment event for school districts across the state of Texas, and Thursday's event unveiled what districts our local schools will be designated in for the 2022-2023 and 2023-2024 school years. In football, the Orangefield Bobcats return to Class 3A, Division I after spending the previous two years in Class 4, Division II. The remaining Orange County schools will continue to be in Class...

  • Music schedule fills up for spring

    Tommy Mann Jr, For the Record|Updated Jan 18, 2022

    The 2022 music schedule is filling up fast with numerous big events recently announced, including the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo schedule featuring artists such as Keith Urban, Gwen Stefani, Bun B, Journey and George Strait, and several big shows in the Lake Charles-area. Check it out and make plans now. Jan. 21 The Oak Ridge Boys, Golden Nugget Casino, Lake Charles, La. Jan. 21 Elton John, Toyota Center, Houston Jan. 22 Elton John, Toyota Center, Houston Jan. 22 CeCe...

  • Mustangs, Bears fall in regional finals

    Tommy Mann Jr, For the Record|Updated Dec 14, 2021

    The 2021 football season finally concluded for the last two teams in Southeast Texas, as the Bears and Mustangs both lost in the Regional Finals this past Friday night. The No. 4 state-ranked West Orange-Stark Mustangs finished the season with a record of 11-2 following a 31-14 loss to the No. 5 state-ranked China Spring Cougars this past Friday night at Tomball ISD Stadium in Tomball. China Spring (14-0) moves on to the State Semi-finals to face Cuero. The Mustangs jumped out...

  • Big names on tap for rest of the month

    Tommy Mann Jr, For the Record|Updated Dec 14, 2021

    The amount of national artists performing in Southeast Texas and Southwest Louisiana for the rest of the month is amazing, and the quality of those acts is equally impressive. Take a look at the list below to schedule some weekend fun or a possible holiday present for someone special. Dec. 8 Sammy Hagar and The Circle, House of Blues, Houston Dec. 9 A Beatles vs Stones Christmas, Jefferson Theatre, Beaumont Dec. 11 Neal McCoy, The Oaks Event Center, Vidor Dec. 11 Chicago,...

  • Bears, Mustangs moving on to regional finals

    Tommy Mann Jr, For the Record|Updated Nov 30, 2021

    It was a black Friday indeed for several teams in the high school football playoffs around the state of Texas as six defending state champions lost games. Better still is the fact that the last two teams standing representing Southeast Texas are both from Orange County. The No. 4 state-ranked West Orange-Stark Mustangs (11-1) did what the team always does and that is play a solid game of football and defeated what was considered by some to be a better Bellville football team,...

  • Playoffs: Regional Semi-final Results

    Tommy Mann Jr, For the Record|Updated Nov 30, 2021

    Playoffs: Regional Semi-final Results WOS 36 Bellville 17 LCM 24 El Campo 21 Texas High 44 PN-G 21 Waskom 42 Newton 6 Chapel Hill 41 Kilgore 35 China Spring 27 Carthage 17 Crosby 53 A&M Consolidated 50 Playoffs: Regional Finals No. 4 West Orange-Stark Mustangs (11-1) vs No. 6 China Spring Cougars (13-0), 7 p.m., Friday, Tomball ISD Stadium, Tomball Little Cypress-Mauriceville Battlin’ Bears (11-2) vs Tyler Chapel Hill Bulldogs (11-1), 7:30 p.m., Friday, Berry Center, Cypress...

  • Big events highlight holiday season

    Tommy Mann Jr, For the Record|Updated Nov 30, 2021

    The holiday season is almost upon us, and along with the tasty food and family visits, there is always great live music events to be found. And this year is no exception as there is a variety of great Christmas musical events and non-holiday oriented live music events. Take a peek at the list and find something to enjoy. Dec. 4 Whiskey Myers, Golden Nugget Casino, Lake Charles, La. Dec. 4 For King and Country's "A Drummer Boy Christmas", Toyota Center, Houston Dec. 5 August Bu...

  • Playoffs: Area Results & Regional Semi-finals

    Tommy Mann Jr, For the Record|Updated Nov 23, 2021

    Playoffs: Regional Semi-finals No. 4 West Orange-Stark Mustangs (10-1) vs No. 6 Bellville Brahmas (12-0), 6 p.m., Friday, Randall Reed Stadium, New Caney Little Cypress-Mauriceville Battlin’ Bears (10-2) vs No. 3 El Campo Ricebirds (11-1), 6 p.m., Friday, Woodforest National Bank, Shenandoah Playoffs: Area Results WOS 20 Jasper 7 LCM 42 Columbia 21 PNG 49 Montgomery 42 Carthage 42 Hamshire-Fannett 14 Newton 36 Dekalb 6 Columbus 42 Anahuac 34 Bremond 55 Evadale 19 Lorena 50 Woodville 6 Academy 42 East Chambers 33 Wortham 38 W...

  • WO-S, LC-M move on to third round

    Tommy Mann Jr, For the Record|Updated Nov 23, 2021

    The 2021 football season continues for one more week for the Bears and Mustangs as both had solid victories this past Friday night in the Area round of the playoffs. Now each team will face its toughest opponent of the season. The No. 4 state-ranked West Orange-Stark Mustangs (10-1) defeated the Jasper Bulldogs 20-7 this past Friday at Beaumont ISD Memorial Stadium in a defensive slugfest. The Bulldogs struck first on a 61-yard touchdown pass for a quick 7-0 lead early in the...

  • Big events highlight holiday season

    Tommy Mann Jr, For the Record|Updated Nov 16, 2021

    The holiday season is almost upon us, and along with the tasty food and family visits, there is always great live music events to be found. And this year is no exception as there is a variety of great Christmas musical events and non-holiday oriented live music events. Take a peek at the list and find something to enjoy. Nov. 23 Harry Styles, Toyota Center, Houston Nov. 27 Cody Johnson, Easton Corbin, Ian Munsick, Ford Park Arena, Beaumont Nov. 28 Postmodern Jukebox, House of...

  • Two teams advance to area round

    Tommy Mann Jr, For the Record|Updated Nov 16, 2021

    The Bi-District round of the Texas UIL high school football playoffs were not very kind to several of our local teams as three had their seasons come to an end, while two managed to advance to the second round and have their seasons continue for at least one more week. The No. 4 state-ranked West Orange-Stark Mustangs (9-1) had no trouble in dispatching the La Marque Cougars this past weekend, 49-0. The Mustangs had a dominant defensive effort as the unit held the Cougars to...

  • Week 11 Results and Playoff schedules

    Tommy Mann Jr, For the Records|Updated Nov 9, 2021

    Week 11 Results WO-S 42 Bridge City 0 Orangefield 27 Hardin-Jefferson 13 LC-M 41 Splendora 7 Vidor 28 Lumberton 27 Deweyville 68 High Island 0 Hargrave 19 Livingston 12 Evadale 35 Burkeville 6 PN-G 56 Santa Fe 0 Crosby 31 Nederland 17 Atascocita 37 West Brook 7 Friendswood 28 PA Memorial 27 United 24 Goose Creek Mem 14 Texas City 35 Barbers Hill 7 Jasper 35 Madisonville 13 East Chambers 42 Tarkington 7 Corrigan-Camden at Newton Hamshire-Fannett 34 Liberty 14 Anahuac 37 Woodville 31 Kirbyville 31 Buna 26 Kountze 27 Warren 13 W...

  • Local teams ready for bi-district

    Tommy Mann Jr, For the Record|Updated Nov 9, 2021

    It was a great end to the regular season of high school football as four of our five Orange County schools booked trips for the post-season and three of those teams earning outright or shares of district titles. Deweyville also clinched a playoff spot, and now the real fun starts. The No. 4 state-ranked West Orange-Stark Mustangs (8-1, 6-0) earned a 12th straight district title this past Friday night with a 42-0 victory over the Bridge City Cardinals. It was also the Mustangs...

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