Sunday, January 13, 2013

Almanac has the PA facts

Remember almanacs? I’d say bring ‘em back, but they never left. The World Almanac and Book of Facts 2013 has color images we should never forget, that shaped our year and our world. My husband was surprised at some of the recent news that got in there, plus there’s Olympian Gabby Douglas and myriad cool stuff. What I love is that the 1,000-plus pages include mention of Janis Joplin and Hurricane Rita have have that famous image of Jack Brooks as LBJ is getting sworn in. There’s serious stuff, like how Texas was named for being friendly, and relatively frivolous stuff, like the cover photo of Anne Hathway with her hair “Le Mis” short. Get your self a 2013 and keep it out all year long.

Bayou Bauhous
I love Joey Blazek’s painting of vessel’s chugging and sailing in Galveston Bay, and I also love Albert Faggard’s  bluejay staring down an orange pumpkin. The Southeast Texas Arts Council announces Bayou Bauhous, a site to unite area artists with buyers. Check it out at

BBB turns 50
I made my first Better Business Bureau Morning Mix Tour at Summer’s Abbey Flooring in Port Neches and enjoyed how business owners shared a bit on their workings and made new contacts. The BBB turns 50 this year and will make its presences known everywhere, Debbie Bridgeman, services and communications director, said. For more on Lunch & Learn or other BBB programs, contact

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