February 01 2014 - June 01 2014
Come see what’s happening this month at the Dallas Performing Arts Center.
February 01 2014 - June 01 2014
Come see what’s happening this month at American Airlines Center.
February 01 2014 - April 06 2014
Come see what’s happening this month at Verizon Theatre.
March 02 2014 - March 09 2014
The 1836 Chuckwagon Race takes place the first weekend in March every year at the Diamond B Ranch in Neches, Texas.Five classes of wagon races: Bronc Fann’n, a cowboy style match race, Pasture team roping and cowboy mounted shooting make this a truly unique western event. The gates are open to camping a week prior to the race. Folks are encouraged to come early, bring their horses, mules, wagons and participate in the many activities on the schedule. Activities include trail rides, dutch oven cook’n classes, cowboy poetry, herd dog demonstrations, hoof care clinics, bull whip demonstrations, horse auction, wagon race calcutta, barn dances, live music, cowboy church and much more!
March 08 2014 -
The Dallas Stars announced that the organization will retire the number 9 in honor of former Stars icon Mike Modano on Saturday, March 8, 2014 against the Minnesota Wild.
“Mike Modano is a once-in-a-generation player and an American hockey icon,” said Dallas Stars President and CEO Jim Lites. “His contributions to our team, including winning the Stanley Cup and helping build hockey in Texas are immeasurable. We’re proud of everything Mike accomplished in a Stars uniform and are honored that his number 9 will hang in our rafters.”
First phase of $27 million project could be complete by January 2015
Greta Kuhlman pours a beer for a customer at Avery Brewing on Sunday. Avery Brewing Company will be moving to a new, larger location in Gunbarrel next year. (Cliff Grassmick / Daily Camera)
Three years in the making, Avery Brewing Co.‘s “world-class” brewery is under construction in Boulder.
The evolution of Ben E. Keith Company has occurred through visionary management and the beverage story is no different from those humble beginnings in 1906 as a produce company. Then, Ben E. Keith was known as Harkrider-Morrison Company and was a wholesaler of groceries and sundries. Within a few years of its founding, Ben E. Keith’s knowledge of routing, operations, and sales pulled him into a leadership role, and, by 1931, the company was renamed after him.
While Keith accomplished many remarkable achievements, none are more valuable to the Beverage Division as his decision to venture into the selling of ice cream syrups to offset the summer loss of sales of vegetables and fruits. In 1928, Keith visited St. Louis and met with Adolphus Busch, whose brewery was making syrups, baker’s yeast and other products since it could not brew beer during Prohibition. When Prohibition ended, Ben E. Keith Company became a wholesaler of Anheuser Busch beers.
Then enters Gaston Hallam, the father of Robert and Howard, our current owners. Gaston began his career with the company in 1924 and later became a major stockholder, president and chairman. He was witness to much of the lack of regulation during the first years after the repeal of Prohibition, the formation of the WBDT (wholesale beer distributors of Texas), and the evolution of refrigerated, package trucks. When Gaston decided to step down from his Chairman position in 1979, he announced his son Robert as his successor.
It was under the leadership of Robert that many things began to change. Under Robert, the food division went from being a produce distributor to one of the largest full-service institutional distributors in the country.
The Beverage Division achieved a milestone in December of 1982 when it was the second distributor in the country to sell a million barrels of beer in one calendar year. Both Food and Beverage continued to grow over the next several decades but the next milestone for Beverage did not come until 2007.
It was in that year that Ben E. Keith began distributing products outside of the Anheuser-Busch portfolio and in 2008, purchased C.R. Goodman Company and picked up 60 import & craft brands. Later that same year we acquired Authentic Distributing and added another 30 brewery partners. And again in 2009, Ben E. Keith acquired 60 additional brands from Glazers Distributing. These three purchases brought the company to the forefront of the beverage industry and the ability to sell many brands statewide. Now in our 107th year of business, the beverage division sells over 39 million cases of beer all through the state. It is the continued vision of our leaders throughout the years that has made Ben E. Keith Company a success.