2017 Encore

Introduced in 2013, the Encore quickly carved out a niche of its own and rose to the top of the fast-growing small SUV market, topping it in 2014 and 2015. Encore was Buick’s best-selling vehicle in North America in 2015, accounting for nearly a third of overall sales. Its sales were up 34 percent for the first two months of 2016, extending a year-over-year sales increase streak to 26 months.

For 2017, a new front-end appearance and a new premium interior highlight the visual refinements.

Exterior design

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It’s time to brush off on your golf swing for the 4th Annual Kiwanis Glow-In-The-Dark Golf Tournament, scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 25, at 6:30 p.m. But don’t worry about taking a shot in the dark, because when the sun goes down, the course at Sunset Grove Country Club will brighten up with glow-in-the-dark golf balls and course markings to light the way.

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When he’s not on set in exotic locales, a celebrity makes his home in China, Texas. And while you might not know the name Novelisto, you’ve almost certainly seen his work in films like “Winter’s Tale” and the upcoming “Helen of Troy.” He didn’t have speaking roles, but there’s no denying the star qualities of this humble performer who keeps all four feet firmly planted on the ground.

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Kelly Dance Force

The Kelly Dance Force traveled to Los Angeles to perform at Disneyland in Anaheim on Jan. 12-16. KDF performed a 20-minute show featuring jazz, pom, ballet and lyrical routines on a Disneyland stage. Performances included competition and football routines as well small group performances.

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Former Beaumont water utilities director Dr. Hani Tohme, ousted from the position in 2015 after an audit allegedly uncovered deficiencies in the department, including in oversight and payroll spending, has applied for candidacy to run against longtime Mayor Becky Ames in the coming May election.

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