He walks into the restaurant with an unmatched swagger, greeting diners as he passes, speaking to each one individually. His hat (turned backwards) reads “Boss” in bold white letters. He checks in with the kitchen and wait staff, joking and helping where he can. This man is Joe Oates, owner of Boss Burger in Nederland.

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Sure, when we visit Colorado, we see those delicious looking columbines just hanging from rocks in the mountains. But if you have ever tried to grow most of those varieties here in Texas, you may have been met with failure. They just don’t like our heat. Period. An article published in Illinois Natural History Survey calls the columbine the “mountain goat of plants, seeking out cracks and crevices in rocks and often dangling precipitously from these high places like a tethered mountain climber.” The Colorado Blue Columbine is the state flower of Colorado.

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Memorial for DaShondra Guillory, killed at just 26 years old

Correction: The April 5 printed edition of The Examiner incorrectly identifies the relationship between 26-year-old murder victim DaShondra Guillory and her assailant, who targeted Guillory after the gunman had an earlier encounter with the woman's boyfriend, Israel Manuel, also killed in the attack.

 

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Lutcher Theater will present the National Broadway Tour of Amazing Grace on Wednesday, April 11, at 7:30 p.m.

Amazing Grace is a new original musical based on the awe-inspiring true story behind the world’s most beloved song. A captivating tale of romance, rebellion and redemption, this radiant production follows one man whose incredible journey ignited a historic wave of change.

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The Symphony of Southeast Texas presents the final concert of its 65th season Saturday, April 7, at the Julie Rogers Theatre at 7:30 p.m. This anniversary season will end with a bang as the audience takes in Javelins, Cannons & Glory, a concert that has been characterized as Olympic, glorious and bombastic.

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