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Chicken-fried chicken, seasoned green beans and fried okra

After a five-year hiatus, a long-standing Mauriceville tradition has returned and is receiving an outstanding reception.

Tuffy’s Eatery, best known for its homemade rolls and pies — not to mention its plate-filling chicken-fried steaks — reopened May 16, and Southeast Texans have shown that they appreciate the restaurant’s comeback.

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The highly successful Video Games Live multimedia concert experience will return to the Houston Symphony for the fifth time at Jones Hall on Friday, July 14, at 7:30 p.m. A brand-new show from years past, the entertaining spectacle will be led by guest conductor Emmanuel Fratianni.

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Known as one of the greatest films in American cinema, The Godfather will be shown at Classic Movie Night at the Jefferson Theatre on Friday, July 14, and The Lunchbox will be the feature for the Foreign Film Series, also at the Jefferson, on Wednesday, July 19.

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Meet Penny, a young adult female golden patched tabby weighing about 5 pounds. This cat is absolutely gorgeous with a beautiful coat of gold, copper and brown hues! Like most cats, Penny is a gal who knows what she wants, and when it’s “Penny-time,” she wants her ears scratched ... now! Penny is showcased in the lobby at Beaumont Animal Care and is ready to go to a new owner that appreciates her beauty! The adoption fee for Penny is $90, which includes her spay, feline vaccination, rabies vaccination, worming and flea treatment. Ask for ID No. 30482.

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baby sea lion

Babies, babies, and more babies! This June saw a massive baby boom throughout the Houston Zoo, with the biggest baby yet to come when later this summer, the zoo will welcome a 250-300-pound Asian elephant calf.

A California sea lion pup was born to first-time mother, Cali, on June 26 after a three-hour labor. The pup and Cali began to bond immediately, and nursing was spotted within hours. The sex of the pup has not yet been determined, and the mother and pup will spend a while behind the scenes strengthening their bond before they are ready to make their first public appearance.

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