A ricocheting popper burned parts of Nolan Haney’s eye and eyelid when he was 4.

Fireworks sales started blazing across the country starting Memorial Day weekend, running through the Fourth of July. As retailers begin their promotions, the American Academy of Ophthalmology is shining a light on this explosive fact: the number of eye injuries caused by fireworks has more than doubled in recent years.

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The Ruxpins

The Orange Convention and Visitors Bureau is hosting its annual “Celebrate Independence Day” on Monday, July 4, beginning at 7 p.m. with a live concert from the local Americana rock act The Ruxpins at the Riverfront Pavilion.

At 9 p.m. an unbelievable fireworks show will light up the Orange sky. The event is free and there will be plenty of kids events, snow cones, drinks and more. No pets are allowed.

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Actor and comedian Aries Spears will perform this weekend at the Improv in Houston, beginning with two shows on Friday, July 1 (8 p.m., 10:30 p.m.), followed by two shows on Saturday, July 2 (7 p.m., 9:30 p.m.) and one Sunday, July 3 (7:30 p.m.). Tickets are $25 for ages 18 and older and can be purchased online at www.improvhouston.com.

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The Houston Symphony presents Raiders of the Lost Ark on Friday, July 1, and Saturday, July 7, at the Jones Hall (615 Louisiana) in downtown Houston at 7:30 p.m. One of film’s greatest movie heroes, Indiana Jones, is back and better than ever, so relive the magic with the amazing adventures of Raiders of the Lost Ark live on the big screen when the Houston Symphony performs John Williams’ score in its entirety. Tickets are $22-$115 and can be purchased online at houstonfirsttheaters.com or by calling (713) 224-7575.

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Proposed BISD trustee district boundaries (Illustrative Plan 1)

When Texas Education Agency Commissioner Michael Williams first appointed a seven-member Board of Managers to take the place of a set-aside Beaumont Independent School District Board of Trustees, the district was crumbling as FBI raids and administrative level employee indictments were joined with revelations that BISD was running face-first into an approximate $25 million budget defici

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