What’s the best barbecue? I get asked this question almost daily. Being that tastes vary from region to region and person to person, I thought the best thing for me to do was to put together a list of my favorite barbecue.

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maps show how far Texas has come and how far it has regressed.

The National Weather Service in Lake Charles issued an excessive heat warning for Southeast Texas, including Jefferson and Orange counties, on Monday, Aug. 10, as temperatures soared into the triple digits. That afternoon, the NWS reports, the heat index reached 108 degrees.

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Your taste buds will rejoice at the 13th annual A Tasting for Some Other Place on Tuesday, Aug. 18, beginning at 5 p.m. at the Beaumont Civic Center. Area residents are invited to enjoy tasty tidbits offered by local restaurants, businesses and churches for only $10.

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Charrica Green and Amanda Lueke

Since last August, the Southeast Texas Food Bank has had a rare commodity within its walls.

Charrica Green of Memphis, Tenn., spent the last year serving the region as an AmeriCorps VISTA (Volunteers in Service to America) worker assigned to the food bank through AmeriCorps’ relationship with Feeding Texas, the state body that coordinates the Texas network of food banks.

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Hannah Leleux, a Lamar University junior from Bridge City majoring in computer science, has been awarded a scholarship from the Association for Computing Machinery – Women to attend SIGITE 2015, the 16th Annual Conference on Information Technology Education, on Sept. 30 – Oct. 3, at DePaul University in Chicago.

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