Artists looking for a place to show off their latest creations need look no further than The Alternative Show at The Art Studio Inc. in June. This first-come, first-served art exhibition will take free submissions through June 2.

The show will open Saturday, June 4, with a reception from 7-10 p.m. in TASI’s gallery at 720 Franklin in downtown Beaumont. The exhibition runs through June 25.

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Q. I recently had a small fire in my apartment. I think it was caused by the new clothes dryer I had installed. The landlord collected for the damage to his building from his insurance company. Now the insurance company is coming after me for $60,000 because of a clause in my lease. This fire was not my fault. How can I be sued?

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Buick’s Encore continues to draw new customers to the brand, attracted by the small crossover’s unique package of luxury features and efficiency. Its lineup grows this year with the new Encore Sport Touring, which features an all-new 1.4L turbo engine along with unique exterior cues.

With a starting MSRP of $24,065, the 2016 Encore is offered in five trim levels: Encore, Encore Convenience, Encore Sport Touring, Encore Leather and Encore Premium. All models offer room for five and up to 48.4 cubic feet (with rear seats folded) of storage space.

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Firefighters in Beaumont battled two blazes in two days at two separate residences, one vacant and one occupied, Beaumont Fire-Rescue reports.

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The dismal sequel to the hit comedy “Neighbors,” which premiered this past weekend is indicative of what passes for entertainment these days. Take a modest box office winner from a couple of summers ago and use it to launch another one.

It’s easier than coming up with more original material.

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