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Shamsha Ali was in second grade when her family immigrated to the United States from Pakistan. With business owners for parents Ali, a 1999 graduate of East Chambers High School, decided she wanted to follow in their footsteps.

“Basically I told my husband, I wanted to start something on my own — something small,” Ali said. 

In 2011, Ali started researching different concepts and discovered the self-serve frozen yogurt business plan.

“It wasn’t really that popular back then, and I thought this is really unique,” she said.

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There’s been a whirlwind of changes since Mike Schultz arrived as the new head football coach earlier this year and a major point of emphasis under Schultz is that players get stronger by spending more time in the weight room. 

With that said, Schultz and the coaching staff hosted a first for the Lamar football team — Night of Champions — on April 25, which is a strength and conditioning showcase that saw several members of the team square off in bench press, squats and deadlift at Provost Umphrey Stadium in front of fans. 

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Early voting kicked off April 24 in Beaumont with just a trickling of its populace turning out to select city leadership. During the first three days of early voting for the May 6 election, just under 2,000 voters made their way to one of Beaumont’s five polling locations – Rogers Park, Beaumont City Hall, Beaumont ISD Administration Building, John Paul Davis Community Center, and Johns Library, with an added roughly 300 mail-in ballots received by election officials.

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Free Fire

Starring: Brie Larson, Cillian Murphy

Directed by: Ben Wheatley

Rated: R

 

This movie is a trip—back in time, that is, to the ‘80s. The premise is simple: two separate groups are meeting up at an abandoned warehouse under the cover of darkness to transact a weapons deal only it does not go as planned.

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Grab your girlfriends, wear red and help the American Heart Association save lives at the Go Red For Women Luncheon on Tuesday, May 2 at the Beaumont Country Club (5355 Pine St) beginning at noon. Go Red For Women is the American Heart Association’s national movement to end heart disease and stroke in women. Heart disease and stroke kill 1 in 3 women, which is more than all cancers combined. The good news is that 80 percent of cardiac events may be prevented with education and lifestyle changes.

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