Shake off dust out of your bellbottoms and head over to the Grand Event Center inside the Golden Nugget in Lake Charles, Louisiana, on Saturday, Oct. 1, for a concert featuring Jefferson Starship and Foghat. The show begins at 8 p.m. and tickets are $20-$50 for ages 21 years and older. Tickets can be purchased online at ticketmaster.com.

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Marco Hernandez addresses the Beaumont City Council.

After police told him and his friends they could no longer use tennis courts at city parks to play their favorite sport, local futsal enthusiast Marco Hernandez suggested the city invest in a court for the sport, a type of hard-court soccer popular in Latin countries.

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Charles Laboue and Jessica Murphy

Police in Orange made two arrests Sept. 26 after an investigation into a stolen vehicle reportedly led them to the discovery of 25 grams of methamphetamine inside a local residence.

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Dionne Fontenot
Sharon Montgomery

The Beaumont Community Players will open its concert season Friday, Sept. 30, in the Betty Greenberg Center for Performing Arts (4155 Laurel St) with a performance by the Jimmy Simmons Orchestra with special guest vocalists and BCP alumni Dionne Fontenot and Sharon Montgomery. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased online at beaumontcommunityplayers.com. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., and the concert will begin at 7:30 p.m.

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The Texas Rice Festival started as a one-day affair in Winnie in 1969 and has since grown into a eight-day harvest celebration, now in its 47th year. The renowned Texas Rice Festival recognizes the significance off rice farming, a major economic activity in the region, especially in the Winnie area. The festival includes a carnival, livestock show, barbeque cook-off, nightly street dances, parades, pageants, music, great food and, of course, rice balls. The final weekend of the event is upon us with gates opening at 5 p.m.

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