Q. I pay my bills by mail. My due date is the first of the month and I have a 10-day period before they charge a late fee. I always mail my check by the tenth day. The company has begun charging me interest and a late fee. How can I be charged a late fee if I can prove my payment was mailed before the due date?

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It was a perfect day in southeast Texas. Beautiful Becki Stedman, “chief” of the weekly farmer’s market on College Street, was in place, smiling and greeting folks coming in for herbs, tomatoes, bread and more. Happily, I learned that the farmer’s market goes on for months more. I scored some veggies and squash blossoms then headed off 10 miles west to China, Texas, to pick up my new puppy and see what’s new in this town of 1,160.

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For 2017, FIAT simplifies the 500X lineup to three models (Pop, Trekking and Lounge) while changing available package content to offer customers the opportunity to better personalize their 500X. Additionally, Fiat 500X option packages, now offered on all models, can be combined with one another so customers can get the features they desire.

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Freddie Titus

An “ambassador for mankind,” Lamar University’s Freddie Titus took a different path when he discovered the joy of serving others over self. He has brought that approach to his teaching and service beyond the campus.

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Beaumont is in for one heckuva rock show as the Soundboy Killaz 2017 Fall Tour featuring P.O.D. with special guests Alien Ant Farm, Powerflo and Fire From the Gods perform at the Julie Rogers Theatre on Wednesday, Sept. 20. From San Diego, P.O.D. has been a fixture on the rock scene since the early ’90s and received instant success from albums such as The Fundamental Elements of Southtown and Satellite, which sold more than 3 million copies.

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