Have you seen how wonderfully landscaped hotels and other public spaces are using the sweet potato vine? Traveling through Houston the other day, I saw esplanades, planters and landscaped areas relying on this humble plant. This beauty is adaptable, too; it works in both sun and shady areas of your yard. The colors are deeper and brighter in full sun than shady areas where they will bring drama and more of a green hue.

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Finally the sequel to the beloved (and super popular) animated feature “Finding Nemo.” It’s a mystery why we had to wait so long considering some fish products begin to ripen after a few days — and not in a good way. It’s been 13 years since we’ve checked in with Marlin and Nemo, the father and son clown fish duo, and little Dory (Ellen DeGeneres) the blue tang fish, with the short-term memory issue.

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2016 Mazda6 sedan

Debuting in 2012 as the flagship model in Mazda’s new-generation product lineup, Mazda6 enters 2016 with a refreshed look.

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Rodney Saveat

Along with a cadre of other positions the Beaumont Independent School District is looking to fill, they are also seeking a new Director of Athletics to serve as the head of their programs. Former Athletic Director Rodney Saveat has a new position and a new title, but will no longer be the face of BISD sports teams.

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Paige Parkerson and Clifton Barkin

A woman who fatally stabbed her fiancé on Mother’s Day 2012 was set free by a jury in judge Larry Gist’s Drug Impact Court on Friday, June 17, with the panel determining she was not guilty of the crime of murder by reason of self-defense.

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