photo by Brandon Gouthier

More than 175 city and county officials, healthcare professionals, first-responders, leaders in education and sports, as well as the media and other cross sections of the community turned out Friday, March 13, for the launch of the Tobacco Control Coalition of Southeast Texas’ regional tobacco-free awareness initiatives at the Beaumont Civic Center.

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If you drive on Calder to downtown, it’s easy to admire the newly paved sidewalks, the soft glow of the vintage-looking lampposts, and the overall nostalgic ambiance of Old Town. But have you seen the newer additions to the street? 

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With a starting MSRP of $28,975, the Honda Odyssey rolls into 2015 with style and efficiency. The 2015 Honda Odyssey is available in several trims, including LX, EX, EX-L and Touring/Touring Elite, with seating for up to eight in most trims (the LX offers seating for seven).

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The Prunus Mexicano is an elegant gorgeous tree more commonly known as the Mexican plum. And it is one of the first beautiful budding trees that we see in February and March. The Mexican plum tree reminds us that spring is just around the corner.

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Over the past several months you may have seen Sal Khan, founder of the Khan Academy (khanacademy.org) appearing in a commercial for the Bank of America, announcing its free online “Better Money Habits” (bettermoneyhabits.com) education program.  Started in April of 2013, utilizing the educational and academic expertise of the Khan Academy, and funded by the Bank of America, this free online learning program offers basic financial education to all.

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