Fishing along the coast kicked into high gear this past weekend, with good numbers of trout, flounder and even king mackerel being caught.

One of the best fishing reports I’ve got is from Sabine Lake guide Jerry Norris. His top catches of trout, along with a few reds, have been around the rigs east of the jetties in 20 to 25 feet of water.

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When most of the other flowering plants in your yard are gasping for air, the bougainvillea is just hitting its stride. They start smiling and blooming like crazy when there isn’t much water, when the sun is too hot and when you can barely walk barefoot on your concrete sidewalk.

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Lauren Froderman

What’s Happening Orange County and the Orange Convention and Visitors Bureau will host the third annual National Dance Day event on Saturday, July 30, at the Riverfront Boardwalk and Pavilion, 601 Division Ave. in downtown Orange.

Headlining will be Season 7 winner of So You Think You Can Dance, Lauren Froderman.

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Hi, my name is Arnie, and I am grateful for all the nice people at Beaumont Animal Services: the animal control officer who found me, the judge who didn’t let my old owners take me back, the kennel staff who give me food every day and keep my kennel clean. I am grateful for my bed. Would you believe my old bed was a pile of wood pallets? I am grateful that I will never have to feel the weight of a chain hanging from my neck again. I am grateful for all of the nice visitors who stop by my kennel, and the volunteers who give me lots of treats!

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Carl Jacob Broussard, Ava Nicole Lewis and Lamya Janise Newhouse

The Orange County Grand Jury has indicted Carl Jacob Broussard, 54, on two cases of failure to stop and render aid. These crimes are alleged to have occurred on Nov. 2, 2015, on MacArthur Drive in Orange. Two people were killed in the accident, and Broussard is charged with leaving the scene. Bond has been set at $100,000 on each case.

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