Photo by Clem Webb

S.O.C. Save Our Children, Children in Motion, held its annual Appreciation Banquet recently to honor community leaders and supporters and highlight the importance of a loving educational environment with an emphasis and understanding of the importance of reading in everyone’s life.

This year’s honorees included Dr. Paris Bransford, the Dugas-Leger Law Firm, Port Arthur Mayor Deloris “Bobbie” Prince, Hargie Faye Savoy and Chief C. A. “Pete” Shelton.

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Albert Nolen

The gold that glittered … Many special agents volunteering for the Art Museum of Southeast Texas Go for the Gold fundraiser this year — complete with Goldfinger theme — did an outstanding job selling almost all of the 450 tickets available. Last Thursday evening, March 10, agents, guests and maybe even some spies descended upon the museum for the reverse drawing toward $10,000 in gold coins.

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Phoenix all female punk rockers Doll Skin will perform at The Gig on Crockett Street on Thursday, March 17, with doors opening at 8 p.m. Tickets for this 18-and-older show are $5 and can be purchased at the door. All in their teens, the band consists of vocalist Sydney Dolezal (16), guitarist Alex Snowden (16), bassist Nicole Rich (17) and drummer Meghan Shea Herring (19) under the guidance of Megadeth bassist David Ellefson. They are touring in support of their debut record, In Your Face.

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Humane Society of Southeast Texas

Donations to the Humane Society of Southeast Texas can be made at any of these locations: Posh Pets in Nederland, Steinhagen Oil, All Fast Lanes locations, Kinsel Ford, Cowboy Power Sports, all iHeartMedia stations, Puppy Love in Beaumont, Retail Merchants @ 3830 hwy 365 in Port Arthur, Blue's Drive-Thru @ 4000 Lin

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I-10 and US 69N traffic that was already backed up because of a road closure near the Sabine River can expect further delays due to an accident near the Delaware exit in Beaumont. US69 became a detour route because of the 1-10 closure. This detour is now experiencing traffic stalls because of the accident. More information will be released when it becomes available.

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