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Southern Summer Night is an event that Southeast Texans have become accustomed to each year — enjoying delicious food, hearing fabulous music and just having a great time. The event, scheduled for Saturday, July 19, at the Carl Parker Multipurpose Center in Port Arthur, is formerly known as Cayman Night and is in its third year with its new name and theme. Proceeds benefit the Greater Port Arthur Chamber of Commerce and the Port Arthur International Seafarers’ Center.

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The dog days of summer are upon us, and with them come scorching heat and humidity so high it feels like the air itself is sweating! Southeast Texans are all too familiar with the rising temperatures from early May until late September, but while basking in the icy-cold blast of the air conditioning, remember your pets also need escape from the sweltering sun.

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Thrifty fanatics all over Southeast Texas will be in for a treat on Thursday, July 17, when Trinity United Methodist Church at 3430 Harrison Ave. in Beaumont opens the doors for their annual garage sale at 8 a.m.

For more than 20 years, Trinity Methodist Church has been able to give back to the community by donating proceeds of the sale to local charities. Because of generous Southeast Texans, last year’s garage sale raised more than $30,000 to assist organizations such as Boys’ Haven, Girls’ Haven, Garth House, among many others.

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The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Association is hosting the fifth annual “Cops Helping Kids” Saltwater Fishing Tournament on July 25 and 26 at the Dick Dowling State Park in Sabine Pass, and they need help to meet their fundraising goal of $100,000.

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One of the most joyful blooms you find in the summer are those of the hibiscus. They can be dramatic. Some of the hundreds of varieties will grow flowers as large as a child’s head. Now lets talk color! Look for hibiscus in all shades of pink from soft to hot, shades of red, white, yellow, peach, purple and orange.

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