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The Fourth of July holiday weekend always sets the stage for a mega surge in boating here in Southeast Texas and, of course, the lakes and rivers of the Pineywoods. In fact, what makes the right side of Texas such a big draw for so many boaters are the many options. Along the coast we’ve got Sabine Lake, the Sabine jetties, Keith Lake, the surf and East Galveston Bay. In Beaumont, we’ve got the Neches River; in Lumberton, there is Village Creek; on the Texas-Louisiana border, there is the Sabine River. Farther inland is big Sam Rayburn and Toledo Bend.

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Are you in it to win it?

The Gift of Life needs YOU to form a team that’s willing to go the distance in the fight against cancer at the sixth annual Gift of Life Julie Richardson Procter 5K Ribbon Run Color Rush, presented by The Byrd Law Firm on Saturday, Oct. 1 in downtown Beaumont, beginning at 8 a.m.

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You no longer crave the leftover barbeque from Independence Day cookouts. Plus, there’s probably no more room in your refrigerator, either. Believe it or not, we have cruised through the first half of 2016 and before you know it, there will be plenty of turkey, dressing and pies.

But before we get too far ahead of ourselves, we have visited some great spots over the last six months and want to remind you of some very worthy food right here in Southeast Texas.

Downtown Beaumont has a gem in Chuck’s Sandwich Shop.

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Johnny Weissmuller. Ron Ely. Christopher Lambert. There are as many Tarzans as there are jungle vines to swing from.

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A great time is to be had by all Friday, July 8, when the Love & Laughter Comedy Show Concert takes place at the Julie Rogers Theatre, with doors opening at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $20-$30 and can be purchased online at ticketmaster.com or the Beaumont Civic Center box office. The “love” will come through a performance by four-time Grammy nominated R&B singer Tank.

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