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The first bass tournament of the year was held Jan. 14 at Sam Rayburn by Bass Champs, and out of 397 teams entered, John Iles and Brian Shook won with 30.75 pounds and took home $20,000.

When it was all said and done, 794 anglers caught a total of 646 bass with an average weight of 3.11 pounds. Right at 123 limits were caught, while 266 teams didn’t weigh in a single bass.

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Q. With all of the excitement surrounding the Texans getting into the playoffs, I notice some people are getting a Texans logo tattoo. Does the tattoo artist need to be licensed by the Texans to do this? Can the tattoo parlor be sued?

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The Watoto Choir representing Watoto Children’s Village orphanage in Uganda will give a free performance at St. Peter Missionary Baptist Church, 4615 S. Fourth St., Beaumont, on Feb. 11, beginning at 6:30 p.m.

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A cross section (measured in centimeters) of a calcified nodule found in a skele

Eight hundred years ago, in a hardscrabble farming community on the outskirts of what was once one of the fabled cities of the ancient world, Troy, a 30-year-old woman was laid to rest in a stone-lined grave.

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Beaumont Botanical Gardens presents Hot Tropic Nights on Thursday, Jan. 26, from 6:30-10:30 p.m. at the gardens at 6088 Babe Zaharias Drive in Tyrrell Park. There will be drinks and hors d’oeuvers in the conservatory, with soothing music from local musician Rob Copeland.

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