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One of the questions I get most often has to do with judging others for their actions, or lack thereof. Some people enjoy judging and really could make a good living out of it if they chose to do so in the legal field, but that would take more education, more discipline and more hard work. It is far easier to just sit back in a recliner or rocker and take on the world and let everyone who will listen know what others should do about their sorry lives. I am amazed at what ticks some folks off and how little it takes to get them ranting and raving for days.

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Buick’s Encore continues to draw new customers to the brand, attracted by the small crossover’s unique package of luxury features and efficiency. Its lineup grows this year with the new Encore Sport Touring, which features an all-new 1.4L turbo engine along with unique exterior cues.

With a starting MSRP of $24,065, the 2016 Encore is offered in five trim levels: Encore, Encore Convenience, Encore Sport Touring, Encore Leather and Encore Premium. All models offer room for five and up to 48.4 cubic feet (with rear seats folded) of storage space.

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The dismal sequel to the hit comedy “Neighbors,” which premiered this past weekend is indicative of what passes for entertainment these days. Take a modest box office winner from a couple of summers ago and use it to launch another one.

It’s easier than coming up with more original material.

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Tickets are on sale now for Discover the Dinosaurs happening Saturday, June 11, and Sunday, June 12, at the Ford Exhibit Hall (5115 IH-10 South) in Beaumont from 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. both days. Prices are $22 for children, $18 for adults, $15 for seniors, and $15 each for groups of 10 or more people. Tickets can be purchased online at ticketweb.com. This walk-through exhibit is designed to bring you back in time to a landscape where dinosaurs lived.

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photo by Robert Sloan

One thing is certain about boating – its unpredictable adventure on just about every trip out.

A Texas game warden got a call about a missing boat that was last seen on Lake Somerville. The boat’s occupants were already two hours late getting home. The wind was blowing over 30 miles an hour that day, and the waves were over 4 feet. The boaters got lucky. They were found. The high waves had caused the boat to take on water and sink, forcing the occupants to swim to shore. One of them was taken to the hospital for hypothermia, but they were otherwise OK.

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