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Big king mackerel like this one can be caught within a few miles off the Sabine

By the time we make it to the Fourth of July, you can bet your boat, motor and trailer that fishing on the lakes and along the coast is going to be red hot.

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Classic Movie Night resumes with the 1986 action drama Top Gun on Friday, July 1, at the historic Jefferson Theatre in downtown Beaumont. The film stars Tom Cruise, Kelly McGillis, Val Kilmer and Tom Skerritt. Cruise plays Lt.

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Golden Nugget in Lake Charles will host ’70s rock act America on Friday, July 1, at 8:30 p.m. Tickets for this 21-and-older show are $27.50-$37.50 and can be purchased online at ticketmaster.com or at the venue.

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The Fourth of July weekend is upon us, and many will be hosting or attending backyard barbeques. While some of the grill masters will be working and preparing different meats, links and brisket, there are plenty of extras you can add to your patriotic party that will have your friends posting photos on Facebook and Instagram.

Jell-O Firecracker

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The Ruxpins

The Orange Convention and Visitors Bureau is hosting its annual “Celebrate Independence Day” on Monday, July 4, beginning at 7 p.m. with a live concert from the local Americana rock act The Ruxpins at the Riverfront Pavilion.

At 9 p.m. an unbelievable fireworks show will light up the Orange sky. The event is free and there will be plenty of kids events, snow cones, drinks and more. No pets are allowed.

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