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If you are like me, I carry my cell phone everywhere, carrying on voice conversations, sending and receiving text messages, utilizing countless apps, and surfing the Web. Until recently, I gave very little heed to the security of these external communications as our smart devices are supposed to be somewhat secure. GSM carriers like AT&T and T-Mobile utilize encryption to make communications secure; CDMA carriers like Sprint and Verizon also claim to have secure networks.

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The Beaumont Police Department invites the public to attend the Cops & Kids Carnival on Aug. 22 at the Civic Center in Beaumont. The annual event offers enjoyment for children of all ages, and gives local youth the opportunity to get to know the officers who work tirelessly to ensure the safety of the community.

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‘The Man from U.N.C.L.E.’ poster

‘The Man from U.N.C.L.E.’

Starring: Henry Cavill, Armie Hammer

Directed by: Guy Ritchie

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The Big Bopper Burger, onion rings, and a root beer float

When Bruce Self was a boy, he often visited his favorite drive-in burger joint on Texas Avenue in Bridge City to grab some hand-battered, crispy-coated onion rings.

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Port Arthur Little Theatre Players will present a Murder Mystery Dinner at Sunset Grove Country Club in Orange on Saturday, Aug. 22, from 6-10 p.m. All funds raised will allow CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) to continue its mission of advocating for children in the court systems; trained volunteers advocate for abused, neglected, or abandoned children by being their “voice” in court. CASA seeks safe, permanent placement for these children.

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