Features

Ever since I purchased a new Vista-64 computer several years ago, I have enjoyed using several of Microsoft’s desktop gadgets and Yahoo’s desktop widgets. In recent years, I have written several columns extolling the joys of widgets and gadgets, and telling where to find them. Widgets and gadgets are small utilities that can be placed on a Windows or Mac desktop and provide the user with current information of some kind. Yahoo offered more than 6,000 free widgets, and Microsoft offered thousands of gadgets.

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Sometimes the fishing situation is not exactly as one would believe. By exactly, I mean the action is not always limited to the crack of dawn or dusk. Sometimes during the summertime, there is some hot action during midday.

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The Coastal Conservation Association STAR tourney, which runs through Sept. 3, is getting a lot of attention from Southeast Texas fishermen. One of the most coveted spots on the leader board is held by Sour Lake angler Michael Fesco. He’s leading in the speckled trout category with an 8 pound, 10 ounce trout caught on Sabine Lake with live bait. That’s the heaviest trout to be entered into the STAR in the upper coast division.

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They’re back! Steven Tyler (vocals), Joe Perry (guitar), Brad Whitford (guitar), Tom Hamilton (bass) and Joey Kramer (drums) of Aerosmith are coming to Houston on July 30 for the Global Warming Tour at the Toyota Center. Tickets are still available at the Toyota Center box office, online at houstontoyotacenter.com and by phone at (866) 446-8849. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

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You like it hard and loud? Well, then this tour is per­fect for you. Big Dog 106 presents Dog Jam with the Metal Hammer Trespass America Tour headlined by Five Finger Death Punch, who puts on one of the best live shows in the business. The tour will play Ford Pavilion on Saturday, July 28, with gates open­ing at 4 p.m.

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