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The annual Freedom Festival Music & Fireworks Extravaganza is one of the most anticipated local events of the year and the sixth installment will take place on Saturday, July 5 from 3-10 p.m. at 2091 Hwy 109 South between Texas Longhorn and Delta Downs in Vinton, La. Musical performances include local acts Uhnayus, Curse & The Cure, Angel Siren, Stone Blind, All Things Undone, Three Legged Dawg, and Southern Boys Band.

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Grammy Award winning comedic duo Cheech & Chong will headline the Up In Smoke Tour on Friday, Aug. 22 at Ford Arena. On sale ticket information will be announced at a later date. Also performing will be American funk band, War.

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Jon Favreau, the beefy actor who is usually more behind the camera these days, stars in his own project as Carl Casper, a L.A. chef on the rise who is not without ego. It’s a great premise to launch what amounts to a feel-good foodie fest that wraps a road/buddy pic into a romcom — all of which together makes for a tasty dish.

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Heading into the July 4 weekend leads us to an array of fishing options. On the coast, your best bet is to fish the jetties with live shrimp, finger mullet or mud minnows. It’s a sure thing that there will be plenty of boats fishing the rocks, which is why live baits will rule at the Sabine jetties.

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This past week, I spoke to another group about online child safety. While many parents are all too aware of the risks children face online and with Internet connected smart devices, our children are still being victimized at an alarming rate.

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