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From Shrek to How to Train Your Dragon to Madagascar to Kung Fu Panda, DreamWorks Animation’s great stories and beloved characters inspire and delight audiences of all ages.

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Texas Country music singer/songwriter Kyle Park will play Saturday, July 16, at the Backyard Music Hall inside Jerry Nelson’s Hill Country at 3871 Stagg Drive at the Gateway Shopping Center in Beaumont. Tickets for this 18-and-older show are $15-$27.50 and can be purchased online at jnhillcountry.com. Doors open at 7 p.m. Park, of Austin, has been performing since 2005 and has released seven studio albums, with his last coming last October in The Blue Roof Sessions.

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Crepe myrtle

Whether you spell it crape myrtle or crepe myrtle, you can’t help but love this long lasting bloomer. These small flowering trees or large bushes can be seen in commercial plantings and in lots of creative lawns around town. Why do we love them so much? For one thing, they bloom around 120 days throughout the spring, summer and fall. Use them as screens, lawn specimens, shrub borders and container plants. We call them “The Kings of Color.”

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Toledo Bend

Believe it or not, Toledo Bend has repeated as the No. 1 spot in the nation for bass fishing. This is a first, rock solid proof that we have an incredible lake within quick-hit traveling distance from Southeast Texas. Toledo Bend keeps the crown and is the only lake to earn the title more than once since the creation of Bassmaster’s 100 Best Bass Lakes rankings.

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Spindletop Gladys City Boomtown Museum will hold an information and interest meeting on Thursday, July 21, for individuals interested in forming a vintage baseball team. Anyone age 13 and above is invited to hear about the rules and ideas for forming a team, practicing at the museum, and going to the Texas Vintage Base Ball competition.

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