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Already have the Christmas shopping blues? Tired of looking for close parking spots at the big box stores only to have to wait in checkout lines for hours? Well here is your chance to celebrate the Holidays with Santa and his special elves on a Christmas cheer journey.

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The big week is almost here, and for me, it is a big week indeed. My birthday is Dec. 23, and then we have the blessed Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. For those of us celebrating a different kind of Christmas this year for whatever reason, please let me assure you with confidence that God knows all about each of our Christmases and what we will have and what we will not have.

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Yes, my front porch is dressed with a few poinsettias, and I have holly in respectable places around the house, but my true passion is Christmas cactus. Let me clarify, the enjoyment comes in getting this seasonal cactus to survive 11 months of the year and then bloom right about now. A beautiful Cuban friend of mine has a pink Christmas cactus that has been blooming annually for 15 or more years. It was her mom’s, so she is proud to see it flower every Christmas season.

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The Ford F-150, part of Ford’s F-Series, America’s best-selling truck for 38 years, continues to innovate in 2016. With a starting MSRP of $26,540, the 2016 F150 is available in six trims (XL, XLT, Lariat, King Ranch, Platinum and Limited) and four engines.

New for 2016

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Pop’s Place is at 4795 N. Main St., right across the street from Pine Forest Bap
Although we couldn’t get Pop’s Place employee Virginia Dyson to give away the se

Sometimes the best food is in the places you’ve never heard of, and in our quest to find the best food in Southeast Texas, we found a gem of a catfish restaurant in Vidor.

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