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The American Cancer Society saves lives by helping people get well and stay well, by finding cures, and by fighting back against cancer. ACS is doing the most to help Texans fight cancer. In Texas, nearly $36 million is currently invested in research grants. In 2014, cancer patients in Texas received more than 34,762 rides to and from treatment; 1,476 patients and caregivers were provided lodging; and 1,813 woman with cancer learned how to manage the appearance-related side effects of treatment.

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The average American spends about $1,200 a year on fast food visiting these “restaurants” at least twice a week, spending, on average, $12.50 per meal. Seventy percent of Americans consume fast food up to three times a week, while 7 percent consume it on a daily basis. With that said, it’s time to head back to the drive-thru to see what fast food joints have added to their menus.

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Mamma Mia!

Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus’ Mamma Mia!, the smash hit musical based on the songs of ABBA, returns to the Lutcher Theater for the Performing Arts on Tuesday, Oct. 4, at 7:30 p.m. The show is a part of its final farewell tour.

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Generations of people from all over the world have dreamed of true love’s kiss and waited for the moment when they, like Sleeping Beauty, will open their eyes as if from a dream, awakened by a kiss and a promise of a life together.

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Margarita

The margarita has been given the title of “unofficial cocktail of Texas,” and those wishing to celebrate its taste can do so at the inaugural Margarita Festival on Saturday, Sept. 10, from noon – 8 p.m. outside at the Ford Midway at Ford Park (5115 I-10 North) in Beaumont.

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