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Comicpalooza returns to the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston and again will offer the best multi-format pop culture con including J-Fashion, cosplay, film festival, literary conference, a code fest, maker space, Mars Rover rides, video and tabletop gaming, BMX stunt show, professional wrestling, roller derby bouts and so much more.

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Imagine laying out by the pool, drinking a cool adult beverage while listening to live music. Sound too good to be true?

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The Lutcher Theater in Orange recently announced its 2016-17 season, which includes 12 events for their 37th season that begins in the fall with a festive outdoor concert plus a diverse lineup that has something special for everyone.

Season tickets will go on sale at a later date, but to be added to the Lutcher mailing lists for ticket updates, call (409) 886-5535 or e-mail boxoffice [at] lutcher [dot] org.

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Speedboats of the Deep South Racing Association (DSRA) will be roaring down the Sabine River in Orange at speeds of more than 100 mph during the Shootout on the Sabine, with plenty of high-octane outboard action on Saturday, May 21, and Sunday, May 22, plus a special concert with American Idol fan favorite Kree Harrison.

Admission to the event is free, and there will be food and adult beverage vendors onsite. No pets or coolers allowed.

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Grilled Dogs are made with 100 percent beef and flame-grilled on the same grill

This is the real world, and dining out isn’t always about white table cloths and candlelight. For some of us, the bulk of our food budget is spent in the drive-through lane. But that doesn’t mean we don’t want it to taste good. Here are some new offerings at area fast-food joints that have drawn our attention.

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