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Main Street Market

 

The Christmas shopping frenzy is soon to begin, and instead of fighting traffic and long lines at the “big box” stores, the Junior League of Beaumont (JLB) invites you to A Very Merry Main Street Market, a three-day, holiday shopping experience featuring unique merchandise from more than 100 carefully selected vendors from Texas and across the country from Thursday, Nov. 30 – Saturday, Dec. 2, at the Beaumont Civic Center. Shop for clothing, gourmet foods, children’s items, jewelry and more during the market. Admission is $10.

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The Astros celebrated on Saturday Night Live in New York

Sports has always been a getaway from frustration, boredom, fear, you name it. As humans, we turn to sports to get relief from the battles we are enduring, if only for a few hours at a time. But sports isn’t the same. There is more emphasis on player contract extensions or daily fantasy play than the actual enjoyment of watching a game. 

But the Houston Astros have changed all that.

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Mark Chesnutt

Many will never forget what devastation Hurricane Harvey brought to Southeast Texas. The scars will forever show, but compassion has definitely softened the blow. Musician and Texas native Cody Johnson want to continue to help the rebuilding efforts by performing at Ford Arena on Friday, Nov. 17, as a part of his Concerts For the Coast series.

Tickets are $20-$41, $65 for VIP seats, and can be purchased online via ticketmaster.com, by phone (800) 745-3000 or the Ford Park box office.

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Steel Panther

I've never passed up a chance to see the self-proclaimed "World's Greatest Metal Band" Steel Panther in concert. Michael, Lexxi, Satchel and Stix were supposed to be a part of the two-day Houston Open Air Festival, which was cancelled due to the ravish flooding of Hurricane Harvey.

Music fans were fortunate enough that several of those bands on the festival including Stone Sour and Steel Panther then scheduled dates at nearby venues. The Stone Sour, Steel Panther, Cherry Bomb Tour played the Revention Music Center on Oct. 15.

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Parade marshal Dr Richard Price speaks with students at Gladys City

Perfect weather is predicted for Lamar University’s “We Are LU” Homecoming on Saturday, Nov. 4, with a day full of activities beginning at 8:30 a.m. and ending at 6 p.m. when the Cardinal football team hosts Central Arkansas at Provost Umphrey Stadium.

“We are especially excited about Lamar University Homecoming this year as we see it as day of free family fun for our community that is still recovering from Hurricane Harvey,” said Homecoming Committee Chairman Courtney Horton.

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