Entertainment

It’s been quite a while since Southeast Texas has had a zoo to call its own. From the 1920s to the ’70s, Beaumont had a small zoo at Magnolia Park that included bears and lions and much more —about 150 animals at its peak in the 1950s, according to local news archives. These animals were relocated to San Antonio in 1970, and it wasn’t until 2013 that Southeast Texas saw another zoo.

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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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Hurricane Pro Wrestling returns to the Beaumont Civic Center (701 Main) on Saturday, Dec. 17, for its biggest event of the year — Glory & Pain XI. All the HPW championship titles will be up for grabs, including the tag team titles, as champions the Southern Rednecks (Hambone Lee & “Bulldog” Justin Walker) take on Death Bear.

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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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David Aylsworth

The Art Museum of Southeast Texas (AMSET) has announced two winter exhibitions — David Aylsworth: Either/And and Steve Murphy: It’s All Come Down to This. Both are currently on view now through Feb. 26 in the main galleries, and an opening reception will be held on Friday, Dec. 16, from 6-8 p.m.

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