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Zoo Lights

It’s never too early to get into the Christmas spirit, and even the critters at the Houston Zoo are ready to partake in the Holiday festivities with the Zoo Lights at the Houston Zoo. See more than 2 million sparkling LED lights, twinkling replicas of zoo animals, the return of Candy the Zoo Lights Zebra, and a 33-foot-tall, glittering Christmas tree beginning Nov. 18 and running through through Jan. 14, 2018.

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Emily Peacock artwork, which will be on display at 215 Orleans starting Nov 16

215 Orleans Project Space will be exhibiting Emily Peacock’s work in a new exhibit called “I Swore I Would Change” opening Thursday, Nov. 16, with a reception from 6-9 p.m. at the gallery at 215 Orleans St., Suite 600, in downtown Beaumont.

Peacock is from Port Arthur but now lives and works in Houston. Running until Dec. 10, this will be her first solo show in Beaumont, the gallery said in a release.

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Beer can turkey

Beer Can Turkey

Add heat and flavor to your bird this Thanksgiving. Free up your oven for cooking sides and desserts while the turkey is barbecuing. The beer keeps the turkey plump and juicy while the smoked paprika, cumin and spices give it delicious flavor. 

• Prep Time: 20 minutes

• Cook Time: 2 hours

• Serves: 20 people

Ingredients

Recipe makes 20 Servings

1 each 10 lb turkey, thawed   

1 Tbsp smoked Spanish paprika   

1 Tbsp granulated garlic   

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The Shoeshine Boy by Melvin Sterne

Melvin Sterne writes ‘The Shoeshine Boy,’  a literary science fiction novel set in the Texas borderlands

Review by Katherine Hoerth

When you first open The Shoeshine Boy, you’ll be pulled into the Texas/Mexico borderlands in the 1920s, a world of cartels, violence and poverty. The Shoeshine Boy will keep you questioning what’s real, what’s imagined, and ultimately, what it means to be human.

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