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Participants celebrating Mardi Gras

The 26th annual Mardi Gras of Southeast Texas is Thursday, Feb. 8, through Sunday, Feb. 11, in downtown Port Arthur, with plenty of food from more than 40 vendors.

Gates open at 5 p.m. Thursday with live music on the main stage from Longneck Road at 6 p.m. followed by the Boogie Kings. Over on the Green Stage, local act Sage Elmore and Lamar’s Section 51 will entertain.

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The Rat Pack is Back

Enjoy a dinner and a show in Lake Charles as L’Auberge welcomes one of Las Vegas’ top shows – The Rat Pack is Back — on Saturday, Feb. 10, at 7 p.m. Relive the days of the Rat Pack with Las Vegas’ most famous entertainers and their live big band as they appeared live in the Sands Hotel Copa Room. The only Vegas-based show with national touring companies and an award from the U.S. Congress is now in its 18th smash year with over 6,000 performances in over 40 states, four foreign countries and over 2 million tickets sold.

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Whiskey Myers

From the northeast Texas town of Palestine, Red Dirt Texas country band Whiskey Myers will play the Dixie Dance Hall on Crockett Street in downtown Beaumont on Thursday, Feb. 8. Loud and proud, they sing about what they know with a refreshing directness and clarity. Some call it rebel music, but it’s more like everyday soul. The group began when teen friends Cody Cannon (singer) and Cody Tate (lead guitar) began playing together then decided to take the band to a more serious level. They’ve since released four studio albums, with the latest, Mud, reaching No.

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Clyde the Cat

Meet Clyde, a male black and white domestic house cat weighing about 12 pounds. Clyde came to the shelter on Christmas Eve 2017, where staff was told he had an owner. Sadly, the owner never came for Clyde. He is very sweet, loving and a little lazy. He loves attention and will let you know when he needs an ear rub. Clyde has been at the shelter too long and needs to be with a loving family or individual for companionship. Clyde is meowing for YOU! Adoption fee for cats is $90, which includes vaccinations, spay or neuter, worming and flea treatment.

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South of the Boredom by Jerry Bradley

The holidays are over. As we settle into the humdrum of our daily lives again, perhaps you’re longing for something different, something exciting, some escape from the ennui. Jerry Bradley’s latest poetry collection, South of the Boredom, offers such an escape from the realities of life to what almost seems like a different world from our beloved Beaumont, south of the border to Mexico. On the surface, these poems revel in the exotic wonder of our southern neighbor and give readers a wide-eyed tourist’s perspective of the culture and landscape.

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