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Miss Mardi Gras of SETX hosted its second annual Scholarship Pageant on Feb. 11 in Beaumont at the Holiday Inn & Suites off of Walden Road. The pageant started in 2016 with Mardi Gras of SETX Inc.

There were seven age groups from 2 years old to 18. The 16-to-18-year-old contestants are interviewed, have a casual wear outfit session, and the beauty wear. The Scholarship Pageant awards a $1,000 scholarship in the Miss division.

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Hello, friends. My name is Two. Yes, just like the number. My owner passed away, and I’m sad but hopeful that I will find a new home. I’m a very loving and gentle cat who is 5 years old. I’m up to date on all of my vaccinations, neutered and litter-box trained. I have a laid-back and lovable disposition. The perfect day for me would involve a couple hours of sun bathing, playing with my favorite mouse toy and getting loved on by my human. I used to live in a home with other cats and was previously an indoor/outdoor cat. Please come and visit me at the shelter!

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Q. Is an oral lease valid? I want to move early but my landlord says we have a valid lease for a year.

A. An oral lease for a year or less is just as enforceable as a written lease. Of course, the person who is trying to enforce the lease must prove the oral agreement exists. Maybe you can get the landlord to agree to terminate the lease early by forfeiting the security deposit or paying a month’s rent. If the landlord does not agree to terminate the lease, you may owe damages for moving out early.

 

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Artwork by David Dishman

Mad Maude & The Hatters will perform at the Neches Brewing Company on Saturday, Feb. 11, beginning at 8:30 p.m. The band will also be selling The Sweetheart Sessions on 10-inch vinyl for $10 at the show. The music was recorded in 2015 at Sweetheart Studios in Austin.

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The 14th annual Mardi Gras Krew of Krewe’s Grande Parade in downtown Orange is going to be bigger and better than ever, and the Greater Orange Chamber of Commerce and Orange Convention & Visitors Bureau invite everyone in Southeast Texas to the family friend event titled “It’s a Party” on Saturday, Feb. 18.

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