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The 2018 Major League Baseball season is upon us and the Houston Astros will begin the season on the road in Arlington for a three-game series at Texas from Thursday, March 29 –Saturday, March 31.

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It’s never too late for a last minute trip to Vegas. Gift of Life, who continues to fight prostate cancer, is bringing Vegas to Southeast Texas when it hosts its 13th annual Champagne & Ribs event themed “Viva, Las Vegas!” Thursday, April 5, at 6:30 p.m. at the Beaumont Civic Center.

Event co-chairs Sheree and Vernon Pierce are helping to transform the Beaumont Civic Center into “Vegas” for the party of the year that features casino games including craps, poker, roulette, slot machines and blackjack provided by All Vegas Experience.

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The Stark Museum of Art will honor 108 local student artists on Wednesday, April 4, from 5–6:30 p.m. The student artists are featured in this year’s juried student art exhibition, This Land Was Made for You and Me. The reception will include light refreshments, a special performance by the LC-M Jazz Band, and an award ceremony. Family, friends and neighbors are encouraged to join the museum in celebrating the student artists’ achievements.

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2018 Le Grand Bal honoree Albert Nolen

It’s a gala evening of art, fine dining, dancing and entertainment at Lamar University’s 42nd annual Le Grand Bal on Saturday, March 24, titled “We ART LU.”

Guests are encouraged to dress in black tie or Asian inspired attire. Activities include an art gallery auction at the Dishman Art Museum, as well as cocktails, appetizers and dinner in the beautifully renovated Setzer Student Center, followed by an after party with entertainment by Doppelganger, one of Houston’s premier party bands.

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As I write this review, the clouds gather in the sky again for another spring shower. Such is life in Southeast Texas! The book I’m reading this month, Desert Light, offers respite from the rain and takes readers into the beautiful but rugged landscape of West Texas. Odessa poet Loretta Diane Walker, a music teacher by day, lends readers her finely tuned ear and her artistic eye to explore this region of Texas and how it can be both lovely and ugly all at once.

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