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Supercross photo courtesy of Feld Entertainment

Get ready for high-flying motorcycles as Monster Energy AMA Supercross rolls into NRG Stadium in Houston on Saturday, Jan. 13, at 6:30 p.m. For those who have never been to a live Supercross race, this sport is an offshoot of motocross involving off-road motorcycles competing on a man-made dirt track that includes steep jumps. It became popular in the early ’70s and has been going strong for nearly 50 years.

Twisted Throttle

The newest rock band to emerge from Southeast Texas is Twisted Throttle, and the four-some will perform at Dylan’s in Port Arthur on Saturday, Jan. 13, at 8 p.m. The lineup features female vocalist Mindy Tompkins alongside Aaron Williams on guitar, Ben Sanders on bass and Nathan Currie on the drums. 

Red River Songwriters Group

Where can you go to see Walt Wilkins, Kelley Mickwee, Brandy Zdan, Susan Gibson and Josh Grider perform together on one stage? Courville’s will host the Red River Songwriters Group on Thursday, Jan. 18, at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $40 and include Courville’s famous buffet dinner and can be purchased by calling (409) 840-9811. While Wilkins needs no introduction, you might ask who are the others? Mickwee is a former member of The Trishas who has performed with Shinyribs.


Popular rock act Daughtry will perform inside the Grand Event Center at Golden Nugget on Saturday, Jan. 13, at 8 p.m. The band formed in 2006 after lead singer Chris Daughtry took the music world by storm during the firth season of American Idol. The band’s self-title record in 2007 becoming the fastest-selling debut rock album in SoundScan history with more than 3 million sold thanks to the radio hits “It’s Not Over” and “Home.” The record led them to more than a dozen wins at the American Music Awards and Billboard Music Awards.

Rodney Brown dunking a basketball

The New Year’s Eve celebration got an early start for Lamar State College Port Arthur on Dec. 31 as the Seahawk basketball team went off like a Roman candle, scoring the first 15 points of its year-ending, tournament-closing game, winning 91-57 over North America University in the LSCPA New Year’s Day Classic.

The win improved LSCPA’s record to 6-7 for the season as the Seahawks get set to open the 2018 half of their schedule on Friday, Jan. 5, when they host NJCAA Region XIV rival Panola College at the Parker Center in Port Arthur at 6 p.m.