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Brenda Cannon Henley

In talking with one of my grandchildren the other day, I discovered a phenomenon that has not changed since I was a teen, and believe me, that has been a very long time now. (I celebrated my 75th birthday on Dec. 23, 2017). He wanted what he did not have, when just a few weeks ago, he wanted what he now has.

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Gerry the dog

Gerry is a sweet pup who had a hard beginning! He was seized by the Orange PD in September after he was left in a car for over an hour with three other dogs. The other dogs ganged up on Gerry, who suffered extensive bite wounds. Orange Animal Control seized Gerry, and the Humane Society wants to give him a fresh start. A dachshund at about 27 pounds and maybe 3 and a half years old, he’s very handsome and playful, and would make a perfect addition to any family. Gerry gets along well with other dogs and adores attention! He has lots of energy, so a fenced in yard is a must.

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Visitors in period costume celebrating the Lucas Gusher event

Spindletop-Gladys City Boomtown Museum will mark the 117th anniversary of the Lucas Gusher at Spindletop with a day packed with re-enactments, activities, craft demonstrations and entertainment on Saturday, Jan. 13, from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

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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.

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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. 

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