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Fans of Panda Express can now rejoice. The Chinese-American quick-serve chain restaurant opened in Beaumont on June 3 and is already seeing long lines of customers.For those who are familiar with Panda, everything should be business as usual, but many Southeast Texans are new to the restaurant, said Fufu Abdelsamad, general manager of the Beaumont Panda Express location.

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Classic Movie Night resumes with the 1972 crime drama The Godfather on Friday, June 17, at the historic Jefferson Theatre in downtown Beaumont.

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The public is invited to come meet Miss Dallas Ashlea Gutierrez at a meet-and-greet Saturday, June 18, at Casa Tapatia Mexican Restaurant & Bar from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Gutierrez, a 2009 graduate of West Brook High School in Beaumont and a 2013 graduate of Texas A&M University, will be signing autographs for the public. Portraits of Gutierrez will be available at the event to have signed by the Miss Dallas 2016 winner.

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More than 200 cancer survivors and caregivers donned their best western-wear as part of a “Survivor’s Celebration of Life” event Friday, June 3, at the Westin Houston Memorial City, located inside Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center in Houston. The event was hosted by Memorial Hermann Cancer Centers.

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The Garden Brothers Circus is celebrating 100 years of entertaining families throughout North America and will “pull out all the stops” when it comes to the Beaumont Civic Center with two shows on Tuesday, June 21, at 4:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.Adult tickets are $22-$30, and kid tickets (ages 2-12) are $8-$16. Tickets can be purchased at the Civic Center box office at 701 Main St. in downtown Beaumont or online at ticketmaster.com.

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