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In party-loving New Orleans, the first week of January begins the king cake season, a traditional prelude to the city’s Mardi Gras celebrations.

Between Jan. 6, Three King’s Day, and Feb. 28, Fat Tuesday, New Orleans bakers produce thousands of king cakes, decorated in the Mardi Gras colors of purple, green and gold.

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Wreck It Room co-owner Lance Killian (pictured) says he and fellow owner Paul Ba

Remember that scene in “Office Space” where Peter, Samir and Michael take out their frustrations on a fax machine with a baseball bat? Wouldn’t it be cool if you could actually do that in real life without getting fired for it? Well, now you can.

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When it comes to offering quantity without sacrificing quality, Sam’s Southern Eatery has figured out the formula.

“It’s both,” said Moe Ghazawenh, manager of Sam’s Southern Eatery in Beaumont. “If you order six shrimp, we usually give you seven or eight. So you get extra food, and everything’s fresh.”

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As the weather grows cooler to kick off the New Year, the thought of hot pizza is even that much more enticing. But if you’re growing tired of the same old mainstream pizza places, give Brick Oven Pizza in Lumberton a try.

What sets this pizzeria apart from its competitors?

“The way the pizza is cooked on bricks just makes it taste amazing,” said Cristi Pickering, manager at Brick Oven Pizza. “It gives it a nice, crispy crust. It’s not too fluffy.”

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It’s been quite a while since Southeast Texas has had a zoo to call its own. From the 1920s to the ’70s, Beaumont had a small zoo at Magnolia Park that included bears and lions and much more —about 150 animals at its peak in the 1950s, according to local news archives. These animals were relocated to San Antonio in 1970, and it wasn’t until 2013 that Southeast Texas saw another zoo.

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