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Five-time Grammy Award winning blues musician Robert Cray will perform at the Jefferson Theatre on Sunday, Oct. 15. Ticket information for the show will be released soon. Cray, who has been performing since 1974, has been bridging the lines between blues, soul and R&B for the past four decades. A member of the Blues Hall of Fame, Cray has recorded more than 20 albums with his latest titled, Robert Cray & Hi Rhythm. He traveled to Memphis to record the albums with friend and fellow Grammy winner Steve Jordan.

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Independence Day is right around the corner, and with the Fourth of July this year falling on a Tuesday, it might not be bad to plan ahead as several cities will celebrate the holiday with plenty of activities.

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Words come in all shapes, sizes and languages, in caps or lower case letters, written, typed, inscribed or said. Sometimes they are spoken in a whisper and sometimes screamed from the rooftops. We often say or write things when we don’t even know for sure what the words mean. Words can help heal, and words can cause unbearable damage, wrecking homes, relationships, professions and our lives.

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Photo courtesy of Shangri La

Every Wednesday until Aug. 16, from 9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m., Shangri La Botanical Gardens and Nature Center will be hosting family-friendly educational programs. These programs are included with the cost of admission. Space is limited for Wild Wednesday programs, so reserve a spot by calling (409) 670-0803 or online at shangrilagardens.org.

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The U.S. Department of Commerce has announced that an agreement has been reached with the National Marine Fisheries Service to extend the 2017 recreational red snapper season by 39 weekend days in the Gulf of Mexico for recreational anglers.

Red snapper fishing will reopen for private recreational anglers in the Gulf out to 200 miles every Friday, Saturday and Sunday, including Monday and Tuesday of the July Fourth holiday and the Monday of Labor Day. This 39-day season opened June 16. State seasons will run congruently with the federal season.

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Just look at that beautiful bloom! I can always count on my hibiscus to give me a jolt of color in the yard. Not only are they easy to grow, but they also tolerate our summer weather. And you say they are edible, too?

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Q. In January, a business agreed to install a new “Ford remanufactured engine” in my truck. On the receipt, it came with a 100,000 miles and three-year warranty. Before 1,000 miles, the truck started making a knocking noise. The business told me it was the transmission. I brought the truck to a local Ford dealer. The dealership performed a complete diagnostics and said the knocking was coming from the engine.

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Sometime back, I happened to be in the company of a CEO of a large, national food store chain. During our conversation, he spoke of the fight that was going on for majority control of the stock in the company. He had previously told me the corporation teetered on the brink of bankruptcy.

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Men, a shot that prevents cancers — the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination — is for you, too, though not nearly enough males are getting it. Sadly, physicians say, vaccination rates in males are extremely low, and doctors are seeing more cancers in men caused by HPV.

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The City of Beaumont’s Recreation Division will host “Movies in the Park” on Saturday, June 24, at the Athletic Complex at 950 Langham Road. The event is free to the public and will begin at dusk. The feature film that will be shown is the 2016 3D computer animated comedy The Angry Birds Movie, voiced by the likes of Jason Sudekis, Danny McBride, Josh Gad, Maya Rudolph, Kate McKinnon, Sean Penn and Bill Hader, among others.

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