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2018 GMC Canyon Denali

Inside and out, the Canyon is pure GMC, with a quiet, refined interior distinguished by premium materials and a stylish exterior. With a starting MSRP of $21,100, the 2018 GMC Canyon is available in six trims: SL, Canyon, SLE, All Terrain, SLT and Denali.

Three body configurations are offered: an extended cab model with a six-foot two-inch bed, a crew cab with a five-foot two-inch bed, and a crew cab with a 6-foot, 2-inch bed.

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James Holly, M.D.

Several years ago, as I stood on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C., I recalled the haunting words of Dion Dimucci’s 1968 song eulogizing Abraham Lincoln, John and Bobby Kennedy, and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. This simple song stirs a mournful longing and lament for these fallen leaders. The words to “Abraham, Martin and John” have been resonating through my soul as we celebrate Black History Month:

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Bud the dog

This is Bud. He’s around 1 year old and weighs 43 pounds. Come by and ask about No. 32316 at Beaumont Animal Care.

All animals are held at Beaumont Animal Services a minimum of 24 business hours before becoming available for adoption. Anyone interested in adopting an animal should fill out an adoption application at www.beaumonttexas.gov or pick up one at 1884 Pine St. Any rescues that would like to pull an animal, call (409) 838-3304.

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Richard Alderman

Q. I am in a dispute with my landlord. Is it legal to record my phone calls with him? Do I have to tell him I am recording it or have a beeping sound?

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Courville’s welcomes the singer-songwriting duo of Shake Russell and Michael Hearne on Wednesday, Feb. 21, at 7 p.m. The two have been playing music for more than 40 years yet only recently have they begun to play together. Hearne, a Dallas native, has had a long career not only solo, but also with his band South by Southwest and as a member of Michael Martin Murphy’s band back in the ’80s. He’s written songs for the likes of Jerry Jeff Walker, Gary P. Nunn and Johnny Rodriguez.

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The biggest appeal prior to seeing this was the fact that “Late Late Show” host James Corden was voicing the part of Peter Rabbit. I confess a major crush on the cuddly Mr. Corden, and it turns out he’s a pretty good rabbit, too.

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It’s a night of Music by the Stars in Vidor and local country music sensation Mark Chesnutt performs Friday, Feb. 16, at the Plaza Event Center in Vidor with doors opening at 6 p.m.

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“Home Is Where The Heart Is” is the title of this year’s Anayat House fundraising gala to be held Friday, Feb. 16, beginning at 7 p.m. inside the Event Centre in downtown Beaumont. Tickets are $125 and can be bought online at anayathouse.org. This year’s honorees are ther doctors of Advanced Cardiovascular Specialists. Providing musical entertainment will be local favorite cover band Champagne Room. Guests can also enjoy a Bourbon and Wine  Pull, Fabulous Fares by Bando’s, silent auction and open bar.

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It’s not too late to purchase tickets for the 16th annual Celebrate Families Luncheon hosted by the Family Services of Southeast Texas on Tuesday, Feb. 20, at the MCM Eleganté from 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.

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Clays for Cardio Shoot-Out benefitting the Cardiovascular Foundation of Southeast Texas, postponed last fall due to Harvey, will take place Saturday, Feb. 24, at the 1-in-100 Gun Club (1228 FM 421) in Lumberton.

Registration begins at 2 p.m., and entry is $130 for a single shooter. The flight begins at 3 p.m. followed by kids activities and more at 3:30 p.m. Dinner will be provided by Courville’s at 5:30 p.m.

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