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The animated cast of Isle of Dogs, Wes Anderson's latest film

A few months ago, sitting through the trailer for this movie, I heard comments around me like “weird,” “interesting,” and, yes, it is kind of weird and interesting. After all it is a Wes Anderson movie so that’s to be expected.

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This past weekend was one to forget if you had plans on being outdoors. With temperatures in the 40s and a gusting, cold and wet wind, it was the perfect weekend for watching the Masters golf tournament. But believe it or not, if the weather is not topsy-turvy, there’s some pretty good fishing to be had.

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We Texans have a nationwide reputation, if not worldwide, for about bragging Texas. Unfortunately, there are some areas where our state leads that we do not, and should not, be bragging about. These areas need legislative and leadership intervention.

Texas leads in the number of low paid workers. While we boast about the spectacular growth, or the Texas miracle, mainly stemming from our oil industry, Texas still lags the nation in pay for people who live by the sweat of their brow.

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Never has quiet been so creepy as in this horror story with a heart. Starring real life couple John Krasinski and Emily Blunt, and directed by Krasinski as well, this is a post-apocalyptic nightmare where, as the title indicates, just one little bump can lead to terrifying consequences.

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Whether you are a novice, rookie or idolized Tim “The Toolman” Taylor, what better time than to attend the Home Expo 2018 show in Beaumont on Saturday, April 21 and Sunday, April 22.

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He walks into the restaurant with an unmatched swagger, greeting diners as he passes, speaking to each one individually. His hat (turned backwards) reads “Boss” in bold white letters. He checks in with the kitchen and wait staff, joking and helping where he can. This man is Joe Oates, owner of Boss Burger in Nederland.

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The Golden Triangle Quilt Guild will host the “Color Your World” Quilt Show on Friday, April 13 and Saturday, April 14 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Ford Park Exhibit Hall (5115 IH-10 South). There will be over 400 quilts in a judged show plus over 75 vendors booth to shop from including Quilter’s Cottage, The Vintage Owl, Gray Rooster Wood Shop, Armadillo Alley Quilts, Sweet Magnolia Fabric, And Sew it Began, Sew it Seams, The Quilt Rambler and many more. If you love art and creativity this is the show for you.

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The 11th annual Boomtown Film and Music Festival will be held Thursday, April 19 through Saturday, April 21 throughout Beaumont.

“This event has grown to be one of the cultural highlights of the Southeast Texas calendar,” said Eric Mittal, festival public relations manager. “This year we are excited to bring new artists and films to the stage, and to provide pricing deals that will fit exactly what you are looking for.”

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Electronic music legend Jean-Michel Jarre made history in Houston back in 1986 when he performed a one-off city-scale concert celebrating NASA's 25th Anniversary as more than 1.3 million gathered to share in a moving commemoration of the Challenger Mission setting numerous

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Sure, when we visit Colorado, we see those delicious looking columbines just hanging from rocks in the mountains. But if you have ever tried to grow most of those varieties here in Texas, you may have been met with failure. They just don’t like our heat. Period. An article published in Illinois Natural History Survey calls the columbine the “mountain goat of plants, seeking out cracks and crevices in rocks and often dangling precipitously from these high places like a tethered mountain climber.” The Colorado Blue Columbine is the state flower of Colorado.

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