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Albert Nolen

Summer fun … Anna Kathryn Trevino, Callie Roane and Guiliana Daleo will represent our town as duchesses in Texas Rose Festival in October. These fantastic college girls attended the festival summer parties this past week in Tyler. The theme this year is “Rock the Rose.” The elaborate costumes will be based on music legends. Parents of the trio Stephanie and Bernie Daleo, Kelli and Paul Trevino, and Rachael and Stephen Roane are truly looking forward to this fantastic fall festival.

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The music of Tracy Byrd never gets old. With more than 30 hit singles, a dozen reaching country’s Top 10 and several climbing to No 1, Byrd was country when country music was actually cool.

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The “25 Years and Counting Tour” featuring +LIVE+ and Counting Crows is set for the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion north of Houston on Sunday, July 22 as gates will open at 5:30 p.m.

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James Holly, M.D.

As most healthcare providers were preparing to celebrate the Declaration of Independence on July 4, Southeast Texas Medical Associates (SETMA) had a surprise laboratory inspection by the Joint Commission. Formerly known as the Joint Commission on the Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO), the Joint Commission founded in 1949 is the oldest healthcare organization in the world.

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Brenda Cannon Henley

Writing recently about what our faces say about us led me to another topic. My daughter DeAnna, who works for an airline, has always been funny by nature. She could be a standup comedian if she wanted. Because of her personality and length of experience, she is often brought passengers with problems or questions and has diffused many serious situations. One I will never forget occurred at Jack Brooks Regional in Beaumont.

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Author Alan Gann

We Americans sure do love our entertainment. Summer is the season of blockbuster movies, concerts, and binge-watching our favorite television series. And what’s the harm in a little distraction, right? Alan Gann’s poetry collection, That’s Entertainment, examines American culture, both past and present, and entertainment’s influence on our everyday lives.

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Infiniti QX60

With a starting MSRP of $43,300, the elegant Infiniti QX60 is a luxury crossover vehicle with three-row utility and premium features.

7-Passenger Luxury

Along with its stylish design and craftsmanship, the Infiniti QX60 offers three rows of seating. Interior dimensions for the QX60 include 60.4 inches of second-row shoulder room, 55.8 inches of second-row hip room and 41.7 inches of second-row legroom. Third-row dimensions are 57.1 inches of shoulder room, 42 inches of hip room and 30.8 inches of legroom.

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Joette Reger of Garden Gate

Oh so attractive are the blooming Lily of the Nile lining the front garden beds of many of the homes in the Golden Triangle. The name agapanthus is translated from Greek as the “flower of love,” and I can see why. The ball-shaped blooms of gorgeous blue or white attract hummingbirds and other pollinators from late June until August or September.

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