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There are many excellent and free image editors available that are fully capable of performing most simple image editing tasks. My personal favorite simple image editor is the free IrfanView (irfanview.com) capable of the common imaging editing tasks such as cropping, removing red-eye, and performing color corrections and related enhancements. But you need to do much more than simple photo editing, such as producing creative enhancements and other artistic effects.

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I mentioned last week that there has been a mini-flounder run in and around Lake Sabine. By mini-run, I mean that there are some good numbers of legal-size flatfish showing up in most anglers ice boxes. The folks that choose to fish in Louisiana, have launched their boats there and have a Louisiana fishing license have taken limit catches of the flukes. Keep in mind that the Texas regulations on Lake Sabine are much different than those in our neighboring state.

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In a chart dominated by voices from NBC’s smash television show The Voice, a new voice has found his way in to the Top 10 on the iTunes Rock Singles Chart. Mark Tremonti, best known for his guitar playing and songwriting with Alter Bridge and Creed, takes the microphone for the first time and unleashes another hit with “You Waste Your Time.”

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The loving tribute to my friend of more than half a century, Sarah Grubbs, was written by Sarah’s daughter, Jan Grubbs Beasley. Jan has been married 49 years to Melvin Beasley and has three children and six grandchildren. She is retired from CSX Transportation as senior director, Labor Relations, and has been a children’s Sunday school teacher for 51 years. Sarah changed her address to Heaven on May 13, 2010.

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Not a glamorous subject, but one close to the hearts of any true gardener is fertilizer. When should we “feed the soil”? When should we give a boost to those struggling vegetables in the garden?

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It has long been said that fishing lures are made to catch fishermen. That’s pretty much true, but there are a lot of lures and angler gadgets out there that are new and useful. And right about now, when the urge to go fishing for trout and reds is peaking, is the time to check out what’s new for 2012.

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Have a hankering to try something just a bit different or simply want to hang out with friends and family? You might want to factor Starvin Marvin’s at 2310 N. 11th Street in Beaumont into your thinking. Very casual atmosphere, good food, lots of fun, and a big patio to enjoy live music or sit and visit.

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All aflutter … Last week, Go Red for Women 2012 Circle of Red members paid tribute to one of their most beloved, Janey Phelan, at the Hearts Aflutter luncheon held at the Beaumont Country Club.

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‘The Avengers’


Starring: Robert Downey, Jr., Chris Evans, Samuel L. Jackson


Director: Joss Whedon


Rated: PG-13

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A little bit of everything to enjoy

 

The name may have changed but the fun and excitement will remain the same. Once called the Texas Cajun Heritage Festival has now been renamed the Spring Music Fest and 2012 Fishing Classic, which will be held at 700 Simmons Drive in Orange near the City Boat Ramp.

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