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Alicia Vikander as Lara Croft in Tomb Raider (2018)

The first rule of reboot is make it better than the first version. This doesn’t so much break the rule as it ignore the rule. The biggest change from Angelina Jolie’s two features as adventure seeker Lara Croft to this Alicia Vikander version is an obvious shift from sexy to athletic. Vikander has even been taken to task on social media for her androgynous look by gamers and fans of the video game on which these movies are based.

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YMBL South Texas State Fair

One of the largest fairs of its kind and now entering its 75th year, the YMBL South Texas State Fair continues to grow and make memories, whether it’s the delicious fair foods, fun rides or rodeos or the more than 75 vendors — everyone has a good time at the fair.

The YMBL South Texas State Fair will once again take place at Ford Park in Beaumont and begins Thursday, March 22, at 6 p.m. with the 10-day festival of fun ending Sunday, April 1.

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The producers of the Broadway concert Rocktopia are thrilled to announce that multi-platinum Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Robin Zander, lead singer of Cheap Trick, will make his Broadway debut as a special guest vocalist in the show for the final week of its limited engagement, April 23-29.  An explosive concert event that fuses the most iconic 20th-century rock with world-renowned classical masterpieces, Rocktopia features the works of musical innovators across centuries including Journey, Mozart, Queen, Beethoven, Aerosmith, Handel, Led Zeppelin, Tchaikovsky, U2, Cop

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Just the name “Dahlia” suggests a thing of beauty, distinction and great meaning.  Their beauty makes them popular the world over at florists and in our landscapes.  

Look for this charmer in colors of red, pink, purple, white, blue and the black dahlia, which is actually a burgundy color tied to a warning of betrayal.  But be careful of the color that you choose, you may be sending an entirely different message than you intend.

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As I write this review, the clouds gather in the sky again for another spring shower. Such is life in Southeast Texas! The book I’m reading this month, Desert Light, offers respite from the rain and takes readers into the beautiful but rugged landscape of West Texas. Odessa poet Loretta Diane Walker, a music teacher by day, lends readers her finely tuned ear and her artistic eye to explore this region of Texas and how it can be both lovely and ugly all at once.

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Francis has been at the shelter for a few weeks now. She will need a loving, patient home and an owner that has the time to train her. Francis is a loving dog but needs reassurance on the leash.  If you love Dobies and have the time to work with her, then Francis may be the perfect pet for you. Stop by Beaumont Animal Care today and meet Francis and all of her roommates today.  

 

 

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Last year Infiniti launched the all-new Q60, the third generation of Infiniti’s iconic sports coupe. With its stylish design and tailored interior, the 2018 Q60 features a starting MSRP of $38,950 and is available in five models: Q60 2.0t PURE, Q60 2.0t LUXE, Q60 3.0t LUXE, Q60 SPORT and Q60 RED SPORT 400 (each offered in rear-wheel and all-wheel drive), along with a number of equipment packages.

Q60 Style 

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Hayley Orrantia has become a household name thanks largely in part of her portrayal as Erica Goldberg star of the ABC hit sitcom The Goldbergs.

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Insurance is a complex yet important aspect of our lives. From homeowners insurance to car insurance, we don’t want to deal with it, but we need it. These necessities seem to be out of our control, and in many cases beyond our understanding. But Bobby Counts, branch owner and agent of Bobby Counts Insurance believes it doesn’t need to be like that.

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There is no argument that Chris Jericho is a bona fide star. In fact, he has probably become a household name at this point. Jericho has been on top of the professional wrestling world for years and now his band Fozzy is making a legitimate run as a major player in the rock world.

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