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the 2018 Toyota RAV4

With a starting MSRP of $24,660, the Toyota RAV4 offers seating for five, fuel-efficiency and a stylish design. For 2018, the RAV4 is available in six grades: LE, XLE, Adventure, SE, Limited and Platinum. Additionally, the Toyota RAV4 Hybrid (our press vehicle of the week), has a starting MSRP of $27,385, and is available in four grades for the 2018 model year: LE, XLE, SE, and Limited.

Under the hood

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Grant Boucher of Groves won the youth category with his bell peppers

Tensions were high among the affable crowd at Central Mall last week. Area gardeners were about to be judged on their efforts in the garden in the 46th annual fruit and vegetable show. This is the longest running contest of its kind anywhere around Texas. I visited with both David Oates and Peggy Coleman of Texas Agri-Life Extension Agency recently. Oates is the county extension agent and Coleman is head “inside agent” as she has been with the agency since way back when.

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James Holly M.D.

A group of Texas physicians is fighting government roadblocks to secure care and services to help their patients in need — to access addiction-fighting drugs, or obtain devices to help people with disabilities move.

The 34-member Texas Delegation to the American Medical Association (AMA) House of Delegates will ask the policymaking body to adopt a resolution this week to help patients with disabilities get devices to help them move, and another to allow physicians to prescribe medications electronically for patients they know.

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Crawfish and Shrimp Platter with Rajun Cajun Sauce

“Welcome to Crustaceans Boil House. What can we get for ya?” These words are what you hear as you enter the building of an unassuming Chevron Gas Station. The reason is that the gas station shares its space with a restaurant that’s is changing how seafood is served. 

Aldrick Henry aimed to open a restaurant that was a little different from anything around Beaumont — a pick your crustacean and sauce concept — and he did just that.

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Ray DeMartino and The Gray Ghost ,1951

Calder Woods is inviting the public to join residents and their families for its 14th annual Antique Car Show at the senior living community. 

Friday, June 15, from 9 a.m. – noon, more than 20 classic cars will be on display. Guests will have the opportunity to place votes for their favorites, and trophies will be presented for “Best of Show,” “Oldest Car” and more.

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Madison’s on Dowlen in Beaumont will host the return of Podunk along with special guests Six String Mafia and Curse & The Cure on Saturday, June 16, at 8 p.m. Tickets for the show are $10 for general admission and $13 for reserved. They can be purchased at the venue or by calling (409) 924-9777. Music fans should instantly know the name Podunk. They formed in 1992, and members include Jason Touchette (guitar, lead vocals), Duncan Isenhower (guitar, vocals), Paul Soroski (bass) and Brian Hays (drums).

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Mike Zito

Local favorite guitar guru Mike Zito and band are set to perform at Dylan’s in Port Arthur on Friday, June 15, at 8 p.m. For reservations, call (409) 722-1600. Zito began performing at the age of 5 and has played all over the world and earned numerous awards including Song of the Year for “Pearl River” at the 2010 Blues Music Awards. His song “Roll On” was also used on an episode of the FX television hit series Sons of Anarchy.

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Those looking for a quick getaway this weekend in Houston can attend the charming, romantic musical Daddy Long Legs at Main Street Theater on June 14-17. Daddy Long Legs is based on the classic novel by Jean Webster and featuring music and lyrics by Tony Award-nominated composer/lyricist, Paul Gordon (Jane Eyre), and Tony-winning librettist/director, John Caird (Les Misérables).

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Sistine Chapel: The Exhibition is now open through July 31. With special expertise and care, the ceiling paintings from the Sistine Chapel have been reproduced in their original sizes using state of the art technology in the Corinthian Houston.

The visitor can explore the artwork up close at a distance impossible to achieve in the Sistine Chapel.

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