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Inspired by the classic comedy film, Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Beaumont Community Players presents Spamalot the Musical — the legendary tale of King Arthur’s quest to find the Holy Grail — on Friday, May 19 (7:30 p.m.) and Saturday, May 20 (2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.) plus three more performances from Thursday, May 25 – Saturday, May 27, at 7:30 p.m.

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There is still time to purchase tickets to the Centennial Masquerade Gala celebrating the American Red Cross of Southeast and Deep East Texas’ 100 year anniversary on Saturday, May 20, at the MCM Eleganté Hotel in Beaumont.

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Selling and consuming organic products and food has been a growing trend nationally since the early days of the new millennium, and Texas tendrils of that same movement have burst through not only in likely hot spots like Austin but also in the Mid-County area.

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‘17 Toyota Prius Prime

The 2017 Prius Prime is a blend of impressive efficiency and modern style. In hybrid mode, the Prius Prime stands out, exceeding all competitors’ fuel economy ratings with its EPA-estimated 55 mpg in the city, 53 mpg on the highway, and 54 mpg combined.

Prime models

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Gunner

Hi, I’m Gunner. I’m an adult male German shepherd mix weighing about 80 pounds and already neutered. I am not sure how or why I am at Beaumont Animal Services. I am very relaxed, love to play “keep away” with toys, and will make a great companion. I would love to lounge in a nice doggie bed because these senior bones of mine don’t like the concrete floors at the shelter. I am a handsome guy with lots of love to go around. Please don’t let my life end here.

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After a highly successful Total Package Tour in 2013, the follow-up properly titled Total Package Tour featuring the New Kids on the Block will “step by step” into the Toyota Center in Houston on Saturday, May 20. If NKOTB wasn’t enough, Paula Abdul, who will tour for the first time in 25 years, will perform as well as Boyz II Men giving fans a concert with more than 200 million combined record sales on one stage. 

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2017 Lexus RX

After introducing the all-new fourth-generation RX 350 and RX 450h Hybrid luxury utility vehicles for 2016, Lexus continues the RX model’s second season with the same luxury style and craftsmanship.

Model of distinction

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Speedboats of the Deep South Racing Association (DSRA) will be roaring down the Sabine River in Orange at speeds of more than 100 mph during the Shootout on the Sabine, with plenty of high-octane outboard action on Saturday, May 20, and Sunday, May 21, plus a special concert with one of the South’s best Cajun acts — Jamie Bergeron & the Kickin’ Cajuns.

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I’ve wanted to write this column for many years, but have not had the unction or the freedom to sit down and do so. I decided several months ago that I would tackle my inner thoughts on mothers and sons and daughters while my health and mind were still up for the challenge. Let me add here before I delve in that I know all family dynamics are not the same.

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I had the great pleasure of talking with a real local farmer recently. I first met William Perego at the festive Saturday morning farmer’s market on College Street by the tennis courts a couple of weeks ago. William and his wife, Lori, live in Kirbyville and are pretty popular up that way this time of year. They farm acres of land and produce quite an inspirational variety of produce. If they have just too much of something some weeks, they give the extra to the local nursing homes. William says, “I make sure to keep the local widow women with some produce, too.”

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