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 Steven Olsen, a retired FDNY fire­fighter who was one of the first to respond during the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks after American Airlines Flight 11 crashed into the North Tower of the World Trade Center in Manhattan, vis­ited the Texas Fire Museum in Beau­mont on Wednesday, July 15.

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Barbara Lynn
Dean James

The 10th rendition of the Kinsel Lincoln Jazz+Blues Festival returns to the historic Jefferson Theatre on Saturday, July 18, with two stages of music, both inside and outdoors, with gates opening at 3 p.m. Tickets for this all-ages show are $10 and can be purchased at the Beaumont Civic Center box office, online at ticketmaster.com or at the event.

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The Best Damn Food Truck Festival will takeover the parking lot of NRG Park in Houston on Saturday, July 18 from 4-9 p.m. More than 30 food trucks from around the United States will be on site featuring everything from smothered French fries to Asian infused tacos will be available for you to sample. Whether you’re new or old to the food truck community this event is for you to try new foods and meet new people. 

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Bridge instructor Nancy Smalley observes players Jack Evans, John Smalley, Anna

Bridge, a popular card game, is more than an entertaining pastime, according to a Beaumont Bridge Studio press release. Besides the social aspects, it offers mental challenges, keeping its players truly engaged to compete in this game.

“Duplicate bridge is a wonderful way to keep the rust off your mental gears,” said Jerry Heckman of Beaumont.

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Columbian mammoth remains at the Waco Mammoth Site. Mammoth Q is a bull mammoth,

President Barack Obama issued a proclamation last week designating the Waco Mammoth Site in Texas as America’s newest addition to the National Park System. Discovered in 1978, the location is the largest known concentration of Columbian mammoths, dying from the same event, in North America. Since its discovery, the site has been developed and protected through local fundraising efforts and in collaboration with the National Park Service, the city of Waco, Baylor University, and the Waco Mammoth Foundation.

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