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Robert Sloan photo Beat the heat with an early morning or late afternoon hike at

Something that absolutely drives me crazy are the folks that start a conversation about it being so hot during August. Hey, it’s always like this. On any given day you can scramble eggs on your driveway at high noon. We all know it’s Texas hot right now, but there are ways to get outdoors and still have some fun. For example, try:

Crabbing at McFaddin National Wildlife Refuge

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The Lamar Cardinals opened football camp Aug. 4 and saw 44 lettermen return from last season including preseason senior All-Americans Kade Harrington (running back) and Bret Treadway (offensive lineman), to go along with a signing class that ranked fourth nationally at the FCS level this past February.

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Jay Bruce

Beaumont native Jay Bruce was traded from the Cincinnati Reds to the New York Mets on Aug. 1 for two minor league players.

Bruce, 29, will play outfield for the Mets, who are 2.5 games behind the Miami Marlins for the second wild card spot in the National League, while the Reds have been out of playoff contention since the All-Star break.

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B.T. Striders Majesty Wilder, Andrew Brooke, LaTerra Satcher, and Terry Satcher

Local track team to compete at Junior Olympics in Houston

This summer, the B.T. Striders Youth Track Club will represent Southeast Texas at one of the highest-level youth track and field events of the year: 2016 AAU National Junior Olympics in Houston. Five athletes from this local team have qualified to compete in this year’s event, which will take place on the Humble High School campus from July 30 – Aug. 6, 2016.

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Four members of the Lamar University football team, including three first-team selections, have been named 2016 Preseason All-Southland Conference. Seniors Kade Harrington (running back) and Bret Treadway (offensive line), and sophomore Rodney Randle (return specialist) garnered first-team recognition, while senior Brendan Langley (defensive back) was named to the second team.

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