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The Diagnostic Group Physicians Wellness Clinic is now accepting patients and will be opening its doors to the public Monday, Feb. 16.

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Ruthie and Claude Guidroz

A local nonprofit reaching out to those with substance abuse issues and the mentally ill, educating children about mental illness, promoting awareness, encouraging availability of mental health services and protecting those affected by mental illness, Mental Health America of Southeast Texas has provided assistance to numerous individuals in the area for more than 50 years.

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The Beaumont Civic Center will once again be the place to be on “Fat Tuesday,” Feb. 17, when the Sabine Area Restaurant Association (SARA) celebrates the 32nd annual Taste of the Triangle, an event that brings together dozens of restaurants and beverage companies sharing dining experiences from 6:30-8:30 p.m.

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Paging all philanthropists and all those ready to have a good time. It’s time for the annual Anayat House Gala on Friday, March 6, at 7 p.m. inside the Event Centre (700 Crockett) in downtown Beaumont.

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The High Street Gallery will host an exhibition of mixed media artwork by three up-and-coming artists – Chris Presley, Steffen Sangster and Everett Beaujon – on Friday, Feb. 13, from 7-10 p.m. in the Victoria House at 2110 Victoria St. in Beaumont.

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Divergent Theater will present a Valentine’s show Friday, Feb. 13, and Saturday, Feb. 14, hosted by the Beaumont Club. Patrons will dine on a specially prepared meal by Chef Rodney while listening to live music.

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ExxonMobil Refinery Manager Fernando Salazar speaks as Mayor Becky Ames and BPD

Refining giant ExxonMobil, the chief sponsor of the Beaumont Police Department’s Cops & Kids program, made a generous and substantial donation to Cops & Kids, which focuses on uniting the youth of Beaumont with law enforcement officers.

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The Beaumont Animal Services Unit of the Beaumont Police Department debuted two new vehicles that sport animal graphics on Tuesday, Feb. 3.

The new decals on the two trucks emphasize animal adoption and reporting animal abuse, two ideas the unit feels very strongly about.

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Feel like celebrating? The Beaumont Council of Garden Clubs will host an Annual Maypole Festival to bless the summer crops May 16. What a fun idea!

For those of you who knew Paula “Torchy” Salter, you know that she was a “feel good” spirit in our community. A group called “The Moon and Stars” is memorializing her spirit with the raising of a maypole in her honor on the grounds of the Beaumont Botanical gardens in Tyrell Park.

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I was standing on the upper deck of a beautiful house built on Galveston Bay where a friend has a large collection of various palm trees wonderfully landscaped on his property. I have had a running love affair with palms since I began to write “Winds Over Bolivar,” a book about Hurricane Ike on the Bolivar Peninsula and its aftermath, where I used a beautiful palm that endured Hurricane Ike for my cover shot.

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