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For the second straight year, Texas dove hunters will have a 90-day season.

The 2017-18 migratory game bird seasons adopted by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department give Texas hunters a 90-day dove season with a daily limit of 15 birds; duck hunters will be limited to one pintail per day, and the early teal season is set for Sept. 9-24 with a daily bag limit of six birds.

The really good news is that South Texas dove hunters will see increased opportunity this year thanks to a season-framework adjustment expanding the early September four-day Special White-winged Dove Area hunting season to the entire South Zone boundary.

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Gayle Botley

“It made it take a lot longer than I expected,” Texas Board of Public Accountancy attorney Mary Alice Boehm-McKaughan quipped about former Beaumont ISD auditor Gayle Botley’s testimony before State Office of Administrative Hearings Judge Michael O’Malley during a hearing scheduled for the week of June 26-30.

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Three Lamar University student-athletes were members of another team at LU this past year as they helped design and build the university’s first underwater robot.

Koby Couron and Brannon Beaton of the LU football team, along with LU baseball player Brent Janak, were part of an eight-person unit that created the robot for their senior project in mechanical engineering. Other members of the team were Nicole Ray, Ryan Fregia, Christian Dao, Quade Robertson and Rashaan Webster.

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Reid Russell

Four Cardinals, including 16th rounder Carson Lance, were picked to continue their baseball careers, hearing their respective names called by Major League clubs as they were selected in the MLB Amateur Draft on June 14.

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For the first time in school history, the PN-G Indians won the UIL Class 5A state baseball championship by defeating last year’s 5A champion, Grapevine, by the score of 4-2 on June 10 at Dell Diamond in Round Rock.

Senior pitcher Brandon Morse was named the 5A state tournament MVP after throwing a complete 7-inning game for the victory.

Senior Nathan Vidrine, who was the winning pitcher in the 5A state semifinals over Frisco Wakeland, had two RBI, as did junior Austin Bost.

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Samoa Joe

Samoa Joe is a mere month away before facing the biggest test of his storied career plus he get’s his first chance at WWE gold as the No. 1 contender collides with Universal Champion Brock Lesnar on July 9 at “Great Balls of Fire” pay-per-view, which can be seen on the WWE Network.

But before that can happen, Samoa Joe and many Raw superstars will be in Beaumont at Ford Arena this Sunday, June 11 for WWE SummerSlam Heatwave Tour at 5 p.m.

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The biggest superstars of pro wrestling will be in Beaumont on Sunday, June 11.

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The biggest superstars of pro wrestling will be in Beaumont on Sunday, June 11, when the WWE Live Summerslam Heatwave Tour slams into Ford Arena at 5 p.m.

They’re subject to change, but scheduled matches include “The Big Dog” Roman Reigns challenging Bray Wyatt, plus Seth Rollins doing battle with the No. 1 contender for the Universal Championship, Samoa Joe.

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The biggest superstars of pro wrestling will be in Beaumont on Sunday, June 11.

WWE

The biggest superstars of pro wrestling will be in Beaumont on Sunday, June 11, when the WWE Live Summerslam Heatwave Tour slams into Ford Arena at 5 p.m.

They’re subject to change, but scheduled matches include “The Big Dog” Roman Reigns challenging Bray Wyatt, plus Seth Rollins doing battle with the No. 1 contender for the Universal Championship, Samoa Joe.

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The short-lived recreational red snapper season has come and gone, but the boats that managed to get out and fish in federal waters, out past 9 nautical miles, didn’t seem to have any problem finding and catching the prized and tasty snapper.

Dan Gamble and some friends made the run out of Galveston on the second day of the season and found plenty of snapper, along with a few king mackerel and one ling.

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For the third consecutive season, Lamar University senior Michael Feucht has been named the Southland Conference Tennis Male Student-Athlete of the Year, while senior Katya Lapayeva earned the Southland Conference Female Student-Athlete of the Year.

Feucht highlights a 2017 Academic All-Southland Conference team that features four Cardinals, including three first-team selections.

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