Shinyribs

Kevin “Shinyribs” Ferguson will play at Madison’s on Friday, Nov. 10, beginning at 9:30 p.m. Shinyribs started his musical journey in Beaumont at the age of 14, and his style has turned into Burl Ives meets Al Green, Hank Jr. meets Teddy Pendergrass, Wendell Berry meets Chuck Berry. Following his family’s oil boom and bust migratory path, he landed in Shreveport where he formed his first band. He then moved to Austin where the Gourds were born. From that point on, Russell has been riding high on the Shinyribs river of country-soul, swamp-funk and tickle.

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The Officer Bryan Hebert Memorial Foundation is raising funds for scholarships and scouting projects, and raffle tickets for a unique commemorative item are on sale now.

“Of all the novel things you can raffle, this is pretty neat,” the nonprofit’s founder Sgt. Bobby Anderson said of the queen-sized Memory Quilt drawing prize. “It’s made from different police officers’ shirts. The quilters took the shirts and made them into patches for the quilt. It’s amazing.”

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The Texas Rice Festival started as a one-day affair in Winnie in 1969 and has since grown into a eight-day harvest celebration, now in its 47th year. The renowned Texas Rice Festival recognizes the significance off rice farming, a major economic activity in the region, especially in the Winnie area. The festival includes a carnival, livestock show, barbeque cook-off, nightly street dances, parades, pageants, music, great food and, of course, rice balls. The final weekend of the event is upon us with gates opening at 5 p.m.

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