Southeast Texans will have an opportunity to step into the heart of New York City as the Baptist Hospitals of Southeast Texas Foundation presents “La Soirée: NY State of Mind,” a black tie gala at the Beaumont Civic Center on Saturday, Jan. 31.

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In recent months, I have written several columns about Internet and smart device privacy issues. Apparently, a large number of popular apps for both Android and Apple iOS devices utilize access to personal information of various types for other than the legitimate functioning of those apps.

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Ever wanted to try your hand at growing vegetables? Just think of the pure joy of walking out your kitchen door to pick tomatoes, lettuce, peas, beans, onions and other things to put onto your dinner table that evening. And it’s not that hard.

Gardeners around here usually start their spring gardens in March after danger of frost has passed. Brave souls who want to grow their garden from seed can start indoors even earlier than that. You can plan on success with squash, tomatoes, corn, okra, peas, peppers and beans.

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The plastics from personal care products go down drains and are discharged into

The micro-beads and micro-scrubbers found in skincare products may be ending up in the belly of small marine organisms. An Assistant Professor of Chemistry at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, Dr. Jeremy L. Conkle’s new water quality lab focuses on understanding this emerging issue.

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2015 Chevy Colorado

The 2015 Chevrolet Colorado is an all-new midsize pickup with the style and versatility of a truck and the refinement and efficiency of a crossover. With a starting MSRP of $20,120, Colorado is tailored to the needs of customers in North America — it features distinctive design cues, and a quiet, comfortable interior.

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