Known as the “Alligator Capital of Texas,” Anahuac will host the annual Texas Gator Fest on Friday, Sept. 11 – Sunday, Sept. 13, on the grounds of Fort Anahuac Park at 1704 S. Main St. It’s airboats, alligators, carnival rides, vendors, Cajun food and good music. Tickets are $15 (ages 12 and older) each day while seniors (65 and older) and children (11 and under) pay $5. Festival hours are 6 p.m.

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The Mexican Heritage Society will host its 47th annual Fiesta on Saturday, Sept. 12, at the Bob Bowers Civic Center (3401 Cultural Drive) in Port Arthur. For 47 years, Fiesta, which commemorates Mexico’s independence from Spain, has celebrated Mexican culture in Southeast Texas by sharing the beauty and history of Mexican heritage.

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The W.H. Stark House will offer Second Saturday Specialty Tours on Saturday, Sept. 12, at 10 a.m., 11 a.m. and noon.

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Marlene Cardena; Norma Sampson, executive director at Gift of Life; Regina Roger

Through the support of Jon Huntsman Sr., board member of the Beaumont Foundation of America, 34 medically underserved Southeast Texas women received free Gift of Life clinical breast exams and mammograms on the UTMB mobile van at Cristo Rey Catholic Church in Beaumont last week. One client who had an abnormal mammogram screening was referred immediately for diagnostic testing, which is also completely underwritten by the Gift of Life.

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Now is the time to kick off some excellent fishing on Sabine Lake, Sam Rayburn a

September is the month of opportunity for anglers and hunters here in Southeast Texas. It’s got a little bit of everything to offer. On the hunting menu, we’ve got doves, teal, gators and as of Oct. 3, bow hunting for deer comes. On the fishing menu, we’ve got bass, crappie and catfish on Sam Rayburn and Toledo Bend. Along the coast, trout, reds and flounder are never easier to catch than what you’ll find during September and into October.

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