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Jerry Lin

Lamar University has honored Jerry Lin, professor of environmental engineering, as the Distinguished Faculty Lecturer for 2014. “Chasing Quicksilver: From an Emperor’s Tomb to the Global Environment” will be the topic of his lecture, sponsored by ExxonMobil, to be presented Oct. 20 at 7 p.m. in the University Theatre. The Lamar University Faculty Senate will host the lecture, which is open to the public without charge.

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Looking for a good cause to support or an exquisite evening on the town? Look no further. The Girls’ Haven STARS Dinner at the Event Centre on Oct. 24 offers both a night of elegance and the opportunity to donate to an organization that is benefiting some of Southeast Texas’ most vulnerable and promising youth.

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G7 BBQ sandwhichat Boomtown BBQ Company

It’s all about location, location, location. Since 2011, the Swanson’s have been jumping around Beaumont to find the perfect place to expand their brand, and it seems they have found their sweet spot. Since moving off of Calder, patrons have been able to grab a quick lunch easier, and business has never been better.

Booming with flavor

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Unplanned pregnancy can be difficult, and not knowing whether you are pregnant can be unbearable. Southeast Texas women have a safe place to turn in their time of need – the Hope Women’s Resource Clinic at 1155 Interstate 10 Frontage Road in Beaumont. Now, on Oct. 28, Southeast Texans have the chance to give back to the charitable organization and delight in an exquisite evening including a delicious dinner, melodious music, illuminating instruction and much more during the clinic’s annual gala.

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The iconic musical duo of Andy Bell and Vince Clarke, who make up Era­sure, will be performing two nights at the Bayou Music Center (520 Texas Ave.) in Houston on Friday, Oct. 10, and Saturday, Oct. 11, beginning at 8 p.m. Tickets are $55-$35 and can be purchased through Ticketmaster outlets.

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