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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.


Charles Kingsley wrote, “Thank God every morning when you get up that you have something to do which must be done, whether you like it or not. Being forced to work, and forced to do your best, will breed in you temperance, self control, diligence, strength of will, content, and a hundred other virtues which the idle never know.

Elvis Presley perhaps was paraphrasing Joseph Addison when he said, “The grand essentials to happiness in this life are something to do, something to love, and something to hope for.”



Starring: George Clooney, Britt Robertson

Directed by: Brad Bird

Rated: PG


The good news is that the number of domestic fish stocks listed as overfished or subject to overfishing has dropped to a low not seen since 1997, according to the National Marine Fisheries Service. 

A recent NMFS report highlights the United States’ continued progress towards sustainably managing fish stocks.

Tia Juanita’s Fish Camp
Boudain Quesadillas

Have you stopped by the bright blue restaurant on Calder lately? The spot that has been home to many different types of restaurants is now known for a cuisine that brings a unique blend of Cajun and Tex-Mex to this area.