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Thomas Cobb and Mavis Triebel

Thomas Cobb and 18 other students from across the state competed in the Texas State Citizen Bee in Austin. Cobb was one of five students to have a perfect score in the oral portion of the contest and had a total score of 97 out of 100 points to win First Place and a $1,000 scholarship. The Texas Citizen Bee is a statewide civic education program and competition that offers teachers and high school students an exciting way to study America’s heritage. Contestants participate in a timed, multiple-choice written examination and an oral round.

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Before it hit the screen, it hit the stage, and now Les Misérables is coming to Southeast Texas. Orange Community Players presents the musical for eight performances: May 1-3, 8-10 at 7:37 p.m. and matinees on Sunday, May 4, and Sunday, May 11, at 2:37 p.m. Tickets are $15 for general admission and $10 for stu­dents. Reservations are required; call (409) 882-9137 or go online at orangecommunityplayers.org for details.

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The international hit show Meno­pause The Musical returns to the Lutcher Theater for two performanc­es on May 7-8 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are on sale now for $42-$39 via the venue’s box office, online at lutcher. org or by phone at (409) 886-5535.

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Bebeaux’s Cajun Food announced Wednesday, April 23, that its chicken and sausage gumbo will now be avail­able at Market Basket stores through­out Southeast Texas.

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Gulf Coast style food, fun and entertainment have long been associated with the Texas Crab Festival, and in its 29th year, the festival continues to offer a myriad of exciting attractions including wiener dog races, a two-step dance contest, a crab gumbo cook off, washers tournament, crab races, carnival rides and midway games, arts and crafts booths, and much more.

Tickets for the festival, set for May 9-11 at Gregory Park in Crystal Beach, are $10 each on Friday and Saturday with free admission on Sunday, Mother’s Day.

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