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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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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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Downtown Beaumont is shutting down traffic to show its colors Saturday, Oct. 11 – more specifically, pink and teal to symbolize support for survivors of breast and ovarian cancer, and to celebrate the lives of those who have been taken by the diseases.

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Newcomb Pottery can be considered some of the most significant American art pottery of the 20th century, with each piece critically acclaimed and highly coveted.

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By Skyler Williams, special to The Examiner

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What originally began as a one-day affair in 1969 has grown into a seven-day celebration — the Texas Rice Festival. Now in its 45th year, the renowned Texas Rice Festival is an annual harvest celebration honoring rice farming, a major economic activity in the region, especially in Winnie.

The festival includes a carnival, livestock shows, barbeque cook-off, nightly street dances, parades, pageants, music, great food and, of course, rice balls.

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Jake Rowley

When Jake Rowley began showing up to Nederland High School his freshman year dressed in pink and black outfits and white buck shoes, he said he received a variety of reactions from his peers.

“I looked like somebody straight out of the ’50s, and that kind of intrigued them to either make fun of me or try to get to know me,” Rowley said.

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The Texas Renaissance Festival has always been an event to look forward to each year — a chance to travel back to a time of knights, lords and ladies, and escape the everyday bustle of modern life.

This year is extra special, however, as the Texas Renaissance Festival celebrates 40 years of food, fun and magical weekends from Oct. 11 through Nov. 30, as well as Thanksgiving Friday. Organizers promise an unforgettable season of eight themed weekends, filled with new surprises and the same medieval cheer, lively characters and turkey legs that have made the event famous.

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Houstonians mourned the loss of four firefighters who died when a hotel collapsed on the first responders as they were fighting a Southwest Inn blaze May 31, 2013. News of their deaths resonated in Southeast Texas, as well.

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Powerboat racers from all over the United States will converge on the Sabine River on Sept. 19-21 for the seventh annual S.P.O.R.T. Tunnel Boat Race.

The weekend of speed and thrills will include a trial run Friday, Sept. 19, from 3-6 p.m. with a free concert by the American Sons to follow from 7-9 p.m. at the City of Orange Riverfront Pavilion.

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