The News

Lupe Flores and wife Nancy

Jefferson County Judge Guadalupe Rodriguez  Flores of County Court at Law No. 2 passed away April 21, 2015, at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Beaumont. In his too-short 65 years on earth, he was a skilled advocate, distinguished jurist, community activist, compassionate neighbor and friend to everyone he met, but the titles he cherished most were husband, father and grandfather. To governors and laborers alike, Judge Flores was simply “Lupe.”

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Georgia Vasilakis and Billie Cisneros baking baklava

“Sharing our cultural heritage, customs, food, music and dance with our friends in Southeast Texas,” says St. Michael Mediterranean Festival organizer Georgia Vasilakis, the Mediterranean Festival has quickly become one of the most anticipated events of the season. Now in its eighth year, Med Fest will be held Saturday, May 2, from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. (rain or shine) at St. Michael Orthodox Christian Church at 690 N. 15th St.

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Roger Treece

Lamar University’s Cardinal Jazz Singers will appear in concert with guest artist Roger Treece on Tuesday, April 28, on campus at the Rothwell Recital Hall at 7:30 p.m. Admission is free.

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An unforgettable night of magic is coming to Orange. The Kiwanis Club is hosting a magic show with illusionist C.J. Johnson on Monday, April 27, at the Little Cypress Mauriceville High School Auditorium at 7 p.m. Johnson, a Texas native, is sure to make the skeptics think twice. His performance is engaging for children and entertaining for adults. Tickets are available for an $11 donation and can be picked up at the Lamar State College-Orange cashier’s office on the second floor of the Ron E.

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If you like your flamingos plastic and your humor raunchy, then The Great American Trailer Park Musical is right up your double-wide. This energetic musical plays on a lot of stereotypes but will surprise you with the quality of its original songs and the often uproariously funny — if more than a little profane — lyrics and dialogue. You’ll need to park any passion for political correctness at the gate (and leave your children at home) when you enter Armadillo Acres.

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