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Southeast Texas is a fantastic place to soak up some summer fun under the sun while playing in the surf at Crystal Beach, paddling down Village Creek or splashing in any of the nearby water parks or pools. Water sports and activities abound throughout the area, so gear up in your swimsuit or Hawaiian shirt and shorts, put on your shades, slather yourself in suntan lotion and get ready to start your aquatic adventure.

Lake Sam Rayburn

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The 11th annual Bill Pickett Trailriders Zydeco Festival, Trail Ride and Rodeo is scheduled for Friday, June 12, – Sunday, June 14, at LaDay’s Arena at 7400 Boyt Road in Cheek, just minutes from Beaumont.

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It’s your final chance to see the play that the New York Times calls “strikingly beautiful” — The Other Mozart — with a showing Friday, June 12, and the finale Saturday, June 13, at the Betty Greenberg Center for Performing Arts at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased at the door or online at beaumontcommunityplayers.com. The Other Mozart is a one-woman show telling the little-known story of Mozart’s talented sister, Nannerl Mozart.

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Calliope Musicals

The second annual Beaumont Pride festival is set to take place Saturday, June 13, in downtown Beaumont with a pride walk beginning at 11:30 a.m. and featuring plenty of live music along with food, vendors, performing acts and more. Festival gates will open at noon at the Crockett Street Entertainment Complex with music inside both The Gig and Tequila Rok.

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Courville’s welcomes alternative Country act American Aquarium on Wednesday, June 17 with doors opening at 7 p.m. Tickets are $30 and include Big Rich’s famous buffet. From Raleigh, N.C., the six-piece act features B.J. Barham (vocals, rhythm guitar), Ryan Johnson (lead guitar), Whit Wright (pedal steel), Bill Corbin (bass), Colin Dimeo (guitar) and Kevin McClain (drums).

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National recording pop artist Andy Grammer will return to L’Auberge du Lac on Thursday, June 11, but this time to headline his own Liquid Society show. Tickets are $15 for ages 21 years and older and can be purchased at the venue.

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Christopher Thompson (top right) and Raedella Peloquin

Wednesday, June 10, around 2:10 a.m., narcotics investigators with the Orange County Sheriff’s Office observed a silver minivan commit several traffic violations in the area of Interstate 10 South service road in Vidor. Investigators stopped the vehicle east of the Rose City Travel Plaza.

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A senior citizen and his dog were found dead in his 2007 Chevrolet Corvette on Monday, June 8, after they were reportedly trapped inside the vehicle.

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Around 5:15 a.m. Saturday, June 6, Port Arthur Police officers responded to reports of a shooting at the Sea Gull Motel at 6828 Gulfway Drive in Port Arthur. Upon arrival, officers found 55-year-old Stephen Haylock dead from a fatal gunshot to the chest, according to PAPD. Police identified the suspect as 30-year-old Valerie Haylock, the victim’s daughter.

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Detectives are working to determine the circumstances that led to the death of an African-American man found in Beaumont’s south end.

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