Elegance ambiance, a red carpet runway with a photo backdrop, live jazz music, celebrity guest appearances, a delicious dinner, wine, hors d’oeuvres — and did I mention, poetry from some of the best spoken-word artist around.

The annual Juneteenth Poetry Slam will be the place to see and be seen.

Doreen Hughes covers events and happenings across the county. Her column appears each Sunday. Contact her at newsroom@galvnews.com with “Out and About” in the subject line.

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Samuel Collins III

Great column this morning. Juneteenth Poetry, Astros President and the officers all great subjects. Each year I support the poetry slam as one of the backdrop sponsors. Thank you for spotlighting the Juneteenth Poetry Slam.

Dedrick Johnson

Juneteenth Poetry Slam continues to grow thanks to community support. Thank you to Marathon Petroleum, SLC Investment Services, Easy Traveling with MeMe, Realtor Dee Glass of Generation Realty, and Sting to Sting Scholarship Foundation for helping make this event a huge success. To all the professional writers and orators, THIS IS YOUR STAGE! Thank you City of Texas City for celebrating our freedom with us!!

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