Lamar assistant professor of deaf studies Dr. Millicent Musyoka (right)

The U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Special Education Programs has awarded a $1.25 million grant to the Department of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education at Lamar University. The focus of the grant is to prepare teachers for deaf and hard of hearing students in kindergarten through 12th grade who have additional disabilities. During the five-year project, students will receive full funding to complete their masters’ in Deaf Studies and Deaf Education at LU.

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Firecracker is a flame point Siamese mix. He will be a year old in November and has been in foster care since January. He is very socialized and plays with other cats and dogs, large and small. Being a kitten, he is very playful. Firecracker has “feline carbohydrate syndrome,” meaning he has to have foods that have no grain. Firecracker is ready for a loving home and family that is willing to commit and go extra mile and give him the proper diet.

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Ernesto Izaguirre, Susana Escalante-Visinais and Juan C. Chavira-Guerrero

Beaumont police officers arrested three Georgia residents after discovering millions of dollars worth of liquid methamphetamine hidden inside soda cans and bouncing balls during a traffic stop on I-10 near 11th Street May 10.

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Dr. Paul and Connie Suzch

A dinner recognizing Connie and Dr. Paul J. Szuch, president of Lamar Institute of Technology, on the occasion of his retirement, and the 10th anniversary of his dedication to Lamar Institute of Technology students and the community, will be held Thursday, May 12, at 6 p.m. at Courville’s, 1744 Rose Lane, Beaumont.

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Infiniti’s luxury crossover, the QX60

With a starting MSRP of $42,600, the popular Infiniti QX60 continues to stand out in the luxury crossover segment with its 3-row utility and premium features.

Seven-passenger luxury

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