Former FBI agent Ed Keller and BPD Chief Jimmy  Singletary

Aside from multi-agency police department collaboration and good old-fashioned police work, Beaumont Police Department Chief Jimmy Singletary said it will take citizen involvement to combat the rash of “smash-and-grabs” and home burglaries occurring in the city.

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Consider this column a Public Service Announcement. I have been in the newspaper world for many years now and have written my fair share of articles about fraud, theft, criminal activity, and those who live to take from those who work hard to pay their just and honest debts. In the past few years, I have interviewed bankers, loan officers, members of law enforcement, and individuals affected by crime, and have learned a lot.

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Queen Neches LXVIII Olivia Katherine Lombardo
King Neches Joseph Vincent Tortorice Jr. with his wife Shelley

For 68 years, spring has been welcomed by Beaumont’s Good Neighbor event — the Neches River Festival.

The NRF has remained one of the most illustrious events in Beaumont since its inception and continues to be a mainstay, celebrating youth, tradition and the Neches River, a resource for Southeast Texas.

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Will Hibbs was selected as its UniversalCoin.com Pitcher of the Week.

April 11 was a big day for the Lamar University baseball team. First, Collegiate Baseball announced that for the first time since 2009, the Cardinals were nationally ranked. And then, the Southland Conference publicized that Will Hibbs was selected as its UniversalCoin.com Pitcher of the Week.

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Logan Hillin
Will Gavrelos (University of Houston)

Kelly athletics

Senior Logan Hillin received a scholarship to play football at Southwestern University in Georgetown, near Austin. The receiver/defensive back totaled 1,011 all-purpose yards last season including 11 touchdowns. He was TAPPS DI-3 Athlete of the Year and a two-time National Honor Society student.

 

West Brook athletics

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