Delores Black, Lamar University photo

Friday, Feb. 16, the Texas State University System (TSUS) Board of Regents recognized two Texas State University educators and Lamar University employee Delores Black for outstanding performance and commitment to the mission of their institutions.

Dr. Debra Feakes, professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, and Dr. David Nolan, associate professor in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication, were honored as 2017 Regents’ Teachers.

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The biggest appeal prior to seeing this was the fact that “Late Late Show” host James Corden was voicing the part of Peter Rabbit. I confess a major crush on the cuddly Mr. Corden, and it turns out he’s a pretty good rabbit, too.

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Courville’s welcomes the singer-songwriting duo of Shake Russell and Michael Hearne on Wednesday, Feb. 21, at 7 p.m. The two have been playing music for more than 40 years yet only recently have they begun to play together. Hearne, a Dallas native, has had a long career not only solo, but also with his band South by Southwest and as a member of Michael Martin Murphy’s band back in the ’80s. He’s written songs for the likes of Jerry Jeff Walker, Gary P. Nunn and Johnny Rodriguez.

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It’s not too late to purchase tickets for the 16th annual Celebrate Families Luncheon hosted by the Family Services of Southeast Texas on Tuesday, Feb. 20, at the MCM Eleganté from 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.

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The Christus Southeast Texas Foundation Gala has become one of the most anticipated events each year and has drawn some of the biggest names in entertainment such as Aretha Franklin, Ray Charles, Lionel Richie, James Taylor, Chicago and Keith Urban. 

And this year will be no different.

The No. 1 selling duo in music history — Daryl Hall & John Oates — will take the stage at the 38th annual Christus Southeast Texas Foundation Gala on Saturday, April 21, at the Beaumont Civic Center.

 

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