Allison Williams

Allison Williams joined the Lamar University recreational sports family in June to serve as the coordinator of the Lamar cheer squad. Williams previously served as the head cheer coach for Mercer University in Macon, Georgia, and head cheer coach for Arkansas Tech in Russellville, Arkansas.

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Audwin Samuel's Samuel & Son Law Firm is at 2226 Hazel St., Beaumont.

Beaumont Ward 3 City Councilman Audwin Samuel’s battle for a specific use permit (SUP) to run his law office out of a residence in the Oaks Historic District is seemingly over after the Beaumont City Council unanimously denied his request for the permit and a new public hearing.

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I read a quote this week from Amy Tan that has stuck in my mind more than many do: “In a Chinese family, the mother pulls very tightly on the bond to a point where the daughter asks, ‘Why can’t I know about such and such?’ and the mother answers, ‘Because I haven’t put it into your mind yet.’”

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Summer is upon us, and the Big Thicket National Preserve invites the public to participate in a variety of ranger-led programs and activities throughout the summer months. This summer schedule runs through Sunday, Aug. 16. In the coming weeks, park rangers will be offering the following free public programs.

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Have you ever tried to grow apples? Yes, it is possible. Do a little research and find the species of apple that will grow well here.

If you have tried to grow apples, you learned that you may have some competition from friendly birds and bugs and other pests. An interesting body of research has been underway at Cornell University Extension Service to experiment with ways to make our apple trees more “fruitful.”

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