Although the City of Beaumont kicked off the celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday Saturday, Jan. 18, there was plenty of celebrating left to be had around Southeast Texas on the official holiday celebrating the late, great Civil Rights leader and his cause Monday, Jan. 21.

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Former Port Arthur Housing Authority maintenance director Joe Guillory is looking forward to a court date in Jefferson County now that a district court judge has ruled that the ousted employee’s wrongful termination suit against the PAHA can move forward with trial July 15,2013.

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Lamar University is proudly announcing a special guest appearance from Gateway Brass, the brass ensemble of the United States Air Force’s Band of the West, which will present a free public concert at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 22, in the Music Building on the campus of Lamar University. The ensemble plays a wide variety of brass music, from blues and jazz, to pop tunes and military music.

The concert is being organized by Brian Shook, assistant professor of music and trumpet/brass specialist at Lamar.

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Ryan McLeod, his two sons, and his dog Gunner

Despite his best efforts, Guardian Angel Service Dogs founder Dan Warren will have to answer before a Southeast Texas judge as to why he feels he is entitled to nearly $70,000 for a puppy he himself values at (only) $20,000. The ruling was made by 58th District Court Judge Bob Wortham on Wednesday, Jan.

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Bill Leger

A toxicology report on late KFDM anchor Bill Leger indicates that he had a blood alcohol level of .26, three times the legal limit of .08 allowed by the state of Louisiana, according to Trooper Stephen Hammons, public information officer for Louisiana State Police.

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