The first bass tournament of the year was held Jan. 14 at Sam Rayburn by Bass Champs, and out of 397 teams entered, John Iles and Brian Shook won with 30.75 pounds and took home $20,000.

When it was all said and done, 794 anglers caught a total of 646 bass with an average weight of 3.11 pounds. Right at 123 limits were caught, while 266 teams didn’t weigh in a single bass.

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Lamar 2017 Distinguished Alumni

The Lamar University Office of Alumni Affairs has named four alumni as Distinguished Alumni for 2017, noting that their dedication to their professions, service to their communities and loyalty to their alma mater epitomizes the Lamar University spirit, officials said.

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What’s not in the information Beaumont Independent School District attorneys released of the district-commissioned and taxpayer-funded $1 million forensic audit are any findings, expert opinions, or proposed changes to policy or procedure. You also won’t see any mention of the more than $4 million former Chief Financial Officer Devin McCraney and Comptroller Sharika Allison admitted to stealing.

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Troy Douglas, Melvin Smith and Dan Dodd

Since the moment he was named Lamar University head football coach, Mike Schultz has been in a collegiate athletics whirlwind, getting to know his current players, putting together a staff and hitting the recruiting trail. He took one step closer to the start of the 2017 season with the naming of eight assistant coaches.

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Volunteer Sue Philp delivers a meal to Dorothy Buckley of Beaumont. Buckley (rig

Sue Philp of Beaumont began volunteering for Nutrition and Services For Seniors (NSFS) delivering hot food through the nonprofit’s Meals on Wheels program with her mother, Nel Phillips, more than 12 years ago. After her mother passed away, she continued the family tradition of helping seniors and even enlisted her husband, Roy.

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