Two teams of mechanical engineering students from Lamar University are heading for Detroit this April to compete in fuel efficiency contests at the annual Shell Eco-marathon Americas. The Carbon Cardinals will display their skills in the Prototype competition, and the Eco-Cardinals will show off their engineering know-how in the Urban Concept race.

The Shell Eco-marathon

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Lt. Joe Torrillo

The public is invited to attend Duty Calls: Honoring Our First Responders at the Julie Rogers Theatre on Tuesday, March 21, at 6 p.m. This event will recognize first responders from Beaumont Police and Fires Departments, and Beaumont EMS. 

The committee, which includes Anna J. Brian, Carol Gary, Elaine Henderson, Barbara Marshall, Barbara Otto, and Robin Troy have joined forces with Mayor Becky Ames and the City of Beaumont to help show support to first responders and provide each one of them a copy of the devotional book, Strength for Service to God and Community. 

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Still fighting forfeiture of more than $3 million in annuities the U.S. government acquired from former Beaumont Independent School District electrician Calvin Walker, wife Stacy Walker argued to the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals that her husband had no right to bargain away property that belonged to her as well. This past week, March 9, the court handed down an opinion.

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Forrest Mabry

Jefferson County Sheriff’s deputies arrested a Beaumont man March 13 who is a suspect in multiple burglaries, and recovered 15 grams of methamphetamine during the subsequent investigation, reports Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office Captain Crystal Holmes.

According to a news release from Holmes, at about 2:30 p.m., deputies stopped a black Mitsubishi matching the description of a vehicle involved in several Beaumont burglaries highlighted on Crimestoppers.

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Local creative powerhouse e.Sullivan Advertising & Design won big on Saturday, March 4 at the Pioneer Club in Lake Charles.

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