Commentary

Kim Phelan (pictured) and Regina Rogers are spearheading a mental health initiat

Civic, business, and community leaders and health care professionals, social workers, law enforcement officers, and educators all converged at Broussard’s Centre’ Thursday, March 9 for the announcement of a new mental health initiative being spearheaded by Gift of Life founder Regina Rogers and Kim Phelan. 

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We have looked at love, joy, peace, and now we come to long-suffering. It always amazes me that when I am writing in any sort of order or with a defined outline of subjects I want to cover, the Lord sees to it that I have plenty of material. He did not fail this time.

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March is designated as Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDD) Month in order to recognize the abilities of individuals with IDD as well as their desires and interests to participate in community activities.

Spindletop Center will host its annual IDD Fun Day beginning at 9 a.m. on Friday, March 24 at the Center’s North Campus, 655 S. 8th St. (off College Street) in Beaumont. IDD Fun Day will be an opportunity for Spindletop Center to celebrate the individuals they serve with IDD and to educate the community about Center programs.

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Chevrolet’s 2017 Cruze

As Chevrolet’s best-selling car, the Cruze features impressive fuel economy averages and for 2017, it is now available as a hatchback as well as a sedan.

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We have reached the third fruit of the Spirit of God, peace, and I can attest to the fact that God is always on time with His messages for us. There has never been a time in my life that I remember more people needing to find peace in their lives, homes, professions, neighborhoods, communities, and yes, though it’s sad to write, their churches. There is such vying for authority, leadership roles, being No. 1, and getting attention that it is a wonder the dear Lord has much room to work in hearts.

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The 2017 Honda Ridgeline is the second generation of Honda’s midsize pickup truck, redesigned from the ground up. With a starting MSRP of $29,475, the all-new 2017 Honda Ridgeline comes in a total of seven trim levels and offers many new features.

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So I hear you’re looking for a new best friend, someone who is a real sweetheart. Well, I might just be who you’re looking for! I can accompany you on your daily walk or jog, and tag along on your weekend hikes. Or how about a new friend for your other dog? I really love to play and cuddle with dogs AND people! My name is Major, I’m a retriever mix who is around 2.5 years old, and I weigh 47 pounds. I’d LOVE to meet you, so please stop by the shelter and ask for me! Major No. 28949

BAS is now open Saturdays from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

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Natalie Sfeir

Natalie Sfeir, a sophomore speech/language pathology major from Beaumont, envisions a future where people with dementia are no longer ostracized for their disease.

“My ultimate goal is to help prevent institutionalization of those with dementia. I want to play a role in providing a better life for them — a life where they can go about doing normal activities, a life where they can remain, to some degree, independent,” she said.

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Nissan’s redesigned Armada

With the introduction of the all-new second-generation Armada full-size SUV, the last piece of Nissan’s transformation of its SUV and crossover lineup falls into place. The 2017 Armada is the largest and most powerful vehicle in the Nissan portfolio, earning it flagship status. Unlike the original Armada, which was based on the Nissan Titan full-size pickup, the new-generation design traces back to Nissan’s popular global vehicle, the Patrol.

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Q. I would like to know if the property manager of an apartment project can refuse to give the tenant the owner’s name if the tenant requests it.

A. According to the Texas Property Code, the landlord or property manager must disclose the name and address of the holder of record title after you request it. If the information is not disclosed, you could be entitled to $100 plus one month’s rent in damages, as well as attorney’s fees and court costs. I suggest you send your request by certified mail.

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