The News

The good times will be rolling at the annual Senior Mardi Gras presented by the Best Years Center on Thursday, Feb. 23, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. inside the Beaumont Civic Center. Seniors are invited to come out and enjoy this fantastic event free of charge.

This popular, daylong festival features entertainment, food, shopping and education with more than 80 vendors on hand who have valuable options for overall healthcare and wellness.

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A film crew from Discovery Channel Canada visited campus recently to capture the progress made by researchers in the Phillip M. Drayer Department of Electrical Engineering on an innovative lionfish-hunting robot.

The segment will air on the channel through Daily Planet, an hour-long science and technology magazine that airs five nights per week nationally, with larger stories exported worldwide. Videos are also posted to social media sites.

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On Feb. 15 at 3:04 p.m., Port Arthur Police Dispatch received a 9-1-1 call in reference to a shooting victim at Prince Hall Village Apartments, 914 W.14th Street, City of Port Arthur spokesperson LaRisa Carpenter said in a release.

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IEA – Inspire, Encourage, Achieve recently honored Winston Brown for his 16 years of service, providing transportation, mentoring and support to hundreds of youth.

IEA hosted the community gathering at Our Mother of Mercy Catholic Church at which IEA participants and their families, as well as community leaders and program volunteers, were recognized.

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The Little Cypress-Mauriceville Education Foundation, Inc. held its annual prize patrol on Feb. 13, and handed out 22 grants, totaling $23,109.47 to staff through the district, according to a release from LCM CSID Community Relations Coordinator Sherry Combs.

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