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At its May 26 meeting, the 10-member Texas State University System Board of Regents approved the official concealed handgun policy for Lamar University students, employees and visitors that will go into effect Aug. 1.

The policy, created to comply with Senate Bill 11 and now posted online, pertains to individuals licensed to carry a handgun under Texas law. The policy addresses concealed carry of handguns only. Open carry of handguns remains unlawful on the LU campus or premises.

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Lloyd “Buddy” Hughes, a 38-year employee of the appraisal district

At the Jefferson County Appraisal District Board of Directors meeting Wednesday, May 25, several concerned citizens, as well as employees of the appraisal district, had their voices heard in the public forum.

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Patricia Adams Collins Lambert

May 26, the U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Texas added another prosecutor to the sentencing case of former Beaumont Independent School District administrators Patricia Adams Collins Lambert and Victoria Steward. According to a filing at the court, Assistant United States Attorney Robert Wells of Tyler was added as co-counsel in the case.

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Crime Stoppers is asking for the public’s assistance in getting dangerous drug dealers and drug users, along with the poisonous products they carry, off the streets. To that end, The Examiner will periodically feature a list of five persons accused of drug-related crimes here in High Five.

“Crime Stoppers and The Examiner are teaming up to fight the drug problem in Southeast Texas,” Beaumont Police Officer Carol Riley of Crime Stoppers said.

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Senior students filled Ozen High School’s Center For Performing Arts recently for a special anti-drug presentation in observance of Global Youth Service Day 2016, collaboratively planned by IEA – Inspire, Encourage, Achieve and Jefferson County Juvenile Probation.

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