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David Pipkins, Mark Vise, Judge Jeff Branick, Gene Arnold, Dr. Peter Hu, Mark Ro

Eight successful alumni returned to campus recently for Lamar University’s annual “A Dinner and Conversation,” a night of networking and career exploration for students with successful alumni in their field of study. Professionals from business, healthcare, engineering, entrepreneurship, legal and theatre each hosted a table at the event held in the University Event Center on the eighth floor of the Mary and John Gray Library.

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A Jefferson County grand jury indicted 44-year-old Humble resident Terrance Claiborne for third-degree felony marijuana possession March 8 following his Jan. 23 arrest, when deputies allegedly discovered bundles of cash and more than five pounds of marijuana in his vehicle during a traffic stop, according to information from the Jefferson County District Attorney's Office.

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A Beaumont woman was indicted for deadly conduct by a Jefferson County grand jury March 8 for allegedly firing a .38-caliber Smith & Wesson multiple times toward her ex-husband who, she told an officer, had "screwed her out of so much," according to a probable cause affidavit for her arrest. Lois Gayle Fontenot, 65, faces third-degree felony charges for the Feb. 7 incident, which she reportedly called "a crazy moment."

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A Jefferson County grand jury indicted a Port Arthur man for deadly conduct March 8 stemming from an August 2016 incident during which police say the man fired recklessly into a crowd of people at an apartment complex, according to information from the Jefferson County District Attorney's Office. 

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Police in Orange are following up on leads and searching for a suspect in a shooting that injured a local man, reports Captain Robert Enmon of the Orange Police Department (OPD).

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