The News

Diego Gomez of Monroe, North Carolina

Sunday, Nov. 26, 2017, at approximately 09:15 am, the Vidor Police Dispatch Center received notification that the Louisiana State Patrol was in pursuit of a black Acura bearing North Carolina license plates at speeds in excess of 100 mph westbound on Interstate 10, according to a VPD press release.

shadow
Jeremy Alm congratulates Destiny Allain on receiving the Trjitzinsky Award.

Lamar senior Destiny Allain of Warren has received the Trjitzinsky Award from the American Mathematical Society in the amount of $3,000. Allain is one of seven recipients in the country to receive this scholarship.

“The scholarship could not have come at a better time,” said Allain. “I was unsure whether I would have been able to pay for my next semester, so it has been a huge blessing.”

shadow
Father Michael Pavez donating $5,000 to Family Services of Southeast Texas

Year after year, St. Michael Mediterranean Festival draws larger and larger crowds. People come from far and wide to enjoy the delicious traditional dishes of the Mediterranean, a colorful bazaar, and mesmerizing performances. Approximately 8,000 people made the ninth annual MedFest a great success.

The festival is about traditions, and one of those traditions has been to give back to the Southeast Texas community.

shadow
Jianna Bajar, Caleb Granger, Eliza Jasani, Amari Rodgers, Luke Sodolak

Monsignor Kelly Catholic High School has announced that freshmen Jianna Bajar, Caleb Granger, Eliza Jasani, Amari Rodgers and Luke Sodolak will represent Kelly at the Youth Leadership Southeast Texas Conference to be held Nov. 16 at Lamar Institute of Technology.

shadow

Jefferson County District Attorney Bob Wortham has a message for unregistered sex offenders looking for a place to hide: stay away from Southeast Texas.

“I really think sexual predators should find somewhere else to go,” Wortham said, adding that unregistered sex offenders in Jefferson County would be prosecuted for failing to register and for failing to change their address within seven days of moving. They face third-degree felony charges and punishment ranging from two to 10 years behind bars.

shadow